Do your theory and pool sessions at home and complete your open water dives on your vacation !
The PADI Open Water Referral program is a pre-entry level certification that is perfect for vacation takers as it allows students divers to complete their training in distinct segments. It means that students divers would be able to complete the pool and theory session in a local dive shop and would be issued with a verified referral form which will enable them to complete their open water dives with another dive centre in the chosen destination.
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Day Trip Itinerary | Racha Yai
Different kinds of corals can be spotted here with the Staghorn coral predominating in many areas. Marine life is rich and species such as Barracuda, Tuna and Milk Fish can be found in this area.
The area better for diving is located on the East coast along the hard coral reef where there are shipwrecks and good drifts.
There are several interesting dive sites around Koh Racha Yai including Lucy’s Reef, Reef “Do little Do” where Stonefish and Batfish may be chanced upon. Not forgetting Marla’s mystery, a wreck that became home to Morays, Groupers and Lionfish.
Koh Phi Phi Don, the bigger of the two islands is where you would be able to find numerous backpackers inn, guesthouses and hotels. Phi Phi Le is the smaller island where there is a national park.
In fact, there are two smaller islands, namely, Koh Bida Nok and Koh Bida Nai next to Koh Phi Phi Le towards the south. They are limestone rocks where you can find an outstanding variety of marine life.
PADI Open Water Referral All Included
PADI Discover Scuba Diving Program
You will yet have passed the first 2 segments of the entire course which leaves you with the most exciting part which are the dives!
You will need the Open Water Referral Form, verified by your previous Instructor. As such, with a certified dive instructor, you will be able to proceed with your open water dives to complete the certification.