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Scuba Cat Diving, Phuket, Thailand, a British owned Dive Center, is a 5 Star PADI CDC Center and has been a 5 Star PADI IDC center for more than a decade. We teach all levels of PADI Scuba Diving Courses, have a dedicated boat for Scuba Diving Day Trips to the best Scuba dive sites around Phuket and Koh Phi Phi Island, Thailand. We have a liveaboard operating year round in the Similans, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock and all the best Scuba Diving sites in the Andaman Sea, Phi Phi, Koh Ha and Hin Daeng.
Since beginning operations in 1992 Scuba Cat Diving, Phuket, Thailand has become Phuket's most complete, multi-national, multi-lingual Dive Centre.
Scuba Cat Diving, Phuket, Thailand pride ourselves on catering for the individual beginner diver to the most advanced technical diving addict.
Scuba Cat Diving, Phuket, Thailand is proud of our extensive contributions to the preservation and enhancement of the marine environment. We work closely with various government departments and NGO's in planning, developing and instituting programs to raise environmental awareness with local and visiting divers as well as other dive operators.
Scuba Cat Diving, PADI 5 Star CDC Centre, Phuket, Thailand has a resident PADI Course Director, Sarah Kench. Sarah teaches the whole PADI IDC and is with you throughout the PADI Instructor Exam (IE) for continuing support.Book A Dive Online
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Bubblemaker offers an easy and enjoyable introduction to the magic of underwater breathing.
It makes a perfect transition step for children. They can go from watching their parents or older siblings enjoying SCUBA diving, to learning how themselves. No worries though, any age is welcome to participate.
For children ages 8+, this course gets them below the surface and blowing bubbles in a fun filled 1 to 1 ½ hours. After watching an engaging 30 minute video called “PADI - Discover Scuba Diving,” a PADI certified instructor covers safety considerations in a comfortable way for children. The small class then puts the lessons into practice in water less than 6 feet deep. Safety is the priority.
Students learn how to swim with fins, use a mask, and take their first breaths underwater.
Once the class starts “blowing bubbles” with ease, the instructor will carefully lead them through cool tricks to keep their excitement and interest up. They could be playing frisbee, swimming like a dolphin, or learning to swim upside down while down under!
Aside from great memories, each participant gets a prize to mark their new skills: a sharp looking PADI certificate.
The dive center provides all the necessary gear: mask, snorkel fins, wet-suit if required, tank, weights, vest, and regulator.
No special swimming skills are required. Anyone in good health, without a cold or ear infection, is welcome to sign up today!
DSD typically takes a day, involves some instruction and some diving.
PADI's Open Water Certification unlocks an entire new world of exotic ocean adventures. Students from the Discover SCUBA Diving class will already have some of the skills for this course. Anyone in good health over the 10 years of age is eligible.
Advanced PADI certified instructors lead students through guides and videos explaining terms and concepts about the technical aspects of ocean diving. Following class room instruction, the students put the theory into practice with relevant pool dives. Skills build on each other. Eventually students learn about going as far as 130 feet under the surface, pre-dive safety practices, equipment check outs, and how to handle most diving challenges.
Students move through at least five pool dives and four local dives on their way to passing the certification test. The instructors role is to get students safely through the lessons until they are confident enough for exciting open ocean diving. Though fun and focused on making students comfortable underwater, this is a serious course that conveys and verifies defined skills on those that pass. Not everyone attains the level of competence required for safe open water diving. For this reason, gaining the PADI Open Water Certification is a cause for pride.
A big part of SCUBA revolves around equipment. Students learn about selecting masks, snorkels, fins, dive computers, dive gauges, wet suits, buoyancy vests, tanks, regulators and weight belts. The dive shop can rent all of the necessary gear. Instructors can also assist students with buying gear that improves their diving enjoyment and safety.
Class length varies by season and size. It can take as little as 2 intense days, or as long as 8 weeks depending on how many hours per day students can devote, along with access to suitable dive sites.
Gaining experience as an Open Water Certified diver often leads to a desire for more skills. Becoming an Advanced Open Water diver gives more knowledge and skills for enjoying SCUBA in a wider variety of more challenging conditions.
If PADI Open Water certification is like a standard driving license, then the Advanced Open Water (AOW) certification is sort of an off-road license. At a minimum, students gain underwater navigation skills, learn about deep water conditions, get introduced to more advanced dive computers and functions, plus learn several specialty skills of their choosing.
Specialties include photography, wreck diving, using underwater scooters, optimized buoyancy, and more. A total of 16 specialty skills to sample makes this a seriously exciting course!
One of the highlights for AOW students involves exploring the mysterious and murky world of night diving. Feel like a special forces commando while diving with only moonlight as your guide on the surface. Below the surface, and aided by submersible high intensity flashlights, the phosphorescent sea creatures give student's eyes a treat they have to see to believe!
Anyone who completes the Open Water certification (or equivalent from another organization) and is at least 15 years old, can sign up. Expect 5 dives with underwater navigation, deeper activities from 18-30 meters / 60-100 feet, plus 3 specialty introduction dives.
Despite the name, divers just out of the Open Water course enter the Advanced program routinely because it gives them more skills while earning hours for their log book.
There are both home study and in class books explaining theory, safety issues, and new skill exercises.
For the gear lovers, this course will definitely fit the bill. Everything from the basic scuba gear, to underwater compass, wreck diving tools, underwater photography equipment, DPV's (underwater scooters), dive lights, dry suits (for possible cold water diving), dive flags/floats or other optional equipment may be used. The dive center will have rentals available for each specialty.
Students with the Advanced Open Water certification gain confidence in their ability to navigate underwater, safely dive a wider variety of conditions, and go places they would have been hesitant to with only Open Water skills.
A great course for taking the diving excitement even farther..sign up today!
Adding the Rescue Diver certification shows the ability to overcome challenges and assist other divers in distress. This is one of the more intense courses available for anyone who has completed either the Adventure Diver or Advanced Diver Certification (or equivalent from another organization). A student must also have a current (less than 2 years old) First aid and CPR course certification.
PADI Rescue Diver crewpaks include materials needed for the course, such as pocket masks, instruction book and DVD. Specially trained PADI instructors guide students through advanced techniques for self-rescue, assessing and managing stress in other divers, emergency response and equipment issues, steps for rescuing divers, and assisting unresponsive divers.
Students will need basic scuba gear with a dive computer and accessories. All items will be available for rental or purchase at the dive center.
Once through the rigors of becoming a Rescue Diver, a new challenge awaits. Adding the Emergency Oxygen Provider Course certification elevates a student’s capabilities for assisting other divers.
These three courses - First aid and CPR, Rescue Diver, and Emergency Oxygen Provider - can turn a diver into the person who can potentially save another person's life. Sign up today and add a critical skill set to your diving repertoire.
When you know you love diving, and might want to make a living teaching the exciting world of scuba, then becoming a PADI Divemaster can make your dreams happen. The requirements include:
• Minimum age of 18
• PADI Advanced Open Water certified
• PADI Rescue Diver certified
• Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care certified
• Have at least 40 dives prior to the course, with a total of 60 needed for certification
• A high level of diving fitness with a Medical Statement signed by a physician within 12 months
Each student receives the PADI Divemaster crewpak loaded with educational resources and diving accessories for performing the tasks required for certification and instructing others. Generally, serious divers that enter the Divemaster program have all of their own scuba gear, but rental gear is available for specialty accessories. Students are encouraged to have dive watches, a dive compass, and diving knives.
The course covers three general phases over a period of 8 weeks, but can be condensed with more intense programs into 2 weeks or less. Classroom, independent study, and diving sessions work on water skills, stamina, organization, problem solving, and teaching methods for scuba techniques. Often students intern with other instructors for honing the lessons.
Achieving Divemaster certification demonstrates a high level of skill, confidence, and a commitment to becoming a leader or instructor for scuba diving with others. The certification confers a host of privileges all aimed at helping teach newer divers the safe practice of diving. Divemasters act as assistants to full instructors for any PADI diver course, and can lead courses up to the Open Water Diver Course.
Recommended courses after Divemaster include preparations for becoming a full PADI Instructor. Specialty courses that add to diving skills in more stressful environments such as Search and Recovery, Emergency First Response Instructor, and Deep Diver are all highly recommended.
Also known as the Open Water Scuba Instructor course, it requires a minimum of 4 days, and can lead to lifetime of educating others in the joys of safe scuba diving. This course is for those wanting either a career in diving, or simply love sharing their passion for diving with new students.
Applicants must have:
• A Divemaster certification
• A medical release signed by a physician within the last 12 months
• At least 18 years of age
• Emergency First Response Instructor certification
• Logged 60 dives with night, deep, and navigation plus have at least 100 dives before the exam
• A CPR and First Aid training certification within the last 24 months
• A diving record longer than 6 months
Class equipment requirements include standard scuba gear, specialty gear as needed, and the PAD Instructor crewpak with 23 items for the course. Students get theory workbooks, exam books, the Instructor Manual, cue cards for core courses, and other learning or teachng materials.
Attaining status as a PADI Instructor opens up the entire resort world to you as your potential office. This certification is required for teaching all the PADI courses up to Divemaster. Beyond becoming an instructor, there are specialty certifications for teaching such skills as wreck diving, deep water diving, photography, etc. All of the future teaching opportunities are available with the Instructor certificate.
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The three dive daytrip departed with 9 divers on board to dive King Cruiser, Shark Point and Koh Doc Mai.
Although it is low season the water was fairly flat with viz around 12m for the sites.
The King Cruiser a large wreck which sank 14 years ago was as always impressive, with schools of Barracuda and snappers, hiding scorpion fish displaying lion fish and many nudibranchs along the side of the vessel.
The resident turtle failed to appear to day but with all the busy life around was not missed too much.
Next dive was Shark point where we had mating cuttle fish, sea horse and a zebra moray. A leopard shark was spotted sleeping on the sandy bottom, with khules stingrays about.
The last dive of Koh Doc Mai did not disappoint either, with the fantastic macro life, free swimming white eye morays, bamboo sharks and ghost pipe fish. Great days diving.
A day trip at Koh Phi Phi, my first dive here at Phi Phi was at a dive site called Koh Bida Nok, I was introduced to my dive guide, she was called Nat, a local girl who had been diving around Phuket and Phi Phi for 10 years.
Nat gave us a thorough dive briefing, my first sight was a school of blue fin trevallies i thought wow! as we descended even further we then hit a beautiful coral reef. Nat our guide was showing us everything, macro stuff like sea horses, nudi-branch and the elusive clown angler fish, which at first i couldn't see until Nat started to point at it. Giant moray eels, lion fish and the beautiful cuttle fish.
We then ascended to a shallower depth and this is when it got really exciting WOW, black tip sharks everywhere! my first sight of a shark this was truly amazing, so elegant and super fast, after a 2 or 3 minutes the sharks then just disappeared into the blue. I have to say a special thanks to Nat our amazing and most sincere dive guide, also the boat we was on MV Scuba Fun, amazing crew who made everyone feel special and we all enjoyed their hospitality.
I joined on a liveaboard as a customer which was very novel for me. Having worked in the industry for many years I am usually the guide and taking care of others, not really diving for myself.
So at the end of one season I decided to take a trip with Scuba Cat on board MV Scuba Adventure.
The boat only carries 12 people so that was great in terms of being flexible with dive schedules, and dive sites were tailored to the divers on board, which was great.
I have dived the Similans, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu many times over the last 11 years, and as always they were great.
Harlequin shrimps in their pairs with juveniles were one of the highlights, along with Manta's at 3 places, white tip reef sharks, sea-horses, ghost pipe fish, and many different varieties of Nudibranchs and shrimps.
I love macro stuff and with this dive center has the time to go slowly and find things.
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