The Advanced Open Water course is only a short course which if you are in a rush can be completed in about 24hrs if you start at 10:00am on the first day with the knowledge reviews and then dive in the afternoon and then take the night adventure dive option on the same day as then you can finish up the course with the last two adventure dives the following morning.
The AOW course consists of 5 Adventure Dives, 3 of these you get to chose yourself, whilst the other 2 are compulsory. The 2 compulsory dives are the Underwater Navigation and Deep adventure dives so yu can dive down to 30m anywhere around the world. Then you will have a choice of the following adventure dives;
- Fish Identification
- Boat Diver
- Search & Recovery
- Underwater Digital Photography
- Enriched Air (Nitrox)
- Multi-Level Diver
- Peak Performance Buoyancy
- Underwater Naturalist
- Diver Propulsion Vehicle (DPV)
The best thing about the AOW course is that it's mostly just diving, there is still a bit of reading to do, but you can do that before the course starts or in the evening.
The cost of the Advanced Open Water course is 9,500 baht.