Whaleshark Awareness Course

Scuba Diving Courses Phuket

PADI Whaleshark Awareness Specialty Course Phuket

Program Duration One day
Availability Every day
Minimum Age 10 years old
Certification Level Needed Open Water Diver
Instruction Private

Program Outline

The elusive whale shark has to be the want-to-see of every diver. Unfortunately there are no guarantees wherever you dive. The next best thing: learn all about these magnificent creatures and how you can help with their conservation. The course includes ways to identify individuals from each other and how to record vital preservation data. And you never know, it could be your lucky day!

Steps Action
One On the boat journey out to the dive sites, discuss all sorts of facts about whale sharks.
Two Complete two or three dives in the hope of spotting a whale shark and using the new knowledge you have gained.

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
2 Beach Dives 2 Boat Dives 3 Boat Dives
Private Instructor
Private Instructor
Whaleshark Worksheet
Whaleshark Worksheet
Certification Costs
Certification Costs
  Dive Insurance
Dive Insurance
  Scuba Equipment
Scuba Equipment
  Destination
Destination Kata Beach Racha Yai Island Choice of 3 trips^
  Boat Trip
Boat Trip
  Hotel Transfers*
Hotel Transfers*
  Breakfast + Lunch
Breakfast + Lunch
  Tea + Coffee + Water
Tea + Coffee + Water
  Phi Phi Park Fees
Phi Phi Park Fees

^Choice of King Cruiser wreck trip, Phi Phi Islands OR Racha Noi/Yai Islands.

*Complimentary transfers are only included for boat trips. Free 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 available on request.

Course Prices

Silver Gold Platinum
2 Beach Dives 2 Boat Dives 3 Boat Dives
Was 6,400 baht
Was 7,900 baht
Was 8,800 baht

**Special Online Prices Below**

One Student
One Student 5,760 baht each 7,110 baht each 7,920 baht each
  Two Students
Two Students 5,440 baht each 6,715 baht each 7,480 baht each
  Three+ Students
Three+ Students 5,120 baht each 6,320 baht each 7,040 baht each

Scuba Equipment Rental

Please note that equipment rental is NOT included in the price for our PADI specialty courses in Phuket. The items below are available for rent (must be pre-ordered). Dive computers are compulsory for all of our dive courses.

Item Price
Full Equipment Set (BCD, Regulator, Wetsuit, Fins, Mask) 500 baht per trip
Full Equipment Set + dive computer 650 baht per trip
HD Action CAM 800 baht per trip
Digital Underwater Camera 1,000 baht per trip
Nitrox (approx. 32%) 200 baht per tank
15 litre tank On request

Individual scuba items such as BCD are also available for rent. Price on request.

Phi Phi Park Fees

To help with the costs of reef protection and regeneration schemes, the Thai government has introduced a national park entry fee for all visitors to Phi Phi islands of 600 baht per diver per day and 400 baht per non-diver per day. This fee is in addition to the price of any diving course or trip visiting Phi Phi islands. The fee will be payable in cash (Thai Baht) direct to the boat tour leader on the day of the trip.

Dive Sites

King Cruiser wreck, Phuket
King Cruiser Wreck

An amazing 80 metre long wreck surrounded by large schools of fishes!

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Diving Phi Phi
Phi Phi Islands

Colourful soft corals and sea fans plus a chance of a shark or turtle.

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Racha Noi and Yai Islands, Phuket
Racha Noi Island

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

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Kata Beach Phuket
Racha Yai Island

Generally clear water, wonderful marine life - and even a couple of wrecks.

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