Partial PADI Open Water Course – complete your PADI in Koh Tao


Complete the partial PADI Open Water course in Koh Tao. You only need a valid PADI referral form and the rest is on us! Enjoy your dives in the tropical water and become PADI certified.


Product Name: Partial PADI Open Water Course
Total Dives: 2-4 open water dives (may include confined water session)
Course Length: 2-3 days
Location: Koh Tao, Thailand
Maximum Depth: 18 meters (12 meters for <13 years old)
Minimum Age: 10 years old
Experience: Referral form and PADI e-learning is required


Can I continue my Open Water dive in Koh Tao?

Absolutely! If you have done the course elsewhere but haven’t completed all the requirements, you can complete the rest of the course at our dive center. We only need your PADI e-learning code to verify your theory progress and the PADI referral form to verify your completed skills.

We have all options available for you whether you need to complete two or four required open water dives and also even the confined water part. Please make sure that the referral form is valid for 12 months only. So don’t wait too long to get your first PADI certification

Can I start the theory and confined with my local dive center and finish it in Koh Tao?

If you’d like to shorten the days you need to spend on the course on Koh Tao, you can start the course at your nearby PADI dive center. At least, we suggest you complete all of the theories, reviews, quizzes, and exams. This way, when you arrive, we can focus completely on the diving skills.

However, ideally, we recommend you also do the confined water skill with your local dive center. With the theory and the confined skills completed before coming to Koh Tao, you can do the remaining 4 open water dives worry-free. This way you only need two days with us to become PADI Open Water diver certified.

What’s included in our Partial PADI Open Water course?

  • PADI Certified Instructor
  • 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 Partial Open Water Schedule

Day 1 (Skipped if Confined Water skills are completed)
10.30 Theory quick review
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
10.30 Theory quick review (if not done in Day 1)
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 (Or 13.00-17.00 if you only have 2 remaining dives)
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 Partial PADI Open Water Course

  • The participant is at least 10 years old at the time of the experience
  • The participant has a valid PADI referral form that was signed within the past 12 months.
  • The participant has a valid PADI e-learning code assigned to his/her account.
  • 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 Partial 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.

Additional Information

Remaining Dives

Confined + 4 Dives, 4 Dives, 2 Dives