The PADI advanced open water course can be completed in 2-3 days and consists of 5 adventure dives. Two of these will be a deep dive and a navigation dive and then you get to choose 3 more dives from 15 available adventure dives including wreck and diver propulsion vehicles (underwater scooters). A very fun course and will greatly improve your scuba diving skills.
First you will choose your 3 elective adventure dives after consultation with one of our instructors. For each of the 5 adventure dives that you complete for the course you will have to read the chapter in the PADI Adventures in Diving manual and fill out the corresponding knowledge reviews, or we can send you an PADI e-book so that you can do your reading at home before arriving here in Koh Samui.
The course consists of 2-3 days of boat dives depending on which package that you choose. This is a really fun course and after completion you will be certified to dive to depths of up to 30 meters.
A typical course would consist of the following:
We will pick you up at your hotel approximately 7:10 to take you to the boat pier. At the pier you will review your dives for the day with your instructor discuss what you will be doing on the days dives and any preparation you may need.
You will arrive at your first dive site between 8:50 and 9:20 depending on which dive site you and your instructor have chose for the day. You will complete 2 or 3 dives during the day with lunch in between and then will return to Koh Samui between 1:15 and 2:30. After your dives you will review your knowledge reviews with your instructor and debrief the dives for the day.
Day 2 will run pretty much the same as day 1 as far as the schedule. After your dives you will return to the shop again to finish your knowledge portion and process your PADI advanced open water certification.
We also offer an advanced open water + nitrox certification course. This course is great if you plan on using your advanced certification to do deep diving or liveaboard in the future as being certified to use nitrox can greatly extend your bottom time on dives.