PADI Open Water Course

PADI Open Water Course

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Learn to scuba dive

Learning to dive on a Pattaya PADI Open Water diver course is the most popular way that beginners around the world get certified to dive.

On completion of the course you will be able to plan and make dives with another certified diver, independent of any dive professionals to a maximum depth of 18 meters/ 60 feet.

The course consists of three stages: 1. Knowledge Development with either PADI e-learning or independent study of the manual: 2. Confined water training where you will practice the basic scuba diving skills in the swimming pool: 3. Open Water diving where you will be diving in the ocean here at the Pattaya coral islands or Samae San islands.

The PADI Open Water Diver course is also a pre-requisite certification allowing you to enrol on more advanced PADI diving courses such as PADI Adventure Diver, PADI Advanced Open Water Diver and PADI Specialty Diver.

Have a look at our Open water course which includes bargain priced mask and snorkel in the price.

4 Open water dives on Pattaya’s coral reefs with a great chance of seeing large turtles.


With PADI e-Learning you get to study on-line in your own time and at your own pace and also take the quizzes and exams so that when you’re ready to do the water work with us where it’s all diving and the course will take two to two and a half days to complete your training.

PADI e-Learning will save you more free time on your holidays to have fun instead of being in the books and dvd’s studying dive knowledge, which takes a bit of time.

The other option learning the knowledge if you haven’t done PADI e-Learning is the classroom. The first thing that you should do to prepare for the course is read the 5 chapters of the PADI Open Water Diver training manual which Real Divers does includes in the course price.

There are fPattaya PADI Open Water courseive modules and each concludes with a multiple-choice answer knowledge review. This allows the instructor to go over any points the student has missed out on, thus not wasting time re-teaching parts you have already learned correctly.

We will also show you a DVD video of each module as some students learn better from visual training. The last thing to do is pass a final exam, although after running through the knowledge in the book and watching the DVD and talking with your instructor this should be just a formality.


“Pool Training”

Pattaya PADI Open Water courseThe confined water sessions in the pool teach you the skills you will need for scuba diving such as breathing, finning action, buoyancy skills, mask and regulator skills and out of air drills.

Some of these skills you will use on every dive and others like the out of air drills we hope you will never need, but it is always important to know them in the uPattaya PADI Open Water coursenlikely event you were ever involved in a diving emergency.

When you have become proficient and mastered the skills you are now ready for the ocean.

The way it works in the pool is that first, we will have a small swimming test to check that you are able to swim and maintain yourself in the water. It is then time to set up your scuba gear and get in the water. Your PADI instructor will first demonstrate the skills for you and then you will be given as many attempts as you need to master it and make sure you can do it easily.

“Ocean Diving”

Now it is time to do what you came here to do. Dive in the ocean.

The following day is a fun day out on the dive speedboat at the coral islands.

Now you get to use the knowledge and skills you have already learned in the classroom and swimming pool and use them on the dives you will be planning and of course exploring the reef which is full of fish and marine-life.





 The course has a total of four dives, two dives per sea day.

On your first 2 dives you have a maximum of 12 metres and dives 3 and 4 max depth 18 metres.

On the coral dives you have the chance of seeing angel fish, butterfly fish, puffer fish, sting rays and large turtles these are seen on almost every dive.







Pattaya PADI Open water course Prices and Schedules

PADI Open Water Diver Course (including Manual & Certification) – 16,500 Baht.


PADI Open Water Diver Course with PADI eLearning: 

PADI elearning 202 Aussie dollar about – 4,800 Baht (depending on the Aussie dollar)

Real Divers Training – 11,000 Baht. (no hidden costs)


Bargain Dive Equipment plus course/dive package – 17,900 Baht


PADI Open Water Referral Course – price will vary.


 Speedboat Schedule with PADI elearning; Pattaya open water course

– DAY 1…Pool     10am – 2.30pm. learning the essential skills of how to be a diver.

– DAY 2…Ocean 10am – 3pm. 2 open water dives and dive planning.

– DAY 3…Ocean  10am – 3pm. 2 open water dives and dive planning.

 Speedboat Schedule without PADI elearning;

 – DAY 1…Class   10am – 2pm  Knowledge development, DVD’S, plus self study from manual

– DAY 2…Pool     10am – 2.30pm  Learning all the basic skills of scuba diving, plus self study from the manual.

– DAY 3…Ocean  10am – 3pm  Completing 2 open water dives, plus self study from the manual.

– DAY 4…Ocean  10am – 3pm  Completing 2 open water dives plus open water final exam.

We can be flexible with scheduling but trips are subject to weather and sea conditions for safety reasons.

Real Divers Deposit

Please e-mail for a availability on the day you would like to start your course. Then please pay 1,000 Baht deposit per person to insure your spot, the balance can be paid on the morning of the course date. Cancellation policy; 100% deposit refund if the day is red flagged by the coast guard because of sea conditions, this doesn’t happen too many times in a year. 


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 Contact details for google map if you would like to come to the dive center.

Please NOTE: If you are doing 2 dives you will need 18 hours after your last dive before flying for safety reasons and 12 hours after 1 dive. If in doubt e-mail us.

Try a pool scuba dive before you start the course 2,500 Baht

padi open water diver


Do you want to do more that one course? Perhaps make your way up the PADI diver ladder to professional levels. Then check out the Real Divers Internship offers, which can save you a lot of money.


Quick Facts

  • Duration – 4 Days. With e-learning minimum 2 to 3 days
  • Prerequisite – Beginner
  • Minimum Age – 10 years old
  • PADI e-Learning – Available
  • Next Diver Level – Advanced Open Water

-Included in Course Price with e-learning:

  • PADI Open Water e-manual
  • Certification Card
  • Pool Session
  • 4 Open Water Dives
  • Diver’s Logbook
  • Diving Equipment rental
  • Lunch and soft drinks on the boat
  • Under water photos of you
  • Hotel Pickup and return

Included in course price without e-learning:

  • PADI Open Water Diver Manual
  • Certification Card
  • Pool Session
  • 4 Open Water Dives
  • Diver’s Logbook
  • Diving Equipment rental
  • Lunch and soft drinks on the boat
  • Under water photos of you
  • Hotel Pickup



Find Us

Contact Us

334/117 Moo 12 (Soi Welcome)
Jomtien Beach,
tel:+66 (0) 38-232-476