Dive deeper, longer and safer! PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course Thailand

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver

The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course will help you feel more confident underwater, deepen your experience, improve dive planning, expand your depth limits and allow you to explore new underwater activities under the guidance of an experienced PADI instructor.

Complete 5 specialized adventure dives. Each of them is different and devoted to a specific underwater activity.
PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certificate will give you access to about 95% of the dive sites around the world!
PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certificate is also a minimum certification level required for participation in a liveaboard diving trips.

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course in Thailand — book at a special price!

Duration: 2 days
Number of training dives: 5
Prerequisites for the course:
PADI Open Water Diver certificate or its equivalent
The minimum age is 12 years
The absence of medical conditions

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PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course on Koh Tao Island

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course on Koh Samu Islandi

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course on Koh Phangan Island

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

Theoretical and practical parts 
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!
There are no quizzes or exams! You will need to read through the 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 where your PADI instructor will share their own experience regarding the adventure dives you choose to do.

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 during 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 spot visual landmarks. You will also learn how to improve dive planning and air consumption which will help to increase dive safety.

Choose the 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.

Enriched Air (Nitrox)
Diving with enriched air (which contains a higher percentage of oxygen called Nitrox) will allow you to stay longer at depth, increasing your no decompression time.

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 searching and the skill 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.

Continuing diving education

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