PADI Open Water Diver Referral Course Phuket

PADI Open Water Referral Course Phuket

Program Duration Two days
Availability Every day
Minimum Age 10 years old
Swimming Ability Needed Reasonable
Instruction Private

Course Outline

In just two days, learn to become a safe, responsible and independent diver. Following on from your pool training/study completed prior to the course, spend some quality time underwater practicing some dive skills and exploring beautiful coral reefs. That is all it takes to get a diving certificate in Phuket that will last you for a lifetime!

Pre-Course Requirements

To start this course, you must have previously completed all confined water sessions and knowledge development sessions for the PADI Open Water Diver course within the last year.

PADI Dive Course Phuket

With a couple of simple steps you can experience the wonderful marine life Phuket has to offer and get a lifetime diving certificate at the same time.

Steps Action
Day One Enjoy two or three training dives in the sea at our local coral reefs. Discover the beautiful marine life and practice some of the dive skills with your instructor that you learnt during your previous pool training.
Day Two Continue to practice a few additional skills in the sea with most of time free to discover even more amazing wildlife underwater!

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Three Reasons To Dive With Us

With so many choices of who to dive with in Phuket, why choose us? Here are three good reasons:

  • Safety: This should be the first priority of every diver when diving anywhere, especially in a new place. With over 30 years between us of diving in Phuket we have an excellent safety record. This is due to our vast experience of diving in general but also because of our local knowledge. Our focus is on preventing problems from occurring rather than having to solve them.
  • Quality: We started our own diving company in Phuket because we felt unable to offer the quality we wanted when working for the bigger companies. Rather than being about profits we wanted to be about personal service. This is why we became the first dive company to offer diving courses in Phuket with only private instruction. We continue to do this and to stay small rather than give up our principles and make more money.
  • Fun: You don't dive because you have to, you dive to have fun. Us too! There is no place on this planet that we prefer to be than underwater. We never get bored of being surrounded by fishes. If we can help you to have as much fun diving as we do then it will probably be the best experience of your time in Phuket!

Why PADI?

There are a number of different diving organisations offering dive certifications but the PADI training is undoubtedly the best. Study techniques include visual (watching a video), book learning (from the manual) and practical application. The study materials and course programs are clear and easy to follow which is why, although you can find cheaper courses elsewhere, PADI is by far the largest dive organisation in the world!


Private Instruction

To enable us to give you the safest and best diving experience, we only offer private tuition for all our diving courses in Phuket. Read about how this benefits you here.

Online Booking Discounts

Online booking discounts of between 5% and 20% are available on all course prices depending on the number of students. Terms and conditions apply.

Divers/Snorkellers

Certified divers and snorkellers are welcome to join on the trips too. Certified divers can receive a 10% discount off the standard trip price if diving with the student(s). Full trip price list here.


Program Packages/Prices

BRONZE

4 Beach Dives
Two Days

  • Normal Price: 10,400 baht each
  • **SPECIAL ONLINE PRICE**
  • 1 student: 9,880 baht each
  • 2 students: 8,840 baht each
  • 3+ students: 8,320 baht each

SILVER

4 Boat Dives
Two Days

  • Normal Price: 13,400 baht each
  • **SPECIAL ONLINE PRICE**
  • 1 student: 12,730 baht each
  • 2 students: 11,390 baht each
  • 3+ students: 10,720 baht each

GOLD

5 Boat Dives
Two Days

  • Normal Price: 14,300 baht each
  • **SPECIAL ONLINE PRICE**
  • 1 student: 13,585 baht each
  • 2 students: 12,155 baht each
  • 3+ students: 11,440 baht each

PLATINUM

6 Boat Dives
Three Days

  • Normal Price: 15,200 baht each
  • **SPECIAL ONLINE PRICE**
  • 1 student: 14,440 baht each
  • 2 students: 12,920 baht each
  • 3+ students: 12,160 baht each

Note: Due to weather conditions, the Bronze package is only available between end of October and end of April.


What's Included (no hidden extras)

Item Bronze Silver Gold Platinum
Private Instructor
PADI Certification Costs
No. of Dives Four Four Five Six
Destination Kata Beach Racha Yai Racha Noi/Yai Racha Noi/Yai + Phi Phi
Boat Trip
Hotel Transfers*
Breakfast/Lunch
Tea/Coffee/Water
Scuba Equipment
Dive Insurance
Dive Logbook

*Complimentary transfers are only included for boat trips. Free transfers to/from hotels are from the following towns: Chalong, Kamala, Kata, Karon, Patong, Rawai*.Transfers are also available from other areas around Phuket for a small surcharge. Prices available on request.

Phi Phi National Park Fees

As from 1st April 2016 the Thai government introduced a National Park Fee for all visitors to Phi Phi islands of 600 baht per diver per day and 400 baht per non-diver per day. This is in addition to any course/trip price and will be payable in cash (Thai Baht) direct to the boat tour leader on the day of the Phi Phi trip.

Dive Sites

Kata Beach

A cute, little reef with a variety of hard corals and lots of colourful fishes.

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Racha Yai Island

Generally clear water, wonderful marine life with dives in sheltered bays.

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Racha Noi Island

A great mix of landscapes/marine life where larger wildlife can be spotted including turtles.

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Phi Phi Islands

Colourful soft corals and sea fans plus a chance of a shark or turtle.

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Course Itineraries

Bronze - Kata Beach, Phuket

All times are approximates.

Time Action
  Day One
08:30 Meet at Sharkey Scuba office, set up dive equipment and get briefing of dive site.
09:15 Transfer to Kata beach, put on equipment, enter water and go for the first dive. Practice some of the skills learnt on the previous day and explore the local reef.
11:00 Finish dive, exit water and prepare for second dive.
11:30 Put on equipment, enter water and go for the second dive. Continue to practice some of the skills learnt on the previous day and explore the local reef.
12:45 Exit water, take off gear and return to Sharkey office.
13:15 Log dives, look at Fish I.D. slates and identify what you saw.
13:45 End of first day.
   
  Day Two
08:30 Meet at Sharkey Scuba office, set up dive equipment and get briefing of dive site.
09:15 Transfer to Kata beach, put on equipment, enter water and go for the third dive of the course. Continue to practice skills and explore the local reef.
11:00 Finish dive, exit water and prepare for final dive.
11:30 Put on equipment, enter water and go for the final course dive. With all the main skills complete, enjoy a super-relaxing dive and see what you can spot!
12:45 Exit water, take off gear and return to Sharkey office.
13:15 Log dives, look at Fish I.D. slates,identify what you saw. Complete paperwork.
13:45 Congratulations. You are now a certified Open Water diver for life!
Silver - Racha Yai Island, Phuket

Exact hotel transfer times depend on where you are staying. All times are approximates.

Time Action
  Day One
07:00-08:00 Transfer from hotel to Chalong pier.
08:30 Depart Chalong pier for Racha Yai island. Have breakfast, set up dive gear and prepare for dive.
10:00 Put on equipment, enter water and go for the first dive. Practice some of the skills learnt on the previous day and explore the local reef.
11:15 Freshly cooked buffet lunch on board.
12:45 Put on equipment, enter water and go for the second dive. Continue to practice some of the skills learnt on the previous day and explore the local reef.
14:00 Depart for Chalong pier. Log dives, look at Fish I.D. slates and identify what you saw.
15:15 Arrive at Chalong pier and transfer back to hotel.
   
  Day Two
07:00-08:00 Transfer from hotel to Chalong pier.
08:30 Depart Chalong pier for Racha Yai island. Have breakfast, set up dive gear and prepare for dive.
10:00 Put on equipment, enter water and go for the third dive of the course. Continue to practice skills and explore the local reef.
11:15 Freshly cooked buffet lunch on board.
12:45 Put on equipment, enter water and go for the final course dive. With all the main skills complete, enjoy a super-relaxing dive and see what you can spot!
14:00 Depart for Chalong pier. Log dives, look at Fish I.D. slates and identify what you saw. Complete paperwork.
15:15 Arrive at Chalong pier and transfer back to hotel. Congratulations. You are now a certified Open Water diver for life!
Gold - Racha Yai/Noi Islands

Exact hotel transfer times depend on where you are staying. All times are approximates.

Time Action
  Day One
07:00-08:00 Transfer from hotel to Chalong pier.
08:30 Depart Chalong pier for Racha Yai island. Have breakfast, set up dive gear and prepare for dive.
10:00 Put on equipment, enter water and go for the first dive. Practice some of the skills learnt on the previous day and explore the local reef.
11:15 Freshly cooked buffet lunch on board.
12:45 Put on equipment, enter water and go for the second dive. Continue to practice some of the skills learnt on the previous day and explore the local reef.
14:00 Depart for Chalong pier. Log dives, look at Fish I.D. slates and identify what you saw.
15:15 Arrive at Chalong pier and transfer back to hotel.
   
  Day Two
07:00-08:00 Transfer from hotel to Chalong pier.
08:30 Depart Chalong pier for Racha Noi island. Have breakfast, set up dive gear and prepare for dive.
10:45 Put on equipment, enter water and go for the third dive. Practice some of the skills learnt on the previous day and explore the local reef.
11:45 Freshly cooked buffet lunch on board.
13:00 Put on equipment, enter water and go for the fourth dive. Continue to practice some of the skills learnt on the previous day and explore the local reef.
14:00 Snacks/refreshments. Journey to Racha Yai island.
15:15 With all the course dives complete, go for a fifth dive in total and continue to discover amazing underwater life.
16:15 Depart for Chalong pier. Look at Fish I.D. slates and identify what you saw.
17:30 Arrive at Chalong pier and transfer back to hotel. Congratulations. You are now a certified Open Water diver for life!
Platinum - Racha Noi/Yai + Phi Phi Islands

Exact hotel transfer times depend on where you are staying. All times are approximates.

Time Action
  Day One
07:00-08:00 Transfer from hotel to Chalong pier.
08:30 Depart Chalong pier for Racha Noi island. Have breakfast, set up dive gear and prepare for dive.
10:45 Put on equipment, enter water and go for the first dive. Practice some of the skills learnt on the previous day and explore the local reef.
11:45 Freshly cooked buffet lunch on board.
13:00 Put on equipment, enter water and go for the second dive. Continue to practice some of the skills learnt on the previous day and explore the local reef.
14:00 Snacks/refreshments. Journey to Racha Yai island.
15:15 Go for third dive with more skills practice and plenty of time to explore.
16:15 Depart for Chalong pier. Look at Fish I.D. slates and identify what you saw.
17:30 Arrive at Chalong pier and transfer back to hotel.
   
  Day Two
07:00-08:00 Transfer from hotel to Chalong pier.
08:30 Depart Chalong pier for Phi Phi islands. Have breakfast, set up dive gear and prepare for dive.
11:30 Put on equipment, enter water and go for the fouth and final course dive. Practice some of the skills learnt on the previous day and explore the local reef.
12:30 Freshly cooked buffet lunch on board.
13:45 Put on equipment, enter water and go for go for a fifth dive in total and continue to discover amazing underwater life.
14:45 Snacks/refreshments. Journey to either Anemone Reef, Koh Doc Mai or Shark Point.
16:00 Enjoy a sixth and final dive to celebrate your achievements.
17:00 Depart for Chalong pier. Look at Fish I.D. slates and identify what you saw.
18:30 Arrive at Chalong pier and transfer back to hotel. Congratulations. You are now a certified Open Water diver for life!