PADI Open Water Course Khao Lak

Learn to dive at the Similan Islands

PADI Open Water Course Khao LakThe PADI Open Water course Khao Lak takes four days and includes 4 dives. The first two dives are on a local reef with easy conditions ideal for training. The final two certification dives are at the Similan Islands.

Courses run from November until April. The day trip dive boat also takes certified divers to the Similan Islands and is often fully booked so advanced booking is recommended.

PADI Open Water course pre-requisites:

Minimum 15 years of age (10 for Junior diver certification)
Completed PADI medical statement.


PADI Open Water course training is standardized throughout the world and your certification will be globally recognized. With the PADI Open Water certification you will be certified to dive independently to a recommended maximum depth of 18 metres. You can use your PADI Open Water certification card to book yourself on other dive trips and to rent or buy dive equipment.

The next PADI course after the Open Water Course is the PADI Advanced Diver course.