PADI Advanced Open Water Diver

Advanced Open Water Phuket

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PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Phuket

The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course certifies you to dive to 30m, advances your dive skills and knowledge, and allows you to access to new dive sites and diving activities.

More aimed at in-water learning, there’s just a little self-study and 2 days of diver training, with a minimum of 5 open water dives, to be certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver!

Our PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course starts at only 9,600b.

Why PADI Advanced Open Water?

Sure, you can build up your experience and develop your diving abilities by diving for fun as a PADI Open Water Diver. But there are plenty of advantages to doing the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course, especially if you want to dive Phuket’s more special sites. For example:

  • Further extends your depth limit.
  • Even more confidence and capability.
  • Allows access to advanced dive sites.
  • Introduces more underwater activities.
  • Allows for more PADI Specialty courses.
  • Allows diving at Thailand’s liveaboard sites.
  • Speeds-up your diver development under
    supervision by our expert PADI instructors.

Over-all, being certified as ‘Advanced’ means: You’ll be a better diver easier and faster, get better diving at more exciting / advanced dive sites, perhaps using less air with better diving techniques (longer dives), being even more comfortable underwater in more exciting / testing conditions to take in and enjoy marine life, wrecks and other new environments.

Be a better diver: Do the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course in Phuket.

PADI Advanced Open Water Phuket

Phuket has a great variety of world-class dive sites and supporting services, enabling a whole range of diver activities to choose from on your PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course!

With marine-life rich diving from big comfortable day trip boats, and top-quality diver gear and accessories at hand, becoming a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver in Phuket is the perfect choice for new and experienced divers. Perhaps even do your advanced course on a Phuket liveaboard!

Many of Phuket’s dive sites are thrilling to dive but some can have strong currents or more ‘testing’ sea conditions. And dive sites like the KIng Cruiser Wreck and South-Tip on Racha Noi should only be dived as an advanced diver or during a PADI Advanced Open Water course or similar. Bottom line: Phuket’s advanced dive sites are best enjoyed when you are comfortable diving them!

Phuket’s boat diving trips include breakfast, lunch, snacks, beverages and refreshments, so dive courses in Phuket with Love Diving are great value for money! Plus with our beach diving option, we can offer even better variety and value on your PADI Advanced Open Water course.

Get better diving with us as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver in Phuket.

PADI Advanced Open Water Dives

We offer the best choice of dives for becoming a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver. We have a great value 5 dives beach & boat option, and we even give you an extra dive if you choose our 6 dives boat option.

For example: You could do the Peak Performance Buoyancy and Navigation Adventure Dives from the beach, then take a boat diving day trip for your Deep Dive and 2 other Adventure Dives, like Wreck and Drift.

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Advanced Open Water: Deep

Mandatory Deep Dive

Any dive beyond 18m can be considered a deep dive but we like to take you to the 30m max for a fuller experience.

The PADI Deep Adventure Dive has just a few simple skills, allowing for a good dive tour to better appreciate the differences at depth.

Note: With just 1 additional 3 dive day, you can get your 40m PADI Deep Diver Specialty!

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Advanced Open Water: Navigation

Mandatory Navigation Dive

Underwater Navigation is one of the more ‘involved’ PADI Adventure Dives, where you’ll learn both compass and natural navigation.

The skills, through good compass use and using visual references, are easily achievable with clear goals and proper training from our expert PADI instructors.

We provide your dive computer & compass 🙂

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Advanced Open Water: Wreck?

3 More Adventure Dives

5 PADI Adventure Dives are required for the Advanced certification: Deep, Navigation and 3 others.

We suggest doing a wreck dive. On a good day, the King Cruiser Wreck is awesome!.. on others it’s definitely an ‘advanced’ dive.

And if you do an Enriched Air dive, it’s only a bit more study & training for that certification!

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver ++

If you’ve not dived for a while, then you can refresh your skills as part of our PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course – easy and no need to pay extra!

Are you an open water diver from another recognized organization? Then become a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver with us – it’s easy to crossover!

The PADI Enriched Air (Nitrox) Specialty: absolutely recommended to do at the same time as your PADI Advanced Open Water – better / longer dives at depth.

At the very least, sign up for a Thailand liveaboard dive trip and make good use of your advanced certification!

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Advanced Diving In The Similan Islands

Better With Love Diving Phuket

Don’t just do your advanced… learn to dive better with us!

Our PADI instructors teach many PADI Specialties and other courses that go well beyond the PADI Advanced course’s Adventure Dives and so can draw upon a wealth of experience to help you dive better.

We recommend our 6 dive Advanced Open Water Course, for the extra flexibility, practice and experience… plus it gets you diving more of Phuket’s advanced dive sites!

Studying for the PADI Advanced Open Water Course is easy to do during boat trips or after, in the evenings, with printed materials that we supply. Or you can do it online in advance: click here for e-learning.

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PADI Advanced Open Water Guide

Here is a guide to the training on a typical PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course:

  • Some self-study. Dive theory consists of bookwork and knowledge reviews (there’s no exam). Done before, during or after the diver training days, via e-learning and / or printed material, you simply complete the 5 knowledge reviews corresponding to your 5 Adventure Dives. To enjoy your diving more, studying in advance is best.
  • Day 1: Open water training dives, usually at the Racha Islands: Perhaps a short skills refresher / check, followed by easy dives to improve your diving abilities, such as: Peak Performance Buoyancy, Navigation etc.
  • Day 2: Open water training dives, either at Phi Phi or on the King Cruiser trip (recommended): Perhaps dives more aimed at broadening your experience, such as: Wreck, Drift or similar dives.
  • Don’t worry too much! The course is designed for those aged 12 years and up and there’s no exam. Also, the course is available in many languages and is multiple-choice based.

Take a look at our Phuket Diving page and let us know which destinations you prefer?

Enjoy more of Phuket’s marine diversity and variety of dive sites!

PADI Advanced Open Water Rules

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course requirements include:

  • Being 12 years of age or older. (12-14 Jnr certification)
  • Being PADI Open Water certified / equivalent.
  • Having average fitness and health.
  • Not flying after diving: within 18 hours of your minimum 5 advanced training dives.

Other things to know:

  • Even with health and fitness issues, you can still dive if cleared by a doctors’ certificate (usually 300-500b from a local clinic).

After Advanced Open Water

You could do the PADI Rescue Diver Course straight after becoming a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver, but we recommend taking advantage of having just done some Adventure Dives and completing a PADI Specialty.

If you didn’t already do it during your PADI Advanced Open Water, then you should do your Nitrox Specialty.

Actually, any of the Adventure Dives you did on your PADI Advanced Open Water Course can count towards the corresponding specialty. For example, you could get certified to 40m in just 1 more day, or even get certified to dive inside some wrecks.