Continue to improve your diving skills with the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course. You can also choose up to three speciality courses.
Advanced PADI Open Water Diver
Once you have completed your PADI Open Water Course, if you want to continue expanding your knowledge and skills in the world of diving, you can take the next step with the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course.
To do this course you'll carry out five dives corresponding to different PADI speciality courses. Two of them are compulsory: deep diving and underwater navigation. You'll be able to choose the other three in the diving centre, from the following options:
- Fish identification AWARE
- Dive from boat
- Drift-current dive
- Nitrox air enriched diving
- Buoyancy speciality
- Search and recovery
- Sidemount diver
- Underwater naturalist
- Digital underwater photographer
The speciality courses with Nitrox air enriched diving and Sidemount diver include an additional fee indicated at the diving centre.
Day 1: Deep diving, underwater navigation and speciality
On the first day, we'll pick you up from your hotel in Koh Samui at 7:30 am. From there we'll go to board a boat that will take us through the Gulf of Thailand.
We'll carry out three dives, the two obligatory ones and one of the specialities you have chosen. For the deep diving speciality, we'll dive to a maximum depth of 30 metres and you'll learn how to handle the air pressure and duration at these depths.
For the underwater navigation speciality, you'll develop the necessary skills to orientate yourself underwater using a compass, and know where you are going at all times as well as where you should return to. Are you up for the challenge?
Upon finishing the three dives, we'll go back to land and take you back to your hotel between 2:15 and 3:30 pm.
Day 2: Specialities
On the second day, we'll pick you up at your hotel at the same time and follow the same itinerary as the day before. The only difference will be that there will be two dives instead of three.
We'll choose the dive locations according to the specialities you have chosen. Photography, buoyancy, fish identification... whatever you choose, we assure you that it will be an incredible experience. Any of these specialities will help you to develop your knowledge and skills in the world of recreational diving.
After having completed all the exercises, we'll return to the dive centre where you'll receive your PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certificate and take you back to your hotel between 2:15 and 3:30 pm.
To obtain the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certificate you must have previously completed the PADI Open Water Diver Course.
Lunch is included during the course days. We'll offer you a delicious buffet style lunch consisting of rice, noodles, salad, fish and fresh fruit.
This activity includes pick up at hotels located in the centre of Koh Samui. If you're staying in the western or southern areas of the island, you must pay an additional fee of 800 TBH (26 USD approx.) per person on the day of the activity.
If you prefer, you can make your own way to the meeting point.
The minimum age to take part in this activity is 10 years old.
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protective material and safety to help avoid the spread of Covid-19.
Per personUS$ 493.20
The tour is exclusively in English.
PADI Advanced Open Water Course.
Hotel pick up and drop off.
Full dive equipment.
Buffet style lunch.
Refreshments and water.
Hotel pick up and drop off in western and southern areas of Koh Samui (800 TBH/26 USD approx.)
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
We will send you a voucher that you can show on your phone to take part in the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).
Discovery Dive Centre (60/10 Moo 4, Bophut, Koh Samui).