Advanced Open Water Course

If you’ve already got your PADI Open Water Diver certification there is no better time or place to move up to the next level! You are eligible to take the Advanced Open Water course as soon as you have finished the Open Water Diver course. It’s definitely worth taking the next step and building your confidence and abilities under water.

Advanced Open Water Pre-Requisites

To start the Advanced Open Water Diver course you need to be at least 12 years old and certified as an Open Water Diver.

All PADI courses and programs require you to answer a medical questionnaire. Please take a look at the PADI Medical form to find out if you should be examined by your Doctor before participating in Recreational Scuba Diving.

What's Involved?

During this course you’ll learn about different specialty areas of diving by going on 5 adventure dives. The required dives are underwater navigation and deep diving. You’ll learn how to use a compass and different tools for navigating a dive site, then put them to practice navigating a dive with your buddy! You’ll also learn about special equipment and considerations for safely planning and executing deep dives. This course will certify you to a maximum depth of 30 meters! All adventure dives can also credit towards the corresponding PADI specialty course. Other specialty areas to choose from for your adventure dives include:

  • Wreck Diving
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Night Diving
  • Multilevel and Computer Diving
  • Search and Recovery
PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course

You can even start your Advanced Open Water Diver course now by signing up for PADI eLearning. You study at your own pace through an easy to use, interactive program. The theory for seven of the most popular adventure dives are available including Deep, Night, Navigation, Peak Performance Buoyancy and Wreck. Start now with the Advanced Open Water Diver Online.

Advanced Open Water Diver Course Schedule

Meet at Scuba Shack at 11.00. Your instructor will go over your completed knowledge reviews for the first two adventure dives. We then leave the shop at 12.00 to join our afternoon trip for your first two dives. One of the dives will be the compulsory underwater navigation dive. Return about 5.00 pm.

Meet at the shop at 05.45 to join our morning boat and complete your next two adventure dives. One of these will be the compulsory deep dive. If you choose to do a night dive as part of your advanced open water course, you cold do it on either day 1 or day 2. We leave for night dives from the shop at 18.00. If not you could join the afternoon boat on day 2 and complete one more adventure dive of your choice. Return about 10.30 am.

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course


The Advanced Open Water course is 10.000 Baht including all materials, the equipment, the instructor, the PADI certification and the online manual. A single Adventure dive is 1.800 Baht.

Ready to get your Advanced Open Water certification?  Contact us now to book your course at Scuba Shack, Koh Tao. Get certified on a beautiful tropical island in the Gulf of Thailand.

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