What is The PADI Open Water Diver Course?

The PADI open water diver course is the best way to get dive certified in the world! A proven diver learning system that has seen millions learn to dive, becoming PADI Open Water Divers. Pattaya, in Thailand, is a great choice for scuba diver training! Our PADI instructors have 1000s of dives each, and their expertise will help you learn to dive in Pattaya in a safe, fun, and easy way. You will learn dive theory and water skills as you master all safety procedures during your first scuba diving lessons. When you learn to dive in Pattaya, it trains you to dive in warm tropical waters, whilst you achieve the famous PADI qualified diver benchmark of achievement. This open water course gets you a lifetime dive license without prior training or experience and opens the door to the next level diver qualification, PADI Advanced Open Water Diver

What Does It Mean To Me?

Pattaya Dive Center offers one of the best PADI open water courses in Pattaya. Once complete, you will be a PADI open water diver, which means you will be fully trained and qualified to join fun diving trips and dive to 18m deep with a dive buddy independently or with a guide, anywhere in the world. Our Pattaya open water course ensures you gain the necessary skills.

Open Water Course Training Overview:

The PADI Open Water course is self-study with instructor development. Before you learn to dive in Pattaya You study the basics before the course begins and then your instructor can focus on developing your area of weakness or misunderstanding. When you sign up to your dive course with us we will send you your selected pre-course study Material access.  eLearning or e-learning Premium. Minimize sitting inside doing classwork and maximize your time in the water training!

EXPLORING The PADI Open water course!


You have different PADI eLearning options to complete your dive theory knowledge and academics.

Learn the facts and concepts needed to prepare you for PADI courses confined and open water dives. Watch all the training videos at home about learning to dive and the world of scuba diving* (Premium only). Take progressive self-quizzes and exams to test yourself. Save yourself holiday time and get straight into the fun part… the water!



Open Water Training Swimming Pool Training Boat Training


The confined water pool sessions consist of 5 skill sessions taught in a swimming pool or the shallow sandy area of a near island beach. This beginner diving course will teach you the necessary skills and safety procedures to be able to go onto the open water.

Important performance requirement: Watermanship tests during this session will assess and evaluate your ability to perform a 10mins float test and either a 200m unassisted continuous swim or a 300m assisted swim using mask, fins, and snorkel. If you are a non-swimmer, you can still learn to dive by completing the PADI Scuba diver course, allowing you to dive to 12m under the direct guidance of a PADI pro until you have mastered your swimming.



Here is where you will put the theory and the shallow water training into practice. The PADI open water diver course ocean sessions consist of two surface sessions and four ocean dives at a local Pattaya Island coral reef. Here is where you will be able to rehearse some training and enjoy some fun diving. During this, you will also be getting comfortable with the ocean whilst scuba diving around Thailand’s beautiful reefs.


Complete all three parts comfortably, and you will complete your PADI open water diver Pattaya Dive Center style!

What is E-Learning No Videos? (Click To Read)

The PADI Open water Diver Course eLearning is an online version of the original open water diver manual recreated into a eLearning program without Videos.

This allows you to read, learn and test yourself before you arrive for water training. Only a quick review exam if required to complete your academic training.

What is Premium E-Learning Inc Videos? (Click To Read)

The PADI Open water Diver Course eLearning Premium is the same eLearning program as above however it includes training videos.

Please state your desired learning option when booking your scuba diving lesson with us.

Course Schedule / Duration:

  • Course training is schedules around 3 days from 8:30am till 5pm.
  • One to four students for all classroom, pool and open water sessions.

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Certification Requirements:

Minimum age 10 with ability to follow simple instructions, leading to you showing control, comfort and mastery in your dive skills. A 200m swim unaided without stopping is also required with a float for 10 mins.


Inclusive of full scuba diving equipment,
2 boat trips including lunch / refreshments
Includes a free diver log book

Single Person Booking Course

  1. PADI e-Learning (No Videos) + certification fee = 14,990 baht
  2. Premium PADI e-Learning (Inc Videos) + Certification fee = 17,800 baht
  3. Option 3- Group Bookings – Contact For Information