Become a Certified PADI Open Water Diver


Learn how to SCUBA dive in the warm waters around Koh Tao.

Qualified for life. Dive anywhere in the world to 18m. The PADI Open Water course is the world’s most recognised diving certification.

Since 2009 thousands of people have chosen Sairee Cottage Diving. Book with us and we will ensure you get you certified the right way.






Why Sairee Cottage Diving?


It’s a family. Make friends for life. Full-time passionate instructors with years of experience ensure a hassle free & fun learning experience.

The search ends here. World class facilities, crystal clear pool, two dive boats, immaculate gear and PADI 5-star rating for the same standard island price.

PADI Open Water Diving Course Schedule

Day 1


8am Orientation.

Meet the group / paperwork / videos

1pm Shallow Water Skills

Learn the skills in the pool

Finish around 4-5pm

Day 2


8am Theory

Review dive theory.

1pm Dives 1 + 2

Conduct your first dives in the ocean.

Finish around 4-5pm

Day 3


9am Theory

Finish theory & pass your exam.

1pm Dives 3 + 4

Final two certification dives to 18m.

Logbooks & drinks at the pool bar.

Open Water

No preparation at home. Learn everything once you have arrived. We offer free eLearning with our Open Water Course.


Contact one of our PADI instructors now for more information.

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  • To be over 10 years of age.
  • Be able to swim and float in water too deep to stand up in.
  • Be medically fit according to the medical statement. (Download Here)
  • 10-11 year olds have a depth limit of 12m (Junior Open Water)

Your PADI Open Water diving license will be recognised world wide for life. Being a certified diver means that you can go on dive trips, rent equipment and conduct your own dives with a buddy up to a depth of 18 meters.

The certification will be completed through PADI on Koh Tao, the most recognised name in diver training.

Manuals and videos and even the final exam can be completed in most languages. The instructor usually conducts the classes in English.