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Let's go to the next level

ADVANCED OPENWATER COURSE

This course is designed to get you diving, that means less study more time in the ocean

During your Advanced course you will complete 5 dives, Deep, Navigation, Night, Buoyancy and Wreck. 

The new skills and knowledge developed on this course will open up a whole host of new dive sites previously out of reach at the Openwater level.

 

COURSE OVERVIEW

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • PADI Advanced Diver Manual

  • Rental of all scuba equipment (including dive computer)

  • PADI Certification

  • FREE pick up from pier upon arrival to Koh Tao

  • Amazing dive shop location

  • Free WIFI at the dive centre

  • Discounted accommodation options from dorms to private aircon rooms

  • Tea/coffee/water and fresh pineapple on the boat

 

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

 

The Advanced diver course is designed to show you different types of diving that you can do in many different locations around the world.  The Advanced course has 5 dives, below are the 5 we recommend but other options are available.

  • Deep Dive -  We will show you what happens to colours and the effects of pressure at depth (let's see if you get (Narcosis) 

  • ​Navigation - Ever wondered how dive professionals always seem to know where they are underwater and can find the boat to the end of each dive, with this dive we will show the secrets to navigation.

  • Peak Performance Buoyancy - Want to learn how to hang motionless like Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible, or maybe improve your air consumption?  During this dive we will show you tips and tricks on how to do both at our purpose built dive site buoyancy world.

  • Night Dive  - What happens to fish at night time? Do they go to sleep like humans? Only one way to find out, night diving. The one dive people look forward to the least, but always ends up being the favourite of the course

  • Wreck Dive - Here in Koh Tao we are very lucky to have a small piece of history not far from shore.  There is a sunken WW2 naval ship wreck. Purposely sunk for training purposes in 2011, it is a great dive to inspire you to seek out more wreck diving in the future.   

KNOWLEDGE DEVELOPMENT

The great thing about the Advanced course is, no more videos and exams like you had in your Open Water​.  Each dive comes with a chapter to read and a knowledge review to be answered.  Your instructor will go over these with you and help with any questions

 
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PADI ADVANCED DIVER SCHEDULE

DAY 1

9:30am

Orientation, meet your group and instructor, discuss the schedule and fill in paperwork

12pm

2 Dives in the afternoon, starting nice and shallow working on Buoyancy and Navigation

6pm

Night Dive - A truly amazing experience

(the most nerve racking to start, but everyones favourite dive by the end of the course)

DAY 2
 

7:30am

2  Dive trip, time to take you deep (around 30m) and for a tour around our local sunken ww2 wreck

12pm

Review self study theory, complete certifications and drinks to celebrate becoming and Advanced diver

PADI ADVANCED OPEN WATER COURSE FROM 9,000

 

For more information or any questions please get in touch

 

PREREQUISITES

  • Certified Openwater or Junior Openwater Diver 

  • 15 Years of age

  • 12-14 year olds earn a Junior Advanced certificate

  • Medically fit according to the medical statement