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PADI Advanced

Open Water Diver

Description 

The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course, a continued education course, is for certified PADI Open Water Divers or equivalent divers. The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course gives you an insight to other disciplines and activities, related to scuba diving. The mandatory course dives are a deep dive and underwater navigation. Add another 3 dives of your choice, like a wreck dive or a buoyancy tuning dive, and your PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is complete!

You will be qualified for

  • Diving together with a buddy or under supervision (depending on your age) to a maximum depth of 30 meters (21 meters for kids from 12 to 14, and 12 meters for kids under 12)
  • Continue your dive career by following the PADI Rescue Diver course and taking certain specialty diver courses

Organization

The PADI advanced diver course consists of two main phases:

  • 5 dives in open water to use your skills and explore

General information

  • Minimum age: 10 years
  • Prerequisites: (junior) open water diver or equivalent
  • N° of dives : 5 (2 days)
  • Max depth: 30 meters (21 meters for kids between 12 to 14)
    (12 meters for kids under 12)
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Student/Instructor ratio: 4:1 max

Including

  • Insurance
  • Full equipment
  • Full serviced boat trip (food and soft drinks)
  • Digital book and PADI material
  • Free hotel pick up (Ao Nang area)

Local islands course option

  • 10,400 Baht
  • The deep dive in this area is limited to 19 meters
  • Marine park entrance fee (valid for 3 days) : 400 Baht
  • Marine park diving fee (Valid for 1 day) : 200 Baht
    (Discounts apply for children under 15)
    Park fees need to be paid officially, but are rarely collected at the local islands. If the rangers don’t come to collect, you don’t need to pay.
  • Pick up from your hotel around 8:30, return around 14:30

Phi Phi islands course option

  • 12,500 Baht
  • 11,900 Baht when done right after Open Water Diver course
  • Marine park entrance fee (valid for 3 days) : 400 Baht
  • Marine park diving fee (Valid for 1 day) : 200 Baht
    (Discounts apply for children under 15)
  • Pick up from your hotel around 7:15, return around 18:30