PADI Sea Turtle ID Specialty Course Phuket

PADI Sea Turtle ID Specialty Course Phuket

Program Duration One day
Availability Every day
Minimum Age 10 years old
Certification Level Needed Open Water Diver
Instruction Private

Course Overview

Have you ever wondered what type of turtle you saw on the dive? Was it a "Green" or a Hawksbill" or some other kind? Have you ever thought about what they eat and where they hang out? During the PADI Sea Turtle specialty course learn all this and more including how to help with monitoring and turtle preservation.

Dive Program

With a few simple steps learn to identify different types of turtles underwater and find out about their environment/diet.

Steps Action
One On the journey out, discuss all sorts of facts about sea turtles and look at charts showing how to identify the different types
Two Complete two or three dives in the hope of spotting a turtle and using the new knowledge you have gained. Explore underwater with your instructor and have your breath taken away by the amazing beauty of our local reefs!

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.


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


2 Beach Dives
One day

  • Normal Price: 6,400 baht each
  • 1 student: 6,080 baht each
  • 2 students: 5,440 baht each
  • 3+ students: 5,120 baht each


2 Boat Dives
One day

  • Normal Price: 8,400 baht each
  • 1 student: 7,980 baht each
  • 2 students: 7,140 baht each
  • 3+ students: 6,720 baht each


3 Boat Dives
One day

  • Normal Price: 9,400 baht each
  • 1 student: 8,930 baht each
  • 2 students: 7,990 baht each
  • 3+ students: 7,520 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
Certification Costs
No. of Dives Two Two Three
Destination Kata Beach Racha Yai Island Choice of 3 destinations^
Boat Trip
Hotel Transfers*
Dive Insurance
Scuba Equipment

^Choice of King Cruiser wreck trip, Phi Phi Islands OR Racha Noi/Yai Islands.

*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.

Scuba Equipment

Scuba equipment is NOT included in the price for this course. Full sets (BCD, regulator, mask, wetsuit and fins) can be rented as follows:

  • Full set: 500 baht per diver per day
  • Full set + computer: 650 baht per diver per day

Phi Phi Park Fees

The Thai government has introduced a National Park Fee for all visitors to Phi Phi islands of 600 baht per diver per day and 400 baht per non-diver per day. This is in addition to any Phi Phi trip price and will be payable in cash (Thai Baht) direct to the boat tour leader on the day of the trip.

Dive Sites

Kata Beach

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

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King Cruiser wreck

An amazing 80 metre long wreck surrounded by large schools of fishes!

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Phi Phi Islands

Colourful soft corals and sea fans plus a chance of a shark or turtle.

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Racha Noi/Yai Islands

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

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