PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course Phuket

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  • Six Amazing Advanced Open Water Dives
  • Private Scuba Instructor
  • Full Two-Day Course
  • Breakfast & Lunch Onboard Both Days
  • Return Hotel Transfers
  • PADI eLearning Access
  • Fully Inclusive
฿ 13,500
Per Person

learn new skills

On both days, we come and collect you from your hotel lobby between 7.00-7.30 am and return you back between 17.00-18.00.

Your scuba diving instructor will meet you on the day trip boat, which you join at Chalong pier.
Depending on which day you start depends on the scuba diving locations you will visit – see below.

Breakfast is served whilst sailing to the first dive location and a buffet lunch is served after the first dive.
Five dives are required for the course so the first dive is just a fun dive – six dives over the two days.

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explore new depths

Learn about underwater navigation, deep diving, underwater buoyancy, fish identification during your PADI Advanced open water course.

 After some skill practice with your instructor, you’ll make six open water dives over the two days. The advanced open water diving licence lets you explore more of the underwater world with a depth limit of 30 meters / 100 feet. 

There’s no exam because this course is truly about having fun and gaining experience.

Phuket scuba diving day trip boat MV Mermaid
MV Mermaid day trip scuba diving boat phuket


Accordion Content

Day One and Two


07:00-07:30 – Hotel pick up

08:15 – Arrive at Chalong Pier and join MV Mermaid

08:30 – Depart for a three dive day trip – Location depends on the day

09:00 – Freshly prepared Breakfast is served onboard MV Mermaid

10:15 – First Dive of the day

11:45 – Thai buffet lunch is served onboard

13:00 – Second dive of the day

15:30 – Third dive of the day

16:30 – Sail back to Phuket

17:00-18:00 – Return back to your hotel

If you are booking two or more people in your group, we will assign a Private scuba diving instructor just for your group over the two days at no extra cost. This is a fantastic way to complete your PADI Advanced Open Water course, and we find that people enjoy smaller groups when learning t

If you are a solo traveller and would like a personal instructor for the course, this is an additional 5,000 Thailand Baht. Otherwise, we will join you in a group of other solo travellers to a maximum group size of four students to one instructor.


Pick Up














Kata Beach



Karon Beach



Patong Beach






Kamala Beach



Kalim Beach



If you are staying in a different area, then please check out this page – Hotel Transfers

The minimum age required for the advanced padi course is 15 years.

Course prerequisites:

Able to swim, Medically fit for diving, Comfortable in the water

During the first day of the PADI Open Water Diver course, your scuba instructor will ask you to:
Tread or float in water for 10 minutes and swim for 300 metres with mask, fins and snorkel on in the pool

Minimum age: 10 years

For ages 10 – 14, they will gain the Junior PADI Open Water Diver certification. Junior Open Water Divers automatically become Open Water Divers at age 15.

Scuba diving requires a minimum level of health and fitness. Anyone, regardless of age, with shortness of breath, blurred vision, or any form of chest pain may need to reconsider diving. Avoid disappointment, download and review the Diver Medical form to ensure you won’t need a physician’s approval to dive before enrolling in a scuba course.

While we may not be able to accommodate every requirement please let us know in advance and we’ll make every effort to ensure there is food available for you. In addition, we can help you store your own food on the trip if necessary.

I am afraid that we are unable to incorporate a night dive with the day trip boat schedule.

The next course is the PADI rescue diver and the EFR course. Click here for more information: Rescue Diver Course

We understand that sometimes things come up and you may need to cancel your booking. We will do our best to accommodate your request and move your booking to a different date if possible. However, if this is not possible, we will issue you a refund according to the following policy:

  • For cancellations made more than 7 days in advance of your start date = 50% refund.
  • For cancellations made within 7 days of your start date, no refund will be issued.

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.


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