Open Water Diver
Open Water Diver Course in Khao Lak
(starting days are Tuesday & Friday)
Learn to scuba dive and gain a worldwide recognized certification in just 3-4 days.
Diving offers a lifetime of exciting adventure and the ideal way to begin that adventure is with SSI’s Open Water Diver course. Under the guidance of a professional SSI Instructor, you will develop the knowledge and skills necessary to enjoy a lifetime of underwater exploration.
This course can be completed in approx. four days. At the end you will be awarded the worldwide-recognized Open Water Diver certification, allowing you to dive with a buddy to a depth of 18 meters.
In multiple pool and open water sessions, you will practice scuba skills with SSI’s exclusive Comfort Through Repetition teaching method.
On your first day you will already get to dive in our training pool at our very own Palm Garden Resort.
Your dive instructor will conduct four open water training dives with you from our daytrip boat, during which you get to enjoy the beautiful underwater world.
Option: Open Water Diver E-Learning
It is very common now that most diving organizations offer the so called E-Learning. This means that the theory part can be completed online with SSI, and will minimize your time in the classroom allowing more time to concentrate on the practical part… diving!
All you need is a computer, tablet or smartphone and internet access. Full HD Videos, modern graphics, animations and great pictures make home studying much more fun, as you are the one who decides when to study which module.
Each step will be documented, and we will receive a notification of your progress. You are only going to spend a short time in our classroom, to discuss the course with your instructor, possibly answer some further questions and write a final exam.
Online training is absolutely free of charge, all you have to do is register with SSI:
Please choose the following dive center during your application process
You will receive your access code after successfully enrolling. To grant you access to all chapters of the SSI Open Water Diver course, we need an appropriate reservation and a deposit payment.
Your journey in the underwater world will start shortly afterwards.
For your Open Water Diver Course in Khao Lak you may choose between 2 options:
1. Open Water Diver Course at near-by dive site “TOR 13“ ( starts Tuesday & Friday )
For THB 11.900.- only you will conduct your 4 training dives from our dive vessel MY Runaway.
The course price also includes rental of educational materials, instructor, certification, all diving equipment, meals, soft drinks and a towel on the boat, daily transfers from and to your hotel in Khao Lak.
If you want to go diving with us after you have finished your course, we will provide the rental equipment free of charge, whenever you come back.
2. Open Water Diver Course at the Similan Islands ( starts Tuesday & Friday )
Preparations and confined water training are as described above. However, for your 4 training dives we will take you on 2 days with our high – speed catamaran to the the famous Similan Islands.
The course price is THB 16.650.- includes the course with 4 open water dives at the Similan islands, rental of educational materials, instructor, certification, all diving equipment, meals, soft drinks and a towel on the boat, as well as daily transfers from and to your hotel in Khao Lak.
If you want to go diving with us after you have finished your course we will provide the rental equipment free of charge whenever you come back.
The Nationalpark fee of Baht 700,- (subject to change) per day/person is not included.
Junior Open Water Diver Course in Khao Lak
The Jr. Open Water diver course for children from 10-15 years is the same program as for adults. However, the Jr. diver must be accompanied by a certified adult scuba diver on all dives until reaching the age of 15.
10 & 11 year olds are only allowed to diver under the escort of a parent or professional and only to a max. depth of 12 m
Scuba Diver Course UPGRADE
If you already hold the Scuba Diver certification and you want to extend your skills and knowledge about diving, you can continue directly onto the Open Water Diver, this will only take 2 days – one day theory/pool and one day on the boat (2 dives).
The two day course costs THB 10.500.- ( at the Similan Islands ) including all diving equipment, meals on the boat transfers from and to all hotels in Khao Lak.
The price for this upgrade to Open Water Diver is 10,500, – Baht
The price includes all training with an instructor, diving equipment (including dive computer, excluding torch), meals on the boat and transport to and from the contract hotel.
And, whenever you dive with Sea Bees in the future, all your rental equipment is free!
Please note that National Park Fees* are excluded from the course price
Similan National Park Fee (subject to change):
Diver: ฿ 700,-/day
Open Water Diver Prices
OWD: 2 days theory/pool, 2 days scuba diving at the similan islands
OWD: 2 days theory/pool, 2 days diving at local dive sites
Includes all Open Water dives from our own Sea Bees boat, rental diving equipment (including dive computer, excluding torch) and round trip transfer from your hotel in the Khao Lak area