PADI Advanced Open Water Diver

Extend your scuba skills and knowledge and get certified to dive to 30 metres. Take your diving to the next level with the PADI Advanced Course…

The 2 or 3 day PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course offers something for everyone and is a great way to increase your confidence and extend or improve the scope of your diving.


Day 1

08:00 – 15:30
If you haven’t dived for a while then your first dive will be a free scuba review to re-acquaint you with dive equipment and procedures. This would be followed by 1 adventure dive as previously agreed with your Instructor. Should you not require this then your mission will be to complete 2 adventure dives today!

Day 2

08:00 – 15:30
Today you’ll continue your adventure by completing 2 further adventure dives – go explore! You’ll also review your completed knowledge reviews with your Instructor during the journey.





Day 3

08:00 – 15:30
Complete your last 2 adventure dives, or your last adventure dive and a fun dive (or maybe you’ll sneak in the additional dive needed to be certified as a specialty diver). Successfully complete the performance requirements and your PADI Advanced Licence is in the bag!



  • Certified Open Water Diver
  • Age 12+
  • 2/3 Days
  • Can SwimThe waterskills assessment portion of this course requires that you complete a 10 minute swim/float in deep water.
  • In Good HealthNot suffering from a cold or ear infection, and meet PADI Course Health Requirements.

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The scheduling for the 2 day course is similar to the 3 day option, except that on one of the days you will complete 3 adventure dives instead of 2. On the 3 dive day you will complete your Navigation Adventure Dive at shallow depth during a short dive in the surface interval/ lunch break.


Which Adventure Dives can I choose from?
In addition to the compulsory Deep and Navigation dives, Scubafish are able to offer a wide range of fun and exciting adventure dives to suit every taste:

  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Nitrox
  • AWARE Fish ID
  • Underwater Naturalist
  • Multi-level & Computer Diving

  • Search & Recovery
  • Underwater Photography
  • Underwater Videography
  • Boat Diving
  • Wreck Diving(high season only - we schedule trips to the King Cruiser Wreck on fridays)

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course, Age 12+, 2/3-days

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Why Choose Scubafish?

What languages can I learn in?

We run fully supported PADI dive courses in:

  • English
  • German
  • Swedish
  • French

Course materials (DVDs, manuals, quizzes & exams) are available in many other languages allowing us to run the following semi-supported courses:

  • Danish
  • Norwegian
  • Finnish
  • Thai
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • Dutch
  • Japanese
  • Chinese
  • other languages available on request

eLearning courses are available in most languages.

What's included in the price?

The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course costs [aow_2d_full]?–[aow_3d_full]? THB and includes:

  • Free Scuba Review with the 3 day course if you haven’t dived for a while, or a fun dive if you don’t require this
  • Free transfers to & from any Lanta resort
  • Small groups (max 4 per Instructor)
  • The lastest PADI course materials & manuals
  • PADI certification fees (incl. digital photos)
  • Dive equipment rental
  • Dive computer & compass rental
  • Nitrox tank if you choose the Nitrox Adventure Dive
  • Waterproof zip bag
  • Free Scubafish T-Shirt

When you are out on the dive boats we also include:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Drinking water
  • Iced Coffee
  • Fruit juices
  • Fizzy drinks
  • Tea & coffee
  • Fresh fruit
  • Towels

Optional Extras:

  • Private Instructor – [pinst_1d_full]? THB p/day


Become a PADI Advanced Diver:

  • Lifetime license to dive anywhere in the world
  • Worldwide recognition
  • Certified to dive to a max depth of 30m (100 ft)
  • Easily combined with Specialty Courses
  • Add an exciting new dimension to your world!
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How often do courses run?

Courses start every day, at around 09.00. You can book now, or come in to see see us while you’re on holiday in Ko Lanta. We offer free transfers to and from your resort in Ko Lanta for any of our dive courses or daily dive trips.

Are there additional charges?

Additional Fees:

National Marine Park Entry Fees:

– [mp_full]? B p/dayHigh Season only (November-April)


– If you choose the Underwater Photography or Video dives we offer reduced camera rental rates.


– There may be a fuel surcharge to visit some of the further away dive sites if you choose to dive these sites during your course.

  • King Cruiser Wreck (+ Shark Point & Anemone Reef): + [fs_kc_full]? THB [Friday]
  • Hin Daeng & Hin Muang: + [fs_hd_full]? THB [Monday, Wednesday, Saturday]

What's the next step?

Becoming a certified PADI Advanced Diver opens the doors to deeper and more complex dive sites and challenges.

If you particularly enjoyed one of your adventure dives you might consider a Specialty Diver course which would teach you even more specifics about your area of interest.

Or you may set your sights upon the PADI Rescue Diver Course.

Once you’re certified, you can also make some dives for fun! Scubafish is ideally located in the South of Ko Lanta to offer shorter journey times on daily dive trips to some of the best dive sites in Thailand.

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What will I learn in the PADI Advanced Course?

The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course consists of two main areas, and is dive-led:


Self-study -You’ll be provided with a manual, and tasked to read the chapter related to the specific dive you have chosen (chapters are about 20 pages long). Complete the Knowledge Review for that chapter (about 12-15 questions) which you review with your Instructor before your dive. There are no DVD’s, quizzes or exams to complete, and no classroom sessions!

During the day out on the boat, You’ll complete 5 adventure dives including the compulsory Deep Adventure Dive and Navigation Adventure Dive, plus 3 of your own choosing. Set up your equipment and complete your pre-dive safety checks.

Complete your learning by applying the theory and principles you learned to your adventure dives and enjoy some of the fantastic marine life that Ko Lanta has to offer.

Scuba Diver - Day Out on the Boat



PADI Course Health Requirements

You must complete and sign the PADI Medical Statement, which includes a medical-history section, to enrol in PADI scuba training programs. A positive response to a question does not necessarily disqualify you from diving but indicates a pre-existing condition that may affect your safety while diving. Your doctor would be required to complete the PADI Medical Statement & Guidelines for Recreational Scuba Diver’s Physical Examination on your behalf in this instance. PADI - the way the world learns to dive

National Marine Park Fees

Please note that during High Season (November – May) everyone is required to pay [mp_full]? THB per day National Marine Park Fee when out at the Lanta Dive sites.

Since this is a seasonal charge, this is not included in the course price.


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PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course, Age 12+, 2/3-days

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