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PADI Open Water Diver Course

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3-4 days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

3 people


English, French, German, Slovak/Czech


A vacation can leave you with more than a few souvenirs and a fast-fading tan. At Elixir Divers on Koh Yao Yai, we’ll teach you a whole new way of enjoyment underwater. The 3-day Padi Open Water Diver Course is your first step in scuba diver certification. Once certified it allows you the freedom of diving without an instructor and qualifies you to dive independently to a maximum depth of 18 meters

These days you have 2 main ways to complete a course and receive your certification. Padi eLearning allows you to complete all of your theoretical parts including the final exam at home at your own pace and practical part here with us. The other way is the classic class where you finalize both theory and practice here with us, though we send you study materials in advance anyway.


The open water diving course is divided into three phases

  • Knowledge development section ( we send you all the Padi study materials in advance, so you can learn comfortably at your own pace ).
  • Confined sessions in the swimming pool where you will learn and practice the basic scuba diving skills.
  • Open water training dives, four sea open water dives at our local dive sites.


  • Be at least 10 years old
  • Divers must be able to swim.
  • You need to be Medically fit to dive. This means that you must be in reasonably good health.
  • When flying after diving generally you need to wait a minimum of 12 to 18 hours after your last dive.

Benefits of taking the course with Elixir Divers

  • Small classes, max. 3 students per instructor
  • Flexible schedule, tailored according to your needs
  • Personal approach
  • 20 min by our speedboat to the dive sites
  • Experienced PADI Instructors
  • Top notch scuba diving gear

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Day 1

After you have finished your e-learning at home you meet your PADI scuba instructor. He will introduce to you the PADI course system - paperwork and equipment fitting. Continue with confined water training in the swimming pool in Elixir resort to practice basic skills. Day ends with knowledge review. Total time 5-6 hours. 

Day 2

Two open water dives and knowledge review. Total time 6 hours.

Day 3

Two open water dives, knowledge review and final exam. Total time 6 hours.

Certification is now online and you get PADI e-card with your PADI number.


  • Knowledge development with PADI e-learning
  • Confined water dives in the swimming pool
  • Four open water dives
  • Personal guidance of PADI instructor
  • Diving equipment + diving computer-free use
  • PADI study materials e-manual
  • Diving logbook
  • PADI Open Water certification e-card
  • Certification fees
  • Fresh fruit refreshments and soft drinks during diving
  • Tropical weather on Koh Yao Yai
  • Transfer (See FAQs)


3 days

Tour's Location


How do I get to your location? Is transfer included in the price?

Transfer is not included in the price.

  • GLOW Elixir resort – 400 THB (5 mins. drive)
  • Loh Pared Bay area (Santhiya Resort & Spa, Blue Bay resort, Yao Yai Resort, Heimat Garden) – 700 THB roundtrip (20 mins. drive)
  • North of Koh Yao Yai (Koh Yao Yai Village, Hillside resort, Betterview Resort, Thiwson bungalow – 800 THB roundtrip (35 mins. drive)

Price of the transfer is always roundtrip and is per car. We split the costs, if there are more guests from the same area. Please send us resort name and your room number to arrange the transfer and pick up.

We recommend renting a motorbike to come to our office (250 THB/day). There is very little traffic on Koh Yao Yai and motorbike is also great way to explore the island.

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