The PADI Open Water Course is the worlds most widely recognised diving certification. The Course gives you a lifetime certification that can take you on adventures all over the world - and the highly trained staff at Phangan International Dive School (PIDS) will make sure you are safe, comfortable and having fun while gaining this incredible experience!
Koh Phangan is the ideal place to learn to dive, as the amazing reefs give you the opportunity to dive in a beautiful and stress free environment. We also have the advantage here of being close to Sail Rock, the premier dive site on the Gulf of Thailand. Here you have the opportunity to see everything from large schools of colourful reef fish, to whale shark sightings, Sail Rock has something for everyone. Deep walls, shallow corals, swim throughs, and much more await you just below the surface.
When you arrive at the pier one of our staff will be waiting to greet you to bring you directly to the hostel. Check in then relax with a fruit shake of your choice and meet your new Koh Phangan family! Check out your high class flashpacker dorms, and get settled.
Meet your experienced PADI Professional and receive an orientation of the course. Learn the theory behind diving with a series of teaching, knowledge development and assessments. Familiarise yourself with the equipment, get wet and learn all the PADI required skills in the dive designed pool.
It's what you've been waiting for... Dive Time! Put the skills you learned in the pool to the test with two Open Water dives. Finish off all academics, and complete the PADI required test.
Dive Time! Two more Open Water Dives, putting all our skills and knowledge into practice. Log it in - collect your log books and stamps. Last but certaintly not least - certification! You can now dive anywhere in the world with your new
PADI license. Congratulations!