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PADI Open Water Scuba Diver Course Phuket

The PADI Open Water course with Aussie Divers Phuket is an excellent way to experience the wonders of scuba diving while learning the necessary skills and safety techniques from experienced instructors.

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Get Certified: Take the PADI Open Water Scuba Diver Course!

Taking your PADI Open Water course in Phuket is the first step into the wondrous and fascinating world that is scuba diving. if you speak to anyone who is already a certified diver and they will tell you that they don’t just like scuba diving…… they love it!

Your PADI Open Water course in Phuket won’t just be a training course, it will be an experience, an adventure, and will open up a whole new world to you.

The PADI Open Water course is the world’s most popular scuba diving course. PADI, or the Professional Association of Diving Instructors, is widely recognized as the world leaders in scuba diving training. With over 50 years of experience, PADI has trained millions of divers worldwide and has set the industry standards for scuba diving education, safety, and environmental conservation.

Where to begin

If you have always wanted to be a certified diver but did not know where to begin then for a limited time we are offering the PADI Online Introductory Course for FREE!

Simply contact us and please include the code: FreePADI

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What is Involved

The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:

1. The theory for the PADI Open Water course can now be completed online prior to the first day of your course in Phuket. Completing the theory will give you an understanding of basic principles and safety aspects of scuba diving. Having all of the theory finished prior to the first day will also save you 4-6 hours of classroom time, letting you spend more time & focus on skill development.

2. Pool sessions of the PADI Open Water course are an essential component of scuba diving skill development. This typically involves five separate pool dives, with each session focused on specific skills that students need to master before moving on to open water dives. During the pool sessions, students will learn essential skills such as breathing underwater, clearing their mask, and regulating buoyancy. There are approximately 40 skills that students need to learn, and instructors will ensure that students feel comfortable and confident performing each skill before moving on to the next. The controlled environment of the pool provides an excellent opportunity for students to build their scuba diving skills in a safe and comfortable setting.

3. The open water dives are a crucial aspect of the PADI Open Water course, as they allow students to apply the skills they learned during the pool sessions in a real-world setting. To become certified, students must complete a minimum of four training dives, where they will have the opportunity to explore the underwater world and discover the beauty of the ocean. During these dives, students will practice skills such as navigation, buoyancy control, and safety procedures while diving with their instructor. The open water dives provide an excellent opportunity for students to gain practical experience, build their confidence, and develop a deeper appreciation for the underwater world.

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The minimum age for the PADI certification is 10 years old, kids aged 10 – 15 will receive the PADI Junior Open Water certification, and over the age of 15 will then be the PADI Open Water certificate.

**Please note that you will need to know how to swim for 200 meters (any stroke) or swim with a mask, fin, and snorkel (300m) as well as float/tread water for 10 minutes. This is mandatory to pass the course**

The Fun Part

The fun part about this course is . . . well, just about all of it because learning to dive is incredible. You breathe underwater for the first time (something you’ll never forget) and learn what you need to know to become a certified diver.

During the course in Phuket, you’ll make at least five pool dives and at least four (possibly six) dives at local dive sites under the supervision of your PADI Instructor. Dive sites visited around Phuket will be the popular training grounds of Racha Yai and Racha Noi followed by Phi Phi and Shark Point.

My 16yo daughter wanted to learn to dive on our recent holiday in Phuket. You hear the stories of bad experiences so we did our research and ended up choosing Aussie Divers. As a parent, I could not have asked for a better option – their service and support staff, and the whole experience from initial discussions to our final dive days were really top shelf. Darrel S – Brisbane, Australia

The Scuba Gear You Use

In the PADI Open Water Diver course, you learn to use basic scuba gear including a dive computer and standard accessories. Phuket’s warm climate and waters make it a perfect training environment, no need for thick and cumbersome wetsuits. Mostly we use 3mm short wetsuits however some wear not wetsuits at all opting for shorts and a rash guard.

Top quality rental equipment will be supplied throughout this course free of charge. We mostly use Scubapro which is recognised as one of the leading brands of scuba diving equipment in the world. If you wish to purchase your own equipment contact Aussie Divers Phuket for all your equipment needs.

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The Learning Materials You Need

PADI offers a variety of home-study materials for the Open Water Diver course. Aussie Divers Phuket now offer the PADI digital (Online PDF Manual) at no extra cost as a part of their course prices. Really, who wants to be studying whilst on holidays, the full PADI Online eLearning is also available upon request, Have a look at these PADI Online products.

PADI’s Open Water Diver materials cover what you need to know about basic scuba diving skills, terminology and safety procedures. For each concept you’ll read a description and watch a video demonstration. Then you’ll jump in the pool (or pool-like environment) to practice these skills with your instructor. Later, as a certified diver, use the course materials as a reference guide for future diving adventures and to review what you learned.

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Start Now

You don’t have to wait until you are in Phuket to get started. You can begin with PADI eLearning and the PADI Open Water Diver Course Online and you can begin now! The PADI Open Water Diver Course Online lets you learn the background information you need before each dive at your own pace through friendly, interactive learning.

Budget Package Basic Package Deluxe Package Gold Package – Private Tuition
3 Days 3 Days 3 Days 3 Days
4 Dives 5 Dives 6 Dives 6 Dives
Includes Theory & Pool and 4 Boat dives all Racha Yai Island Only*
*subject to availablity
Includes Theory & Pool and 5 Boat dives Racha Yai Island (2) and Phi Phi/Shark Point (3) Includes Theory & Pool and 6 Boat dives to Racha Yai/Racha Noi (3) Island and Phi Phi/Shark Point (3) Includes Theory & Pool and 6 Boat dives to Racha Yai/Racha Noi (3) Island and Phi Phi/Shark Point (3) with private instructor – Not Available 15th December – 15th January
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So What are you waiting for?

Don’t be a spectator in life, contact Aussie Divers today and give scuba diving a try, see for yourself why thousands of people scuba dive Phuket every month and come back every year for more!

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