The Open Water Diver PADI training in Koh Lanta

The 1st level diving course / PADI Open Water Diver, in Koh Lanta, is the training par excellence, to start scuba diving. In other words, this training is the 1st level diving certificate at PADI. It will bring you all the theoretical knowledge, and all the basic techniques inherent in recreational diving.

This training, very complete, will allow you to evolve under water, in complete autonomy. In general, diving professionals guide you and show you all the curiosities and wonders of the surroundings. However, you will reach a sufficient level to evolve without a professional during your dives.

This course consists of three main phases:​

1. The theory

Is done online, from home and at your own pace, both on smartphone, tablet, and computer. Moreover, it is very interactive and in your language. However, we will be at your side if you feel the need.
The final test is also done online and everything is done to prepare you as well as possible.
You will be able to start as soon as you receive your installation code. Namely, this theory is quite substantial, therefore, we encourage you to start it quickly.
Indeed, it would be preferable to finish it before arriving at our center, in order to move on to the second stage as soon as you arrive.

2. Pool training

It only takes half a day to learn all the techniques of scuba diving in complete safety. In any case, you will be 3 maximum with the monitor. In fact, it allows for better learning. As soon as this half day / day is done, you will be ready for your first day in open water.

3. Open water dives

There are 4 dives to perform during which you will repeat the exercises learned in the pool. In this sense, it is done in 2 days, with 2 dives per day.
The dives are done from a boat, in one of the surrounding national parks, where marine life abounds.


At the end of the open water dives and the exercises carried out, you will be certified Open Water Diver and will obtain the 1st level PADI certificate. Therefore, you will be able to dive, independently, to a depth of 18m.

Program of the training :

This 1st level / Open Water diver training in Koh Lanta, this is done over 3 days. However, think about doing or advancing your theory well before starting the practical parts.
It takes about 15 hours for the development of theoretical knowledge.

  • 1st day: Training of diving exercises in a protected environment (pool)
  • 2nd day: Application of exercises trained in the pool, but this time in an open environment (sea) on 2 dives
  • 3rd day: Finalization of the application of exercises trained in the pool, but this time in an open environment (sea) over 2 dives

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

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

Short on time? The PADI Scuba Diver course might be right for you.


  • 15’900 THB – Training on 3 days, 4 dives
  • 11’400 THB – From Scuba Diver to Open Water Diver, training on 1,5 days, 2 dives
  • All the equipment needed for snorkeling  dive
  • Your teaching material in English (if existing)
  • PADI certification
  • An English or French speacking instructor (up to you)
  • Small group of 2 peoples maximum
  • Transfer from your hotel to the port and from the port to your hotel
  • Breakfast, non vegetarian / vegetarian lunch, fruits and drinks served on the boat
  • 600 THB National Marine Park Fee per day and per snorkeler
  • 400 THB National Marine Park Fee per day and per passenger

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