Searobin SSI Dive Center Koh Samui

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Open Water Diver - 4 Boat Dives - 3 days 14,500 THB
*All prices avaiable only through on-line booking, "Early Booking price" 14 days in advance.
Course price includes full equipment rental, theory materials, application fee IFDI (PADI optional), lunch and refreshment on board, insurance, transfers to and from your hotel.

1st Level Diver - PADI / IFDI Open Water on Koh Samui


If you've always wanted to learn how to scuba dive, discover new adventures or simply see the wondrous world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. You don't have to be an expert swimmer nor do you have to have had any diving experience.

PADI open water diver course samuiThe PADI / IFDI Open Water Diver course is the world's most popular scuba course, and has introduced millions of people to the adventurous diving lifestyle. Searobin Open Water Diver course take only three days to complete for a lifetime certification which allows you to dive anywhere in the world with a certified buddy.

Your underwater adventures can begin as soon as you want with the PADI Open Water Diver manual and video or SSI Total Teaching System with all the materials avaiable on-line. You can learn the background information you need at your own pace and then come to Koh Samui to complete the course.

Open Water Diver Course Computer version
Zoop dive computer samui

Technology has brought about dramatic improvements in the tools we use in everyday life. We have seen a similar evolution in the dive industry. For this reason a new training option for the PADI Open Water Diver course has been developed. Searobin recommends completing your Open Water course using dive computers instead of dive table.

The fun part

The fun part about this course is . . . well, just about all of it because learning to dive is incredible. You breathe underwater for the first time (something you'll never forget) and learn what you need to know to become a certified diver. You will be going into the ocean space and its most likely the closest that you will get to outer space!

During the course, you’ll make at least five pool dives in the pool followed by four open water dives at prime location around Ko Samui.

What will you learn

The PADI / IFDI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:

  • Knowledge Development (online or home study) to understand basic principles of scuba diving
  • Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills
  • Open Water Dives to review your skills and explore!

PADI Open water samuiOur dive school's PADI / IFDI Open Water Diver course lasts only three days for a group size of maximum of 4 people. In order to complete all the theory and the confined water exercises in one day we have to limit the group size to 4 divers. All our courses are on private basis.
Diving courses are performance based. You proceed as you demonstrate mastery of the scuba skills taught in the course. Small group sizes in Koh Samui ensure that you get personal attention from our dive school's professionals.
Small group size allows you to work at a pace that is comfortable for you, relaxed and stress-free.  On the open water dives days, we use surface interval and boat journey time, from Koh Samui to the dive site and back, to review PADI Open Water course material and prepare for the open water dives.


Virtually anyone who is in good health, reasonably fit, and comfortable in the water can earn a PADI / IFDI Open Water Diver certification. If you are between 10 and 14 or have a child between these ages, there is a Junior Open Water Diver program available.

You are not require to get medical clearance to take the Open Water Diver course. However, please take a look at the medical statement and should you answer yes to any of the questions, please consult a physician before signing up for the course.

In accordance to Flying After Diving guidelines you should not fly within 24 hours after your last dive.

PADI Advance open water

Your Next Adventure

Continue your dive education in exploring the underwater world with Specialty courses.  Searobin Dive Center in Koh Samui and your PADI / IFDI dive instructor will have more information on advance diving courses.

Updated on: 2022-09-25 © 2004 Searobin Samui Diving Center