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Aloha Diving Dive Center Phuket

I’m Aloha.

Aloha is an internationally well-known form of greeting and means both Hello and Goodbye. The Aloha Spirit is a life philosophy and describes the way we treat each other with love and respect and share positive feelings and thoughts. The Shaka hand gesture (our Logo) is the ultimate symbol of the Aloha Spirit and simply means “hang loose” – relax and enjoy the moment.

Simon und Alice About Us Aloha Diving

The Owners of Aloha Diving

Deeply Committed

Aloha from Alice and Simon! – we are the Swiss owners of Aloha Diving. We left Switzerland to follow our passion for diving. We are both SSI and PADI certified instructors and have worked for dive centers in Thailand, Cyprus, The Maldives and Egypt. Over past years we have trained and accompanied a wide range of divers and gained valuable work experience.
With the launch of Aloha Diving we had the chance to fulfill a long-held wish to become the owners of a boutique dive center in Phuket, Thailand.
We love sharing our passion for diving with our students and certified divers. Teaching and working with different people in consistently new and challenging situations inspires us. And to see smiling, happy faces after an awesome dive is simply great!

Meet the Aloha Diving Team

Simon
SimonSSI Instructor
As SSI Platinum Instructor, Simon has a wealth of experience in the education of divers. Students appreciate his calm and patient character and benefit from his wide-ranging expertise. Simon is responsible for the technical maintenance of the diving school. He has the training and the necessary know-how to carry out all required inspections of diving equipment. In addition, he works with Alice to manage the on-line information and booking resources for our clients. Simon speaks English and German.
Alice
AliceSSI Instructor
Alice is an SSI Gold Instructor, reflecting her extensive training and experience. She has a knack for being able to infect almost anyone with the “diving bug”. As the principal host of the dive center, she ensures that all guests feel welcome and at home. Alice’s organizational skills and attention to detail ensure Aloha always responds to our clients in a timely manner – providing all required information and advice and ensuring all holiday and diving bookings are managed in our clients best interests. Alice speaks English and German.
Marc
MarcSSI Instructor
With decades of experience and training Marc is best known for his relaxed way of teaching whilst always staying focused on safety, both in and out of the water. Marc has extensive experience with all the best dive sites around Phuket, which makes him a good spotter of marine life. Marc speaks German, Dutch, French, Afrikaans and English.
Tony
TonySSI Instructor
As an SSI advanced open water instructor (AOWI), Tony is able to instruct a wide range of courses to suit most divers’ needs. Students have commented on Tony’s abilities in subjects taught and his affable and easy going nature. As well as diving/instructing Tony is also qualified to work at the hyperbaric chamber at Phuket International Hospital. Tony speaks English.
Mike
MikeAdvanced Open Water Diver
In his recent retirement, Mike Ackland, an Australian public health physician, has become a scuba diving enthusiast. Since completing his advanced open water diving training with Aloha Diving, he regularly dives with Simon and Alice. He also assists them with aspects of their business, including promotion of Aloha Diving in Australia and editing the Aloha Diving website.

Our Facilities

Dive Center Facilities
  • 1. Divepool
  • 2. Sitting area
  • 3. Shaded area
  • 4. Dive Center / Dive Shop / Office
  • 5. Plaza
  • 7. Parking
  • 8. Restaurant
  • 9. Changing room and shower

  • 10. Toilet

Roxanne Restaurant

The restaurant offers a wide range of Thai food and snacks and accommodates its guests in a beautiful and spotlessly clean environment. It is located right next to the Aloha Fun Tank and can provide a welcome break or quick meal for our clients. The charming and friendly staff are looking forward to your visit and serving you. The restaurant is open daily from 10am to 10pm.

Our Scuba Diving Shop

You can book scuba diving and snorkeling adventures through the Aloha Dive Shop. We can advise you on most points of interests in the Rawai Beach and Nai Harn Beach districts: for example where to find a good bakery, supermarkets, restaurants, Thai massages etc. We can also provide assistance in renting a motorbike or finding accommodation nearby.
Aloha Diving is an authorised dealer for scuba diving and snorkeling equipment for Mares, Scubapro, Apeks, Aqualung and Poseidon. We also have our own branded accessories such as tee-shirts, caps, mask straps and rash shirts.
When an item you need is not on stock we can usually get it delivered from the warehouse within 24 hours.

A feature we are proud to offer is a free on-site trial or test of a product before you buy it. You can test-dive masks, fins and other equipment including a selection of dive computers in our Fun Tank. This is to help you decide if a particular item meets your expectations before you buy it!!

We have a selection of test computers:

  • Suunto D-Series
  • Suunto Zoop Novo / Vyper Novo
  • Mares Smart
  • Mares Puck Pro
  • SPECIAL PROMOTION – ONLY AT ALOHA DIVING:
    Buy any diving computer through us and get the Enriched Air Nitrox specialty course free of charge.

    Location

    Our Event Swimming Pool

    Asia’s first event swimming pool operated by Aloha Diving (known as the Aloha Fun Tank) is used for the following activities:

    • Try Scuba Diving
    • All kind of Scuba diving courses which require confined water sessions
    • Transform into a Mermaid
    • Celebrate good times – Party with your Mermaid, family and friends
    • Team building – Water related games / try scuba diving / competitions
    • Underwater weddings and proposals – Symbolic ceremonies
    • Underwater Photo Shoots
    • Product launches for water proof watches / cell phones / fashion items / underwater tools
    • Test days for scuba diving equipment manufacturers
    • Bring your swimsuit and have a refreshing plunge into the Fun Tank and have a food and beverage break in the Roxanne Restaurant.
    ALOHA FUN TANK

    Our Equipment Dry Room

    Located at our main office the dry room is not accessible for unauthorized persons. Your dive gear will be rinsed by our staff. The customized bamboo hut enables fast drying in the shade with an unbeatable airflow. The equipment dry room can take up to 26 full sets of scuba diving gear.

    Our Equipment Workshop

    In the fully equipped workshop we are able to service regulators and BCD’s from the following brands:

    • Scubapro
    • Mares
    • Aqualung
    • Apeks
    • Poseidon

    We can change batteries for the following diving computers:

    • Suunto D-Series
    • Suunto Zoop, Viper, Cobra, Helo 2
    • Mares
    • Aqualung
    • Scubapro

    What we do

    The little extra, the unexpected and surprising – Aloha Diving!

    In our family-operated Phuket Dive Center in Thailand you will always receive personalized, individual attention and customized planning. We make your long awaited holidays in Phuket as relaxed as possible. In our diving school you will enjoy first-class service in a private environment at a special location. We attach great importance to ensuring that all diving activities take place in small groups and that one of our experienced team is always with you. Our services include:

    • Diving activities such as Boat Trips, Diving from the Beach by day and night and Liveaboards.
    • Teaching Try Scuba Diving, Beginner and Continuing Diving Courses, Extended Range Courses up to Divemasters.
    • Diving with Rebreathers and teaching Try Rebreather, Beginner and Continuing recreational Rebreather Courses.
    • Organizing quality snorkeling and sightseeing excursions.
    • Consulting and planning diving vacations (accommodation, diving packages, etc.).
    • Providing rental dive equipment

    All our rental equipment is renewed annually and consists of the latest regulators and BCD’s from brands like Mares, Scubapro, Suunto and Deep Blue. Our gear is washed every day after use, disinfected and stored in our drying room. We have a comprehensive range of 3mm men’s and women’s wetsuits, masks, snorkels and fins. We also rent digital underwater cameras, dive computers and underwater scooters. Our full set of diving rental equipment includes a diving computer and a surface marker buoy (SMB).

    We fill our cylinders using our own compressor so you can dive with the confidence breathing best quality air. W can fill our Cylinders for half day boat trips and confined water sessions as well as our rebreather diluent cylinders and off board bail out cylinders. Having our own compressor also allows us to teach the Gas Blender Course. Yes, we can blend Nitrox on demand too.

    Our Partners

    Over 99 reasons to book with us

    Sofia Gonçalves
    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
    Pascal Hess
    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
    Vivian Luong
    10:09 15 Dec 18
    I had such a blast! Sweet people especially Alice and Chock! Thanks to them, I had one of the most life changing experiences I've ever had. I came to my dream place to dive and honestly, it was better than expected!read more
    Mark Massey
    09:06 06 Dec 18
    Amazing diving in Phuket! Small group, no more than 15 people. Simon had great communication and very responsive from first point of contact. Many personal touches in customer service. As I was diving solo and was fairly new, I was assigned a dive master, Marc, to dive one on one with. Mark was very patient and educational along the way. I highly recommend this group. They are more concerned with enjoying the dive and customer service rather than overcrowding and rushing through to maximize their earning potential. They also were conscious of my vegetarian diet and were able to accommodate when the included lunch was served. They will not disappoint!read more
    Suchaya Angsakul
    02:15 06 Dec 18
    Good company and nice owners. Great fun tank, I wanna try course here.
    Quelle SP
    02:35 04 Dec 18
    First time to Phuket and decided to do my open water course. There are so many diving schools in Phuket and spoilt for choice but very glad I had chosen Aloha! My instructor was Marc. He is a very experienced, patient and knowledgeable instructor who gave me a lot of diving tips and assurance and always ensured safety first. Even though it was a course with exams involved, it didn't feel stressful and instead it was a relaxing and leisure experience for me. I knew I was in good hands. Thank you Marc, Alice and Simon for the warm hospitality and laughter on board. No regret spending a bulk of my holiday on diving as it was the highlight and most enjoyable activity of my trip. Beautiful dive sites, fun and friendly crews and fellow divers. Will definitely be back for fun dives in the future! Thank you for the beautifully taken pictures too! Great to have them as my memories. Happy to return home as a certified Open Water Diver with Aloha and the journey of the beautiful underwater begins!read more
    Jessica Wertz
    07:29 03 Dec 18
    Found this place on Travel + Leisure magazine. What was supposed to be a three day course turned into 6 and I cancelled my other plans just to keep diving with Simon and Alice. These two have a real passion for diving, and you can feel it with the detail and care they take to ensure your dive experience is top notch in every way. Patient, kind, understanding, reassuring, challenging, yet encouraging, and very hospitable. If you’re learning to dive, brushing up, or just want a great guide these are your people. Small intimate boat, great crew, excellent experience all around. I would give it a million stars if I could!read more
    Maren Pietrock
    08:27 13 Nov 18
    We just had two dives with aloha diving but these were just amazing. The team was great, professional and relaxed. Comfortable boat and just a small sized group. We loved that there was no fixed schedule so the divespots could be choosen spontaneous.And we saw a whaleshark!!!read more
    Karel Buysse
    02:45 22 Oct 18
    When I am visiting Phuket I always end up diving with Aloha in Rawai because the company provides me with quality diving in a relaxed way. They understand that not everybody wants to be on the big boats, crammed with tourists, visiting the busy dive spots. Our last trip was on board the Poseidon. This boat can easily fit 15 to 20 divers but we were only a small group which was fantastic. We had all the time and space for laid-back diving and guess what? We discovered a new boat wreck! I definitely recommend this trip. Next I will be taking the 3 day trip to Phi Phi. I cant wait! 😊read more
    Simon Boussion
    12:57 16 Jul 18
    Amazing place, Instructor and experience! A definite address if you are looking to learn how to dive or are already an experienced diver. Alice was very patient, friendly, knowledgeable and downright lovely to dive with. 100% recommendation for diving in Phuket.read more

    Milestons and Company History

    • February 2018 Aloha Diving Dive Center gets SSI DIAMOND Dive Center rating
    • January 2018 Divetainer sales launch
    • December 2017 Divetainer putting into operation
    • October 2017 We opened the first branch at Rawai Beach
    • July 2017 performance improvements and redesign of alohadiving.com
    • December 2016 Initial project start of divetainer.com
    • October 2016 Installation of a breathing air compressor and Nitrox Blending system
    • September 2016 The company car is finally here
    • August 2016 Hardware upgrade to CDN and SSL secure websites, redesign of alohadiving.com
    • July 2016 New equipment storage building putting into service
    • June 2016 We can offer Extended Range Nitrox and Sidemount courses
    • May 2016 We can offer SSI Rebreather Courses
    • March 2015 launch of Rebreather-thailand.com and the division Rebreather Thailand. We can offer PADI Rebreather courses
    • December 2014 Scuba Schools International (SSI) Membership and SSI Dive Resort status
    • October 2014 launch of Aloha Ocean Adventures Co., Ltd., Launch of the redesigned website www.alohadiving.com, Aloha Diving and Aloha Snorkelling are divisions
    • March 2014 owner change of www.alohadiving.com
    • 2014 – 2010 Worldwide Aloha Co.,Ltd.
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