PADI Open Water

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Real Divers Pattaya PADI Open water course www.divingthailand.com

The PADI Open Water course is the first PADI course and is for people that would like to learn to dive and get a licensed certification.

On the course we take you to the Pattaya coral islands on our 12 metre speedboat and have fun exploring the coral reefs and train you to be a scuba diver, beware it can become addictive. We also run Private PADI Open water courses with group discounts.

On completion of the course you will be able to plan dives with another certified diver independent of any dive professionals to a maximum depth of 18 metres.

Speedboat Schedule with PADI e-learning completed

  • DAY 1…Pool    9.30am – 2.30pm. learning the essential skills of how to be a diver.
  • DAY 2…Ocean 9.30am – 2.30pm. 2 open water dives and dive planning.
  • DAY 3…Ocean 9.30am – 2.30pm. 2 open water dives and dive planning.

Pattaya PADI Open Water course

The PADI Open water course consists of three stages:

1. Knowledge Development: with PADI e-learning 

2. Swimming pool or confined water training: you will practice the basic scuba diving skills in the swimming pool.

3. Open Water diving: where you will putting the knowledge and skills that you learnt to 4 fun coral reef dives at the Pattaya coral islands.

Knowledge development

We will send you the PADI e-Learning so you get to study online in your own time and at your own pace before the course start date.

If you would like I can send you for a free introduction sample of PADI elearning which explains how to use PADI elearning. Send me an email realdiverspattayathailand@gmail.com and I can then send you this.

PADI e-learning has video’s and diagrams and small quizzes to help you retain the knowledge. Most divers complete the knowledge between 8 to 12 hours so it’s best not to leave it to the last moment to sign up, the exam is also completed online.

Pool Training

The pool training starts with a small swimming test to check that you are able to swim and maintain yourself in the water.

Then it is time to set up your scuba gear and get in the water. Your PADI instructor will first demonstrate the skills for you and then have you complete the skill, you will be given as many attempts as you need to master the skills and most are pretty simple. 

The pool training teaches you the skills you will need for scuba diving such as breathing, finning action, buoyancy skills, mask, regulator skills and out of air drills. When you have become proficient and mastered the skills you are now ready to go and explore the coral reefs.

Ocean Diving

Now it is time to do what you came here to do, dive in the ocean. The following 2 days are fun days out on our 12-metre speedboat at the Pattaya coral islands exploring the coral reefs.

Now you get to use the knowledge and skills you have learnt and use them on the dives you will be planning. On the dives we will explore the reef which is full of colourful fish and marine life, you have a great chance of seeing large hawkbill turtles as the Pattaya reefs are renowned for them.

Your first 2 dives with the Instructor are to a maximum of 12 metres and dives 3 and 4 max depth 18 metres.

On the dives you have the chance of seeing angelfish, butterflyfish, pufferfish, stingrays, and large turtles these are seen on almost every dive.

If you would like to carry on your training your next course is the PADI Advanced open water course where you get to dive the shipwrecks HTMS Khram, HTMS Kood and the HTMS Mataphon all ex US Naval ships. Thje Advanced course takes only 2 days to complete.

PADI Open Water Course Prices (no hidden costs)

PADI Open water Budget Course Package 14,000B
PADI PDF e-manual (no video)
Pool Session
Speedboat trip plus 4 ocean dives
Certification
Rental Dive equipment
Rental Dive computer
Lunch/snacks/drinks

PADI Open water Deluxe Course Package 15,000B
PADI e-learning (with video)
Pool Session
Speedboat trip plus 4 ocean dives
Certification
Rental Dive equipment
Rental Dive computer
Lunch/snacks/drinks

PADI Open water & Advanced course Gold Package 25,000B
PADI PDF e-manuals
Pool Session
Speedboat trip plus 9 ocean dives
Certification
Rental Dive equipment
Rental Dive computer
Lunch/snacks/drinks
PADI Advanced Open water course

To Book and more information email realdiverspattayathailand@gmail.com

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