SSI Open Water Diver Course
Your first diving licence won’t just be a course, it will be an experience, an adventure and will open up a whole new world to you. Personalized training is combined with in-water practice sessions to ensure you have the skills and experience required to become truly comfortable underwater. You will earn in three days the SSI Open Water Diver course certification.
Complete the SSI’s Digital Learning and move to the pool to practice your new skills. Then experience great open water dives in the ocean. There is no other feeling in the world like floating weightlessly over amazing coral reefs while looking at all the colorful fish, corals and marine life.
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Promo price with own transfer – booking minimum 2 persons or on availability
There are course combinations available eg. Open Water Diver Course and Advanced Level or Open Water Diver Course and a specialty course (Nitrox or Deep). Ask us for details.
- 1 confined water session (swimming pool)
- 4 ocean dives (open water dives)
- 2 day trips with our boat
- Full Scuba Diving rental equipment
Certification, digital learning access
- diving accident insurance
- Light breakfast, lunch, fruits, drinking water, coffee and tea (first day lunch and drinking water only)
Round-trip transfer from hotels in Karon, Kata, Nai Harn and Rawai to Chalong pier (other areas on surcharge)
- Soft drinks and beer
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LEARN HOW TO DIVE IN PHUKET – OPEN WATER DIVER COURSE
Please note that you are not allowed to fly after scuba diving for at least 18 hours.
Fit to dive?
We are asked this question quite often. Almost everyone is going to be fit to dive, but some medical conditions can cause problems underwater so it is important to make sure that you know if you are medically fit to dive. When you start a SSI Open Water Diver Course, you are required to complete a medical statement to declare yourself fit to dive. This statement lists medical conditions that may be affected by diving so be sure to answer completely and honestly – it’s for your own safety.
10 years or older
Previous experience in diving
No prior diving experience required. Please note that you will need to know how to swim for 200 meters and float/tread water for 10 minutes. This is mandatory to pass the Open Water Diver Course
First Step – Knowledge Development
You can start with your Open Water Diver Course theory with the free digital learning today, it doesn’t matter if you are still at home or already in Thailand. The cloud based digital learning is available on IOS and Android devices as well as on Windows, Linux and OSX. Pick up your theory where you left off wherever whenever you want. Contact us to subscribe you for your online theory. The knowledge development portion of the course is designed so you can learn at your own pace and when it’s convenient for you. Complete the academics online or in the MySSI App as well offline.
Fist day of the Open Water Diver Course in Phuket: You will meet your instructor in the morning at our SSI Boutique Dive School at Rawai and go over the open questions from the SSI Digital Learning (e-learning). You will learn as well how to assemble and desamble you scuba diving equipment.
Second Step – Confined Water Dives
In the afternoon you will develop and practice 24 new scuba skills in our own purpose diving and event swimming pool under direct instructor supervision. As you learn new skills, you’ll build the abilities and confidence needed for diving in open water.
Third Step – Open Water Dives
Get ready to experience everything you’ve learned with the freedom of open water. The second day of your Open Water Diver Course starts at 7:45 with the transfer to Chalong pier. On the boat you set up your equipment. After a briefing you do your first dive at a maximum depth of 12 meters. Between the two dives at selected Phuket dive sites you enjoy a delicious lunch and snacks. After the second dive we are back around 5 pm.
On the third day of the Open Water Diver Course in Phuket you will be diving to a maximum depth of 18 meters. You will be more relaxed then ever before and gain some experience. Together with your instructor, you will complete your scuba diving log book where you can track your diving experience around the world noting the fish you see and friends you will meet along the way.
As soon as your open water training dives are approved by your instructor you will be certified as a SSI Open Water Diver Diver, enabling you to embark on unforgettable adventures.
Open Water Diver course certification
Once you get your SSI Open Water diving license in Phuket, you will be recognised world wide as a certified diver who can go on dive trips, rent equipment and conduct your own dives with a buddy up to a depth of 18 meters, anywhere in the world!
Congratulations for your first SCUBA dive certification. When you complete the Open Water Diver course and continue diving with us you do not have to pay for rental scuba diving equipment during the same stay on Phuket Island.
We have you covered
Aloha Diving as a SSI Dive Center can exclusively offer you “StartDive” a free coverage for decompression sickness treatment within the SSI Open Water Diver course. The “StartDive” plan is valid till the date of certification for the eligible programs and up to a maximum of 6 months.
Where do I dive during the Open Water Diver Course in Phuket?
There is an abundance of marine life at the dives sites located in the Andaman Sea around Phuket and your instructor will show you a diverse variety of fish, corals and marine creatures. As we have a flexible boat schedule we choose the dive sites in the morning of the Open Water Diver Course day depending on prevailing conditions such as weather, waves, tides and currents. Enjoy 2 dives each day with no time limit, on our diving boat. Dive sites suitable to complete the Open Water Diver Course in Phuket are the Racha Islands, Koh Mai Thon, Koh Doc Mai and Shark Point.
Frequently Asked Questions regarding the Open Water Diver course
Sunblock, towel, swimwear, in low season it’s a good idea to bring rain wear and a warm jacket. Most things are included in our trip price. Soft drinks and beers are the only items you need to pay for. There is a limited supply and selection on the dive boats so please feel free to bring your own and store it in the icebox onboard.
Injuries to scuba divers from marine creatures are very rare. There is a lot of talk about sharks however attacks to scuba divers is extremely rare. There are a lot of different creatures in the sea that can bite or sting however 99.9% of the creatures are placid and timid and will not bother you. The golden rule is don’t touch or intimidate and you won’t get hurt. Very wise words.
The short answer is no (but it helps). You can do the Discover Scuba Diving – SSI Try Scuba Diving without knowing how to swim. If you would like to become a SSI certified diver then you will need to know how to swim 200m or snorkel 300m!
Food is a mixture of Thai and Western (more Thai). Our boat can cater for vegetarian or vegan on special request. Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements and we will do our best to provide you with meals to your liking.
We teach according to the two largest diving organisations in the world SSI and PADI. But by far the intensity of the pool diving exercises, the length of the training dives, the good training level of our instructors and the small teaching groups are far beyond those standards.