SSI Scuba Diver Course
Are you short on time to become a certified diver? Then is the SSI Scuba Diver Course the perfect solution for you. Because in only two days you can acquire your diving license and start with exploring the underwater world. This course is an excellent way to get started for adults, children and teens. The SSI Scuba Diver program is an entry level certification and is a part of the SSI Open Water Diver course.
Throughout the course, you’ll learn a lot about scuba diving, including your diving equipment and techniques. You earn this rating by completing a classroom session, 3 dive skill sessions in swimming pool, a 10 minute float, and of course 2 boat dives in the beautiful Andamansea! This is your chance to put on some fins, strap on a mask and experience an amazing adventure!
|Scuba Diver Course group tuition||THB 8’900|
- 1 confined water session (swimming pool)
- 2 ocean dives (open water dives)
1 day trip 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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Scuba Diver Prerequisites
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 Scuba 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 float/tread water for 10 minutes. This is mandatory to pass the Scuba Diver course
First Step – Knowledge Development
You can start with your Scuba 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.
Second Step – Meet us in Phuket
Fist day of the Scuba 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). In the afternoon you will get your chance to practice the things you learned in the morning right at the swimming pool.
Second day of the Scuba Diver Course in Phuket: At 7:45 your day starts 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 you enjoy a delicious lunch and Snacks. After the second dive you will together with your instructor 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. We are back around 5 pm.
As soon as your open water training dives are approved by your instructor you will be certified as a SSI Scuba Diver Diver, enabling you to embark on unforgettable adventures.
Once you get your SSI Scuba diver license in Phuket, you will be recognised world wide as a certified diver under professional supervision who can go on dive trips or rent equipment. At any time after certifying as a Scuba Diver, take a short upgrade to become an Open Water Diver.
We have you covered
Aloha Diving as a SSI Dive Center can exclusively offer you “StartDive” a free coverage for decompression sickness treatment within all SSI Try Scuba Diving programs. 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 Scuba 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 Scuba Diver Course day depending on prevailing conditions such as weather, waves, tides and currents. Enjoy 2 dives with no time limit, on our small, easygoing diving boat. Dive sites suitable to complete the Scuba Diver Course in Phuket are the Racha Islands, Koh Mai Thon, Koh Doc Mai and Shark Point.
Frequently Asked Questions regarding the Scuba 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.