PADI Advanced Open Water Summer Special

Padi Adventures in Diving program at Scuba Cat Diving, Phuket, Thailand offers you the opportunity to extend your scuba diving experience through both the PADI Adventure Diver and Advanced Open Water Diver certifications. If you complete any three adventure dives, you can earn your PADI Adventure Diver scuba diving certification. If you complete your PADI Deep Adventure Dive, PADI Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive and three Adventure Dives for a total of five, you can earn your PADI Advanced Open Water Diver scuba diving certification.

After your five dives, you'll be more experienced, feel more comfortable in the water and simply enjoy diving more because you better understand the underwater environment.

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Training - Liveaboard Style

Our large catamaran liveaboard MV Scuba Cat moored close to shore in a beautiful protected cove provides an ideal floating classroom, dive shop, restaurant and hotel all in one superb package. Without a doubt this is certainly the most convenient and enjoyable way to learn to dive or continue your training to new levels.

Spending time on the liveaboard allows getting to know your instructor much better as well as making the meeting many new diver friends a natural and enjoyable process. The amount of pertinent information and new insights gained will far exceed that which you have learned in the classroom and so much fun as well.

Our mooring at Racha Island is literally surrounded by dive sites and beautiful clear water. There are shallow sandy areas for demonstration of dive skills and navigation exercises, abundant marine life of a wide variety of fish, invertebrate and coral species for identification skills and underwater photography. Add to this our own artificial reef, Marla’s Mystery, for tailor made deep, wreck and nitrox training. The gentle slope into deeper waters provides the perfect depths for the PADI/ DSAT Tec Deep and Tec Trimix Diver courses.

The convenience of being surrounded by dive sites and the efficiency of sleeping on the boat means that our courses always include extra diving- 50% more in the case of the Open Water Diver course! These extra dives are done at a much more relaxed pace than on the normal day trip schedule- win win.

Summer Season Racha Highlights

What - MV Scuba Cat

  • Large catamaran moored in clear, calm waters.
  • Air con and hot water.
  • Twin sharing cabins.
  • Dinghy for safety and trips to shore.
  • Kayaks.
  • Tasty, fresh prepared food.
  • Nitrox blending.
MV Scuba Cat

Where - Racha Yai Island

  • Closest dive destination to Phuket.
  • Large island provides protected, calm water.
  • Excellent visibility, coral and fish life.
  • Variety of dive sites.
  • Ideally suited for all levels of PADI diver training; from novice to Tec.
  • Excellent snorkeling in clear, shallow protected waters.

  • Location of two of Scuba Cat's award winning environmental projects:
  • Reef Check transect.
  • Marla’s Mystery, our artificial reef.
  • Quiet island with no traffic.
  • Powdery white sand beaches.
  • Cellular phone coverage.
Reef Diving

When - Summer Season

24 June- 25 September


  • Most convenient quality diving close to Phuket.
  • Very best value.
  • Very best PADI dive training.
  • Fun for divers and non- divers alike.
  • Great for families.

What Do You Need To Start Your PADI Open Water Diver Course?

PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)

Minimum age: 15 (12 for PADI Junior Advanced Open Water Diver)

What Will You Do During Your PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course?

- 2 day/ 1 night liveaboard at Racha Yai island- including meals.

- Total of 7 dives: 5 course + 2 extra non- training fun dives.

- Training includes night dive and a dive on Marla’s Mystery.

- Nitrox option available.

This certification includes five Adventure Dives, including the PADI Deep Adventure Dive, the Underwater Navigator Adventure Dive and three of the following:

  • Boat Diver.
  • Drift Diver.
  • Deep Diver.
  • Enriched Air Nitrox Diver.
  • Multilevel Diver.
  • Night Diver.
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy.
  • Search and Recovery Diver.
  • Underwater Naturalist.
  • Underwater Photographer.
  • Underwater Navigator.
  • AWARE Fish Identification.
  • Wreck Diver.

What's Included In The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course?

At Scuba Cat Diving, Phuket, Thailand all our scuba diving courses include manuals and free scuba diving equipment rental. For the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver program you'll receive the PADI Adventures in Diving Manual. In addition we teach all of our diver level courses in small groups to ensure that you receive the attention that you deserve. All our courses are taught to PADI Standards.

Compared with most "dive centers" in Thailand (a lot of them is just a website - a "Virtual Dive Company") - Scuba Cat owns their own fleet of diving boats and have been in operation since 1994. If you do a Course or a Dive Career Package with us, all your dives will be from one of our own dive boats, not "We got to do a beach dive, 'cause it is not enough students" or from a "last minute rented long tail boat, ' cause all the other boats are full"

How Much Will The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course Cost?

The Price for Padi Advanced Open Water Diver Course is 13,500 Baht (2 days / 5 dives plus 2 Extra Free Dives) Including manuals, scuba diving equipment rental, certification and instructor fees.

What Can You Do After The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course?

Padi Adventures in Diving program at Scuba Cat Diving, Phuket, Thailand allows divers at least 15 years of age to enrol 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 count towards PADI Specialty Diver certifications. If you liked your PADI Night Adventure Dive so much that you wanted to take a complete PADI Night Diver Specialty course, your PADI Night Adventure Dive can count as the first dive of that scuba diving specialty. Or why not join us for some Phuket day trip diving or even a liveaboard trip to the Southern Islands.

Interested in a career in Scuba Diving? Our Dive Career Packages and Internaships at Scuba Cat Diving, Phuket, Thailand will open the door to a new life.