PADI Open Water Course – best for all beginners


Get your first PADI Open Water certification today in Koh Tao, Thailand with Nava Scuba Diving. Become a PADI-certified diver for your new adventure to explore the whole new world up to 18 meters. No prior experience is required!


Product Name: PADI Open Water Course
Total Dives: 4 open water dives (with confined water session)
Course Length: 3 days
Location: Koh Tao, Thailand
Maximum Depth: 18 meters (12 meters for <13 years old)
Minimum Age: 10 years old
Experience: Not required (basic swimming skill is a plus)


What is PADI Open Water certification?

Open Water is an entry-level for scuba diving. This is suitable for all beginners without any experience requirements. It takes 3 days in total for the course in Koh Tao, Thailand. This level allows you to dive independently at a maximum depth of 18 meters.

Advanced Open Water is the next step for most divers who want to master their skills. Mainly, it allows you to increase your depth limit to 30 meters. The course includes other adventures that help you to sharpen your diving skills. After this, you can explore other dive specialty options and become a Master Scuba Diver.

If you don’t have enough time or aren’t sure whether you like diving, you can always try Discover Scuba Diving especially the two-dive option. You don’t need to be able to swim to do this. Our highly experienced instructor will be with you underwater at all times. You can also choose to start practicing in the pool to gain confidence first.

Why should you get the PADI Open Water License?

This is one of the most common questions for a new diver. Like many other organizations, PADI is a well-known and well-accepted diving organization. Unlike many others, PADI remains one of the most recognizable worldwide. With complete flexibility and continuity, you can start your PADI Open Water journey from the beginning when you arrive at Koh Tao. Or you can even do a theory and skill session in your local area before the trip here. We also offer a partial course for you to get the certification.

Obtaining PADI certification means total peace of mind on your future dive vacation. A fully digitalized license and database ensure everyone knows your current dive level, even if you forget your e-card. No more getting rejected from the dive because the card was misplaced.

If this is your first step in scuba diving, we assure you it’ll be a long journey exploring the new magnificent world. Let’s get your first PADI Open Water certification with us in Koh Tao, the paradise tropical island in the Gulf of Thailand. We’ll show you the ropes and equip you with the means to continue this incredible journey no matter where you are.

What’s included in our PADI Open Water course?

  • PADI Certified Instructor and E-learning Materials
  • PADI Open Water Certification (e-card)
  • Scuba Diving Equipment
  • Scuba Diving Insurance
  • Lunches (Normal/Vegetarian option)
  • Pick-up Service from Main Road (only on Koh Tao)
  • Free 1-hour Kayak or Paddleboard from our dive center


Our Open Water Schedule

Day 1
09.30 Theory in the classroom with our instructor
11.30 Lunch break with a view at our dive center
13.00 In-water training, either in the pool or in the ocean
17.00 Come back to the dive center
Day 2
09.30 Theory in the classroom with our instructor
11.30 Lunch break with a view at our dive center
13.00 Your 1st and 2nd open water dives exploring Koh Tao dive sites
17.00 Come back to the dive center
Day 3
07.00 Your 3rd and 4th open water dives exploring Koh Tao dive sites
11.00 Lunch break and debriefing with a view at our dive center

*This schedule can be changed due to the weather and other factors

Requirements for PADI Open Water Course

  • The participant is at least 10 years old at the time of the experience
  • The participant is physically and mentally healthy. He/she may want to check out the PADI medical form first for better understanding.

*Please feel free to ask our dive professionals for more details.

Terms and Conditions

  • Our Open Water course can be scheduled every day. Please allow us 24 hours to contact you back to confirm the dive date that you prefer after the checkout process.
  • Our online booking is non-refundable except for medical reasons and under the circumstance that we fail to book a date for you from online booking.

*Please see our full terms and conditions here.