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  • Trip introduction

    The SSI Advanced Open Water Diver course is a thrilling course for those who want to take the next step into the diving world. Extending over 2 days, you’ll embark on a total of 5 dives each lasting 45 minutes and taking you as deep as 100 feet into the water.

    On the first day, you’ll embark on the 2 mandatory dives: Deep and Navigation. Once you gain your confidence and enhance your diving skill, the next day you’ll embark on the 3 remaining dives. These dives will be of your choice from a set of electives offered to you. Ranging from Fish Identification to Underwater Photography to Night Dive to Perfect Buoyancy to Computer Dive – you’ll get to choose your pick.

    At the end of the course – if your requirements match you’ll be awarded the SSI Advanced Open Water Diver certificate which establishes you as an SSI AOWD Diver worldwide..

    Destination

    Due to a mix of a tropical climate coupled with beautiful surrounding islands – the waters of Phuket play home to a vast marine ecosystem.

    For the SSI Advanced Open Water Diver course based on your dive electives, you’ll have many choices of beautiful dive spots. These range from the Phi Phi Islands to Racha Noi and Racha Yai, to Shark Point, the King Cruiser Wreck or even the Anemone reef. Even though you’ll be diving as deep as 100 feet, these waters consist of crystal clear visibility maximizing your exposure to its exotic fish. From reef sharks to various crustaceans, to pufferfish, clownfish, you’ll catch sight of sting rays, manta rays, eels, shrimps, octopus and more.

    For these dives your boat will depart from the Ao Chalong Pier. Having a 61 people capacity your boat is well equipped with all the necessary amenities including toilets. You’ll also be offered your meals on board.

    Destination highlights

    Step up your scuba diving skills through this SSI Advanced Open Water Diver course in Phuket. | Feel the thrill of diving as deep as 100 feet into the water. | Experiment with your diving skills and explore different types of dives. | Spot many new species of fish.

    Activity Details

    Yes

    Scuba Schools International SSI Advanced Open Water Diver

    Yes

    English

    5

    45 mins

    NA

    100 feet

    No

    Scuba Schools International SSI

    2 days

    1 to 4

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    NA

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of the SSI Advaned Open Water Diver Course in Phuket: 2 mandatory dives

    Be ready at your hotel in Kata, Karon or Patong early today for a pick-up. You'll travel to the dive centre for a quick revision about your diving skills and picking up your equipment before heading to the water. For the SSI Advanced Open Diver course, you'll first undergo 2 compulsory dives: the Deep and the Navigation dives.

    For these dives you'll travel to some of Phuket's best dive spots, ranging from the Phi Phi Islands, the Racha Islands, Anemone Reef, Shark Point amongst others based on tide and weather conditions. Between your dives you'll also feast on meals and snacks. At the end of these dives you'll return to the dive centre from where you'll be dropped back to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day resting.

    No accommodation is provided.

    You'll begin your course early with a pick-up from your hotel in Kata, Karon or Patong. En route your journey to the dive site, you'll be offered some breakfast and between your dives you'll enjoy some lunch. Besides this you'll also be given fresh fruits, snacks, water, tea and coffee. For those who have dietary restrictions or prefrences or prefer veg meals, a request should be sent to the operator before hand. Besides meals the boat is also equipped with washroom/toilet facilities. At the end

    Day 1 Milestone

    Phuket

    Phuket

    08:00 AM

    Food

    Breakfast | Lunch | Snacks

    Veg | Non Veg
    Day 2 of the SSI Advanced Open Water Diver course in Phuket: 3 open water dives
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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made upto 30 days before the arrival date of Advanced Open Water Diver Course in Phuket: 80% refund of the trip cost.

    For cancellations made between 20 to 30 days before the arrival date of Advanced Open Water Diver Course in Phuket: 70% refund of the trip cost.

    For cancellations made between 21 to 15 days before the arrival date of Advanced Open Water Diver Course in Phuket: 50% refund of the trip cost.

    For cancellations made between 14 to 3 days before the arrival date of Advanced Open Water Diver Course in Phuket: 25% refund of the trip cost.

    For cancellations made between 2 to 1 days before the arrival date of Advanced Open Water Diver Course in Phuket: 5% refund of the trip cost.

    No show: No refund.

    Above and beyond all cancellation fees/charges by the operator and the The Great Next, you will be charged international payment transfer fees. Please check with us what these charges 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 Phuket.

    Please use the equipment with care during the SSI Advanced Open Water Diver course in Phuket.

    No damage should be inflicted on natural habitats during the SSI Advanced Open Water Diver course in Phuket.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    For the SSI Advanced Open water Diver course in Phuket hotel pick-ups and drop-offs only take place from Kata, Karon and Patong.

    The minimum age to undertake the SSI Advanced Open Water Diver course in Phuket is 12 years.

    For the SSI Advanced Open Water Diver course in Phuket there are no more than 4 divers per guide.

    For any dietary or veg food preferences for the SSI Advanced Open Water Diver course in Phuket, the operator should be informed before hand.

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

    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 loss of life during the SSI Advanced Open Water Diver course in Phuket.
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  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • 5 open water dives

    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off from Kata, Karon and Patong
    • Non-ac boat travel to the dive sites and back
    • Toilet facility on boat
    • Breakfast on Day 1 and 2
    • Lunch on Day 1 and 2
    • Fruits and snacks
    • Water, tea and coffee
    • Professional SSI dive guide
    • All SSI Advanced Open Water Diver course and e-learning material
    • SSI Advanced Open Water Diver certificate
    • Fresh towels
    • Rates are inclusive of any international payment transfer fees
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off from regions beyond Kata, Karon and Patong

    • Full set diving equipment at INR 2250
    • Premium diving equipment at INR 3700
    • Additional costs for Marine Park fees (if required)
    • Personal expenses
    • Any additional activities
    • Any kind of 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
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewelry 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

    • All SSI Advanced Open Water Diver course and e-learning material
    • SSI Advanced Open Water Diver certificate
    • Fresh towels

    You need to get

    • Govt-issued ID card
    • Towel
    • Swimwear
    • Underwater camera
    • ID card
    • Sunscreen
    • Light weight back pack
    • Extra money in local currency for tips, snacks etc
    • Swimming cap
    • Swimming goggles
    • Personal Medicines

    Medical Kit

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