Open Water and Advanced

Open Water and Advanced

Planning on doing your Open Water course this year, why not combine it with the Advanced course as well to 30m?  If you book both open water and advanced together the price is 16,500, and save 1500b who can resist a bargain?


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Open Water and Advanced Package

Planning on doing your Open Water course on Koh Tao this year, why not combine your diving with the Advanced course as well?  Why would you do that?  The open water course takes you to 18m max but the Advanced course takes you to 30m maximum.  Many of the dive sites around Asia and other parts of the world have depths beyond 18m so why restrict yourself to only seeing a smaller part of a dive site?  Another benefit is if you book both courses together you will get a cheaper price.  The open water is 9,o00, the advanced is 8,500, a total of 18,000.  If you book the open water and advanced together and the price is 16,500, who can resist a bargain?

Do you need accommodation as well?  We can arrange 3 person, private rooms with AC. bungalows or dorms, please ask for details.

Scuba divers getting on to a Koh Tao taxi boat ready for the open water and advanced course
Divers getting on to a Koh Tao taxi boat

Let’s Go Digital

Once you have your diving licenses they never expire, you can keep on diving with them for as long as you want.  It doesn’t expire, you might need a Scuba Review if you don’t dive for a while, but you always have it.  Scuba diving licenses are now digital, you never have to worry about losing or forgetting a physical card.  And your dive logbook is now digital, all your details are always available.  No old-fashioned plastic cards and paper logbooks.

What Is The Open Water Course?

The Open Water course allows you to go 18m depth once you complete the course, sounds deep?  Don’t worry we start off in a shallow pool to begin your training.  The next day we progress to your first two dives in the sea to a max depth of 12m.  On the last day, we make two more dives to a max depth of 18m.  It’s not all about being in the water though, you do have to read a manual and pass an exam.  But that is easy so don’t worry. And the course only takes 3 days, in 2 more days you can get the advanced license.

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This is one of skills learned on the open water and advanced courses
Making a giant stride exit from the boat

What Is The Advanced Course?

The Advanced course is 5 dives over 2 days and takes you to a max of 30m, unlike the open water course there is very little academic work and no exam.  It’s learning more practical skills to make you a better and safer diver.  We normally start with navigation and buoyancy dives as you will use the knowledge learned in the remaining dives.  We do a deep dive to 30m and a wreck dive on the HTMS Sattakut and a night dive on the first or second days.  That’s it, in 5 days you start in 1.5m and progress to 30m!  Within 5 days you would have got the open water and advanced courses.


A scuba diver next to Koh Tao's wreck on the advanced course
The wheelhouse of the HTMS Sattakut

Why Choose Mojo Divers?

Why choose Mojo Divers for your open water and advanced courses?  We are a small school with friendly staff, with our own boat and equipment, unlike other small schools that rent spaces and equipment from others.  Why is that important?  It means we choose which dive sites are best for our customers and we can alter the timetable to make it convenient and we are not reliant on others.  We don’t have a huge boat, it can take up to 30 people, but it will not be so full of people getting in each other’s way and taking all the biscuits (some things are important).  And we can get close to dive sites, unlike those with big boats.  These are small but important things to consider when choosing your dive school.  We also keep our class sizes small to give our customers more attention, with no more than 4 customers to 1 instructor.  Other dive shops go to as many as 8 per instructor, so it’s worth asking when making inquiries.


Divers on their open water and advanced course
A group of friends learning to dive on Koh Tao

How Much Does The Open Water and Advanced Cost?

For 2022 both courses are 16,500 baht each for anyone booking for 1 or 2 people, saving you 1,500b each.  If you make a group booking of 3 or 4 people the cost is 16,000 baht each.  You will need to pay a non-refundable deposit but you can change the course start date as many times as you need in these uncertain times.  This price doesn’t include accommodation but this can be arranged.  AC rooms or cheap dorms on the beach are available at Pranee Bungalows.

Is Koh Tao Good For Diving?

Oh yeah, being an island we can dive all year round unlike the west coast of Thailand which has a short diving season due to the monsoon winds.  Here, we just dive on the sheltered side of the island and most dive sites are 10 to 15 minutes away, not hours away so you can 2 dives in the morning and still be back in time for breakfast.  Or have your lunch and make 2 dives and be back in time to watch the sunsets.  The furthest dive sites are 45 minutes away, Chumphon and South West Pinnacles.  If you do the open water and advanced you get to see the best dive sites.

Koh Tao dive courses are easy here, open water and advanced in 5 days
Celebrating after completing the open water course, next stop Advanced

How Do I Sign Up For The Open Water And Advanced?

Contact us. Or make the booking here, don’t worry you can be flexible on start dates if your flights are delayed.

If you are interested in Koh Tao diving contact us or you can find out more about the diving we offer by clicking on the links below or follow us on Facebook or Instagram

A word on payment …

You can book in advance by paying a deposit to secure your course and you will receive a confirmation email within 24 hours from our staff. Where we will ask you to confirm your arrival time and date and the ferry company name.

Booking Terms and Conditions

By sending this request and payment you are submitting a reservation for your open water and advanced diving courses. Ensure that you have read and understood our terms and conditions.

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