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Learn to dive in Phuket in southwest Thailand, a popular and affordable holiday destination with excellent diving opportunities for all.

Phuket is fringed with white sandy beaches with a backdrop of lush green hills and coconut groves. Within easy reach of some of the country’s most outstanding dive sites, there are excellent chances to spot clownfish and turtles amidst stunning marine life and colourful reefs.

Learning to dive is fun and you're in safe hands with our multi-award winning partner who have been providing day trips, dive safaris and courses in Phuket for over 20 years. 

The diving season on the west coast is from November to April, when there are plenty of hours of sunshine and the average land and water temperature are around 29C. If you are wanting to learn to dive outside of these months, we can arrange for you to learn to dive in Koh Tao or elsewhere. 

Suggested Itinerary

  1. Day 1: Depart the UK

    Depart the UK for an overnight flight to Thailand.

  2. Day 2: Arrive Phuket

    You will be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel for a week long stay. The rest of the day is at leisure.

  3. Days 3-6 : Learn to dive in Thailand

    Begin your learn to dive course with Sea Bees. The course takes four days and involves classroom, pool and ocean diving modules. Includes tuition and equipment rental. Certification fees paid locally.

  4. Days 7-8 : Discover Phuket

    Make more dives, explore Phuke or simply relax, the choice is yours!

  5. Day 9: Depart Thailand

    Transfer to airport for your overnight flight back to the UK.

  6. Day 10: Arrive UK

You should note: It's possible to learn to dive in other locations in Thailand; speak to our Dive Team about your options, including Koh Tao in the Gulf of Thailand.

Key info

Our trip ideas are offered to inspire you and can be tailored to suit your requirements.
  • Duration and price including flights from/to UK: 10 days from £1,495 pp
  • When to go: Nov-Apr: Daily throughout the year
  • Included in the price/package:
    • Flights from the UK
    • 7 nights accommodation (RO)
    • SSI Open Water Course
    • Tuition and equipment
    • Transfers
Featured locations:

Koh Tao

The smallest of Thailand’s main gulf coast islands, Koh Tao is considered one of the best and cheapest places to learn to dive or further your education. The pretty Japanese Gardens are ideal for beginners, whilst the Southwest and Chumpon Pinnacles attract sharks.

  • Ideal for viewing: white-tip reef shark, hawksbill turtle, barracuda, black-tip reef shark
  • Excellent for: Resort based diving, Family diving, Learn to dive

Phuket

Thailand’s largest island is fringed with white sandy beaches with a backdrop of lush green hills and coconut groves. Within easy reach of some of the country’s most outstanding dive sites, there are excellent chances to spot leopard sharks amidst stunning marine life.

  • Ideal for viewing: hawksbill turtle, ornate ghost pipefish, western clownfish, leopard shark
  • Excellent for: Liveaboard diving, Resort based diving, Singles diving, Reef diving