Advanced Open Water Diver Thailand
The Advanced Diver Course can be taken after completing the PADI Open Water Diver certification. Training advances your diving skills and knowledge and hence is called the PADI Advanced Open Water. Advance and enhance your diving skills directly after the PADI Open Water.
PADI Advanced training will build confidence and expand your scuba skills through different Adventure Dives. A Mermaids instructor will work with you in different specialty areas to gain experience. You’ll log dives and develop capabilities as you find new ways to have fun scuba diving. Mermaids offer a choice of a lot of different dives for your Advanced Training. Mermaids have Deep diving, Wreck diving, Drift Diving, Night Diving – 20+ specialty areas to choose from.
Each Adventure Dive may credit toward the first dive of the corresponding PADI Specialty Diver Course. If you’ve already taken a specialty diver course, ask your instructor if you’ve earned credit.
If you’re already an Adventure Diver, you only need to complete two more Adventure Dives to earn the Advanced Open Water Diver certification.
You’ll plan your learning path with your instructor by choosing from a long list of Adventure Dives. Two dives are mandatory; A deep dive and and underwater navigation dive. Additionally you will choose three more, for a total of five dives. During the Deep Adventure Dive you’ll learn how to plan dives, to deal with the physiological effects and the challenges of deeper diving. You’ll gain refined compass and navigation skills using kick-cycles, visual landmarks and time.
You will perform tasks on the surface and then repeat them at deep depth for your instructor. The repeated test at depth is to check reaction times and thought processes. Taking a test at depth can display how nitrogen narcosis can play an important role in diving. You will understand your diving limits more thoroughly during training.
Other knowledge and skills you gain vary with your interest and the adventures you choose. You can choose from many such as photography, buoyancy control, fish identification, exploring wrecks and many more.
You may be able to get college credit for the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course.
Course fees include dive equipment.
If you are training to professional instructor then it is beneficial to train in the speciality areas that you would ultimately like to teach. By gaining the diver level specialty qualification makes it easier to become an instructor in the discipline when a pro.