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Open Water Diver

The best way to start diving today


The Open Water Diver course is your ticket to a lifetime of intense adventure submerged in the underwater world. Within four days you will combine theory lessons with diving exercises and a total of four open water dives. We will provide you with all the knowledge and skills you need to become a confident diver.


At Carabao Dive Resort

Our experienced instructors will prepare you to be read to dive in the Open Water. Keeping safety as a priority they will make sure you have a great experience and lots of fun.

For those wanting a one on one trainin, we offer private courses at an additional cost. We can also arrange a different schedule for your training, so that your diving adventure will be customized right for your needs.


The SSI Open Water Diver certification

Is recognized worldwide and certifies you to dive to a maximum depth of 18m (maximum depth of 12m for Junior Open Water Diver).


Day 1: 

We will start in the afternoon to help you to fill out the paperwor, to register with SSI and start your independent study of the Open Water theory. You will watch the SSI Risk Awareness videos and we will explain the schedule of your course, to prepare you for the next days.

Day 2:

The second day starts in the morning with a theory lesson. You will learn about the effects of diving on your body and proper diving techniques, as well as learning about the diving equipment. 
In the afternoon you will take your first breaths underwater, in shallow water and you will learn different techniques to dive safe and to deal with different situations.

Day 3:

On the third your instructor will finish the academics with you in the morning and you will take the final written exam before going out again in the afternoon. In the afternoon you will join the dive boat and do two Open Water dives to max. 12m. Putting into practice the skills you have learnt.

Day 4:

On the last day of your course, you will go out on the morning boat. During these last two dives we take you to a maximum depth of 18m (maximum 12m for Junior Open Water Divers) on two beautiful reefs surrounding Koh Tao. We get back to the dive shop around lunch time and you will be a certified diver.


Open Water



  • Level: Beginner
  • Max Depth: 18 meters
  • Course Length: 3 Days
  • Prerequisites:
    10 years old for Junior Open Water
    15 years old for Open Water
  • No previous diving experience necessary