PADI Specialty – Sidemount

Y ou don’t need to have scuba tanks on your back to explore underwater world. At SSS Phuket, we offer the possibility to dive with tanks on both size. This PADI Specialty gives you more flexibility, you just have to go into the water and enjoy your dive. Do you want to be a part of this experience? Sign up for the PADI Sidemount Specialty.

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PADI Speciality Sidemount

฿9 900

  • PADI Sidemount Specialty License

  • PADI Sidemount Specialty Manuel and Dive Table PADI

  • Rental of a full set of scuba diving equipment

  • PADI Instructor (max.4 students to 1 instructor)  
  • 5 dives to a maximum depth of 30 meters

  • Taxi boat transfers

  • Breakfast & Lunch

  • Snacks, drinks and fresh fruits all day

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Day Trip Itinerary



Days Trip Itinerary I Sidemount Speciality

King Cruiser is now a famous recreational dive site. It lies at the depth of 32 meters in an upright position. The tip of King Cruiser lies at 15 meters. Till today, the wreck is still pretty much intact although some parts are corroded.

A recommended way for descent is by using the marine line from the surface. It would take you to the car deck from where you would be able to enter safely. Objects that can be spotted are machinery, engine trolley , picnic tables and tyres.

The wreck is covered by soft coral which houses many varieties of fish. Schools of Trevallies, Yellow Snappers, Barracudas, Tunas, Lionfish and Scorpion fish can be spotted especially at the bow. Turtles, Bamboo sharks, the Giant Whale Sharks may be seen as well.

  • 7:30 am – Meeting at your hotel
  • 8:00 am – 9:30 am – Make your way to the King Cuiser with breakfast on board the boat
  • 10:00 am – First dive
  • 11:30 am – Second dive at Shark Point
  • 12:30 pm – Hot Buffet lunch on board, after lunch there is time for snorkeling and sun bathing 
  • 13:30 pm – Third dive at Koh Dok Mai
  • 15:30 pm – Back to Chalong Pier
  • 16:00 pm – Return to Hotel

Why Us ? / Why Phuket ?

  • Great Underwater Visibility

    Hard colorful corals, shipwrecks, marine life observation (turtles)

  • Dive Site Depth - 18 PGM Maximum Depth

    5 dives in sites with 40 meters depth

  • Difficulty

    Easy, for everyone who is at least 10 years old

PADI Sidemount Specialty Program

You need to be at least 15 years old and to be Open Water Diver to participate in Sidemount Specialty.
You will learn about all benefits of diving with sidemount scuba diving equipment. During your training you will learn how to:– Assemble the equipment you need for Sidemount specialty.

– Shut off your sidemount equipment in order to have a good balance in the water.

– Handle your gas by reversing second stages of your two cylinders.

– Be prepared to possible problems during Sidemount dives.

Meet us in our diving shop, at SSS Phuket you can register for the PADI Specialty and get your PADI Sidemount specialty manuel. You can start to study before meeting your instructor, like this you will be better prepared to use your sidemount equipment.
You will need your own wet suit, mask, fins and snorkel. At SSS Phuket, your scuba diving instructor will explain you the sidemount equipment you will use, like a BCD, a Submersible Pressure Gauge, a regulator and a harness use especially for sidemount diving with cylinders.

Continuing Education

The possibilities for the continuation of PADI Sidemount Specialty are: