PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course in Koh Tao
Koh Samui, Thailand, India
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  • Trip introduction

    The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course in Koh Tao is the ideal diving course for those who wish to explore the deeper crevices of Thailand’s fish-rich waters, whilst working their way up in the diving world. Taken after completing the PADI Open Water Diver course, this course is conducted over 2 days and includes a total of 5 dives, two of which are mandatory and the remaining three are electives.

    While the Deep and Navigation dives are compulsory, you have an option of dives to choose from for recreational. From Fish Identification to Search and Recovery, to Wreck, to even Boat dives, each option offers as much of a thrilling experience as the other. Each of these dives will last around 45 mins and will enable you to swim as deep as 100 feet into the water.

    At the end of this course, you’ll be a certified PADI Advanced Open Water Diver, which enables you to dive as deep as 100 feet into the water anywhere in the world!

    NOTE: All prices in this package are subject to fluctuations based on international currency exchange rates at the time of booking.

    Destination

    Located in the Chumphon Archipelago on the western shore of the Gulf of Thailand, Koh Tao is a beautiful island known for its scenic beaches, sparkling waters and a fantastic marine biodiversity. The waters around the island houses over 130 species of hard corals, 223 species of reef fish, and a high population of green turtles. Because of the gorgeous beauty it holds both above and below the surface, this island has become a popular destination for many divers from all over the world.

    During this PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course you’ll mainly be diving in Koh Tao, however you may even visit Sail Rock on Day 2, another beautiful diving island. Offering a wonderful wall for wall diving, this island is known for its pinnacle-like shape. In Sail Rock, expect to witness Barracudas, schools of Yellow Fusiliers, Giant Morays, Batfish, and perhaps even Whale Sharks amongst other sea creatures.

    Destination highlights

    • Explore the exotic marine life of the Gulf of Thailand.
    • Become an advanced sucba diving on this scuba diving course in Koh Tao.
    • Learn to dive as deep as 100 feet on this PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course.
    • Swim with various schools of fish and get a chance to spot a whale shark or a reef shark.

    Fine print

    Rules on the trip

    You must adhere to the instructions of the instructor at all times during the the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course in Koh Tao.

    Please use the equipment with care during the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course in Koh Tao.

    No damage should be inflicted on natural habitats during the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course in Koh Tao.

    Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made before 17:00 hrs on Day 1 of the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course in Koh Tao: 30% refund.

    For cancellations made any time after Day 1 of the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course in Koh Tao: No refund.

    In case of no show: No refund.

    If the operator cancels the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course in Koh Tao due to any reason: 100% refund minus bank transfer charges.

    All refunds for PADI courses are provided minus the PADI materials provided to the customers.

    Above and beyond all cancellation fees/charges by the operator and the The Great Next, you will be charged international payment transfer fees. Please check with us what these charges will be for this trip.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    For the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course in Koh Tao, participants are required to visit the dive centre a day or two prior to the course date for a review session of your previous course.

    The minimum age for the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course in Koh Tao is 12 years.

    Travellers from outside Thailand are requested to carry enough cash in the local currency to cover tips to staff and other incidental expenses during the PADI Advanced Open Water Divier course in Koh Tao.

    All prices displayed are subject to fluctuations based on international currency exchange rates at the time of booking. Accordingly, prices may be subject to a foreign currency premium/discount at the time of booking. 

    The tour operator takes utmost care to ensure safety of the travellers and shall not be held responsible for any mishap, accident or loss of life during the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course in Koh Tao. 

    The tour operator reserves the right to cancel or alter the itinerary of the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course in Koh Tao depending upon the weather conditions and other factors. If extra costs are incurred due to changes in the itinerary, they will be borne by the traveler.

    Trip details

    Pick up point
    Your hotel in Koh Samui/Koh Tao at 07:00 hrs.
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    Drop off point
    Your hotel in Koh Samui/KohTao.
    Mode of transport
    Private vehicle
    Start point
    Koh Samui
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    End point
    Koh Samui
    Time of departure
    07:00 AM
    Time of return
    05:00 PM

    Activity Details

    License upon completion
    Yes
    License name
    PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (AOWD)
    International license
    Yes
    Course language option
    English
    Number of dives
    5
    Average dive duration
    3.5 hrs
    Maximum depth during course
    100 feet
    Average time per dive
    45 mins
    Mandatory travel insurance
    No
    License issued/recognized by
    Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI)
    Course completion time
    2 days
    Guide/student ratio
    NA
  • Day 1 of the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course in Koh Tao: 2 Mandatory Dives

    Eat a healthy breakfast and be ready at your hotel lobby in Koh Samui for a pick-up by 07:00 hrs. As it the first day of your PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course, you'll first revise everything you learned during your Open Water Diver course. Once you're ready you'll head towards Koh Tao to embark on 2 compulsory dives: the Deep dive and the Navigation dive. Lasting for 45 mins, each of these dives go as deep as 100 feet into the water. Between your dives you'll also have a lunch break either on the beach or on the boat. At the end of your dives return back to dive centre, where you can change and then get dropped back to your hotel.
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    Day 2 of the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course in Koh Tao: 3 Recreational Dives

    Today, you'll again be picked up from your hotel by 07:00 hrs. Being the second day, today you'll embark on the 3 dive electives of your choice. Based on the dive electives you select, you'll be taken to those dive sites in Koh Tao or Sail Rock. Each of your dives will last for about 45 mins and will take you as deep as 100 feet into the water. At the end of your diving course you'll return back to the dive centre, fill out your log book and collect your PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certificate. After this, you'll be dropped off back to your hotel. Your course ends here.
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    Day 1 - Milestone

    Start point
    Koh Samui
    End point
    Koh Samui
    Day start time
    08:00 AM
    Maximum depth
    100 feet
    Total dive time
    1.5 hrs

    Day 2 - Milestone

    Start point
    Koh Samui
    End point
    Koh Samui
    Day start time
    08:00 AM
    Maximum depth
    100 feet
    Total dive time
    2 hrs
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  • Includes / Excludes

      Includes
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off in Koh Samui
    • Speedboats to the dive site and back
    • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver equipment
    • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course material
    • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certificate
    • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver manual
    • Life jackets
    • Services of an experienced European PADI professional instructor
    • 5 Advanced Open Water Dives
    • Lunch
    • Fruit, soft drinks and water
    • Rates are inclusive of any international payment transfer fees
    • All applicable taxes
      Excludes
    • Personal expenses such as tips, extra meals, etc.
    • Additional activities
    • Insurance
    • Any additional cost due to fluctuations based on international currency exchange rates at the time of booking
    • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

    What to Wear

      What to Wear
    • Swimwear
    • Extra pair of clothes
    • Slippers or sandals
    • Swimming costume/dive suit
      What not to Wear
    • Expensive jewelry or watches
    • Heavily embellished swimwear

    Equipment / Gear

      We Provide
    • Life jackets
    • Speedboat for transfers to the dive spots
    • PADI Advanced Open Water Diving equipment
    • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course material
    • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver manual
    • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certificate
      You need to get
    • Towel
    • Swimwear
    • Underwater camera
    • Dry snacks
    • ID card
    • Sunscreen
    • Light weight back pack
    • Extra money in local currency for tips, snacks, etc.
    • Swimming cap
    • Swimming goggles
    • Medical questionaire completed and signed
    • Doctor's certificate (if required)
    • Log book
    • PADI Open Water Diver certificate

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.
  • Day 1 of the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course in Koh Tao: 2 Mandatory Dives

    No accommodation is provided.

    Be ready at your hotel lobby in Koh Samui by 07:00 hrs. From there you'll be picked up and taken to the dive site to embark upon your dives. After completing your first dive, lunch will be served to you either on the boat or on the beach. Besides lunch, your package also includes fresh fruits, soft drinks and water. Once you finish both your dives you'll return back to the dive centre from where you'll be dropped back to your hotel.

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    Day 2 of the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course in Koh Tao: 3 Recreational Dives

    Your course ends before nightfall.

    Be ready at your hotel lobby by 07:00 hrs. As you'll follow the same routine as the previous day, you'll enjoy lunch after your first dive for the day followed by some fruits, water or soft drinks. At the end of your dives, you'll return to the dive centre to collect your certificate before you're dropped back to your hotel. Your course ends here.

    Food

    Lunch
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    Food

    Lunch
    Food variations
    Veg
    Non Veg
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