Learn to dive on Koh Tao in calm Chalok Bay! With calm waters and abundant aquatic life, Koh Tao is the perfect place to get certified as an Open Water Diver! Join our top professional dive center for your PADI course - the world's most recognized dive certification. Down in Chalok Bay, you will be diving with a small and personal PADI dive centre, where everyone knows your name from day one. You can expect guaranteed personal attention in student groups of max 4 students per instructor. As far as the dive equipment goes, you will not find better anywhere on the island. With new and perfectly maintained equiment, you will learn to dive with a dive computer taught by dive instructors that are carefully handpicked for their experience level and professionalism. We can't get our hands down, the overall experience is nothing but fantastic.. spending time on the excellent dive boat with a spacious sundeck, 2 shower, 2 toilets, indoor and outdoor seating and a breakfast included in the morning, your days out to sea will be comfortable, easy and FUN. Besides diving, the dive center offers 2 daily yoga sessions in their professional yoga studio. The classes are open to everyone, and the dedicated, passionate, internationally certified teachers will guide you through your practice with options to suit everyone!
Base yourself on beautiful Koh Tao, in Chalok bay where turquoise waters meet rugged boulders and palm forests. Choose stillness and relaxation. In between yoga sessions or ocean dives, you can explore jungle hikes, snorkel off of the beaches, delight in healthy Thai cuisine, dance barefoot in the beach bars...or simply camp out at the swimming pool with a book. It's all up to YOU. But, if you need any recommendations, swing by the dive centre and there you will find a team with limitless ideas you probably never knew were even an option!"
Location – Chalok Bay
The island of Koh Tao is full of different bays and beaches, who all have their own special atmosphere. Where Sairee Beach is know for the young crowd and great parties, Chalok is the super laid back and quiet bay down in the South of the island. But don’t despair! Koh Tao is a small island, and easy to get around! Busy Sairee beach is only 5 minutes away by scooter or TukTuk. You can still join the party before you return to Chalok for a good night’s sleep. Chalok is also famous for snorkelling with small Blacktip sharks and turtles in Shark Bay!!
In the area of Chalok Bay, you’ll find a few lovely beaches for lazy afternoon sunbathing, plenty of delicious restaurants and cozy little beach bars too. There are also SPAs, shops, tattoo parlours, laundry facilities, kayak rentals, beautiful hikes, viewpoints and plenty of other activities around to keep you occupied when you are not underwater or on your yoga mat!
Introduction to course
The PADI Open Water Diver
course is the most popular diving certificate worldwide. After
completing this 3-4 day course you are certified to dive to 18m
independently with a buddy. The course consists of five modules of
learning. You study via a self-study workbook or offline-app,
completing knowledge reviews for each chapter. This process is
complemented by videos accompanying each chapter to reinforce what you
have learned. The instructor reviews everything with you to ensure that
you have fully understood everything. The practical learning consists
of confined water sessions and four open water dives. Dive one and
two are conducted at a depth of maximum 12m and dive three and four
are conducted at a maximum depth of 18m. The final stage of the PADI
Open Water course is an exam, which is a multiple choice exam covering
all that you have learnt. Remember that the course is performance
based and not time based. The course generally takes 3 to 4 days, with
the theoretical, the confined water and the open water sessions
Itinerary - 5 days and 4 nights - Learn to Dive
The PADI Open Water Course is performance based. That means you have
to understand and pass the theory and perform the in-water skills
correctly and with ease. Therefore, the itinerary can vary slightly
from course to course. The course will take 3 to 4 days depending on
the students enrolled. To give you an idea of what to expect, see the