Thailand: Start your PADI Scuba Diver Course on Phuket TODAY with PADI Online eLearning
Become a PADI Scuba Diver with Indepth Dive Centre on Phuket Island, Thailand


Do you want to learn to scuba dive but you are short on time or money? Or maybe you only thought about scuba diving when you got to Phuket on Holiday? And consequently you do not enough time to take the PADI Open Water Diver Course? Maybe it is the end of your holiday and you spent too much and don't have enough money for your PADI Open Water? If this sounds like you then the PADI Scuba Diver could be just the thing for you as this will allow to quickly dive Phuket.

The PADI Scuba Diver Course is a pre-entry level certification. This 2 day course covers most of the PADI Open Water Diver Course. What it doesn’t really cover is "Dive Planning". This is how to work out how long you can stay underwater and how deep you can safely go. Something you will need to know when you go on Phuket scuba diving day trips as a certified diver. As a result the course qualifies you to dive under the supervision of a PADI Divemaster, although you can upgrade to full Open Water at any time in the future in as little as a day.

Time for you to get your first Scuba Diving qualification and learn to dive with the PADI Scuba Diver Course ...

  • Duration: 2 days 2-3 dives
  • Pre-requisites: Able to swim & completed Diving Medical
  • Minimum Age: 10 years old
  • Digital/Online Study: Yes
  • Availability: Daily
  • Group Size: 4:1
  • Personal Tuition of 1:1 is available

The PADI Scuba Diver Course is a simple 2 Day PADI scuba diving Course.

Once completed, your PADI Scuba Diver Certification will allow you to dive with a PADI Pro to a depth not greater than 12 m.

The PADI Scuba Diver Course covers the main topics and skills of the PADI Open Water Diver Course. And therefore perfect for those who wish to learn to scuba dive but are not able to complete the full 4 day PADI Open Water Course. Or for those who will probably always want to scuba dive with a dive guide under supervision. In addition, it is also GREAT for those who want to take things slowly. And of course, for those on holiday on Phuket, and are perhaps short of time. In fact, if you find out you love it (because we are sure you will!) don't worry. You can, as a result of taking this course, upgrade to full PADI Open Water Diver ANY TIME! You can do it in just a couple of days anytime in the future, anywhere in the world!

The Course can be broken into 3 simple parts:


You also begin exactly the same as if you were taking the PADI Open Water Diver Course. This consists of reading the first 3 Chapters of the PADI Open Water Diver manual (either Touch, Digital, eLearning or paper versions.) As you read through each Chapter you will see some simple quizzes which you complete as you read through each Chapter. This is to help judge how much you have learnt and understood. In addition, you will also watch the DVD either before you arrive for your Scuba Diver Course Online, or on your first day.

You will see that the Scuba Diver Course also introduces you to the basic knowledge required for scuba diving. This includes some simple Physics and Physiology, so you understand what happens to your body. As well as how scuba diving equipment actually works and how to use it. And, not surprisingly there is also some simple but important safety information. This part of the Scuba Diver Course takes 1-3 hours, depending on how much preparation you have done. However, the easiest way to prepare for your PADI Scuba Diver Course is to start with your PADI Online eLearning!

PADI has been developing its library of Scuba Diving Digital products and consequently now give a variety of exciting options. In our opinion, the most noteworthy is the PADI Open Water Touch which is designed for tablets / smart phones. And with our Scuba Diver Course, you can also choose from digital manuals and online study called eLearning for NO EXTRA change!.

Whichever you choose is included in your PADI Scuba Diver Course price at no additional cost!

Confined Water Dives

Now the fun starts! The Pool Dives are done in a purpose-built scuba diving training pool. This was specially designed to have the depths we need to train you properly on your PADI Scuba Diver Course. So in this portion of the course you will learn the basic skills from Chapters 1-3 of your PADI Open Water manual. We start you off in the pool as it allows you to comfortably learn the skills in a nice controlled environment with no distractions. You can focus on what you are doing and have some fun! There are no outside factors such as visibility or current, and as a result, once you are happy with that, we can move into the dives in the Andaman Sea.

Some of the skills on your Scuba Diver Course are Mask Clearing for when you get a little bit of water is your mask. It is very simple to clear your mask, you just need to learn how. On your Scuba Diver Course you will also lean how you clear the regulator you breathe through of water if needed to. Also how to move underwater, something which we call “Buoyancy Control.” There around 15 simply skills like this in total that you will learn on the Scuba Diver Course.

Open Water Dives

Now the fun really starts! The course has 1 day out on the dive boat or one day at the beach. Here you will complete Open Water Dives 1 & 2 from the PADI Open Water Diver Course. On these dives, you will run through the same scuba diving skills taught in the pool. However you have already learnt how to do these skills! So now all you are doing is showing your Instructor that you are comfortable doing them in a real environment. Along with the skills you will be doing actual scuba dives on the awesome Phuket Dive Sites. This will most likely be at the Racha Yai and / or Racha Noi dive sites. This is what you came to do – DIVE! And witness the wonderful and mysterious underwater world.

So now you have taken your PADI Scuba Diver Course and if you are anything like us, we know you want more!

The next logical step after your PADI Scuba Diver Course would be to continue and upgrade to full PADI Open Water Diver Certification. Don't worry, the good news is that you can so this at any time in the future. There is no time limit from when you are certified as a PADI Scuba Diver.

Being a certified PADI Scuba Diver means you have completed Chapters 1-3 of the PADI Open Water Diver manual, Confined Water Dives 1-3 and Open Water Dives 1-2. So this means the only thing left to complete is Chapters 4 & 5 in the classroom. And Confined Water Dives 4 & 5 and Open Water Dives 3 & 4. That's all there is to it! And depending on the logistics, could be completed in as little as 1 day.

You will then be the proud owner of a Full PADI Open Diver License Certification, ready to go scuba diving anywhere in the world! And you can also continue your education with the Advanced Open Water Diver Course and / or PADI Specialty Diver Courses.

Now GO DIVE ...

Scuba Diver Course Pricing Options

Beach2 Dives9,500 THB
Boat 2 Dives10,800 THB
Private Course1:1 Tuition+2,000 THB
SPECIAL DISCOUNT available for two or more people booking together!
Included: PADI course materials (paper or digital), PADI certification fees, Boat fees, Lunch on land and lunch and breakfast on the boat, drinking water, tea, coffee, equipment rental (if needed) and round trip hotel transfer from Patong, Kata, Karon, Chalong to the boat and back.
Not included: Hotel transfers from other areas on Phuket please contact us for supplement details