PADI Advanced Open Water

padi-certified-course-malaysiaAlready have your basic Open Water Certification? Do you want to learn more? PADI’s Advanced Open Water Course is a flexible program designed to fit your individual interests. You could choose to Identify our reef fish, dive on a wreck, experience a night dive, or work on your buoyancy, plus much more. Upon completion of your Advanced Open Water Course, you will be certified to dive to a maximum depth of 30metres.

Why choose TDC?

  • Based in Pulau Tioman since 1993, we are one of the longest standing dive centres on the island. With a great reputation, due to our exceptional levels of safety and high standards.
  • We are based on a stunning tropical island that offers a relaxing and friendly environment.
  • Our dive sites offer stunning wildlife and scenery, whilst at the same time being perfect for learner divers due to our sheltered and shallow waters.
  • We do not cut corners, and pride ourselves on delivering high quality instruction, to ensure that you, as a student diver, become a safe and competent diver.

What is involved?

  • 5 Open Water “Adventure Dives”
  • 2 of these dives are compulsory; Adventure DEEP and Adventure NAVIGATION
  • Choose 3 remaining Adventure Dives that interest you;
    • Peak Performance Buoyancy
    • Fish Identification
    • Underwater Naturalist
    • Night (RM20 extra for torch rental)
    • Wreck
    • Photo (RM50 extra for camera rental. Please bring your own memory device, so we can transfer the photos to you.)
    • Drift
    • Search and Recovery
    • Multilevel and Computer
  • You will read a short chapter, and complete a knowledge review for each adventure dive.

Compulsory Pre-requisites

  • You must have the basic Open Water Certification, from any dive agency (PADI, SSI, CMAS etc.).
  • You just need to complete a short medical questionnaire to ensure you are fit to dive – ask us for more details. Click HERE to view the medical questionnaire.
  • It is possible to complete your Advanced Course directly after your Open Water Course, however we often recommend you to complete a few leisure dives before going ahead with your advanced course.

How long does the course take?

  • The course takes 2 days to complete (5 x dives)

What is included?

The price includes everything you need for your dive experience.

  • Your PADI Advanced Manual
  • Your diving equipment
  • 5 Adventure Dives with your TDC Instructor
  • A certification card upon successful completion of the course

What do I need to bring?

  • Your swim suit
  • A towel
  • A sense of adventure
  • Your certification card from your Open Water course and LogBook

What is the course schedule?

  • We generally start at 9:30am on the first day and the schedule will depend upon the adventure dives chosen.
  • We complete 2 dives on one day and 3 dives on the other day.

Age Requirements

  • You must be minimum 12 yrs old to complete this program.
  • Please Note that 12 – 14 yr olds will be limited to a maximum depth of 21metres.

Time Saving Options

  • There are no time saving options for this program.
  • If you do not have time to complete the 5 x Adventure Dives, you may be interested in completing the PADI Adventure Diver Course, in which you complete 3 x Adventure Dives of your choice. Ask us for more details.

Payment Options

  • Payments can be made in cash (MYR) when you are here on the island.
  • If you are coming in a group of 3 or more, we require a 20% non-refundable deposit to secure your booking. You can pay via PayPal (5% extra charge), or via direct bank transfer.


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