The Scuba Diver Course includes: Theory, 1 confined water session (swimming pool), 2 ocean dives (open water dives), equipment, instructor, certification, digital learning access, dive accident insurance, lunch – water – coffee – tea, transfer from Kata, Karon, Chalong, Nai Harn and Rawai (other areas on request).
Scuba Diver Course – Quick Facts Availability: Whole year, minimum age: 10 years, no prior scuba diving experience required, maximum 4 participants per instructor
Scuba Diver Course in Phuket
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.
In our family-operated diving school in Phuket, you will not be treated like a number. The Scuba Diver Course takes place in small groups and with personal attention.
It does not matter where you are staying in Phuket. We pick you up from your hotel (Karon, Kata, Chalong and Rawai – other regions upon request) free of charge and bring you to the pier.
The SSI Scuba Diver program is an entry level certification and is a part of the SSI Open Water Diver course. If you’re short on time but really want to become a diver, the SSI Scuba Diver rating might be right for you.
After achieving the SSI Scuba Diver certification, you must dive under the direct supervision of a professional, anywhere in the world, to a max depth of 12m – a wonderful opportunity to explore your underwater kingdom in comfort and safety with an experienced guide accompanying you. At any time after certifying as a Scuba Diver, take a short upgrade to become an Open Water Diver.
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 Itinerary
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.
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 a small, easygoing diving boat. Dive sites suitable to complete the Scuba Diver Course in Phuket are the Racha Islands, Koh Mai Thon and Koh Doc Mai.
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 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.
Three easy steps to complete a SSI Scuba Diver Course
Scuba Diver Course in Phuket Knowledge Development
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.
Confined Water Dives
Scuba Diver Course in Phuket Pool training Confined water session
Develop and practice scuba skills in a pool under direct instructor supervision. As you learn new skills, you’ll build the abilities and confidence needed for diving in open water.
Open Water Dives
Scuba Diver Course in Phuket Boat Dives
Get ready to experience everything you’ve learned with the freedom of open water. As soon as your open water training dives are approved by your instructor you will be certified as a SSI Scuba Diver, enabling you to embark on unforgettable adventures.
Fantastic experience, couldn't recommend more. Three of us signed up for the Open Water Diver course, 2 beach dives and 2 boat dives. We were lucky to have a super relaxed instructor and another trainee instructor to ourselves, which particularly helped ease me when I had a mini panic attack on first entry in the beach dive. The equipment seemed state of the art, from the deep container pool at the training centre to the wetsuits, regulators, diving computers etc. And we got amazing photos in the mix! Seriously above and beyond what other diving centers appear to offer, and a really high bar to beat for our future dives!read more
11:56 31 Dec 18
Amazing people, amazing diving!!! Alice and Simon are so kind and attentive!! We spent wonderful days with aloha and, surely, we will come back!!!Tanks a lot Aloha Diving and Sea U soon!! ?????read more
19:14 16 Dec 18
I just did 2 day trips with Aloha Diving and it was simply perfect. Thank you! To be more precise: The communication with Alice and Simon (owner of Aloha Diving) prior to the dives was easy and both were very responsive. During the day trips, which they do in corporation with another company, everything was well organized, they have good rental equipment and most important safety matters for them! To conclude: I can highly recommend Aloha Diving.read more
Other ways to get certified in Phuket / Thailand
SSI Beginner Scuba Diving Programs offered by Aloha Diving