PADI Scuba Diver: 9,500 THB
First of all, are you short on time or money to learn to Scuba Dive? And consequently, can't afford the PADI Open Water Diver Course? Not sure how often you will get the chance to scuba dive after you leave Phuket? Then the PADI Scuba Diver could be just the thing for you!
Because the PADI Scuba Diver course is a pre-entry level certification it is a perfect option for holiday makers short on time or money to take instead of the full PADI Open Water Course. The 2 day PADI Scuba Diver course covers almost all of the PADI Open Water Diver course. What it doesn’t really cover is Dive Planning. This is in, other words how to work out how long you can remain underwater and how deep you can go.
As a result this course qualifies you to dive under the supervision of a PADI Divemaster, although you can upgrade to full Open Water at any time in the future.
Time for you to start to learn to dive on the PADI Scuba Diving Course ...
- Duration: 2 days 2-3 dives
- Pre-requisites: Able to swim & completed Diving Medical
- Minimum Age: 10 years old
- Digital/Online Study: Yes
- Availability: Daily
- Group Size: 4:1
- Personal Tuition of 1:1 is available
The PADI Scuba Diver course is a simple 2 Day PADI Scuba Diving Course. Once completed it allows you to dive with a PADI Pro to a depth not greater than 12 m.
The course covers the main topics and skills of the PADI Open Water Diver Course. Therefore perfect for those who wish to learn to scuba dive but do not have the time to complete the full 4 day PADI Open Water Course. Or for those who probably will always want to scuba dive with a dive guide under supervision.
In addition it is also GREAT for those who want to take things slowly. And of course, for those on holiday and are perhaps short of time. In fact, if you find out you love it (because we are sure you will!) don't worry. You can, as a result of taking this course, upgrade to full PADI Open Water Diver. Most of all it can be done in just a couple of days anytime in the future, anywhere in the world!
This PADI Scuba Diving Course is broken into 3 simple parts:
Classroom: You also begin the PADI Scuba Diver course the same as the PADI Open Water Diver Course. This consists of reading the first 3 Chapters of the PADI Open Water Diver manual (either Touch, Digital, eLearning or paper versions.) As you read through each Chapter you will see some simple quizzes throughout each. This is to help judge how much you have learnt. In addition you will also watch the DVD either before you arrive or on your first day.
You will see that The PADI Scuba Diver course also introduces you to the basic knowledge required for scuba diving and to understand scuba diving equipment. And, not surprisingly there is also some simple but important safety information. This probably takes 1-3 hours depending on how much preparation you have done.
PADI has been developing its library of Scuba Diving Digital products and consequently now give a variety of exciting options. In our opinion, the most noteworthy is the Open Water Touch which is designed for tablets / smart phones. You can also choose from digital manuals and online study called eLearning and much more.
Whichever you choose is included in your PADI Scuba Diver Course price at no additional cost.
The Confined Water Dives: Now the fun starts! The Pool Dives are done in a purpose-built scuba diving training pool. This was specially designed to have the depths we need to train you properly. In this portion of the course you will learn the basic skills from Chapters 1-3 of your Open Water manual. We start you off in the pool as it allows you to comfortably learn the skills in a controlled environment. Therefore, there are no outside factors such as visibility and current. As a result once you are happy with that, we can move into the dives in the Andaman Sea.
For example you will learn skills like Mask Clearing for when you get a little bit of water is your mask. Also how you clear the regulator you breathe through of water if needed. Also how to control your movement underwater which we call “Buoyancy Control.” There around 20 simply skills like this in total.
Open Water Dives: Now the fun really starts! The PADI Scuba Diver course has 1 day out on the dive boat. Here you will complete scuba dives Open Water Dives 1 & 2 from the PADI Open Water Diver Course. On these dives, you will run through the same scuba diving skills taught in the pool. However, you are learning them differently. You are now showing your Instructor that you are comfortable doing them in a real environment. Along with the skills you will be doing an actual scuba dive on the awesome reefs. This will most likely be at the Racha Yai and / or Racha Noi dive sites. This is what you came to do – DIVE! And witness the wonderful and mysterious underwater world.
So now you have taken your PADI Scuba Diver Course and if you are anything like us, we know you want more!
The next logical step would be to continue and upgrade to full PADI Open Water Diver Certification. And the good news is that you can so this at any time in the future. There is no time limit.
Being a certified PADI Scuba Diver means you have completed Chapters 1-3 of the PADI Open Water Diver manual. And Confined Water Dives 1-3 and Open Water Dives 1-2. So this means the only thing left to complete is Chapters 4 & 5 in the classroom. And Confined Water Dives 4 & 5 and Open Water Dives 3 & 4.
You will then be the proud owner of a Full PADI Open Diver License Certification! And ready to go scuba diving anywhere in the world. You can also continue your education with the Advanced Open Water Diver Course and / or PADI Specialty Diver Courses.
Now GO DIVE ...
Best PADI Scuba Diving Course Prices
Scuba Diver Course Pricing Options
|Included: PADI course materials (paper or digital), PADI certification fees, Boat fees, Lunch on land and lunch and breakfast on the boat, drinking water, tea, coffee, equipment rental (if needed) and round trip hotel transfer from Patong, Kata, Karon, Chalong to the boat and back.|
|1 day out on the boat||2 Dives||9,500 THB|
|One extra Dive||3 Dives||10,500 THB|
|Private Course||1:1 Tuition||Add 2000 THB|
|Special Discount available for two or more people booking together|