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The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is for students who have completed the PADI Open Water Diver Course or any other entry level diving course. This PADI dive course focuses on expanding your diving experiences and building the knowledge from your PADI Open Water Diver course.
We will take you on five exciting Adventure Dives (two core & three elective dives). The course generally takes 2 or 3 days.
Book Online and we can register you if you request, for the online version of the PADI Adventure In Diving Lite manual to download and study before arriving.
Based on guests arriving in the morning to Phi Phi Island
Based on guests arriving in the afternoon to Phi Phi Island
*Students should wait at least 18 hours after their last dive before flying.
In order to do a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Program each candidate must complete the medical statement.
A doctor’s certificate is NOT required if the diver can answer ‘NO’ to all of the questions.
A doctors certificate is only required when the candidate can answer ‘YES’ to any item on the statement
Please go this link to download the Medical Statement. If you can answer ‘YES’ to any item please take a copy of this statement and present it to the doctor for him to sign.
There are national park fees for diving or snorkeling at the Phi Phi Islands.
All divers pay the national park rangers stationed at the Phi Phi Island pier before boarding the dive boat. The following fees will apply:
1st Day diving: 400 baht
2nd Day diving: 200 baht
3rd day diving: 200 baht
Non Diver (snorkeler) on dive boat: 400 baht
4th Day diving: 400 baht
5th Day diving: 200 baht
And so on…
For snorkeling trips conducted on longtail boats, national park fees only apply if the guests go onto the beach at the following locations:
If guests do not go onto the beach at these locations they are not required to pay a national park fee.
5 adventure dives
Courses start any day.
The course is split into 2 parts:
Students complete the knowledge review with the aid of the Adventures in Diving manual
Students perform the skills for each of the 5 Adventure dives
07.00 AM: Adventure Dives 1 and 2
07.00 AM: Adventure Dives 3 and 4
Adventure dive # 5 can be done on day 3 or in case the night dive option is selected can be done on any of the evenings of day 1, 2, or 3.
Theory classes are conducted in our air-conditioned classrooms
Unlike the open water course there are no long video sessions
Adventure dives are conducted at the Bida islands and Phi Phi Ley Island
Includes: Adventures in Diving Manual, Full diving equipment, Tea, coffee and water, Lunch and fruit, PADI instructor, PADI certificate, Insurance
Pick up service is not included. Guests need to make their own way to our dive center for the trip meeting point.
(Part 1): Theory
Students are required to answer the questions in each knowledge review with the use of the Adventures in Diving Manual. The manual is available online if students wish to study in advance of arriving.
Did you know that you can complete the theory in advance of arriving by using PADI’s eLearning classes available at PADI’s website? Please see here for more information
(Part 2): Open Water Dives
There are 5 Adventure dives in an Advanced Open Water Diver course. The course will take 2-3 days depending upon which dives are selected.
There are two dives which are compulsory:Deep Diver
You may pick 3 elective dives from these options:
Peak Performance Buoyancy
Search and Recovery
Computer and Multilevel
Enriched Air (Nitrox)
Must be over the age of 15 years
Must be healthy to dive
Must be a certified open water diver
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Guests should book at least one day before the trip date
Booking registrations can be made directly at the dive center either the day before the trip date (for morning tours) or before midday for afternoon tours.
Students are required to complete the PADI Student record File and PADI Medical Statement.
A 10% deposit payment through our website will reserve spaces for this trip
Final payment can be made at the dive center prior to trip departure
In the event that a student cannot complete the course we shall only charge to the portions of the course that have been conducted.
If a student has any medical condition, the student must have a clearance from a doctor prior to being allowed to dive. We recommend the student reads the PADI medical PDF provided below.
If you are not sure, send us an email.
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We are located on Phi Phi Island, which is about 50 kilometers from the mainland.
To dive or snorkel with us you will need to book accommodation on Phi Phi Island.
If you are staying on the mainland it will not be possible to get to and from Phi Phi Island within the same day.