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Koh Tao - Adv. Open Water Course - bungalow - meals incl

If you need to book for more people, please contact one of our travel advisors who'll happily and merrily assist you with your booking.

Do your Advanced course with the most professional dive center in Koh Tao, Thailand. The guys running this dive center are good fun, but don't get fooled, they know their stuff! You'll finish your course as a confident diver.

The island is famous for its laid back atmosphere on land. It is a cool paradise for those wanting to do their initial course or already certified divers continuing their education. It's not a lie, when said that Koh Tao is addictive. Backpackers usually end up staying for weeks. The reef has taken some damage from the tourism, but due to a massive effort to protect and rebuild the reefs, the corals and the fish life is doing really well. Koh Tao is now offering some really good diving for divers on all levels. Many dive sites are sheltered reefs with beautiful corals, good visibility, shallow depths and little to no current. Sites are reached in less than 20 minutes by boat. Deeper dive sites with pelagic marine life can be found a short 45 minute boat ride away. All year round lucky divers are encountering Whale sharks, Reef Sharks, Rays and Turtles.

Koh Tao is a cozy little island surrounded by warm clear turquoise waters. It is by far the most popular spot for dive training in South East Asia. Diving here is possible year-round, with just a short rainy season during October/November. The island is also very famous for its own nightlife and for the full moon parties on the neighboring island Koh Pagnan. Koh Tao is a true pearl in the ocean with white sandy beaches lined with palm trees and several secluded bays for you to chill at. The atmosphere is like nowhere else, people come to dive, party and hang out in bamboo bars and fluffy beanbags.

The PADI Advanced Open Water course will get you even more comfortable in the water by simply completing five adventure dives under the supervision of a PADI Instructor. If you're looking to build your confidence and gain more experience, this is the natural next step on the ladder. The course is designed so you can go straight into it after the Open Water Diver course.

DIVE PACKAGE:
The course builds on what you've already learned and develops new capabilities by introducing you to new activities in diving. Alter your skills by completing 5 adventure dives introducing you to: - Underwater navigation - Deeper water diving (from 18-30 meters) - 3 Adventure Dives of your choice You and your instructor choose from 15 types of Adventure Dives to complete your course.

Activities

5 dives

Accommodation

It can be hard picking the right accommodation when arriving on Koh Tao, the options are many and the price range is broad. We've based the choice of accommodation on the dive center. When diving, you want the dive center to be top professional and above all, experienced and safe in all matters. Your accommodation with the dive center is basic, but clean and cozy. You can chose between wooden bungalows, with a hammock on the porch, or a comfy bed in the dorm room at our social hostel. The dive center itself is something else; we know all the dive centers on the island. We recommend this one! Both the hostel and the resort are sharing facilities with the dive center, including swimming pool, restaurant and bar. Both the hostel, the dive center and the resort is located right on Sairee Beach, the most popular beach on Koh Tao. Please note: The beach bungalows are basic wooden bungalows. There are no A/C or hot water in these rooms, but there is a fan to keep you cool at night, and the shower water gets warmed by the sun during the day. Just don't be the last one to shower. ;) The bungalows have lots of charm and soul, and we love them dearly...! But, if you want A/C, we recommend the dorm rooms in the hostel, or that you upgrade to an A/C hotel room.

Transport

The easiest way to get to Koh Tao is to take the bus from Bangkok. The bus leaves twice a day from Khaosan Road in central Bangkok to connect with the Lomprayah High Speed Catamaran in Chumphon, for a 1½ hour crossing to Koh Tao. If travelling down to Koh Tao in the high seasons or around a full moon party it's always a good idea to book your bus ticket in advance.

Meals

Please see brochure and specific packages

Season

Dive Center is open all year round.

Additional information

If you want a longer itinerary, you can add extra days of diving and accommodation upon booking. Due to ocean and weather conditions, the itinerary can be subject to change.

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