Learn to dive in Phuket is extremely popular along with numerous other attractions. A beginner dive course in Phuket is both an unforgettable adventure and a real enrichment in life. The experience of breathing underwater and weightlessly observing extraordinary sea creatures up close is indeed unique and indescribable. Just dive in and see for yourself how fascinating scuba diving is!

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  Discover Scuba Diving. It is Scuba Diving without a license or certification. With minimum prerequisites on your behalf (bathing suit, towel, flip flops and a big smile on your face), 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 get an experience carved in your memory forever.

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 favourite leisure activity then you will have to follow your first full certification course, PADI 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!

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!

4 Tips to begin scuba diving

Fact is, if you follow a few simple rules, it’s not so hard 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.
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 organisations. Whether you’ll be trained by PADI or SSI standards you will be a well-trained as a safe and responsible diver. Aloha Diving and many other dive schools offer PADI courses. PADI is the world most renowned training agency.

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!