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Open Water CourseGet Certified!

Open water diver


Maximum 4 days (fast track available for smaller groups)
4 dives in the sea + 1 dive in the pool

Maximum 4 students
Maximum depth 18m


10 years old for Junior Open Water
15 years old for Open Water


This is your opportunity to get certified!! The Open Water course is the beginner course of recreational diving. Once you complete it you will be certified for life and it will be recognized everywhere in the world. What does this mean? It means that you can go diving anywhere with the company of a dive buddy to a maximum depth of 18m.

During the course you will learn everything you need to become an independent diver and we will make sure that you grow into a safe, confident and responsible diver while we are having a lot of fun doing it. It is definitely a life changing experience!

The basic layout of the course looks like this, but many changes can be done depending on your needs:

Day 1:

  • 5.30pm - Orientation with your instruction and video session

Day 2:

  • AM - Classroom session
  • PM - Confined session(s) in our wonderful pool built on purpose for diving! (3.5 meters deep at the deepest end)

Day 3:

  • AM - Academic review and exam (very easy, we promise!)
  • PM - Boat trip for dives number 1 and 2 to a maximum depth of 12m.

Day 4:

  • AM - Boat trip for dives 3 and 4 to a maximum depth of 18m. You can request a videographer to come and film you on this day so s/he can put together a nice movie (upon availability. Price of the video depends on number of students)
  • PM - Collect your card and watch the video if you booked one!!

 Lunch and a free tshirt included in the price


Basic package:  8.900THB

  VIP package:  16.500THB


Book our VIP package and you (together with your friend or partner) will be guaranteed to be the only students on the course!

This is specially great if you are on your honeymoon or if one of you is a bit nervous and would prefer a more personalized course.

This package includes lunch from our diving menu at the Tarna Align Resort on day 2, lunch from the diving menu or Zest (our favorite bakery and sandwich spot on Koh Tao!) on day 3 and breakfast or lunch from Zest on day 4.

You can also choose from either a sunset dinner onboard our fantastic boat or having your experience filmed by an experienced videographer.

The sunset dinner is a unique and memorible experience that only Chic Diving and the Tarna Align Resort can provide.

If you choose the VIP video package a videographer will join you for the last 2 dives and will compile a movie with all the footage of your diving experience. We then meet up later in the day to showcase the video and have a drink. This will be an awesome memory that you can keep forever.

 You can also book a video on top of our basic package if you wish. Just let us know and we will give you a quote for that.

 Send us an This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.if you want to have more information about either package. We will be happy to answer all your questions!


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