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PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course

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2 days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

1 person


English, French, German, Slovak/Czech


2 days, 5 dives, min. age 12 years, max. depth 30 m

Exploration, Excitement, Experiences. They’re what the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is all about. And no, you don’t have to be “advanced” to take it – it’s designed so you can go straight into it after the PADI Open Water Diver course. This PADI diving course aims to expand on your knowledge, skills and to develop more confidence to enlarge your diving horizons under the direct supervision of a diving instructor. The course involves five adventure dives spread over two or three days. To become a PADI Advanced Diver you must complete mandatory deep dive and a navigation dive as well as another three adventure dives.


The knowledge and skills you will learn in the course

  • Advanced practical and theoretical knowledge of diving
  • Improve your buoyancy skills
  • Advanced underwater compass use
  • Underwater navigation using landmarks, kick-cycles and time
  • Physiological effects of deep diving
  • How to improve the use of a dive computer
  • A lot more depending on the Adventure Dives you choose

Elective dives

  • Search & Recovery dive
  • Wreck diver (recommended here)
  • Boat dive
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy (recommended here)
  • Underwater naturalist diver
  • Drift dive (recommended here)
  • AWARE fish I.D.
  • Underwater photographer
  • Night dive

The Advanced open water diving course is divided into two phases

  • Knowledge development section, there is no final exam. ( we send you all the Padi study materials for your chosen adventure dives in advance, so you can learn comfortably at your own pace ).
  • Five open water adventure dives, there is required to complete navigation and deep dive, then you choose another three adventure dives.


  • Be at least 12 years old.
  • You must hold an Open Water Diver certification (PADI, SSI, CMAS, or other equivalents).
  • You need to be Medically fit to dive. This means that you must be in reasonably good health.
  • When flying after diving generally you need to wait a minimum of 12 to 18 hours after your last dive.

Benefits of taking the course with Elixir Divers

  • Small groups, max. 3 students per instructor
  • Flexible schedule, tailored according to your needs
  • Personal approach
  • 20 min by our speedboat to the dive sites
  • Experienced Instructors
  • Top notch scuba diving gear

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Day 1

Meeting your PADI scuba instructor. PADI course introduction, equipment check, 2 or 3 adventure open water dives and knowledge review. Total time 5-6 hours.

Day 2

2 or 3 adventure dives and complete remaining knowledge review.  Total time again around 5-6 hours.


  • Knowledge development
  • Personal guidance of Padi instructor
  • Five Adventure dives
  • Diving equipment + diving computer-free use
  • PADI study materials e-manual
  • PADI Advanced Open Water certification e-card
  • Certification fees
  • Fresh fruit refreshments and water
  • Tropical weather on Koh Yao Yai
  • Transfer (See FAQs)


2 days

Tour's Location


How do I get to your location? Is transfer included in the price?

Transfer is not included in the price.

  • GLOW Elixir resort – 400 THB (5 mins. drive)
  • Loh Pared Bay area (Santhiya Resort & Spa, Blue Bay resort, Yao Yai Resort, Heimat Garden) – 700 THB roundtrip (20 mins. drive)
  • North of Koh Yao Yai (Koh Yao Yai Village, Hillside resort, Betterview Resort, Thiwson bungalow – 800 THB roundtrip (35 mins. drive)

Price of the transfer is always roundtrip and is per car. We split the costs, if there are more guests from the same area. Please send us resort name and your room number to arrange the transfer and pick up.

We recommend renting a motorbike to come to our office (250 THB/day). There is very little traffic on Koh Yao Yai and motorbike is also great way to explore the island.

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