Phuket with PADI Open Water Certification Course  Or  Advance Open Water Certification Course
Trip Rating:
Easy – Adventure for everyone

Departure day: Depart daily, year round (not good during May until mid of October) and for any group size.

Learn to scuba dive while staying in Phuket, one of Thailand’s most famous beach destinations.
Day 1 : Phuket (-/-/-)

In arrival, transfer from Phuket airport to hotel.
Overnight, stay at Best Western Phuket Ocean Resort.

Days 2 to 5   :Phuket   (B/-/-)
Commence diving course, including theoretical instruction with manual, videos. Having confined-water training down to different depth levels from 3-4 metres to 12 metres to practice the skills learned in confined water. After a final examination, two open-water dives down to a depth of 18 metres to perfect skills and allow instructor assessment.  Certification of those passing the course. Transfer from and to hotel included.
Please also refer to the below medical statement.

Day 6 :Phuket   (B/-/-)
Services terminate after breakfast.

– All Tours are subject to an Acceptance Payment/Deposit of £200.

Cost per person on twin share basis as per itinerary

Please ask for confirmation of the current Tour Cost – see below


Preferred accommodation list:
Standard class Phuket –  Best Western Phuket Ocean Resort (sup,

PADI Open Water Certification Course

Standard Hotels
Per Person  UDS 540.00 (16 Mar – 31 Oct 08)           In addition there is an Acceptance Fee/Deposit of £150.00.

PLEASE NOTE:   The Acceptance Payment is only payable ONCE.  There can be a combination of more than one tour in more than one country for the same Acceptance Fee.

Single Room Supplement        USD 93.00

Advance Open Water Certification Course

Standard Hotels
Per Person     UDS 459.00 (16 Mar – 31 Oct 08)           In addition there is an Acceptance Fee/Deposit of £150.00.

PLEASE NOTE: The Acceptance Payment is only payable ONCE.  There can be a combination of more than one tour in a country for the same Acceptance Fee providing the same company is providiung the service on our behalf.

Single Room Supplement        USD 93.00


1. On acceptance£200 per person, Acceptance Payment/Deposit (non refundable) by cheque payable to “S W & M Miller”.

Your Contract for all tour arrangements is directly with our Associate Company in Thailand, ETC, Bangkok, to whom payment for the tour is made.

2. Eight weeks prior to arrival in Thailand or on Acceptance – 50% payable in US $, by Credit Card or International Bank Transfer, direct to ETC, Bangkok.

3. On arrival in Thailand – The balance of 50% payable, in US $, by Credit Card or Cash.

Please Note:  A credit card charge may apply.

Cancellation Charges

35 days prior to arrival a cancellation fee of US$200 per person will be applicable.
30 days notice of cancellation a fee of 25% of the total amount will be applicable.
25 days notice of cancellation a fee of 50% of the total amount will be applicable
Less than 25 days notice incurs the full amount.
Acceptance Payment non refundable

Services included in the price:

  • Transfers in Phuket by air-conditioned transport.
  • Hotel accommodation throughout the tour is standard hotels based on 2 persons in twin bedded room, B/B basis.  All rooms are fanned with attached bath and toilet.
  • 4-day PADI open-water certification course  or Advance Open Water Certification Course including diving equipment (Please refer to our price sheet).

Services not included in the price:

  • Drinks & meals not mentioned in the above itinerary.
  • Extra dive
  • Personal expenses.

Participant Record (Confidential Information)

To the Participant:

The purpose of this medical questionnaire is to find out if you should be examined by your doctor before participating in recreational diver training. A positive response to a question does not necessarily disqualify you from diving. A positive response means that there is a preexisting condition that may affect your safety while diving and you must seek the advice of your physician.
Please answer the following questions on your past or present medical history with a YES or NO. If you are not sure, answer YES. If any of these items apply to you, we must request that you consult with a physician prior to participating in scuba diving. Your instructor will supply you with a DIVING Medical Statement and Guidelines for Recreational Scuba Diver’s Physical Examination to take to your physician.
_____ Could you be pregnant or are you attempting to become pregnant?
_____ Do you regularly take prescription or nonprescription medications?
(With the exception of birth control and anti- malarial)
_____ Are you over 45 years of age and have one or more of the following?
 currently smoke a pipe, cigars, or cigarettes
 have a high cholesterol level
 have a family history of heart attacks or strokes
Have you ever had or do you currently have . . .

_____ Asthma, or wheezing with breathing, or wheezing with exercise?
_____ Frequent or severe attacks of hayfever or allergy?
_____ Frequent colds, sinusitis or bronchitis?
_____ Any form of lung disease?
_____ Pneumothorax (collapsed lung)?
_____ History of chest surgery?
_____ Claustrophobia or agoraphobia (fear of closed or open spaces)?
_____ Behavioral health problems?
_____ Epilepsy, seizures, convulsions or take medications to prevent them?
_____ Recurring migraine headaches or take medications to prevent them?
_____ History of blackouts or fainting (full/partial loss of consciousness)?
_____ Do you frequently suffer from motion sickness (seasick, carsick, etc.)?
_____ History of diving accidents or decompression sickness?
_____ History of recurrent back problems?
_____ History of back surgery?
_____ History of diabetes?
_____ History of back, arm or leg problems following surgery, injury or fracture?
_____ Inability to perform moderate exercise (example: walk one mile within 12 minutes)?
_____ History of high blood pressure or take medicine to control blood pressure?
_____ History of any heart disease?
_____ History of heart attacks?
_____ Angina or heart surgery or blood vessel surgery?
_____ History of ear or sinus surgery?
_____ History of ear disease, hearing loss or problems with balance?
_____ History of problems equalizing (popping) ears with airplane or mountain travel?
_____ History of bleeding or other blood disorders?
_____ History of any type of hernia?
_____ History of ulcers or ulcer surgery?
_____ History of colostomy?
_____ History of drug or alcohol abuse?

Please read carefully before signing.

This is a statement in which you are informed of some potential risks involved in scuba diving and of the conduct required of you during the scuba training program. Your signature on this statement is required for you to participate in the scuba training program offered
by __________________________________ and Instructor_____________________________ located in the Facility city of _________________________ and state of ___________________.

Read and discuss this statement prior to signing it. You must complete this Medical Statement, which includes the medical-history section, to enroll in the scuba-training program. If you are a minor, you must have this Statement signed by a parent.

The information I have provided about my medical history is accurate to the best of my knowledge.


Participant’s Signature Date (day/month/year)


Signatures of Parent or Guardian (where applicable) Date (day/month/year)

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