PADI ADVANCED DIVER COURSE KOH TAO

Take the plunge and dive anywhere in the world to 30 metres …!

READY TO TAKE THE NEXT STEP?

In just two days you can become a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver
with an extra 5 Dives and extend your limits!

PADI ADVANCED OPEN WATER DIVER COURSE

With Crystal Dive you can enjoy your course at your pace in small groups …

PADI ADVANCED OPEN WATER COURSE

Already certified? Ready for the next step? … Take the plunge & become Advanced open water diver!

In just 2 days you will be a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver, giving you a lot of benefits and expanding your underwater experiences.

As a newly certified diver or already more experienced you gain valuable experience building up on what you learned in 5 extra dives with your Instructor in a small group of max. 4 students.

You can choose, which dives you are interested in for your personal Advanced Course (including options like Wreck Diving, Photography or Night Diving) and as you will get a ticket to dive to 30 metres (100 Feet) you will then hold a certification opening the doors to all the best dive sites worldwide.

Yellow boxfish eating from a coral
Front gun of HTMS Sattakut shipwreck with snapper fishes around
Longtail boat with divers in the sunset waiting for their PADI Advanced night dive

You will take 5 dives spread over two days including the Deep & Navigation dive with one of our experienced multilingual Instructors to take you to the next level…

Now it’s time to take the plunge!

This is How you get to the next level:

over 2 days you will take 5 dives including the deep & navigation dive to dive to 30 Metres (100 Feet) anywhere

PADI Advanced open water divers ascend from their deep dives to the boat
Padi advanced open water divers navigate underwater with compass

Depending on your personal schedule we will adjust the program for you and move elements of your personal course to accommodate for your holiday plans, but in general, these are the parts of your training:

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Part 1: Theory & Land practice

The theoretical part of the course is very “lightweight” compared to your initial course and a lot more focused on your interests in scuba diving.

You will receive your own PADI Advanced Open Water E-Manual which contains information about all the existing activities and adventure dives worldwide.
Out of these you will choose 3 dives as your elective dives on top of the 2 mandatory dives, which are your deep and navigation dives.

Once chosen you will work through the chapters explaining you all the important information specific to this area of diving plus a little section called “Thinking like a diver” which will make you more aware about the basics and safety you learned in previous courses.

For some dives like navigation there may be a little land practice before you go on the boat to make it easier for you to visualize the dives at hand.

There is no exam at the end of this course, you will pass the theory once you reviewed the Knowledge Reviews with your instructor.

Part 2: Your 5 Adventure Dives

You will take a total of 5 Adventure Dives over two or three days depending on your choice of dives, time frame and preference.

We always try to adjust your schedule depending on the divesites chosen for the day as well as comfort and experience level.

In general, some of the dives like Navigation or Buoyancy Control Diving ask for slightly shallower sites and we use those to get started to work on air consumption, general underwater skills and to get to know each other on Day 1 of your course.

As you will be taking a Deep Dive, we generally combine this with some other dives that are naturally deeper (like our favourite, Wreck Dive) on the second day of the course on another dive trip on one of our custom build dive boats.

Depending on your choice of dives you may be joining our night dive trip on either day of your course, take another dive on either day or simply stay another day and take the remaining dive together with a fun dive to get even more experience. It’s up to you!

Your Dive options:

It will be tricky to do an ice or altitude dive on Koh Tao, but these are your local options here:

  • Deep Dive (mandatory)
  • Navigation Dive (mandatory)
  • Rescue Adventure Dive
  • Wreck Dive
  • Night Dive
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Search and Recovery
  • Underwater Naturalist
  • Project AWARE Fish I.D.
  • Boat Diving
  • DPV (Underwater Scooter)*
  • Underwater Imaging*

*extra charges apply for equipment rental (1,500 THB/Trip)

You can read more about these dives in the description of the Specialties they relate to, as each individual Adventure dive counts as the first dive of that specialty…

Hawksbill turtle facing the camera in blue water above the reef

GET YOUR ADVANCED

OTHER DIVE ACTIVITIES FOR YOU

PADI Course A

HTMS Sattakut Gun

PADI Course B

Coral Reef and Divers

PADI Course C

HTMS Sattakut Wreck bow underwater

PADI Course D

Whaleshark on Koh Tao

How it works …

To give you an idea of what your course will look like,

here’s an example schedule:

Day 1

PADI ADVANCED OPEN WATER DIVER COURSE

DAY 1 - Full Day

Introduction & Paperwork followed by
Theory & Land practice

– Lunch –

Dive Trip 1 - Shallow dives (Navigation & 1 or 2 more, possibly Night Dive)

Day 2

PADI ADVANCED OPEN WATER DIVER COURSE

Day 2

Dive Trip 2:
Deep Dive & 1 or 2 more elective dives depending on your choice

Possibly a Night Dive

But you know …we can be flexible with your schedule, you can just book your private course or contact us to request a different schedule that fits your vacation time!

THE PADI ADVANCED OPEN WATER DIVER COURSE PREREQUISITES:

To become a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver there are some minimum requirements:

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Minimum Age

The minimum age to sign up for the PADI Junior-Advanced Open Water Diver is 12 years. The full certification course can be started with 15 years.
Please note: Divers 12 – 15 years old are limited to a depth of maximum 21 metres and have to dive under supervision of an adult until they reach the age of 15.

Minimum Certification Level:

To become a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver, you will have to be certified as a PADI Open Water Diver (or hold an equivalent certification of another recognized training agency).

Medical Statement

You need to be medically fit for diving. You will find the Medical Statement for Scuba Diving here to download. If in doubt, please check with your physician or ask us before booking your dive experience with us. 

PADI Advanced open water diver girl in equipment smiling
PADI Advanced open water divers swimming in the middle of blue water next to a pinnacle underwater
PADI Open Water diver girl celebrate her certification on the surface next to dive boat
PADI Advanced Open Water diver girls smiling on a dive boat on the way to Koh Tao

padi advanced open water – What’s included?

Our PADI advanced open water package includes:

  • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course (max. 4 students per Instructor)
  • Personal set of scuba equipment throughout your stay
  • FREE use of Dive Computer
  • Personal PADI E-Book & PADI Certification
  • Crystal Dive Logbook & T-Shirt
  • Multilingual personal Instructor
  • Boat trips & refreshments for your dives
  • Dive Insurance for your dives with us (30 days)
  • SHA+ Recognition (Read more about the valid Covid-Rules)
  • Discounted / Free Accommodation throughout your course
  • 10 % Discount on additional diver level courses & dive equipment purchases with us
PADI Advanced open water divers swimming by the front gun of HTMS Sattakut wreck
PADI Advanced open water diver swimming by a concrete lizard structure in blue water
PADI Advanced open water divers using a diver propulsion vehicle underwater

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Get Your PADI Advanced Open Water Course at Crystal Dive Koh Tao

The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course is building up on your Open Water Training, giving you a license to scuba dive to 30 metres (100 ft) together with a buddy.

Within 2 days you will take 5 dives including the Deep & Navigation dives and three elective dives of your choice. Choose between fun activities like Fish-Identification, Photography, Wreck Diving and many more.

PADI really is “the way the world learns to dive”..!!

฿9,000

Our PADI Advanced Open Water Course package includes:

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course (max. 4 students per Instructor)
Personal set of scuba equipment throughout your stay
FREE use of Dive Computer
Personal PADI E-Book & PADI Certification
Crystal Dive Logbook & T-Shirt
Multilingual personal Instructor
Boat trips for your dives
Dive Insurance for your dives with us (30 days)
SHA+ Recognition with Koh Samui Plus Scheme
Discounted Accommodation Options
10 % Discount on additional courses & equipment purchases

Advanced Open Water Diver


YOUR DIVES ON VIDEO OR PICTURES

Two PADI Advanced open water divers looking to the surface through a bubble ring

During your dives with us our in-house underwater film company, Crystal Images, can accompany you to capture your experience on film and then edit the footage into a 12-minute movie which we show at the bar that evening. The video is available to purchase by all course students after viewing so you can share your memories with family and friends.

Alternatively, our Underwater Videography team is available to provide you with personal and lasting memories of your experience and offer unique underwater video and photo services for your course. You can choose from a 10 minute land and underwater based video or 35 high resolution photographs.

PADI Advanced open water diver hovers in the middle of water surrounded with bubbles

These options are available for any diving activity with Crystal Dive and can be booked by following the link below and choosing the ‘video & photo’ option to pay a 750 Baht 50% deposit, in addition to your course booking. Please ask us about group bookings.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Koh Tao open for tourists now?

Yes Koh Tao is open for tourists. Please check the latest news here regarding requirements to travel to Thailand and Koh Tao.

What do I need for the PADI Advanced Course?

You need to be a certified PADI Open Water Diver (or other agency equivalent). Besides the standard paperwork and medical statement, thats it! Your instructor will provide all the necessary equipment for you.

How do I gain from being an Advanced Open Water Diver ?

You will learn to dive deeper, to navigate using a compass underwater and you will also learn skills and task related to the dives you choose to do during the course. All these will give you more confidence and underwater skills.

Can i start straight after the PADI Open Water Course?

Yes you can. In fact, many divers book both courses. Starting the course after the PADI Open Water Course allows you to build on the new skills you have just learned and improve on them.

What other courses can I do after this?

You can move on to <Rescue Diver> or you can branch out and take a <Specialty Course> if you have a particular interest in certain dives.