PADI Advanced Open Water
Pattaya Advanced 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.
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 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 diving.
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 metres, 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
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 complete 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.
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 island 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.
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 metres.
Pattaya Advanced course ship wreck dives
Kut HTMS shipwreck
Mataphon HTMS shipwreck
Khram HTMS shipwreck
Pattaya PADI Advanced course Prices
|Budget Package||Basic Package||Deluxe Package||Gold Package|
|2 Days||2 Days||3 Days||4 Days|
|5 Dives||6 Dives||9 Dives||11 Dives|
|12,000 Baht||13,000 Baht||13,500 Baht||16,000 Baht|
Special promotion packages.
PADI has just made this new advanced course but sadly took the Dive Propulsion Vehicle dive out of the course. 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 on the course over 2 days. You will 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 so there is a large price reduction)
PADI Advanced Open Water and DPV spec Price.
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, drinks and we will take a few underwater photos of you.
PADI Advanced course with Enriched air (Nitrox) specialty course Price.
COMBINED DISCOUNTED PRICE 19,000B (3 days, 6-course dives) (2 days diving – 1 day enriched air class)
Courses include: Professional Instruction, rental equipment, rental dive computer, 6 dives, class, Advanced manual & Enriched air Specialty manual, diving slate, both Certifications, drinks and we will take a few underwater photos of you.
PADI Advanced Open Water Course and Boat Schedule:
Pattaya Islands, 12 Metre Speedboat 9.30am to 3pm.
Samae San Islands, 8.30am to 4pm
Please e-mail email@example.com for availability for the day you would like to start your course. We will need a 1,000B deposit for the course which can be either paid at the dive center or i can give you a Paypal deposit request for this.
Cancellation policy; 100% deposit refund if the day is red-flagged by the coast guard because of sea conditions. This doesn’t happen many times as Pattaya is the only place in Thailand where you can dive all year round.
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.
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