Oceanic Divecenter
Oceanic Divecenter
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Scuba & SnorkellingBoat ToursEco ToursPrivate ToursDay Trips
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
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.
Kata Beach, Thailand
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Inbar_Y
Tel Aviv, Israel99 contributions
Dec 2021
From the moment we reached Rachel's house, we were in the hands of a very experienced and professional dive guide.
Rachel (owner and guide) took care of all our diving and snorkeling needs, from advising on where and when to go, to arranging everything necessary.
She brought an extra mask that saved my refreshing dive from being just a technical requirement to a very nice shore dive (in Kata beach) as my own mask was leaking a lot.
Dives in Phuket now (covid times) are done from shared boats, the two boats I had were very convenient with good food and plenty of space for diver's needs.
The sites (min highlights being King Cruiser wreck and Koh Racha) were amazing and marine life superb and were almost alone.
In this not-so-easy (covid) period I am happy to recommend Oceanic dive center as a place where professionalism and service are kept to the highest standards.
Thank you Rachel for your recommendations on places to go in Phuket as well!
Written December 21, 2021
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Thank you so much for taking the time to post this review for us! :)
Written February 9, 2024
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Jenna H
Exeter, UK124 contributions
Oct 2019
I am so glad I managed to find this dive centre. The couple who run this are absolutely wonderful and Rachel was really helpful helping us decide whch were the better dives to do at what times. My partner was not qulaified aand had only done a scuba intro so rachel mentioned that he could use the 3 dives we had booked towards him qualifying. Simon was absolutely fab and while teaching my partner before and during the dives helped me with some of the stronger currents. We were do pleased with this recommendation as it was so sensible as now he is a fully trained diver like myself. We would never have thouht about combining the two. We were also always welcome to come by for beer or a cup of tea which was so lovely and made the experience even better. Please book with these lovely people as they are so personal and really help you get the best out of your trip and money. I will definately be using them again if we ever go back, I know they had a lot of regulars who always come back to them as well.
Written April 19, 2020
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Hi Jenna Thank you so much for taking the time to write this! It's lovely to hear from you and we're delighted that you thought of us in these strange times. It was fun having you and Michal around. We hope that you do come back some day! Hoping that you , Michal and your loved ones keep safe and sane under lockdown! Best wishes from the whole team
Written April 20, 2020
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EduEdu96
2 contributions
May 2022
I went Scuba in several countries, and in different parts of Thailand, however this dive centre is my favourite so far and surely I will visit again for more fun dives in Phuket.

This place the most professional dive centre in Phuket by far, the communication with Rachel was excellent even before I ever landed in Phuket. Rachel is one of the best teachers I ever had, she was very eager to share her knowledge in every single opportunity it raised. Her enthusiasm and care for the underwater world is contagious which really makes you appreciate more the dive sites in Phuket.

I was so pleased with the level of professionalism that I also took my girlfriend (a non-diver) for a Scuba diver certification as I know instructors like Rachel are extremely rare to find not only in Phuket but around the world, she was detailed, calm, professional, and patient. My girlfriend was a bit scared of open water but Rachel managed to teach how to enjoy the underwater world, and even teach key techniques like neutral buoyancy on the first day!

If you are a new diver there is no better place you can choose and I would hardly trust an instructor to teach loved ones Scuba for the first time as much as Rachel.
The dive sits of Racha Yai and Racha Noi are perfect for first time divers.

I felt very privileged to have the opportunity to dive in beautiful dive sites with such a great dive guide.

Special thanks to Rachel and James.
Written May 24, 2022
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Thank you Eduardo for your kind words!
Written February 9, 2024
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Kristin S
14 contributions
Apr 2023 • Friends
I took my advanced adventurer certificate with Oceanic in Apr 2023. Was there in Dec 2022 to get back basic cert. Rachel and my instructor J are simply awesome! They are very professional, answered all our queries in a timely manner and all the arrangements were really smooth and well planned. Instructor J is simply awesome! In Dec, we brought two 13 year olds with us to learn diving. J was extremely patient. The diving sites in Phuket are definitely nice. Although visibility of the water was definitely much much better than in Dec. J is really a great teacher. I would highly recommend oceanic for anyone wanting to learn or go diving in Phuket and especially if you have children who are keen to learn.
Written April 30, 2023
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Hi Kristin Thank you! It was lovely to see you and D back here in Phuket to continue your diving adventure with us. We hope that you get the chance to come back here again with the boys!
Written February 15, 2024
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Dan
Canterbury, Australia2 contributions
Nov 2022 • Family
Rachel was super helpful right from the initial email enquiries and answered questions in detail. Oceanic were really flexible with our dates too. My son did his open water and Rachel was super patient and we had a great time.
Written November 11, 2022
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Hi D, thanks a million for putting this review up for us! Your son was a great student and we're delighted that you enjoyed joining him on his course.
Written February 15, 2024
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Ping
16 contributions
Dec 2023 • Solo
Fantastic dive with Oceanic Dive Center! Very responsive to my enquires and we're punctual in picking me up from the hotel. Rachel and her husband are also passionate divers who will explain to you the sightings before the dive. Went on a shore dive with Rachel and she was patient towards a newbie diver like myself! They also provide footages of the dive and it turned out amazing! Overall a very comfortable and enjoyable dive and will be back again!
Written December 31, 2023
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Hi Ping, and thanks a million for this lovely review!
Written February 9, 2024
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Victor
London, UK216 contributions
Dec 2021
Went on a trio of dives including the King Cruiser wreck, Shark Point, Koh Doc Mai.
Despite being an advanced open water diver, this was my first wreck dive, boat dive and wall dive. I had a great guide James who took good care of me and showed me lots of interesting things. He was a great guy to chat with on the dive boat.

Rachel (owner) was very efficient with responding to messages and emails.
The company doesn't have their own dive boat but the one they use is spacious with ample space to soak up the sun.
Overall, had a fantastic day out with Oceanic Dive Centre.
Written January 10, 2022
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Thank you so much, we really appreciate you taking the time to post your review. We hope to see you again!
Written February 9, 2024
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Marketa Maki
9 contributions
Dec 2019
I had a beautiful day on boat diving 31.12.2019. Im begginer OWD diver and Simon helped me a lot with all things. I felt very safe underwater and i saw charming creatures and fishes. He fixed my problem, im so happy. Also Rachel at Oceanic office helped me much, she is so nice and very profesional :) Sure i will come back to this nice place and i will go diving again with Oceanic on Phuket. How incredible end of the year 2019 :)
Written January 6, 2020
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Hi! Thank you for this lovely review! We're delighted that you and W had a good day. I still can't get over that you saw a guitar shark on Shark Point! You're obviously a lucky diver :) I've never seen one, so next time you're here I'd better dive with you myself! All the best from Rachel and the whole team
Written February 9, 2024
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Denisekurz
5 contributions
Apr 2022 • Friends
Rachel was our contact she went far out of her way to make our trip perfect in detail. It was a lot of planning durning COVID restrictions. Even though rules changed she was on top of them. We did a lot of dives and the site were amazing. We enjoied her company she was a lot of fun. I have never seen so many fish in each dive. She was able to do advance/ nitrox certificated my brother while never missing a dive with the group. Which was important to us.
Written April 17, 2022
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Hi Denise and thanks a million for taking the time to post this for us! Sorry it took me so long to respond. It was fun diving with you all and we hope to see you again some day!
Written February 9, 2024
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Michael M
Oxford, UK22 contributions
Mar 2020 • Friends
I have just spent four wonderful days, taking and completing the SSI open water course.
This started with meeting Joel and Rachel. They gave me information on all their courses before leaving England, this allowed me to choose the course for me and complete the online training in plenty of time.
Once in Thailand I was greeted like a friend and walked through all I needed to do.
My instructor Simon, very patient man 😄, was knowledgeable, instructive and someone I came to trust in the water.
Overall If you want to experience scuba diving go see Joel/ Rachel and their team.
Written March 12, 2020
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Hi Michael It was great fun to have you around, and I only wish that we had more time with you. We look forward to your next visit. Take care in these uncertain times All the best from the whole team
Written April 6, 2020
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