Scuba Diver Course


The Scuba Diver is to be understood as an entry-level diving license. The course takes 2 days and includes pool lessons and one boat trip with 2 open water dives. This training is aimed at people who either want to invest less time in training or do not meet all the criteria for obtaining the usual diving license, namely the Open Water Diver. The Scuba Diver certificate enables diving to a maximum depth of 12 meters, but always under the supervision of a certified diving professional.




Are you short on time to become a certified diver? Then is the PADI Scuba Diver Course the perfect solution for you. Because in only two days you can acquire your diving license and start with exploring the underwater world. This course is an excellent way to get started for adults, children and teens. The PADI Scuba Diver program is an entry level certification and is a part of the PADI Open Water Diver course.

Throughout the course, you’ll learn a lot about scuba diving, including your diving equipment and techniques. You earn this rating by completing a classroom session, 3 dive skill sessions in swimming pool, a 10 minute float, and of course 2 boat dives in the beautiful Andamansea! This is your chance to put on some fins, strap on a mask and experience an amazing adventure!

Scuba Diver Prerequisites

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

Fit for the Scuba Diver Course?
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 PADI 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.

Minimum age
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 PADI eLearning today, it doesn’t matter if you are still at home or already in Thailand. The knowledge development portion of the course is designed so you can learn at your own pace and when it’s convenient for you.

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 PADI Boutique Dive School at Rawai and go over the open questions from the eLearning. 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 PADI Scuba Diver Diver, enabling you to embark on unforgettable adventures.


Once you get your PADI 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.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions regarding the Scuba Diver course

Which sunscreen is allowed in Thailand?

Thailand bans sunscreen with harmful chemicals for coral reefs in country’s national parks. The Royal Gazette has announced the prohibition of the use of sunscreen that contains any of four chemicals considered to be harmful to coral reefs in the national parks, effective August 4th, 2021 onwards.

The use of sunscreen with oxybenzone, Octinoxate, 4MBC, and Butylparaben are banned in the country’s national parks as such chemicals are damaging corals every year, according to the order. According to academic studies, chemicals found in sunscreen have damaged coral embryos, obstruct the corals’ reproduction system and lead to coral bleaching. About 3,500 brands of sunscreen were discovered to contain at least one of the harmful chemicals, according to the studies citing by the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation. Violators will be charged for violating section 20 of the National Park Act B.E. 2522 and can be fined up to 100,000 baht.

Tourists are strongly encouraged to use water-resistant sunscreen or sunscreens with mineral-based products, such as zinc oxide, during their visit to the national parks.

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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