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Open Water Course

Pattaya PADI Open Water course 

Pattaya PADI Open Water Diver course: Your PADI Open Water course is the first step into the fascinating underwater world that is called scuba diving. On the course we can take you to the Pattaya coral islands on our 12-meter speedboat and have fun exploring the coral reefs and turn you into a scuba diver, beware it can become addictive. We also do 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 meters. 

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. 

Why do your open water course with us? 

Along with our partner company Real Divers, we are the only dive centers in Pattaya that run their trips from our 12-meter speedboat “Reef Seeker” which means no early starts and no late finishes. We start our courses at 9.30am and finish at 2.30pm. It only takes us 15 minutes to get to the dive sites and you have about an hour on each one of the 4 open water dives. 

Every student on our Open water course gets a rental dive computer which enhances safety and is a mandatory piece of equipment for every open water student not just their instructor. You will learn more about dive computers and timing devices on the course and why each diver must have one on the diver. 

We will help you enjoy this course by making it fun as you learn about the underwater world and the planning that goes into a dive as you become a confident scuba diver. 

The PADI Open water course consists of three stages: 

  • 1. Knowledge Development: with PADI e-learning  
  • 2. Confined water training: you will practice the basic scuba diving skills in the swimming pool. 
  • 3. Open Water diving: where you will be 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, you get to study online in your own time and at your own pace before the course start date. 

I can send you for a free introduction sample of PADI e-learning which explains how to use PADI e-learning. Send me an email at and I can then send you this. 

PADI e-Learning has videos and diagrams and small quizzes to help you retain the knowledge. Most divers complete the knowledge between 8 to 15 hours so it’s best not to leave it to the last moment to sign up, the exam is also completed online. 

Then when you turn up to the dive center there is only the pool and the ocean training to complete. 

 Pool Training 

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 for the ocean. 

The way it works in the pool is we will have 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.  

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. 

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 colorful 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 meters and dives 3 and 4 max depth 18 meters. 

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

The course has a total of four dives, two dives per sea day. 

Pattaya PADI Open Water course 


Because of Covid 19 we have had to change a few things to our normal trips. We can no longer do pick up/drop off from hotels but we can arrange a private taxi to take you to and back from the dive center. We do also have private Open water courses where we can teach in English, Thai and Chinese with group discounts.  

PADI Open Water Course Prices (no hidden costs) 

PADI Open water Budget Course Package 14,500B 
PADI PDF e-manual (no video) 
Pool Session 
Speedboat trip plus 4 ocean dives 
Rental Dive equipment 
Rental Dive computer 
PADI Open water Deluxe Course Package 15,500B 
PADI e-learning (with video) 
Pool Session 
Speedboat trip plus 4 ocean dives 
Rental Dive equipment 
Rental Dive computer 
PADI Open water & Advanced course Gold Package 25,500B 
PADI PDF e-manuals 
Pool Session 
Speedboat trip plus 9 ocean dives 
Rental Dive equipment 
Rental Dive computer 
PADI Advanced Open water course 

     Private courses      Open water &   Advanced courses  

To Book and more information email 

We can teach in English, Thai and Chinese and have group discounts, let us know how many people and give us an email for the price. 

The difference between PADI e-learning and the PADI pdf manual is the PADI e-learning has video’s included whereas the pdf is just an online e-manual. Both systems you complete the knowledge reviews, quizzes and exams online so when you turn up for training you can complete the open water course in 3 days. We will need a 5,000 Baht deposit for the PADI e-learning and booking which can either be paid at the dive center or bank transfer, PayPal etc. for this. 

Pattaya PADI Open Water course 

We can be flexible with scheduling, but trips are subject to weather and sea conditions for safety reasons. 

PHONE: Dive Shop – 038-232-476 

Neil – 087-602-1411                 


Kat – 093-594-9191 

Contact details plus map to the dive center 

How to book and Cancellation policy; 100% deposit refund if the day is red-flagged by the coast guard because of sea conditions, this doesn’t happen too many times in the year.  

Contact details 

Directions to the dive center in Thai show a taxi driver. ซอยโรงแรมเวลคัม2 จอมเทียน ถนน เลียบชายหาดจอมเทียน ระหว่างซอย 11-12 

IMPORTANT: If you are doing 2 dives in a day you will need 18 hours after your last dive before flying for safety reasons and 12 hours after 1 dive. If in doubt e-mail us.