PADI Open Water Referral Course Phuket

PADI Open Water Diver Referral Course Phuket
Program Duration Two days
Availability Every day
Minimum Age 10 years old
Swimming Ability Needed Reasonable
Instruction Private

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.

Course Outline

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!

Full course itineraries are given below.

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.


Choose from 4 course packages

Bronze Silver Gold Platinum
4 Dives 4 Dives 5 Dives 6 Dives
Kata Beach Racha Yai Racha Noi/Yai Racha Noi/Phi Phi
Private Instructor
Private Instructor
  Certification Costs
Certification Costs
  Dive Insurance
Dive Insurance
  Scuba Equipment
Scuba Equipment
  Hotel Transfers*
Hotel Transfers*
  Breakfast/Lunch
Breakfast/Lunch
  Tea/Coffee/Water
Tea/Coffee/Water
  Dive Logbook
Dive Logbook

*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 are available on request. Complimentary transfers are not included for Bronze package.


Course Package Prices

Bronze Silver Gold Platinum
4 Beach Dives 4 Boat Dives 5 Boat Dives 6 Boat Dives
Was 10,400 baht
Was 12,400 baht
Was 13,400 baht
Was 14,300 baht

**Special Online Prices Below**

One Student
One Student 9,880 baht each 11,780 baht each 12,730 baht each 13,585 baht each
  Two Students
Two Students 8,840 baht each 10,540 baht each 11,390 baht each 12,155 baht each
  Three Students
Three+ Students 8,320 baht each* 9,920 baht each* 10,720 baht each* 11,440 baht each*

*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 the Platinum package 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 Phuket
Kata Beach

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

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Racha Noi Island, Phuket
Racha Noi Island

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

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Racha Noi Island, Phuket
Racha Yai Island

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

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Racha Noi Island, Phuket
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 Noi + Yai 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!