Advanced Course Similans

Scuba Diving Courses Phuket

PADI Advanced Diver Course Similan Islands

Course DurationTwo days/one night
AvailabilityEvery day
Minimum Age12 years old
Certification Level NeededOpen Water Diver

Program Outline

Become an Advanced Open Water diver whilst on a fabulous overnight trip to the Similans Islands with our Advanced Deluxe course. With seven dives in total (five course dives and two just for fun) you get to visit a number of dive sites around the Similan Islands national park. Not only that but you also get to sleep overnight on the comfortable Similans liveaboard. All of this plus your own private instructor!

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.

Please note for this course, a minimum of two divers per booking are required.

OneBefore the course, read five chapters of the "Adventures In Diving" manual and complete some questionnaires.
TwoDiscuss the questionnaires with your dive instructor and practice any skills above water that you may need for the dives.
ThreeComplete five training dives plus two leisure dives using the new skills you have learnt over 2 days. Explore the Similans Islands with your instructor and have your breath taken away by the amazing beauty of the 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 5% discount off the standard trip price if diving with the student(s).

Overnight Similans Trips

The dives for the course are carried out from a large modern liveaboard diving boat. The boats (Somboon 3 or Somboon 4) are very comfortable vessels including air-conditioned lounge and sun deck. Transfers are provided at both ends between your hotel and the boat by minibus and then speedboat. Once you arrive on the liveaboard your adventure truly begins. All meals are included free of charge throughout the trip as are tea, coffee, water and soft drinks. Accommodation is also included in double or twin-share rooms with air-conditioning, and shared hot water showers.

For further details of the trip and the liveaboard check out our Somboon 3 and Somboon 4 web sections.

Course Pricing


  • Standard course price: 9,900 baht per student (minimum 2 persons)
  • 2 persons (online booking): 15% discount = 8,415 baht per person
  • 3 or more persons (online booking): 20% discount = 7,920 baht per person

What's Included

  • Private instruction
  • PADI Adventures In Diving manual (one per student).
  • PADI certification costs.
  • Free dive accident insurance
  • Transfers to/from boat (Kata/Karon/Patong)*
  • Tanks and weights rental including weight belt

*Transfers are also available from other areas around Phuket for a small surcharge. Prices available on request.

Not Included

  • Similan Islands overnight trip price
  • Similans Islands National Park Fees
  • Equipment rental: BCD, regulator, wetsuit, mask, snorkel, fins AND dive computer

Additional Items

For your own safety please note that dive computers are compulsory as the trip involves a number of deep dives. Dive computer sharing is not permitted.

  • Overnight liveaboard trip price: 13,900 baht per diver
  • Similans National Park fees: 900 baht per diver
  • Scuba equipment rental: Full set without dive computer @ 2 days = 1,000 baht per diver
  • Scuba equipment rental: Full set + dive computer @ 2 days = 1,300 baht per diver