Open Water & Advanced Open Water Special Combined

PADI Open Water & Advanced 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 our 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 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.

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.

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.

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:

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.
MV Scuba Cat
  • Reef Check transect.
  • Marla’s Mystery, our artificial reef.
  • Quiet island with no traffic.
  • Powdery white sand beaches.
  • Cellular phone coverage.

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

Padi Open Water Diver Course:

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 Liveaboard boat, 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.

Padi Advanced Open Water Course:

This certification includes five Adventure Dives, including the Deep Adventure Dive, the Underwater Navigator Adventure Dive and three of the following:

  • Boat Diver.
  • Drift Diver.
  • Deep Diver.
  • Enriched Air Nitrox Diver.
  • Multilevel Diver.
  • Night Diver.
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy.
  • Search and Recovery Diver.
  • Underwater Naturalist.
  • Underwater Photographer.
  • Underwater Navigator.
  • AWARE Fish Identification.
  • Wreck Diver.

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

At Scuba Cat, all our scuba diving courses include manuals and free scuba diving equipment rental. 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.

- 4 Days.

- 11 Dives.

- 3 Day/2 Night Liveaboard including all meals.

- No hidden extras.

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 And Advanced Open Water Diver Course Cost?

Book now for the special offer price of 26,800 Baht!

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

PADI Advanced Open Water Divers at least 15 years of age can enrol in PADI Wreck or Deep Diver Specialty courses and continue on to the PADI Rescue Diver or Junior Rescue Diver course. PADI Adventure Dives can also count towards PADI Specialty Diver certifications. If you liked your Night Adventure Dive so much that you wanted to take a complete PADI Night Diver Specialty course, your Night Adventure Dive can count as the first dive of that scuba diving specialty. Or why not join us for some day trip diving or even a Thailand Liveaboard trip?