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SSI & PADI Dive Courses For Beginners On Phuket

Dive Courses For Beginners

All about SSI & PADI Scuba Dive Courses and certificates for beginners in Phuket!

Welcome with Merlin Divers, Kamala Diving Center and Scuba Dive School and with professional instructors to experience the underwater world and the Scuba Diving on Phuket in Thailand.

SSI Trial and PADI Discover Scuba Diving in Phuket

PADI dive courses for beginner PhiketThe SSI Trial and PADI Discover Scuba Diving program with Merlin Divers are a one day entry level dive experience, allowing the Beginner divers to get to see the underwater world in full with an experienced dive instructor.

The instructor will teach some very basic theory – takes about 20 minutes and then the start will be in very shallow water. For the safety the instructor teaches and practices with the beginner divers some essential diving skills.

After that follows the diving. The program includes 2 dives on dive sites in the Open Water down to a maximum depth of 12 meters – around 50 minutes under the water each dive.

During the whole program the dive instructor will be with the students. The program is not giving a diving certification, but the Diving program can be counted towards the dives on a full Open Water course and certificate.

In the high season – beginning of October till middle of May – the Diving program is conducted on the diving half day trip on the local dive sites along the coast of Phuket – see Kamala Diving. From middle of May till end of September the Diving program is conducted on a day trip diving, dive excursions to Racha Yai – see Phuket Diving.

This a perfect dive program for a first experience of scuba diving and enjoying the amazing underwater world of Phuket, Thailand.

Price: 4,300 Baht including all the diving equipment

SSI & PADI Scuba Diver Dive Courses in Phuket

Phuket PADI dive coursesThe fist level of a SSI or PADI dive certificate is the Scuba Diver Course which is a 2 day program with Merlin Divers Scuba Dive School.

The first day in the morning the beginner divers will get 3 theory presentations over about 2 hours by watching the Open Water Diver videos.

In the afternoon follows a pool training sessions of about 2 hours where the instructor teaches students divers the basic skills necessary to be ready to go diving.

The second day the beginner divers will go out diving in the open sea and make 2 open water training dives. During the whole program the dive instructor will be with the students. At the end of the two days, the beginner divers get the Scuba Diver certification, which allows to dive with a professional to a depth of up to 12 meters.

This certificate can be upgraded to the full Open Water Diver certification by doing the still needed sections whenever and wherever the divers wish. Like all SSI & PADI certifications, this is internationally recognized and valid for life.

In the high season of Phuket – beginning of October till middle of May – the Scuba Dive course is conducted on a half day trip on our local dive sites – see Kamala Diving. From middle of May till end of September the Scuba Diver course is conducted on a day tour diving excursion to Racha Yai – see Phuket Diving.

Price: 9,500 Baht including diving equipment and the Scuba Diver certificate

SSI & PADI Open Water Diver Dive Courses in Phuket

Phuket PADI beginnerThis is the most recognized diving certification in the diving industry – the SSI and PADI Open Water Diver certificate which is a 3 day dive course with Merlin Divers Diving Center.

The first day in the morning the students will get 3 theory presentations over about 2 hours by watching the Open Water Diver videos. In the afternoon follows a pool training sessions of about 2 hours where the instructor teaches the beginner divers the basic skills necessary to be ready to go diving.

The second day the beginner divers will go out diving in the open sea and make 2 open water training dives. Either directly after diving or in the evening the students get 2 more theory presentations over about 1 hour by watching the Open Water Diver videos.

The third day – by now the theory section of the Open Water Diver course is finished – the student divers go diving again to make the final 2 Open Water Course dives.

The divers will be under the supervision of a professional instructor at all times.

At the end of the 3 days the students will have learned everything that is needed to knowfor recreational diving.

In theory Open Water certificate allows the divers to go diving with anyone who also holds a diving certificate – but gaining enough experience before hand is highly recommended or even better go immediately for the SSI Adventurer or PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course and certificate.

In the high season of Phuket – beginning of October till middle of May – the Open Water Dive course is conducted on the half day trip on the local dive sites in Phuket – see Kamala Diving. From middle of May till end of September the Open Water Diver course is conducted on the dive sites around Racha Yai – see Phuket Diving.

Price: 13,500 Baht including diving equipment and Open Water Diver certificate

SSI & PADI Dive Courses for Divers with Merlin Divers

For certified divers interested in continuing the diving education please visit the following page: SSI & PADI Courses and Certificates for Divers