Padi Open Water Diver Course Summer Special

PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand with Scuba Cat Diving is the most popular scuba diving program in the world, the certification will open more than 70% of the planet to you, the underwater world. You will get a life time certification recognized in more than 175 countries. Where better to take your course than in the beautiful waters of Thailand with Scuba Cat Diving?

PADI Open Water Diver Training - Liveaboard Style

Our large catamaran liveaboard MV Scuba Cat moored close to shore in a beautiful protected cove provides an ideal floating classroom, dive shop, restaurant and hotel all in one superb package. Without a doubt this is certainly the most convenient and enjoyable way to learn to dive or continue your training to new levels.

Spending time on the liveaboard allows getting to know your instructor much better as well as making the meeting many new diver friends a natural and enjoyable process. The amount of pertinent information and new insights gained will far exceed that which you have learned in the classroom and so much fun as well.

Our mooring at Racha Island is literally surrounded by dive sites and beautiful clear water. There are shallow sandy areas for demonstration of dive skills and navigation exercises, abundant marine life of a wide variety of fish, invertebrate and coral species for identification skills and underwater photography.

Add to this our own artificial reAdd to this our own artificial reef, Marla’s Mystery, for tailor made deep, wreck and nitrox training. The gentle slope into deeper waters provides the perfect depths for the PADI/ DSAT Tec Deep and Tec Trimix Diver courses.ef, Marla’s Mystery, for tailor made deep, wreck and nitrox training. The gentle slope into deeper waters provides the perfect depths for the PADI/ DSAT Tec Deep and Tec Trimix Diver courses.

The convenience of being surrounded by dive sites and the efficiency of sleeping on the boat means that our courses always include extra diving- 50% more in the case of the Open Water Diver course! These extra dives are done at a much more relaxed pace than on the normal day trip schedule- win win.

Summer Season Racha Highlights

What - MV Scuba Cat

  • Large catamaran moored in clear, calm waters.
  • Air con and hot water.
  • Twin sharing cabins.
  • Dinghy for safety and trips to shore.
  • Kayaks.
  • Tasty, fresh prepared food.
  • Nitrox blending.
MV Scuba Cat

Where - Racha Yai Island

  • Closest dive destination to Phuket.
  • Large island provides protected, calm water.
  • Excellent visibility, coral and fish life.
  • Variety of dive sites.
  • Ideally suited for all levels of PADI diver training; from novice to Tec.
  • Excellent snorkeling in clear, shallow protected waters.

  • Location of two of Scuba Cat's award winning environmental projects:
  • Reef Check transect.
  • Marla’s Mystery, our artificial reef.
  • Quiet island with no traffic.
  • Powdery white sand beaches.
  • Cellular phone coverage.
Reef Diving

When - Summer Season

24 June- 25 September


  • Most convenient quality diving close to Phuket.
  • Very best value.
  • Very best PADI dive training.
  • Fun for divers and non- divers alike.
  • Great for families.

What Do You Need To Start Your PADI Open Water Diver Course?

Minimum age: 10 for our Junior Open Water Diver Course

What Will You Do During Your PADI Open Water Diver Course?

- 1 day classroom and swimming pool at our Patong beach training facility.

- 2 day/ 1 night liveaboard at Racha Yai island- including meals.

- 2 extra free dives after certification.

- Nitrox option available.

The Padi Open Water Diver Course program is designed to teach you how to dive safely during the 3 days where you have 5 confined water sessions in the swimming pool, 4 Open Water Dives from our own boats, the two first one at a maximum depth of 12 meters and the last two at 18 meters maximum and some knowledge development in the classroom to learn the dive tables and how to plan your own dive. Throughout the course, you’ll learn the fundamentals of scuba diving, including dive equipment and techniques.

At the end of your course you will get a certification, which is valid throughout the world for the rest of your life. Now you are an independent diver.

Junior Open Water Diver

- For 10 and 11 years old.

- A PADI Jr Open Water Diver between the ages of 10 and 11 years may only dive with a PADI Professional, a certified parent or certified guardian to a maximum depth of 12 meters/40 feet.

- For 12 to 14 years old.

- A PADI Junior Open Water Diver or Junior Diver is qualified to dive only when accompanied by another certified diver who is of legal age.

What's Included In The PADI Open Water Diver Course?

At Scuba Cat Diving, Phuket, Thailand all our scuba diving certification courses include manuals and free scuba diving equipment rental. For the PADI Open Water Diver program you'll receive the PADI Open Water Diver Manual, log book and dive tables. In addition we teach all of our diver level courses in small groups to ensure that you receive the attention that you deserve. All our courses are taught to PADI Standards.

Compared with most "dive centers" in Thailand (a lot of them is just a website - a "Virtual Dive Company") - Scuba Cat owns their own fleet of diving boats and have been in operation since 1994. If you do a Course or a Dive Career Package with us, all your dives will be from one of our own dive boats, not "We got to do a beach dive, 'cause it is not enough students" or from a "last minute rented long tail boat, ' cause all the other boats are full"

How Much Will The PADI Open Water Diver Course Cost?

The Price for Padi Open Water Diver Course is 14,500 Baht (3 Days / 4 Dives - plus 2 Extra Free Dives).

What Can You Do After The PADI Open Water Diver Course?

PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket Thailand completion gives you a taste of a whole new world. So the chances are you'll want to continue your dive education. One more day will allow you to complete your Adventure Diver course; two days and you'll be an Advanced Open Water Diver. Or why not join us for some Day Trip Diving in Phuket or even a Southern Island Liveaboard trip.

Interested in a career in Scuba Diving? Our Dive Career Packages and Internships in Phuket, Thailand will open the door to a new life.