PADI Scuba Diver

The PADI Scuba Diver certification might be the perfect solution for you. Firstly, it would allow you to go diving with a dive guide without spending too much time compared to the  Open Water Diver course Phuket. It would give you an idea of what is a dive experience and allow you to continue with the Open Water Diver Course.

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DSD Program

Scuba Diver Program


Continuing Education



Program Summary
Underwater visibility
Point of interest
Hard Colorful Corals
Dive site shallowest depth
2 meters
Dive Site deepest depth
40 meters
Numbers of dives
For Whom
Marine life observation
During all dives
Be at least
Years old
Pgm maximum depth
All included

Day Trip Itinerary | Scuba Diver

  • 8:00am – Meet your PADI Scuba Diver Instructor at the dive center for the theory course.
  • 1:00pm – Lunch
  • 10:30am – Pool session.
  • 2:00pm – Theory segment and exams
  • 3:00pm – 1 Dive at Kata Reef (the course ends here if you did a discover dive the day before)



Koh Racha Yai Island, is the largest of the two islands located on the Southeastern coast of Phuket. Differents kinds of corals can be spotted there especially the Staghorn coral which is predominant in many areas. Marine life is rich and species such as BarracudaTuna and Milk Fish can be found in this area.

  • 7:30am – Pick up at the hotel and proceed to Chalong Pier. Transfer to dive boat.
  • 12:30pm – Second dive.
  • 8:00am – Welcome aboard! Breakfast is provided on the way to the first dive site.
  • 1:30pm – Rest and Relax. Enjoy fresh tropical fruit and soft drinks on the way back to Chalong pier.
  • 10.00am – First dive.
  • 3:30pm – Back to Chalong Pier.
  • 11:00am – Hot buffet lunch would be served on board. Time for some snorkeling and sunbathing after lunch.
  • 4:00pm – Transfer back to hotel

Cost Booking

PADI Scuba Diver Program

This certification will allow you to discover Scuba Diving with the possibility to upgrade to the Open Water Diver Certification when you will be ready.

You will be able to go on different dive trips with a proper guide to discover the dive sites.

To obtain this certification, less time is required than the PADI Open Water Diver course. For the open water  Scuba Diver course Phuket, it includes:

• 3 out of 5 sections of knowledge development
• 3 out of 5 pool sessions
• 2 out of 4 open water training dives

You would receive, as such, a limited certification.

Once you receive the Scuba Diver certification, you will be qualified to :

• Dive under the direct supervision of a  PADI DivemasterInstructor or Assistant Instructor to a maximum depth of 12 meters (40 feet)
• Obtain air fills, rent or purchase scuba equipment available at the shop.
• Participate in other diving activities as long as they have the required supervision.
• Continue your dive training and complete PADI Open Water Diver certification and other courses such as Project AWARE and equipment specialty courses.

During the course, you will have to participate to both a theoritical and practical course with our certified instructors from SSS Phuket.

You will learn theory and then have practical skills in the pool and in the open waters. After that you will be equipped with the knowledge and a set of scuba diving skills that you will be able to use again during your open water dives. Essentially, you will learn how to appreciate the underwater environment that would give you the desire to come back later !

An overview of the course:

• Buoyancy skills including comfortable ascents and descents
• Breathing underwater
• Staying warm underwater, streamlining your swimming skills.
• Diving environment and aquatic life
• Common problems/errors that could occured underwater
• An introduction to boat diving

To take this open water course, Phuket you must be:

• At least 15 years old (or 10 years old for the Junior Scuba Diver certification)

You will use all the basic scuba equipment including a mask, snorkelfins, a buoyancy control device that also carries your scuba tank, a scuba regulator to breathe from and instrumentation to monitor depth and air supply. You will also be provided with a scuba wetsuit and a weight system. The cost of PADI Scuba Diver includes all the equipment that you will need. If you have a preference to use your own or buy your own scuba equipment, SSS Phuket has a selection of the equipment required. For more information, please send us an email.
Learning the use of materials is possible directly at the dive centre during the course. Once you begin the program, the instructors of SSS Phuket will provide you differents books or DVDs to facilitate your learning process. The learning materials will give you an overview of Scuba Diving terminology and safety procedures.

For each new concept, you will have to read a short write-up followed by a video demonstration. You will then begin the practical course where you will try various techniques in the pool (or an environement like a pool) with one of SSS Phuket’s dive instructor.

Continuing Education

The possibilities for the continuation of Scuba Diver are: