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
Search & Recovery dive
Wreck diver ( recommended here )
Peak Performance Buoyancy ( recommended here )
Underwater naturalist diver
Drift dive ( recommended here )
AWARE fish I.D.
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:
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
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
Padi eLearning Advanced Open Water course 11,900THB*
The Padi eLearning program allows you to complete the portion of your academic work comfortably online from your home and it’s you who choose time for studying.In this way, you don’t have to spend any time studying on your vacation.
The PADI Online diving courses let you learn the background information you need at an easy pace through friendly, interactive learning.
*The cost of the eLearning is 204 AUD$ that you pay on-line to PADI.