Ever wondered what it feels like to breathe underwater? To explore coral reefs, swim with turtles and possibly even spot sharks hunting in the shallows?
The PADI Open Water Diver course is your key to a new and exciting world of underwater adventure with an internationally recognized PADI Open Water Diver Certification.
We keep student groups very small, with typically only one or two students with each dive instructor (maximum 3), ensuring a very high level of personal attention and the best possible learning environment for you, the student.
The 4 day PADI Open Water Diver course involves around 5 hours of self study on the first day (watch some videos & answer some questions), followed by theory review and confined water skills session on the second day.
We will provide an Android tablet with the PADI videos and a digital copy of the PADI manual pre-loaded so that the self-study can be completed at your resort or guest house. You will also receive your own copy of the PADI materials.
The thrid and fourth day you will do 2 dives each day (total 4 dives) at one of the amazing dive sites around Koh Lanta, followed by the theory exam and PADI certification.
E-Learning from PADI allows student divers to complete the theory part of the Open Water Diver course online, before going on holiday, saving you valuable time in the classroom and allowing you more time in the water!
Complete the theory before you arrive on Koh Lanta and get your PADI Open Water Diver certification with us in only 3 days!
After confirming your booking with us, simply register online with PADI and then select Dive & Relax as your E-Learning dive centre. You can learn at your own pace, covering the online materials and videos whenever it suits you. After each section, there is a short multiple choice quiz, followed by a final exam.
Expect the PADI Open Water Diver online theory to take 10 - 20 hours depending on your pace of learning.
For those of you wishing to save even more vaulable holiday time then the PADI Open Water Diver course theory and confined water skills can be completed at home with your local PADI center.
After completing the theory and confined water skills at home with your local PADI Dive Shop, your instrcutor will issue you with a PADI Open Water Diver Course Student Referral form which you must bring with you to Koh Lanta in order to complete the course with us.
Whilst scuba diving is a very safe activity, it is important to know that you are fit to dive and that you do not have any medical conditions that could increase your risk of an accident underwater.
Download and read the PADI Open Water Diver Course Medical Statement
Download and read the PADI Discover Scuba Diving Medical Statement
Download and read the PADI Bubblemaker Medical Statement
If you answer 'yes' to any of the medical questions, please print the entire form and take to your family doctor who will assess your fitness to dive and issue a medical statement which we must see before you start diving.