PADI Advanced Open Water Course

PADI Advanced Open Water Course – Similan Islands

Take your diving skills to the next level on this PADI Advanced Open Water course, this 2 day course is the next step after the open water course. Join our instructors and take part in 5 exciting adventure dives at the Similan Islands. After this course you will be a much more capable diver ready to take on new diving adventures with complete confidence.

PADI Advanced Course at the Similan Islands

The PADI Advanced Open Water Course is designed to advance your diving skills through a series of adventure dives. You complete 5 adventure dives; deep diving and underwater navigation are required, the other three dives can be chosen from a list including night diving, wreck diving, peak performance buoyancy, drift diving, underwater photography, and more. Our instructors will recommend adventure dives suitable for the conditions and dive sites at the Similan Islands.

Course Price

Theory + Overnight Similan Islands Liveaboard (5 dives): 16,900 THB

Included: Course materials, dive instructor, all diving equipment, national park fees, food whilst onboard Similan liveaboard, log book

Course Details

Day 1: 8:00am depart by speedboat from Khao Lak, transfer to liveaboard, complete 3 adventure dives, stay overnight on liveaboard
Day 2: Complete 2 adventure dives + theory, transfer by speedboat back to Khao Lak arrive 4:30pm

This course will be completed on a Similan Islands flexible liveaboard. Flexible liveaboards are dive boats that stay in the marine park for the whole dive season, transfers to and from the liveaboard are made by speed boat from Khao Lak, transfers take around 1 hour. You will stay overnight on the liveaboard, all meals and air conditioned accommodation is included.

After completing the PADI Advanced Open Water Course you will be a more competent diver. Take your diving to the next level by completing tasks and being able to dive confidently at greater depths. After certification you will be able to dive with a buddy to a depth of 30 metres.

When can I take this course?

The Similan Islands national park is open from the middle of October until the middle of May. This Advanced open water course is available from November 1st until April 30th.

Who can take a PADI Advanced Open Water Course?

To take this course you must be at least 12 years old and be a certified open water diver by PADI or another dive agency. All participants are required to complete a PADI medical statement before starting the course. The statement identifies any medical conditions you may have which would be affected by scuba diving.

Course Location

This course takes place at the Similan Islands national marine park which is in Phang Nga province in southern Thailand. The Similan Islands are a group of 9 islands located 70km off the coast in the Andaman Sea. The islands are regarded as being the best place in Thailand for scuba diving.

The closest tourist town to the Similan Islands is Khao Lak. Khao Lak is the best place to base yourself whilst diving the Similan Islands, there is a small friendly town and long stretches of coastline with great beaches. Accommodation options come in all shapes and sizes from small guest houses to 5 star luxury resorts.

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Similan islands map and dive site guide

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