Our Advanced Course is designed for certified divers who wish to gain more confidence and learn new skills.
PADI Advanced course open water diver
Increase your diving depth to 30m… Improve your diving skills and learn new ones…
We offer three Advanced Open Water course options to suit different budgets and schedules
For the best value, combine your course with one of our liveaboard trips. This means you will get your certification whilst diving the beautiful islands of the Andaman Sea.
When you learn to dive with us, you become part of our Sea Dragon family. Which means you’ll get Return Customer Discounts on all future courses or liveaboard trips. The more you dive with us the bigger your discount! You can even earn a FREE liveaboard trip! That’s the Sea Dragon way of saying thank you ♥
PADI ADVANCED course OPEN WATER DIVER
The next step for Open Water divers
The course takes two days.
You will be certified to dive to 30m and develop your knowledge and skills. Each dive focuses on one aspect of diving
What will I do?
Theory: read 5 chapters of the Adventures In Diving e-manual and complete 5 Knowledge Reviews. The e-manual will be sent to you as soon as you book and you can study online before you arrive. There is no exam
Dives: the Advanced Open Water course includes 5 dives. Required dives are Deep and Navigation. The remaining 3 dives will vary depending which option you choose
Advanced Course Options
Option 1: “the all aboard”
Combined with an MV Andaman or MV Explorer liveaboard trip
Upgrade your certification with the whole Advanced course completed on one of our MV Andaman or MV Explorer liveaboard trips. We highly recommend this option as you will visit the best dive sites in the area whilst doing your course
Course dives: Deep, Navigation, Night + choice of Drift, Fish ID, Boat or Peak Performance Buoyancy
Add-on price B5,500
Option 2: National Park day trip
With a day trip to the Similan or Surin National Marine Parks
Choose this if you want to experience the National Marine Parks but don’t have time for a liveaboard
Day one: 3 dives at our local reef
Day two: 2 dives in the Similan or Surin National Park
Course dives: Navigation, Search & Recovery, Peak Performance Buoyancy (local) + Deep and Fish ID onboard a single day trip
B18,300 – includes 5 dives
Option 3: local wreck day trip
Two day trips to our local dive sites including two dives at the Khao Lak local wreck
Perfect if you’d like a shorter day trip, whilst still experiencing spectacular marine life!
Day one: 3 dives at our local dive reef or artificial reef
Day two: 2 dives at our local wreck
Course dives: Navigation, Search & Recovery, Peak Performance Buoyancy + Deep and Wreck (or Fish ID)
B12,500 – includes 5 dives
Increase your diving knowledge, develop new skills & get certified to dive to 30m!
Prerequisites: PADI Open Water Diver or equivalent
Age: Advanced Open Water Diver: 15 years
Junior Advanced Open Water Diver: 12 years
Course length: 2 days
Course overview: 5 chapters of theory (online) & 5 dives
Group size: Max. 4 students per course
Advanced Open Water e- Manual: This is included in your course price. You will study online in advance of the course start date
Medical: Please check the medical requirements for diving by clicking this link. If you will answer YES to any questions, please contact our office for advice on any further medical statements we may need to ensure your safety whilst diving
Certification: You will be certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver. You can dive to a depth of 30m with a buddy. Junior Advanced Open Water Divers must always be accompanied by a certified adult diver.
Full prices for our 4 Advanced course options. No hidden costs!
Option 1: “the all aboard”
All 5 course dives completed onboard our liveaboard boat, the MV Andaman or MV Explorer.
Add-on price B5,500
Option 2: with a Similan/Surin Islands day trip
Two day trips, first to our local dive site (3 dives) then a day trip to the Similan or Surin Islands (2 dives)
|Trip duration||No. of dives||Surin/Similan Day Trip||National Park fee|
|2x day trip||5||17,600||700|
Option 3: with a local wreck day trip
Two day trips, first to our local dive site (3 dives) then to our local wreck (2 dives)
|Trip duration||No. of dives||Local Diving||National Park fee|
|2x day trip||5||12,500||No park fee|
A full set of dive equipment is included in the above prices
This is a 2-day course, which can start any day, scheduled upon request
Before the course starts: We will send your e-manual in advance of the course start date.
Check in at the dive center at least one day before the course starts. We will fit you with equipment and confirm your schedule/pick up times. Please bring your Open Water certification card and log book with you
Option 1 “All Aboard” dive schedule:
Theory review and all 5 course dives will be done onboard a liveaboard trip
Options 2 and 3 dive schedule:
Day 1 Theory review + 3 dives on our local reef
Day 2 Theory review + 2 dives either on a day trip to our local wrecks or to the Similan/Surin National Marine Parks
INCLUDED IN THE PRICE
Everything you need is included in the price of your course, there are no hidden extras!
Please note: National Park fees for the Similan/Surin Islands, if applicable, are always listed separately
- PADI Advanced Open Water e-Manual
- PADI certification fees and Advanced Open Water certification e-card
- Transport from the dive center to and from the harbour for your diving trips
- All jetty fees for your boat trips
- Free lunch, water & fruit on your diving days (vegetarian options available)
- Free use of diving equipment
- Free pick up from your hotel every morning and drop off every evening on the local diving days or Similan day trip
- Free tea, coffee & water bottle refills in our dive center
- Free Wi-Fi at our dive center
- Lifetime return customer discount eligibility, ranging from 10% off a course to a totally FREE liveaboard!
- Please note National Marine Park fees for the Similan/Surin Islands, where applicable, are always listed separately
These are the additional services we provide that you may like to take advantage of.
Insurance: Does your travel insurance cover you for scuba diving? Check your policy wording before you arrive. If you are not already covered, we offer diving insurance as an optional extra. You can book daily or weekly insurance through us when you check in, and get instant cover
Taxis: Can be arranged for you on request. Please contact us if you would like an airport taxi. We can also arrange a car and driver for private day trips around the area. Minibuses are available for larger groups