Get your PADI in the Similan Islands
Do the open water course on a Similan liveaboard
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.
Price: 24,300 baht
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 of 900 baht per person.
* If you are travelling solo you can share a cabin with another guest or pay a single supplement of 4,720 baht 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 for just 6,000 baht.
PADI Open Water course + liveaboard schedule:
16-19 Nov 2015
22-25 Nov 2015
28 Nov-1 Dec 2015
4-7 Dec 2015
10-13 Dec 2015
9-12 Jan 2016
15-18 Jan 2016
21-24 Jan 2016
27-30 Jan 2016
2-5 Feb 2016
8-11 Feb 2016
14-17 Feb 2016
20-23 Feb 2016
26-29 Feb 2016
4-7 Mar 2016
10-13 Mar 2016
16-19 Mar 2016
22-25 Mar 2016
28-31 Mar 2016
Certified divers can join this 2 day 2 night liveaboard for 14,300 baht plus park fees and rental equipment. Want to continue your diving education? The PADI Advanced course can be completed for 8,500 baht.
Snorkelers or non diving partners can join the cruise for just 10,725 baht. Snorkeling guides are provided and there are daily beach excursions with the dinghy. A non diver can try SCUBA diving for just 1,500 baht, no previous experience is required.
So Oktavia is an ideal boat for mixed diver and non diving couples or groups.