Advanced open water course Similans Islands

Advanced Open Water Course Similans Islands

  • Course Duration: Two days/one night
  • Availability: Every day
  • Minimum Age: 12 years old
  • Certification Level Needed: Open Water Diver
  • Instruction: Private. Read more
  • Online Discounts Available: Yes. Read more

Overnight Diving Adventure to Similan Islands

Become an Advanced Open Water diver whilst on a fabulous overnight trip to the Similans Islands with our Advanced Deluxe course. With seven dives in total (five course dives and two just for fun) you get to visit a number of dive sites around the Similan Islands national park. Not only that but you also get to sleep overnight on the comfortable Similans liveaboard. All of this plus your own private instructor!

Unforgettable Overnight Trip

The dives for the course are carried out from a large modern liveaboard diving boat. The boats (Somboon 3 or Somboon 4) are very comfortable vessels including air-conditioned lounge and sun deck. Transfers are provided at both ends between your hotel and the boat by minibus and then speedboat.Once you arriveon the liveaboard your adventure truly begins. All meals are included free of charge throughout the trip as are tea, coffee and water. Accommodation is also included in double or twin-share rooms with air-conditioning, and shared hot water showers.

For further details of the trip and the liveaboard check out our Somboon 3 and Somboon 4 web sections.

Course Outline

For the Advanced Open Water Diver course complete five adventure dives over a period of two days plus related academics instead of the three dives for adventure diver. For the Advanced course two of these subjects are compulsory, Deep and Underwater Navigation.

Included with the course is the "Adventures In Diving" manual, an excellent reference book which is yours to keep at the end of the course. This comprehensive manual has a section on each type of adventure dive possible. For each of those that you choose you just read the related chapter and complete the knowledge review for the chosen subject. No quizzes, no exams.

Once you have completed the knowledge reviews your own personal instructor will go through these with you to ensure your understanding and also to provide extra information based on their own experiences. Afterwards, complete certain tasks underwater depending on the type of dive you are doing and enjoy some excellent diving. All of this is carried out under the direct supervision of your own private instructor ensuring highest quality tuition in a safe environment.

Dive Options

There are many adventure dive options available on this course. Check out the list on our Adventure Dive Choices page for full details of what is on offer and what is involved for each one.

Course Price

Up to 20% discount off course price for advanced online bookings.

  • Standard course price: 9,900 baht per student (minimum 2 persons)
  • 2 persons (advanced online booking): 15% discount = 8,415 baht per person
  • 3 or more persons (advanced online booking): 20% discount = 7,920 baht per person

What's Included (no hidden extras)

  • Private instruction. Read more
  • PADI Adventures In Diving manual (one per student).
  • PADI certification costs.
  • Transfers to/from boat (Kata/Karon/Patong)*
  • Tanks and weights rental including weight belt

*Transfers are also available from other areas around Phuket for a small surcharge. Prices available on request.

Not Included

  • Similan Islands overnight trip price
  • Similans Islands National Park Fees
  • Equipment rental: BCD, regulator, wetsuit, mask, snorkel, fins AND dive computer

Trip and Equipment Rental Price

For your own safety please note that dive computers are compulsory as the trip involves a number of deep dives. Dive computer sharing is not permitted.

  • Standard trip price: 13,900 baht per diver
  • Similans National Park fees: 900 baht per diver
  • Scuba equipment rental: Full set + dive computer @ 2 days = 1,300 baht per person


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