Open Water Diver Course

What better way to learn how to dive than in the crystal clear, warm waters of Koh Tao?

No previous dive experience is required and upon completion of the course students will be certified to dive to a depth of 18m (60ft) with a dive buddy of equal or higher certification. The certification is valid for the rest of your life, meaning that you can dive with any dive shop, anywhere in the world!

The 3-day OW course guides students through a 3-phase process including Dive theory, shallow water skill work and Open Water experience dives.

Cost: 11,100 THB

Course Includes:

  • OW course e-manual
  • Rental Dive equipment
  • Dive computer rental
  • Certification fee
  • Dive Logbook


  • A minimum of 10 years old
  • Ability to swim 200m un-aided & tread water for 10 minutes
  • Good physical health (Those with known medical conditions may need written approval from a dive medic)


Day 1

4:00pm – Orientation

Meet your instructor, fellow students, receive manuals, and watch the course videos.

(1.5 – 2 hours)

Day 2

8:00-10:30am – Academics

1:00-5:00pm – Confined water training at a shallow dive site or pool.

Day 3

8:00-10:00am – Academics

11:30-5:00 – Dives 1 & 2

Day 4

6am-11am – Dives 3 & 4, Certification & finish!

7:00pm – Celebratory drinks for your new certification!

We meet up at our beach bar, Victor’s, for a special screening of your open water video and to celebrate your first night as a fully certified open water diver…Roctopus style.