PADI Scuba Diving Courses

PADI Scuba Diving Courses

Become A Certified PADI Scuba Diver With Local Dive Thailand In Phuket

Being a certified PADI diver is the cheapest and safest way to scuba dive the worlds reefs and wrecks, it’s also the way the world learns how to scuba dive and is by far the most recognised scuba diving certification license, accepted, trusted & promoted everywhere you travel, guaranteed. Get your PADI with Local Dive Thailand in Phuket and you won’t ever regret the decision to become a scuba diver, we will help open up a whole new underwater world for you to safely explore with your family and friends, check out our PADI courses and don’t hesitate to contact us!

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Keep learning with PADI by doing your next level of diver certification, become an advanced or Rescue Diver!

Students Enjoying PADI Open Water Diving referral In Phuket

PADI Open Water Referral

PADI is truly a global organisation and the Open Water Referral system allows you to spend your precious holiday time diving on our beautiful Phuket dive sites. team up with your local PADI dive centre and then join us for the real fun. Anything that you complete through a PADI dive centre or resort is recognised globally by any PADI dive centre. If you where to complete all your theory and pool work back in your home countries then you simply have to finish your course with four open water training dives in Phuket to complete your Open Water Diver certification. Our PADI instructors try to make the classroom side of the course as fun and engaging as possible but who [...]

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PADI Scuba Diver Course

The PADI Scuba Diver Course is a great choice for those with limited time in Phuket or lack confidence in water. You'll only need two days to complete this great little course and there is no swim test involved, although we do highly recommend that you're a confident swimmer before taking up any diving activity. The course will go over all the basic safety and problem solving skills that you require to enjoy our incredible underwater world. Our professional PADI instructors will closely supervise every aspect in a safe and controlled environment while making sure you have great fun along the way. The Scuba Diver course has some basic pre-requisites listed below but essentially any [...]

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PADI Open Water Diver Course

The PADI Open Water scuba diver course introduces you to our amazing and breathtaking underwater world while at the same time teaching you to become a self reliant scuba diver. The course is designed to help you understand the basic principles of scuba diving, learn the essential diving/diver skills in a safe & controlled environment supervised by industry professionals and most importantly of all, enjoying yourself the whole time and having fun in the water. The Open Water diver course has some basic pre-requisites listed below but essentially anyone of almost any age or experience can sign up for the Open Water course and learn how to dive safely. Don't trust your first Scu [...]

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PADI Advanced Open Water Dive Students Gearing Up For Their First Dives

PADI Advanced Open Water Course

The PADI Advanced Open Water scuba diver course advances your introduction to our amazing and breathtaking underwater world while at the same time teaching you extremely valuable divers skills like underwater navigation, wreck diving, advanced buoyancy control and of course going deeper than 18 Meters. The AOW course is designed to help you understand advanced principles of scuba diving, further improve and hone diving/diver skills in a safe & controlled environment supervised by industry professionals and most importantly of all, having an extreme amount of fun while learning. The Advanced Open Water diver course has some basic pre-requisites listed below but essentially any cer [...]

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PADI Rescue Diver Course

The PADI Rescue diver course is one of the most challenging & rewarding of PADI certification courses you can do. The PADI Rescue diver course improves your skills and confidence as a diver & is designed for anyone who wants to learn how to identify, manage & prevent diver or scuba diving emergencies, this course is slightly more demanding than the OW, or AOW as you might possibly have to rescue multiple people while still in the water and potentially out of it, but it is also a lot of fun because your instructor can develop rescue scenarios that will challenge and engage your level of awareness, water skills and general fitness. The course also teaches you to have more awareness of othe [...]

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PADI Divemaster

They say that the secret to happiness in life is to find the thing that you love doing every day then figure out how to get paid for it. Well what if we told you that the answer is simple, staring you in the face and well within reach? Welcome to the PADI Divemaster course, the answer to the above question, so you love diving, you'd like to do much more of it and also get paid while you are having fun, because you really can be paid to scuba dive everyday, just ask our guides and instructors. It's a different lifestyle than sitting in an office every single day dreaming about the next time you can get in the water with Dolphins or just your friends. By becoming a PADI Dive Master you [...]

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Local Guides, Local Knowledge, Local Experiences

Don't trust your diving to amateurs or freshly minted dive guides, dive with local experienced experts from Local Dive Thailand. Our Scuba Diving Phuket Tours will take you to see the rarest of the rare critters, you will be amazed by the macro life our guides can find, in the secret places only they know. To put it in perspective, if you were going to climb Mount Everest you would certainly hire a local sherpa to lead the way & keep you safe. Diving is similar because there is absolutely no substitute for local experience & local knowledge, Local Dive Thailand's guides are Phuket's Sherpa's of the Andaman Sea!

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Scuba Diving Tours Phuket, Phi Phi & Thailand

When talking about Scuba Diving Phuket Tours, you should believe the hype, this season we have had Whale Sharks grace us on our regular easy to reach dive sites almost monthly and on a good day you can add Sea Horses, Sea Moths, Snake Eels, Frog Fish & Octopus to what you can see on any given dive, plus much more. If we are heading to Phi Phi Island for the day, you can possibly see Hawksbill Sea Turtles and Black Tip Reef Sharks, also don't forget the King Cruiser, 84 meters of sleeping wreck and the most amazing artificial reef and nursery for fish and nudibranch. Local Dive Thailand day trip tours to these locations are not to be missed when you are scuba diving in Phuket, get in touch with us and book an awesome day of diving.

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A Great Days Diving At Phi Phi And Shark Point

Grey skies and a humid atmosphere greeted us as we boarded our dive boat in Chalong but thankfully there was no wind or waves on the way to Phi Phi and a comfortable journey ensued with the hope of better conditions under the waves than we had above. We weren't to be disappointed, visibility in the bay at Koh Bida Nok was excellent and a quick swim up into the shallows brought a brief glimpse of a couple of blacktip reef sharks cruising around in less than 3m of water. Heading deeper we found a hawksbill turtle munching away on bubble corals and we've yet to reach 5m depth or 5 minutes into the dive! The 'finger' on the west side of the bay was blanketed with a large school of [...]

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Let’s Talk About Light & Diving

In various scuba diving courses, such as PADI Advanced Open Water Diver, Deep Diver and Underwater Digital Photographer you are taught about light (about colours). The concept is quite easy to grasp as your visual experience while diving is directly liked to it. In a nutshell, light is affected by the distance it travels underwater (depth and subject distance) and topside conditions (time of day, weather and surface conditions). So it is all about how much light goes in, and how far it has to go. The following graphic from Dive Photo Guide illustrates this concept nicely. You can see that some colours, such as red and orange, rapidly disappear when going through water. So, y [...]

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Phuket Critter Diving – Great At The Moment

Diving in Phuket is not renowned for critters but we do get our fair share of small animals, it's just that they're a little harder to find. It's hard to beat our dive guides for local knowledge, they're out everyday looking in every crack and crevice trying to find those special animals for you. Recently there's been lots of cool critters spotted on lots of dive sites. We have ornate ghost pipefish at Shark Point, Racha Noi and Racha Yai, harlequin shrimp and tigertail seahorses at Shark Point, giant frogfish at Racha Noi and freckled frogfish at Racha Yai. Our favourite critter dive site - Koh Doc Mai is being slightly over shadowed although it's always home to many different specie [...]

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