Open Water and Advanced Combined
Planning on doing your open water course this year, why not combine it with the Advanced course as well? Why would you do that? The open water course takes you to 18m max but the advance 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 the dive site. Another benefit is if you book both courses together you will get a cheaper price. The open water is 7,500, the advanced is 7,000, total 14,500. If you book both together in 2022 the price is 13,500, who can resist a bargain!
Lets go digital
Once you have your diving licences they never expire, you can keep on diving with it for as long as you want. It doesn’t expire, you might need a refresher course if you don’t dive for a while, but you always have it. Scuba diving licences are now digital, you never have to worry about losing or forgetting a physical card. Even 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.
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. Thats it, in 5 days you start in 1.5m and progress to 30m!
Why choose Mojo Divers?
We are a small school with friendly staff, with our own boat and equipment, unlike other small schools who 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 others 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, 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.
How much does it cost?
For 2022 both courses are 13,500 baht each for anyone booking for 1 or 2 people. If you make a group booking of 3 or 4 people the cost is 13,000 baht each. You will need to pay a non-refundable deposit of 20% 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, just tell us what your budget and requirements are.
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. Check out this article here.
How do I sign up for diving on Koh Tao?
Contact us 🙂 Easy.
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