ADVANCED OPEN WATER DIVER COURSE

Expand your scuba diving knowledge & skills

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course is the way to go if you want to improve your scuba diving skills and gain more knowledge about diving, which results in more confidence and a lot more fun underwater! The AOWD Course doesn’t involve any training in confined water (swimming pool), only Knowledge Development and Open Water dives! The course consists of 5 different “Adventure Dives” of your choice, accompanied by their theory counterparts. At the end of the course, you will be certified to dive independently (with a buddy) up to a maximum depth of 30 meters. Because of this, you will not have to spend any time on land before your MV Giamani cruise, as you can do the whole course on the boat! Upon completion of the course you will be issued a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification which is recognized worldwide.

KNOWLEDGE DEVELOPMENT

This portion of the course is about improving your general diving knowledge as well as giving you more information about some specific aspects of diving and techniques that apply to particular situations. You will do 5 “Adventure Dives” and study their related chapters on the book, reviewing your knowledge with the instructor before each dive.

OPEN WATER TRAINING

The practical side of the AOWD course consists of 5 Adventure Dives, each dive is an intro to one of the many diving specialties we can enjoy as scuba divers. This includes 2 mandatory dives, the Deep Dive and the Underwater Navigation Dive. You can then choose 3 additional dives from a long list of available adventures (like the popular Night Diving, Wreck Exploration etc).

COURSE OPTIONS

With MV Giamani you can choose between two different ways to do your PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course.

With the PADI eLearning course option you will be able cover all the theory online in advance, then once here your MV Giamani instructor will quickly review your knowledge and clarify any of your doubts before you go in the water for some amazing diving. With the Full Course option you will have to cover all the Knowledge Development portion of the course once here in Phuket, which means spending more time sitting with our instructor. In either case, you will not have to spend any time in a swimming pool or a classroom, you will be able to cover the whole course while on your MV Giamani cruise as onboard there will be plenty of time to cover all aspects of the course without rush.

eLearning Option – Advanced Open Water Diver

With the PADI eLearning Course Option, you will have the opportunity to have access to all the learning materials and complete the whole Knowledge Review portion of the course online in advance! This way you will save precious time while enjoying your cruise on MV Giamani, as you will spend less time being lectured by the instructor and more time relaxing.

SCHEDULES, ITINERARIES & PRICES

TOTAL DURATION: 2 days

ITINERARY:

Day 1 – Late Afternoon – Board MV Giamani for a 2N/2D liveaboard cruise
Day 2 – Four amazing dives around the best dive sites in South Andaman Sea*
Day 3  Three dives in some of the greatest dive sites of Southern Andaman Sea*
_______– Back to Phuket

*for more details about diving destinations & dates please check the full schedules HERE.
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PRICE: 5,800 THB for 1 person    BOOK NOW!
Are you more than 1 person? The price per person will be lower…check our price scheme HERE

TOTAL DURATION: 4 days                              Available from 15 October to 15 May only!

ITINERARY: 

Day 1 – Late Afternoon – Board MV Giamani for a fantastic 4N/4D liveaboard cruise
Day 2 – Four amazing dives around the best Similan Islands dive sites*
Day 3  Four fantastic dives between Koh Bon and Koh Tachai Islands*
Day 4 – Four great dives between Koh Tachai Island and Richelieu Rock*
Day 5 – Two unforgettable dives on the wrecks near Khaolak, then cruise back to Phuket*

*for more details about diving destinations & dates please check the full schedules HERE.

PRICE: 11,500 THB for 1 person    BOOK NOW!
Are you more than 1 person? The price per person will be lower…check our price scheme HERE

THE PACKAGE PRICES INCLUDE:

EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR YOUR COURSE
  • PRIVATE professional PADI instructor in your language
    (private instructor dedicated to you for the whole trip).
  • Full set diving equipment rental on all days – see HERE
  • Diving insurance

THE PACKAGE PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE:

ACCOMMODATION, MV GIAMANI CRUISE, OTHERS...
  • PADI certification fees & learning materials
    (to pay directly to PADI when you register for eLearning on their website)
  • Accommodation on land before/after the course/cruise
  • The MV Giamani Cruise (see rates HERE)
  • National Marine Parks admission fees
  • Alcoholic drinks onboard MV Giamani
  • Anything else not mentioned in included

COURSE PREREQUISITES:

MINIMUM 12 YEARS OF AGE

The minimum age required to do an Advanced Open Water Diver course is 12. Divers between 12 and 14 yrs of age can earn the Junior AOWD certification, and must always dive under the supervision of an instructor or a parent/guardian. From 12 to 14 yrs old the maximum depth allowed is 21 meters, while from 15+ yrs it’s 30 meters.

BE AT LEAST OPEN WATER DIVER CERTIFIED

In order to do the Advanced Open Water Diver course you need to be already certified at least as an Open Water Diver. You can start the Advanced Course straight away after the Open Water course. No minimum amount of dives or experience required!

HEALTH CONDITION

Before stating the course you will be requested to fill a Scuba Diving Medical Questionnaire with a list of medical conditions that may not be compatible with diving. Having any of such conditions doesn’t mean that you will not be able to dive, but you will have to seek specific advice from a doctor before starting any scuba diving activity.

Full Course Option – Advanced Open Water Diver

With the PADI Open Water Diver FULL COURSE Option you will cover all the training portions of the course on board MV Giamani. There will be plenty of time on the boat to go through all the Knowledge Development portions with the instructor, before each of the related Adventure Dives in the ocean.

SCHEDULES, ITINERARIES & PRICES

TOTAL DURATION: 2 days

ITINERARY:

Day 1 – Late Afternoon – Board MV Giamani for a 2N/2D liveaboard cruise
Day 2 – Four amazing dives around the best dive sites in South Andaman Sea*
Day 3  Three dives in some of the greatest dive sites of Southern Andaman Sea*
_______– Back to Phuket

*for more details about diving destinations & dates please check the full schedules HERE.
.

PRICE: 9,800 THB for 1 person    BOOK NOW!
Are you more than 1 person? The price per person will be lower…check our price scheme HERE

TOTAL DURATION: 4 days                              Available from 15 October to 15 May only!

ITINERARY:

Day 1 – Late Afternoon – Board MV Giamani for an unforgettable 4N/4D liveaboard cruise
Day 2 – Four amazing dives around the best Similan Islands dive sites*
Day 3  Four fantastic dives between Koh Bon and Koh Tachai Islands*
Day 4 – Four great dives between Koh Tachai Island and Richelieu Rock*
Day 5 – Two unforgettable dives on the wrecks near Khaolak, then cruise back to Phuket*

*for more details about diving destinations & dates please check the full schedules HERE.

PRICE: 15,500 THB for 1 person    BOOK NOW!
Are you more than 1 person? The price per person will be lower…check our price scheme HERE

THE PACKAGE PRICES INCLUDE:

EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR YOUR COURSE
  • All PADI learning materials
  • PADI Certification fees
  • PRIVATE professional PADI instructor in your language
    (private instructor dedicated to you for the whole trip).
  • Full set diving equipment rental on all days – see HERE
  • Diving insurance

THE PACKAGE PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE:

ACCOMMODATION, MV GIAMANI CRUISE, OTHERS...
  • Accommodation on land before/after the course/cruise
  • The MV Giamani Cruise (see rates HERE)
  • National Marine Parks admission fees
  • Alcoholic drinks onboard MV Giamani
  • Anything else not mentioned in included

COURSE PREREQUISITES:

MINIMUM 12 YEARS OF AGE

The minimum age required to do an Advanced Open Water Diver course is 12. Divers between 12 and 14 yrs of age can earn the Junior AOWD certification, and must always dive under the supervision of an instructor or a parent/guardian. From 12 to 14 yrs old the maximum depth allowed is 21 meters, while from 15+ yrs it’s 30 meters.

BE AT LEAST OPEN WATER DIVER CERTIFIED

In order to do the Advanced Open Water Diver course you need to be already certified at least as an Open Water Diver. You can start the Advanced Course straight away after the Open Water course. No minimum amount of dives or experience required!

HEALTH CONDITION

Before stating the course you will be requested to fill a Scuba Diving Medical Questionnaire with a list of medical conditions that may not be compatible with diving. Having any of such conditions doesn’t mean that you will not be able to dive, but you will have to seek specific advice from a doctor before starting any scuba diving activity.

COURSE PRICES

Below you will find all the prices for the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course options we offer. The course price per person varies depending on how many people you are. All the courses we offer are with PRIVATE instructor, so you will not have to share the instructor with a stranger or a big group. However, if you are a family or a group who wishes to do the course together, you will share the cost of the instructor and the price per person will decrease as described below. 

 

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N° of students eLearning South
2 Days
eLearning Similan
4 Days
Full Course South
2 Days
Full Course Similan
4 Days
1 person 6,200 THB/pax 11,500 THB/pax 9,800 THB/pax 15,500 THB/pax
2 people 3,900 THB/pax 7,200 THB/pax 7,700 THB/pax 11,200 THB/pax
3 people 3,200 THB/pax 5,800 THB/pax 6,900 THB/pax 9,800 THB/pax
4 people 2,800 THB/pax 5,100 THB/pax 6,600 THB/pax 9,100 THB/pax

 

eLearning South Cruise Option – 2 Days

1 Person = 6,200 THB per person
2 People = 3,900 THB per person
3 People = 3,200 THB per person
4 People = 2,800 THB per person

eLearning Similan Cruise Option – 4 Days

1 Person = 11,500 THB per person
2 People = 7,200 THB per person
3 People = 5,800 THB per person
4 People = 5,100 THB per person

Full Course South Cruise Option – 2 Days

1 Person = 9,800 THB per person
2 People = 7,700 THB per person
3 People = 6,900 THB per person
4 People = 6,600 THB per person

Full Course Similan Cruise Option – 4 Days

1 Person = 15,500 THB per person
2 People = 11,200 THB per person
3 People = 9,800 THB per person
4 People = 9,100 THB per person

ALL PRICES INCLUDE:

  • All transfers from/to your hotel
  • All PADI learning materials
  • PRIVATE instructor in your language
  • Training in our top-class facilities and swimming pool
  • Full set diving equipment rental on all days
  • PADI Certification fees
  • Diving insurance

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