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  • Trip introduction

    After completing your PADI Open Water Diver course, the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is what's next. Building upon the skills picked up in your previous certification course, this course takes your scuba experience up a notch with advanced skills and techniques. With five open water dives, taking you as deep as 100 feet in the dive sites near Koh Tao, you'll learn and develop specialized skills in your selected elective. A certified dive instructor will train and guide you through every dive during the course.

    NOTE: All prices in this package are subject to fluctuations based on international currency exchange rates at the time of booking.

    Destination

    The dive sites of Koh Tao, characterized by rocky surfaces and pinnacles and sandy seafloors, are home to species of fishes like groupers, stingrays, eels, barracudas, sea turtles and more. Soft corals, peppered with colourful sea anemones, make the dive experience even more pleasant. On the last day of your course, you may even go diving at Sail Rock, a famous dive site known for its granite pinnacle and a vertical swim-through chimney formation. Apart from mackerels, tuna and fusileers, Sail Rock has also reported rare sightings of a whale shark.

    Destination highlights

    Upgrade your scuba diving skills on a 2-day scuba diving course in Koh Samui. | Explore fascinating dive sites in the Gulf of Thailand. | Spot several different species of fishes swimming around at the dive sites. | Complete five open water dives in the Gulf of Thailand. | Earn your PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification in Koh Samui.

    Activity Details

    Yes

    PADI Advanced Open Water Diver

    Yes

    English

    5

    40-45 mins

    100 feet (30 meters)

    No

    Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI)

    2 days

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course in Koh Samui: 3 open water dives!

    If you're staying at a hotel in north or east Koh Samui, you'll be picked up by 7:00 hrs. After arriving at the pier, you'll have a light breakfast with coffee and meet your dive instructor. You'll board a boat from the pier and head out to some of the dive sites around Koh Samui.

    En route, your dive instructor will refresh skills learnt in your previous certification course and begin training on a few of the advanced skills in diving. Over the course of the day, you'll complete three open water dives, including the mandatory deep dive and underwater navigation dive. Lunch will be served on the boat between two of the dives. The day's session ends as the boat travels back to the pier. You'll be dropped back to your hotel by late afternoon. You can spend the rest of the day at leisure.

    No accommodation is provided.

    Pick-up time is approximately 07:00 hrs, depending on the location of your hotel. Today's meal package includes a light breakfast with coffee at the pier and lunch between the two dives. You'll be dropped back to your hotel by late afternoon. An additional charge of 400 baht per person is levied if you require pick-up and drop-off services from hotels in the south or west of Koh Samui island.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Koh Samui

    Koh Samui

    07:00 AM

    Food

    Breakfast | Lunch

    Veg | Non Veg
    Day 2 of the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course in Koh Samui: 2 open water dives!
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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made 24 hrs or more prior to the start time of your scheduled scuba diving course in Koh Samui: 60% refund.

    For cancellations made less than 24 hrs prior to the start time of your scheduled scuba diving course in Koh Samui: no refund.

    In case of no show: no refund.

    For any cancellations made after theory e-learning codes are issued, refunds will be processed after deducting INR 13,500.

    All refunds will be processed after deducting any international payment transfer fees. Please check with us what these fees will be for this scuba diving course in Koh Samui.

    Rules on trip

    Travellers are required to be certified as a PADI Open Water Diver before booking this scuba diving course in Koh Samui.

    Travellers are requested to treat the local culture with respect and avoid littering, defacing property and monuments and causing general disturbance.

    Travellers are required to follow instructions of the dive instructor during the course.

    Consumption of alcohol, drugs and tobacco products like cigarettes are strictly prohibited during the scuba diving course in Koh Samui.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Pick-up and drop-off is included in the package only if your hotel or place of accommodation is located in the north or east of Koh Samui island. An additional charge of 400 baht per person is levied if your hotel is located in the south or west of Koh Samui island.

    Please inform the tour operator regarding the exact address of your hotel or place of accommodation in Koh Samui to facilitate the pick-up and drop-off.

    Travellers from outside Thailand are requested to carry enough cash in the local currency to cover any personal or incidental expenses.

    The tour operator reserves the right to alter or cancel the itinerary of this scuba diving course in Koh Samui due to any unforeseen circumstances to ensure maximum safety of travellers and staff. Costs arising due to such a change in itinerary are borne by the traveller.

    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.
    • Scuba Diving PADI Advanced Open Water Koh Samui Thailand Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving PADI Advanced Open Water Koh Samui Thailand Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving PADI Advanced Open Water Koh Samui Thailand Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving PADI Advanced Open Water Koh Samui Thailand Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving PADI Advanced Open Water Koh Samui Thailand Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving PADI Advanced Open Water Koh Samui Thailand Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving PADI Advanced Open Water Koh Samui Thailand Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving PADI Advanced Open Water Koh Samui Thailand Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving PADI Advanced Open Water Koh Samui Thailand Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving PADI Advanced Open Water Koh Samui Thailand Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving PADI Advanced Open Water Koh Samui Thailand Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving PADI Advanced Open Water Koh Samui Thailand Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving PADI Advanced Open Water Koh Samui Thailand Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving PADI Advanced Open Water Koh Samui Thailand Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving PADI Advanced Open Water Koh Samui Thailand Adventure Travel The Great Next
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Pick-up and drop-off between your hotel in north or east Koh Samui-the pier in an AC minibus

    • Transfers between the pier-dive sites in a boat
    • Five open water dives
    • All equipment required for scuba diving
    • Services of certified dive instructors and support crew
    • Light breakfast and lunch
    • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course material
    • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification (upon successful completion of the course)
    • All government permits and charges
    • International payment transfer fees
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Travel arrangements between your home city-your hotel in Koh Samui

    • Pick-up and drop-off between your hotel in south or west Koh Samui-the pier (arranged at 400 baht per person, one-way)
    • Any meals not mentioned in inclusions
    • Scuba diving insurance
    • Costs arising due to unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, natural calamities etc.
    • Personal expenses such as additional meals or 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
    • Extra pair of dry clothes
    • Slippers or sandals
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery or watches

    What not to Wear

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

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • AC minibus or similar vehicle for pick-up and drop-off between your hotel in Koh Samui-the pier
    • Boat for transfers between the pier-dive spots
    • All equipment required for scuba diving

    You need to get

    • Towel
    • Swim-wear
    • Underwater camera (optional)
    • Dry snacks (protein bars, biscuits etc.)
    • ID card
    • Sun-screen lotion
    • Day pack

    Medical Kit

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