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If you are already a PADI Scuba Diver, you can use this program to upgrade to the full PADI Open Water Diver certificate and extend your diving depth limit to 18 meters.
This program picks up where you last finished during the Scuba Diver training and you will complete the remaining sections of the PADI Open Water Diver course. This 2 day program will include the final chapters of the classroom theory and confined water training, before heading our to do the final 2 dives of the course.
Based on guests arriving in the afternoon to Phi Phi Island
*Students should wait at least 18 hours after their last dive before flying.
In order to do a PADI 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.
This program is for divers that are already Scuba Diver certified.
Courses start any day.
The course is split into 3 parts:
Classroom theory and video sessions
Confined water training
Open water dives
0900: Complete classroom theory modules 4 and 5
1400 -1800: Complete confined water training modules 4 and 5
0700-1300: Open Water Dives 3 + 4
Theory classes 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: Full diving equipment, Tea, coffee and water, Lunch and fruit, PADI instructor, PADI certificate, Insurance
Pick up service is not included. Guests need to make their own way to our dive center for the trip meeting point.
(Part 1): Theory and video sessions
The theory and video sessions take place in our custom-built air conditioned classrooms. There are 2 modules of theory to complete. Each video can take between 45 -60 minutes to watch. Each module is proceeded by a discussion with our PADI Instructor and the study sessions are checked with the use of pop quizzes, or multiple choice quizzes to help monitor the students progress and understanding of the material.
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. You will complete the final two modules of the confined water training. If necessary we shall review all of your other diving skills that were developed during the Scuba Diver training.
To complete the course the student must participate the final two open water dives # 3 and 4 of the PADI Open Water Diver course. 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.
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 15 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
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Guests should book at least one day before the trip date
Booking registrations can be made directly at the dive center either the day before the trip date (for morning tours) or before midday for afternoon tours.
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.