PADI Advanced Open Water in Komodo – An Experience of a Lifetime

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A PADI Advanced Open Water Course is an excellent way to improve your diving skills and explore new types of diving – it’s exciting, and there are numerous excellent dives to choose from. You can drift dive over coral reefs, dive at night, or even dive at one of the most spectacular dive sites in the world: Batu Bolong! There are dozens of types of diving you can do. Komodo is one of the few places on earth that gives you access to such a wide variety of sites. The most skilled instructors are also attracted to Komodo – this is one of the reasons why so many professional divers want to work there!

Our drift dives take place at Manta Point, Cauldron, or even Siaba Kecil, where you can feel the sensation of drift diving for yourself. We talk about Fish Identification, but did you know that in Komodo there are over a thousand species of coral reefs and fishes? 

If you’re taking the PADI Advanced Open Water Course in Komodo, here are some of the

amazing dive sites you could visit: Batu Bolong, Pengah, Siaba Kecil, The North and Police Corner

Not Just a Standard Advanced Open Water Course

Dragon Dive Komodo offers more than just PADI’s standard adventure dives; it is one of the few dive centres on Komodo where you can also enrol in some specialist courses that are not widely available, such as Sidemount Diving, EanX (nitrox), Underwater digital imaging with a Professional Camera, Shark Awareness, and Dive Against Debris.

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How Much Studying Is Involved?

After taking the PADI Open Water Course recently, you may still be thinking about how much studying you had to do. Taking the Open Water Course means you are learning how to dive from scratch, so there is much to learn.

You are simply developing your existing skills and learning to apply them differently when you take your PADI Advanced Open Water Course in Komodo. Thus, less studying is required!

All chapters are now ONLINE.

Only five of them need to be read on your mobile device, one for each dive of the Advanced Course. However, real learning comes from actual diving. Diving is the main focus of the program, which is a practical one. 

Which Dives Can I Choose?

In addition to the required Deep Dive and Underwater Navigation Dive, there are three electives you can choose from (more electives than any dive centre in Komodo !!)

· AWARE Fish Identification Dive

· Boat Dive

· Digital Imaging Diver

· Drift Dive

· Enriched Air Diver

· Night Dive

· Peak Performance Buoyancy Diver

· Search and Recovery Diver

· Underwater Naturalist Dive

· Underwater Videography Dive

· Sidemount Diver

· Shark Conservation Dive

· Nitrox Diver

· Discover Technical Diving

· Rebreather Diving

· Project Aware

· Self-Reliant Diver

· Dive Against Debris

How Long Does the Advanced Open Water Course in Komodo Take?

 We aim to complete your course in two days, including one free fun dive.

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How Much Does It Cost?

With so many options to choose from, you might think the downside would be the cost. However, taking your Advanced Open Water Course in Komodo costs no more than joining us for three days of diving.

So why wouldn’t you get additional certification and develop your skills at the same time?

Our PADI Advanced Open Water Course is IDR 6,900,000*, and this includes:

  • Five training dives
  • One free fun dive
  • Full Equipment
  • PADI Certification
  • Boat ride
  • Breakfast & lunch, snacks and soft drinks
* until further notice

Komodo National Park is not included.

Are you ready to take the plunge and become a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver in Komodo? For more information or to make a reservation, fill in our online contact form or email us here, and we’ll get back to you.

 We look forward to scuba diving in Komodo with you soon!