This course can be booked by paying a deposit of 1117.02 THB per person.
The beginners dive course. No previous dive experience is required and upon completion of the course students will be certified to dive to a depth of 18m (60ft) with a dive buddy of equal or higher certification. The certification is valid for the rest of your life, meaning that you can dive with any dive shop, anywhere in the world!
The 3-day OW course guides students through a 3-phase process including Dive theory, shallow water skill work and Open Water experience dives.
Our team is a young, friendly and energetic collection of dive instructors from throughout the world.
Koh Tao offers some of the best diving in the Gulf of Thailand. This, coupled with the crystal clear, calm waters and 365 days of diving every year, make it the worlds best place to learn how to dive.
About Certification :
Here at Roctopus Dive, we prefer teaching RAID.
There are many agencies that can train and certify divers. What you want is an internationally recognised certification that will be accepted at any dive centre, anywhere in the world and be able to continue education with any other agency.
The main 5 agencies are RAID, SSI, PADI, BSAC and TDI, these agencies are all international and all part of the RSTC (recreational scuba training council).
A lot of people will mainly know of PADI and maybe SSI, due to their awesome marketing/advertising as well as being the biggest agencies. Many people think that PADI is the only way, but they are only just another agency and no more recognised than anyone else in the RSTC.
At Roctopus Dive we want to give the best value in our training and are always moving forward with making our training the best for the students and instructors. This meaning using the best teaching systems and equipment for this day and age of diving.
Simply put, whatever certification you receive from us will be valid to use at any dive centre, in any country and you can change to a different agency for the next course after leaving us.
What is included in the tour
- Open Water course e-manual
- Rental Dive equipment
- Dive computer rental
- RAID certification fee
- Dive Logbook
- Free transfer on arrival up to 4pm
No previous dive experience is required and upon completion of the course students will be certified to dive to a depth of 18m (60ft) with a dive buddy of equal or higher certification. The certification is valid for the rest of your life, meaning that you can dive with any dive shop, anywhere in the world!
The Open Water course is a fantastic course designed for beginners. The more comfortable you are in the water, the better, but there is no previous experience required, you just need to pass a 200m swim test, followed by a 10 minute float/tread water.
There are some people that have medical issues that contradict diving. Please read through the medical form attached and inform us if you have any 'YES' answers to the questions. I will then let you know if you are able to dive or whether you will need to get a Doctors note. You do not need to print this form and fill it in or get it signed unless I ask you to.
The price of the Open Water Course includes all equipment, online course materials and your certification. We also have water, tea, coffee, fruit and biscuits for you to enjoy on the dive boat.
We keep our group sizes to 4 students to 1 instructor to ensure your safety, personal instruction and enjoyment.
The schedule for the course is as follows:
Day 1 (2 hrs approx) = 4pm - Meet instructor and other students, Orientation, registration with agency and open course materials (bring smart phone).
Day 2 (Full) = 8 - 10.30 Academics, 11.30 - 4pm Confined water training at our custom built training pool.
Day 3 (Full) = 8 - 10.00 Academics, 11.30 - 4pm Dives 1&2
Day 4 (½ Day) = 6am -11.00 Dives 3 & 4, Midday - Certification! (Then meet again at 7pm to watch the video we made of your group as we celebrate your new certification.)
Terms & Conditions:
If you would like your dives filmed by our in house professional videographer, we offer this service for an additional
Please note that you must leave 18 hours between your last dive and flying on a commercial aircraft.
For this course you need to be:
- A minimum of 10 years old
- Ability to swim 200m un-aided & tread water for 10 minutes
- Good physical health (Those with known medical conditions may need written approval from a dive medic)
- Full refund for cancellations upto10 days from the starting of the course
No refund of deposit for cancellations after less than10 days from the starting of the course
On-spot Payment : No Card Machine available. Though there are ATM's just one minute from the dive shop though, so you do not need to worry about carrying cash around.