Advanced Open Water Course Koh Tao


Advanced Open Water Diving Course is 5 Adventure Dives

Course Price: 10,000 THB

The PADI Advanced Open water course is your next step and can be completed immediately after you have become a PADI Open Water diver.

The Advanced Open water course consists of 5 Adventure dives and each one is packed with fun and knowledge in a different specialized area of scuba diving.

Adventure dives will enhance your understanding, skill-set and encourage you to want to continue with your diving.
There are two mandatory dives you must complete, the deep dive and the underwater navigation dive.

Choose Adventure Dives for the Advanced Open Water Course

You can choose three further Adventure dives that interest you from a list of adventure dives we conduct on Koh Tao:

  • Peak Performance Buoyancy (PPB)
  • Underwater Naturalist
  • Wreck Dive
  • Night Dive
  • Search & Recovery
  • AWARE – Fish Identification
  • Enriched Air Nitrox
  • Boat Diving
  • Diver Propulsion Vehicle (DPV)*

There are two sections to the PADI Advanced Open water diver course; Knowledge Development & Open Water training.

Advanced Open Water Knowledge Development

You will receive the online PADI Advanced Open Water Diver manual and are required to use the manual as a reference whilst completing the required knowledge development section.

To begin with you must read the Deep Diver and Underwater Navigation sections of the PADI Advanced Open Water online manual and complete the corresponding knowledge reviews that are straight forward.

These are for the two mandatory adventure dives you must complete. Your instructor will then review these to ensure you understand each subject.

You will also choose three elective adventure dives and complete the corresponding knowledge development and review. 


Course Price: 10,000 THB

Advanced Open Water training dives

Koh Tao offers a wide variety of dive sites, making it an ideal location for you to complete the PADI Advanced Open Water course.

For Deep dives we have some of the best dive sites in the gulf of Thailand including the famous Chumphon Pinnacles or Sail Rock.

Both dive sites offer easy access to 30metres and beyond, making them ideal for the Deep Adventure dive.

For the wreck dive we have HTMS Sattakut, an ex Thai naval vessel purposely sank to make an artificial dive site in 2011.

The warm water, calm conditions and relatively shallow sites offer great night diving opportunities for most of the year.

With over 25 dive sites that are within a 40minute boat journey and many much closer, you are spoilt for choice when selecting dive sites for the Advanced Open Water.

Flexible Advanced Open Water Course Schedule

The normal schedule would be over 2 days and look something like this.

Day 1

09.00 – 11.00 – Meet Instructor & review e-learning knowledge reviews


12.15 – 17.00 – Underwater Navigation dive plus 1 elective dive

18.30 – 20.00 – Night dive (2nd elective dive)

Day 2 

07.00-11.45 – Deep dive plus 1 elective dive – (Wreck dive) 

Advanced Open Water Course Price:

The course includes:

  • E-learning online PADI Advanced Open Water diver manual & PADI certification
  • PADI Instructor fees
  • Insurance
  • Log Book
  • Equipment rental including torch rental
  • Dive computer

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