|Open Water Diver|
Whichever agency you choose to take your Open Water Course with your Scuba Diving license is your ticket to exciting adventures in the underwater world and lasts for a lifetime. The 4 day Open Water Course including 5 dives, 1 in confined water & 4 in the open ocean, is your first step on the diving certification ladder. This Open Water license enables you to dive to a depth not to exceed 18 meters, in conditions not to exceed your training, with a buddy, who is also a certified diver, at 100% of all diving destinations throughout the world!
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The SSI and PADI Open Water courses are divided into modules and consist of five academic sessions - video and lecture, shallow water sessions - amidst the beauty of the islands' sheltered beaches, and then four open water dives in the ocean.
What do I need to start?
Big Blue provides all equipment, boat trips, etc., for the duration of the course. We can lend you the SSI Manual for all SSI Courses but the PADI Manuals must be bought for an additional 800 Baht.
Am I fit to dive?
How long will it take?
Typical Diary of the Open Water Diver Course
1pm- 5.30pm: We'll go out on the boat & head to a sheltered bay around the island & do what is called shallow water confined. We'll start in a depth you can stand up in & then work to a maximum depth of no more than 3 meters by the end of the afternoon.
Day 2- 9am-11.30am: Theory Module 4+5. Same as yesterday!
1pm-5.30pm: We're off on the boat to do 2 dives at 2 different divesites to reach a maximum depth of no more than 12 meters. We'll do a number of skills that we did the day before in shallow water, in slightly deeper water & generally go out & explore the reef, look at fish & try & get to grips with your buoyancy control.
Day 3- 7am-12pm: Out on the boat this time to one of Koh Tao's best dive sites to dive to as deep as 18 meters at a 30 meter divesite which means we'll have to stay focused on being in mid water. We'll see big schools of barracuda, trevally, groupers, batfish & if your lucky you might even get to see a few sharks!
1pm-1.30pm: Open Water Final Exam.
Get 75% in this multiple choice exam & then you'll then be certified as an Open Water Diver which will entitle you to dive at all the wonderful places you could ever imagine down to a maximum depth of 18 meters!