H2O Original offers all PADI courses from absolute beginner to the professional level in English, German, French, and seasonally in Dutch, Spanish, Hebrew, and Russian. Our PADI instructors are passionate eco-conscious professionals selected from around the globe for you. H2O staff truly love what they do, and it shows! Come and see for yourself…
Discover Scuba Diving
Max Depth: 12m | Course length : 1 day
H2O’s popular PADI Discover Scuba Program is a safe, easy, one-day course designed for absolute beginners starting at 10 years old. With a maximum of two students with one of our professional PADI instructors, we meet on the beach for a fun lesson on the basics of scuba diving before jumping into the shallows of Thong Nai Pan Bay to practice. After this comprehensive training session, you’ll feel confident and excited as you head out to the Gulf’s best sites to enjoy two thrilling dives to a maximum depth of 12 meters under the close supervision of your PADI pro. Our aim is for PADI Discover Scuba Divers to return to the beach with memories for life and a new passion for the underwater world!
For those intending to continue their education with H2O and become certified PADI Open Water Divers, this one-day course can count as Training Dive #1 of the four required.
Open Water Diver
Depth: 18m max | Course length : 3 days
H2O’s PADI Open Water Course is a fun-filled three-day course certifying students to safely dive to a maximum depth of 18 meters. Opening up all recreational sites in the world, your PADI license will never expire!
H2O uses PADI’s new Open Water eLearning, which is an excellent interactive new product allowing students to complete the academic portion of the course online at home or in the comfort of your resort. This saves you hours of beach time and allows students to go straight to the best part of diving: breathing underwater!
Day one begins with the Open Water Confined session, comprehensively preparing students for their open water training dives. Days two and three are spent out on our speedboat diving the best sites in the Gulf of Thailand. After the academics, confined, and four training dives with H2O’s PADI professionals, you’ll have all the knowledge and skills you need to be a confident PADI-certified Open Water Diver.
Advance Open Water
Depth: 30m max | Course length : 2 days
The H2O Advanced Open Water Diver Course is designed to improve your underwater knowledge and skills. You can enrol immediately after earning your PADI Open Water Diver certification regardless of your skill level. The course helps you build confidence in navigation, fine-tune buoyancy skills and introduces you to different diving activities such as wreck diving, night diving or underwater imaging. After completing your eLearning, you’ll make five Adventure Dives: a deep dive (beyond 18m/60F), a navigation dive, and three additional Adventure Dives of your choice to earn your certification.
Depth: 5m max | Course length : 1 day
Bubblemaker is as fun as it sounds – a chance for kids to blow bubbles by scuba diving. Children who are at least 8 years old can use scuba gear to breathe underwater and swim around in shallow water.