Thank you for your interest in learning how to scuba dive! You are in the right place for the best possible training at H2O PADI 5-Star Center, Thong Nai Pan’s most trusted dive school. Operating in Thong Nai Pan for over 15 years, H2O is the only dive center recommended by Anantara Rasananda, Santhiya Resort & Spa, Panviman Resort, and Buri Rasa Resort.
H2O’s popular PADI Open Water Course is a fun-filled three days and your ticket to the underwater world. Beginning on Day One, you’ll meet your professional PADI instructor at 9am and begin the academic portion of your course. Watching some DVDs, going through some knowledge reviews with your PADI pro, and discussing the theory behind scuba diving is all a part of preparing you to get wet! Don’t worry, we make academics as painless as possible 😉 After a lunch break, we’ll jump into the water and begin practicing your new skills.
Days Two and Three you’ll spend out on our speedboat diving the best sites in the Gulf! On your first day out at sea with H2O, you’ll complete two dives to a maximum depth of 12 meters under the close supervision of your professional PADI instructor, completing a series of skills along the way, and finding your place under the surface. Day Three will see you complete two more dives, but to a maximum depth of 18 meters. By the time you reach your last dive, you’re practically fun diving alongside the pros. You’ll feel confident, excited, and triumphant as you reach the finish line – certification and joining the millions of happy PADI-certified divers around the globe.
Your PADI Open Water license will never expire and will be accepted worldwide without exception. The cost of our PADI Open Water Course is 13,900 baht inclusive of full scuba equipment, all PADI materials (including an online manual you keep for reference), all confined training, four open water dives, unlimited snacks & refreshments while out diving (come with an appetite!), speedboat transfer straight from Thong Nai Pan Beach to the best sites in the Gulf, a delicious Thai lunch served between your dives, a professional PADI instructor, all PADI licensing fees (paid direct to PADI to certify you at the end of the course), and a lot of fish and fun!
What can you expect to see during your course? Well, diving from Koh Phangan allows you access to the most amazing marine life in the Gulf of Thailand! The sites we dive change throughout the year, as the direction of winds and current also change, which affect the conditions under the surface. One thing you can be sure of is that we will only take you to sites that are in season. Although no one can say with certainty what you will see when you dive below the surface, we can be sure certain sites at certain times of the year are not worth visiting – we will not take you there. H2O firmly believe in giving our guests the best dive experience possible and, as such, will use our years of experience on the island to choose the best places to dive for you!