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Oceanic Divecenter

30 Karon Road, Kata Beach, Phuket 83100, Thailand
+66 (0) 76 333 043
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Ranked #2 of 13 Activities in Kata Beach
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: Stroller parking, Lockers / storage, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children
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English first
Darwin, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Seriously just had 3 of the best days of my life. Rachel, Joel, Phil and Sophii were awesome to deal with. Rachel made us feel welcome and explained everything in full detail right from the moment we walked into the shop. Phil did a 3 day SSI Open water course with me. From theory to pool training and then 5... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

If you're a diver go for it (my friend had an awesome day with private guide Phil) but as a snorkeler I would opt for a company with individual boat or snorkelling focus next time around, rather than shared space with other dive companies as is the case with Oceanic. Unfortunately I believe Oceanic assumed the boat Tour Guide would... More

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Hong Kong, China
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

My daughter wanted to learn how to dive and you can imagine all the worries that might go with that. The Oceanic Dive Centre proved to be a gem and its best if you hear it from her herself: Being sixteen I was anxious, excited and cautious when I walked into the dive centre; however, I was made to feel... More

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Singapore
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
11 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Booked with Oceanic on the recommendation of another dive company (as they were fully booked). It was a great recommendation :) . I hadn't dived for ages and my reg wasn't working properly - as we suited up before the first dive, it became apparent that my air gauge wasn't working. You can't dive without that :) Phil organised a... More

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Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I did my advanced PADI open water training with oceanic and it was defenetly worthed. They offer nice diving sites and the service is perfect. They pick you up at your hostel and take care of everything. Also, afeter the dives, we chilled out back at the dive center drinking some beers with the staff.Really nice. Thanks again to Rachel... More

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Lumut, Malaysia
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Wow, where to start. Having arrived late in Kata, Rachel and Joel had stayed open expecting me. I had a tight timescale I had to keep to and they accommodated me every step of the way. Not only are they great people they really know their stuff. I did my PADI Advanced Open Water with them and I wasn't disappointed.... More

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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
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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