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The PADI Open Water eLearner package is for students that wish to complete all of the theory at home online through the PADI Open Water eLearning.
Once a student has completed the PADI eLearning the next step is to start the in-water training. This will involve the confined water training followed by 2 boat trips with 4 open water dives.
We take into consideration the time you spent eLearning and the cost of this portion of the course and we offer the completion of the course at a reduced price from our regular rates.
This schedule is based on guests arriving in the afternoon to Phi Phi Island
Remember, you will need to log into PADI’s website and purchase the PADI Open Water eLearner program directly with PADI as our rates are separate to PADI’s charges.
*Children of 8 -10 years of age may do a Bubblemaker
In order to do a Discover Scuba Diver Program each candidate must complete the medical statement.
A doctor’s certificate is NOT required if the diver can answer ‘NO’ to all of the questions.
A doctors certificate is only required when the candidate can answer ‘YES’ to any item on the statement
Please go this link to download the Medical Statement. If you can answer ‘YES’ to any item please take a copy of this statement and present it to the doctor for him to sign.
There are national park fees for diving or snorkeling at the Phi Phi Islands.
All divers pay the national park rangers stationed at the Phi Phi Island pier before boarding the dive boat. The following fees will apply:
1st Day diving: 400 baht
2nd Day diving: 200 baht
3rd day diving: 200 baht
Non Diver (snorkeler) on dive boat: 400 baht
4th Day diving: 400 baht
5th Day diving: 200 baht
And so on…
For snorkeling trips conducted on longtail boats, national park fees only apply if the guests go onto the beach at the following locations:
If guests do not go onto the beach at these locations they are not required to pay a national park fee.
The PADI Open Water eLearner is for absolute beginners and is conducted over three to four days.
Courses start any day.
The course is split into 3 parts:
Quick Review Quiz
Confined water training
Open water dives
Arrive on Phi Phi Island: 1800 PM: Student registration and Quick Review Quiz
0800 AM – 1200 PM: Confined Water training
1300 PM – 1800 PM: Open Water Dives 1 + 2
0700-1300: Open Water Dives 3 + 4
Quick Review Quizzes are conducted in our air-conditioned classrooms
Confined water training is conducted at the beach
Open water dives are conducted at the Bida islands and Phi Phi Ley Island
Includes: Quick Review Quiz, Full diving equipment, Confined Water Training, 2 boat trips with 4 open water dives, Tea, coffee and water, Lunch and fruit, PADI instructor, Insurance
Pick up service is not included. Guests need to make their own way to our dive center for the trip meeting point.
The Quick Review Quiz is used to assess the student’s understanding of the PADI Open Water eLearner training and will help to reinforce the students knowledge through direct instructor input. The Quick Review Quiz can be conducted anytime either the day before the confined water training (after registration), or in the morning prior to confined water training. However it must completed before any in-water activities.
Confined Water Training means learning to dive in water which is shallow enough to stand up. Our confined water training takes place on the beach in a natural environment. At this point the students will start to develop the skills required to learn to dive. Each skill is carefully explained by the diving instructor and then demonstrated by the instructor, so the student may feel confident that they can perform the skill themselves. Diving skills are developed starting with the easier skills and progress as the student’s confidence and ability progresses. Just like the theory and video sessions, there are 5 confined water training modules.
To complete the course the student must participate in the four open water dives. Open water dives 1 and 2 are conducted on the same day to a maximum depth of 12 meters. Our dive boat ‘Reef Ranger’ travels out to the Bida Islands or Phi Phi Ley island to some of the best dive sites the islands have to offer. Each dive is approximately an hour long and there is a light lunch and refreshments provided between the dives. Open water dives 3 and 4 conclude the course on the last day with a similar program outline as for open water dives 1 and 2.
Upon completion of the PADI Open Water Diver Course, the student is presented with a temporary PADI Open Water Diver card that enables the newly certified diver to participate in any fun dives while waiting for their main dive certificate card to arrive from PADI headquarters.
Must be over the age of 10 years
Must be healthy to dive
Must complete all sections of the course
Must be able to swim 200 meters and float for 10 minutes
Guests should book at least one day prior to the course start
Students are required to complete the PADI Student record File and PADI Medical Statement.
A 10% deposit payment through our website will reserve spaces for this trip
Final payment can be made at the dive center prior to trip departure
In the event that a student cannot complete the course we shall only charge to the portions of the course that have been conducted.
If a student has any medical condition, the student must have a clearance from a doctor prior to being allowed to dive. We recommend the student reads the PADI medical PDF provided below.
If you are not sure, send us an email.
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We are located on Phi Phi Island, which is about 50 kilometers from the mainland.
To dive or snorkel with us you will need to book accommodation on Phi Phi Island.
If you are staying on the mainland it will not be possible to get to and from Phi Phi Island within the same day.