PADI Specialty Courses

PADI Specialty Courses

Become A PADI Master Scuba Diver

Expand Your Dive Knowledge With A PADI Specialty Course In Phuket

Looking for a new challenge or want to get the most out of your diving holidays? Then take a PADI Specialty course with Local Dive Thailand and enhance your skills on your Phuket adventure. Don’t be limited by your current qualification. Dive deeper, longer, improve your buoyancy and photography skills and boost your confidence with this range of PADI Specialty courses.


Enriched Air Nitrox Tanks Ready to go Diving In Phuket

PADI Enriched Air Nitrox Course

The PADI Enriched Air Nitrox course is by far the most popular PADI specialty course conducted in Phuket. Diving with nitrox gives you much more no decompression time than diving with normal air. In dive locations like Phuket where we do 3 dives a day with 1hr surface intervals so it's a particular useful skill to have. The Similan Island liveaboards can schedule up to 4 dives a day so we would absolutely recommend being nitrox certified [...]

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Get Your PADI Deep Dive Specialty In Phuket

PADI Deep Diver Course – Explore More!

The lure of the unknown is what got many of us into scuba diving in the first place. I'm sure like me you glance wistfully into the depths wondering what they're hiding. There's always the feeling of excitement and mystery when exploring somewhere that not many others can. The PADI Deep Diver specialty will extend your current depth limit to 40m/130ft. Allowing you to check out new environments, deep wrecks or maybe just get away from the [...]

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Learn How To Take Great Dive Photos In Phuket

PADI Digital Underwater Photography Course

Taking the digital underwater photography course can fast track you to impressive photo memories of your Phuket diving holiday. Digital underwater camera's have made capturing scuba diving images much more simple but are you really happy with your results? Do your photo's come out to green or blurred and not really capture the beauty of what you've seen? This informative course can point you in the right direction with some simple tips an [...]

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Buoyancy In Scuba Diving Is A Key Skill To Master

PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy

PADI peak Performance Buoyancy: Hone Your Skills In Phuket And Scuba Dive Like The Experts Mastering buoyancy control is the key element to enjoying scuba diving. If you've ever dived in Phuket and wondered how your guide or instructor can glide effortlessly through the water then this short and fun course can give you the answers. Excellent buoyancy control affects many aspects of diving, you'll use less energy which it turn means you [...]

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complete your padi search and recovery specialty in phuket

PADI Search & Recovery Diver

It happens, that moment of despair when you see your torch, watch or other valuable piece of equipment slowly disappearing into the depths. Sunlight glinting from the shiny surfaces seemingly mocking your loss but don't despair! If you have a PADI Search & Recovery diver on hand then you may just be able to recover your seemingly lost forever item. Searching underwater is not easy, this fun and informative course will teach you effective [...]

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take the padi underwater navigation specialty in phuket

PADI Underwater Navigator

Diving in Phuket is slightly unique. By law you have to dive with a local guide but that's certainly not the case with many places in the world. You may be given a dive briefing and then left to your own devices or you may want to explore your local dive sites after having the initial orientation from a PADI pro. This is where PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty becomes an absolute must. If you're the kind of diver who keeps a vice like gr [...]

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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 Phuket, Phi Phi & Thailand

When talking about Scuba Diving in Phuket, you should believe the hype, many seasons we have had Whale Sharks grace us on our regular and easy to reach dive sites 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 and so 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 beautiful wreck and the most amazing reef nursery for fish and nudibranch. Local Dive Thailand day trip tours to these locations are not to be missed when you are scuba diving Phuket, get in touch with us and book an 'awesome' day of diving.

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Need To Know: Similan And Surin Islands New Rules

Similan and Surin Islands new rules bombshell dropped a few days before the annual reopening. The number of daily visitors has been reduced to 3,850 and divers to just 525. Possibly in reaction to somewhat unflattering images of thousands of tourists packed onto small Similan Island beaches. To ensure that no more divers than the allocated 525 per day enter Similan & Surin Island National Parks. Park tickets must be paid for in advance [...]

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Banded Sea Krait At Koh Bida Nok - Phuket Rare & Peculiar Critters

Phuket’s Deadly Pacifist!

If we stumbled across a cobra on our Phuket travels most of us would disappear into the distance screaming yet we can calmly watch a snake with a more toxic venom from just a couple of meters when scuba diving. The yellow lipped banded sea krait has a very powerful myotoxic venom and is probably the only snake you'll encounter on your Thailand holiday. The reason you may hear is that their mouths are too small and they can only bite yo [...]

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getting to grips with iso Photo Tips & Tricks

Understanding ISO Underwater

What ISO stands isn't going to give you much of a clue as to what it does. ISO simply stands for International Standardisation Organisation, nothing much to pick from that. Back in the 70's two film standards (ASA & DIN) combined to make a standard measure for film sensitivity. Modern digital manufacturers have kept to the same measurements to maintain similar brightness levels as film. Essentially ISO tells your camera how bright the photo s [...]

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