Start Scuba Diving with a Beginner Dive Course in Phuket
If you’ve never breathed underwater and have fears or bear, it seems to be impossible to scuba dive. That is wrong! No worries, the best is you do not think about that. Or even better, you do not think too much about it. The best advice for a novice diver is: relax! The more scared you are, the more tense you are, the harder is breathing.
Fact is, if you follow a few simple rules, it’s not so bad to begin with diving. Whether you are afraid or not, keep these 4 points in mind in preparation for your discover scuba dive or Beginner Dive Course in Phuket and you will be on the right track towards enjoying a beautiful part of this World; the underwater part.
Why start scuba diving?
Scuba diving is a fantastic and definitely an outstanding activity that cannot be compared to anything else! The fact that it has a world wide audience is not random at all! Through their underwater adventures divers can experience unique feelings such as weightlessness, serenity, escaping of daily routine, observation of underwater life etc. The experiences that one can obtain through Scuba Diving can classify it as an extremely addictive hobby!
How to start Scuba Diving?
Given that no previous experience exists, you can approach Scuba Diving in Phuket in two different ways:
Beginner dive course in Phuket option 1
If you want to just have a quick taste of what we love doing then your choice is the Try Scuba Diving Program. With minimum prerequisites on your behalf (bathing suit, towel, flip flops and a big smile of course), the only thing we really need from you is to give us 1 day of your holiday, and we will make sure that you will live an experience forever carved in your memory.
Following your first dive you will be ready to decide whether you want to continue and get your first Scuba Diving Certification! (Can you keep a secret? Almost 95% of the people that start Scuba Diving fall in love with it and continue to becoming certified divers…shhh it’s a secret)
Beginner dive course in Phuket option 2
After you will have made up your mind to make Scuba Diving your favorite leisure activity then you will have to follow your first full Certification Course, SSI Open Water Diver.
Get ready for a perfectly organized training with our skilled instructors and your journey to the sea’s magic blue begins! Learn to Scuba Dive with Aloha Diving and we are making you a diver and not just teaching you to dive!
4 Tips to begin scuba diving
1. You are not alone
We have all at some time started! This nasty situation, nervous feeling that you have when you discover scuba diving for the very first time is quite normal. We are not born to breathe underwater. Once you have the hang of it, diving is the most peaceful and most wonderful experience of your life and vacation in Phuket Thailand. All divers start at some point and struggle first, but it is absolutely worth it! Just the sound of your own breathing; no smartphone, IPhone, Tablet, WhatsApp, no one talks, no traffic … just you, the sea and the fish.
2. Ask Questions
Knowledge is power. It just feels better when you know what to expect. Our scuba instructor will tell you everything you need to know. This provides you with more confidence… There are no wrong questions. If you have a question, please ask until you get an satisfying answer. This applies also to the introduction of discover scuba diving. This is your chance to resolve the last uncertainties, so that you can enjoy your diving experience at maximum.
This is especially true if you are a little scared before the first dive of your beginner dive course. If you do not feel well, tell your instructor. If you are particularly nervous, inform your instructor. Your instructor learned at some day scuba diving too and he knows how you can feel, but he can not read your mind. Tell him how you feel and you will see that he reacts absolutely positive. This may means he stays closer to you, it may means he ask you more often “are you OK?” but in general, your instructor is an approachable person and it helps him to support you for your first discover scuba dive.
3. Find the right instructor and diving school
You can see from the points above how important it is to have a good Instructor. Usually you’ll find a good instructor at a professional diving school. There are many dive centers and it is not always easy to find the right one that you are comfortable with. Therefore contact a diving school and ask questions. Read reviews on Google and on Facebook. (Both platforms are particularly good because you can be sure that the reviews are from real people. Tripadvisor has been known to be less reliable on this with Dive Centers purchasing or faking reviews). There are many dive shops that offers courses with the 2 largest diver training organizations. Whether you’ll be trained by SSI or PADI standards you will be a well-trained, safe and responsible diver. Aloha Diving and many other dive schools offer SSI and PADI courses. It’s your choice. Ask us about the differences.
4. Keep on breathing and never hold your breath
The most important rule is: Keep on breathing and never hold your breath. This basic rule you master quickly and that is very important! If you’re tense and anxious, breathing alone does not help. Therefore, the fourth point should rather be: “Always continue to breathe and relax.” That is the right order. If you can manage to relax, you’ll go diving for relaxation and do not need to recover after diving. You will very soon enjoy every moment of your scuba dive and the hardest thing will no longer be getting in the water; it will be coming out of the water!
If you think a full day boat is too much for you to start with we can offer you exclusively a 1 hour Try Scuba Diving program in Phuket at the Divetainer. Book your Discover Scuba Diving adventure online. Sessions are available between 2 pm and 5 pm.
At Divetainer in Rawai we introduce you to the Try Scuba Diving equipment and the safe scuba diving practice.
Are you ready to get wet? Together with a professional instructor you enter the swimming pool for the first breaths underwater
Pose and get a free underwater picture captured during your dive. The whole program takes 45 min (30 min water time)
For more than 40 years, SSI (Scuba Schools International) has provided training, beginner scuba diving certification and educational resources in 30 languages for divers around the world. Started in 1970, SSI has expanded and is represented in more than 110 countries with over 2’500 Resorts and International locations. Due to uncompromising standards and focused methodology, is SSI clearly the name to trust in the diving world.
The Training Materials and the Free Online Training program are designed so that you can learn the academics to learn how to scuba dive at your own pace when it is convenient for you. You have the choice of Interactive Online Training, the Digital Kit Offline on your Tablet or Smart Phone or printed materials. The SSI’s total teaching system captivates students and makes instructing fun and multi-faceted.