Scuba Diver Course

Scuba Diving Courses Phuket

PADI Scuba Diver Course Phuket

Program DurationTwo days
AvailabilityEvery day
Minimum Age10 years old
Swimming Ability NeededReasonable
InstructionPrivate

Course Outline

In just two days, learn to become a safe, responsible and independent diver. A bit of study, some training in a swimming pool and some quality time underwater exploring beautiful coral reefs are all it takes to get a diving certificate in Phuket that will last you for a lifetime!

Note: If you have limited time/budget or wish to get diving without taking a dive certification, you can take our one day Discover Scuba Diving program. More info can be found on our Discover Scuba Diving section.

Please also note this is NOT a full diving certification. After completion of this course you will be limited to diving to a maximum depth of 12 metres and must always dive with a dive professional. To obtain a full diving licence, check out our PADI Open Water course section.

StepsAction
Self-StudyBefore the course starts, watch a video online on the fundamentals of diving.
Day OneStart by spending the first hour or so completing the study sections by the poolside. This then leaves almost a whole day to practice dive skills in the pool to prepare you thoroughly for your first Open Water dives.
Day TwoEnjoy two or three training dives in the sea at our local coral reefs. Discover the beautiful marine life and practice some of the dive skills with your instructor that you learnt the previous day.

Self-Study

Nobody wants to sit in a classroom while on holiday if it can be avoided. This is why, as soon as online learning became available, we decided to offer our students the chance to complete most of the study in advance of their course. This also gives us almost a whole day in the swimming pool to help you get used to being underwater and to teach you necessary dive techniques rather than spending half of it behind a desk. This results in a more comfortable, safer and fun experience for our guests at no extra charge.

Swim Test

All certified scuba divers should be able to swim. Going into the sea without any swimming ability and no dive professional by your side can be very dangerous. Therefore, for this course there is one required swim test to be completed on the first day:

  • A 10 minutes float/tread water swim test.

Unfortunately, if you are unable to complete the swim test successfully, for your own safety we will be unable to issue your dive certification. However, with a bit of practice it is quite a simple test to pass. If you would like some tips on how to complete this swim test then just ask.

Private Instruction

To enable us to give you the safest and best diving experience, we only offer private tuition for all our diving courses in Phuket. Read about how this benefits you here.

Online Booking Discounts

Online booking discounts of between 5% and 20% are available on all course prices depending on the number of students. Terms and conditions apply.

Divers + Snorkellers

Certified divers and snorkellers are welcome to join on the trips too. Certified divers can receive a 10% discount off the standard trip price if diving with the student(s). Full trip price list here.

Course Package Choices

Silver Gold Platinum
2 Dives 2 Dives 3 Dives
Kata Beach Racha Yai Racha Noi + Yai
Private Instructor
Private Instructor
 PADI Open Water Manual
PADI Open Water Manual
 Certification Costs
Certification Costs
 Dive Insurance
Dive Insurance
 Scuba Equipment
Scuba Equipment
 Hotel Transfers*
Hotel Transfers*
 Breakfast + Lunch on Trips
Breakfast + Lunch on Trips
 Tea + Coffee + Water
Tea + Coffee + Water
 Dive Logbook
Dive Logbook

*Free transfers are included for all boat trips. Transfers to/from hotels are from the following towns: Chalong, Kamala, Kata, Karon, Patong, Rawai. Transfers are also available from other areas around Phuket for a small surcharge. Prices are available on request.

Course Prices

Silver Gold Platinum
2 Beach Dives 2 Boat Dives 3 Boat Dives
Was 10,900 baht
Was 12,300 baht
Was 13,300 baht

**Special Online Prices Below**

One Student
One Student9,810 baht each11,070 baht each11,970 baht each
 Two Students
Two Students9,265 baht each10,455 baht each11,305 baht each
 Three+ Students
Three+ Students8,720 baht each9,840 baht each10,640 baht each

Dive Sites

Kata Beach Phuket
Kata Beach

A cute, little reef with a variety of hard corals and lots of colourful fishes.

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Racha Noi Island, Phuket
Racha Noi Island

A great mix of landscapes/marine life where larger wildlife can be spotted including turtles.

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Racha Yai Island, Phuket
Racha Yai Island

Generally clear water, wonderful marine life - with dives in sheltered bays.

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Course Itineraries

Silver - Kata Beach, Phuket

All times are approximates.

TimeAction
 Self-Study
 Watch the PADI Open Water video and complete some quizzes. About 4 hours is needed for this.
  
 Day One
08:00Meet at training center in Kata, complete program paperwork and take a few quizzes based on the pre-course study.
10:00Take the swim test and begin pool training.
12:00Break for lunch
13:00Continue and complete pool training.
15:30Practice equipment maintenance.
17:00End of day one.
  
 Day Two
08:30Meet at Sharkey Scuba office, set up dive equipment and get briefing of dive site.
09:15Transfer to Kata beach, put on equipment, enter water and go for the first dive. Practice some of the skills learnt on the previous day and explore the local reef.
11:00Finish dive, exit water and prepare for second dive.
11:30Put on equipment, enter water and go for the second dive. Continue to practice some of the skills learnt on the previous day and explore the local reef.
12:45Exit water, take off gear and return to Sharkey office.
13:15Log dives, look at Fish I.D. slates and identify what you saw.
13:45End of Scuba Diver course.

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Gold - Racha Yai Island, Phuket

Exact hotel transfer times depend on where you are staying. All times are approximates.

TimeAction
 Self-Study
 Watch the PADI Open Water video and complete some quizzes. About 4 hours is needed for this.
  
 Day One
08:00Meet at training center in Kata, complete program paperwork and take a few quizzes based on the pre-course study.
10:00Take two swim tests and begin pool training.
12:00Break for lunch
13:00Continue and complete pool training.
15:30Practice equipment maintenance followed by the course exam.
17:00End of day one.
  
 Day Two
07:00-08:00Transfer from hotel to Chalong pier.
08:30Depart Chalong pier for Racha Yai island. Have breakfast, set up dive gear and prepare for dive.
10:00Put on equipment, enter water and go for the first dive. Practice some of the skills learnt on the previous day and explore the local reef.
11:15Freshly cooked buffet lunch on board.
12:45Put on equipment, enter water and go for the second dive. Continue to practice some of the skills learnt on the previous day and explore the local reef.
14:00Depart for Chalong pier. Log dives, look at Fish I.D. slates and identify what you saw.
15:15Arrive at Chalong pier and transfer back to hotel. End of Scuba Diver course.

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Platinum - Racha Noi + Yai Islands

Exact hotel transfer times depend on where you are staying. All times are approximates.

TimeAction
 Self-Study
 Watch the PADI Open Water video and complete some quizzes. About 4 hours is needed for this.
  
 Day One
08:00Meet at training center in Kata, complete program paperwork and take a few quizzes based on the pre-course study.
10:00Take two swim tests and begin pool training.
12:00Break for lunch
13:00Continue and complete pool training.
15:30Practice equipment maintenance followed by the course exam.
17:00End of day one.
  
 Day Two
07:00-08:00Transfer from hotel to Chalong pier.
08:30Depart Chalong pier for Racha Noi island. Have breakfast, set up dive gear and prepare for dive.
10:45Put on equipment, enter water and go for the first dive. Practice some of the skills learnt on the previous day and explore the local reef.
11:45Freshly cooked buffet lunch on board.
13:00Put on equipment, enter water and go for the second dive. Continue to practice some of the skills learnt on the previous day and explore the local reef.
14:00Snacks + refreshments. Journey to Racha Yai island.
15:15With all the course dives complete, go for a third dive in total and continue to discover amazing underwater life.
16:15Depart for Chalong pier. Look at Fish I.D. slates and identify what you saw.
17:30Arrive at Chalong pier and transfer back to hotel. End of Scuba Diver course.

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