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Advanced Open Water Course

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is designed to improve your diving skills. Therefore you do not need to be advanced to take this course. However, you will need to take it after earning your PADI Open Water Diver certification. The course helps build confidence and expand your scuba skills through different Adventure Dives. You try out different specialties while gaining experience under the supervision of your PADI Instructor. You log dives and develop capabilities as you find new ways to have fun scuba diving.

Get credit! Each Adventure Dive may credit toward the first dive of the corresponding PADI Specialty Diver Course. If you’ve already taken a specialty diver course, ask your instructor if you’ve earned credit for an Adventure Dive.

PADI (Junior) Open Water Divers who are at least 12 years old are ready to step up and enroll in an Advanced Open Water Diver course. Young divers may only participate in certain Adventure Dives – for more info, please ask your PADI Instructor.

If you’re already an Adventure Diver, you only need to complete two more Adventure Dives to earn the Advanced Open Water Diver certification.

You’ll plan your learning path with your instructor by choosing from a long list of Adventure Dives. There are two required dives – Deep and Underwater Navigation – and you choose the other three, for a total of five dives.

During the Deep Adventure Dive, you learn how to plan dives to deal with the physiological effects and challenges of deeper scuba diving. The Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive refines your compass navigation skills and helps you better navigate using kick-cycles, visual landmarks and time.

The other knowledge and skills you get vary with your interest and the adventures you have – photography, buoyancy control, fish identification, exploring wrecks and many more.

You will now follow 5 Adventure dives:

  • Orientation diving
  • Deep dive (between 18m and 30m)
  • 2 Adventure dives of your choice; now, it's up to you!

However, do not hesitate to ask your instructor for advice, who will guide you towards the specialties most suited to you and the environment where you are located.

  • 2 dives
  • Transfer
  • Insurance
  • ​Food on Board
  • Diving Equipment
  • PADI Instructor

The course contents will vary according to the Adventure themes chosen, but you will discover:

  • Deep diving and its physiological effects
  • Using the tools to orient yourself underwater
  • Underwater orientation techniques
  • Use of a dive computer.

And still so much depending on the choices you make...

  • Manuel Adventure in diving covering more than fifteen themes.
  • DVD Adventure in diving
  • Logbook (not supplied)
  • All teaching materials will be given to you when you register
  • It is also up to you to follow your e-learning course on the internet before your visit.

You will use complete scuba diving equipment: 

  • A dive computer and a compass or compass
  • Depending on your choice for Adventure diving: An underwater scooter, a camera or underwater camera, waterproof clothing, a diving lamp .
  • All equipment is provided to you during your training
  • We provide you with all the equipment you will need, if you already have diving equipment you can bring it.
  • You can also ask your instructor or the vendors waiting for you at the dive shop for advice if you want to equip yourself.


Be an Open Water Diver PADI (or any other qualification from a recognized training organization)

  • Be over 15 years old
  • Be 12 years old to take the Advanced Open Water Junior course
  • Provide a medical certificate of no contraindication to the practice of scuba diving less than 1 year
  • Parental authorization for children will be required
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy (PPB)
  • Underwater Naturalist
  • Wreck Dive
  • Night Dive
  • Search & Recovery
  • AWARE – Fish Identification
  • Enriched Air Nitrox
  • Boat Diving
  • Digital Underwater Imaging
  • Towels
  • Sunglasses

12,500 THB

Duration: 2 Days
Min. Age: 15 Year (12 for Junior AOW)


Advanced Open Water Course is a big next step from Open Water Course. In this course, you will get to learn more about Scuba Diving in a more fun and independent way. You will be able to use a more advanced set of equipment that is used in Scuba Diving. This knowledge will provide you to go deeper under the water and explore the unknown, see amazing creatures and discover hidden gems.

This course includes two mandatory dives, the Deep Dive and the Underwater Navigation Dive.

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