[dropcaps type=’square’ color=’#ffffff’ background_color=’#0080ff’ border_color=”]T[/dropcaps]he PADI Open Water Diver Touch offers you a unique way to enter the world of scuba diving. Watch, listen, read, scroll, tap and interact while you learn to scuba dive. It’s fun, it’s easy and with this powerful, tablet-based learning experience you complete all the dive theory in your on time. After you download the Open Water Touch, you don’t need to be online so you can truly learn anytime, anywhere. Once you arrive on Koh Tao, you can focus only on the in-water training and exploring the beautiful underwater world!
With the PADI Open Water Touch course you complete all the theory prior to your arrival. This means once you are on Koh Tao can focus solely on the in-water training in a tropical environment. And the best thing? There will be no homework or studying during the course! With this premium course you can have a relaxed and practice oriented schedule and get your PADI certification in only 3 days.
08:30 to 17:30 | Meet your PADI Instructor at 08:30 for a short review of the diving theory. If you had any questions while learning with the Open Water Touch, now is a great time to get answers and more detailed explanation. After a lunch break you head to our diving pool and take your first breaths under water. The day ends usually around 17:30, depending on your and your fellow students’ needs.
08:30 to 17:30 | Meet your Instructor at 08:30 and go directly to our diving pool for your second pool session to practice the last scuba skills you need to master. After a lunch break it is time for your first dives in the ocean! The day ends around 17:30, just in time to enjoy the beautiful sunset on Koh Tao.
11:45 to 17:30 | Have the morning off and join our afternoon boat again for the last 2 dives of your course. To celebrate your newly gained certification get your free graduation drink at the beach bar in the evening and enjoy the sunset!
[social_icons type=”normal_social” icon=”fa-tablet” size=”fa-2x” icon_color=”#515151″][social_icons type=”normal_social” icon=”fa-mobile” size=”fa-2x” icon_color=”#515151″] In order to complete the Knowledge Development you are required to have a tablet or smartphone. The PADI Open Water Touch can be installed on both [social_icons type=”normal_social” icon=”fa-apple” size=”fa-lg” link=”https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/padi-library/id805750986?mt=8″ target=”_blank” icon_color=”#515151″]iOS and [social_icons type=”normal_social” icon=”fa-android” size=”fa-lg” link=”https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.padi.library&hl=en” target=”_blank” icon_color=”#515151″]Android. Curious what it looks like? Download now the PADI Library app and enjoy free of charge the introduction chapter of the PADI Open Water Course Touch. If you prefer studying on computer or laptop, the Open Water Course eLearning is the better solution for you.
[social_icons type=”normal_social” icon=”fa-child” size=”fa-2x” icon_color=”#515151″] To complete the PADI Open Water Touch you need to be 10 years of age or older. Divers aged between 10 and 14 can earn the PADI Junior Open Water certification to a maximum depth of 12 metres for 10 and 11 year old kids and 18 metres for 12 to 14 year olds. For younger divers have a look at our youth programs.
[social_icons type=”normal_social” icon=”fa-life-ring” size=”fa-2x” icon_color=”#515151″] 200 meters without help or support from any flotation devices or swim 300m with mask, snorkel and fins. If you are not able to swim but want to become a certified diver, the PADI Scuba Diver course is the way to go.
[social_icons type=”normal_social” icon=”fa-life-ring” size=”fa-2x” icon_color=”#515151″] Float or tread water for 10 minutes without help or support from any flotation devices.
[social_icons type=”normal_social” icon=”fa-user-md” size=”fa-2x” icon_color=”#515151″] Please read the Medical Questionnaire carefully. The purpose of this form is to find out if you should be examined by a doctor before participating in diver training. A positive response to a question does not necessarily disqualify you from diving. A positive response means that there is a preexisting condition that may affect your safety while diving and you must seek the advice of your physician prior to engaging in dive activities. As not all conditions can be cleared on Koh Tao we strongly recommend to see a physician prior to your arrival.