Choose any 3 PADI Adventure dives and get your first advanced diving certification in just 1 day!

Ready for the next step in scuba diving?

Even if you only have one day, you can get to the next level and extend your limits!


Enjoy 3 dives at your own pace in small groups on Koh Tao for your personalized Adventure


Just got certified and want some more? Become a certified Adventure Diver in just 1 Day on Koh Tao!

If you are a brand new PADI Open Water Diver or already done some dives and you are too short on time to join the full PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course, then you should join this subcourse.

In just one day filled with three dives you will gain valuable experience building up on what you learned before with your multilingual Instructor in a small group of max. 4 students.

In this course you can choose any 3 dives of the PADI Adventures in Diving program (including options like Deep, Wreck, Navigation, Photography or Night Diving) giving you a valuable certification to celebrate at the end. You can upgrade to the full PADI Advanced Open Water at any time.

You can take your 3 dives in just one day making it the perfect choice if you are short on time or want to spend time as well exploring the other activities on Koh Tao as you are here.

Don’t think twice – take the next step now!

THe padi adventure diver course explained: …

in one day you will take any 3 padi adventure dives of your choice and gain your next certification level

In general, these are the parts of your training. But we can always adjust the exact schedule and split it up in several halfdays, if that fits in with other activities you may want to enjoy whilst on Koh Tao:


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Part 1: Theory / Land Practice

The theoretical part of the PADI Adventure Diver course is very easy. There are no videos to watch, it is based on getting into knowledge of the dives of your choice.

You will receive your own PADI Advanced Open Water E-Manual (as this is a subcourse of it) which contains chapters for each of the existing adventure dives worldwide.

Out of these you will choose 3 dives as your Adventure dives and work through these chapters in self-study, answering the Knowledge Reviews for those. There is also a section called “Thinking like a diver” which will make you more aware about the basics and safety you learned in previous courses and what awaits you on your dives.

For some dives like Navigation, Search & Recovery or Rescue, there may be a little land practice before you go on the boat to make it easier for you to plan the tasks on 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: 3 Adventure Dives
You will take a total of 3 Adventure Dives, which you can take – depending on your choices and preference – in just one half day or spread out.

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. The Deep Dive or some other dives that are naturally deeper (like our favourite Wreck Dive) call for other dive sites, which we can adjust for by taking you on one of our three custom build dive boats.

Depending on your choice of dives you may be joining our night dive trip as well or take a third dive on your trip.

Your Dive Options:

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
Navigation Dive
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 PADI specialty!


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How it works … Your schedule:

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

here’s an example schedule:



Day 1 - Full Day

Introduction & Paperwork
Theory & Land Practice

– Lunch –

2/3 Adventure dives PM
(Night Dive, if chosen)

The choice of dives and daily dive sites will be taken into consideration for this schedule.

To accommodate for your choice of dives or if your travel plans ask for other options we will create your personal PADI Adventure Diver Course and adjust the elements of it.

It can be split up over two half days as well or you can just book your private course or contact us to request a different schedule that fits you!

Nothing is set in stone at Crystal Dive!


These are the minimum requirements to become a PADI Adventure Diver:

Minimum Age

To become a PADI (Junior) Adventure Diver you will have to be at least 10 years old. Please note, that for some Adventure dives the minimum age is 12 or 15 years.

Minimum Certification Level
To enroll in the PADI Adventure Diver Course you will have to be certified as a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver or equivalent.
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.

To comply with our dive insurance requirements, you will need to have proof (logbook etc.) of a dive within the last 6 months otherwise you will need to take part in our Crystal Dive Scuba Review before taking part in the course to receive our insurance cover.

PADI Adventure diver course – What’s included?

Our padi adventure diver package includes:

  • PADI Adventure Diver Course (max. 4 students per Instructor)
  • Personal set of scuba equipment throughout your stay
  • FREE use of Dive Computer
  • Personal PADI E-Manual & 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 Accommodation option throughout your course (1 night)
  • 10 % Discount on additional diver level courses & dive equipment purchases with us

DISCOUNTED Accommodation

For your course & diving days!

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The PADI Adventure Diver Course is a subgroup of the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver and can be done in just one day, making it the perfect choice to build up on your Open Water Training, if you are short on time and still want to get more out of diving!

At Crystal Dive Koh Tao you get to take part in 3 Adventure Dives of your choice and gain the PADI Adventure Diver certification in just one day. Choose between fun activities like Deep, Fish-ID, Photography, Wreck, Night diving and many more.

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


In the PADI Adventure Diver Course you will choose between any 3 PADI Adventure dives.

Choices for your 3 dives include: Deep, Navigation, Wreck, Night, Naturalist, Underwater Scooter (DPV), Fish-ID, Search & Recovery, Underwater Imaging, Rescue, Buoyancy Control Dives. Ask us for your options.

Please note: There may be age restrictions for some dives. Ask us if in doubt and the divers age is between 10 - 12 years old.

PADI Adventure Diver

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In the PADI Adventure Diver Course you will choose between any 3 PADI Adventure dives.

Choices for your 3 dives include: Deep, Navigation, Wreck, Night, Naturalist, Underwater Scooter (DPV), Fish-ID, Search & Recovery, Underwater Imaging, Rescue, Buoyancy Control Dives. Ask us for your options.

Please note: There may be age restrictions for some dives. Ask us if in doubt and the divers age is between 10 - 12 years old.


During two dives our in-house underwater film company, Crystal Images, will accompany you to capture your experience on film and then edit the footage into a 10 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 10-15 high resolution photographs.

These options are available for your scuba diving course and can be booked by following the link below and choosing the ‘video & photo’ option, in addition to your course booking. Please ask us about group bookings and additional options on other courses.