Get your PADI in the Similan Islands
Do the open water course on a Similan liveaboard
Update Jan 2018 – Beginner diving (open water courses and Discover Scuba Dives) are no longer allowed at the Similan Islands, they are banned by the national parks department).
The open water course takes 3 days. Start in Khao Lak and complete the theory and pool sessions on day 1. On day 2 you join the Oktavia liveaboard for 2 days 2 nights (7 dives) in the Similan Islands. Scroll down for dates.
The price includes:
PADI certification fee and all required materials and equipment
2 nights accommodation on Oktavia liveaboard based on twin share accommodation*
All meals on board
7 dives (4 PADI certification) dives plus 3 fun dives.
The price excludes the Similan Islands national park entrance and diving fee.
* If you are travelling solo you can share a cabin with another guest or pay a single supplement for a private cabin.
Master cabin upgrade is 4,000 baht per person. The master cabin has a king size bed, a private bathroom and a fridge.
PADI Open water referral on a liveaboard.
If you have already completed your PADI Open water course theory and confined water sessions bring your referral paperwork with you and complete the dives on the Similan Islands liveaboard.