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PADI open water diver course

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    What to Expect
    The PADI touch course is a new product from PADI that make the dive theory very easy and leaves more free time for you on your vacation.  the PADI touch course is a downloadable app which works on all Apple and android devices.  After you book, we will send you a code and instructions and you can start working on your theory from your home in advance or even on the long, boring plane ride to Koh Samui.  This would eliminate most of the classroom portion of your course and allow you to complete the course in less than 3 full days.

    On your first day of the course you will start in the morning and your dive instructor will do a review with you of your theory and then you will get acquainted with the equipment with the instructor and then off the the fun part of the course.

    At this point you will do your confined water training with one of our instructors in one of our pools here onsite at the Amari hotel. You can complete all of your confined water training in one day or split it up into two short days if you prefer.

    In your confined water dives you will learn all you need to know in how to use scuba equipment and be able to handle yourself under water as well as being prepared for any situation in the open water. We prefer to take a little more time with you in the pool so that you are 100% comfortable when you go diving in the open water. Not only will you learn a lot, you will a have a lot of fun swimming around under water.

    The final two days of the course consist of your open water boat dives. This is the reason your doing the course for anyway, right? The open water portion of the course consists of 4 open water dives over two days where you will perform various dive skills both under water and at the surface to make sure that you are a competent and safe diver. We split the skills over 4 dives so that you only are doing a few skills each dive and get to spend the majority of your time diving with your instructor and exploring the underwater world.

    Your first open water day will start with us picking you up at your hotel approximately 7:10am. We will take you to the boat pier where you will meet up with your instructor and set up your equipment on the boat. The boat ride to Koh Tao will take approximately 1:15 minutes and upon arrival there you will do your first dive in one of the shallow bays of Koh Tao. In-between dives you will enjoy some lunch and rest up for your second dive. After your second dive the boat will return to Koh Samui and usually returns about 3:00 pm.

    Your second day of open water training will start again with a pickup at 7:10. Depending on the dive site that we go to for your 3rd and 4th dive the boat ride will be anywhere form 45-80 minutes. You will do your two completion or “graduation dives” with lunch in between again and will return to Koh Samui between 1:15 and 3:30.
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    Departure Point
    Discovery Divers Pier in Bangrak
    3 days
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Professional guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Bottled water
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
    • Diving within 18 hours of flying is not recommended. All participants will be required to complete a health questionnaire prior to diving. Some pre-existing medical conditions (eg asthma, heart conditions, etc) may prevent you from diving, please consult your doctor
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 29 August 2019

    Filip was an absolutely AMAZING instructor. My first time diving experience wouldn’t have been the same without him! I felt safe, calm and loved every second. Me & my boyfriend will 100% be coming back to Koh Samui to dive as soon as possible! The...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Billibaker10
    Eric V, General Manager at Discovery Dive Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2019

    Wow, have to say we are truly feeling the love here :) Congratulations on becoming Padi Open Water certified divers and thank you for the kind words. Filip is indeed an amazing instructor along with the rest of our superb team. We look forward to...More

    Reviewed 17 July 2019

    We took our Padi Open water diving course at this diving center. The shop was just across the road from our hotel (Amari) so this was very convenient. We had booked the course from home and taken all the theory online. When we came to...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank johnoscarness
    Reviewed 14 May 2019

    I started my PADI Open water course at the pool with Filip, he taught me the very basics necessary to participate. Wetsuit on and equipment setup, it was time to get into the pool. We started with some breathing exercises, and basic swimming techniques. Filip...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank waynebrown87
    Eric V, General Manager at Discovery Dive Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2019

    Congratulations Wayne, on completing your Padi Open Water course with Discovery Divers, welcome to the family :) We are so happy that you enjoyed your course and love the feedback regarding Filip and the rest of the staff. Filip is very dedicated to his work...More

    Reviewed 8 May 2019 via mobile

    First time I tried discovery scuba diving. That was absolutely exiting experience , I was scared of diving for a long time and glad I met instructor Russel who showed me that underwater life is so beautiful and diving is so much fun . After...More

    Thank yekaterinak2014
    Eric V, General Manager at Discovery Dive Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2019

    Thank you for taking the time to post your review. Happy to read that you had an amazing experience with your first dives with Discovery divers. The Discover scuba is a great option for those who wish to test scuba diving out before committing to...More

    Reviewed 25 April 2019 via mobile

    My son Rasmus, 12 years old, did his 'Junior Open Water' with Dive Instructor Filip Masar, and we have been extremly happy and satisfied with the very good service we have been provided with throughout the three days we have been doing the dive cource....More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank Maja Dyhr Dyrbe... K
    Eric V, General Manager at Discovery Dive Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2019

    Thank you Maja and Rasmus for your very kind words. We are so happy that Rasmus gained his Junior Open water certification with us. I will be sure to share this review with Filip who is becoming a rising star here :) We very much...More

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    • Duration: 3 days
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