We are a dual-agency training center offering PADI and SSI courses in Phuket.

Oceanic became a PADI 5 star dive center in 1999, and we set the standard for diving in Phuket for many years. In 2012 we decided to offer our divers more choice, and we joined SSI (Scuba Schools International) to become one of Phuket's first dual-agency dive centers. While our facilities and excellent standards have not changed, it is prohibited to hold PADI's "5 Star" name while also offering SSI courses (or any other training agency). We offer dive courses in several languages, from the beginning level (Open Water Diver) to professional level (Divemaster). We also arrange try dives (Try Scuba, Discover Scuba Diving). If you're unsure of whether to choose PADI or SSI, we can advise you, based on your own experience and expectations.

Getting to know you...

Avoid the bubble factories! When you're learning to dive in Phuket, or anywhere else on the planet, you're undertaking an activity that does not come naturally to humans - breathing underwater! For many first-time divers, breathing on scuba goes against every instinct in the brain. So, while you're learning to dive, you want the reassurance that your dive instructor is watching you closely, has assessed your in-water strengths and weaknesses, and is going help you, every step of the way, to make it as easy as possible for you.

At Oceanic, we keep dive training personal: your instructor will be the same throughout your whole dive course; your class size will be small; you will get to know the whole Oceanic team, and feel like one of the family straight away.

Dive Courses for Children in Phuket

Kids as young as 8 years old can enroll in the PADI Bubblemaker, PADI Seal Team or SSI Scuba Rangers. From 10 years old they can enroll in junior certifications programs: Junior Open Water Diver and on to Junior Advanced Open Water Diver.

We specialise in teaching children to dive and, since 1999 we have taught many youngsters, from 8 years up. Click on the link below to find out more about our junior diving courses in Phuket.

Dive Courses in Kata / Karon - Phuket, Thailand

Prices for PADI and SSI Dive Courses

CourseLocationDetailsPrice (THB)*
BubblemakerPoolDiving for 8 & 9 years old2,500
Discover Scuba DivingBeach or poolHalf day at the beach or pool2,500
Discover Scuba DivingBoat1 day on a boat to Racha Yai - 2 dives4,500
Scuba DiverBeachBeginner course, certification to 12m max - 2 beach dives6,900
Scuba DiverBoatBeginner course, certification to 12m max - 2 boat dives7,900
Open Water DiverBeachBeginner course, certification to 18m max - 4 beach dives8,900
Open Water DiverBeach & boatBeginner course, certification to 18m max - 2 beach dives & 2 boat dives11,900
Open Water DiverBoatBeginner course, certification to 18m max - 4 boat dives12,900
Open Water Diver referallBeachFinal part of a beginner course - 2 days on beach. You must have already completed theory and pool to take this.5,900
Open Water Diver referallBeach & BoatFinal part of a beginner course - 1 day on beach & 1 day on boat6,900
Open Water Diver referallBoatFinal part of a beginner course - 2 days on boat. You must have already completed theory and pool to take this.8,900
Scuba ReviewBeach or pool1 day on beach - 1 dive2,500
Scuba ReviewBoat1 day on boat - 2 dives4,500
Advanced Open Water DiverBeach & boatCertification to 30m, 1 day on beach 1 day on boat8,900
Advanced Open Water DiverBoatCertification to 30m, 2 days on boat10,900
Adventure DiverBoatContinuing course with 1 day on boat - 3 Adventure dives4,900
Rescue DiverClassroom, beach & boatOne day in the classroom, 1 day on the beach and 1 day on the boat
Emergency First ResponseClassroomOne day in the classroom3,500
Speciality CoursesVaries1 day course - boat trip not included4,000
Speciality CoursesVaries2 day course - boat trip not included6,000
Speciality NitroxVariesincludes tanks - boat trip not included4,600
DivemasterVariesNormally custom planned to fit student's and divecenter's schedule35,000
*PADI & SSI materials (the manual and certification for each course) are not included in the price! Please contact us for a current price list. All prices are subject to change without prior notice



PADI & SSI dive courses in Kata, Karon Beach, Phuket

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