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Advanced Open Water

Looking for the ultimate adventure?

If you want to gain new experiences, new skills then the SSI Advanced Adventurer Open Water Diver program is for you. During the course you will get to explore some of diving’s top adventures and complete five specialty dives that interest you most from the following list:

  • Ecological Diver
  • Motion Picture Diving
  • Boat
  • Navigation
  • Perfect Buoyancy
  • Digital Underwater Photography
  • Wreck
  • Deep
  • Night Limited Visibility
  • Waves, Tides and Currents
  • Dry Suit

What do I need to start?

  • Minimum age : 15 (12 for SSI Junior Open Water Diver)
  • SSI Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)
  • Virtually anyone who is in good health, reasonably fit, and comfortable in the water can participate in the SSI Advanced Adventurer Open Water Diver Course
  • Click here to download Divers Medical Questionnaire (PDF Document)
  • If the participant answers yes to any of the medical questions listed then a signed clearance from a doctor, valid within 12 months will be required

For those students who have not dived for over 6 months we recommend that they also complete a Scuba Skills Update.

The ‘Scuba Skills Update’ is a short refresher course including a review of the safety information you learned during your initial training along with a supervised skill session in confined water with your Instructor.

Why Advanced Adventurer Open Water Diver?

After your five dives, you’ll be more experienced, feel more comfortable in the water and simply enjoy diving more because you better understand the underwater environment

How long will it take?

  • Two Days
  • Five dives

What will I need?

  • A sense of Adventure !

Course Prices Include

  • Hotel Transfers to and from hotel / Dive Boat
  • Light refreshments on Dive Tours (incl Lunch on Bangkok diving days)
  • Equipment Rental
  • Tanks, weights and Boat Fees
  • Certification Fee

Location Details

Continue your adventure on our day trips around the beautiful island of Koh Tao for two days diving and five dives under the direct supervision of a SSI Instructor.

Day One Itinerary (times vary depending on diving location):

10:00 Boat Departs from Mae Haad, Koh Tao
10:30 Arrival at your first diving location
11:00 – 12:00 First Scuba Dive
12:00 – 13:30 Break time for relaxing
13:30 – 14:30 Second Scuba Dive
15:00 Journey back and arrival in Koh Tao

Day Two Itinerary (times vary depending on diving location):

10:00 Boat Departs from Mae Haad, Koh Tao
10:30 Arrival at your first diving location
10:45 – 11:30 First Scuba Dive
11:30 – 12:00 Short Break
12:15 – 13:00 Second Scuba Dive
13:00 – 13:30 Short Break
13:45 – 14:30 Third Scuba Dive
15:00 Journey back and arrival in Koh Tao

Want to add NITROX to your mix? You can study with a SSI Instructor while you journey to one of our dive sites and then make two out of your five dives on Nitrox to complete this as a specialty. Two certifications in the time it takes to get one!

Five Boat Dives + 2 Nights Fan Room Free Baht 8,500

Five Boat Dives Plus Nitrox + 3 Nights Fan Room Free Baht 14,500

Or why not try a Night Dive on our local house reef and stay over night for some more diving the next day?

In Koh Tao it starts to get dark at about 18:30 all year round, you can still be in the bar by 20:30 in time for a beer!

Continue your adventure on our day trips to the islands around Pattaya for two days diving and five dives under the direct supervision of a SSI Instructor.

Day One Itinerary (times vary depending on diving location):

07:00 – 07:45 Collection from your Hotel in Pattaya
08:00 – 08:15 Boat Departs from Pattaya Pier
09:45 – 11:00 Equipment set up and Safety Briefing
11:00 – 12:00 First Training Dive
12:00 – 13:30 Lunch and time for relaxing
13:30 – 14:30 Second Training Dive
15:00 – 16:30 Journey back and arrival at Pattaya Pier

Day Two Itinerary (times vary depending on diving location):

07:00 – 07:45 Collection from your Hotel in Pattaya
08:00 – 08:15 Boat Departs from Pattaya Pier
09:45 – 10:45 Equipment set up and Safety Briefing
10:45 – 11:30 First Scuba Dive
11:30 – 12:00 Short Break
12:15 – 13:00 Second Scuba Dive
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch and time for relaxing
14:00 – 14:45 Third Scuba Dive
15:00 – 16:30 Journey back and arrival at Pattaya Pier

Want to add NITROX to your mix? You can study with a SSI Instructor before hand in Bangkok and then make two out of your five dives on Nitrox to complete this as a specialty. Two certifications in the time it takes to get one!

Advanced Adventurer Diver Course Baht 15,500

Advanced Adventurer Plus NITROX Baht 19,500

PLEASE NOTE: The transportation to and from Pattaya, and hotel accommodation is not included in this price.

Where can I go from here?

The SSI Advanced Open Water Certification will allow you to participate in more advanced diving activities with a maximum recommended depth limit of 30 meters and continue on to the SSI Stress and Rescue Diver course.

SSI Specialty Dives can also count towards SSI Specialty Diver certifications. If you liked your Night Dive so much that you wanted to take a complete SSI Night and Limited Visibility Diver Specialty course, your Night Advanced Adventurer Dive can count as the first dive of that specialty.

Would you like to make a Career out of Diving?

Entering into a new exciting and challenging career will allow you to go places, diving, meet new people and do things underwater that you never believed possible!

Like to find out more? Then click here.