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2 Day Advanced Cert

By Red Whale


2 days
Group trip (10 travellers per group)
The Advanced Open Water Diver course is the next step after PADI Open Water Diver course. You will be taken on a deep dive and learn how to navigate under water. After that, you get to pick the 3 remaining dives according to your preference. The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is a 2-day course, during which you will complete 5 dives total and work through some theory with your instructor. There is no exam, so all you do is dive and have fun. Upon completion of your PADI Advanced Open Water Diver, you will be allowed to dive anywhere in the world up to 30m and you will be prepared for dives in almost all conditions.

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Siaba Island (Turtle City)
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What's included

US$ 435.89 IDR5,999,988.89 per person
  • Dive instructor
  • PADI materials
  • 5 adventure dives
  • Clean towel
  • Rental equipment
  • Lunch, mineral water, tea, coffee, fruits, snacks
  • Pick up and drop off from hotel
  • National Park Fee
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Hotel in central Labuan Bajo


Trips available daily
Mar 02
Mar 03
Mar 04
Mar 05
Mar 06
Mar 07
Bookings should be made at least 7 days in advance. View the full calendar to request other dates.


Please note that this is a sample itinerary and may be subject to change depending on weather conditions.
Day 1: Labuan Bajo to Komodo National Park for Course Dives (Sebayur - Siaba - Tatawa)

  • 7:00AM Meet at office
  • 7:30AM Depart for the National Park
  • 9:00AM First Dive
  • 10:00AM Surface Interval
  • 11:00AM Second Dive
  • 12:00PM Lunch
  • 1:00PM Third Dive
  • 5:00PM Return to Labuan Bajo
Day 2: Labuan Bajo to Komodo National Park for Course Dives

  • 7:00AM Meet at office
  • 7:30AM Depart for the National Park
  • 9:00AM Fourth Dive
  • 10:00AM Surface Interval
  • 11:00AM Fifth Dive
  • 12:00PM Lunch
  • 1:00PM Relax or leisure dive
  • 5:00PM Return to Labuan Bajo

Meet your guide

Red Whale

Established in 2014, Red Whale Dive Center is based in Labuan Bajo, Flores, Indonesia. They organise diving trips and speedboat snorkelling trips with a small group of guests to ensure everyone gets the best experience.
5 years experience
Fluent English, French

What others are saying

5.0 out of 40 helpful reviews
Tellurian, Maine
29 Oct 2019 on TripAdvisor
It was important to me and my husband to have the chance to visit Rinca Island in the early morning, when the resident Komodo dragons would be most active. None of the scheduled group day trips that we could find offer this option, so we contacted Red Whale about a private trip. From the correspondence with Dyah at the office, I received great information and very reasonable options. She even gave me great advice about not flying in to Labuan Bajo on the 4 pm Nam Air flight which is often delayed or cancelled. We reserved Red Whale III for our chosen date with a 50% deposit, paying the balance when we checked in the afternoon before our tour. At that time, we were warmly welcomed and given additional information and options. Early the next morning, we were picked up promptly at our hotel and whisked to the dock where the boat and our wonderful crew of four (!) took us aboard, gave us an orientation and made us comfortable for the ride out to Rinca. Just as we had hoped, we got to the island before it was too crowded with other tourists and went ashore with our affable guide, Hugo and his intern, Mili. A Komodo National Park Ranger, Safiano, met us and we began our "trek." It wasn't long before we encountered dragons beside the trail, most of them on the move, plus some large females at their giant mound nest sites. What a thrill! We also saw water buffalo, deer, monkeys, wild horses and orange-footed scrubfowl. The ranger seemed used to visitors just wanting to see things and move along, not stick around to observe behaviour, so we felt a bit rushed to grab a few photos keep going, but it's no reflection on Red Whale. At the end of the trail, back at the park buildings, we encountered what I called the "welfare Komodo dragons" hanging around the kitchen. The rangers pretty much insist on you getting your picture taken with them and you can tell that these animals are quite habituated to humans. Nevertheless it's still quite an experience to see such "mini-dinosaurs" up close. After leaving Rinca, we turned our attention to the water. Our next stop was to try for a snorkeling encounter with manta rays. Imagine our surprise and delight, when the boat stopped and we found ourselves surrounded by many mantas right at the surface! We jumped in and had the most wonderful time "flying" through the water with these graceful giants. Hugo and Mili led us through the area, pointing out incoming mantas as well as the odd shark or turtle. When the manta rays thinned out, they invited us to hop back in the boat to find another group of them, which we promptly did, giving us another opportunity to experience another close encounter of the best kind. Exhilarated, we move on towards Turtle Bay, where we chillaxed on the boat with the tasty packed lunch and enjoyed the sunshine, beautiful views and bird sightings before jumping in again to snorkel. At this site we saw many cool fish and beautiful corals, then, following Hugo's lead, found numerous turtles. It was remarkable to watch them ascend from the bottom, where they can rest nearly hidden from sight, into the light and up into the air to breathe. The water was noticeably cooler here, but we were warmed by the excitement. The trip back into Labuan Bajo was relaxing and beautiful; we enjoyed much of it from the foredeck. We really enjoyed the whole crew, their skill, attention to safety details and environmentally-friendly practices like refillable water and food containers. We felt cared for by new, very competent, friends all that wonderful day. Red Whale offers many standard outings as well as the option to charter different size boats; I recommend this company for whatever excursion in the area suits the needs of your party. You will be very well accommodated and have a memorable time.
carolineandre255115, New Zealand
20 Oct 2019 on TripAdvisor
We did a one day excursion to Komodo, Pink Beach, Padar etc. with Red Whale fast boat. This was one of the highlights of our Indonesia holiday. The pre-departure briefing was already a foretaste of the very professional service. We had a fantastic day and the crew was really wonderful. And the boat is spick and span and very comfortable. We really like the way they used re-usable water bottles instead of the the horrible single use plastic bottles that have now become the curse of Indonesia. I cannot recommend Red Whale highly enough - they are excellent.
Brandon P
16 Oct 2019 on TripAdvisor
I did the Padar Island, Pink Beach, Komodo trek day. It was a lot of fun and Hugo and his crew were awesome. We saw and snorkled with tons of mantas. We saw a handful of dragons on Komodo too, which was my main purpose for going on the group tour. It was a comfortable boat and a good experience. If I were to go back to LBJ and my main purpose was to see dragons I would find a tour to Rinca instead. I spoke to an Aussie couple at the airport that did this tour and one on Rinca and they said they saw over 20 on Rinca and it seemed less staged. But if you also want to see Padar, Pink Beach and snorkel with mantas and turtles this is for sure the way to go. My only other small complaint would be lunch, the chicken was lukewarm and the my neighbours fish didn't look too great. I just ate the rice and peanuts. I would say either keep the food really cold or make sure it is served hot. I also tend to be more conservative with what I put in my body when traveling on the road so I don't get sick.
14 Oct 2019 on TripAdvisor
Everything is well organized from the moment you sign up for the excursion until the team brings you back to your hotel at the end of the day trip. Everybody is very professional and nice. The boat is in great condition and goes super fast. Hugo and the crew really took care of us (17 people in total). Padar island is simply beautiful. You can snorkel at Pink beach and enjoy the great diversity of the local fauna. Komodo island was okay, we didn’t see many dragons apart from the usual ones waiting near the kitchen. The big highlights of the trip were the snorkeling sessions with manta rays (we saw about 18 of them) and turtles (about 5). It was an amazing and unique experience.
Imlaris, Texas
23 Sep 2019 on TripAdvisor
This was the best experience ever. It is worth it and its a must do if you are visiting Indonesia. Our best day in Bali was visiting Sekumpul and best experience in Labuan Bajo was our day with Andre and the staff from Red Whale. Communication, service, transportation, safety, sights, everything was top notch. We saw everything we were promised, it was an amazing experience. Andre and the whole Red Whale team were amazing!! We got to hike in Padar, see the Komodos, go to Pink Beach, swim with Mantas, see turtles, every little thing we could have hoped for. Please people remember to bring money for tips these guys work hard and deserve the recognition. I have pictures of the incredible views we go to see in instagram under traveling_2gether and also would like to add that if you are going to Bali and want to enjoy the beach flying to Labuan Bajo is necessary as Bali's coastal beaches are not up to par with this

Red Whale Policies

Flexible cancellation policy
Cancel for free 5 days before your trip starts. Cancellations after such date will not be eligible for refunds as Red Whale would have paid for your trip’s logistics already.
Change of Date
You may also change your trip date once up to 3 days before your trip starts. Any date change are subject to availability.

Other Things to Know

Packing list for the trip
Rash guard
Reef friendly sunscreen
Swimming wear
Pre-Requisites for The Trip

Open Water Certification

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