11 Best Scuba Diving Tours in Phuket - 2020 (with 363 Reviews)

Fascinate yourself with the mesmerising world that dwells beneath with scuba diving in Phuket. The gorgeous island of Phuket is renowned for its pristine beaches and immaculate landscapes. However, adventure activities like scuba diving in Phuket are the most prominent draw for the tourists in Phuket. It is an ideal tropical destination for the water babies to indulge in this exhilarating activity and have a great time with friends and family. Moreover, it offers a surreal respite away from the humdrum affairs of life and makes you appreciate the little things of nature that are breathtakingly beautiful in their own way. Phuket is blessed with the most exceptional beauty of nature under the water. While diving and snorkelling in Phuket, one can marvel at the exquisite coral reefs and the beautiful flora and fauna. Phuket is rated very highly among the most exceptional diving destinations and renowned for offering excellent facilities for the sport. Tourists here can look forward to indulging in the most mind-blowing scuba diving trip in Phuket.


One of the best places to add a PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) certificate to your list of accomplishments, Phuket attracts a lot of adventure enthusiasts. These courses differ according to your learning objective and offer wonderful guidance to those who aspire to become a professional in this fabulous water sport. Scuba diving tours in Phuket offers an excellent chance for all the tourists to excel in this spine-tingling water sport and take back home one of the most unforgettable experiences of their life. There are a number of professional schools that will help you learn the art of scuba diving in Phuket. Even for the first-timers, this activity is like a cakewalk as there are brilliant guides to help you out at every step. The expert professionals undertake a basic training course in scuba diving for first-time scuba divers and take all the safety precautions very seriously. With the help of professional guides, scuba diving is often considered to the safest water sport to enjoy in Phuket. Phuket offers scuba diving trips which can be enjoyed both on the beaches and some offshore islands. Mostly there are day trips where tourists can enthral themselves with a day filled with underwater adventure. Some of the most beautiful diving sites in Phuket can be reached easily by boat.


The island of Phuket is blessed with pleasant weather throughout the year and surrounded by the wonderful Andaman Sea. The temperature generally ranges between 28 to 31 degrees and often bring the cold currents. The cold currents in the Andaman Sea often add to the beauty of these diving sites as they are followed by lovely manta rays and whale sharks. The amazing climate of Phuket lends the ideal conditions to undertake scuba diving throughout the year. However, the months from November to April are considered to be the best season for scuba diving tours in Phuket. From the month of May to October, there may heavy rains and thunderstorms deterring the scuba divers venturing into the ocean. But the passionate scuba divers can always find a day or two during this season to partake in this adventure in Phuket. The difficulty level of the dive sites in Phuket range from easy to moderate. They are deep up to 18-30 metres and boast of exquisite rock formations and coral reefs. The marine life here gives the tourists a chance to catch a glimpse of some of the rarest species like seahorses, ghostpipe fish, leopard sharks, whale sharks etc. Some famous dive sites in Phuket are Shark Point, Anemone Reef, King Cruiser, Racha Yai and Racha Noi, Phi Phi Islands etc. There is also the renowned dive site Richelieu Rock and the famous Similans Island National Park to the north of this island for divers. These sites can be easily reached by a day diving trip organised from Chalong Pier.


The astounding diving sites in Phuket epitomise the stunning beauty of nature in the Andaman Sea. Koh Racha Yai boasts of colourful corals and a wide array of tropical fish like stingrays, puffer fish etc. Shark point is one of the star diving attractions in Phuket to take a splendid dive with the sharks and experience the thrill. For those who are interested in exploring the underwater wrecks, King Cruiser is a great place to catch some interesting sights. Anemone Sea is a natural wonder for diving enthusiasts and Koh Dak Mai offers a picturesque jaunt under the sea with marine life and colourful coral formations. Elephant Head Rock and East of Eden are other diving sites that offer mind-blowing diving experience in Phuket. These diving sites in Phuket are often cited as one of the most fantastic places for beginners. With clear and warm waters, scuba diving in Phuket is an excellent opportunity for adventure seekers to savour an adrenaline rush. Although the visibility in the waters differs with plankton, tides and winds, divers can enjoy a fabulous experience with marine life in Phuket.


Scuba diving in Phuket is a fascinating adventure that you can enjoy either by yourself or in the company of your loved ones. There are traditional dive boats which undertake these trips in Phuket for diving groups. Offering lunch and tea with all the modern amenities, these dive boats in Phuket make the adventure of scuba diving a memorable experience of a vacation in Phuket. The average cost of scuba diving in Phuket is from 2800 Baht and can go up to 4000 Baht depending upon the diving destination, duration, facilities etc. If you wish to take a break from the usual experiences like beach hopping and shopping when going to Phuket, scuba diving is an excellent alternative. It is a dream come true for adventure junkies who can partake in scuba diving and make it the highlight of their trip to Phuket. With such an exquisite landscape beneath the sea, it is hard not to wonder how a life would be like away from the ground in Phuket.

 

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Scuba Diving in Phuket Flat 20% off 8H ₹ 12500 3.0 star View Details
Water Activities at Coral Island, Phuket - Flat 15% off 9H ₹ 3550 4.0 star View Details
Open Water Diving Course (4d & 4 Dives) in Phuket 4D ₹ 28506 4.0 star View Details
Adventure Diving Trip (2d & 5 Dives) in Phuket 2D ₹ 23755 4.0 star View Details
Scuba Diver Program For 2 Days with 2 Dives in Phuket 2D ₹ 17104 3.0 star View Details
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Scuba Diving in Phuket Flat 20% off Featured
Scuba Diving in Phuket Flat 20% off

8H

Phuket

About Scuba diving in Phuket:Home to some of the most beautiful beaches and surroundings, a vacation to Phuket is not complete until you try out scuba diving here amidst the mesmerizing ocean. Limestone crops under the ocean make up for good corals, reefs, and other life forms that nest in reefs. As Thailand is a beach destination with a really good number of diving spots in Pattaya. But if you wish to explore the sea with no or very less crowd, with almost untouched part of the ocean waiting for you to dive in, then Raya Island is the best choice. Raya island is the farthest from the coast of Phuket, the marine life around Raya Island is vibrant, full of life and, the most important thing, it is isolated and untouched. A dive here will bring you close to large groups of barracuda, cuttlefish and even rays. This dive site is suitable for both professional and uncertified divers, especially because of the support staff here. As you will have a guest ratio of 4:1, and the service provided is by a German run company, security and safety will be the first priority at all times, no matter you are experienced or a beginner. Accompanied by an instructor who is highly trained and has passed a high standard of skill tests, etc ensuring you can enjoy to the fullest without being worried about your safety.The tour also includes features like freshly made breakfast and lunch from the onboard cook as well as beverages and towels. Adding to that the boat is a lot bigger as compared to others, which gives each customer a lot more personal space for themselves, especially when getting ready on the dive deck. You get 2 dives on this tour.The tour includes:- All required equipment, breakfast, and lunch on the boat, water, coffee, tea, towel, dive tanks, and weights.Pick-up area and timings:- Patong, Karon, Kata: Between 8.00 a.m. to 8.30 a.m.Note: On Thursday & Sunday, the pick up will be 1 hour earlier.Minimum number of people required to book: 1
Very Good

37 Ratings

3.0

37 Ratings

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INR 15,700

INR 12,500

Water Activities at Coral Island, Phuket - Flat 15% off Featured
Water Activities at Coral Island, Phuket - Flat 15% off

9H

Phuket

Water activities in Phuket!Phuket has been granted very beautiful beaches and exotic marine life by Mother Nature. Experience the amazing pristine beaches and marine life. Raya and coral islands are untouched and secluded islands in Phuket, you can find crystal clear water and white beaches here. It is isolated and that is the main reason why performing water activities here is advisable. A simple dive in this water will make you forget about all your worries.Indulge in Parasailing where you will be taken in the deep water with a parachute attached to you on one end and attached to the boat on the other end. You will fly high in the sky as the boat increases its speed and you will see the most serene view of never-ending Andaman sea. Banana boat is an another activity where you will be taken to deep water on a boat shaped like banana and the boat will flip in a microsecond and you will fall directly into the crystal clear water, don't worry if you don't know how to swim because you will be wearing a life jacket which won't let you drown. To watch the exotic marine life of Phuket you need to go underwater and with Sea walking, you can literally walk in the sea with unique and beautiful fishes. If you are bored of diving in the shallow waters near the beach you can opt for sea diving where you will be taken in the deep sea, where you can relax and take a dive in the deep water. Visit and relax at various bays like Patok bay, Khon-Khea Bay and Siam Bay. at Raya Islands.There are four different kinds of packages:Raya and coral tour with Parasailing.Raya and coral tour with sea walking and banana boat.Raya and coral tour with Parasailing and Sea diving.Raya and coral tour with Parasailing and banana boat.Tours will proceed as follow:08:00 am - 08:45 am: Pick up from your hotel to Rawai pier.09:00 am - 12:00 pm: Arrival at Coral island by speedboat, enjoy swimming and indulge in various water activities. 12:00 pm -13:30 pm: Leisure & Buffet Lunch13:30 pm - 15:30 pm: Water activities and free time. Arrive at Raya island and various bays.15:30 pm - 16:30 pm: Return to Rawai pier and transfer back to the hotel.Note: The weight limit for parasailing is 80 KG. All the activities are allowed for people between 11 and 60 years old.Minimum number of people required: 1
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28 Ratings

4.0

28 Ratings

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INR 4,190

INR 3,550

Open Water Diving Course (4d & 4 Dives) in Phuket
Open Water Diving Course (4d & 4 Dives) in Phuket

4D

Phuket

About the Activity:Register for the diving course in Phuket which will be the standardized diving course for four days.Around 09:00 AM, get picked up from your hotel everyday and reach the dive spots to start off with the classes.Well trained divers will help you through out the course which consists of theory class and diving in pool for the first two days and exact adventure diving lessons for the last two days.Learn the major skills essential for mastering the activity viz. moving through water at ease, breathing normally under water, controlling buoyancy so that you maintain a fixed depth under water, finding the easiest ways to enter and exit under water, getting water out of your mask and mask clearing etc.SSI's modular, six session teaching system consists of a video, manual, study guide, dive-long and dive tables and finally, after the course, you will receive a world-wide recognized Open Water Diver Certification.
Superb

32 Ratings

4.0

32 Ratings

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INR 28,506

Adventure Diving Trip (2d & 5 Dives) in Phuket
Adventure Diving Trip (2d & 5 Dives) in Phuket

2D

Phuket

About the Activity:Feeling confident after your first dive course? Want to improve?Take the next step to mastering your skills and taking on the next challenge.If you’re not yet sure which specialty courses most interest you, then this is the perfect course for you.The Advanced Adventurer Program offers 5 different specialties for you to try; and you’ll complete one open-water training dive for each. Later, you can choose to complete all or just a few of your selected specialties by taking a Specialty Course, completing a second dive and finishing all academic requirements.Specialty areas can be taken as soon as you have completed your Open Water Diver Program, so why not take them back-to-back and continue your adventure right after you’ve gained your diving independence?This diving course will definitely take you to the unaltered world of marine animals and plants with a clear cut view under water.Get picked up from your hotel around 09:00 AM and reach the dive spots to start off with the classes.Indulge in the mesmerizing activity with the help of well trained divers and the package allows you to indulge in 5 dives within 2 days.Each dive will vary between 45-60 minutes depending upon on air consumption.The tour would take you to understand the under water world that is occupied by mantas, turtles, colored fishes etc and also will help you learn the basic major skills needed for diving.Wind up the class by 06:00 PM both days, carry the best moments and memories created under water with you.
Superb

33 Ratings

4.0

33 Ratings

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INR 23,755

Scuba Diver Program For 2 Days with 2 Dives in Phuket
Scuba Diver Program For 2 Days with 2 Dives in Phuket

2D

Phuket

About the Activity:If you’re looking to dive during your vacation, getting your SSI certificate earns you a passport to undersea adventure in just a few lessons. Limited with time? This is a great way to start!The Scuba Diver Program takes your dive training to a new level of convenience and accessibility. An essential for first-time divers, you’ll focus on mastering the knowledge and skills required to dive proficiently while under the direct supervision of a dive leader.Completing the Try Scuba program, gives you credit for your academic session and Pool/Confined Water Session 1 and Open Water Session 1. Completing the Scuba Diver Program allows you to apply your academic sessions, pool/confined water sessions and open water sessions towards the Open Water Diver certification.If you are looking forward to take part in a diving course, here is the best opportunity for you with 2 days and 2 dives package in Phuket.Get picked up from your hotel and start off the tour by 09:00 AM and get transferred to the dive spots.This is a certificate course conducted for SSI certificate and this certificate earns you a passport to undersea adventure.With this package you will get a complete training to a new level of convenience and accessibility.Enjoy the academic sessions including one pool or confined water session and one open water session.Wind up the tour by 06:00 PM and get back to your hotels with a lot of confidence and mesmerizing memories.
Very Good

34 Ratings

3.0

34 Ratings

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INR 17,104

6 Days Dive Safari Aboard the Mv Marco Polo
6 Days Dive Safari Aboard the Mv Marco Polo

7D/6N

Phuket

About the Activity: For the ultimate dive getaway, enjoy a great week at sea. The MV Marco Polo will engage you in a live abroad cruise to showcase the reefs and marine life around the Similan Islands.Get picked up from your hotels in pick-up points (as mentioned) at 5:30 PM. Depart from Phuket port at around 06:00 PM in the evening.Head north and view the world famous Richelieu Rock on the Andaman sea.Savor a lavish dinner at 8:00 PM on your first day.Feel the thrill as you dive around the Similan Islands, Koh Bon with the spectacular coral gardens of Koh Tachai and the renowned Richelieu Rock.Conclude your tour on the sixth day after returning to Phuket at 6:00 PM and arrival at Ao Chalong, then get dropped back to your hotel by 7:30 PM.Destinations Covered :1. Similan Islands - What is it that makes these islands so attractive? The Similans aren't as dramatically scenic as the limestone islands of Krabi or Phang Nga Bay, which many people have come to associate with the Andaman Sea. Instead, you find low-lying formations covered with thick forest. But the most striking feature of these islands, at first glance, are the huge boulders that litter the western and southern shores on several of the islands. Another highlight, as the visitor soon discovers, are the white coral-sand beaches, splendidly picturesque and often deserted.The most interesting sights, however, are to be found beneath the waves. Some of the most spectacular coral growths in the world can be found here - and the same boulders that scatter the shores have turned the waters around the Similans into an adventure playground for divers.2. Koh Bon - As well as Koh Tachai, Koh Bon is part of the Similan Island national park and is only an hour or so away from the Similans so it is worth special mention as one of the best dives sites in Thailand for manta rays. In addition to mantas, it is also possible to find Napoleon wrasse, leopard sharks, eagle rays and black tip reef sharks. The Koh Bon area is not, however, only about pelagics since critters are numerous and varied which makes night diving here exceptional.3. Richelieu Rock - This horse-shoe shaped site consists of a huge central pinnacle surrounded by smaller jutting rocks, every inch of which has been colonized by something: soft corals, anemones, barrel sponges and sea fans. In addition to the possibility of swimming with whale sharks you can also look forward to the likes of manta rays, barracudas and huge groupers. All of this before you even begin to explore the fascinating smaller creatures lurking in every nook and cranny.4. Koh Tachai - This site is often visited en route to Richelieu Rock from the Similans and is in fact an island which has several nearby dive sites. Koh Tachai Plateau is the best known of these and as the name suggests is a submerged plateau of hard corals and boulders. Typically of the area there are swim-throughs and channels all over the place. The larger fish include manta rays, huge schools of swirling chevron barracuda and large numbers of tuna; and if the whale sharks are not at Richelieu, they may well be here.
Very Good

34 Ratings

3.0

34 Ratings

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INR 79,817

INR 75,066

Multiple Days Diving Trip in Phuket
Multiple Days Diving Trip in Phuket

3D

Phuket

About the Activity:Indulge in this diving trip after boarding MV Excalibur II which takes you to the beautiful dive spots around Phuket on a daily basis.Get picked up from different locations at different times such as: from Kamala at 07:45 AM, from Patong at 08:00 AM, from Karon at 08:15 AM, from Panwa at 08:00 AM,from Kata at 08:30 AM and from Rawai/Naiharn at 08:30 AM.Dive as small groups of four with a well trained guide and the day trip boat has two decks. In the lower deck, you can find the equipment rooms and on the expansive deck, each diver gets his own area with two filled tanks and a storage box for your gear.The “MV Excalibur II”  features two shower cubicles and a western-style toilet with sink. A small flight of stairs up and you’ll find yourself in the first salon, which is furnished with a large storage area for your belongings, power sockets for your torches and two comfortable sofas.In this package, you will get 3 days with 6 dives, 5 days with 10 dives, 6 days with 12 dives and 8 days with 16 dives and everyday the tour gets over by 06:00 PM after getting dropped at your hotel at already mentioned locations.
Very Good

35 Ratings

3.0

35 Ratings

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INR 12,315

Dive Safaris aboard MYGENESIS 1 to Simalan Islands
Dive Safaris aboard MYGENESIS 1 to Simalan Islands

3D/2N

Phuket

About the Activity:MYGENISIS I has been a pioneer of quality live aboard diving expeditions throughout the Andaman Sea for many years.Depart from Tab Lamu at 9:00 AM and continue sailing on the large party deck and spacious sundecks.Enjoy diving inthe top spots at Richelieu Rock, Koh Tachai and Koh Bon.You will enjoy 2 dives at Anitas Reef and West of Eden and 1 night dive Hideaway Bay. 3 dives at Elephant Head Rock, Eagle Rock and Christmas Point and1 night dive at Turtle Head Rock.Delight in 3 dives at North Point, 3 Trees and Boonsung Wreck.End your dive after returning back to Tab Lamu at 6.00 PM.
Superb

33 Ratings

4.0

33 Ratings

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INR 36,656

INR 35,712

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Dive Safaris Aboard Mygenesis 1 to the Northern Islands
Dive Safaris Aboard Mygenesis 1 to the Northern Islands

3D/2N

Phuket

About the Activity:Invoke in this exciting 3 days 2 night  tour in Mygenisis 1 to the Northern islands and enjoy diving in the crystal clear water.Start your tour after getting picked up from your hotel in Khao Lak and then depart from Tab Lamu at around 9:00 AM. The sailing time between dives fly by as you relax on the large party deck and spacious sundecks.You will enjoy 2 dives at Ko Bon and Ko Tachai  and 1 night dive in Surin. Continue sailing to the Richelieu Rock where you will enjoy 3 dives and1 night dive at Ko Tachai.You will also enjoy 3 dives at Ko Tachai, Ko Bon and Boonsung Wrack  and then transfer to Tab Lamu.End this exciting tour at around 4:00 PM in the evening.You can also avail this tour for 6 days and 5 nights.
Superb

32 Ratings

4.0

32 Ratings

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INR 38,176

INR 37,601

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Introductory Scuba Diving in Phuket (2 Dives)
Introductory Scuba Diving in Phuket (2 Dives)

8H

Phuket

About the Activity:Try learning the basics of diving with expert guides and well maintained equipment in Phuket.Get a pickup from Kata Beach, Karon Beach and Patong Beach to indulge in this 45-60 minutes long scuba diving class which comprises of two dives.You will be supervised by an expert leader and the theory session will focus on the immediate needs of divers such as equipment adjustment, equalizing pressure, breathing, moving through the water and orientation underwater.Enjoy the simple and reduced skill-set course using SSI's Comfort Through Repetition teaching method in a pool or confined water.The tour can be customized as your convenience.
Superb

31 Ratings

4.0

31 Ratings

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INR 10,453

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Couples' Getaway Tour to Phuket, Thailand
Couples' Getaway Tour to Phuket, Thailand

5D/4N

Phuket

About the destination From culture to cuisine, from beaches to adventures, from nature to modern buildings, there is nothing that Thailand does not have an abundance of and isn't famous for. The homeland of some of the most beautiful cities like Phuket, Krabi, and Chiang Mai, and also the country of the well known Phi Phi Islands, Thailand has no shortage of some of the most beautiful and attractive sights and experiences in the world. But the main highlights here are the beaches, and that is what essentially makes this country one of the best choices when it comes to romantic getaways and honeymoons.  This season, if you are planning to take a trip with your significant other, or are stuck on choosing a destination for your honeymoon, pick Thailand. And it's not just because of the beaches, it's because of the overall experience of this place that will eventually bring the two of you closer together About the trip This honeymoon trip takes you through the beautiful region of Phuket and attractions from the surrounding regions  The tour package includes a tour to Phi Phi islands, Phang Nga Bay on a speedboat or a cruise Adventurous activities include Scuba Diving and Flying Hanuman Zipline, for those who love sharing their adventures together, too This Package also offers airport transports
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34 Ratings

3.0

34 Ratings

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INR 23,450

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  1. Which are the best places to do Scuba Diving in the Phuket?

    Phuket is truly a delight for any scuba diver in Asia with plenty of excellent options of diving places. White powder sand beaches, turquoise sparkling water, and stunning seascape - Phuket offers you a chance to explore the marine life in its crystal clear water like never before.  Best places to do Scuba Diving in Phuket are Koh Racha Yai, Shark Point, King Cruiser Wreck, Anemone Reef, and Koh Dok Mai Island. These islands boast about the clear visibility under the sea which makes the whole experience a lot more exciting. While enjoying the dive you will get to come face to face with majestic sea turtles, bright colorful coral reefs, whale sharks, manta rays, sharks and many other vibrant unique sea creatures. It doesn’t matter if you are a beginner or an experienced diver, these gorgeous islands will leave you awestruck.

  2. When is the best time to do Scuba Diving in the Phuket?

    You can enjoy Scuba Diving in Phuket throughout the year but if technicalities are taken into consideration, the best time is from November to April. If you would like to explore the underwater world with fewer people around then you may skip December and January as these months are the peak tourist season. So any time between February and April is a good time. Scuba diving during monsoon season is a big ‘no’ as the visibility is reduced and the current of water is strong, so it is better to avoid indulging in scuba diving from June to September.

  3. Is Scuba Diving safe in Phuket?

    Yes, Scuba Diving in Phuket is absolutely safe, provided you stay careful and pay attention to safety instructions. You will be given proper training, guidance, and instructions before you dive into the sea. The gear used is thoroughly checked and instructors make sure all safety measures are in place. Also, if you are an inexperienced diver, there will be an instructor accompanying you in the sea to make sure your experience is going smoothly. Wear the gear and listen to the instructor; nothing will go wrong.

  4. Can a non-swimmer Dive in Phuket?

    Yes, you can enjoy diving in Phuket even if you can not swim. PADI Discover Scuba Diving program is designed for those who can’t swim for providing them safe and smooth scuba diving experience in Phuket.

  5. What is the minimum age required for Scuba Diving in Phuket?

    The minimum age for Scuba Diving in Phuket is 10 years provided the participant is qualified with PADI Junior Open Water Divers. Nobody younger than 10 years of age can indulge in scuba viving in Phuket. Moreover, the diver must dive with a PADI professional and diving is restricted to 12m.

  6. What precautions should be taken before going for scuba diving in Phuket?

    Precautions that you should take before going for Scuba Diving in Phuket:

    Make sure you drink lots of water as breathing dry air inside the sea can leave you dehydrated.

    Apply sunscreen so that you can avoid sunburn.

    Make sure you know the hand dive signals.

    Practice and know your limits for how deep you can go.

  7. Are there any prerequisites to scuba diving?

    Though there are no hard and fast prerequisites pertaining to scuba diving, it is always wise to make sure you are physically fit to indulge in the activity to avoid any untoward events. People suffering from medical conditions like asthma and certain types of allergies may consult a doctor before diving in.

  8. What is the duration of scuba diving in Phuket?

    If you have no experience of scuba diving whatsoever then you will be briefed to how to dive, breathe and equalize underwater and will be explained with all the necessary rules and hand signals. You will practice how to dive in a safe environment like a pool. After a session of 40-45 minutes, you will be ready to experience the real diving. The duration of scuba diving may differ from package to package. However, a scuba dive lasts for 40-50 minutes generally.

  9. What is the average cost of scuba diving in Phuket?

    The cost of scuba diving varies with the number of dives you take. For a single pool session and one beach dive, you will part with 1900 TBT. If you want to take 2 dives, it will cost you approximately 2500 TBT and can cost you up to 4500 TBT depending upon the location.

  10. Are there any special qualifications or considerations to participate in a scuba class?

    You will just have to fill a medical questionnaire. If you have some kind of medical condition that could create a problem while diving, you need to get approval from a doctor for scuba diving. Moreover, keep in mind that the minimum age requirement in order to dive is 10 years old.   

  11. Do I have to be a great swimmer to be certified as a PADI Open Water Diver?

    In order to be a certified PADI Open Water Diver, you should be able to swim 200 meters with marks, fins, and snorkel with any swimming strokes. You should also be able to float and tread water for at least 10 minutes. If you can do the   things, then you will do just fine.

  12. Are there any special concerns that women need to be aware of?

    Women should avoid scuba diving during pregnancy and while trying to conceive. That is the only concern, and there is no special condition barring women from enjoying scuba diving. Moreover, menstruation is not an issue; it is safe to dive during periods.