Reviewing his PADI Advanced Open Water Course Knowledge Review before the dive

PADI Advanced Open Water: FROM 12,900 THB

Hungry for more? Then the PADI Advanced Open Course is what you want!

The PADI Advanced Diver Course certification license is awarded to PADI Open Water Divers who have completed a minimum of 5 PADI Adventure Dives in 5 different Specialty Diver areas. In this course there are two "Core Dives" in addition that you have to take.

You must complete the Deep Adventure Dive and the Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive. However the other dives are up to you. Would you like to go dive a Ship Wreck? Or learn to take underwater photos? How about learning to dive in currents with a Drift Dive? In conclusion there are so just so many choices you may have trouble deciding!

Likewise Phuket has a large variety of scuba diving sites which give you plenty of options and choices in the warm, clear waters of the Andaman Sea ...

  • Duration: 2 Days 5 Dives + 1 extra fun dive
  • Pre-requisites: Certified Diver & signed Diving Medical
  • Minimum Age: 12 years old
  • Digital/Online Study: Yes
  • Availability: Daily
  • Group Size: 4:1
  • Personal Tuition: 1:1 personal tuition is available

Hungry for more? The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is just what you want!

The PADI Advanced Course expands on what you learned in your initial scuba diving certification course. Now we will introduce you to scuba diving in a minimum of 5 different PADI Specialty Diver areas.

These include Deep Diving (30m max) and Underwater Navigation. These are important dives as they will not only increases the depth to which you are allowed to dive to, but also broaden your scuba diving knowledge, skills and experience. In addition this also means that you will be allowed to dive more dive sites and therefore travel to different diving locations around the world.

On the PADI Advanced Course you will complete what we call Adventure Dives. Actually these are dives from different specialty diver activities such as Wreck, Drift, Underwater Digital photography, Night and so on.

You can choose your other 3 dives from the list of PADI Adventure Dives that we offer on Phuket including:
  • Boat Diver
  • Deep Diver
  • Delayed Surface Marker Buoy (DMSB)
  • PADI Digital Underwater Photographer
  • DUP - Digital Underwater Photography
  • Digital Underwater Imaging
  • Dive Against Debris Diver
  • Drift Diver
  • Enriched Air Diver Nitrox / EANx Diver
  • Fish Identification Diver
  • Night Diver
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy Diver
  • Search & Recovery Diver
  • Self Reliant Diver
  • Sidemount
  • Shark Conservation (AWARE) Diver
  • Underwater Naturalist Diver
  • Underwater Navigation Diver
  • Wreck Diver

Consequently this gives you the chance to try the types of scuba diving that interest you the most or in which you would like to improve your skills in.

Advanced Open Water Home Study

First of all you will need to read the various relevant chapters in your Advanced Open Water Diver manual (Digital or Paper.) After that you need to complete the relevant Knowledge Reviews found at the end of each chapter. These will be will reviewed together with your PADI instructor, probably on the boat, before each of your dives.

PADI has some GREAT options for the “classroom” portion of the course. In fact you can actually start your course RIGHT NOW, TODAY from the comfort of your own home! Furthermore PADI has been developing its library of Digital products and offers you a variety of exciting options. Most of all, as with the PADI Open Water Course, you can choose from Advanced Open Water Touch, digital, pdf manuals and online study called eLearning.

The Phuket dive sites offer great options for the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course. These include the sunken passenger ferry The King Cruiser (our favorite Phuket Wreck Dive). In addition the beautiful structures of Anemone Reef and the Leopard Sharks at the aptly named Shark Point offer some awesome dives and experience.

After all who wouldn't want to take a PADI Fish ID or Digital Underwater Course Dive on Shark Point?

Now you have tried some different types of scuba diving, what type of diving do you like the best?

In fact EACH PADI Adventure Dive in the PADI Advanced Open Water Course has EXACTLY the same Performance Requirements as the FIRST Dive of the corresponding PADI Specialty Diver Course. This means that when you are doing Adventure Dives you are actually doing dives that are Specialty Diver Course dives.

Actually the difference between the PADI Advanced Open Water Course and the PADI Specialty Diver Course, is that Specialty Diver Courses go into much more detail and have more dives in the particular Specialty Dive Area. In fact The Adventure Dive is just your taster of what is to come!

For example the Drift Diver or Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty Course have 2 dives. As such, if you had already taken the Drift or Peak Performance Buoyancy Adventure Dives on your Advanced Open Water Course, then would only need to do 1 more dive to become certified in that PADI Specialty! Now how cool is that?

The Wreck Specialty has 4 dives. Thus if you have taken the PADI Wreck Adventure Dive, then you would have done the first dive of the Wreck Specialty. In that case you would only need to do 3 more Dives to be certified as a PADI Wreck Specialty Diver!

For more details of PADI Specialty Diver Courses please follow this link.

So once you are certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver you would be able to move onto your PADI Rescue Diver Course. And Rescue is what you need for your PADI Master Scuba Diver rating!

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Pricing Options

Included: PADI course materials (paper or digital), PADI certification fees, Boat fees, Lunch and breakfast on the boat, drinking water, tea, coffee, equipment rental (if needed) and round trip hotel transfer from Patong, Kata, Karon, Chalong to the boat and back.
Boat 2 days5 Dives + 1 extra for fun!12,900 THB
Private Course1:1 TuitionAdd 2,000 THB
AOW & EANx Diver Combo:16,500 THB
Not included: Hotel transfers from other areas on Phuket please contact us for supplement details