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Oceanic Divecenter

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

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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We had a great time diving with the team from Oceanic on our Phuket holiday! Special thanks to Chris, a professional,relaxed and realy "funny" guy! Thanks also to Micke (Mike... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Lotta K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great time diving with the team from Oceanic on our Phuket holiday! Special thanks to Chris, a professional,relaxed and realy "funny" guy! Thanks also to Micke (Mike) our swedish DM, and Rachel our "weather-forecast-lady" and her crew. We realy enjoyed our time at ýour place ! Hope to se you all again some time!

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Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

I had a great time learning to dive here. My first time diving and I'm hooked. All the staff were incredibly helpful and passionate about diving, with a focus on safety and thorough instruction, whilst still creating a fun environment for everyone. Groups are small so you always feel you can ask questions and are having direct contact with instructors.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

I took my PADI open water certificate with Chris J Stout. He was amazing. Very accurate, strict, patient and funny. He made me feel safe through the entire course and he always made sure that I was comfortable with all the steps of the course. I would recommend Oceanic dive senter strongly. We did classroom training, pool training and additional... More 

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Vedbaek, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

Took the SSI Open Water Course in 3 days with 2 days of boat diving. My instructor Chris was awesome, really relaxed and cool about everything, felt safe through the whole course. This was just the beginning of many dives. Thanks for fast and easy communication before and during the course. They also planned my accommodation and transfer to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

I traveled to Phuket in April with some friends. They kept bugging me to go, and honestly, I didn't want to. But when I learned that their friend, Rachel, owned a dive shop, I was sold. I always wanted to get certified, and the water temperatures and fauna are generally better than northern California. :) I generally tend to favor... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

I took a flyer and chose this outfit to go diving with. I was able to communicate clearly in English which was a big plus and I was advised by Rachel to go diving with Scuba Cat. On this particular day we did three dives. This was the first time I had been on a large dive boat (had previously... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

We went for a dive yesterday to PhiPhi Island. Chris, our guide we already know from the Open Water Course, did the same great job like he always do. He's a trustful person and you feel always sure when you go diving. The owners of the Divecenter are also very nice people. We could contact them easily and they know... More 

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Phuket, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

After I've visit likely every diving school in Chalong and Kata and I was very happy to find these lovely guys. They made my OW course and every other fun dive a great experience. Everytime we spend their they take care about all our needs. All stuff I get to know was very friendly and lovely and they tried to... More 

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Cologne, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

Since I wans't that sure about whether I would like to do my diving licence (Open water course) or not, Oceanic offered me to start with a try-dive to check out if I really want to do the license. After this, I started straight with the licence. Our diving teacher really made me feel safe. I had the feeling that... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

Been coming to Phuket for a couple of years and will always book my diving with Oceanic. Started my dive career for some years ago at Oceanic and now I am a certified Divemaster. If you want to learn to dive from excellent instructors who will give you a great experience and not cut corners when it comes to safety... More 

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