Diving Koh Tao - COVID-19 special discount up to 38%

Due to Covid-19 pandemic, the "Scuba Birds" PADI 5-star IDC Dive Center on Koh Tao offers special prices for 2020-2022. Book diving now and get up to 38% discount on PADI Courses and diving programs. No deposit and prepayment required!

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Koh Tao PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course is perfect for those who want to improve their diving skills

  PADI courses in Koh Tao Island - PADI Advanced Open Water Diver

Would you like to gain more experience planning and performing dives? Do you wish to explore new types of underwater activities and dive deeper, longer and safer? Then the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is what you need! Learn and master new skills underwater, explore new activities by completing five specialized adventure dives, including deep (up to 30 meters), night and wreck dives!

About PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course

Duration: 2 days

Minimum age: 12 years

Number of training dives: 5

Prerequisites: absence of any medical conditions and you must have the PADI Open Water Diver certificate or its equivalent

Regular price: ฿10,000

Book now: ฿7,980

Discount: 20%


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PADI Advanced Open Water Course with accommodation 


Package include 1 nights accommodation in private air con room or bungalow with one big or two single bed, TV, fridge, hot water.

Discount: 22%

Package price: ฿11,200 ฿8,780

Extra night: ฿800

You can share the accommodation with a friend, couple or partner.

For package booking you have to pay deposit  ฿800 (for first night stay)


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The cost of the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course includes:

  • Training materials (digital manual and dive tables)
  • International PADI Diver Certificate
  • Equipment Rental
  • Tea, coffee, fruits and light snacks on our dive boat
  • Free WiFi on the boat & classrooms
  • Insurance

Additionally in packages:

  • Underwater photo/video (Package includes an additional SD card with your underwater photos/short videos from two last dives in open water)


What does your training for PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course include?

Theoretical part

You can complete theory part online before arriving at Koh Tao. To get the link to your personal eLearning materials we do ask deposit payment in amount of ฿2,000.
During your PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course less time will be devoted to the theoretical part, compared to the PADI Open Water Diver course, as you are already a certified diver and familiar with the basics of diving! You will need to read through 5 relevant chapters of the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver manual and complete the knowledge reviews related to those chapters. Before each adventure dive you will also receive a detailed briefing.

Practical part
There are 5 dives included in the course and 2 of those are mandatory:

Deep Dive
You will dive to a depth of 30 meters and learn how to control your air consumption while deep diving. During this training dive you will also learn about the risks associated with deep diving and the ways to manage them and emergency procedures and much more.
Underwater Navigation
You will improve your underwater navigation skills; learn how to use a dive compass and visual landmarks. You will also learn how to improve dive planning and air consumption which will help to increase dive safety.

Choose remaining 3 adventure dives of your choice based on your own interests in diving:

AWARE Fish Identification
For those who want to learn more about the underwater flora and fauna. You will identify different fish species, which will help enrich your diving experience.
Multilevel & Computer
You will learn how to plan your dives and stay longer underwater by increasing your no decompression limit, due to a special technique used for dive planning with the help of an underwater computer.
Night Dive
Discover the wonderful and beautiful underwater world during a night dive. You are unlikely to forget your first night dive.
Peak Performance Buoyancy
Improve your diving with simple and effective skills which will benefit your positioning in the midwater.
Search & Recovery
Lost something underwater or found something interesting? Learn the various techniques of underwater search and the skills of lifting objects from under the water with a special lifting bag.
Underwater Naturalist
Learn more about the life of coral reefs!
Wreck Diving
Learn how to dive wrecks safely. Shipwrecks, planes and much more are waiting for you under the water.

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course — detailed description

Koh Tao PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course schedule

* If you have successfully completed eLearning in advance, then you can skip theory part of the schedule.
First day:
10 am: Meeting with your instructor in dive-center, equipment preparation, payment, theory*
1 pm – 6pm: Peak performance buoyance and underwater navigation dives
6 pm – 8pm: Night dive (weather condition depends)
Second day:
8 am –1 pm: Departure on our dive boat to 2 dives in open water- deep and wreck.

Continuing diving education

After completing the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course you will get a credit towards the relevant PADI specialty courses. You also can continue improving your skills by completing Emergency First Responder courses and PADI Rescue Diver course.


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Great team, great location, great price

Incredible experience facilitated by a friendly and very knowledgeable team. I completed my PADI Open Water in 3 days and enjoyed every minute. I had only snorkled a handful of times before... Read more

- WillWalker

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Great Diving School!

Did both my Open Water Course and Advanced Open Water Course in this school and it was great! The best price I found in the island, our instructor Kray was great as well. Overall lots of fun in great dive sites.Read more

- Andres Lopez de Mesa Bogota, Colombia

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My partner and I learnt to scuba dive with Said. Despite my initial underwater anxiety, Said was sooo patient and reassuring, I likely would have quit the course had he not been so nice. It was the most surreal and amazing experience... Read more

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