PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course

Improve Your Diving Abilities And Go Deeper

The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is designed to expand your knowledge and scuba skills, and boost your confidence as a diver while you have fun too! It involves academic training and 5 specialty dives over 2 days, with the guidance of your private, experienced instructor.

The certification allows you to dive to a depth of up to 30 metres anywhere in the world and is a requirement on some liveaboard trips.

The price of this two-day in-depth course is just 12,900 THB per person which includes private tuition and 6 boat dives – 1 extra dive for free. No credit card payment fee.

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The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course is open to anyone who is a certified Open Water diver, aged 12 years or above and in good health.

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The Course

The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course requires successful completion of two essential dives:

  • Underwater Navigation
  • Deep Diving – certification to dive up to a depth of 30 metres

You will also chose three elective dives from a choice of:

  • Wreck Diving
  • Boat Diving
  • Multi-Level Diving
  • Drift Diving
  • Underwater Naturalist
  • Search and Recovery
  • Night Diving (Additional charge of 1,900 THB. Not available May – Oct)
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Digital Underwater Photography (Your own camera is required)
  • AWARE-Fish Identification


Wreck diving on the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course

PADI Advanced Course Wreck Diving

The course begins on day 1 when you will be collected from your hotel between 7.15-45am and transferred to Chalong pier. Andy or your instructor will be there to meet you and escort you to the dive boat. After a cooked breakfast and completion of the knowledge review of your first speciality dive, you will arrive at the first dive site. Once you have successfully demonstrated a number of skills underwater, you can spend the rest of the dive touring the underwater world.

A one-hour surface interval follows when you will complete another knowledge review then you will be ready for your second speciality dive of the day. After the second dive, you can enjoy a sumptuous buffet lunch of International and Thai food. The boat will moor up in a beautiful bay for lunch – the ideal location to photograph the stunning islands. After completing your third knowledge review, the last dive of the day will be between 3 and 4pm. You will arrive back to the pier around 5pm and then transferred to your hotel.

Day 2 you will be picked up at the same time and transferred to the pier. You will complete 2 more knowledge reviews and 2 more speciality dives performing different skills each time. Then after lunch you will get to log 1 extra fun dive for free to add to your scuba experience and enjoyment! You will arrive back between 5-6.30pm depending on the dive sites visited.

Dive Sites

Dive sites are gnenerally:
Day 1 – Racha Noi 2 dives and Racha Yai 1 dive
Day 2 – King Cruiser wreck, Shark Point and Koh Doc Mai
Our 3 dive Phi Phi Islands and Shark Point trip is also available by request. There is an extra 600 THB per diver marine park fees to pay

There is an abundance of marine life at the dive sites located around Phuket and your instructor will show you a diverse variety of fish, corals and marine creatures.

You will likely see: nudibranchs, lionfish, butterflyfish, angelfish, parrotfish, scorpionfish, anemone fish, triggerfish, seahorses, sweetlips, pufferfish, moray eels, trumpetfish and barracuda.

You may also encounter: leopard sharks, black tip reef sharks, banded sea snakes, turtles, ornate ghost pipefish, stingrays, trevally, tuna, manta rays, filefish, cuttlefish and more.

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course Underwater Naturalist

Advanced Course Underwater Naturalist


The cost for this two day course is just 12,900 THB per person.


  • PADI ‘Adventures in Diving’ manual
  • PADI ‘Adventures in Diving’ data carrier
  • PADI certification fees
  • Scuba equipment rental
  • 6 dives – 5 speciality dives and 1 additional fun dive for FREE
  • Insurance
  • Hotel transfers to/from Rawai, Nai Harn, Kata, Karon and Patong
  • Breakfast, lunch, and refreshments on the boat

Note: Night diving is conducted from the beach and incurs an additional charge of 1,900 THB per person. Night diving is not available during low season May – Oct.

For additional information or to book send us an email

Special Offer

Enroll in the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course and Enriched Air (Nitrox) Course at the same time and get a special discounted all-inclusive price of just 17,800 THB per person. Save 3,000 THB!
This complete package is conducted over 2 days on a day trip dive boat in the open water and includes 3 dives per day – you get 1 extra fun dive for free! Enriched Air (Nitrox) is provided on 3 dives.
All inclusive price of only 17,800 THB per person (Normal price 20,800 THB)

For additional information or to book send us an email

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