Scuba Diver Upgrade Course

Scuba Diving Courses Phuket

PADI Scuba Diver Upgrade 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 upgrade your diving certificate to the full PADI Open Water Diver in Phuket!

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 learnt on your previous course and also some new skills in the pool to prepare you thoroughly for your 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 Tests

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 choice of either a 200 metre swim OR 300 metres swim with mask, snorkel and fins.

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
 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

*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 9,900 baht
Was 11,400 baht
Was 12,400 baht

**Special Online Prices Below**

One Student
One Student8,910 baht each10,260 baht each11,160 baht each
 Two Students
Two Students8,415 baht each9,690 baht each10,540 baht each
 Three Students
Three+ Students7,920 baht each9,120 baht each9,920 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 questionnaires. 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 followed by the course exam.
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 Upgrade 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 questionnaires. 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 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 Upgrade 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 questionnaires. 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 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 Upgrade course.

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