PADI Advanced Open Water
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The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or SSI Advanced Adventurer course helps you increase your confidence and build your scuba skills so you can become more comfortable in the water. This is a great way to get more dives under your belt while continuing to learn under the supervision of our diving instructor. This course builds on what you've learned and develops new capabilities by introducing you to new activities and new ways to have fun scuba diving.

You don't have to be "advanced" to take it - it's designed so you can go straight into it after the PADI Open Water Diver course.
If you go with SSI though, it a better idea just to do some of the specialities diving program. As a ISO certified next diving step is SSI Speciality Diver.

You'll hone your skills by completing five adventure dives that introduce you to:

  • Underwater navigation
  • Deeper water diving
  • A sampler of three more Adventure Dives of your choice
The Fun Part

PADI Advanced Open Water samuiOne reason you'll love the Advanced Open Water Diver course is that you and your instructor choose from 10 types of Adventure Dives to complete your course. You can try your hand at digital underwater photography, wreck diving, peak performance buoyancy and much more.

There are no formal classroom sessions involved with this course, but you will need to read through the PADI "Adventures in Diving" manual for the adventure dives you select prior to participating in the training dives. Taking the course introduce you to new experiences, new skills, lots of diving and thrilling adventures! So take your diving to new limits!

What You Learn

The knowledge and skills you get in the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver / SSI Advanced Adventurer Diver course vary with your interest and the adventures you have, but include

  • Practical aspects of deep diving
  • Physiological effects of deeper scuba diving.
  • More ways to use your underwater compass
  • How to navigate using kick-cycles, visual landmarks and time
  • How to better use your dive computer and electronic Recreational Dive PlannerTM (eRDPTM)
  • And much, much more, depending on the Adventure Dives you choose

Searobin's PADI Advanced Open Water Diver lasts only two days for a group size of maximum of 4 people.


PADI or SSI Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)
Minimum age: 15 (12 for PADI / SSI Junior Advanced Open Water Diver)

You are not require to get medical clearance to take the Advanced Open Water Diver course. However, please take a look at the medical statement and should you answer yes to any of the questions, please consult a physician before signing up for the course.

Your Next Adventure
After you've tried a specialty in the Advanced Open Water Diver course, you'll probably want to take the whole course and learn more about one of the the specialty of your choice.

PADI Advanced Open Water Divers at least 15 years of age can continue on to the PADI Rescue Diver or Junior Rescue Diver course.

Course (click for details) Booking Early Booking Price* Regular
Advanced Adventurer Diver 5 boat dives - 2 days 12,500 THB 13,900 THB
*All prices avaiable only through on-line booking, "Early Booking price" 14 days in advance.
Course price includes: equipment rental, theory materials, SSI application fee (PADI certification optional), lunch and refreshment on board, insurance, transfers to and from your hotel.

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