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Underwater image of two scuba divers and instructor providing assistance. PADI Open Water Diver Course in Krabi, Thailand.

Start Your Scuba Diving Journey in Ao Nang, Krabi

Our PADI Open Water Course offers an exciting opportunity for all, whether you’re already familiar with scuba diving or if this will mark your first underwater adventure. Upon course completion, you’ll get certified to dive up to a depth of 18 metres with a dive buddy of equal or higher certification. Your PADI Open Water Diver certification is valid for a lifetime, granting you access to dive with any dive shop, anywhere in the world. Throughout the course, you’ll develop into a confident and skilled diver, mastering the ability to assemble and use scuba gear effectively. You’ll gain essential skills in buoyancy management, allowing you to explore the underwater world with precision. As an eco-focused company, our program also teaches new divers respect for marine life, how to approach it with care and consideration, and how to make sustainable choices as a diver, both underwater and in daily life.

Become an Open Water Diver in Three Days

Before starting your Open Water Course in Ao Nang, you need to study basic dive theory online via PADI e-learning. Going through the e-learning takes approximately 10-15 hours and to make your course as smooth as possible, we highly recommend studying before arriving in Krabi. The practical training will happen over the course of three days, with hands-on shallow water skill development in a swimming pool, followed by Open Water experience dives at the exciting dive sites of Phi Phi and Ao Nang. The course is a comprehensive journey that equips you with the skills and knowledge to confidently explore the underwater world. Diving conditions in the Krabi area are mild and our group sizes are small, making it a perfect place to learn how to dive. 

Are you ready to dive in? Book your PADI Open Water Dive course now!

Open Diver Course Requirements

You need to be able to float 10 minutes and comfortably swim 200 metres (300m with mask, snorkel and fins) to enrol in the PADI Open Water Course.

10 years or older.

Medically fit to dive.

Please check basic health requirements here.

Course Schedule

Open Water Courses start on Mondays and Thursdays.

  • Independent study of PADI Open Water E-learning.
  • E-learning needs to be finished before entering the pool on Day 1. The estimated completion time is 10-15 hours.
  • Pickup from your hotel in the morning
  • Transfer to the pool
  • Confined Water Dives 1-5
  • Snacks
  • Drop off at your hotel in the afternoon
  • Pickup from your hotel in the morning
  • Transfer to the pier in air-conditioned minivan
  • Open Water Dive 1 
  • Open Water Dive 2
  • Lunch onboard
  • Boat returns to the pier in the early afternoon
  • Drop off at your hotel
  • Pickup from your hotel in the morning
  • Transfer to the pier in air-conditioned minivan
  • Open Water Dive 3
  • Open Water Dive 4
  • Lunch onboard
  • Boat returns to the pier in the early afternoon
  • Drop off at your hotel

Please note that Open Water Courses are run both in Ao Nang Local islands and Phi Phi, depending on the trips of the day.

What's Included

*Please note there is an extra fee for pick ups/drop offs to Khlong Muang, Tub Kaek and any other location outside the main Ao Nang area. Check on our prices page.

Our pricing does not include the requisite national park fees that must be paid directly onboard. Check our prices on the pricing page.

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