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  • Trip introduction

    This two-day PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (AOWD) course offers you the opportunity to learn advanced scuba diving skills under the guidance of a professional PADI instructor. In these two days, you will complete five open water dives in the Gulf of Thailand, including two mandatory dives (Deep and Navigation dive) and three speciality dives. The PADI AOWD course allows you to dive to a depth of 30 meters/100 feet in the crystal clear waters of the Gulf of Thailand. On this scuba diving adventure, you will see diverse exotic fish and colorful coral reefs, and make your way through shallow caves and verticle swim-throughs.

    Please note that the traveller needs to be a PADI/SSI Open Water Diver certified to book this AOWD course in Thailand.

    Destination

    The Gulf of Thailand has some of the most gorgeous scuba diving sites in the world. Diving at the Sail Rock dive site and Koh Tao gives you the opportunity to spot the rare whale sharks and beautiful sea turtles. The crystal clear waters of the Gulf of Thailand also offers you the chance to see tropical fish like trevally, batfish, triggerfish, barracuda, giant moray, mackerel, etc. along with some banded sea snakes. The dive sites in Thailand also features verticle swim-throughs and shallow caves, and offers excellent visibility underwater, making it a popular destination among scuba divers.

    Destination highlights

    Explore advanced scuba diving skills with the guidance of professional PADI instructors. | Complete five open water dives in the Gulf of Thailand. | Engage in exciting speciality dives on this AOWD course. | See exotic fish and colorful coral reefs while scuba diving in Thailand. | Receive a PADI certificate on completing this AOWD course.

    Activity Details

    Yes

    PADI Advanced Open Water Diver

    Yes

    English

    5

    45 mins

    100 feet

    No

    Professional Association of Diving Instructors

    2 days

    1:4

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of PADI AOWD Course in Thailand: Mandatory Dives

    Your pick-up will arrive in the morning to take you to the dive site. The operator will freshen you up with the diving theory and safety tips that you learnt in OWD course. Today you complete two mandatory dives, Deep dive and Navigation dive, in the Gulf of Thailand. You can have lunch in between the dives, or after. Drop-off to the hotel will provided by the operator. Your day 1 of PADI AOWD course ends here.

    Your day 1 of the course ends by late afternoon.

    Transfers from your hotel to the dive site and back will be arranged by the operator. Breakfast will be provided before you head out for your dives. You can have lunch in between your dives, or after. Lunch and refreshments will be served to you on the boat.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Koh Phangan

    Koh Phangan

    05:30 AM

    Food

    Breakfast | Lunch | Snacks

    Veg | Non Veg
    Day 2 of PADI AOWD Course in Thailand: Speciality Dives
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  • Cancellation policy

    If cancellation is made 2 days or more before the departure of the PADI Advanced OWD course in Thailand: Full refund.

    If cancellation is made 0-2 days before the departure of the PADI Advanced OWD course in Thailand: No refund.

    All refunds will be processed after deducting a transaction fee of INR 500 per person. This fee is charged by The Great Next.

    Rules on trip

    Littering in and around the water bodies or on the boat is not allowed.

    You must respect the natural habitat while scuba diving in Thailand.

    You must adhere to the instructions of the dive instructor at all times.

    The operator will provide equipment for this PADI Advanced OWD course. You are responsible for the equipment and must use it with care.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    The course may extend up to 3 days if the traveller is unable to complete all 5 dives in the duration of 2 days.

    Accommodation can be provided at an additional price in the dive center in Thailand.

    The operator reserves the right to cancel, alter or reschedule the itinerary of this PADI Advanced OWD course in Thailand due to any unforeseen conditions such as bad weather or natural disasters.

    Travellers are responsible for their own belongings and the operator will not be responsible for any loss or damage while scuba diving in Thailand.

    The operator is not responsible for any injury or accident during this PADI Advanced OWD course in Thailand.

    You are required to sign the PADI health and liability release form prior to scuba diving.

    You can choose 3 speciality dives among the following: AWARE Fish Identification Dive, Boat Dive, Drift Dive, Enriched Air Nitrox (Available at an additional cost), Night Dive (Available at an additional cost), Peak Performance Buoyancy Dive, Search and Recovery Dive, Sidemount Diver (Available at an additional cost), Underwater Naturalist Dive, and Underwater Photography (Available at an additional cost)
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  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Five open water dives in the Gulf of Thailand

    • Travel arrangements from all hotels in Koh Phangan (except Bottle beach and Thong Nai Pan beach) to the dive centre and back
    • Breakfast, lunch and refreshments throughout the duration of the course
    • Boat transfer to the dive site
    • All equipment required for scuba diving
    • PADI digital manual
    • PADI Advenaced Open Water Diver certificate
    • International payment transfer fees
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Accommodation at the dive center can be provided at an additional price

    • Personal expenses such as extra meals, beverages, etc.
    • 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

    • Swim-wear
    • Light clothes
    • Slippers/floaters while on the boat
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery, gadgets or watches
    • Heavily embellished swim suits

    What not to Wear

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

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Travel arrangements from all hotels in Koh Phangan (except Bottle beach and Thong Nai Pan beach) to the dive centre and back
    • All equipment required for scuba diving
    • PADI digital manual
    • PADI certificate

    You need to get

    • Govt-issued ID proof
    • Towel
    • Daypack for essentials
    • Sunscreen
    • Sunglasses
    • Dry snacks
    • Water bottle

    Medical Kit

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