PADI Advanced Open Water Course

OK after completing the PADI Open Water course it is time to move onto the advanced program to extend both your skills and the depth limits that you can dive to.

Right now you can breathe, fin weightlessly, see clearly and explore a whole new underwater world that was previously denied to you.

To make the most of the underwater world you need to actually experience some of the different activities that interest you whether it be, Shipwreck diving, photography, night diving etc the Padi Adventure or Advanced course will help you find your interests.

For example, you might want to share the fun and excitement of one of your dives with your friends and family, you can do this by taking photos or video of yourself while driving.

On the PADI Advanced course, you get to do 5 dives over two days.  Two of the dives are mandatory, one being a deep dive to a maximum of 30 meters the other learning how to use a compass and natural navigation so you can navigate underwater. Then it’s your choice, you have three adventure dives that you can choose from. Look at the list of the dives below that we can do in Pattaya.

PADI Advanced open water course mandatory dives

  • Underwater Navigator – mandatory dive
  • Deep Diver – mandatory dive

Advanced open water course elective dives (choose 3 dives)

  • Boat Dive
  • Digital Underwater Imaging (photo/video)
  • Drift Diving
  • Fish Identification 
  • Night diving
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Search and Recovery 
  • Underwater Naturalist 
  • Wreck Diving

Knowledge Development

The good news here is there is NO classroom session on the PADI Advanced Open Water course. The knowledge development section of the PADI Adventure Diver program just requires you to read the relevant chapters (the Adventure Dives you have chosen) of the PADI Adventures in Diving E-Manual, which we can send to you. The best way to compPADI Advanced Open Water lete the knowledge is before the course at home in your own time and complete the knowledge reviews so when you turn up there is no studying to do after diving. 

Your PADI Instructor will then run through the knowledge reviews with you and go over anything you have got wrong or not understood. Before the drive the Instructor will brief you on dive planning plus show you some new equipment that you may use on the dives, then it’s time to dive.

Ocean Diving

Dive Computer included in your rental equipment

The adventure dives you choose will take place at the Pattaya or Samae San island wreck and coral dive sites.

The Pattaya and Samae San dive sites are particularly good for the PADI Advanced Open water training dives due to the fact that they offer ideal training conditions such as a number of wreck dives and deep dive sites enabling you to get the maximum out of the experience.

The Pattaya and Samae San dive sites are particularly good for the PADI Advanced Open water training dives due to the fact that they offer ideal training conditions such as the number of wreck dives and deep dive sites enabling you to get the maximum out of the experience.

HTMS Khram shipwreck is one of the popular Advanced dives.

Pattaya also offers cotal diving.

On each dive, there will be some skills to do followed by practice and normal dive activities tour of the coral reefs/wrecks.

It is then back onto the boat where your instructor will debrief you and you will log your Adventure dive.

Generally, we will do the deep adventure dive as the first dive on the second day of the course.

After three adventure dives have been completed you are a PADI Adventure Diver, and following the successful completion of the final two dives, a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver qualified to dive with a buddy up to a depth of 30 meters/ 99 feet.




Because we know that customers differ from what they need for the PADI dive course package we have made two different price packages for your dive trips/courses: “Basic package and All-inclusive” we can also still be flexible to adjust the price or package to suit your needs.

1) Basic package dive course includes Boat trips, Pro Instruction, course dives, course materials/certification, rental dive equipment, rental dive computer, underwater photos, and lunch/snacks/drinks and TAT Insurance.

2) All-inclusive Dive course includes: Boat trips, Pro Instruction, course dives, course materials, certification, rental dive equipment, rental dive computer, underwater photos, lunch/snacks/drinks, hotel pick up/drop off, Real Divers tee-shirt and TAT Insurance.

If you would like to add or take away from any package let us know and we will adjust the price accordingly


Special promotion package

PADI has just made this new advanced course but sadly took the Dive Propulsion Vehicle to dive out of the Advanced course manual, I say sadly because to me it was one of the most fun dives on the course!

Because we enjoy this dive so much we have decided to give a bonus package by adding the PADI Dive propulsion Vehicle specialty course combined with the Advanced course so instead of doing 5 dives you do 6 dives over the course of 2 days and get the PADI Advanced certification plus the PADI Dive Propulsion Vehicle Specialty certification DPV manual included in the price. (The Dive Propulsion Vehicle Specialty retails at 11,500B)


PADI Advanced Open Water and DPV spec Prices

COMBINED DISCOUNTED PRICE 19,000B (3 days, 6-course dives, 2 fun dives)

Courses include: Professional Instruction, rental equipment, rental dive computer, 8 dives, Advanced manual & DPV Specialty manual, diving slate, both Certifications, Lunch/snacks/fruit/drinks, Real Divers Tee-shirt, TAT Insurance and pick up and return to your hotel and we will take a few underwater photos of you.

PADI Advanced Open Water Course and Boat Schedule:

Pattaya Islands, 12 Metre Speedboat 9.30 am to 3 pm.

Samae San Islands, 8.30 am to 4 pm


Real Divers Deposit

Please e-mail for availability on the day you would like to start your course. Then please pay 1,000 Baht deposit per person to ensure your spot, the balance can be paid on the morning of the course date. Cancellation policy; 100% deposit refund if the day is red-flagged by the coast guard because of sea conditions, this doesn’t happen too many times in a year. 

Directions to the dive center in Thai show a taxi driver. ซอยโรงแรมเวลคัม2 จอมเทียน ถนน เลียบชายหาดจอมเทียน ระหว่างซอย 11-12

 Contact details for google map if you would like to come to the dive center.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are doing 2 dives you will need 18 hours after your last dive before flying for safety reasons and 12 hours after 1 dive. If in doubt e-mail us.

Try a pool session before you start the course 2,500 Baht

Do you want to do more that one course? Perhaps make your way up the PADI diver ladder to professional levels. Then check out the Real Divers Internship offers, which can save you a lot of money.

Rental Dive Equipment includes Dive computer

PADI Advanced Open Water Quick Facts

  • PADI Certification Card 
  • PADI Adventures in Diving E-Manual
  • 5 Open Water Dives
  • Diving Equipment Rental plus rental dive computer
  • Lunch/fruit/drinks
  • Hotel Pickup and return
  • Real Divers Tee-shirt
  • TAT Insurance (email for details)