The PADI Advanced Diver Course with Merlin Divers normally takes place over 2 days at Bangtao Beach and King Cruiser
The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course is one of the most fun courses and it consists of 5 dives, 2 mandatory dives; Deep dove and Underwater Navigation and 3 dives chosen by the student.
Generally we spend the first day diving at Koh Weo, off Bangtao Beach. Here we do the Underwater Navigation Dive and 1 other dive on a half-day trip. We encourage divers to choose dives that will improve their diving so Peak Performance Buoyancy is a very popular choice.
Koh Weo is ideal for theses dives as it is relatively shallow, easy diving.
PADI Advanced Course Bangtao Beach
The second day of the PADI Advanced Diver Course in normally a 3 dive day trip to Koh Doc Mai, King Cruiser and Shark Point.
Generally the first dive will be at Koh Doc Mai (Flower Island) and will be the Deep dive. This is down to a maximum of 30m (100ft). Koh Doc Mai is a wall dive which makes it ideal for deep diving.
Next comes King Cruiser, and most people choose to do a wreck dive as part of their Advanced Course. King Cruiser is a large wreck, which sank in 1997 and is a fantastic dive and a great introduction to wreck diving.
PADI Advanced Course King Cruiser
The last dive of the day is usually Shark Point, this is a beautiful dive site with a number of underwater pinnacles and popular choices here include Digital Underwater Photography or Multilevel and Computer Dive.
The PADI Advanced Course takes only 2 days with no classroom or swimming pool. All the theory can be done by reading the manual and briefings on the boat.
For more information on the PADI Advanced Diver Course contact Merlin Divers.