Time to get to the next level? We highly recommend the PADI Advanced course for all divers, whether you're fresh out of your Open Water certification, or if you've got some fun dives under your belt. Koh Tao is the ideal location, as the variety of dive sites give you the opportunity to advance your skills as you explore the underwater world while diving Koh Tao's best dive sites. Over 2 days and 5 dives, you'll get certified to dive to 30m, learn underwater navigation, and experience your choice of three additional adventure dives. You can expect guaranteed personal attention in student groups of max 4 students per instructor. As far as the dive equipment goes, you will not find better anywhere on the island. Spending time on the excellent dive boat with a spacious sundeck, 2 showers, 2 toilets, indoor and outdoor seating and a breakfast included in the morning, your days out to sea will be comfortable, easy and FUN. Besides diving, the dive center offer 2 daily yoga sessions in their professional yoga studio. The classes are open to everyone, and the dedicated, passionate, internationally certified teachers will guide you through your practice with options to suit everyone! The yoga schedule is designed to work with the dive schedule, allowing you to make the most of your time on Koh Tao. 9AM + 6PM every day!
Base yourself on beautiful Koh Tao, in Chalok bay where turquoise waters meet rugged boulders and palm forests. Choose stillness and relaxation. In between yoga sessions or ocean dives, you can explore jungle hikes, snorkel off of the beaches, delight in healthy Thai cuisine, dance barefoot in the beach bars...or simply camp out at the swimming pool with a book. It's all up to YOU. But, if you need any recommendations, swing by the dive centre and there you will find a team with limitless ideas you probably never knew were even an option!"
Location – Chalok Bay
The island of Koh Tao is full of different bays and beaches, who all have their own special atmosphere. Where Sairee Beach is know for the young crowd and great parties, Chalok is the super laid back and quiet bay down in the South of the island. But don’t despair! Koh Tao is a small island, and easy to get around! Busy Sairee beach is only 5 minutes away by scooter or TukTuk. You can still join the party before you return to Chalok for a good night’s sleep. Chalok is also famous for snorkelling with small Blacktip sharks and turtles in Shark Bay!!
In the area of Chalok Bay, you’ll find a few lovely beaches for lazy afternoon sunbathing, plenty of delicious restaurants and cozy little beach bars too. There are also SPAs, shops, tattoo parlours, laundry facilities, kayak rentals, beautiful hikes, viewpoints and plenty of other activities around to keep you occupied when you are not underwater or on your yoga mat!
Introduction to course
The PADI Advanced Open
Water course will get you even more comfortable in the water by simply
completing five adventure dives under the supervision of a PADI
Instructor. If you're looking to build your confidence and gain more
experience, this is the natural next step on the ladder. The course is
designed so you can go straight into it after the Open Water Diver
course. The course builds on what you've already learned and develops
new capabilities by introducing you to new activities in diving.
Alter your skills by completing 5 adventure dives introducing you to:
- Underwater navigation
- Deeper water diving (from 18-30 meters)
- 3 Adventure Dives of your choice
You and your instructor choose from 15 types of Adventure Dives to complete your course.
Best part about the Advanced course is: there is NO exam... Just lots of good diving.
To enroll, you need to be certified as
PADI Open Water Diver or equivalent. A refresher dive is recommended
prior to the course if you've been out of the water for more than 6
months or have little experience. (Yet)
The PADI Advanced Open Water Course is
performance based. That means you have to understand and pass the theory
and perform the in-water skills correctly and with ease. Therefore,
the itinerary can vary slightly from course to course. The course will
take 2 to 3 days depending on the students enrolled. 5 dives will be
spread out on the available days. No more than 3 training dives will be
conducted each day. To give you an idea of what to expect, see the