Out of all the diving offered on the East coast of Thailand, Koh Tao has the better of it. 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 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.
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.
Please allow a minimum of 24 hours, after your last dive, before flying.
(some countries will allow you to fly after 18 hours on land).
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