Open Water Diver Course

฿14,900.00 ฿11,900.00

20% Off

Free E-Learning

Your first diving licence won’t just be a course, it will be an experience, an adventure and will open up a whole new world to you. Personalized training is combined with in-water practice sessions to ensure you have the skills and experience required to become truly comfortable underwater. You will earn in three days the globally-recognised SSI Open Water Diver course certification.

Complete the SSI’s Digital Learning and move to the pool to practice your new skills. Then experience great open water dives in the ocean. There is no other feeling in the world like floating weightlessly over amazing coral reefs while looking at all the colorful fish, corals and marine life.


Course Description


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 Open Water 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.

Minimum age
10 years or older

Previous experience in diving
No prior diving experience required. Please note that you will need to know how to swim for 200 meters and float/tread water for 10 minutes. This is mandatory to pass the Open Water Diver Course

First Step – Knowledge Development

Open Water Diver Course in Phuket Knowledge Development

Open Water Diver Course in Phuket Knowledge Development

You start with your Open Water Diver Course theory with the free digital learning today, it doesn’t matter if you are still at home or already in Phuket. 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. The theory exam can be done as well online.

Your instructor go over the open questions from the SSI Digital Learning (e-learning) with you.

Second Step – Confined Water Dives

Open Water Diver Course in Phuket Boat Pool training Confined water session

Open Water Diver Course in Phuket Pool training confined water session

Swimming pool practical sessions can be taken in Phuket or Bangkok depending on your preference. Usually it takes one full day to develop and practice the 24 scuba skills in the swimming pool under direct instructor supervision. These Swimmingpool sessions can be done in to 2 – 3 evenings in Bangkok (5pm to 8:30pm). As you learn new skills, you’ll build the abilities and confidence needed for diving in open water. You will learn as well how to assemble and dissemble you scuba diving equipment.

Third Step – Open Water Dives

Open Water Diver Course in Phuket Boat Dives

Open Water Diver Course in Phuket Boat Dives

Get ready to experience everything you’ve learned with the freedom of open water. The second day of your Open Water Diver Course starts at 7:45 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 at selected Phuket dive sites you enjoy a delicious lunch and snacks. After the second dive we are back around 5 pm.
On the third day of the Open Water Diver Course in Phuket you will be diving to a maximum depth of 18 meters. You will be more relaxed then ever before and gain some experience. Together with your instructor, you will 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.

As soon as your open water training dives are approved by your instructor you will be certified as a SSI Open Water Diver Diver, enabling you to embark on unforgettable adventures.

Open Water Diver course certification

Once you get your SSI Open Water diving license in Phuket, you will be recognised world wide as a certified diver who can go on dive trips, rent equipment and conduct your own dives with a buddy up to a depth of 18 meters, anywhere in the world!

Congratulations for your first SCUBA dive certification. When you complete the Open Water Diver course and continue diving in Phuket with us you do not have to pay for rental scuba diving equipment during the same stay on Phuket Island.

We have you covered

Aloha Diving as a SSI Dive Center can exclusively offer you “StartDive” a free coverage for decompression sickness treatment within the SSI Open Water Diver course. 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 Open Water 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 Open Water Diver Course day depending on prevailing conditions such as weather, waves, tides and currents. Enjoy 2 dives each day with no time limit, on our diving boat. Dive sites suitable to complete the Open Water Diver Course in Phuket are the Racha Islands, Koh Mai Thon, Koh Doc Mai and Shark Point.

Frequently Asked Questions regarding the Open Water Diver course

What do I need to take on the day trip boat with me?

Sunblock, towel, swimwear, in low season it’s a good idea to bring rain wear and a warm jacket. Most things are included in our trip price. Soft drinks and beers are the only items you need to pay for. There is a limited supply and selection on the dive boats so please feel free to bring your own and store it in the icebox onboard.

Are there any dangerous creatures I need to worry about?

Injuries to scuba divers from marine creatures are very rare. There is a lot of talk about sharks however attacks to scuba divers is extremely rare. There are a lot of different creatures in the sea that can bite or sting however 99.9% of the creatures are placid and timid and will not bother you. The golden rule is don’t touch or intimidate and you won’t get hurt. Very wise words.

Do I need to know how to swim to scuba dive?

The short answer is no (but it helps). You can do the Discover Scuba Diving – SSI Try Scuba Diving without knowing how to swim. If you would like to become a SSI certified diver then you will need to know how to swim 200m or snorkel 300m!

What sort of food will be on the day trip?

Food is a mixture of Thai and Western (more Thai). Our boat can cater for vegetarian or vegan on special request. Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements and we will do our best to provide you with meals to your liking.

According to which standards do you teach divng?

We teach according to the two largest diving organisations in the world SSI and PADI. But by far the intensity of the pool diving exercises, the length of the training dives, the good training level of our instructors and the small teaching groups are far beyond those standards.

How many student divers are in a scuba diving class?

We teach scuba diving in small groups. A maximum of 4 student divers per Scuba Diving Instructor.

Additional information

No. of ocean dives



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