Diver certification begins here.
Start with PADI's online, independent study or in a classroom.
Move to the pool and practice your new skills. Then experience four open water (ocean/lake) dives.
If you’ve always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, experience unparalleled adventure and see the world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. Get your scuba diving certification with the PADI® Open Water Diver course – the world’s most popular and widely recognized scuba course. Millions of people have learned to scuba dive and gone on to discover the wonders of the aquatic world through this course.
Who should take this course?
To sign up for a PADI Open Water course:
No prior experience of scuba diving is required.
Be at least 10 years old.
What will you learn?
The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:
5 section Knowledge Development (independent study or in a classroom) to understand the basic principles of scuba diving.
5 Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills.
4 Open Water Dives to use your skills and explore.
You may be able to get college credit for the Open Water Diver course.
You can also start learning with PADI’s home-study materials – Open Water Diver (available on iOS, Android and via Web Viewer) or the Open Water Diver Manual and Open Water Diver Video (a book and DVD package). Stop by Rayong Dive Center to enroll in the course, get your materials and start reading the book and watching the video. Your PADI Instructor will schedule time with you to check your progress and make sure you understand important scuba diving information.