Pattaya PADI Open Water Course




Pattaya PADI Open Water Diver course, Learn to dive on a PADI Open water course the one most popular dive course in the World especially in South East Asia.

Pattaya PADI Open Water

On completion of the course you will be able to plan dives with another certified diver independent of any dive professionals to a maximum depth of 18 metres.

We run our dive trips/courses from our 12 metre speedboat “Reef Seeker” meaning no real early starts or late finishes as we don’t have the travelling time like the larger dive boats in Pattaya, we reach the dive sites within 15 minutes.


Speedboat Schedule with PADI e-learning completed; 

  • DAY 1…Pool    9.30am – 2.30pm. learning the essential skills of how to be a diver.
  • DAY 2…Ocean 9.30am – 2.30pm. 2 open water dives and dive planning.
  • DAY 3…Ocean 9.30am – 2.30pm. 2 open water dives and dive planning.


 Pattaya PADI Open Water course


Real Divers are a British family run PADPattaya PADI Open Water www.real-divers.comI 5 STAR IDC Dive Center which means we can teach beginner divers all the way to Instructor ratings. We are the only dive center in Pattaya that run their trips from our 12 metre speedboats, which means no early starts and no late finishes as we start our courses at 9.30am and finish at 2.30pm. (with about an hour on each of the 4 open water dives).

We are also an Authentic TAT registered company (Tourism Authority of Thailand) which means we pass all safety regulations to take tourists diving, we also have a 100% safety record.

Also every student on our Open water course gets a rental dive computer which enhances safety and is a mandatory piece of equipment for every open water student not just their Instructor. You will learn more about dive computers and timing devices on the course and why each diver must have one on the dive, as a diver without a dive computer or timing device could find themselves in trouble very easily, safe drivers are happy divers.


Pattaya PADI Open Water course

The PADI Open water course consists of three stages:

1. Knowledge Development with either PADI e-learning or independent study of the PADI e-manual PDF:

2. Confined water training where you will practice the basic scuba diving skills in the swimming pool on how to be a diver:

3. Open Water diving where you will be diving in the ocean here at the Pattaya coral islands or Samae San islands.


4 Open water dives on Pattaya’s coral reefs with a

Pattaya PADI Open Water Course

“Knowledge development”

PADI eLearningWith PADI e-Learning you get to study online 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 of learning the knowledge if you haven’t done PADI e-Learning is self-study with the open water e-manual (which I can send you), in my opion with asking customers which one is better? i get the response the PADI elearning as you get the videos and the quizzes and exams which are on-line with explanations if you get the answer wrong, where as the emanual is a PDF manual.

“Pool Training”

The 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.

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 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.Pattaya PADI Open Water

The following 2 days are fun days out on our 12-metre speedboat at the Pattaya coral islands or Samae san islands.

Now you get to use the knowledge and skills you have already learned in the knowledge development and swimming pool and use them on the dives you will be planning and of course exploring the reef which is full of colourful fish and marine life with a great chance of seeing large hawkbill turtles on the 4 dives of the open water course.

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 angelfish, butterflyfish, pufferfish, stingrays, and large turtles these are seen on almost every dive.

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



Pattaya PADI Open Water course


We know that customers differ from what they need for the PADI dive course package we have made two different price packages for your dive trips/courses: “Basic package and All-inclusive” we can also still be flexible to adjust the price or package to suit your needs.

1) Basic package dive course includes Boat trips, Pro Instruction, pool session, course dives, course materials/certification, rental dive equipment, rental dive computer, underwater photos, and lunch/snacks/drinks.

2) All-inclusive Dive course includes: Boat trips, Pro Instruction, pool session, course dives, course materials, certification, rental dive equipment, rental dive computer, underwater photos, lunch/snacks/drinks, hotel pick up/drop off, Real Divers tee-shirt.

  • All-inclusive: PADI Open Water with PADI eLearning completed 11,000B – PADI eLearning 220 Aussie dollars about 4,500B depending on the Aussie dollar (Direct payment to PADI)

If you would like to add or take away from any package let us know and we will adjust the price accordingly 

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

Please e-mail for availability on the day you would like to start your course. Then please pay 1,000 Baht deposit per person to ensure 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. 

Directions to the dive center in Thai show a taxi driver. ซอยโรงแรมเวลคัม2 จอมเทียน ถนน เลียบชายหาดจอมเทียน ระหว่างซอย 11-12

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IMPORTANT: 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.

Pattaya PADI Open Water course