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Learn to Dive - PADI Open Water Course

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    Day 1 (Afternoon) - Dive Theory

    We start with an academics session covering the scuba diving basics. You will learn the scuba theory on; how your scuba gear works, relationship between depth and pressure & how different underwater pressures affect your body. We'll watch some videos, discuss the content & complete some simple quizzes to test your understanding.

    Day 2 (Morning) - Dive Planning

    When scuba diving, you must plan every dive to ensure safety. We will teach you how long you can spend at a particular depth for any given time. We'll teach you to do this by using PADI's recreational dive planner. We will also practice some examples to ensure you are confident then complete a multiple choice exam to finish off your academics.

    Day 2 (Afternoon) - Scuba Skills Pool Practice (shallow)

    We will help you get into your scuba gear for the first time and head into our confined shallow water swimming pool. We'll start by learning some basic scuba skills. This will include equipment assembly, buddy checks, mask & regulator skills, alternate air source exercises, buoyancy skills & ascent procedures.

    Day 3 (Afternoon) - PADI Open Water Dives 1 & 2

    Time to bring take your newly learned skills and knowledge to the sea. Your first two 'proper dives' will be to a maximum depth of 12 meters. Each dive will last around 45 minutes - we'll repeat some of your shallow skills a little deeper plus explore the dive sites. Typical dive sites are 'The Japanese Gardens', 'Mango Bay' or 'Twins' at Koh Nangyuan - you'll be diving on coral reefs and around shallow pinnacles. These dive sites are idea for beginners with shallow depth and sandy areas for practicing skills.

    Day 4 (Morning) - PADI Open Water Dives 3 & 4

    For your final 2 dives of the course, you'll get down to your maximum depth of 18 meters. By now, you should be controlled & comfortable in the water so we can visit the more distant dive sites, such as Chumphon Pinnacles (a Koh Tao favorite!) Here you'll get to see some of Koh Tao's bigger fish - barracudas, giant grouper, even grey reef & occasional whale sharks (which are harmless!).

    For the last two dives of your Open Water course, an underwater video-grapher will accompany you, capturing footage of your underwater experiences on film.

    Day 4 (Evening) - Certification & Diving Movie

    We'll celebrate you completing your PADI Open Water Koh Tao Course by watching your diving movie (enjoyed over a couple of cold beers at our pool bar). We'll complete your certification paperwork, and you'll be issued with your PADI Open Water Koh Tao certification. This is a diving certification for life, allowing you to dive with a buddy, to 18 meters in conditions similar to those in which you learned to dive.
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    Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

    Hi, I did my Open Water course with DJL and I found it very proffessional and safe in every way along the four days of the course. The instructors, the equipment, the rest of the tools and staff in general were all very kind and...More

    Date of experience: December 2018
    Thank Meh_bud22
    Reviewed 18 June 2019

    We were doing OWD course with DJL on Koh Tao. When picking up the school we read opinions posted on the internet, then we chose 5 schools with very good opinions, which are located near Sairee Beach and contacted them by e-mail. Some of them...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    1  Thank gacper
    Reviewed 15 June 2019 via mobile

    I came to Koh Tao to relax on the beach and do the PADI Open Water diving course. The course was super fun and went by smooth as butter. My instructor Irie was super professional and fun to dive with. He definitely made the experience...More

    1  Thank kasperstri
    Reviewed 11 June 2019 via mobile

    I decided to do my OW and my Advance with Ninie. She is just the best instructor ever. She’s so patient, really cares about your safety, give you a lot of precious advices and she’s so nice. I enjoyed every seconds diving with her. The...More

    Thank V1473PWalexandrac
    Reviewed 6 June 2019

    My 17 year old daughter and myself went to Koh Tao in January this year, we had the most amazing experience learning to dive and snorkel with the Davy Jones Locker team. Special thanks go to PADI Steve, snorkel buddy Leo and Course Director Monique...More

    Date of experience: January 2019
    Thank Gina K
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