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Your First Scuba Certification

OPENWATER COURSE

Maybe you've tried diving and are eager for more, or you want to get your PADI certification right away.

 

The Openwater course certifies you to dive to a depth of 18m anywhere in the world for the rest of your life.  

Here at F I F T Y 5 6 S I X we believe in quality and not quantity, that's why we limit our groups to a max of 4 students per instructor.

Highly qualified full time instructors will ensure you have fun filled course and give you memories that last a lifetime. 

 
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PREREQUISITES

  • 10 Years of age

  • Medically fit according to the medical statement

  • Be able to swim and float in water to deep to stand in

  • 10 -11 year olds earn a junior openwater certificate with a depth limit of 12m 

 
 

COURSE OVERVIEW

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • PADI Openwater Diver Manual

  • Rental of all scuba equipment (including dive computer)

  • PADI Certification

  • FREE pick up from Pier upon arrival to Koh Tao

  • Amazing dive shop location

  • Free WIFI at the dive centre

  • Tea/coffee/water and fresh pineapple on the boat

 

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

 

The PADI Openwater Course is the worlds most popular entry level diving certification.  During this course you will learn all the knowledge and skills needed to be certified for life to dive to a depth of 18meters (60ft).  You will be learning from interactive classroom sessions, followed by shallow water practice before finishing up with 4 dive in the ocean. 

KNOWLEDGE DEVELOPMENT

Theory session are taught with PADI Training materials combined with instructor lead classroom sessions, these are broken up into two small sections so you don't feel like your back at school receiving lectures.  There will be quizzes and a final review of all the theory just to make sure it's all clear before we hit the water.

SHALLOW WATER PRACTICE

This is where you will take your first breathes underwater. This part of the course is designed to get you super comfortable in shallow water before we take you out into the ocean.  We specialize in having small groups to make sure there is time at this part of the course if anybody feels nervous or just wants to repeat a few skills to feel super happy before we move on.

OCEAN DIVES

There are 4 dives in the ocean to be completed, we spread these over 2 days so not to tire you out.  The first 2 dives to a depth of 12 (36ft) meters the second 2 dives to a max depth of 18m (60ft).  During these dive we ask you to perform skills from the shallow water session just so we know your competent and safe for future dives once your certified.

Diving with Whaleshark

PADI OPENWATER DIVER COURSE SCHEDULE

The Open Water Course can be completed in 3 and half days.

ORIENTATION

Orientation start day at 4pm. You get to meet your instructor and fellow class mates (note - we only ever allow 4 divers per instructor, so you get plenty of one to one time.)
You will complete some paperwork and watch the first training DVD to give you a feel for what you'll be up to. This will normally only take 2 hours, and we can then answer any questions you might have.

DAY 1

8:00am Theory Review

 

Your instructor explains the basic scuba diving principles  - don't worry, we make this part fun too.

 

1:00pm Shallow Water Training

 

In the afternoon you will take your first breaths underwater and start building up your confidence with simple skills. By the end of the day, you’ll have mastered the basics.

DAY 2

9:00am Final Exam & Dive Prep

 

In the morning, we will continue with theory to ensure you are ready for your first 2 dives  

 

12:00pm Dives 1 & 2

 

First 2 dives in the ocean to a max depth of 12m,  Building your comfort and confidence 

DAY 3

7:30am Dives 3 & 4 

 

Final 2 training dives, conducted to max depth of 18m, making sure your ready to become a certified Openwater diver

 

12:00pm Celebration

 

Complete logbooks and paperwork, have a few drinks to celebrate becoming certified divers 

PADI OPENWATER COURSE FROM 10,000*

 

For more information or any questions please contact us here

 

PREREQUISITES

  • 10 Years of age

  • 10-14 year olds earn a Junior Openwater Certificate

  • Medically fit according to the medical statement