Scuba Diving Vacations, Dive Gear, Diving Instruction And Much More…
At Oceanic Dive Center we pride ourselves in providing a one-stop dive shop for all our guests’ diving and snorkeling needs. Oceanic was established in Kata, Phuket, in 1999, and we’ve been teaching diving, under PADI and SSI, to divers of all levels, ever since, as well as selling dive trips, equipment and offering local advice to all of our divers.
Our dive shop in Kata, Phuket is well equipped with separate retail, training and rental equipment areas. We have washing, drying and storage areas to ensure our rental equipment is in tip-top condition at all times, and our divers can wash and store their equipment with us long or short term.
We have our own compressor on the premises and plenty of tanks, so we’re ready to take you on local dives at Kata and Karon beaches at all times! With a swimming pool behind the dive shop, we have all the facilities we need, right on hand, for any dive courses or fun dives that you need.
In our dive shop in Kata Beach, Phuket you can find masks, snorkels, fins, wet suits, dive computers, BCDs, Regulators, books about undersea life and dive sites around South East Asia, knives, underwater cameras, accessories and spare parts.
Our staff will help you find the dive gear you’re looking for and if the particular item you require isn’t in stock we have good contacts with different dive suppliers around Phuket and Thailand.
We are an authorised dealer for Scuba Pro, Aqualung, Mares, Seac, Ocean Dynamics, Cressi and Head. This means that we can offer independent advice on equipment sales, and it reflects well in our rental equipment: from our rental sets we can offer you Scuba Pro, Aqualung and Mares BCDs, regulators, masks and fins, giving you a wide choice to fit pretty much anybody, large, small and in between.
We are a dual agency training center offering PADI and SSI courses. The dive shop was formerly a PADI 5 Star IDC center and now we offer both SSI and PADI courses to our students. 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 (Discover Scuba Diving), Advanced Open Water under PADI and SSI, Advanced Adventurer and a wide range of specialty courses under both SSI and PADI. (Our most popular course is Nitrox Diver.)
If you’re unsure of whether to choose PADI or SSI, we can advise you, based on your own experience and expectations. We are a SSi Diamond dive center.
We do all of this with the personal service you can only get from a family-run, boutique dive center. Avoid the bubble factories and become a family member of Oceanic’s divers’ club.
We take care of everything you need during and after your training: we’ll take and process your passport photos, provide lunch on all days, offer a sociable environment at the end of the training day to discuss your progress, and help you out with our local knowledge of things to do and see around Phuket. After your course, we offer free equipment rental for life, and look forward to welcoming you back year after year.
Scuba Dive Amongst The Most Famous Dive Sites In Phuket
If you’re already certified, you’ll find the right dive trip for you at Oceanic. We offer day trips to all of the local dive sites: Racha Yai, Racha Noi, Koh Dok Mai, King Cruiser Wreck, Shark Point and Anemone Reef. Our trips to Phi Phi visit the best dive spots there: Bida Nai, Bida Nok, Palong Wall, Hin Bida, Turtle Rock and many more.
As well as day trips, our staff in the dive shop can get you onto the best liveaboard trips: heading North to the SImlans, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock and Surin Islands; or heading South to Hin Daeng, Hin Muang, Koh Haa and Phi Phi.
Our beach dives are becoming famous as the best place to reresh your skills after a time without diving, at the same time as spotting incredible creatures on Kata House Reef, such as mimic octopus, Indian Ocean walkmen, ornate ghost pipefish, sea horses, myriad nudibranchs, schooling chevron barracuda, the occasional turtle, and our resident colony of blue spotted sting rays.
After your dives, drop in to get your log book stamped, and chat with our instructors about your day’s diving over a cool beer, or a perfect cup of English tea!
Oceanic Dive Center – The Best Scuba Dive Shop In Phuket For All Of You Diving Needs
Kata & Karon beach scuba diving at Oceanic Dive Center. Our scuba diving facility & retail shop is conveniently situated on the main Kata Center Road (number 30 Karon Rd) next door to Two Chefs Bar and Grill, 4 minutes’ walk from Karon beach & 5 minutes’ walk from Kata beach.