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 ♥

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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 durationNo. of divesSurin/Similan Day TripNational Park fee
2x day trip517,600700
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 durationNo. of divesLocal DivingNational Park fee
2x day trip512,500No 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


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

What can I do next?

After the PADI Advanced course Open Water, the next certification is PADI Rescue Diver

If you do the Advanced course with us you’ll get at least 10% return customer discount on the Rescue course!