Beginner Courses
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Start in the pool
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Explore the reef around Koh Tao
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Be it in the pool or in beachfront shallow water, you never forget your first experience breathing underwater. So much of your enjoyment of this new experience depends on your comfort level, which hinges on the attention you receive from your instructor. Make sure you have all of your instructor’s attention by booking your private courses at the Jamahkiri Diving Club. Courses are taught at a maximum ratio of 2 students per instructor.

The PADI Open Water Diver course allows graduates to dive independently to 18 meters, always within a team of certified divers. This comprehensive course covers both the theoretical and practical aspects of diving wherein participants will plan and execute their own dives. Students begin with basic dive theory covering physics, physiology, equipment, environment, planning and decompression, as well as the skills necessary to survive and thrive underwater. Our students graduate with excellent control of their buoyancy which in turn increases confidence and ensures that all of their dives are as enjoyable as possible.

The PADI Scuba Diver course is a partial certification allowing graduates to dive to 12 meters under with a professional guide. It is possible to upgrade to Open Water Diver at any time after completing the PADI Scuba Diver course.


Scuba Diver

Scuba Diver

10,500 THB
2 Days
2 Open Water Dives

Open Water Diver

 Open Water Diver

14,400 THB
3 Days
4 Open Water Dives


The Scuba/Open Water Diver course is taught according to the following general schedule , some components may take more or less time depending on students' needs:

Day of Arrival:

  • Meet & complete paperwork and receive assignments
  • Watch DVD & complete knowledge reviews 1, 2, 3

Day 1:

  • 9:00-12:00 Knowledge development sessions 1, 2, 3
  • 13:00~17:00 Pool sessions 1-3

Day 2:

  • 9:00-12:00 Pool sessions 4-5, minidive & swim tests*
  • 13:00~17:00 Open water dives 1 & 2 (12 meters)

Day 3:

  • 9:00-12:00 Knowledge development sessions 4 & 5
  • 13:00~17:00 Open Water Dives 3 & 4 (18 meters)

Items in green are for divers who choose to complete the theory portion of the course on site. Students are encouraged to complete their theory portion online via PADI e-learning or offline with PADI Open Water Touch. This will allow us to extend our pool times to further develop your skills particularly with regards to buoyancy and breathing techniques. I will gladly provide you with more in depth knowledge after these programs are completed.

Items in red are only necessary to complete the Open Water Diver course.

*The Open Water Diver course has two watermanship tests. The first is a 10 minute float/swim in which students must remain at the surface in water too deep to stand in for 10 minutes without assistance. The second is a 200 meter swim without swimming aids or a 300 meter swim wearing mask fins and snorkel (no time limits). If you are not certain that you would be able to complete these tests, we recommend that you work on becoming a more proficient swimmer before engaging in scuba diving.

Get the most from your PADI dive course by choosing to dive with a private instructor at a dive center with top notch equipment and facilities.

Stay at the Jamahkiri Resort & Spa and enjoy a 10% discount on courses!