from 11000 THB

PADI Scuba Diver Course

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2 days

Tour Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

3 people


English, French, German, Slovak/Czech


2 days, 2 dives, min. age 10 years, max. depth 12 ma

Are you short on time and longing to become a certified diver? PADI Scuba Diver certification may be just for you. This course requires less time than the PADI Open Water Diver course, covering only the first three of five knowledge development sections, the first three of five pool sessions and the first two of four open water training dives, resulting in a limited certification. Especially if you expect to dive primarily with a dive guide, or if you have limited time to devote to scuba certification, consider becoming a PADI Scuba Diver.

This certification allows for a wealth of diving experience and is a good warm-up for the Open Water Diver course if that is your ultimate goal. PADI Scuba Divers are qualified to:

  • Dive under the direct supervision of a PADI Dive Master, Assistant Instructor or Instructor to a maximum depth of 12 meters / 40 feet
  • Get air refills, rent or buy scuba gear and participate in other scuba activities as long as they are supervised
  • Continue your diving training with PADI Open Water Diver certification and other courses such as Project AWARE and special equipment courses


Scuba Diver course is divided into three phases

  • Knowledge development section (all Padi study materials are sent to you in advance so you can learn comfortably at your own pace).
  • Closed lessons in the pool where you will learn and practice basic diving skills.
  • Open water training dives, two open water dives at our local dive sites.


  • Be at least 10 years old
  • No previous experience is necessary
  • You must be medically fit to dive. This means that you must be in reasonably good health.
  • When flying after diving, you generally have to wait at least 12 to 18 hours after your last dive.

Benefits of taking the course with Elixir Divers

  • Small groups, max. 3 students per instructor
  • Personal approach
  • 20 minutes by our motor boat to diving sites
  • Experienced lecturers
  • Top equipment for diving

Discover diving sites

Anemone reef (2 dives)
Koh Yao Yai, Thailand


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King Cruiser Wreck (2 dives)
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Koh Doc Mai (2 dives)
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Day 1

Meeting with a PADI diving instructor and introduction to the PADI course and paperwork. Continue with limited water training in the Elixir resort pool. The day ends with a knowledge test. Total time 4-5 hours.

Day 2

Two open water dives and theory (no final exam). Total time 4-5 hours.


  • Knowledge Development Section 1, 2, 3
  • Water dives 1, 2, 3 in the pool
  • 2 open water dives
  • Diving equipment
  • PADI Study Materials Electronic Guide
  • Diving journal
  • PADI Scuba Diver certification electronic card
  • Certification fees
  • Fresh fruit snacks and water
  • Tropical weather on Koh Yao Yai
  • Transfer (see FAQs)


4 hours

Tour's Location


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

Transfer is not included in the price.

  • GLOW Elixir Resort - 400 THB (5 minutes by car)
  • Loh Pared Bay area (Santhiya Resort & Spa, Blue Bay Resort, Yao Yai Resort, Heimat Garden) - 700 THB round trip (20 minutes drive)
  • North of Koh Yao Yai (Koh Yao Yai Village, Hillside Resort, Betterview Resort, Thiwson Bungalow - 800 THB round trip (35 minutes drive)

The transfer price is always return and is per car. We will split the costs if there are more guests from the same area. Please send us the name of the resort and your room number so we can arrange the transfer and pick up.

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

from 11000 THB


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