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PADI Open Water and Advanced Courses

COURSE DETAILS:

The Open Water Course is a 4 day course or alternatively you can complete the theory for the course online, prior to the start of the course and then it takes 3 days to complete.  The online theory options allow you to complete all the theory for the course in your own time and save you spending a day of your holiday in our classroom.

If you opt for the 4 day course, you spend 2 days covering theory and swimming pool training and then 2 days making your open water dives.

If you opt for the 3 day course, day 1 covers a quick theory review and the swimming pool training and then days 2 and 3 are for the open water dives.

During the pool sessions you will learn all the required dive skills that will make you a safe and competent diver – you will be repeating some of these skills during your open water dives too.

For the Open Water Course you are also required to complete 2 stamina tests in the pool – a 10 minute float and a 200m non stop swim – so you do need to be able to swim to take the course.

Your 4 open water training dives are made over 2 days and as I mentioned above you then repeat some of the skills from the pool during these dives, but also then have time to just enjoy the diving also.

Our ratio of students to instructor for the course is just 2:1

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be certified to dive to a maximum depth of 18m in dive conditions similar to those in which you trained, with a certified buddy and independently of a PADI dive professional.

ONLINE THEORY:

If you do choose to take the 3 day option and complete the theory before arrival on Samui, please let us know and we can run you through the various options available for laptop /iPads etc and give you the link through our website where you can sign up.

DIVING AND FLYING:

When planning when in your holiday when to dive, it is important to remember that you must leave an 18 hour interval after your last dive, before you are able to fly.  With our schedule this means that you are not able to fly until 10:00 am the next day after your final dive.

DIVE EQUIPMENT:

Full equipment rental is included for each option and comprises of high specification Scubapro T Force BCD’s  and Scubapro MK11 regulators – we renew our gear every 2 years and took in new stock BCD’s and regulators this year. In addition we provide boots and open back fins for comfort rather than standard closed dive fins.

SERVICE:

The twin engine speedboats gets us to the dive sites quickly and allows us to avoid the crowds. For safety and comfort we limit the number of dive customers on the boat to just ten if we have divers only on the boat or 12 if we have a combination of divers and snorkelers.  Full details of  our boat and the dive sites that we visit can be found on our website.

For the Open Water Course we can take to you to Koh Tao and Sail Rock for your training dive.  Location will be dependent on our dive boat schedule and also suitable conditions at the time.

Schedules for actual dive days are as follows:-


KOH TAO – 2 DIVES

Depart: 08:00

Journey Time: 90 minutes

Return to Samui: 15:00 – 15:30


SAIL ROCK – 2 DIVES

Depart: 07:20

Journey Time: 60 minutes

Return to Samui: 12:30 – 13:00

Pick up times each day will vary depending on your resort location on the island and dive sites for the day.


MEDICAL STATEMENT:

Before starting any PADI course or experience programme you are required to complete the PADI medical statement – I have attached a copy for you to look through. If you need to answer ‘YES’ to any of the questions, you would need to see a doctor to confirm that it is safe for you to dive and the doctor would need to sign side 2 of the form stating this.  We would need the original copy of the medical for our files if either of you are required to see a doctor.

COSTS:
4 Day Open Water Course – B 18,500 per person

3 Day Open Water Course – Online Theory Fees – A$ 189 – this fee is payable directly to PADI and is in addition to our course fees

PADI Open Water Course 3 days with Online Theory already completed – B 17,000 per person

The above costs are inclusive of all transfers to/from your resort, all equipment rental, comprehensive dive insurance, certification fees for the course, all required PADI materials, logbooks, all refreshments on boat days, towels etc.  There are no additional costs to pay.

The Advanced Course is a 2 day course and you complete 5 dives over the 2 days.  Compulsory dives are the Deep Dive and the Navigation Dive and you then choose 3 other dives from the many in the Adventures in Diving manual.  There are certain dives we are unable to complete here because of the nature of our dive sites eg – Drift Dive – below is the complete list of the dives that we can do:-

Deep Dive
Navigation Dive
AWARE Fish Identification
Boat Dive
Multilevel/Computer Dive
Peak Performance Buoyancy
Underwater Naturalist
Digital Underwater Photography  – additional fee applies
Wreck Dive – only available if dive conditions are favourable to visit the site
Enriched Air Nitrox – additional fee applies

The theory for the Advanced Course consists of reading the chapters in the Adventures in Diving Manual for the dives you have chosen to make and then completing the knowledge review at the end of each chapter. Your instructor will then run through these reviews with you.

Diving and Flying:

When planning when in your holiday when to dive, it is important to remember that you must leave an 18 hour interval after your last dive, before you are able to fly.  With our schedule this means that you are not able to fly until 10:00 am the next day after your final dive.  We usually encourage customers to plan their diving towards the beginning of your holiday as this allows you time to have a break in the course if you would like, or to make additional dives after you have finished your course.

Dive Equipment:

Full equipment rental is included for each option and comprises of high specification Scubapro T Force BCD’s  and Scubapro MK11 regulators – we renew our gear every 2 years and took in new stock BCD’s and regulators this year. In addition we provide boots and open back fins for comfort rather than standard closed dive fins.

Medical Statement:

Before starting any PADI course or experience programme you are required to complete the PADI medical statement – I have attached a copy for you to look through. If you need to answer ‘YES’ to any of the questions, you would need to see a doctor to confirm that it is safe for  you to dive and they would need to sign side 2 of the form stating this.  We would need the original copy of the medical for our files if you are required to see a doctor.

Our Service:

We have our own dive speedboat which gets us to the dive sites quickly and allows us to avoid the crowds. For safety and comfort we limit the number of dive customers on the boat to just ten if we have divers only on the boat or 12 if we have a combination of divers and snorkelers.  Full details of our boat and the dive sites that we visit can be found on our website. We endeavour to take you to Koh Tao for one of the days and Sail Rock for the other.

Costs:

2 Day Advanced Open Water Course – B 17,000 per person

If you choose the Nitrox Dive an additional fee of B 3,500 applies as additional PADI materials are required, but you also receive the speciality certification for this choice also.  The above costs are inclusive of all transfers to/from your resort each day, all equipment rental, comprehensive dive insurance, certification fees for the course, all required PADI materials, logbooks, all refreshments on boat days, towels etc.  There are no additional costs to pay.

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