Get your PADI Open Water Scuba Diving Certification on Koh Tao.

Enjoy a lifetime of diving and access to the underwater world.

Open Water Diver is entry level for scuba diving. The course is split into three parts for easy learning and consists of a combination of theory, confined water dives and open water dives.

If you have always wanted to learn how to scuba dive, discover new adventures or simply see the amazing underwater world, this is where it all begins.

The PADI Open Water Course takes between 3 to 4 days to complete. After you’ve finished the course, you’ll be certified to dive to 18 metres anywhere in the world as long as you do not dive alone. The certification stays valid for life.

Step by step, you’ll get to know and understand why so many of us fell in love with it and made it a career.

When staying at Koh Tao Central Hostel we offer a discount on the PADI Open Water Course or the PADI Advanced Open Water Course. This is with our recommended partners at Golden Divers, where you receive a 1000 Baht discount.

Materials are all included in the course and the course is available in multiple languages. During every day of the course lunch is included. Either Pad Thai or one of the famous sandwiches from P-Da Sandwiches.

Golden Divers is a 5 STAR PADI Dive Centre on the beautiful island of Koh Tao. Golden Divers started eight years ago and for five years they have been a 5 Star Padi Dive Centre! To ensure maximum comfort, results and Instructor attention for all divers, they dive in small groups of no more than four people per Instructor/Divemaster.

Most dive shops on Koh Tao leave early in the morning to go diving but Golden Divers has its own boat which normally leaves at 11:00 AM. On really busy days the boat goes out twice a day, at 09:00 AM and 01:00 PM. So no early days on your holiday!

The Dive Theory consists of a PADI manual with 5 Chapters, 5 videos, Knowledge reviews and classroom sessions with your instructor. After the 5th Chapter there is a Final Exam with multiple choice questions. The theory is well designed, so after all the lectures you will find that you’ve acquired a lot of diving knowledge in a relatively short time.

The Confined Water Training is conducted in a nice, calm and shallow area in the sea. Golden Divers prefer to teach skills training in the ocean to allow you to familiarise yourself with the saltwater environment, and there are interesting things to look at in the sea.

If there are any questions, please feel free send us a message.