Discover Scuba Diving Phuket

Discover Scuba Diving

Program Duration Half day/One day
Availability Every day
Minimum Age 10 years old
Swimming Ability Needed None
Instruction Private

Overview

The Discover Scuba Diving program is designed for complete beginners without a dive certification who want to get underwater quickly and safely. Minimal training is needed as we will ensure you have an experienced dive instructor right next to you at all times underwater. You don't even need to be able to swim!

Note: This is not a dive certification course. If you wish to get your dive certification you will need to take a two or three day course. Info on available options can be found on our Beginner Courses page.

Dive Program

With a few simple steps you can get to see the wonderful marine life Phuket has to offer and find yourself surrounded by fishes in nature's aquarium.

Steps Action
One Before the program, watch a short video online on the basics of diving.
Two Start the program by discussing the video with your instructor and learning about your dive gear.
Three Enter the sea and practice a few basic dive skills just below the surface to get yourself comfortable with this new environment.
Four Explore the local reefs with your instructor and have your breath taken away by the amazing beauty of the underwater world!

Three Reasons To Dive With Us

With so many choices of who to dive with in Phuket, why choose us? Here are three good reasons:

  • Safety: This should be the first priority of every diver when diving anywhere, especially in a new place. With over 30 years between us of diving in Phuket we have an excellent safety record. This is due to our vast experience of diving in general but also because of our local knowledge. Our focus is on preventing problems from occurring rather than having to solve them.
  • Quality: We started our own diving company in Phuket because we felt unable to offer the quality we wanted when working for the bigger companies. Rather than being about profits we wanted to be about personal service. This is why we became the first dive company to offer diving courses in Phuket with only private instruction. We continue to do this and to stay small rather than give up our principles and make more money.
  • Fun: You don't dive because you have to, you dive to have fun. Us too! There is no place on this planet that we prefer to be than underwater. We never get bored of being surrounded by fishes. If we can help you to have as much fun diving as we do then it will probably be the best experience of your time in Phuket!

Private Instruction

To enable us to give you the safest and best diving experience, we only offer private tuition for all our diving courses in Phuket. Read about how this benefits you here.

Online Booking Discounts

Online booking discounts of between 5% and 20% are available on all course prices depending on the number of students. Terms and conditions apply.

Divers/Snorkellers

Certified divers and snorkellers are welcome to join on the trips too. Certified divers can receive a 10% discount off the standard trip price if diving with the student(s). Full trip price list here.


Program Packages/Prices

SILVER

1 Dive
Half Day

  • Normal Price: 3,100 baht each
  • **SPECIAL ONLINE PRICE**
  • 1 student: 2,945 baht each
  • 2 students: 2,635 baht each
  • 3+ students : 2,480 baht each

GOLD

2 Dives
Full Day

  • Normal Price: 5,500 baht each
  • **SPECIAL ONLINE PRICE**
  • 1 student: 5,225 baht each
  • 2 students: 4,675 baht each
  • 3+ students: 4,400 baht each

PLATINUM

3 Dives
Full Day

  • Normal Price: 6,200 baht each
  • **SPECIAL ONLINE PRICE**
  • 1 student: 5,890 baht each
  • 2 students: 5,270 baht each
  • 3+ students: 4,960 baht each

Note: Due to weather conditions, the Silver package is only available between end of October and end of April.


What's Included (no hidden extras)

Item Silver Gold Platinum
Private Instructor
No. of Dives One Two Three
Destination Kata Beach Racha Yai Racha Noi and Yai
Boat Trip
Hotel Transfers*
Breakfast/Lunch
Tea/Coffee/Water
Scuba Equipment
Dive Insurance

*Complimentary transfers are only included for boat trips. Free transfers to/from hotels are from the following towns: Chalong, Kamala, Kata, Karon, Patong, Rawai*.Transfers are also available from other areas around Phuket for a small surcharge. Prices available on request.

Dive Sites

Kata Beach

A cute, little reef with a variety of hard corals and lots of colourful fishes.

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Racha Yai Island

Generally clear water, wonderful marine life with dives in sheltered bays.

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Racha Noi Island

A great mix of landscapes/marine life where larger wildlife can be spotted including turtles.

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Program Itineraries

Silver - Kata Beach, Phuket

Times given below are for Morning/Afternoon program. All times are approximates.

Time Action
Self-Study Watch the "Introduction to Diving" video online.
09:00/13:00 Meet at Sharkey Scuba office in Karon and complete program paperwork.
09:15/13:15 Discuss the video, try on dive gear and learn to use your equipment.
10:15/14:15 Transfer to Kata beach, put on equipment and enter water.
10:45/14:45 Practice skills in shallow water and go for the dive.
11:45/15:45 Exit water, take off gear and return to Sharkey office.
12:15/16:15 Look at Fish I.D. slates and identify what you saw.
12:30/16:30 End of program.
Gold - Racha Yai Island

Exact hotel transfer times depend on where you are staying. All times are approximates.

Time Action
Self-Study Watch the "Introduction to Diving" video online.
07:00-08:00 Transfer from hotel to Chalong pier.
08:30 Depart Chalong pier/breakfast.
09:00 Discuss the video, try on dive gear and learn to use your equipment.
10:00 Put on equipment, enter water, practice skills just below the surface and go for the dive.
11:15 Freshly cooked buffet lunch on board.
12:45 Go for second dive.
14:00 Depart for Chalong pier. Look at Fish I.D. slates and identify what you saw.
15:15 Arrive at Chalong pier and transfer back to hotel.
Platinum - Racha Noi/Yai Islands

Exact hotel transfer times depend on where you are staying. All times are approximates.

Time Action
Self-Study Watch the "Introduction to Diving" video online.
07:00-08:00 Transfer from hotel to Chalong pier.
08:30 Depart Chalong pier/breakfast.
09:00 Discuss the video, try on dive gear and learn to use your equipment.
10:45 Put on equipment, enter water, practice skills just below the surface and go for the dive.
11:45 Freshly cooked buffet lunch on board.
13:00 Go for second dive.
14:00 Snacks/refreshments.
15:15 Go for third dive.
16:15 Depart for Chalong pier. Look at Fish I.D. slates and identify what you saw.
17:30 Arrive at Chalong pier and transfer back to hotel.