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Oceanic Divecenter

30 Karon Road, Kata Beach, Phuket 83100, Thailand
+66 (0) 76 333 043
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Ranked #4 of 19 attractions in Kata Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Tours
Owner description: PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Center from 1999 to 2012. Now upgraded to SSI and PADI Dive Center. Walking distance from both Kata & Karon... more » Owner description: PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Center from 1999 to 2012. Now upgraded to SSI and PADI Dive Center. Walking distance from both Kata & Karon beaches. The three British/Swedish owners have been instructing PADI and SSI courses, guiding dives around Phuket and assisting travellers in many aspects of their holiday for many years. Experienced, friendly staff provide all levels of PADI & SSI diver training specialising in NERVOUS BEGINNERS, families & JUNIORS. LOCAL DIVING, DAYTRIPS for DIVING and SNORKELLING- PHI PHI, Similan Islands, Burma, Hin Daeng/Muang. « less
Useful Information: Lockers / storage, Wheelchair access, Stroller parking, Activities for older children
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English first
Melbourne
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014 via mobile

I came to Phuket so that I could learn something new. I was curious about diving and was very fortunate to walk into Oceanic dive centre. Rachel and Joel greeted me warmly and explained the different packages that were available. Despite my timeframes being short and being a busy time of the year they were able to get me started... More

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London
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4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

I've dived in Thailand a fair amount but this time I was looking for someone with trips to the dive sites south of Phuket. I did my research before hand to find places with good reviews, but I like to phone up to chat in person to get a feel for a place; man, was I glad I did! The... More

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Aarhus, Denmark
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

I took my open-water certificate here at Oceanic and had an absolutely wonderful experience. Rachel, the shop owner, was very helpful and accomodating to my ever-changing vacation schedule -- and a super cool lady in general. Communication was a non-issue since most of the staff are from english-speaking countries, and indeed all my interactions with Oceanic was an absolute pleasure... More

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Oslo
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We just stumbled upon this divecenter while we looking for another divecenter. We couldnt have been more happy about it. Joel and Rachel, who runs oceanic, are really helpful. They arranged live-aboard, day-trip and a refreshing beach Dive for us! They were professional and honest about costs and standard for the boat and did not oversell anything! It seems like... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

I have just completed by PADI open water with Oceanic and they were all fantastic from start to finish. Rachel's initial email was very professional and in comparison to others I emailed was very upfront regarding costs - there were no hidden costs along the way. It was great to be picked up and dropped off at the hotel every... More

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Hamburg, Germany
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

I made my SSI open water diver ​​at Oceanic Divecenter and was very pleased with the service and teaching quality. The team was very nice and competent and took a lot of time for me. The dive center was open from morning till late evening. One of mine highlights was the boat trip to the King Cruser shipwreck and Shark... More

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Sydney, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

I chose Oceanic Dive Center based on the reviews on Trip Advisor and I was not disappointed. The friendly and informative service from the whole team was superb beginning well before I arrived all the way to the end of my trip. The diving was fantastic and the instructors provided were great too and really helpful for a fairly new... More

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Kuala Lumpur
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

We had a week's diving with Oceanic Dive Centre and it was great. Rachel and Joel sorted the admin effortlessly, with Chris and Tod showing us some fantastic diving in a relaxed and enjoyable way. Favourite sites Koh Mai, King Cruiser (85 metre ali hulled catamaran car ferry, great wreck) and Shark Reef (Leopard sharks and stunning soft corals) but... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

I did my PADI Open Water with Oceanic Divecentre last year and I cannot recommend them highly enough. After a somewhat worrying experience with my discovery dive in Fiji, I was extremely picky about where to go for my OW. There were a few dive centres around the Karon and Kata area, but the crew at Oceanic made me feel... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

fellow divers. this is what a dive operation is all about. rachel and joel the owners of the shop are so friendly and service minded that is it a breath of fresh air in thailand. they go out of there way to get you on the right boat to suit your needs and stand by all there operations with pride.... More

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