As a certified diver, you have already opened the door to some challenges and adventures. Once you become an advanced open water diver, your diving skills and confidence will be leveling up even more. You’ll be receiving your Deep and Underwater Navigation dive specialties, as well as three more specialties of your choosing.
The first day will begin with some theory before jumping into the water to test your new knowledge.
At the end of the course, you will receive an Advanced Open Water Diver certificate, which allows you to dive at a depth no greater than 30 meters and experience a diverse diving adventure. Dive specialty options are as follows:
- Deep (mandatory specialty): experience diving at a depth between 18-30 meters
- Underwater navigation (mandatory specialty): learning to navigate underwater with and without a compass
- Peak performance buoyancy (recommended specialty): improve your buoyancy control with fun and challenging tests
- Enriched Air (recommended specialty): explore the principles of decompression using oxygen and calculators for planning safe dives
- Night (recommended specialty): Learn and explore the underwater world at night
- Fish Identification (recommended specialty): learn about marine life, various types of fish, including coral species and other organisms in the Koh Tao area
- Wreck (recommended specialty): learn the basics of scuba diving to explore areas around wrecks (Divers are not allowed to penetrate the wreck).
- Search and Recovery (recommended specialty): learn how to locate objects and other divers, as well as learn effective recovery methods.
- Digital Underwater Photography (recommended specialty): learn how to take wide-angle and macro shots depending on the environment and subject we encounter.