Koh Mak Divers Dive School on beutiful Koh Mak Island

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver

Exploration, Excitement, Experiences!

They’re what the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is all about. And no, 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.

The Advanced Open Water Diver 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 your PADI 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’ll hone your skills by completing five adventure dives that introduce you to:

  • Underwater navigation
  • Deeper water diving  (typically anywhere from 18-30 metres/ 60-100 feet)
  • Three more Adventure Dives of your choice   

In our school you choose from these Adventure Dives:

  • AWARE-Fish Identification
  • Boat Diving
  • Deep Diving
  • Multilevel and Computer Diving
  • Night Diving
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Search and Recovery
  • Underwater Nature Study
  • Underwater Navigation
  • Underwater Photography
  • Wreck Diving 

What you learn

The knowledge and skills you get in the Advanced Open Water 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 much, much more, depending on the Adventure Dives you choose


To take this course, you must be:

  • A PADI Open Water Diver  (or qualifying certification from another training organization)
  • 15 years old (12 for Junior Advanced Open Water Diver)

PADI Advanced Open Water Divers are qualified to:

  • Dive in a Buddy-Team to a maximum depth of 30 metres / 40 feet
  • Obtain air fills, rent or purchase scuba equipment and participate in other diving activities
  • Continue their dive training and complete the PADI Rescue Diver certification

Price: 14.000 baht (incl. Marine Park Fee) - Course duration 2-3 days