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.