As a Scuba Diver you are certified to dive when accompanied with a PADI professional to a maximum depth of 12m. The upgrade teaches students how to become a more independent diver, through understanding the dive principles behind diving-related accidents, DCI, ascent rates, safety stops and how to plan dives. In just two days you can upgrade your limited certification to full PADI certification, allowing you a lifetime licence to dive to 18 m, anywhere in the world.
10:00 – 16:30
(classroom & pool)
|Watch DVD’s and learn how to use dive computers to plan and execute your dives. Complete your Knowledge Review and final exam in the morning. After lunch it’s time to get wet! Move to the pool to practice the more complex underwater skills, such as scuba unit removal and replacement underwater.
08:00 – 15:30
(day on the boat)
|Your mission today is to complete your final 2 training dives to 18m. During the boat journey to the dive sites you’ll set up your equipment, discuss dive objectives, plan your dives on your computer and conduct your pre-dive safety checks before each dive. You’ll perform an underwater compass swim, remove your mask underwater and marvel at the reef residents around you!|
- Certified Scuba Diver
- Age 10+
- 2 Days
- Can Swim
- In Good HealthAdd a Tooltip Text
Why Choose Scubafish?
- Exceptional Service
- Personal Teaching Methods
- Unrivaled Reputation
- Pool-Based Learning
- Small Groups
- Private Instruction if you prefer
- Luxury Dive Boats – fastest journey times to Thailand’s top dive sites
- Latest Teaching Methods & Materials
- Diving Memories – professional U/W Photographer or Videographer onboard
- Environmentally Aware
- Highly Recommended – by TripAdvisor & Lonely Planet
- Highest Quality Dive Equipment
What languages can I learn in?
Course materials (DVDs, manuals, quizzes & exams) are available in many other languages allowing us to run the following semi-supported courses:
- other languages available on request
eLearning courses are available in most languages.
What's included in the price?
- Free transfers to & from any Lanta resort
- Small groups (max 4 per Instructor)
- The lastest PADI course materials & manuals
- PADI certification fees (incl. digital photos)
- As much pool time as you need
- Dive equipment rental
- Dive computer & compass rental
- Log binder
- Waterproof zip bag
- Free Scubafish T-Shirt
When you are out on the dive boats we also include:
- Drinking water
- Iced Coffee
- Fruit juices
- Fizzy drinks
- Tea & coffee
- Fresh fruit
- Private Instructor – 2,000 THB p/day
- Extra Course Dive x1 – 3,700 THB
- Extra Course Dive x2 – 5,200 THB
National Marine Park Entry Fees:
– 600 B p/day – High Season only (November-April)
- Lifetime license to dive anywhere in the world
- Worldwide recognition
- Certified to dive to a max depth of 18m (60 ft)
- You don’t have to be accompanied by a PADI professional
- Add an exciting new dimension to your world!
How often do courses run?
How long does each dive last?
What's the next step?
Your next step would be to complete the full Advanced and Specialty Diver courses in which you broaden your range of diving skills and experiences.
Once you’re certified, you can also make some dives for fun! Scubafish is ideally located in the South of Ko Lanta to offer shorter journey times on daily dive trips to some of the best dive sites in Thailand.
The PADI Open Water Diver Course will give you a license to dive to a max depth of 18m, anywhere in the world.
What will I learn in the PADI Scuba Diver to Open water Upgrade Course?
The 2 day course is split into three segments which include academic training, self-study sessions, pool work and 2 open water dives:
During the classroom session in the morning you’ll increase your knowledge, and discover further dive principles required to enable you to plan and execute your dives more independently in our classroom session; Watch DVD’s, learn about physiological concerns and how to use and plan your dive on a dive computer.
PADI courses are designed to help you learn in the way that’s best for you. Courses combine visual, reading, writing and practical learning techniques to ensure you really understand each section.
Watch DVD presentations, complete 2 knowledge reviews, 1 quiz and the final exam to cement your learning.
In the afternoon, you’ll move to one of our resort pools to start the practical section. Refresh your Scuba Diver skills if necessary, then complete the more complex underwater-skills training in one of our swimming pools; apply dive procedures, simulate common situations and increase your confidence in shallow water before progressing to the sea. Skills include the no mask swim, hovering, scuba removal and replacement underwater amongst others. Practice underwater skills and complete your confined-water training.
You’ll have plenty of time to get comfortable with your equipment and instructor, practise some common dive procedures, simulate potential problematic situations and scenarios and increase your confidence about scuba diving in shallow water before progressing on to make your dives in the ocean.
During the day out on the boat, you’ll complete your final 2 open water dives to 18m under the direct supervision of your PADI Instructor. You’ll set up your equipment, practice pre-dive safety checks and successfully perform some of the skills you practiced in the pool applying all you’ve learnt to actual dive sites.
You must complete a basic waterskills assessment in which you are required to swim or float for 10 minutes in deep water. Complete your learning by applying the principles you learned in the pool to your open water dives and enjoy some of the fantastic marine life that Ko Lanta has to offer.
PADI Course Health Requirements
National Marine Park Fees
Since this is a seasonal charge, this is not included in the course price.
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