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Open Water Diver

Koh Phangan is a wonderful place to learn diving. The waters in the bays around the island are calm, warm and shallow and all the training dive sites are accessed directly from the beach.

As a PADI awarded  5-Star IDC Dive Resort we offer all PADI Courses from beginner to professional in English, Deutsch, en français. Our Dive Instructors teach to the highest training standards of PADI, using the latest PADI course materials, which ultimately provide our student divers with MORE TIME IN WATER. For you this means a high quality course, more personalised training and more diving experience. Located on the beach we are able to offer you comfortable, relaxed training.


PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) is the world’s largest diver training organisation. With a PADI Diving Certification Card you can be assured that your diving qualifications will be recognised worldwide.



PADI Open Water Diver

Lesson in the pool

By far the most popular scuba diving certification in the world. With your PADI Open Water License you can enjoy the beauty of the ocean wherever you are in the world.

Our course is constructed in such a way that the necessary skills are taught thoroughly in a gradual and relaxed manner. We achieve this by having no more than four student divers per instructor.


Our four-day PADI Open Water Course consists of three parts:

    * Meet your instructor, video, manual, test

      ♦ Five sessions at our house reef (or swimming pool at bad weather conditions)
      ♦ Shallow water dives

     ♦ Two dives from a longtailboat or diving boat (West Coast Koh Phangan)
        Maximum depth 12 meter

     ♦ Two dives from diving boat (day trip to Sailrock, Marine Park or Koh Tao), 
        Maximum depth 18 meter




If you prefer to do the course over three days, we can tailor your Open Water Dives to make this possible.

After completion of either of these courses, you will become certified as an internationally recognized PADI Open Water Diver.


Fit for diving?
Please see our Medical Questionnaire and FAQ - click here


Open Water Diver - 4 Days 12900 THB Booking
Scuba Diver - 2 Days 8500 THB Booking
Open Water and Advanced - PACKAGE 23200 THB Booking



PADI eLearning

eLearning provides the theory sessions you need for the Open Water Diver and the Advanced Open Water Diver  certifications, so you can learn at your own pace before you head off on vacation. We will adjust the course fees if you choose this option, or give you a partial refund if you have booked online. You can find more information here or on the PADI eLearning pages.







Discover Scuba Diving

Discover Scuba Diving from the Haad Yao beach

For those who are unsure, whether the underwater world is suited to them, this Introductory Dive is a safe way to experience the unique feeling of scuba diving in our beautiful oceans and seas.

After a short theory session in which the necessary basics of diving are explained, one of our PADI Instructors will take you first into shallow water to practice and get comfortable with the equipment and then guide you on your first real dive!


You can choose between:

Discover Scuba Diving 2 dives boat, Daytrip 3600 THB Booking
Discover Scuba Diving 1 dive beach 2000 THB Booking




PADI Scuba Diver

Diving Signs!

No time for a full course, no problem! The PADI Scuba Diver Program is a pre-entry level certification that is perfect for vacationers.

Within two days you will complete half of the Open Water Diver Course and will receive a certification. With this limited certification you are allowed to dive to a maximum depth of 12 meters with a PADI Professional anywhere in the world. You will be able to complete the remaining half of the PADI Open Water Course at any PADI diving school worldwide, at any time after this course.

Duration: 2 days

  1. half day theory
  2. half day shallow water training
  3. two Open Water dives


Fit for diving?
Please see our Medical Questionnaire and FAQ - click here


Scuba Diver - 2 Days 8500 THB Booking



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  • the course dives at Haad Yao Divers are not limited in time and longer than in other programs
  • you dive every course day
  • we visit different dive sites

       After finishing the course with HAAD YAO DIVERS you are a safe dive-buddy.