SSI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket
Phuket, Thailand, Thailand
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    Group Size
  • 10
  • +
    years
Date
Seats
2019
Fri, 22 Nov, 2019
20
Mon, 25 Nov, 2019
20
Fri, 29 Nov, 2019
20
Mon, 02 Dec, 2019
20
Fri, 06 Dec, 2019
20
Mon, 09 Dec, 2019
20
Fri, 13 Dec, 2019
20
Mon, 16 Dec, 2019
20
Fri, 20 Dec, 2019
20
Mon, 23 Dec, 2019
20
Fri, 27 Dec, 2019
20
Mon, 30 Dec, 2019
20
2020
Fri, 03 Jan, 2020
20
Mon, 06 Jan, 2020
20
Fri, 10 Jan, 2020
20
Mon, 13 Jan, 2020
20
Fri, 17 Jan, 2020
20
Mon, 20 Jan, 2020
20
Fri, 24 Jan, 2020
20
Mon, 27 Jan, 2020
20
Fri, 31 Jan, 2020
20
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  • Trip introduction

    One of the most popular diving courses, the SSI Open Water Diver course in Phuket gives you a perfect opportunity to both pave your way into the diving world and explore the divine marine biodiversity of Thailand’s waters.

    Out of 3 days, you’ll spend the first day learning theory, understanding the equipment, mastering dive techniques and developing underwater breathing skills. Once you’re proficient and ready, over the following 2 days you’ll embark on 4 dives of 45 minutes each diving up to a depth of 60 feet. Throughout your dives, you’ll be assisted by a certified instructor. From vast clusters of corals, you’ll be exposed to the arrays of beautiful and colourful fish.

    At the end of your course, you’ll receive a SSI Open Water Diver certificate that certifies you as OWD diver with the chance to dive up to 60 feet anywhere else in the world.

    IMPORTANT: To successfully complete the course, you should be able to swim for 200 meters in any swimming stroke and float for 10 mins in the open waters.

    Destination

    Found within the Andaman Sea, Phuket – considered as Thailand’s largest island is also the most popular for diving enthusiasts. From housing several gorgeous islands, this destination also plays home to some of the world’s best marine biodiversity.

    For your Open Water Diver course you’ll board the boat from the Ao Chalong Harbor and sail to some of Phuket’s best dive spots ranging from the Phi Phi Islands, Racha Yai, Racha Noi and Super Sunday, to perhaps some sites just offshore. From reef sharks to puffer fish, you’ll spot jelly fish, manta rays, eels, crabs, turtles, clownfish, sweetlips, silver coins amongst many many more.

    During this trip, you’ll be sailing on a large non-ac boat with the capacity of 61 passengers and is equipped with all the basic amenities including washrooms. You’ll be served meals of breakfast and lunch on diving days only.

    Destination highlights

    • Pave your way into the diving world through the SSI Open Water Diver course in Phuket.
    • Learn all the necessary diving skills in 3 days.
    • Boost your confidence by embarking on 4 dives.
    • Witness the rich marine biodiversity of Thailand's waters.

    Fine print

    Rules on the trip

    You must adhere to the instructions of the instructor at all times during the SSI Open water Diver course in Phuket.

    Please use the equipment with care during the SSI Open Water Diver course in Phuket.

    No damage should be inflicted on natural habitats during the SSI Open Water Diver course in Phuket.

    Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made upto 30 days before the arrival date of Open Water Diver Course in Phuket: 80% refund of the trip cost.

    For cancellations made between 20 to 30 days before the arrival date of Open Water Diver Course in Phuket: 70% refund of the trip cost.

    For cancellations made between 21 to 15 days before the arrival date of Open Water Diver Course in Phuket: 50% refund of the trip cost.

    For cancellations made between 14 to 3 days before the arrival date of Open Water Diver Course in Phuket: 25% refund of the trip cost.

    For cancellations made between 2 to 1 days before the arrival date of Open Water Diver Course in Phuket: 5% refund of the trip cost.

    No show: No refund.

    Above and beyond all cancellation fees/charges by the operator and the The Great Next, you will be charged international payment transfer fees. Please check with us what these charges will be for this trip.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    For the SSI Open water Diver course in Phuket hotel pick-ups and drop-offs only take place from Kata, Karon and Patong.

    The minimum age to undertake the SSI Open Water Diver course in Phuket is 10 years.

    For the SSI Open Water Diver course in Phuket there are no more than 4 divers per guide.

    For any dietary or veg food preferences for the SSI Open Water Diver course in Phuket, the operator should be informed before hand.

    Travellers from outside Thailand are requested to carry enough cash in the local currency to cover tips to staff and other incidental expenses for the SSI Open Water Diver course in Phuket.

    All prices displayed are subject to fluctuations based on international currency exchange rates at the time of booking. Accordingly, prices may be subject to a foreign currency premium/discount at the time of booking. 

    The tour operator takes utmost care to ensure safety of the travellers and shall not be held responsible for any mishap, accident or loss of life during the SSI Open Water Diver course in Phuket.

    Trip details

    Pick up point
    Hotels in Kata/Karon/Patong
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    Drop off point
    Hotels in Kata/Karon/Patong
    Mode of transport
    Shared vehicle
    Start point
    Dive Centre in Phuket
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    End point
    Dive Centre in Phuket
    Time of departure
    08:00 AM
    Time of return
    06:00 PM

    Activity Details

    License upon completion
    Yes
    License name
    Scuba Schools International (SSI) Open Water Diver
    International license
    Yes
    Course language option
    English
    Number of dives
    4
    Average dive duration
    3 hrs
    Maximum depth during course
    60 feet
    Average time per dive
    45 mins
    Mandatory travel insurance
    No
    License issued/recognized by
    Scuba Schools International (SSI)
    Course completion time
    3 days
    Guide/student ratio
    1:4
  • Day 1 of the SSI Open Water Diver course in Phuket: Theory and pool practice

    Be ready at your hotel in Kata, Karon and Patong early today for a pick-up. You'll be taken to the dive centre to begin your SSI Scuba Diver course. Being the first day, you'll begin with a quick revision of the e-learning manual sent to you earliet. After this you'll have theory modules which consists of a 6 session teaching system. This includes watching a video, studying the manual and guide, understanding the dive log and dive tables.

    After theory, you'll move on to pool practice where you'll learn how to swim with ease, breathe underwater, control buoyancy, enter and exit the water and keeping your equipment clean.

    Once you're confident and ready, you'll end your class for the day. You'll be dropped back to the hotel by evening.
    /SSI Open Water Diver course in Phuket Thailand Koh Phi Phi Racha Noi Racha Yai Water Sports Adventure Travel Destinations International Learning theory in the confines of a classroom.

    Day 2 of the SSI Open Water Diver course in Phuket: 2 Open Water Dives

    You'll follow the same routine as the previous day and arrive at the dive centre in the morning after an early pick-up. Upon arrival, you'll undergo a quick revision of everything your learned the previous day before grabbing the equipment and heading out to the Ao Chalong Harbor. From here you'll board the boat that will take you to your dive spots in Phuket.

    Based on weather and tide conditions these range from the the Phi Phi Island to Racha Noi and Racha Yai. You'll embark on 2 dives that last for 45 minutes each and take you as deep as 40 feet underwater. Throughout your dives, you'll have the company and supervision of your dive instructor. Between your dives you'll also have meal breaks.

    At the end of your dives you'll return back to the dive centre from where you'll be dropped back to your hotel.
    /SSI Open Water Diver course in Phuket Thailand Koh Phi Phi Racha Noi Racha Yai Water Sports Adventure Travel Destinations International Swimming with turtles over coral reefs.

    Day 3 of the SSI Open Water Diver course in Phuket: Remaining 2 open water dives

    On the final day of your SSI Open Water Diver course, be ready at your hotel for a pick-up in the morning. Once you reach the dive centre you'll grab your equipment and head out to the Ao Chalong Harbor to embark upon your remaining 2 dives.

    Once again based on weather and tide conditions you'll be taken to the Phi Phi Islands, Racha Yai, Racha Noi or Super Sunday. As you already experienced diving before and have mastered its art, today's dives take you as deep as 60 feet into the water and last 45 minutes. You'll have your dive instructor guide you the whole time and between your dives you'll enjoy meal breaks.

    At the end of your dives you'll sail back to the dive centre where you'll fill out your log book and collect your SSI Open Water Diver certificate. Congratulations you are now a certified SSI Open Water Diver! After this you'll be dropped back to your hotel. Your trip ends here.
    /SSI Open Water Diver course in Phuket Thailand Koh Phi Phi Racha Noi Racha Yai Water Sports Adventure Travel Destinations International Exploring the deeper depths of Phuket's coral rich waters.

    Day 1 - Milestone

    Start point
    Phuket
    End point
    Phuket
    Day start time
    07:30 AM

    Day 2 - Milestone

    Start point
    Phuket
    End point
    Phuket
    Day start time
    07:30 AM
    Maximum depth
    60 feet
    Total dive time
    1.5 hrs

    Day 3 - Milestone

    Start point
    Phuket
    End point
    Phuket
    Day start time
    07:30 AM
    Maximum depth
    60 feet
    Total dive time
    1.5 hrs
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  • Includes / Excludes

      Includes
    • 4 open water dives
    • Pool training session
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off from Kata, Karon and Patong
    • Non-ac boat travel to the dive sites and back
    • Toilet facility on boat
    • Breakfast on Day 2 and 3
    • Lunch on Day 2 and 3
    • Fruits and snacks
    • Water, tea and coffee
    • Professional SSI dive guide
    • SSI diving equipment
    • All SSI Open Water Diver course and e-learning material
    • Pool sessions
    • 4 Open Water Dives
    • SSI Open Water Diver certificate
    • Fresh towels
    • Rates are inclusive of any international payment transfer fees
    • All applicable taxes
      Excludes
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off from regions beyond Kata, Karon and Patong
    • Additional costs for Marine Park fees (if required)
    • Any kind of insurance
    • Personal expenses
    • Any additional activities
    • Any additional cost due to fluctuations based on international currency exchange rates at the time of booking
    • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

    What to Wear

      What to Wear
    • Swimwear
    • Extra pair of clothes
    • Slippers or sandals
      What not to Wear
    • Expensive jewelry or watches
    • Heavily embellished swimwear

    Equipment / Gear

      We Provide
    • SSI diving equipment
    • All SSI Open Water Diver course and e-learning material
    • SSI Open Water Diver certificate
    • Fresh towels
      You need to get
    • Govt-issued ID card
    • Towel
    • Swimwear
    • Underwater camera
    • ID card
    • Sunscreen
    • Light weight back pack
    • Extra money in local currency for tips, snacks etc
    • Swimming cap
    • Swimming goggles
    • Personal medicines

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.
  • Day 1 of the SSI Open Water Diver course in Phuket: Theory and pool practice

    No accommodation is provided.

    You'll begin with a pick-up from your hotel in either Kata, Karon or Patong from 08:00 hrs onwards. No meals are provided today, however you'll have plenty of options to purchase food in and around the dive centre during breaks. At the end of today's training you'll be dropped back to your hotel.

    Day 2 of the SSI Open Water Diver course in Phuket: 2 Open Water Dives

    No accommodation is provided.

    Once again today you'll begin your day early with a pick-up from your hotel. En route your journey to the dive site, you'll be offered some breakfast and between your dives you'll enjoy some lunch. Besides this, you'll also be given fresh fruits, snacks, water, tea and coffee. For those who prefer veg meals a request should be sent to the operator before hand. Apart from meals the boat is also equipped with washroom facilities. At the end of both your dives you'll return back to the pier from wh

    Day 3 of the SSI Open Water Diver course in Phuket: Remaining 2 open water dives

    Your trip ends before nightfall.

    On the last day of your SSI Open Water Water Diver course you'll follow the same routine as the previous day and begin with a begin with a boat ride towards your dive spots. Today's package includes meals of breakfast and lunch followed by snacks, fresh fruits, water, tea and coffee. At the end of your dives you'll return to the dive centre to fill out your log book and collect your certificate. After this you'll be dropped back to your hotel. Your trip ends here.

    Food

    No meals are provided today.
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