Advanced Course - Dive Phuket Today
Advanced Course – Dive Phuket Today

Advanced Open Water Course is the next step forwards, many divers take this next course as it allows you to dive to those, ‘what would be normally off limits dive sites.’

The Advanced Open Water Course course consist of five dives, each with its own knowledge review section, similar to that of the Open Water course, and is usually completed over a two day period, though as with all Padi courses there is a flexible time limit.

Prices for our PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Courses

Group instruction: 2 Days THB 17,000 / person

Private Instruction: 2 Days THB 20,000 / person

Diving Courses start every day!

Included in our prices:

  • All transfers from Phuket hotels in main tourist areas to dive center and diving boat.
  • Dive Course materials.
  • Rental diving equipment.
  • Lunch & drinks on board.
  • Certification.
  • Experienced PADI Instructor.

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Group instruction: 2 Days THB 11,300 / person

Diving Courses start every day!

Included in our prices:

  • All Scuba Dive Course materials.
  • Advanced Scuba Certification.
  • Equipment rental.
  • Lunch when diving.

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Group instruction: 3 Days THB 17,000 / person

Dive Courses start every day from Nov to Apr.!

Included in our prices:

  • 4 dives at Similan Islands & 2 dives at local wrecks.
  • Lunch & Soft drinks on board diving vessel.
  • Return Transfers from Khao Lak Hotels.

Not Included:

  • Similan Marine National Park fee of Thai Baht 500 per person / per day
  • Similan diving fee of Thai Baht 200 per person / per day
  • Certification THB 2,000 / participant.
  • Equipment rental THB 500

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Unlike the Open Water Course, there is no final exam, there is a short video to watch, there is no classroom or swimming pool work, and it is just five dives, that’s it, just diving, diving and more diving.  You are required to do a deep dive to a maximum depth of 30m/100ft; also a navigation dive which will give you the knowledge and confidence to use a compass whilst underwater.

The other three dives choices for you to make with your instructor from the following options:

  • Wreck
  • Night
  • Multi-level
  • Peak performance buoyancy
  • Fish identification
  • Naturalist
  • Drift
  • Photography
  • Search and recovery
  • Boat
  • Cavern
  • DPV
  • Underwater Video
  • Nitrox

Each of your Adventure Dives can be credited towards the first dive of the corresponding PADI Specialty course. Meaning that you can be well on your path to becoming a Master Scuba Diver in no time at all


Diving is not just about getting wet and looking at fish, there are so many different kinds of dives that are possible. Night Diving, always a little spooky at first, so many different animals come out to play at night, you should never miss an opportunity to dive at night, you never know what will turn up.

Deep Dive, on this course you can dive down to a maximum depth of 30 metres, see what the effects of Nitrogen Narcosis have on you, see the light change, and what fish will be waiting down there for you.

Compass - Dive Phuket Today
Compass – Dive Phuket Today

Compass Navigation, learn the way instructors find their way so effortlessly underwater, it’s a very simple gadget and works extremely well, especially in bad light and bad visibility dive sites.

There are many different Padi specialties you can take and the choice is yours to make, which ever interest you the most.

Scuba Gear

All the equipment you need will be supplied by the dive shop and comes as part of the whole Discover Scuba Diving Package.  You’ll use all the basic scuba gear including:

  • Mask
  • Snorkel and Fins
  • Buoyancy Compensating Jacket (BCD)
  • A Regulator
  • Depth and Air Gauges
  • Wetsuit
  • Weight system
  • Compass
  • Plus any special equipment needed for each individual dive (camera, dive light, reels, line etc…)

You Will Learn

If you feel you need to work on your buoyancy skills then the Peak Performance Buoyancy Adventure Dive is one option for you. What if you are very interested in the marine life especially the fishes, then AWARE-Fish Identification.

We have several excellent wreck dives around Phuket, which are open to all who want to complete the Advanced Course. Wrecks are teeming with life and also throw up some great diving too.

Earn College Credits

It is possible to earn college credits for your dive courses please contact us

The Learning Materials

You will be provided with a PADI’s Adventures in Diving Manual which provides information on more than 16 types of specialty diving it can be used as a guidebook to improve your diving skills and prepare for new experiences and adventures.

If you interested in Search and Recovery diving? Flip to that chapter. Once you’ve previewed the skills, your instructor will brief you and guide you on your first search and recovery diving adventure.


  • A PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)
  • Minimum age: 15 years old (10 years old for PADI Junior Adventure Diver)

The Next Big Adventure

Upon completion the next step is the Rescue Diver Course

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