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Looking for the ultimate adventure? You found it! PADI's Advanced Open Water course is the next full step up from your Open Water license. It’s all about adding to your experience, fine-tuning your dive skills and allowing you to explore all that Phuket diving has to offer. There is no theory involved and no test, making it the easiest PADI certification earn!

You will complete a number of specific dives designed to teach you something new and make you a better scuba diver. Complete any 3 adventure dives to earn the PADI Adventure Diver rating. Complete the Deep, Underwater Navigation and 3 additional adventure dives and earn the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification.

On the Deep dive, you plan and execute dives to deal with the physiological effects and challenges of deeper scuba diving up to 30m. The Underwater Navigation dive enhances your compass skills and you learn how to navigate using kick-cycles, visual underwater markers and elapsed time.

This in-water, performance-based programme includes the following choices:

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver with Dive The World Thailand

  • AWARE-Fish Identification
  • Underwater Naturalist
  • Boat
  • Underwater Navigator
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Underwater Photography
  • Multilevel and computer
  • Deep
  • Night
  • Dive Propulsion Vehicle (DPV) - underwater scooter
  • Search and Recovery
  • Drift
  • Underwater Videography
  • Wreck
  • Sidemount

Whatever your interest, PADI's Adventures in Diving has something for everyone and is ideal for a Phuket liveaboard cruise.

Adventures in Diving is a structured programme where you gain additional experience and skills under the guidance of a PADI Professional. If you're already an Open Water Diver and at least 12 years old, then you're ready for PADI Adventures in Diving. What's more, the adventure dives also count towards PADI's specialty certifications.

How the Days Unfold

The course is conducted over 2 days but you are not confined to a classroom at all. Each day it's out into the open water on board the dive boat, departing at 8.30 am and returning mid-late afternoon. You will make at least 2-3 adventure dives per day at the Phuket sites with a PADI Instructor. Lunch, breakfast and lots of fun included!

So what does the Advanced Open Water Diver course offer you? New experiences, new skills, lots of scuba and thrilling adventures. Are you ready to take the next step up the ladder beyond the Open Water Diver level? It's your dive, go for it!

Private Instruction

Location: Phuket

Boat Dives: 6 (5 training dives + 1 leisure dive) - You choose the dive sites from Racha Yai, Racha Noi, Phi Phi Islands, Shark Point, Kingcruiser Wreck, Anemone Reef - you’ll visit as many different sites as possible.

Adventure Dives: All choices available, from Underwater photography to James Bond Underwater scooter! Phuket offers a wide choice of underwater scuba adventures. Dive the local Kingcruiser car ferry wreck, or catch the manta rays at Racha Noi South Point on film.

Duration: 2 days

Total Price per person (incl. all taxes):
1 student - US$ 378, 2 students - US$ 367, 3 students - US$ 351

Note: If you prefer, you can pay for your course on the start date here in Phuket.

Group Instruction

Location: Koh Tao

Boat Dives: 5

Adventure Dives: Koh Tao is an ideal destination to take this course. Try underwater photography, night and wreck diving, fish ID, or improve your buoyancy control ...

Duration: 2 days

Total Price per person (incl. all taxes): US$ 272

Location: Phi Phi Islands

Boat Dives: 6 - You choose the sites from Phi Phi Islands, Phuket Shark Point - Kingcruiser Wreck - Anemone Reef

Adventure Dives: Phi Phi diving offers a wide choice of underwater adventures. You will discover sunken treasures on the local King Cruiser car ferry wreck, or take underwater photos of the leopard sharks at Shark Point, or the turtles at Phi Leh Wall.

Duration: 2 days

Total Price per person (incl. all taxes): US$ 283

Location: Ao Nang Beach, Krabi

Boat Dives: 5

Adventure Dives: Krabi is a great opportunity to try enriched air nitrox diving. Learn all about multilevel dives, try your hand at drift or night dives. Practise search and recovery techniques underwater - all this and more ...

Duration: 2 days

Total Price per person (incl. all taxes): US$ 340

Location: Koh Samui

Boat Dives: 5

Adventure Dives: Sail Rock and Koh Tao are ideal destinations to take this course. Try digital underwater photography, wreck diving, fish identification or improve your buoyancy. There’s a long list of scuba adventures you can take part in ...

Duration: 2 days

Total Price per person (incl. all taxes): US$ 326

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... I thoroughly enjoyed my course with you. I would have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone who was coming to Phuket and I will certainly book my advanced course with you when I return (hopefully next year) ... , United Kingdom