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  • Trip introduction

    The SSI Advanced Open Water Diver course is the ideal course for certified divers who wish to indulge in a whole new level of diving.

    Divided over 2 days – you’ll first complete the 2 mandatory dives of Deep and Navigation. You’ll then specialize in 3 dives of your choice from the given dive electives. These range from Night dive, Wreck dive, Fish Identification dive, and Boat dive amongst many others.

    Based on your choice you’ll be taken to those dive spots in the Phi Phi Islands to enjoy your dives. Each dive lasts for 45 mins and takes you to a maximum depth of 100 feet. You’ll have the guidance of your instructor throughout.

    At the end of your course you’ll be certified diver, enabling you to dive up to 100 feet anywhere in the world!

    NOTE: You have to be a certified SSI Open Water Diver to take this course.

    Destination

    A part of the Krabi province, the Phi Phi Islands lie between the large island of Phuket and the Straits of Malacca coast of Thailand. Considered as one of the world’s most popular dive spots – these islands are known for their limestone cliffs, rich coral cover and magnificent blue waters.

    For this trip, you’ll dive in the Phi Phi ley and Bida Islands. Based on ocean currents, weather and tide conditions, you’ll be taken to the best dive spots. Once you're underwater, expect to spot clownfish, barracudas, turtles, sharks and more.

    You’ll depart from the Tonsai Bay Pier and travel by a large non ac boat equipped with 3 open decks, 2 bathrooms and showers and seating arrangements for 30 passengers.

    Destination highlights

    Upgrade your diving skills with this PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course in the Phi Phi Islands. | Swim up to 100 feet and explore the deeper crevices of the water. | Experience 3 dives of your choice. | Become a certified SSI Advanced Open Water Diver in just 2 days.

    Activity Details

    Yes

    SSI Advanced Open Water Diver (AOWD)

    Yes

    English

    5

    45 mins

    100 feet

    No

    Scuba Schools International (SSI)

    2 days

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of the SSI Advanced Open Water Diver course in the Phi Phi Islands: Deep and Navigation dives

    Reach the dive centre by 07:30 hrs and begin your SSI Advanced Open Water Diver Course by completing the 2 mandatory dives of Deep and Navigation.

    You'll head out to the pier and board the boat towards Phi Phi Ley. Each dive duration is 45 mins and you'll dive to a maximum depth of 100 feet. You'll build your confidence and witness the deeper depths of the water, under the guidance of your instructor.

    At the end of your dives you'll return to the dive centre from where you'll depart for your hotel.

    No accommodation is provided.

    Report at the dive centre by 07:30 hrs from where you'll travel to the Tonsai Bay pier to board the non ac boat towards Phi Phi Ley. With a maximum capacity of 30, the boat is equipped with 3 open decks, 2 bathrooms and showers. | Today's package includes an on-board lunch, tea/coffee, fresh fruits and water. For any veg or dietary food preferences, the operator should be informed before hand. | After your dives you'll return to the dive centre, before leaving for your hotel.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Phi Phi Islands

    Phi Phi Islands

    07:30 AM

    Food

    Lunch

    Veg | Non Veg
    Day 3 of the SSI Advanced Open Water Diver course in the Phi Phi Islands: 3 dive electives and certi
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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made 24 hours or more before the departure date of the SSI Advanced Open water Diver course in the Phi Phi Islands: 100% refund minus any credit card transaction fees.

    For cancellations made within 24 hrs of the departure date of the SSI Advanced Open water Diver course in the Phi Phi Islands: No refund.

    No show: No refund.

    A rescheduling or change of dates can be provisioned if you inform the operator 24 hrs before the departure date of the SSI Advanced Open Water Diver course in the Phi Phi Islands.

    If the operator cancels the SSI Advanced Open Water Diver Course due to bad weather conditions; alternative dates or a full refund will be provided.

    All refunds will be processed after deducting any international payment transfer fees. Please check with us what these fees will be for this trip.

    Rules on trip

    You must adhere to the instructions of the instructor at all times during the SSI Advanced Open water Diver course in the Phi Phi Islands.

    Please use the equipment with care during the SSI Advanced Open water Diver course in the Phi Phi Islands.

    No damage should be inflicted on natural habitats during the SSI Advanced Open water Diver course in the Phi Phi Islands.

    A minimum gap of 18 to 24 hrs should be maintained between your diving time and flying time (even short flights).

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    For the SSI Advanced Open Water Diver Course in the Phi Phi islands you'll have 1 instructor for every 4 divers.

    While undertaking the SSI Advanced Open Water Diver course, you need a minimum of 2 days in the Phi Phi Islands, with a hotel booking preferably in the Tonsai Bay area or in Long Beach.

    The minimum age to undertake the SSI Advanced Open water Diver course in the Phi Phi Islands is 12 years.

    For the SSI Advanced Open Water Diver course, the Phi Phi National Park entry fees are 400 THB on Day 1 and 200 THB on Day 2, which have to be made directly in cash to the national park rangers.

    For any food preferences of veg etc, during the SSI Advanced Open water Diver course in the Phi Phi Islands, you must inform the operator in advance.

    Travellers from outside Thailand are requested to carry enough cash in the local currency to cover tips for staff and other incidental expenses for the SSI Advanced Open water Diver course in the Phi Phi Islands.

    All prices displayed are subject to fluctuations based on international currency exchange rates at the time of booking. Accordingly, prices may be subject to a foreign currency premium/discount at the time of booking. 

    The tour operator takes utmost care to ensure safety of the travellers and shall not be held responsible for any mishap, accident or injury during the SSI Advanced Open water Diver course in the Phi Phi Islands.
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    • SSI Advanced Open Water Diver Course Phi Phi Islands Thailand Adventure The Great Next
    • SSI Advanced Open Water Diver Course Phi Phi Islands Thailand Adventure The Great Next
    • SSI Advanced Open Water Diver Course Phi Phi Islands Thailand Adventure The Great Next
    • SSI Advanced Open Water Diver Course Phi Phi Islands Thailand Adventure The Great Next
    • SSI Advanced Open Water Diver Course Phi Phi Islands Thailand Adventure The Great Next
    • SSI Advanced Open Water Diver Course Phi Phi Islands Thailand Adventure The Great Next
    • SSI Advanced Open Water Diver Course Phi Phi Islands Thailand Adventure The Great Next
    • SSI Advanced Open Water Diver Course Phi Phi Islands Thailand Adventure The Great Next
    • SSI Advanced Open Water Diver Course Phi Phi Islands Thailand Adventure The Great Next
    • SSI Advanced Open Water Diver Course Phi Phi Islands Thailand Adventure The Great Next
    • SSI Advanced Open Water Diver Course Phi Phi Islands Thailand Adventure The Great Next
    • SSI Advanced Open Water Diver Course Phi Phi Islands Thailand Adventure The Great Next
    • SSI Advanced Open Water Diver Course Phi Phi Islands Thailand Adventure The Great Next
    • SSI Advanced Open Water Diver Course Phi Phi Islands Thailand Adventure The Great Next
    • SSI Advanced Open Water Diver Course Phi Phi Islands Thailand Adventure The Great Next
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • 5 Advanced Open Water dives

    • Transport in a non ac boat to the dive spot and back
    • In-boat amenities include 2 bathrooms and showers, an open deck, sun deck and dive deck and seating arrangement for 30 passengers
    • Services of a professional dive guide
    • SSI Advanced Open water Diver course material
    • Wetsuit and boots
    • SSI Advanced Open Water Diver equipment: fins, mask (prescription mask), dive regulator, Suunto dive computer, BCD, 15 litre tank
    • SSI Advanced Open Water Diver certificate
    • Meal package includes Lunch on Day 1 and Day 2 along with fresh fruits, tea/coffee and drinking water
    • First aid kit and emergency oxygen cylinder
    • Rates are inclusive of any international payment transfer fees
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Phi Phi National Park entry fees of 800 THB

    • Cancellation insurance
    • Personal expenses
    • Additional activities
    • Insurance
    • Any additional cost due to fluctuations based on international currency exchange rates at the time of booking
    • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Swimwear
    • Extra pair of clothes
    • Slippers or sandals
    • Swimming costume
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery or watches
    • Heavily embellished swimwear

    What not to Wear

    • Loose clothing that will tangle around you while swimming
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Flip-flops

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Transport in a non ac boat to the dive spots and back
    • Access to bathroom and shower facility on boat
    • SSI Advanced Open water Diver course material
    • Wetsuit and boots
    • SSI Advanced Open Water Diver equipment: fins, mask (prescription mask), dive regulator, Suunto dive computer, BCD, 15 litre tank
    • SSI Advanced Open Water Diver certificate

    You need to get

    • Towel
    • Swimwear
    • Underwater camera
    • Identity card
    • Sunscreen
    • Light weight back pack
    • Extra money in local currency for tips, snacks etc
    • Swimming cap
    • Swimming goggles
    • Personal medicines
    • SSI Open Water Diver certificate and logbook

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.