Advanced Open Water Diver

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Advanced Open Water Diver

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Advanced Open Water Diver Course Package – A comprehensive 3 day program

Advanced Open Water Diver Course in 3 days

THB16'900per person
  • The Advanced Open Water Diver Course package includes: theory, 6 boat dives, equipment, instructor, 4 specialty course certifications, digital learning access, lunch – water – coffee – tea, transfer from Kata, Karon, Chalong, Nai Harn and Rawai (other areas on request).
  • Recommended Specialty Courses: SSI Deep Diver Specialty Course, SSI Enriched Air Nitrox Specialty Course, SSI Navigation Specialty Course, SSI Wave, tide and current or Wreck Diving Specialty Course

Advanced Adventure Course in 3 days

THB13'500per person
  • The Advanced Adventurer Course package includes: theory, 6 boat dives, equipment, instructor, Advanced Adventurer certifications, digital learning access, lunch – water – coffee – tea, transfer from Kata, Karon, Chalong, Nai Harn and Rawai (other areas on request).
  • Recommended 5 adventure dives: Deep diving, Wreck diving, Drift diving, Underwater Navigation, Perfect Buoyancy
  • Advanced Adventurer Course Quick Facts: Availability: Whole year, duration: 3 day course, 6 training dives maximum training depth: 30 meters, minimum age: 15 years, you need to be certified as an Open Water Diver equivalent, course specific equipment in the price included, maximum 4 participants per instructor
Advanced Open Water Scuba Diver Course in Phuket

Advanced Open Water Scuba Diver Course in Phuket

There are two ways to reach the advanced level. It does not matter if you have recently completed the Open Water Diver course or already have a few dives under your belt. Diving courses are there for you to gain diving experience and even better when done with a diving instructor.

The easiest way is the SSI Advanced Adventurer course (equivalent to the PADI AOWD). There you will do 5 adventure dives like such as: Deep, Navigation, Flow, Wreck, Tare or Fish ID.

The more extensive training is the SSI Advanced Open Water Diver program. Each specialty course (except Nitrox) includes 2 to 3 dives and the academics can be completed in advance with e-learning. You will receive a certification card for each specialty course and once you have completed 24 logged dives you will receive the SSI Advanced Open Water Diver recognition card.

At Aloha Diving, all of our continuing education courses (Advanced Open Water Diver Course, Advanced Adventurer Diver Course) are organized to give you the best possible training, in the best possible locations around Phuket.


Advanced Open Water Diver Course and Continuing Education with Aloha Diving in Phuket

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SSI Advanced Open Water Diver is the next recognition rating on the path to becoming an SSI Master Diver, and includes four SSI Specialty Courses. After completing the four SSI Specialty programs that interest you will receive the SSI Advanced Open Water Diver recognition rating, along with your SSI Specialty course certifications.

The speciality courses we include in the Advanced Open Water Diver course package to become the best diver possible are:

SSI Deep Diver Specialty Course
SSI Enriched Air Nitrox Specialty Course
SSI Navigation Specialty Course
SSI Wave, tide and current Specialty Course or Wreck Diving Specialty Course

Have you always wanted to try underwater photography or videography? How about night diving? Ask us to tailor make an Advanced Open Water Diver training package that suits you. The choice is yours:

SSI Boat Diver Specialty Course
SSI Digital Underwater Photography Specialty Course
SSI Night-Limited Visibility Specialty Course
SSI Perfect Buoyancy Specialty Course
SSI Search and Recovery Specialty Course

Advanced Adventurer Course vs Advanced Open Water Diver Course

The SSI Advanced Adventurer Course is a practically orientated training program, which does not require you to study for an exam and can be completed here in Phuket in just 2 days. You have a wide range of Advanced Adventure dives to choose from like Deep Diving, Night Diving, Wreck Diving and Navigation to name just a few. This certification is equivalent to the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver. Furthermore these dives are credited towards future SSI Specialty Diver courses, and vice versa. We recommend to get your Advanced Open Water Diver rating with SSI specialty courses because you profit from more in-depth background knowledge and extensive diving experience.
It is up to you to decide how far you want to go. And the best part is recognition at SSI is free! Complete your continuing education program with the applicable SSI Specialty certification card and receive the SSI Recognition Ratings: Specialty Diver, Advanced Open Water Diver and Master Diver – free. SSI´s certifications are recognized worldwide so your diving experiences will be limitless.

Advanced Open Water Diver Course Itinerary

All Advanced Open Water Diver Course and Advanced Adventurer Course days will be conducted on the day trip boats. An example of a day trip itinerary see below.
07:45 am Pick up from the hotel with a transfer to Chalong Pier
08:30 am Depart to the first dive site
10:30 am Arrive at the first dive site
12:00 am Lunch is served as part of the diving surface interval
2:00 pm Second dive location
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm Arrival back at the Pier and transfer to your hotel

Diving days of exploration, excitement and experiences!, Dive at the Phuket dive sites Racha Yai, Racha Noi, Shark Point, Anemone Reef, King Cruiser, Koh Doc Mai and Koh Mai Thon.

Advanced Adventurer Course

During the Advanced Adventurer Program you will have the chance to try out 5 different specialties. You will complete one open water training dive per specialty and if you decide to take a full course in any of the specialties you tried, the dive you took can be applied to your advanced certification.
Continuing Education is exciting and limitless. Choose your personal combination of 5 adventure dives from total 11 specialties to reach your diving goals today! The Adventure in Diving Program will provide you certain benefits and gets you one step closer to your ultimate dive experience.
Deep Diving (30 Meter)*
Underwater Navigation*
Perfect Buoyancy
Digital Underwater Photography
Night and Limited Visibility (only as a specialty course available)
Enriched Air Nitrox Diving
Wreck Diving
Wave, Tide and Current
Search and Recovery
Boat Diving
*Strongly recommended by Aloha Diving.

In our family-operated diving school in Phuket, you will not be treated like a number. The continuing education take place in small groups and private environment.
It does not matter where you are staying in Phuket. We pick you up from your accommodation (Karon Beach, Kata Beach, Chalong, Nai Harn Beach and Rawai Beach – other regions upon request) free of charge and bring you to our dive center or to the pier.

Where do I dive during the Advanced Open Water Diver Course in Phuket?

There is an abundance of marine life at the dives sites located in the Andaman Sea around Phuket and your instructor will show you a diverse variety of fish, corals and marine creatures. As we have a flexible boat schedule we choose the dive sites in the morning of the Advanced Open Water Diver Course day depending on prevailing conditions such as weather, waves, tides and currents. Enjoy 2 training dives each day with no time limit, on a small, easygoing diving boat. Dive sites suitable to complete the Advanced Open Water Diver Course in Phuket are the Racha Islands, Koh Mai Thon, Koh Doc MaiShark Point, King Cruiser Wreck and Anemone Reef.


Advanced Open Water Diver Course Prerequisites



Mark Massey
09:06 06 Dec 18
Amazing diving in Phuket! Small group, no more than 15 people. Simon had great communication and very responsive from first point of contact. Many personal touches in customer service. As I was diving solo and was fairly new, I was assigned a dive master, Marc, to dive one on one with. Mark was very patient and educational along the way. I highly recommend this group. They are more concerned with enjoying the dive and customer service rather than overcrowding and rushing through to maximize their earning potential. They also were conscious of my vegetarian diet and were able to accommodate when the included lunch was served. They will not disappoint!read more
Suchaya Angsakul
02:15 06 Dec 18
Good company and nice owners. Great fun tank, I wanna try course here.
Quelle SP
02:35 04 Dec 18
First time to Phuket and decided to do my open water course. There are so many diving schools in Phuket and spoilt for choice but very glad I had chosen Aloha! My instructor was Marc. He is a very experienced, patient and knowledgeable instructor who gave me a lot of diving tips and assurance and always ensured safety first. Even though it was a course with exams involved, it didn't feel stressful and instead it was a relaxing and leisure experience for me. I knew I was in good hands. Thank you Marc, Alice and Simon for the warm hospitality and laughter on board. No regret spending a bulk of my holiday on diving as it was the highlight and most enjoyable activity of my trip. Beautiful dive sites, fun and friendly crews and fellow divers. Will definitely be back for fun dives in the future! Thank you for the beautifully taken pictures too! Great to have them as my memories. Happy to return home as a certified Open Water Diver with Aloha and the journey of the beautiful underwater begins!read more

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