Why Choose Scuba Zone to do your PADI Openwater Course???
For most people, the PADI Openwater Diver course is the best way to learn to scuba dive. You can start with no previous experience of scuba diving, and by the end of the PADI Openwater course you are ready to enjoy diving in open water anywhere in the world, with your world-recognised PADI Open Water Diver certification. With your PADI qualification you can float alongside beautiful coral reefs, teeming with fish, or start to explore shipwrecks or the amazing soft corals and marine life which surround the Koh Chang's National Marine Park.
With the PADI Openwater course you are gaining the worlds most popular diving qualification and you will want to find the best place to take the course in Thailand. You are probably looking for warm waters, somewhere special to dive with lots to see, highly regarded PADI instructors and a nice holiday destination. Learning to dive on Koh Chang's National Marine Park will give you all of these and at Scuba Zone 5* PADI facility you are in safe hands.
Our PADI Open Water Course is not just any PADI Open Water course, as unlike other schools, all the sea dives take place in the beautiful waters of Koh Chang's national marine park. Koh Chang is a tropical paradise, the tropical waters around the island stay warm all year round from 27 to 31 degrees. So you get alot of fun taking the PADI Openwater course with our experienced and highly rated instructors, you also get four open water dives in one of Thailand's best kept secrets for places to dive.
The problem you are probably struggling with is however a common one. How do you choose where to learn to take your PADI Openwater Course when you don't really know what makes a good dive centre? We can take the hassle out of that as we are a PADI 5* centre with a 100% safety record and what's more we love our customers going away with a smile on their face.
That's why PADI created its 5 Star category, to recognise dive centres who, like us, have mature, experienced dive instructors who can make your course a lot of fun while teaching you all the vital safety elements. As you can see from the comments below, our customers think ourinstructors are expert trainers, our service is top class and the diving here in the waters of the Koh Chang's national marine park is fantastic. Check the details of the course below, then select one of the links to contact us so that we can start to arrange your PADI Open Water Diver Course and take the first step into the wonderful world of Scuba Diving.
You start in the pool and learn essential basic skills including breathing underwater, clearing your regulator and mask, buoyancy control, fining techniques and techniques for safe diving. You then build on these basic skills and practice them both in the pool, and then in open water in Koh Chang's National Marine Park, all the time under the supervision of Scuba Zone's qualified and experienced PADI instructors. All the teaching and support materials are used to ensure that you understand the simple physics behind diving and to give you the confidence and enthusiasm to continue diving after your course. This opens up many beautiful divings spots around the world and a whole new underwater world for you to explore. In addition to the prescribed skills we aim to develop your confidence in the water, you will leave Scuba Zone as a safe, competent and qualified PADI Open Water Diver.
|Minimum Requirements||No previous diving experience is necessary before you start your PADI Open Water Diver Course. Must pass PADI Medical, and be over 10 years of age (Junior Open Water Diver).|
|Course Content||The PADI Open Water Diver Course starts with five sessions in the pool. You then do four Openwater dives from the boat in Koh Chang's national marine park, some reading, DVD sessions, knowledge reviews and tests/quizzes all multiple choice of course.|
|Class Size||We keep our courses small, so we only have a maximum of 4 students per instructor on a course. This means you get great personal attention, and helps to keep the course timetable short and maximises the amount of 'swimming time' rather than sitting watching other students practice their skills. You will normally join other students on the same schedule, however if you want a 'private' course, this can also be arranged.|
|Duration and Logistics||We usually schedule an Open Water Course over three days, pool sessions will be at The Garden Resort where we have a purpose made pool for diving. All the open water dives will be in the beautiful waters of Koh Changs national marine park, in each dive you will focus on specific skills, with the rest of the time just exploring and practicing the core skills of fining, breathing, buoyancy control and enjoying your diving. In the past Scuba Zone students have been delighted by whale sharks, barracuda, stingray, angelshark, octopus, cuttlefish, trigger fish, clown fish and many more species while developing their core skills
We always teach in small groups, and you can come on your own; with a partner or friends; or as a group. The parts of the course will be timetabled to suit you.
With tropical waters around Koh Chang island, we run the PADI Open Water Diver courses all year round, and the temperatures in open water rarely drop below 27C. The Koh Chang Islands (52) have always had an excellent reputation as a 'winter sun' holiday destination
You don't have to wait until you get here to Koh Chang to start your PADI Open Water Diver course, as you can now start to learn to dive at home before you depart using one of our distance learning options. The simplest way to start is to get the PADI Open Water course manual before you come to Koh Chang Thailand for your diving course, and do all the reading at home. Alternatively you can register for the new PADI e-learning system, nominate Scuba Zone as your partner, do most of the coursework and quizes online. In both cases we will be able to answer any questions by phone or email before you arrive to do the practical parts of the course. Finally you can complete the reading, tests and confined water training with one PADI school before you come to Thailand, and complete the rest of the PADI Open Water Diving Course in Koh Chang when you arrive!! Whatever way you decide to do your PADI Openwater course you will have a great time at Scuba Zone. Remember you can relax as you are in SAFE hands.