Open Water in Koh Tao

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The time has come to take the plunge!


There is always a before and an after. A momentous time when everything changes. For diving enthusiasts, that moment is completing the Open Water course. It’s the gateway to a practice, a hobby, a lifestyle with a clear addictive component that will immerse you in a hidden world, unparalleled in beauty, teeming with natural species that overwhelm. If you’re ready to take the plunge, reserve your Open Water course at DPM Diving Koh Tao, our premier international school, the absolute haven of a great atmosphere.


Open Water diving course Koh Tao

If you want to dive, take the Open Water course. It’s that easy. We’ve all been there. This internationally recognized certification by SSI provides the knowledge and skills needed to start recreational diving, combining education with leisure. A course designed for enjoyment and discovering a new passion. Plus, it’s in a heavenly paradise like Koh Tao, where we have our central school, the best team of instructors, and an island activity agenda that any European capital would envy. Are you ready to do the Open Water with us in Koh Tao?

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What is the Open Water Course?

An Open Water diving course is a basic training program designed for individuals interested in learning to dive safely and independently. It is also the essential certification for diving in any school worldwide, up to a depth of 18 meters. It is one of the most popular and widely recognized diving courses globally, and you’ll have the opportunity to complete it entirely in Koh Tao, guided by accredited professionals, exploring the best dive spots around the islands for an incredible experience.

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Course duration and schedule

The Open Water course usually lasts three days, including the final exam. The dives and water activities are done in the morning, while the theoretical content is typically covered in the afternoon.

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Requirements for taking the Open Water course

What do you need for the Open Water course? A desire to learn and discover everything the underwater world has to offer. Also, just two days, which is the time it takes to complete the course and take the official exam. In these two days, you’ll learn theory and make dives to put all the knowledge into practice. Along the way, you’ll be amazed by the underwater life of Koh Tao.

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SSI Open Water Koh Tao: Get Your Certification

DPM Diving Koh Tao issues Open Water certification through SSI, the world’s largest diving training agency with over 50 years of experience and a community of 100,000 professionals in 150 countries.


Why do Open Water in Koh Tao?


Because we’re talking about the quintessential diving island. The world’s premier diving destination, where all enthusiasts converge, especially for training in an unparalleled environment. At DPM Diving, we have been certifying divers in Koh Tao for over 10 years, ensuring success in passing the test and unforgettable days of exploration and leisure.

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Join us in Koh Tao: Book your Open Water Course

Have you made up your mind? Don’t delay any longer! Reserve your Open Water course in Koh Tao with DPM Diving. If you have any questions, write to us, and we’ll provide detailed assistance. Remember that in Koh Tao, the demand for divers is high, and spots are limited.

Open Water Price in Koh Tao: 11,000 THB

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Steps to become a certified diver

At the end of the course, you will need to pass a theoretical exam to demonstrate your understanding of the concepts you have learned. If you pass all the assessments and meet the requirements, you will gain international and lifelong recognition as an Open Water Diver, enabling you to explore the underwater world up to a depth of 18 meters,.
The duration of the course is three days, with a combination of classroom study, pool practice, and open water diving experiences.

Koh Tao Open Water price

The price of the Open Water course at DPM Diving Koh Tao is 11,000 THB and includes the entire training process, necessary materials, dives, and assistance from our team of instructors.

Now all that’s left is to dive in! Call us or write to us, and we’ll address your inquiries, providing personalized guidance.

What people say

DPM Diving TenerifeExcellentDPM Diving Tenerife4.9 Based on 2827 reviews fromSee all reviews review us onMichelle K.Michelle K. ★★★★★ Loved diving with DPM! The open water certification was taught very professionally by Nico and Dylan! Thank you!Sara B.Sara B. ★★★★★ Hicimos el Open Water y Adventure Dive 30 con Jessy y fue increíble! Ella es super chill y cercana, y el resto de los instructores que iban en el barco también super buen rollo. Volvería sin duda!JacobJacob ★★★★★ My Open Water certification and 30m adventure dive at DPM with Jessy were amazing! She's a patient and knowledgeable instructor, and the entire staff made the experience fun and stress-free. If you're looking for a great dive school, this is it!Raquel Mallenco G.Raquel Mallenco G. ★★★★★ Hoy hemos acabado el OPEN WATER COURSE con el Turco en español y ha sido perfecto. Compañeros maravillosos y todo el personal muy amable. 100% recomendable 🤗Alvaro P.Alvaro P. ★★★★★ Certificación maravillosa con Turco (the Turkish)! Muy buena experiencia👌🏻Enrique De la C.Enrique De la C. ★★★★★ Overall an awesome experience, not just the breathtaking dive but most importantly the people. Had a wonderful time with my instructor Jorge TurcoKarolina B.Karolina B. ★★★★★ I did the open water 30 course with Joaco and had an absolute blast! The corals here were magical, so many different fish types and all the other creatures! It felt like discovering a new world underneath the surface.The diving course was super fun and comprehensive. We had the best instructor! Joaco is super competent, calm and he knows where all the cool fish hides! He made the course a pleasant and educational at the same time.GabrielGabriel ★★★★★ Both my wife and I were new to diving and we had the luck of being assigned Joaco as a diving instructor.Joaco was incredibly experienced, calm, patient, reassuring and explained everything thoroughly and slowly. He always made sure everybody was okay underwater and helped us build our confidence with skills drills, including how to deal with a fogging up mask or oxygen cut-off. This way we felt safe to handle ourselves too.All in all it was an incredibly exciting adventure and blew us out of the water (dum da dum).In all seriousness, don't hesitate to book with DPM and you'll have a blast!LUCA L.LUCA L. ★★★★★ Ich habe gemeinsam mit meinen Freunden hier den Open Water Dive Kurs absolviert. Unser Instructor war Vincent. Mir hat der Tauchkurs hier sehr sehr viel Spaß gemacht und es war eine mega Erfahrung! Tolle Leute, super angespannte Atmosphäre und ich habe mich sehr wohl gefühlt! Unser Instructor Vincent hat uns die Theorie super und verständlich erklärt und wir wurden sehr gut auf die Tauchgänge vorbereitet 🐠🤿Ebenfalls war die Unterkunft sehr gut und ich habe mich sehr gut wohl gefühlt, alles war sehr gepflegt.Alles in Einem war es eine mega tolle Erfahrung, mit dem besten Instructor Vincent !🥳👍🏻js_loader

Frequently asked questions

How many days does the Open Water Course take?

The Open Water Course takes 3 days. We recommend you to book at least 4 or 5 nights to enjoy the island to the fullest.

Is previous experience required?

No previous experience is required. The Open Water Course is designed for beginners.

What’s the max depth in the Open Water Course?

The max depth during the course and once you’re certifed as Open Water Diver is 18mts / 60feet.

What’s included in the Open Water Package?

We include everything you need to get your Open Water ceritificate. Training and study materials, scuba diving equipment, instructor costs, certification fees, dive insurance, pool training, open water training, international and lifetime certificate.

Do you offer accommodation?

If you need accommodation we can arrange it for you. Just tell us what kind of accommodation you want and we’ll help you to find and book it.

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