Learn to Dive with Phuket's first PADI
Scuba Diving is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Anyone from age 10 and up in good health and a sense of Adventure can participate.
Phuket is without a doubt one of the best learning environments for all levels of divers. Phuket offers excellent diving conditions for day trips, Similan Liveaboards and all levels of diving courses, attracting thousands of divers every year. An international and exciting atmosphere, with a touch of oriental adventure, warm friendly waters (close to 30 degrees Celsius), a tropical climate, beautiful beaches, and the smiling Thai hospitality, all adds to a pleasant and enjoyable stay on Phuket.
Dive Asia offers the complete range of PADI diving courses for
beginners and previously certified
divers. Dive Asia's four Padi Course Directors
and additional Master and Staff Instructors guarantee the quality
of your training in our fully equipped education facility at Kata
Beach. With air-conditioned classrooms and up-to-date teaching
aids, Dive Asia provides you with a comfortable and relaxed course environment
- just whats needed for stress-free learning.
All courses for beginners include transfers, equipment rental
and the described Boat- and/or Beach dives. Courses for certified
divers include transfers and the described Boat- and/or Beach dives.
PADI Materials and Certification fees are included in the course
prices and will not be charged separately. Please contact us
for a detailed offer specificaly if you like to make a course at the Similan Islands.
Dive Asia is the first PADI 5 Star Career Development Center (the
highest rated centers in the hierarchy of PADI Diving Centers) in
Phuket - one of only two companies selected by PADI in all of Southeast
Asia. In April 2001 and again in April 2002 Dive
Asia became the first PADI Dive Center worldwide to be honored twice
with PADI's “Hallmark
of Excellence Award”
Contribution to Instructor Development”.
Professional Diving - Go
you are interested in a professional career in diving, we welcome
you aboard our award winning PADI Go Pro programs: Divemaster, Assistant
Instructor, Instructor & Career Development Courses. For comprehensive
information please visit our IDC/CDC
PADI stands for Professional Association of Diving Instructors. Founded more than 30 years ago in the USA, PADI has become the largest international diver-certifying agency in the world. Today more diving certifications are issued by PADI than by all of the other agencies combined. This has the advantage of worldwide recognition of PADI diving certifications, and allows divers to continue their education anywhere in the world. More than 3000 Dive Centers and Resorts are recognized for their achievement and their ability to train divers to the highest standards as well as for safety and quality in all the services provided.
PADI issues different certifications to recognize divers that have more experience and skill, ranging from the Open Water Diver to Course Director. Each of the steps in the continuing education ladder ensures the diver receives additional training and experience to make them a more knowledgeable diver. And if for any reason students can not complete their course with the original instructor, it will not be a problem to find another PADI dive center in a different location. PADI dive centers are located everywhere people dive. The PADI system of diver education allows for easy referrals at almost any point in a course.
- PADI Dive Centers are entry level Dive Centers providing equipment rental and sales as well as diving classes for their customers. The equipment used for rental and during classes and must be of the highest standard.
- PADI 5 Star Dive Centers
are proven PADI Dive Centers adhering to the same standards but fulfilling additional commitments in regard to regular testing of air quality delivered to divers and students. These Centers also participate in community involvement, such as beach clean-ups or reef protection.
- PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Centers
are proven 5-Star Dive Centers having a PADI Course Director on staff and offering Instructor Level courses. After the successful completion of the Instructor Development Course, a visiting professional examiner will evaluate candidates over a two day period. The successful candidate is now a professional diving instructor.
- PADI 5 Star Career Development Centers
are the highest rated centers in the hierarchy of PADI Diving Centers. They are staffed by a minimum of 2 Course Directors and run an extensive program of courses from beginner to highly trained professional. This range of courses is designed to give entry-level instructors a well-rounded education beyond teaching and to prepare them for a responsible position in today's modern dive centers. Courses include technical topics as well as diving leadership classes and basic business practices.
Dive Asia is the first PADI 5 Star Career Development Center in
Phuket and the first dive center
worldwide to be honored three times with PADI's prestigious
'Hallmark of Excellence'
award for outstanding contribution to instructor development.