PADI Open Water Diver Course

A vacation can leave you with more than a few souvenirs and a fast-fading tan. At Elixir Divers on Koh Yao Yai, we’ll teach you a whole new way of enjoyment underwater. The 3-day Padi Open Water Diver Course is your first step in scuba diver certification. Once certified it allows you the freedom of diving without an instructor and qualifies you to dive independently to a maximum depth of 18 meters

These days you have 2 main ways to complete a course and receive your certification. Padi eLearning allows you to complete all of your theoretical parts including the final exam at home at your own pace and practical part here with us. The other way is the classic class where you finalize both theory and practice here with us, though we send you study materials in advance anyway.

You need to be in good health to participate in this course. Please click on the link and read the medical statement, which you will fill out with us before the start of the course. If you answered yes to any of the questions, please discuss the health problem with your doctor and ask for his approval.


The open water diving course is divided into three phases:

  • Knowledge development section ( we send you all the Padi study materials in advance, so you can learn comfortably at your own pace ).
  • Confined sessions in the swimming pool where you will learn and practice the basic scuba diving skills.
  • Open water training dives, four sea open water dives at our local dive sites.

What is included:

  • Knowledge development
  • Confined water dives in the swimming pool
  • Four open water dives
  • Personal guidance of Padi instructor
  • Diving equipment + diving computer-free use
  • PADI study materials e-manual
  • Diving logbook
  • PADI Open Water certification e-card
  • Certification fees
  • Fresh fruit refreshments and water
  • Tropical weather on Koh Yao Yai

The Open Water Diver Course schedule:

Day 1: Course introduction, confined water training in the swimming pool, and theory. ( 5-6 hours )
Day 2: Two open water dives and theory. ( 5-6 hours )
Day 3: Two open water dives, theory, and final exam. ( 5-6 hours )


  • Be at least 10 years old
  • Divers must be able to swim.
  • You need to be Medically fit to dive. This means that you must be in reasonably good health.
  • When flying after diving generally you need to wait a minimum of 12 to 18 hours after your last dive.

Benefits of taking the course with Elixir Divers:

  • Small groups, max. 3 students per instructor
  • Flexible schedule, taylored according to your needs
  • Personal approach
  • 20 min by our speedboat to the dive sites
  • Experienced Instructors
  • Top notch scuba diving gear


Price: 16,000 THB

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