Advanced Open Water Diver

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Advanced Open Water Diver


Did you get already your Open Water Diver Certification? Your first impressions and dives are done. You enjoyed what you saw and did and now you reached the point where you would like to go deeper? deeper into theory aquatic life and skills? Our agency’s PADI and SDI are your perfect fit because they offer what you need and we at chang diving teaching it. Join our Advanced Open Water Course now. It’s far more than only a 2-day course. It’s a new challenge as diver awaiting you to explore the underwater world and build upon what you already learned in your open water diver course.
The most popular adventure dives at our Dive Center are:

  • Deep Diver 30 m (mendatory)
  • Navigation Diver (mendatory)
  • Wreck Diver
  • Nitrox Diver
  • peak performance bouncy
  • Fish identification
  • Sidemount Diver

Why taking the Advanced Open Water Diver?


What you might spot?

While attending our snorkelling, fun dives or courses you (and your Family) might spot plenty of Koh Changs Marinelife on our dive sites and Wrecks (if certification and/or course requirement are meet) at your trips on our boat.
Rent a GoPro for your day of diving! (No rental to students of the courses OWD or DSD)
Handsignals we are using while scuba diving


Course specific requirements:

  • Activity: PADI or SDI Certification Course (World wide valid)
  • Pre-Qualification: Open Water Diver Certificate from any Agency
  • Logged dives required: 4
  • Minimum age: 12 years
  • Duration: 2,5 Days
  • Theory: online
  • Pool required: NO
  • Open Water Dives required: Yes / 5 Dives
  • Before Training: Visite the dive shop
    • Meet and greet around 4 – 5 pm (when your Instructor, Guide is back from the day trip)
    • Documents Review and completion.
    • Prepair your gear.
  • Training: Day 1
    • Theory Review and completion
    • e.g. Peak Performance Buyoncy and Navigation Dive
    • Advanced Open Water Dive 1 and 2 max. depth max.18 m
    • max. time per Training Dive 60 min., or low on Gas 50 bar
  • Training: Day 2
    • Theory Review and completion
    • e.g. Deep Dive, Wreck Dive and NITROX Dive
    • Advanced Open Water Dive 3, 4 and 5 max. depth max.30 m
    • max. time per Training Dive 60 min., or low on Gas 50 bar
    • Certification if all course requirements are fulfilled
  • If you participate in the junior Advanced Open Water water course.
    • from 12-15 years of age (junior Advanced Open Water Diver max. 21 m depth) with parental consent.
    • from 15-99 years of age (Advanced Open Water Diver max. 30 m deep) to 18 years with parental consent.
    • When an Junior Advanced Open Water Diver reaches the age of 15,
      they may upgrade to an Advanced Open Water Diver certification by completing the Junior Advanced Open Water Upgrade form and submitting to Headquater.

    General requirements

    Below are the requirements for all certification diving courses of the respective training agency (PADI, SDI or TDI).

      • House rules, release from liability and assumption of risk as well as medical questionnaire
      • According to Thai law (status 2020) a medical certificate is not required
      • However, if one of the questions is answered with “YES”, a medical atest is necessary before any activity in the water!
    • Swimming without swimming aid: minimum requirement 200m!
    • Floating motionless on the water (dead man): minimum requirement 10 min.
    • Minimum age for participation in scuba diving activities: 10 years (details in the specific course description).

    Our services include

    • Free shuttle service on dive day: Hotel to boat (White Sand Beach to Bang Bao) and back to the hotel! Pick up from the east coast on request.
    • All boat fees (dive boat or dinghy)
    • Complete equipment you need for scuba diving or snorkeling
      • Regulators from APEKS or SCUBAPRO,
      • Buoncy Control Device (BCD) from APEKS, SCUBAPRO or SEAC.
      • Tropical water, usually 30 degrees warm, 3mm wetsuit short.
      • SCUBAPRO Go fins, mask, Tanks (regularly maintained and tested) and weights.
      • Against a surcharge of 300 THB/day for provision of a SUUNTO dive computer
    • Make sure you get our special online shop discount of 5% when using your own diving equipment! The coupon code is: H7PFU7M6!! This only applies in connection with a complete set of equipment without tanks and weights, and for non-discounted services! We reserve the right to reclaim the granted discount.
    • Lunch, soft drinks, coffee, tea and seasonal fruits are served on the boat.
    • English speaking divemasters or instructors (group size max.5 persons)
    • Wifi on the boat (router capacity max. 10 persons)
    • We accept the following payment methods:
      • Cash payment
      • Bank transfer.
      • PayPal, only in the online shop
      • Credit card payments in the dive shop or on the boat, free of charge if the total amount is more than 1500 THB. For amounts up to 1500 THB we charge a 3% handling fee.
    • NATIONAL PARK FEE’S NOT INCLUDED

    SCUBA dive training agencies

    Chang Diving Center offers you courses from 3 different training agencies (PADI, SDI, TDI). So we offer you the possibility to choose diving courses according to your personal needs and requirements!


    Do you still need diving equipment?

    We offer you the possibility to buy them in our Dive Shop, with appropriate advice! When booking a course or a day trip online, we offer a discount of 10% on the regular price of diving equipment (coupon code: 6SVJ7ADH)


    SCUBA diving in Koh Chang

    SCUBA diving in Koh Chang is a great way to enrich your holiday. Discover the rich underwater world of Koh Chang. It’s worth it! Education/Diving all year round


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    Price Includes

    • Free transfer on your dive day from your hotel to the boat-White Sand Beach to Bang Bao.(East Coast pick up on request)
    • All Equipment which you need for Scuba Diving or Snorkeling
    • Full Set of own Scuba Diving Gear?Discount 200 THB/Day(we provide tanks and weights)
    • Lunch, soft drinks, coffee, tea and local fruits are served on boat
    • English Speaking Divemaster or Instructor (Group Sizes max.5 PAX)
    • Free Wifi on the Boat(max. 10PAX)
    • Credit Card At the Shop or Boat (PayPal only at the online store)Payments above 1500 THB Free of charge
    • NATIONAL PARK FEE'S NOT INCLUDED

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