PADI Scuba Diver Course

2 days, 2 dives, min. age 10 years, max. depth 12 m


Short on time and long on the urge to become a certified diver? The PADI Scuba Diver certification might just be for you. This course requires less time than the PADI Open Water Diver course, covering only the first three of five sections of knowledge development, the first three of five pool sessions, and the first two of four open water training dives, resulting in a limited certification. Particularly if you expect to go scuba diving primarily in the company of a dive guide or if you have limited time to devote to scuba certification, consider becoming a PADI Scuba Diver.

This certification allows for ample dive experience and is a good warm-up for the Open Water Diver course, if that’s your ultimate goal. PADI Scuba Divers are qualified to:

Dive under the direct supervision of a PADI Divemaster, Assistant Instructor or Instructor to a maximum depth of 12 meters / 40 feet
Obtain air fills, rent or purchase scuba equipment and participate in other diving activities as long as they have the required supervision
Continue their dive training and complete PADI Open Water Diver certification and other courses such as Project AWARE and equipment specialty courses


Scuba Diver 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, two sea open water dives at our local dive sites.

What is included:

  • Knowledge development section 1, 2, 3
  • Confined water dives 1, 2, 3 in the swimming pool
  • 2 open water dives
  • Diving equipment
  • PADI study materials e-manual
  • Diving logbook
  • PADI Scuba Diver certification e-card
  • Certification fees
  • Fresh fruit refreshments and water
  • Tropical weather on Koh Yao Yai

Scuba Diver Course schedule:

Day 1: Course introduction, confined water training in the swimming pool, and theory. ( 4-5 hours )
Day 2: Two open water dives and theory ( no final exam ). ( 4-5 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: 11,000 THB

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