Project Description


Do you love the ocean? Do you often snorkel and want to know how it feels like to breathe underwater? Are your friends or family already divers; but you are unsure whether diving suits you? Or you are simply looking for a new adventure? Then the try scuba diving program is just the thing for you. A Try Dive / Try Scuba Dive is the same than Discover Scuba Diving and can be done in one day.

It opens the gate to an indescribably beautiful and unknown world and you experience diving close. There is no other feeling like floating weightlessly over colorful coral reefs while looking at all the diverse marine life in their natural environment.

In our family-operated diving school in Phuket, you will not be treated like a number. The Try Scuba Diving takes place in small groups and with personal attention on our own diving boat.

It does not matter where you are staying in Phuket. We pick you up from your hotel (Karon Beach, Kata Beach, Chalong, Nai Harn Beach and Rawai Beach – other regions like Kamala Beach, Patong Beach on a surcharge and upon request) free of charge and bring you to the pier.


Ready for your Try Scuba Diving experience?

Give us a call to schedule your Try Scuba Diving trip

Discover Scuba Diving
in one day

We would be delighted to discover the beauty of the Andaman sea with you! The easy Phuket dive sites are shallow and protected from currents. Often the visibility is very clear. For try diving no special requirements are needed. You will get a briefing about the equipment, safety and marine life. Once you feel comfortable we go down slowly to max. 12 meters or less. It is truly an unforgettable adventure to breathe under water while hovering over colorful reefs and watching the amazing marine life.

Dive Information


Try Scuba Diving day tripTHB 4’900


  • Full day boat excursion
  • 2 dives
  • Diving instructor
  • Full Scuba Diving rental equipment
  • Light breakfast, lunch, fruits, drinking water, coffee and tea
  • Round-trip transfer from hotels in Karon, Kata, Nai Harn and Rawai to 
Chalong pier (other areas on surcharge)


  • Soft drinks and beer


Please note that you are not allowed to fly after scuba diving for at least 18 hours.

Try Scuba Diving in Phuket

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 Try Scuba Diving program, 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.

Try Scuba Phuket

Minimum age

10 years or older

Discover Scuba Diving in Phuket

Previous experience in diving

No prior experience and swimming skills required. You will get a briefing about the equipment, safety and marine life. However, you should feel comfortable in the water.

Try Scuba Diving

The itinerary of a Try Scuba Diving Day Trip is looking as following:

  • Pick up starts at 7:30 from Hotel / Resort in Karon, Kata, Rawai or Nai Harn by minibus (meeting time at the harbour of Chalong is 8:20am)
  • 08:30 Departure from Chalong Pier by dive boat
  • 10:30am First discover scuba dive of the day
  • 12:00am Delicious Thai lunch. The lunch get served in a protected where we have plenty of time to relax, go swimming, sun bathing and chatting with other passionate divers (about 2 hours)
  • 02:00pm Second try scuba dive at a different location
  • We will be back at the harobur between 4pm and 6pm depending the dive destination.
  • Return to Hotel / Resort by minibus

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 Discover Scuba Diving 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 Try Scuba Diving day depending on prevailing conditions such as weather, waves, tides and currents. Enjoy 2 dives each day with no time limit, on a small, easygoing diving boat. Dive sites suitable Try Scuba Diving in Phuket are the Racha Islands, Koh Mai Thon and Koh Doc Mai.

Dive Shop Phuket Rawai

Pick up times & transfer surcharges

LocationP/U timeshared transfer
Nai Harn8.00amFREE
Kata Beach7.45amFREE
Karon Beach7.30amFREE
Patong Beach7.15amTHB 500
LocationP/U timePrivate transfer
Phuket Town7.30amTHB 1’200
Cape Panwa7.30amTHB 1’400
Kamala Beach7.30amTHB 1’600
Surin Beach7.30amTHB 1’800
Bangtao7.15amTHB 1’800
Nai Yang7.00amTHB 2’000
Mai Khao7.00amTHB 2’200

Read what others say about our try scuba diving:

We're a family of seasoned divers, and this is our first time in Thailand. My expectations were contained, because I thought this beautiful country is not exactly world class in terms of diving. I was WRONG!Alice, the lovely lady who runs the shop, has this uncanny gift to turn almost every dive into something unique. Seahorse for example: I see one every 300 dives, and this is my second. Assuming 50 USD for one dive, that's a 15000 USD value! She also set up a drag race between me and a black tip reef shark; I crossed the finishing line in P2, not bad for a human :).All in all, these guy have my warmest recommendation. Heil Switzerland!
Dung Thoi
Dung T.
It was my first time and believe me it was one of the most beautiful experience i ever had in my life. All this was possible for the professional trainers and experts they got, they just made it so easy, ❤️
Beautiful experience with Aloha diving... It was my first time and I felt relaxed with Alice.. Fantastic world under the sea. Excellent organisation from the beginning to the end. Food and drinks all day. .I recommend to everybody beginners and advanced divers....
Ingrid Borsani
Ingrid B.
Went to Phuket for our anniversary, my wife has been wanting to try scuba diving as long as I can remember. I was nervous at first to jump right in without any training or prior knowledge, but our Aloha Guide, Simon, was an incredible instructor who kept us calm, well-informed, and allowed us to have 3 amazing dives! By the third dive, I felt like a pro already!We tried the "Try Scuba Diving" full day trip with 3 dives, and it was everything we hoped for - easy transportation, great service, delicious food, beautiful views and incredible diving. Would absolutely come back and scuba-dive again with Aloha!
Miles Bennett
Miles B.
This was absolutely amazing! My first diving experience was with Alice and she is a super-caring, experienced and lovely teacher. I was very scared to try diving for the first time, but with Alice everything went well and super smooth. She explained everything perfectly, she was by my side every moment, at the same time giving enough freedom to feel the real diving experience. Alice took great pictures and, unlike many other diving centers, Aloha Ocean Adventures don't charge an additional fee for the pictures. Alice is easy to get along with, she knows all the best spots and can find a right approach to any person. The boat is super comfortable, food is delicious, staff is helping and caring. I had one of the brightest experiences in my life and I highly recommend this diving center. This is a great example of people, who love what they do and know exactly how to make you love it as well.
Daria Patyutko
Daria P.
I've had a great experience with Aloha Diving. It was my first time diving and I did a 2 day Scuba Diving course. Alice was a very competent and extremly nice instructor. I felt very safe at all times and learned a lot in those 2 days. It definetly made me want to continue to dive and if I'm ever again on Phuket, I will revist Aloha Diving.
Marina Schmidt
Marina S.
I strongly recommend Aloha Diving when looking for a reliable diving company. We went for a try scubadive last december and had a great time with Simon. He is patient, very professional and especially passionate about what he does. It was the first time for us and we felt comfortable during the whole trip. We did 3 dives in different sites around the Racha islands. We loved it!!!
J Schmidt
J S.
Our experience with Aloha Diving was excellent!Our day trip to Racha Island began with Alice and Simon collecting us from our hotel to be taken to the port. Throughout the experience, Alice and Simon kept us informed with everything that was going on which allowed the experience to be very easy going. As a first time diver and a weak swimmer, I was made to feel very comfortable as I was guided throughout every step of the day. As for the diving experience itself, words cannot describe how amazing it was. I will definitely be diving again in the near future and it most certainly will be with Aloha Diving!
Patrick Frempong
Patrick F.