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PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course

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So you been diving a few times and seen some wonderful looking fish…now what? Keep the excitement going and get introduced to many activities you can do while diving on the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course.

The seas around Thailand are well known to be one of the best diving locations in the world. The warm clear waters give you an amazing view of the underwater world filled with thousands of different species of awe inspiring nature below. We cannot think of a more perfect location to learn and advance your scuba diving skills than in Koh Samui and Koh Tao.

In the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course you will learn and explore 5 diving specialities that help you get the most out of scuba diving. There’s so much more to do under the water than just looking at the fish! And each speciality will develop your expertise and make you a better diver.

The deep diving and navigation specialities form the compulsory part of the Advanced Open Water course. Deep diving involves a dive of up to 30 meters below sea level which is an amazing experience. The navigation speciality involves teaching you how to find your way under water, with or without the aid of a compass. This is an essential skill when planning a dive and getting the most out of your time.

You are then required to supplement your Advanced Open Water Diver course by choosing 3 additional specialities. Popular specialities include:

  • Wreck Diving
  • Night Diving
  • Search & Recovery
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Digital Underwater Photography
  • AWARE Fish Identification
  • Diver Propulsion Vehicles (Underwater Scooters)
  • Underwater Videography
  • Multilevel & computer diving
  • Boat Diving

The course starts off with studying you chosen specialities in the Advanced Open Water book. Unlike the Open Water course, there’s no exam but there are questions at the end of the speciality sections you need to answer. Your PADI instructor will run through all the theory with you to ensure you’ve absorbed the information you need before heading out on the boat.

Each of the 5 dives will involve putting theory into practise by executing the skills and following the procedures as described. Your instructor will of course brief you on all the equipment and everything you will prior to each dive.

You don’t need to bring your own equipment as all of this is supplied for you on the PADI Advanced Open Water course, except where special equipment may need to be rented. A traditional Thai buffet lunch is provided both days you are on the boat.

We have had so many satisfied customers attend the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver training courses and we are sure you will be no exception. So if you want to advance your training and knowledge in this exciting water sport, book now with Samuipedia.

The 5 star advanced course includes professional quality diving equipment, use of a dive computer, smaller group sizes and more space on the boat.


Dive Sites Around Koh Samui



What's Included in the PADI Advanced Open Water Scuba Diver course?


  • Hotel transfers
  • English, German, French, Italian or Russian speaking PADI Instructor – no more than 4 students to 1 instructor
  • A full set of scuba equipment (BCD, regulator, wetsuit, mask, fins & snorkel)
  • 5 dives
  • Advanced Open Water Diver book & certification card
  • A light breakfast of tea & coffee, toast and jam
  • Buffet style Thai lunch consisting of rice, 3 tasty Thai dishes, fresh fruit and water
  • Accident insurance

* speed boat tours only


What You Should Bring Scuba Diving


  • Sun protection
  • Camera
  • Swimming clothes
  • Towel
  • Your booking voucher


PADI Advanced Open Water Course Itinerary


The PADI Advanced Open Water Scuba Diver course includes 5 dives conducted over 2 days. Each day follows the same itinerary. Dive 5 is usually accommodated in the morning with a shorter lunch break, or a is a night dive in the evening on Koh Samui.

06:45-08:30 Transfer from your hotel to the pier. Enjoy the complimentary breakfast & run through dive plans while waiting for departure.
08:30-10:00 Transfer to Koh Nang Yuan.
10:00-12:00 Dive
12:00-13:15 Enjoy the tasty Thai style buffet at the beautiful ocean front restaurant.
13:15-14:45 Dive
14:45-16:15 Transfer by speed boat back to Koh Samui and back to your hotel.

Pick up times in Koh Samui

06:45-07:00 Taling Ngam, Lipa Noi
07:00-07:15 Lamai, Nathon, Butterfly Garden
07:20-07:40 Chaweng, Baan Tai
07:40-08:00 Maenam, Bophut, Choeng Mon, Bangrak

Info: You can rent an underwater digital camera for you or your instructor to take photos of your underwater experience and put them on a DVD for you.


Warning: Flying after diving - if you do a single dive, you must wait 12hrs after diving before flying. If you do 2 dives, you must wait 18hrs before flying. Our schedule is such that you can fly after 8:30am the following day after 2 dives.


Warning: Please do not consume alcohol within the 24hr period before scuba diving.


Book Your PADI Advanced Open Water Course


To book your PADI Advanced Open Water, please complete the form below. This will notify Samuipedia of your booking and add it to the Shopping Cart.
  • Choose the date you wish to go. Bookings made before 5pm are guaranteed for the following day.
  • Please provide as much detail as possible about where you are staying in Koh Samui, such as the hotel name, address or location and room number.
  • Please check that all the information you have entered is correct. Bookings made before 5pm are guaranteed for the following day. Bookings made after 5pm are subject to availability. Please contact us for up-to-date availability.
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