PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course

2 days, 5 dives, min. age 12 years, max. depth 30 m


Exploration, Excitement, Experiences. They’re what the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is all about. And no, you don’t have to be “advanced” to take it – it’s designed so you can go straight into it after the PADI Open Water Diver course. This PADI diving course aims to expand on your knowledge, skills and to develop more confidence to enlarge your diving horizons under the direct supervision of a diving instructor. The course involves five adventure dives spread over two or three days. To become a PADI Advanced Diver you must complete mandatory deep dive and a navigation dive as well as another three adventure dives.


The knowledge and skills you will learn in the course:

  • Advanced practical and theoretical knowledge of diving
  • Improve your buoyancy skills
  • Advanced underwater compass use
  • Underwater navigation using landmarks, kick-cycles and time
  • Physiological effects of deep diving
  • How to improve the use of a dive computer
  • A lot more depending on the Adventure Dives you choose

Elective dives:

  • Search & Recovery dive
  • Wreck diver ( recommended here )
  • Boat dive
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy ( recommended here )
  • Underwater naturalist diver
  • Drift dive ( recommended here )
  • AWARE fish I.D.
  • Underwater photographer
  • Night dive

The Advanced open water diving course is divided into two phases:

  • Knowledge development section, there is no final exam. ( we send you all the Padi study materials for your chosen adventure dives in advance, so you can learn comfortably at your own pace ).
  • Five open water adventure dives, there is required to complete navigation and deep dive, then you choose another three adventure dives.

What is included:

  • Knowledge development
  • Personal guidance of Padi instructor
  • Five Adventure dives
  • Diving equipment + diving computer-free use
  • PADI study materials e-manual
  • PADI Advanced Open Water certification e-card
  • Certification fees
  • Fresh fruit refreshments and water
  • Tropical weather on Koh Yao Yai

The Advanced Open Water Diver Course schedule:

Day 1: Course introduction, 2 or 3 adventure dives, and theory review. ( 5-6 hours )
Day 2: 2 or 3 adventure dives, and theory review ( 5-6 hours )


  • Be at least 12 years old.
  • You must hold an Open Water Diver certification (PADI, SSI, CMAS, or other equivalents).
  • You need to be Medically fit to dive. This means that you must be in reasonably good health.
  • When flying after diving generally you need to wait a minimum of 12 to 18 hours after your last dive.

Benefits of taking the course with Elixir Divers:

  • Small groups, max. 3 students per instructor
  • Flexible schedule, taylored according to your needs
  • Personal approach
  • 20 min by our speedboat to the dive sites
  • Experienced Instructors
  • Top notch scuba diving gear


Price: 15,000 THB

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