Combo Advanced Open Water Diver PADI Course + 3 Specialties
Advanced Open Water + 3 Spe Combo
4 days | Peak Performance Buoyancy | Wreck | Enriched Air Diver Specialty Course
Make it memorable. Make it Combo!
Do you want the ultimate learn-to-dive experience and get your PADI® Advanced Open Water level AND three fabulous Specialties at the same time while saving money?
Then this is where to sign-up and begin your adventure! You will be amazed by how much you learn by combining the PADI Advanced Open water course, the Peak Performance Buoyancy specialty, the Wreck specialty, and the Enriched Air Diver specialty courses!
We use the PADI Advanced Open Water Course as a basic framework for your adventure combined with the PADI PPB, Wreck, and Enriched Air diver specialty courses. It means you'll finish with four PADI qualifications.
What do you learn during the Advanced Open Water + 3 specs combo courses?
✔️ Improve your core skills in navigation! A good diver must understand how navigation works on the surface and underwater. Learn how to use your compass, visual landmarks, kick-cycles, and time.
✔️ Become an awesome buoyancy Jedi! Perfect buoyancy control is the key to protecting fragile aquatic life and getting the most out of your underwater experiences. Good buoyancy control and finning techniques are mandatory for wreck diving.
✔️ Open up a whole new world of diving and become not just able to tour the outside of wrecks but enter enclosed and overhead environments with confidence and the right skills to return safely.
✔️ Reap all the benefits of breathing oxygen-enriched air! Extend your no-decompression limits, reduce the risks of decompression sickness and spend more time underwater.
✔️ Be certified to dive to 30m depth
Peak Performance Buoyancy
Excellent buoyancy control is the number 1-most essential skill every diver should master.
Better buoyancy control is the key to protecting coral reefs and fragile aquatic life and getting the most out of your underwater experiences, especially if you are interested in underwater photography, wreck penetration, or deep diving. Most importantly, good buoyancy control is essential for your safety.
Your buoyancy is affected by six factors: ballast weight, BCD inflation, trim, exposure suit, depth, and breath control.
How do you learn to control them all?
✔️Determine the exact weight you need, so you're not too light or heavy.
✔️Trim your weight system and scuba gear to balance perfectly in the water.
✔️Streamline to save energy, and use air more efficiently.
✔️Learn to Control Your Breathing
✔️Do Not Use Your Hands
✔️Move smoothly and hover easily in a horizontal or vertical position
Wreck Diver Specialty
During this course, you'll learn how to safely penetrate and explore the HTMS Sattakut Wreck using the right equipment and techniques. You'll open up a new world of diving and cannot just tour the outside of wrecks but enter enclosed and overhead environments with confidence and the right skills to return safely.
With wreck diving sites dotted around the globe, there's an almost infinite supply of places to visit to indulge in this exciting experience!
You will learn:
✔️Wreck diving techniques and hazards
✔️ Research and History of wrecks
✔️Scuba Equipment used by wreck divers
✔️Considerations for safe wreck penetration
✔️ Planning wreck dives and diving limits
✔️ Buddy communication during wreck dives
✔️ Limited-visibility diving techniques and emergency procedures
Enriched Air Diver
Diving with Nitrox reduces the amount of Nitrogen entering the body due to the higher oxygen percentage. How cool is that! Whoop-whoop, your NDLs are extended, and in the same situation as before, you would now be able to continue your dive and have an increased bottom time.
The benefits of diving with Nitrox include:
✔️ Safety. Less Nitrogen absorption means a lesser chance of Decompression Sickness.
✔️Extended bottom time
✔️Shorter surface intervals
✔️Longer repetitive dive times
Let's earn your PADI® Advanced Open Water Certification + 3 Specialties !
A highly-trained PADI Instructor from Coral Grand Divers will teach you specific skills and knowledge, supporting you every step of the way.
|Prerequisites||Be a PADI Open Water Diver or equivalent, medically fit for diving (please complete the PADI Medical Form and bring to orientation), comfortable in the water|
|Total time commitment||4 days|
|Minimum age||15 years old or older
|Depth||Maximum allowed depth 30 m|
Koh Tao Combo Advanced Open Water Diver Course + 3 specialties package includes:
- PADI Advanced Open Water, Wreck Diver, PPB and EAN e-Manuals
- 9 training dives
- Free shuttle service Koh tao Pier - Resort
- Insurance coverage
- Rental dive equipment
- Use of Dive Computers, Compass, Diving Torch, Lines and Reels during the course
- 4 PADI Certification e-cards on completion
- Complimentary refreshments, coffee, fruit and snacks on our diving boat
Following successful completion of the Combo Course, you'll be qualified to:
✔️Dive anywhere in the world to a depth of 30 meters together with a buddy
✔️Use enriched air ("Nitrox") for no-stop recreational diving
✔️Safely explore wreck dive sites
✔️Continue your dive training with the Rescue Diver Course and Speciality Courses at any time.
What comes after the PADI® Advanced Open Water course?
The PADI® Rescue Diver Course develops your diving knowledge and skills to effectively perform diver assists and rescues, manage diving accident situations and administer first aid in a diving accident situation.
The Rescue Diver Course is the last scuba course you will need to complete before starting your journey to become a PADI Divemaster!
Any concern? Don't worry, we are here to support you and answer all of your questions.
You have not dived for a while and feel that your knowledge and skills are rusty.
We suggest you start with a Refresher Course in our on-site pool.
This quick course will re-visit your dive theory/safety and will include essential dive skills circuit, diving hand signals, and equipment setup.
By the end of your refresher, you'll feel much more confident to enjoy your training dives.
Get in touch to arrange your refresher today!
IMPORTANT! -Flying after Diving
When planning your diving trip and your journey toward your destinations, always remember that you must not fly directly after scuba diving. It accentuates the risk of having decompression sickness.
The PADI guidelines are to NOT FLY during a 12 hours interval after a single dive and 18 hours after multiple dives. As often when it comes to scuba diving, take a conservative approach to safety, and whenever possible, avoid flying the next 24 hours after a dive.
If you intend to do multiple dives on different days during your trip, consider buying your own dive computer, as it will calculate the optimal time to fly based on your diving history.
Even more than other outdoor sports, diving is weather- and sea-dependent. Be aware that some sites might be inaccessible on certain days and that diving trips might be canceled due to dangerous conditions.
Luckily, Thailand has a fantastic climate almost all year round and this happens very rarely.