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Address: 30 Karon Road, Kata Beach, Phuket 83100, Thailand
Phone Number: +66 (0) 76 333 043
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PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Center from 1999 to 2012. Now...

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.

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The King Cruiser adventure

It was only our 7th dive after Open water course, when me and wife decided to do the king cruiser wreck dive with Oceanic Dive Center. The dive shop arranged a dive instructor... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was only our 7th dive after Open water course, when me and wife decided to do the king cruiser wreck dive with Oceanic Dive Center. The dive shop arranged a dive instructor along with all equipments and trip started the next day. The team on board were one of the best. We felt like professional wreck divers after only... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I made my first experience with diving ever with Rachel. She absolutely made me feel save. She instructored everything clear and easy so that I had no doubt going for my first in the ocean. Furthermore I felt so secure that I absolutely forgot it was the first time I was doing something new. At every moment I was sure... More 

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

I was lucky enough to be recommended this wonderful dive centre. The service they gave me was always outstanding and they made me feel truly welcome. I coundn't have hoped for a better experience while getting my Open Water certificate and I will be back to dive with my fantastic instructor Mike again very soon I hope! Thank you all... More 

1 Thank Henry P
Singapore, Singapore
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

We had a wonderful experience with these folks! I can’t swim very well so the idea of doing a Discover Scuba Diving program seemed a little nerve-wrecking. My husband needed a refresher course, so Rachel suggested a beach dive which worked very well for us. Rachel guided us excellently and we got to see some amazing marine life The cost... More 

1 Thank VVanderers
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Before traveling to Phuket we found Oceanic Dive Center online and we booked a dive trip with them to Phi Phi island. They have been amazing from moment zero. Rachel has properly answered the tons of emails I shoot to her and all the booking experience was perfect. Moreover, for our surprise, they were completely different from most of the... More 

1 Thank Matías C
Ko Samui, Thailand
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Both rachel and joel, take customer service to the next level, by not only booking you the best dive trips but also making sure all you're needs and expectations are taken care off. True professionals and at the same time they're fun genually great people Cant wait to go back in October and dive with them. Def. place to book... More 

1 Thank mb29660
Katherine, Australia
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We were so pleased that on our return visit to Phuket after 3 years, Rachel and Joel were still running this dive centre. I couldn't dive with them last time as I had ear problems but was so glad to get in the water with them on this visit. Whilst I have been certified for some years, because of the... More 

2 Thank Helen T
Osaka, Japan
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I have been visiting them in February 2014 and March 2015. Rachel and her team were very welcoming and and helpful on both accessions. Special thanks to Chris who has been a great instructor. I recommend this diving club to all passionate divers.

2 Thank Christian S
Copenhagen, Denmark
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60 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I choose Oceanic Divecenter since the where the "sharpest" replying my needs with full filling answers to my questions regarding diving in and around Phuket. Thumps UP for Rachel and her husband. I had bookede daytrips and liveaboard to Similan islands, and everything worked out suberb. Did not dive with any one from Oceanic divecenter, since they booked me on... More 

1 Thank Cphdude
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Rachel was recommended by owner of our hotel. Gave it a go and so glad we did. Kids (12 and 14) had not been diving for a year. Rachel discussed safety first as well as best value for money. Hence we went for Kata beach dive first day for a bit of a refresher. Joel got us kitted out, dropped... More 

1 Thank Brad C

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