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
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 in Phuket 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.