Beginner to Advanced Certification Package: PADI® Open Water Diver + Advanced Open Water Diver
5 days min. | 4 Open water dives | 5 Adventures Dives
Make your diving experience memorable - Make it Combo!
Do you want the ultimate learn-to-dive experience and get your PADI Open Water level AND your Advanced Level at the same time while saving money?
Then this is where to sign-up and begin your adventure! You'll be amazed at how much you will learn by combining the PADI Open water course AND the Advanced course!
This combo package includes the PADI Open Water Diver Course, which starts you off as a total beginner diver. You'll go directly onto further training in your Advanced course and get your life certificate of PADI Open Water diver 18m and your PADI Advanced 30m certificate!
Become a confident, safe diver, boost your diving skill performance, explore all dive sites, including the HTMS Sattakut wreck and have some fun with our experienced PADI Dive Instructors!
Our dive team is famous for its best first-time dive experiences that open the door to fully exploring the underwater world!
Who should attend the Advanced Open Water course?
To apply for the PADI® Advanced Open Water Diver Course, you don't need to be an "advanced" or "experienced" diver. The course is built to leverage and complete the skills you learned during the Open Water course.
So this course will be a perfect fit if you have just finished your Open Water license or have already registered a few dozen dives.
Let's earn your Combo PADI® Open Water Diver & Advanced Open Water Certifications!
Our highly-trained PADI Instructor from Coral Grand Divers will teach you specific skills and knowledge, supporting you every step of the way.
||Able to swim, medically fit for diving (please complete the PADI Medical Form and bring to orientation), comfortable in the water
|Total time commitment
||10-15 hours to the 2 eLearning programs ; 5 days minimum to complete both courses
||10 years old or older
||Maximum allowed depth 30 m
Koh Tao Combo Open Water Diver & Advanced Open Water Diver Courses package includes:
- Confined water dives
- 4 open water dives
- 5 Adventure dives
- Free shuttle service Koh tao Pier - Resort
- Insurance coverage
- Rental dive equipment
- Use of Dive Computers during the course
- PADI e-material
- 2 PADI e-card on completion
- Complimentary refreshments, coffee, fruit and snacks on our diving boat
During your PADI® Open Water Diver Course, you will practice in a pool or a pool-like environment until you're comfortable and confident. Then, you will learn essential skills like set up you scuba gear, empty your mask underwater, enter and exit the water, buoyancy control and safety procedures .
You will also be asked to:
- Float or tread water without aids for 10 min
- Swim 200 meters/yards with no aids or 300 meters/yards with mask, fins and snorkel
During the PADI® Advanced Open Water Diver Course, you will take:
- Two compulsory dives, a Deep dive and an Underwater Navigation dive
Plus any three further adventure dives of your choice
For each of the five adventure dives you complete during the course, you must read a chapter in the E-Learning manual and complete the corresponding knowledge reviews online.
What does that Open Water and Advanced Diver training contain?
|Open Water Diver Course
||Advanced Open Water Diver Course
- Complete e-learning before arrival or on the spot
- Day 1: review completed e-learning, swimming pool training, quizzes, and the final tests
- Day 2: Two boat dives to 12 m max.
- Day 3: Two boat dives to 18 m max.
Complete your Open Water Diver e-learning before arrival and spend more time on holiday and no time in a classroom. We can arrange your Orientation & e-learning the evening before we ake you into confined water or the morning of your confined water.
- Parital study / No study before arrival
- 2 days diving / 5 Advanced Adventure Fun dives
- 2 required training dives: Deep Diver (30 meters) and Navigation Diver
- 3 elective dives: choose three other Adventure Dives with your Instructor
Taking a minimum of 5 days to complete both courses, you will conduct theory, pool training, and nine dives in the ocean as part of your training.
What about now that I'm Advanced Open Water Diver certified?
Following successful completion of the combo course, you'll be qualified to:
Dive worldwide to a depth of up to 30 meters together with a buddy
- Obtain air fills. Rent, or purchase scuba equipment
- Continue your dive training with the PADI Rescue Diver course and Speciality Courses at any time
What comes after the Combo PADI® Open Water Diver & Advanced Open Water courses?
Once your are Advanced Open Water certified, 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.
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.