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PADI Advanced Open Water










Samui Tides


PADI Advanced Open Water Diver


PADI Open Water Divers can expand their dive knowledge, skills, and experience with the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver program. This exciting and relatively relaxed program requires participants to complete 5 adventure dives over 2 days. There is very little self study to complete which means more fun in the water. The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver program has two compulsory dives including a Deep Dive, which takes you to around 30 meters and Navigation which expands the knowledge gained on your PADI Open Water Diver course. Travelling to some of the best dive sites in The Gulf of Thailand the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is a must for any Open Water Diver wanting to do 2 or more days diving whilst on Koh Samui.


Sail Rock, Chumphon Pinnacle, and South West Pinnacle are just some of the spectacular dive sites we visit when taking PADI Advanced Open Water students on their compulsory Deep Dive. All giving the chance to see the magnificent Whale Shark, why would CSI: SAMUI take you anywhere else. With navigation being the second compulsory dive in the PADI Advanced Open Water program you will be able to choose 3 other PADI Adventure dives to complete your course.


The PADI Adventure Dives: Altitude Dive, AWARE Fish Identification, Boat Dive, Deep Dive, Digital Underwater Photography (L2), Diver Propulsion Vehicle, Drift Dive, Dry Suit Dive, Enriched Air Dive, Multilevel & Computer Dive, National Geographic Dive, Night Dive, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Search & Recovery Dive, Underwater Naturalist, Underwater Navigation, Underwater Videography, Wreck Dive.

Once you complete your PADI Advanced Open Water Diver you will find the world opens many new dive opportunities with places like The Red Sea in Egypt, Cozumel Mexico, and the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.

Questions we are generally asked:

How old do I have to be?

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver participants must be 15 years or older and review, complete and sign the PADI student record file including an affirmation of risk and medical history screen before entering the water. PADI Junior Advanced Open Water Diver participants must be between the ages of 10 and 14 years old.


What equipment do I need?

Scuba equipment required for the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver program is supplied. This includes Mask, Fins & Snorkel, a B.C.D. (buoyancy control devise), Weight system, Tanks, wetsuit and regulator set.


What learning materials do I need?

You will require a PADI Adventures in Diving manual. This is included in the price of the course. You could also use PADI e-learning. This is not included in the price of the course but does enable you to complete all the theory section of the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course at you own convenience on-line. Please look at for more details.

What will I learn?

Under the guidance of our PADI Instructor you will expand your dive knowledge passed the Open Water level. On your compulsory Deep Dive you will observe the effects of nitrogen narcosis and how colours change at depth. On your Navigation Dive you will negotiate different navigation patterns, and learn how to use topography and marine life to find your way around dive sites. There are 3 other dives to choose from the PADI Adventures in Diving manual each giving more insight into the realms of the underwater kingdom.

How deep do we go?

The Maximum depth of the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver program is 30 meters. For Children between 12 and 14 year olds the maximum depth is 21 meters. For Children ages 10 and 11 the maximum depth is 12 meters.

How long is the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver program?

The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver is a two day program. Each knowledge review must be completed and reviewed by one of our PADI Instructors prior to the days diving. Generally we aim to complete 3 dives in Koh Tao and 2 dives at Sail Rock, depending on the activities chosen.


Koh Tao: We start our journey to Koh Tao at 08:00 and arrive back to Koh Samui around 15:00. During this time you will be able to take in the beautiful islands of Koh Phangan and Koh Tao as we travel to our first dive site. After completing two dives in the morning we have a buffet lunch and refreshments on the beach. After about an hour we head to our second dive site to complete the final dive of the day. Once we have completed our third dive we depart back to Koh Samui.

Sail Rock: We start our journey to Sail Rock at 08:00 and arrive back to Koh Samui around 13:00. We enter the water at around 09:00 and head to the training ledge to complete the skills required for the first dive. After surfacing we have about an hour surface interval giving us time for brunch and refreshments before entering the water for a second dive. Once our second dive is complete we head back to Koh Samui where we are able to complete the necessary paperwork and congratulate you on your latest achievement.

What can I do next?

After completing your PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course you will be asked to complete a P.I.C. card to send to PADI to register your achievement. You will also be given a temporary card while your official card is being processed. The options after the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification take you in two directions. You can extend your dive knowledge with one of the many PADI Specialty Dive Courses or get one step closer to become a PADI Dive Professional by entering the E.F.R. and PADI Rescue Diver program.


If you require any further information on this or any other services we provide please do not hesitate to contact us.


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