PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course (from Khao Lak)

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course (from Khao Lak)


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Take your scuba diving certification to the next level with the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course – improve your dive skills while having fun. Khao Lak local dive sites offer easy access to underwater world. While the waters are not as clear or rich in marine life as the famous Similan Islands, the shallow reefs without strong currents makes it a perfect training area.

The course includes 5 adventure dives completed over two day trips to local dive sites in Khao Lak. There are no theory lessons or final exams: During the boat trips you study and complete a knowledge review before entering the water.
There are two required dives – Deep dive and Underwater Navigation – and you choose the other three, for a total of five dives. For the optional dive you can discuss with your instructor the activities that interest you: underwater photography, buoyancy control, fish identification, wreck diving, drift diving and many more.


Trip Duration 9:00-17:00 (boat trips 15min)
Boat Type Longtail boat
Activities Scuba diving skill practice and theory lessons
Lunch Lunch in a restaurant
Suitable Divers with beginner level certificate

All activities include

  • Pick up from hotels
  • All boat transportation and life jackets (children sizes available)
  • Use of snorkeling equipment
  • National park fees (if applicable)
  • Lunch, snacks, fruits, drinking water, coffee and tea
  • Guide or instructor services
  • Insurance Read more >>

 

Diving Courses and Discover Scuba Diving include

  • Full scuba diving equipment
  • All study materials
  • Certification fees

 

What is excluded?

  • Soft drinks and alcoholic drinks on all activities
  • Scuba diving equipment on trips for certified divers
  • PADI Membership and Pro materials fees on professional level courses

 

For everyone

Please do not participate on any activities if feeling ill. In case you have a medical condition that our team should be aware please contact the tour leader.


If you participate for Discover Scuba Diving or Diving Course

Please review the questions below. If you answer YES to any of the questions it doesn't necessarily disqualify you from diving but you must consult a physician prior to participating in the program.

  • Could you be pregnant or are you attempting to become pregnant?
  • Do you regularly take prescription or nonprescription medications? (with the exception of birth control)
  • Are you over 45 years of age and have one or more of the following? • currently smoke a pipe, cigars, or cigarettes • have a high cholesterol level • have a family history of heart attacks or strokes

    Have you ever had or do you currently have . . .
  • Asthma, or wheezing with breathing, or wheezing with exercise?
  • Frequent or severe attacks of hayfever or allergy?
  • Frequent colds, sinusitis or bronchitis?
  • Any form of lung disease?
  • Pneumothorax (collapsed lung)?
  • History of chest surgery?
  • Claustrophobia or agoraphobia (fear of closed or open spaces)?
  • Behavioral health problems?
  • Epilepsy, seizures, convulsions or take medications to prevent them? 
  • Recurring migraine headaches or take medications to prevent them?
  • History of blackouts or fainting (full/partial loss of consciousness)?
  • Do you frequently suffer from motion sickness (seasick, carsick, etc.)? 
  • History of diving accidents or decompression sickness?
  • History of recurrent back problems?
  • History of back surgery?
  • History of diabetes?
  • History of back, arm or leg problems following surgery, injury or fracture?
  • Inability to perform moderate exercise (example: walk one mile within 12 minutes)?
  • History of high blood pressure or take medicine to control blood pressure?
  • History of any heart disease?
  • History of heart attacks?
  • Angina or heart surgery or blood vessel surgery?
  • History of ear or sinus surgery?
  • History of ear disease, hearing loss or problems with balance?
  • History of problems equalizing (popping) ears with airplane or mountain travel?
  • History of bleeding or other blood disorders?
  • History of any type of hernia?
  • History of ulcers or ulcer surgery?
  • History of colostomy?
  • History of drug or alcohol abuse?

Everyone up to 75 years old participants are insured on trips or diving courses conducted by Raya Divers. The insurance is approved by Thai T.A.T. (Tourist Authority of Thailand), and it covers evacuation and treatment for accidents up to  500 000 THB (approx. 12 500 EUR). Most accidents are minor (stumbling on the deck of a boat, dehydration, etc), which the insurance covers easily. However, we recommend each traveler to have their own travel insurance, and for certified divers to have an insurance specifically for scuba diving. This would assist you to avoid possible coverage problems on severe injuries, decompression chamber treatment or expensive evacuation cases back to your home country.