Explorer 30 - Advanced
Ready to advance your diving capabilities and think like a scuba diver? If you’re already a certified Open Water diver, or have just completed the Open Water 20, then the Explorer 30 course is the next step to becoming an advanced scuba diver.
While continuing to build on the skills from Open Water 20, this course will help you advance your buoyancy skills and expand your spatial awareness. After your Deep dive and course completion, you will be certified to dive to a max depth of 30 meters and learn a few advanced diving specialty skills.
The Explorer 30 course consists of 3 mandatory dives (Buoyancy Dive, Navigation Dive & Deep Dive) along with 2 electives of your choice. Choose from these options: Night Dive, Shipwreck Dive, Photography Dive, Search & Recovery Dive, or Underwater Naturalist Dive.
The Explorer 30 course is generally completed in 48 hours and certifies you to dive anywhere in the world to 30 meters.
Begin your e-learning online before you arrive.
Your training starts online where you will have access to of the RAID training manuals and quizzes. Contact us to get started with your e-learning!
Step 2 -
Theory & Workshops
Upon arrival, you will meet with your instructor to begin the mini-academic session. This time will be used to discuss techniques and skills to be executed on each of the upcoming dives. After that, a mini quiz, an exam and then let’s go diving.
The academics are a lot less than in the Open Water course but are still vital to the mandatory and elective dives of the Explorer 30 course.
Step 3 -
Open Water Dives
Explorer 30 is 5 dives total with 3 mandatory core dives. The mandatory dives are Buoyancy, Navigation and Deep. Students get to choose 2 elective dives from a list of about 12 dives, depending on the availability of the dive center. All of the dives of the Explorer 30 course are designed to expand on the skills and knowledge learned in the Open Water 20 course.
On average, our student Explorer 30 divers complete the course in just 2 days. The first day is an afternoon boat for Buoyancy and Navigation, then watching the sun go down before a Night dive. After logging the day’s dives over some drinks or food from the restaurant, the day will be complete. The following morning will be the final two dives beginning with Deep and finishing the course on a high note with a dive on the HTMS Sattakut.
Hydronauts Elective Dives
Night Dive (most popular)
Wreck Dive (most popular)
Search & Discovery
Flying after your dives? Be sure to give yourself an 18-hour window after your final dive.
Need a place to stay? We are a beachfront diving resort! We offer rooms from mixed dorms, double bed rooms, family rooms, and bungalows for weekly or monthly rent! You can book a room here!
Please keep hydrated. Remember to drink plenty of water before and after your dives.
Bring sunscreen (preferably reef safe) and apply it an hour before entering the sea to protect marine life.
Why choose Hydronauts?
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Have another questions? Reach out to us!
Yes! We are a 3-star beachfront resort with a wide variety of room options. Our dorm rooms start at 280 THB and private accommodation starts at 500 THB. Message us and ask about our diving and accommodation packages today.
Yes! You can begin your reading and quizzes before you get here but you will need to complete the workshops and exams with your instructor when you arrive. Contact us now to get started.
Explorer 30 is the next course we recommend after your Open Water 20 Course. This course will focus on improving your buoyancy, advance your understanding of dive planning, and allow you to dive on shipwrecks, deep sites, and maybe even diving at night. Get in touch with us to learn more.
Yes. All the answers are in the manuals for you to review anytime. Our approach to education is for students to comprehend and practice through repetition rather than focusing on textbook memorization. This ensures that your actions are informed and contextual.
Yes! Check our Try Dive page or get in touch with us to learn more. We can’t wait to show you the underwater world and teach you to defy gravity.