If you’ve already learned the basic theory and skills of diving during a PADI Open Water Diver course, Aquanauts’ PADI National Geographic Advanced Open Water Diver gives you the chance to gain more experienced, become more comfortable in the water and earn a certification to dive to 30 meters / 100 feet while at the same time learn about new adventures, exploration and conservation opportunities as only National Geographic can show you.
The course includes two full certifications: PADI’s Advanced Open Water Diver and the PADI National Geographic Diver. The advantage of taking this combined course is not only cost — it’s 2,500 baht less expensive than taking both courses separately– but your instruction will be integrated so that by the end of the two days you emerge as a diver with more skills an experience as someone who has taken only the regular Advanced course.
During this two-day course you will make six open water dives, some of which are required and some of which are elective:
- Navigation Dive — (Required) You will learn to use a compass and navigate a square or rectangle using a compass and natural navigation
- Deep Dive — (Required) You will make a dive to 30 meters / 100 feet
- Underwater Naturalist Dive — (Required) You will identify by name various plants and animals
- Exploration Dive — (Required) As part of the National Geographic Diver course, you must complete an “Exploration Project” where you draw, photograph or video parts of your dive and then document it on the surface.
- 2 Elective Dives of Your Choice — Choose from any of the PADI Specialty dives in your manual or online here.
What are the prerequisites?
- PADI Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)
- Minimum age: 15 (12 for PADI Junior Advanced Open Water Diver)
What will I need?
- Adventures in Diving Crew-Pack
- National Geographic Portal Pack
- Log Book
Where can I go from here?
PADI Advanced Open Water Divers at least 15 years of age can enroll in PADI Wreck or Deep Diver Specialty courses and continue on to the PADI Rescue Diver or Junior Rescue Diver course. PADI Adventure Dives can also credit towards the corresponding PADI Specialty Diver certifications.