BECOME A BETTER DIVER
- 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
PADI Advanced Open Water
Koh Racha Islands