Take your diving to the next level! With the PADI Advanced Course, you will slowly build more confidence in the water, and get new skills through 5 different dives. The PADI Advanced Course extends your depth limit to 30 meter. With this depth range, you can access many fantastic dives around the world!
Out of all the diving offered on the East coast of Thailand, Koh Tao has the better of it. The island is famous for its laid back atmosphere on land. It is a cool paradise for those wanting to do their initial course or already certified divers continuing their education. It's not a lie, when said that Koh Tao is addictive. Backpackers usually end up staying for weeks. The reef has taken some damage from the tourism, but due to a massive effort to protect and rebuild the reefs, the corals and the fish life is doing really well. Koh Tao is now offering some really good diving for divers on all levels. Many dive sites are sheltered reefs with beautiful corals, good visibility, shallow depths and little to no current. Sites are reached in less than 20 minutes by boat. Deeper dive sites with pelagic marine life can be found a short 45 minute boat ride away. All year round lucky divers are encountering Whale sharks, Reef Sharks, Rays and Turtles.
Koh Tao in general is packed with different bays and beaches that are well worth visiting with your snorkeling gear. The island itself has a great size in terms of exploration, and it is easy to get around on a scooter. However, if you want a young and very vibrant vibe, Sairee beach is the place to be! The atmosphere is buzzing with hippie happy backpackers hanging out in the cafes, the beach bars and obviously on the beach itself… which is the longest and most popular beach on the island. (you will see why!)
Introduction to course
The PADI Advanced Open
Water course will get you even more comfortable in the water by simply
completing five adventure dives under the supervision of a PADI
Instructor. If you're looking to build your confidence and gain more
experience, this is the natural next step on the ladder.
course is designed so you can go straight into it after the Open
Water Diver course. The Advanced Open Water Diver course helps you
increase your confidence and build your diving skills so you can
become more comfortable in the water. This is a great way to get
more dives under your belt while continuing to learn under the
supervision of your PADI instructor. This course builds on what
you've learned and develops new capabilities by introducing you to
new activities and new ways to have fun diving.
You'll alter your skills by completing 5 adventure dives that introduce you to:
- Underwater navigation
- Deeper water diving (typically anywhere from 18-30 meters)
- A sample of 3 Adventure Dives of your choice
The PADI Advanced Open Water Course is
performance based. That means you have to understand and pass the
theory and perform the in-water skills correctly and with ease.
Therefore, the itinerary can vary slightly from course to course. The
course will take 2 to 3 days depending on the students enrolled. 5
dives will be spread out on the available days. No more than 3 training
dives will be conducted each day. To give you an idea of what to
expect, see the itinerary below.