PADI Advanced Diver Course Phuket

PADI Advanced Diver Course

Program Duration Two days
Availability Every day
Minimum Age 12 years old
Certification Level Needed Open Water Diver
Instruction Private

Course Overview

Complete five adventure dives over a period of two days instead of the three dives for adventure diver. Extend your dive skills to increase your confidence and abilities underwater. For the Advanced course two of the adventure dives are compulsory, Deep and Underwater Navigation. 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.

Dive Program

With a few simple steps increase your dive skills/certification level and find yourself surrounded by fishes in nature's aquarium.

Steps Action
One Before the course, read 5 chapters of the "Adventures In Diving" manual and complete some questionnaires.
Two On your first day of diving, discuss the questionnaires with your dive instructor and practice any skills above water that you may need for the dives. Complete two/three dives using the new skills you have learnt whilst exploring underwater.
Three On your second day, continue learning and practicing with your instructor with another two/three dives to use new skills and explore our local reefs.

Three Reasons To Dive With Us

With so many choices of who to dive with in Phuket, why choose us? Here are three good reasons:

  • Safety: This should be the first priority of every diver when diving anywhere, especially in a new place. With over 30 years between us of diving in Phuket we have an excellent safety record. This is due to our vast experience of diving in general but also because of our local knowledge. Our focus is on preventing problems from occurring rather than having to solve them.
  • Quality: We started our own diving company in Phuket because we felt unable to offer the quality we wanted when working for the bigger companies. Rather than being about profits we wanted to be about personal service. This is why we became the first dive company to offer diving courses in Phuket with only private instruction. We continue to do this and to stay small rather than give up our principles and make more money.
  • Fun: You don't dive because you have to, you dive to have fun. Us too! There is no place on this planet that we prefer to be than underwater. We never get bored of being surrounded by fishes. If we can help you to have as much fun diving as we do then it will probably be the best experience of your time in Phuket!

Private Instruction

To enable us to give you the safest and best diving experience, we only offer private tuition for all our diving courses in Phuket. Read about how this benefits you here.

Online Booking Discounts

Online booking discounts of between 5% and 20% are available on all course prices depending on the number of students. Terms and conditions apply.

Divers/Snorkellers

Certified divers and snorkellers are welcome to join on the trips too. Certified divers can receive a 10% discount off the standard trip price if diving with the student(s). Full trip price list here.


Program Packages/Prices

SILVER

5 Dives
Two days

  • 3 beach dives/2 boat dives
  • Normal Price: 12,200 baht each
  • **SPECIAL ONLINE PRICE**
  • 1 student: 11,590 baht each
  • 2 students: 10,370 baht each
  • 3+ students: 9,760 baht each

GOLD

5 Boat Dives
Two days

  • 5 boat dives
  • Normal Price: 15,200 baht each
  • **SPECIAL ONLINE PRICE**
  • 1 student: 14,440 baht each
  • 2 students: 12,920 baht each
  • 3+ students: 12,160 baht each

PLATINUM

6 Boat Dives
Two Days

  • 6 boat dives
  • Normal Price: 16,100 baht each
  • **SPECIAL ONLINE PRICE**
  • 1 student: 15,295 baht each
  • 2 students: 13,685 baht each
  • 3+ students: 12,880 baht each

Note: Due to weather conditions, the Silver package is only available between end of October and end of April.


What's Included (no hidden extras)

Item Silver Gold Platinum
Private Instructor
PADI Adventures In Diving Manual
Certification Costs
No. of Dives Five Five Six
Destination Day 1 Kata Beach Racha Yai Island Racha Noi/Yai Islands
Destination Day 2 Racha Yai Island Choice of 3 destinations^ Choice of 3 destinations^
Boat Trip Day 1
Boat Trip Day 2
Hotel Transfers Day 1*
Hotel Transfers Day 2*
Breakfast/Lunch Day 1
Breakfast/Lunch Day 2
Tea/Coffee/Water
Scuba Equipment
Dive Insurance

^Choice of King Cruiser wreck trip, Phi Phi Islands OR Racha Noi/Yai Islands.

*Complimentary transfers are only included for boat trips. Free transfers to/from hotels are from the following towns: Chalong, Kamala, Kata, Karon, Patong, Rawai*.Transfers are also available from other areas around Phuket for a small surcharge. Prices available on request.

Phi Phi Park Fees

The Thai government has introduced a National Park Fee for all visitors to Phi Phi islands of 600 baht per diver per day and 400 baht per non-diver per day. This is in addition to any Phi Phi trip price and will be payable in cash (Thai Baht) direct to the boat tour leader on the day of the trip.

Dive Sites

Kata Beach

A cute, little reef with a variety of hard corals and lots of colourful fishes.

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King Cruiser wreck

An amazing 80 metre long wreck surrounded by large schools of fishes!

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Phi Phi Islands

Colourful soft corals and sea fans plus a chance of a shark or turtle.

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Racha Noi/Yai Islands

A great mix of landscapes/marine life where larger wildlife can be spotted including turtles.

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Program Itineraries

Silver - 3 beach and 2 boat dives
Time Action
Self-Study Read five sections of the "Adventures in Diving" manual and complete questionnaires.
   
  Day One - Kata Beach
09:00 Meet at Sharkey Scuba office in Karon and complete program paperwork.
09:15 Discuss the questionnaires, try on dive gear and discuss new dive skills.
10:15 Transfer to Kata beach, put on equipment, enter water and go for the first dive. Practice some of the skills learnt and explore the local reef.
11:45 Finish dive, exit water and prepare for second dive.
12:15 Put on equipment, enter water and go for the second dive. Continue to practice some of the skills learnt and explore the local reef.
13:30 Exit sea, take off gear and prepare for next dive
13:45 Lunch
14:45 Put on equipment, enter water and go for the third dive. Continue to practice some of the skills learnt and explore the local reef.
16:00 Exit water, take off gear and return to Sharkey office.
16:30 Log dives, look at Fish I.D. slates and identify what you saw.
17:00 End of Day One.
   
  Day Two - Racha Yai Island
07:00-08:00 Transfer from hotel to Chalong pier.
08:30 Depart Chalong pier/breakfast.
09:00 Discuss the questionnaires, set up dive gear and discuss new dive skills.
10:00 Put on equipment, enter water and go for the fourth dive. This will be the Deep dive. Practice some of the skills learnt and explore the local reef.
11:15 Freshly cooked buffet lunch on board.
12:45 Put on equipment, enter water and go for the fifth and final dive. Continue to practice some of the skills learnt and explore the local reef.
14:00 Depart for Chalong pier. Log dives, look at Fish I.D. slates and identify what you saw.
15:15 Arrive at Chalong pier and transfer back to hotel. End of course.
Gold - 5 boat dives

Exact hotel transfer times depend on where you are staying. All times are approximates.

Time Action
Self-Study Read five sections of the "Adventures in Diving" manual and complete questionnaires.
   
  Day One - Racha Yai Island
07:00-08:00 Transfer from hotel to Chalong pier.
08:30 Depart Chalong pier/breakfast.
09:00 Discuss the questionnaires, set up dive gear and discuss new dive skills.
10:00 Put on equipment, enter water and go for the first dive. Practice some of the skills learnt and explore the local reef.
11:15 Freshly cooked buffet lunch on board.
12:45 Put on equipment, enter water and go for the second dive. Continue to practice some of the skills learnt and explore the local reef.
14:00 Depart for Chalong pier. Log dives, look at Fish I.D. slates and identify what you saw.
15:15 Arrive at Chalong pier and transfer back to hotel.
   
  Day Two - One of 3 destinations*
07:00-08:00 Transfer from hotel to Chalong pier.
08:30 Depart Chalong pier/breakfast.
09:00 Discuss the questionnaires, try on dive gear and discuss new dive skills.
10:15 Put on equipment, enter water and go for the third dive. Practice some of the skills learnt and explore the local reef.
11:15 Snacks/refreshments.
12:15 Put on equipment, enter water and go for the fourth dive. Continue to practice some of the skills learnt and explore the local reef.
13:15 Freshly cooked buffet lunch on board.
14:30 Put on equipment, enter water and go for the fifth and final dive. Continue to practice some of the skills learnt and explore the local reef.
15:30 Depart for Chalong pier. Log, dives, look at Fish I.D. slates and identify what you saw.
17:00 Arrive at Chalong pier and transfer back to hotel.
Platinum - 6 boat dives

Exact hotel transfer times depend on where you are staying. All times are approximates.

Time Action
Self-Study Read five sections of the "Adventures in Diving" manual and complete questionnaires.
   
  Day One - Racha Noi and Yai Islands
07:00-08:00 Transfer from hotel to Chalong pier.
08:30 Depart Chalong pier/breakfast.
09:00 Discuss the questionnaires, try on dive gear and discuss new dive skills.
10:15 Put on equipment, enter water and go for the first dive. Practice some of the skills learnt and explore the local reef.
11:15 Snacks/refreshments.
12:15 Put on equipment, enter water and go for the second dive. Continue to practice some of the skills learnt and explore the local reef.
13:15 Freshly cooked buffet lunch on board.
14:30 Put on equipment, enter water and go for the third dive. Continue to practice some of the skills learnt and explore the local reef.
15:30 Depart for Chalong pier. Log, dives, look at Fish I.D. slates and identify what you saw.
17:00 Arrive at Chalong pier and transfer back to hotel.
   
  Day Two - One of 3 destinations*
07:00-08:00 Transfer from hotel to Chalong pier.
08:30 Depart Chalong pier/breakfast.
09:00 Discuss the questionnaires, try on dive gear and discuss new dive skills.
11:30 Put on equipment, enter water and go for the fourth dive. Practice some of the skills learnt and explore the local reef.
12:30 Freshly cooked buffet lunch on board.
13:45 Put on equipment, enter water and go for the fifth dive. Continue to practice some of the skills learnt and explore the local reef.
14:45 Snacks/refreshments.
16:00 Put on equipment, enter water and go for the sixth dive. As all skills will be complete use this dive for even more practice or to go exploring.
17:00 Depart for Chalong pier. Log, dives, look at Fish I.D. slates and identify what you saw.
18:30 Arrive at Chalong pier and transfer back to hotel.