PADI Advanced Open Water Diver

Exploration. Excitement. Experiences. Advance your diving skills with the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course Phuket after your PADI Open Water Diver .

This open water course Phuket will improve your capacity while scuba diving as you will be able to boost your confidence and work on your scuba skills.

Therefore, you would definitely be more comfortable in the water than ever. You will have the opportunity to learn under the supervision of our certified Padi Advanced Open Water Diver Instructors .

Revised what you have already learnt and work on your diving capabilities as you will be introduced to new activities and new ways to have fun while scuba diving. Refine your skills with the accomplishment of five adventure dives that would introduce you to:

• Underwater Navigation

• Deeper water diving (typically anywhere from 18-30 meters / 60-100 feet)

• A sampler of three more Adventure Dives of your choice.

Table of Contents





DSD Program

AOW Program


Continuing Education



Program Summary
Underwater visibility
point of interest
Improving Skills
Shipwrecks | Turtles | Sharks
Dive site shallowest depth
2 meters
Dive Site deepest depth
60 meters
Numbers of dives
For Whom
Open Water & Adventure Divers
Marine life observation
During all dives
Be at least
Years old
Pgm maximum depth
All included

Day Trip Itinerary | Advanced Open Water

Racha Yai is one of the best place to start your scuba diving adventure. With the help of shallow bays, take baby steps and start your exploration with a SSS Phuket Certified Instructor !

On the 4th May 1997, the King Cruiser, a car ferry sank. The ferry was navigating between Phuket and Phi Phi island when it hit the underwater pinnacle of the Anemone Reef. The impact had split the pinnacle in two and had created a massive hole in the hull which allowed water to enter. The vessel sank a few hours later, approximately one kilometer from the Anemone Reef. All 561 passengers on board were rescued. This dive site is suitable for certified divers. You would also be able to engage in the PADI Advanced Open Water and PADI Specialty courses at the King Cruiser Wreck.

  • 7:30am – Pick up at the hotel and proceed to Chalong Pier.
  • 8:00am – Transfer to dive boat.
  • 9:30am – First dive at King Cruiser Wreck.
  • 10:30am –  One hour surface interval.
  • 11:30am – Second dive at Shark Point
  • 12:30pm – Hot buffet lunch on board.
  • 1:45pm – Third dive at Koh Dok Mai.
  • 2:45pm – Rest and Relax. Enjoy fresh tropical fruit and soft drinks on the way back to Chalong pier.
  • 4:00pm – Back to Chalong Pier.
Koh Racha Yai, is the largest of the two islands located off the Southeastern coast of Phuket.

This scuba eden has gained its reputation with its beautiful clear waters and white sand beaches. You would be able to discover the rich marine life by snorkeling during the day or over several days. Wide variety of flora and fauna can be seen with good underwater visibility.

  • 07:30am – Hotel pick up and transfer to Chalong pier.
  • 08:00am – Welcome aboard! Breakfast on the way to the first dive site.
  • 9:30am – First dive at Koh Racha Yai.
  • 11:00am – One hour and half surface interval. Hot buffet lunch on board. After lunch there is time for snorkeling and sun bathing.
  • 12:30am – Second dive at Koh Racha Yai.
  • 1:45pm Rest and Relax. Enjoy fresh tropical fruit and soft drinks on the way back to Chalong pier.
  • 3:00pm – arrival to Chalong.
  • 4:00pm – Return to hotel.

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PADI Advanced Open Water Program

Choose between 15 types of Adventure dives according to what you love and customize your own course. Have a go at digital underwater photographyWreck Diverdiving with underwater scootersPeak Performance Buoyancy and many more.
What you would learn in the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course varies with the adventures that you have chosen and it would also include: • Practical aspects of deep diving • Physiological effects of deeper scuba diving • More ways to use your underwater compass • How to navigate using kick-cycles, visual landmarks and time • How to better use your dive computer and electronic Recreational Dive PlannerTM (eRDPTM)
To take this course, you must be: • A PADI Open Water Diver (or have an equivalent certification from another training organization) • 15 years old (12 for Junior Advanced Open Water Diver)
You would be using all the basic scuba gear including your underwater compass. The extra gear you would use would depend on the adventure dives you pick. You may also use the Digital Underwater Photography, DPVs (underwater scooters), the dive light , the dry suit, the lift bags, the dive flag/float or other specialty gear. Everything that you would need during your adventure dives are available in SSS Phuket and please feel free to ask us if you have any queries.
Learning materials are readily available at SSS Phuket. You could find everything you need to learn about the adventure dives that you have chosen for the advance diver course and our certified instructors at SSS Phuket would guide you along during the process.

Continuing Education

The possibilities for the continuation of Advances Open Water are:

  • PADI Specialties (Extension for 1 or 2 more days) ex: Deep Specialty to a depth of 40 meters