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Open Water Diver Course Lite : Become a Diver on Koh Lanta Island, Go Dive Lanta, Krabi, THAILAND

The Open Water Diver Course Lite Experience :

The Open Water Diver Course Lite

this program is the world's most popular scuba course, and has introduced millions of people to the adventurous diving lifestyle.


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Knowledge Development & Equipment


Take a Scuba Lesson with the Open Water Diver Course Lite.

Also you can choose Enroll in eLearning Open Water Diver Course option and you can start learning right away. Open Water Diver Online gives you the background information you need to dive safely and allows you to study at your own pace through an interactive computer-based program.


Before book Open Water Diver Course Lite :

To enroll in a Open Water Diver Course or Junior Open Water Diver Course

  • You must be 10 years old or older.

  • You need adequate swimming skills and need to be in good physical health.

  • No prior experience with scuba diving is required.


Please complete the following forms :

Please check the health requirements for this course.

Download a PADI Medical Statement and Questionnaire (pdf)


Please Remember :

Taking Open Water Diver Course Lite

You will need to stay on Koh Lanta at least 4 Days 3 Nights.

Please find your accommodation here.


How to getting to Koh Lanta?

If you need transfer service please find more detail about transfer here.


What do I need to bring with me at Swimming pool / Beach / On the Boat?
  • Swimsuit

  • Towel

  • Sun lotion

  • Sunglasses

  • Camera

  • Diving & Snorkel gear if you have this already

  • At the pool / beach some money for lunch

  • On the boat some money for tips

  • Big Smiles


If you need to Flying after diving :

for Recreational Diving please find more information here.


What you will learn in Open Water Diver Course Lite?


Course contents

The course takes 2 days and includes 1 day of knowledge development and pool training & 1 open water training beach dive as well as 1 day training in the open water with 3 training dives.


Knowledge Development & Equipment


Knowledge Development (Theory)

Your instructor will help you to close your knowledge gaps and answer all the questions you might have from your self study by using a video and lesson guides. You will need to correctly answer 75% of the 50 questions in the final exam (multiple choice) where most Go Dive Lanta's students score 90+%.


Knowledge Development & Equipment


Training in Confine Water
  • Set up diving equipment.

Your instructor will explain and slowly demonstrate how to set up and use diving equipment.


  • In Swimming Pool

Your instructor will explain and slowly demonstrate each and every skill for you and give you enough time to practice.  Also check if you are able to swim and feel comfortable in the water to prepare for safe diving with buddy system.


Knowledge Development & Equipment
Rates are inclusive of :


  • All your training

  • Professional instruction fee

  • Swimming pool fee

  • PADI Open Water Diver manual

  • Certification 

  • Guaranteed small class of ratio 4:1

  • Maximum 4 students to 1 instructor

  • Dive briefing

  • Diving equipment rental

  • 1-3 Tank/day

  • Weights & Belt

  • Group insurance cover 1,000,000 THB

  • Round transfer Hotels on Koh Lanta/Dive Shop


On The Big Boat

  • Breakfast

  • Lunch (Thai food buffet)

  • Tropical fruit

  • Drinking water

  • Soft drinks

  • Coffee & Tea

  • Electrolyte beverage


Rates are Exclusive of :

National Marine Park Fee :

The National Marine Park Fee will be added to your bill and is payable on or before the day of the trip. If your trips are not within the National Marine Park then you do not need to pay the Fee.


Add On Option :


  • Additional cost for Diving Insurance 350 THB/day

  • Optional 3rd Dives 1,000 THB/person

  • Rental Dive Computer 300 THB/day

  • Rental Nitrox Tank 300 THB/tank

  • Rental 15L Tank 200 THB/tank

  • Rental DIN adapter 150 THB/day

  • Rental Diving Torch Rental 200 THB/day


Open Water Diver Course itinerary


Arrival Day : Sign up, get PADI Open Water Diver Course Manual with a brief explanation of how to use it from our Staff. (reading 3 chapters & complete knowledge review) & Try diving equipment at Go Dive Shop 1 day before start course.


1st Training Day at Swimming Pool or Beach : 

08:00 - 08:45 AM. Pick up from your Hotels & Resorts

09:00 AM Knowledge development (Theory) Reviewing knowledge review with your instructor.

10:00 AM - 03:00 PM Confined Water 5 Module.
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM Open Water Dive 1 Maximum depth 12 meters.


If you pass all skills then next day going to dive on the boat.


2nd Training Day on the Big Boat : Local Day Trip

06:45 - 07:45 AM. Pick up from your Hotels & Resorts

08:00 AM. Departure from Go Dive Lanta Jetty

08:15 AM. Welcome on board, Boat briefing

08:30 AM. Breakfast

09:00 AM. Dive Briefing

10:00 AM. Dive 1st (Open Water Dive 2 Maximum depth 12 meters.)

11:00 AM. Tea & Coffee, Tropical Fruit, Dive Briefing

12:15 AM. Dive 2nd (Open Water Dive 3 Maximum depth 12 meters.)

01:15 PM. Lunch, Dive Briefing

02:30 PM. Dive 3rd (Open Water Dive 4 Maximum depth 18 meters.)

03:30 PM. Tea & Coffee, Tropical Fruit

05:30 PM. Boat arrive to Go Dive Lanta Jetty


Dive Trips suitable for this course :

Koh Ha, Koh Bida, Koh Phi Phi, HTMS Kled Kaew Ship WreckKoh Rok4 Islands, The Jetty, etc


Remark :

** All itineraries & schedules are weather permitting, sea conditions, currents, tide, minimum numbers and may change without prior notice as the instructors see fit.

*** Rates are only valid for bookings paid via internet!.



Next Step >>

The fun doesn't need to stop there! With just a little more training, you can go even further - Enrich Air Nitrox Diver / Advanced Diver


Training in open water

During your course you will participate in 4 open water training dives which will last 40-60 minutes each. Two of those will take you to a maximum depth of 12 meters / 40 feet and the other two dives are limited to 18 meters / 60 feet.


The first dive does not include any formal skills and will help you to acclimatise to the new environment.


During the 3 remaining dives you will apply the skills you have already mastered in the swimming pool to open water conditions, combined with a guided tour to explore Koh Lanta's tropical reefs. Your instructor will show you a huge variety of tropical coral and fish. Clown fish, barracudas, lion fish, trumpet fish, groupers and many other marine creatures will greet you in their world.


In addition to that you will learn about compass handling both at the surface and under water. Don't worry, your instructor will explain how to handle the compass.


Safety & Fun.

Your experienced buddy and instructor understands your problems as a beginner and will be there  to assist you whilst under water.


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