Certification Course


Diver certification begins here. Start with theory by eLearning at home. Move to the pool and practice your new skills. Then experience four open water (ocean) dives.


If you’ve always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, experience unparalleled adventure and see the world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. Get your scuba diving certification with the PADI Open Water Diver course – the world’s most popular and widely recognized scuba course. Millions of people have learned to scuba dive and gone on to discover the wonders of the aquatic world through this course. 


The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:

  • Knowledge Development ( online at home with eLearning) to understand basic principles of scuba diving.
  • Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills (1 Day)
  • Open Water Dives to use your skills and explore! (2 Days)

You may be able to get college credit for the Open Water Diver course.

Short on time? The PADI Scuba Diver course might be right for you.


In the PADI Open Water Diver course, you learn to use basic scuba gear, including a mask, snorkel, fins, regulator, buoyancy control device and a tank. The equipment you wear varies, depending upon whether you’re diving in tropical, temperate or cold water.

Getting Started

All theory sessions will be conducted through PADI eLearning. We don’t do classroom teaching at the moment, if you are Vietnamese and prefer to learn in Vietnamese, please contact us.

The eLearning is sold separately by PADI, our course price is NOT INCLUDING the eLearning.

Please click the button below to purchase the eLearning.


To enroll in a PADI 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.

  • Able to swim 200 meters or 300 meters using mask, snorkel and fins.
  • Able to float on the surface for 10 minutes.

Please note that when diving in Con Dao, we highly recommend divers to be covered via insurance for diving, and emergency evacuation due to the remoteness of the island and limited medical facilities. If this is not already covered by your travel insurance policy, we recommend DAN (Divers Alert Network) for their cover.

Visit www.danasiapacific.org for more information.


All those wishing to partake in PADI Courses must complete the PADI medical form before diving. Click here to view the form.

If the answer is YES to ANY of the questions, please print out the form and see a doctor BEFORE travelling to Con Dao. You must obtain medical certification that it is safe for you to dive. We cannot do this on the island. If your answers are all NO’s, that’s fine – we can complete the medical form when you get here.


Divers should not ascend to a high altitude within 12 hours of completing a single dive or 18 hours after doing multiple dives (whenever possible, wait 24 hours).


For more information and pricing on multiple dive trip packages and private speedboat trips please contact us.

We offer discounts for multiple dives, group bookings and our students. Contact us for more details on discounts and pricing.

*all prices include 10% tax and all marine park fees.


Beginner course
12,900,000 VND
  • Confined Water Training (1 Day)
  • Open Water Training (2 Days)

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Con Dao Dive Center  Booking Office: Phạm Văn Đồng Street, Khu 7, Côn Đảo Whatsapp/Zalo: Office: +84 987 1000 88 – Xuan +84 975 947 685 – Thai Email:  [email protected] Working Time: 07:30am to 8:00pm We aim to reply to you within 24hrs of receiving your inquiry – if you have not had a reply please check your spam folder. If you still haven’t had a reply from us then please re-send or contact us via facebook or any of the contact numbers shown above.