Advanced Diver Course Phuket

Scuba Diving Courses Phuket

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course Phuket

Course DurationTwo days
AvailabilityEvery day
Minimum Age12 years old
Certification Level NeededOpen Water Diver
InstructionPrivate

Course Outline

Complete five adventure dives over a period of two days instead of the three dives for adventure diver. Extend your dive skills to increase your confidence and abilities underwater. For the Advanced course two of the adventure dives are compulsory, Deep and Underwater Navigation. Check out the list on our Adventure Dive Choices page for full details of what is on offer and what is involved for each one.

StepsAction
OneBefore the course, read 5 chapters of the "Adventures In Diving" manual and complete some quizzes.
TwoOn your first day of diving, discuss the quizzes with your dive instructor and practice any skills above water that you may need for the dives. Complete two/three dives using the new skills you have learnt whilst exploring underwater.
ThreeOn your second day, continue learning and practicing with your instructor with another two/three dives to use new skills and explore our local reefs.

Private Instruction

To enable us to give you the safest and best diving experience, we only offer private tuition for all our diving courses in Phuket. Read about how this benefits you here.

Online Booking Discounts

Online booking discounts of between 5% and 20% are available on all course prices depending on the number of students. Terms and conditions apply.

Divers + Snorkellers

Certified divers and snorkellers are welcome to join on the trips too. Certified divers can receive a 10% discount off the standard trip price if diving with the student(s). Full trip price list here.

Course Package Choices

Silver Gold Platinum
5 Dives 5 Dives 6 Dives
3 Beach + 2 Boat 5 Boat Dives 6 Boat Dives
Private Instructor
Private Instructor
PADI Adventures In Diving Manual
PADI Adventures In Diving Manual
Certification Costs
Certification Costs
 Dive Insurance
Dive Insurance
 Scuba Equipment
Scuba Equipment
 Destination Day 1
Destination Day 1Kata BeachRacha Yai IslandRacha Noi + Yai Islands
 Boat Trip Day 1
Boat Trip Day 1
 Hotel Transfers Day 1*
Hotel Transfers Day 1*
 Breakfast + Lunch Day 1
Breakfast + Lunch Day 1
 Destination Day 2
Destination Day 2Racha Yai IslandChoice of 3 trips^Choice of 3 trips^
 Boat Trip Day 2
Boat Trip Day 2
 Hotel Transfers - Day 2*
Hotel Transfers Day 2*
 Breakfast + Lunch Day 2
Breakfast + Lunch Day 2
 Tea + Coffee + Water
Tea + Coffee + Water

^Choice of King Cruiser wreck trip, Phi Phi Islands OR Racha Noi/Yai Islands.

*Complimentary transfers are only included for boat trips. Free transfers to/from hotels are from the following towns: Chalong, Kamala, Kata, Karon, Patong, Rawai*.Transfers are also available from other areas around Phuket for a small surcharge. Prices available on request.

Course Prices

Silver Gold Platinum
3 Beach/2 Boat Dives 5 Boat Dives 6 Boat Dives
Was 12,200 baht
Was 14,400 baht
Was 15,200 baht

**Special Online Prices Below**

One Student
One Student10,980 baht each12,960 baht each13,680 baht each
 Two Students
Two Students10,370 baht each12,240 baht each12,920 baht each
 Three+ Students
Three+ Students9,760 baht each11,520 baht each12,160 baht each

*As from 1st April 2016 the Thai government introduced a National Park Fee for all visitors to Phi Phi islands of 600 baht per diver per day and 400 baht per non-diver per day. This is in addition to any course involving a Phi Phi trip and will be payable in cash (Thai Baht) direct to the boat tour leader on the day of the Phi Phi trip.

Dive Sites

Kata Beach Phuket
Kata Beach

A cute, little reef with a variety of hard corals and lots of colourful fishes.

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King Cruiser wreck, Phuket
King Cruiser Wreck

An amazing 80 metre long wreck surrounded by large schools of fishes!

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Diving Phi Phi
Phi Phi Islands

Colourful soft corals and sea fans plus a chance of a shark or turtle.

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Racha Noi and Yai Islands, Phuket
Racha Noi + Yai Islands

Generally clear water, wonderful marine life - with dives in sheltered bays.

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Course Itineraries

Silver - 3 beach and 2 boat dives

Exact hotel transfer times depend on where you are staying. All times are approximates.

TimeAction
Self-StudyRead five sections of the "Adventures in Diving" manual and complete quizzes.
  
 Day One - Kata Beach
09:00Meet at Sharkey Scuba office in Karon and complete program paperwork.
09:15Discuss the quizzes, try on dive gear and discuss new dive skills.
10:15Transfer to Kata beach, put on equipment, enter water and go for the first dive. Practice some of the skills learnt and explore the local reef.
11:45Finish dive, exit water and prepare for second dive.
12:15Put on equipment, enter water and go for the second dive. Continue to practice some of the skills learnt and explore the local reef.
13:30Exit sea, take off gear and prepare for next dive
13:45Lunch
14:45Put on equipment, enter water and go for the third dive. Continue to practice some of the skills learnt and explore the local reef.
16:00Exit water, take off gear and return to Sharkey office.
16:30Log dives, look at Fish I.D. slates and identify what you saw.
17:00End of Day One.
  
 Day Two - Racha Yai Island
07:00-08:00Transfer from hotel to Chalong pier.
08:30Depart Chalong pier and enjoy breakfast.
09:00Discuss the quizzes, set up dive gear and discuss new dive skills.
10:00Put on equipment, enter water and go for the fourth dive. This will be the Deep dive. Practice some of the skills learnt and explore the local reef.
11:15Freshly cooked buffet lunch on board.
12:45Put on equipment, enter water and go for the fifth and final dive. Continue to practice some of the skills learnt and explore the local reef.
14:00Depart for Chalong pier. Log dives, look at Fish I.D. slates and identify what you saw.
15:15Arrive at Chalong pier and transfer back to hotel. End of course.

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Gold - 5 Boat Dives

Exact hotel transfer times depend on where you are staying. All times are approximates.

TimeAction
Self-StudyRead five sections of the "Adventures in Diving" manual and complete quizzes.
  
 Day One - Racha Yai Island
07:00-08:00Transfer from hotel to Chalong pier.
08:30Depart Chalong pier and enjoy breakfast.
09:00Discuss the quizzes, set up dive gear and discuss new dive skills.
10:00Put on equipment, enter water and go for the first dive. Practice some of the skills learnt and explore the local reef.
11:15Freshly cooked buffet lunch on board.
12:45Put on equipment, enter water and go for the second dive. Continue to practice some of the skills learnt and explore the local reef.
14:00Depart for Chalong pier. Log dives, look at Fish I.D. slates and identify what you saw.
15:15Arrive at Chalong pier and transfer back to hotel.
  
 Day Two - One of 3 destinations*
07:00-08:00Transfer from hotel to Chalong pier.
08:30Depart Chalong pier and enjoy breakfast.
09:00Discuss the quizzes, try on dive gear and discuss new dive skills.
10:15Put on equipment, enter water and go for the third dive. Practice some of the skills learnt and explore the local reef.
11:15Snacks + refreshments.
12:15Put on equipment, enter water and go for the fourth dive. Continue to practice some of the skills learnt and explore the local reef.
13:15Freshly cooked buffet lunch on board.
14:30Put on equipment, enter water and go for the fifth and final dive. Continue to practice some of the skills learnt and explore the local reef.
15:30Depart for Chalong pier. Log, dives, look at Fish I.D. slates and identify what you saw.
17:00Arrive at Chalong pier and transfer back to hotel.

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Platinum - 6 Boat Dives

Exact hotel transfer times depend on where you are staying. All times are approximates.

TimeAction
Self-StudyRead five sections of the "Adventures in Diving" manual and complete quizzes.
  
 Day One - Racha Noi and Yai Islands
07:00-08:00Transfer from hotel to Chalong pier.
08:30Depart Chalong pier and enjoy breakfast.
09:00Discuss the quizzes, try on dive gear and discuss new dive skills.
10:15Put on equipment, enter water and go for the first dive. Practice some of the skills learnt and explore the local reef.
11:15Snacks + refreshments.
12:15Put on equipment, enter water and go for the second dive. Continue to practice some of the skills learnt and explore the local reef.
13:15Freshly cooked buffet lunch on board.
14:30Put on equipment, enter water and go for the third dive. Continue to practice some of the skills learnt and explore the local reef.
15:30Depart for Chalong pier. Log, dives, look at Fish I.D. slates and identify what you saw.
17:00Arrive at Chalong pier and transfer back to hotel.
  
 Day Two - One of 3 destinations*
07:00-08:00Transfer from hotel to Chalong pier.
08:30Depart Chalong pier and enjoy breakfast.
09:00Discuss the quizzes, try on dive gear and discuss new dive skills.
11:30Put on equipment, enter water and go for the fourth dive. Practice some of the skills learnt and explore the local reef.
12:30Freshly cooked buffet lunch on board.
13:45Put on equipment, enter water and go for the fifth dive. Continue to practice some of the skills learnt and explore the local reef.
14:45Snacks + refreshments.
16:00Put on equipment, enter water and go for the sixth dive. As all skills will be complete use this dive for even more practice or to go exploring.
17:00Depart for Chalong pier. Log, dives, look at Fish I.D. slates and identify what you saw.
18:30Arrive at Chalong pier and transfer back to hotel.

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