GO DIVING ON KOH TAO | TAKE THE OPEN WATER COURSE

Take your Open Water course and get certified to dive to 18 metres anywhere in the world.

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BECOME AN OPEN WATER DIVER

Learn to scuba on the most popular Koh Tao dive course!

The Open Water Diver course is your passport to explore the mesmerising underwater world with confidence and competence. Whether you’re simply looking to check the box on ‘diving on Koh Tao’ or an avid adventurer seeking a lifelong hobby, this dive course is your gateway to thrilling aquatic exploration.

Every year, thousands of people embark on this incredible Koh Tao scuba diving experience. Whether you’ve already tried diving on a previous holiday or not, our team of experienced instructors will ensure you have all the skills and knowledge you need to dive safely as your travels continue.

Why take your Open Water Diver Course with Chalok Reef Divers? Because our dive school on Koh Tao has fantastic facilities, high-quality equipment, and some of the best instructors in the business.

A BIT MORE ABOUT THE MOST POPULAR KOH TAO DIVE COURSE

You’ll need 3-4 days to complete the course. But we’re warning you: scuba can be addictive. So, don’t be surprised if you end up extending to complete more dive courses on Koh Tao while you’re here!

The Open Water course comprises some classroom learning, shallow water skills training, and four open water dives to a maximum depth of 18 metres. Everything you need to join the worldwide tribe of certified divers is included:

  • Learning materials
  • A set of rental scuba equipment
  • A shallow water pool session
  • Complimentary tea, coffee, and water on the boat
  • Transfers to and from the pier
  • 4 ocean dives
  • Diving insurance

OUR OPEN WATER COURSE SCHEDULE

Here’s a bit more about what to expect when you learn scuba diving on Koh Tao with Chalok Reef Divers. Please bear in mind that while this timeline is typical, we can flex the schedule of any Koh Tao dive course to suit your needs should you need more time to practice. So, it’s always a good idea to build in an extra couple of days as a buffer, just in case. Besides, you’ll probably love it and want to continue to the advanced diver course anyway!

Day 1

You’ll meet your instructor to complete a theory review in the morning and get all the admin bits out of the way (paperwork, medical forms, etc.). Then, the real fun starts as you get sized up for equipment and jump in the pool at our Koh Tao dive resort to learn all of the shallow water skills you need before heading to the ocean the following day.

Day 2

You’ll spend the second morning of your Koh Tao dive course in an interactive learning session with your instructor, going through all the essential safety information and dive planning theory. Then, in the afternoon, it’s finally time to get your first real taste of Koh Tao diving. You’ll complete your first two ocean dives, reaching a maximum depth of 12 metres.

Day 3

You’ll head out on the morning dive boat to complete two more exciting dives, this time reaching a maximum depth of 18 metres. When you return, it’s time to finish up your paperwork, get your dives logged, and complete the final exam (don’t worry, it’s multiple choice, and your instructor will make sure you’re well prepared). And that’s the course all wrapped up –  you’ll be a fully-fledged Open Water Diver!

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