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PADI Open Water Diver Course

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Day 1: Pickup at around 8:00am. Transport to Sea Gypsy Divers shop for full day of theory review and pool training. Return to hotel around 5-6pm.

Day 2: Pickup at around 7:00am and transport to boat pier. Take the big dive boat for around 2.5 hours to reach Koh Phi Phi for certification dives 1 and 2 of the course. Make use of the travel time to review theory before the dives. Return to hotel around 5-6pm.

Day 3: Same schedule as previous day to complete certification dives 3 and 4, earning the PADI Open Water Diver certification.

Lunch is included on Day 1, and breakfast and lunch are included on Days 2 and 3.

Please Note: Before Day 1 of the course, each student must view the PADI Open Water Diver videos (3.5 hours long) and complete the associated Knowledge Review questions. We will supply these materials after confirming your booking.
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Reviewed June 15, 2019 via mobile

Alert!!! To those who hate long post, i apologized for the lengthy review 🙈🙊. Started off being worried about how it will be like diving underwater. Even asked a few of my friends who are certified divers about their experience. Most of them gave me...More

Thank jeziznutz
JoelDiving, Manager at Sea Gypsy Divers, responded to this reviewResponded June 15, 2019

Dear Jasmine, thank you so much for this great and humbling review! It was a pleasure for me to teach you and Corine. You both came very prepared with all the work done, and showed an ability to learn quickly the techniques necessary to be...More

Reviewed June 11, 2019

Me and my friend took PADI open water course with Sea Gypsy last week and Joel was our instructor. he is very professional, patient, encouraging and friendly guy. We love how he always ensure we are in safe hands when we dive in ocean for...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Corine1228
JoelDiving, Manager at Sea Gypsy Divers, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2019

Dear Corine, thank you so much for your kind words! It was a pleasure to do the course with you and Jasmine. Very good students, coming prepared with all the work done, and putting into practice very quickly the techniques necessary to be good divers....More

Reviewed May 8, 2019 via mobile

My husband and I booked the discover scuba diving excursion, within an hour of booking online Joel was not only confirming our reservation he went out of his way to stop by our hotel to discuss the details in person to ensure we were taken...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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JoelDiving, Manager at Sea Gypsy Divers, responded to this reviewResponded May 21, 2019

Dear Natalie, thanks so much for your great review! It was our pleasure having you and Jon with us that day. Really glad you enjoyed it and got to see a shark. That is a bucket list item for any diver. If you ever find...More

Reviewed May 5, 2019 via mobile

Due to the good reviews on TripAdvisor and Google I decided to stop by at Sea Gypsy‘s store in the centre of Aonang to see if I want to do the PADI open water diving license there. Since my boyfriend already has his advanced diving...More

Thank chanlikwan
JoelDiving, Manager at Sea Gypsy Divers, responded to this reviewResponded May 6, 2019

Dear Olivia, thank you so much for this great review! It was our pleasure having you and Thilo with us. Luca very much enjoyed the course with you, and diving with you both. He is a great instructor and I'm glad you felt that you...More

Reviewed April 3, 2019

After my arrival in Ao Nang, Krabi, I contacted Sea Gypsy Divers on the 18th of March to get my Advanced Open Water Diver certification. Later that day, I got a reply from Meggy with a suggestion for a two-day dive plan consisting of the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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JoelDiving, Manager at Sea Gypsy Divers, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2019

Dear Jeppe, thank you so much for this excellent and detailed review! It was our pleasure to have you with us to complete your Advanced Course. The turtle experience was once in a lifetime, and good thing you were there to capture it on video!...More

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