Advanced Scuba Diving
Advanced Open Water
When you enroll in a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course with us here at Thailand Divers, you are taking the first step towards a lifetime of underwater exploration.
Exploration, Excitement, Experiences.
They’re what the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is all about. And no, you don’t have to be “advanced” to take it – it’s designed so you can go straight into it after the PADI Open Water Diver course. The Advanced Open Water Diver course helps you increase your confidence and build your scuba skills so you can become more comfortable in the water.
This is a great way to get more dives under your belt while continuing to learn under the supervision of your PADI instructor. This course builds on what you’ve learned and develops new capabilities by introducing you to new activities and new ways to have fun scuba diving.
- Get your 30 meter Advanced Open Water Diver License
- 5 World class open water dives
- Minimum age 15 years old.
What 's Involved ?
You will be picked up from your hotel at 7:30am- please wait in the hotel lobby. The air-conditioned minibus will then transfer you to the daytrip boat at Chalong pier. After a short briefing on the boat and the facilities on-board by your instructor, it is time for some freshly prepared breakfast prepared by the boat crew. Your instructor to go though the objectives of the first dive which will be the Underwater Navigation dive. During the dive you will do some practical underwater navigation skills and once these are completed then the rest of the dive is just for fun. Once you are back on board a hot buffet lunch will be served by the boat crew and this gives you time to relax with your instructor and discuss how the dive went and an assessment of your diving skills- and prepare for the next dive which is the Peak Performance Buoyancy.
The Peak Performance Buoyancy section is great fun to get you flying weightlessly above the reefs without touching or damaging them. This also teaches you how to stay completely still under the water which is especially useful if you are trying to take an underwater photo of something interesting. Once you have finished the dive, washed your equipment it is time to relax in the sun with a soft drink or beer and discuss the days diving with your instructor and go through what you will be up to the next day.
Just like Day 1, we will collect you from your hotel at 7.30am and transfer you to the day trip boat at Chalong pier- please wait in the hotel lobby for the minibus. Today is going to be a 3-dive day, so after breakfast on the way out to the first dive site, you and your instructor will plan the first dive of the day which will be the Deep Adventure Dive.
The dive will be to a maximum of 30m. So you will be able to learn the effects and consideration needed when diving at depth. Dive 2. This will be on the King Cruiser wreck ( wreck adventure dive). This wreck is 90 meters long, 30 wide and 16 high. It is the wreck of the passenger ferry that ran from Phuket to Phi Phi and sank in 1997 after hitting Anemone reef. Dive three is normally Fish I.D. as we all like to know what we see under the water. This is done at shark point as the dive site is so good we want to spend the time enjoying the dive rather than set skills. Here is where we can see the Leopard Shark, Sea horses, ghost pipe fish a thousand other creatures and if really lucky then the biggest fish in the ocean may make an appearance. The Whale Shark.
The courses includes :
- PADI Advanced Open Water Manual
- PADI certification costs
- Full set of rental scuba diving equipment
- PADI Instructor (maximum 4 students to one instructor)
Group Tuition12,500 Baht
(Max. 4 students per instructor)
Private Instructor 15,000 Baht
(Just you and one PADI Instructor for the day.)
- Length : 26 m
- Beam : 6 m
- Draught : 2.5 m
- 2 x Main Engine : 340 bhp
- Max Speed : 12 knots/hour
- Power Supply : 24V, 240V, 380V
- Diving Air Compressors : 2
- Emergency Oxygen : 1 x 50 liters
- Life Jacket : 40