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Advanced Open Water Diver
Image of a scuba diver demonstrating navigation skills during PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course in Krabi, Thailand.

Strengthen Your Diving Skills on the PADI Advanced Open Water Course

Whether you’ve just completed your Open Water course and are eager for more diving adventures, or have been a certified diver for years and seek to refine your skills, the PADI Advanced Open Water course is your gateway to enhanced dive experiences. Run in the holiday paradise of Ao Nang, Krabi, our advanced course is a seamless continuation from all Open Water Diver certifications, including SSI, NAUI, Raid and other equivalent certifications. 


At Fast Manta, our goal is to train skilled divers committed to environmental responsibility. This is one of the reasons why in addition to PADI’s mandatory Adventure dives (Underwater Navigation and Deep), our Advanced Open Water Course includes the Peak Performance Buoyancy dive. Once a certified PADI Advanced Open Water Diver, you will have the privilege to dive anywhere in the world, up to a depth of 30 metres. This certification not only enriches your underwater experiences but also opens doors to the best dive sites worldwide.

Become an Advanced Diver in Two Days in Krabi

Over the course of two days and five dives, our experienced instructors will share invaluable dive knowledge and in-water skills based on the mandatory Deep, Underwater Navigation, and Peak Performance Buoyancy dives and your choice of two elective adventure dives.

The theory portion of the Advanced Open Water Course is less intensive compared to your initial Open Water Course, and is centred on your specific interests in scuba diving. By enrolling in the Advanced course, you gain access to PADI’s whole library of theory for Adventure Dives. We encourage you to explore beyond the mandatory content! Once you’ve studied the theory for the chosen dives via PADI e-learning, you will train practical skills during the five open water dives at our local Ao Nang islands or Phi Phi. To ensure your safety and high-quality training, our group sizes are small, with a maximum of 4 students per instructor. Diving conditions in the Krabi area are mild and our group sizes are small, making it a perfect place to become and advanced open water diver.

Are you ready to learn more and become a more confident diver? Book your PADI Advanced Open Water Open Water Course Now!

Advanced Open Diver Course Requirements

PADI Open Water Diver certification (or equivalent).

12 years or older.

Medically fit to dive.

Please check basic health requirements here.

Course Schedule

Advanced Open Water Courses start on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Independent study of PADI Advanced Open Water E-learning.

  • Deep (PADI mandatory)
  • Underwater navigation (PADI mandatory)
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy (Fast Manta mandatory)
  • Underwater Naturalist
  • Fish ID
  • Rescue
  • Search & Recovery
  • Underwater Imaging
  • Enriched Air (Nitrox)*


*Please note the Enriched Air specialty can be added on top of your AOWD course for an extra cost. Read more on our packages page.

Other specialties can also be bundled as part of your Advanced course. Please check out other specialty courses and reach out to us for more information

  • Pickup from your hotel in the morning
  • Transfer to the pier in air-conditioned minivan
  • Adventure Dive – Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Adventure Dive – Navigation
  • Adventure Dive – Elective 1
  • Lunch onboard
  • Boat returns to the pier in the early afternoon
  • Drop off at your hotel
  • Pickup from your hotel in the morning
  • Transfer to the pier in air-conditioned minivan
  • Adventure Dive – Deep Dive
  • Adventure Dive – Elective 2
  • Lunch onboard
  • Boat returns to the pier in the early afternoon
  • Drop off at your hotel

Please note that Advanced Open Water Courses are run both in Ao Nang Local islands and Phi Phi, depending on the trips of the day.

What's Included

*Please note there is an extra fee for pick ups/drop offs to Khlong Muang, Tub Kaek and any other location outside the main Ao Nang area. Check on our prices page.

Our pricing does not include the requisite national park fees that must be paid directly onboard. Check our prices on the pricing page.

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