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    What to Expect
    Day 1
    • 8:00am – Meet your PADI Open Water Instructor at the dive center for the theory section.
    • 1:00pm – Lunch.
    • 10:30am – Pool session.
    • 2:00pm – Theory segment and exams

    Day 2 | Racha Yai

    Koh Racha Yai, is the largest of the two islands located off the Southeastern coast of Phuket.

    Different kinds of corals can be spotted here with the Staghorn coral predominating in many areas. Marine life is rich and species such as Barracuda, Tuna and Milk Fish can be found in this area.

    The better place for diving is located on the East coast along the hard coral reefwhere there are shipwrecks and good drifts.

    There are several interesting dive sites around Koh Racha Yai including Lucy’s Reef, Reef “Do little Do” where Stonefish and Batfish may be chanced upon. Not forgetting Marla’s mystery, a wreck that became home to Morays, Groupers and Lionfish.

     
    • 7:30am – Pick up from hotel and transfer to Chalong pier.
    • 8:00am – Welcome aboard! Breakfast is provided on the way to the first dive site.
    • 10:00am – First dive.
    • 11:00am – Hot buffet lunch served on board. Time for some snorkeling and sun bathing after lunch.
    • 12:30pm – Second dive.
    • 1:30pm – Rest and relax. Enjoy fresh tropical fruit and soft drinks on the way back to Chalong pier.
    • 3:30pm – Back to Chalong Pier.
    • 4:00pm – Transfer back to hotel.

    Day 3 | Koh Phi Phi

    Phi Phi islands have one of the most spectacular landscape where the vertical cliffs of Thailand are the backdrop of the beautiful beaches. These islands became even more renowned when Danny Boyle filmed the movie ” The Beach” starring Leonardo Di Caprio in 1998.

    Koh Phi Phi Don, the bigger of the two islands is where you would be able to find numerous backpackers inn, guesthouses and hotels. Phi Phi Le is the smaller island where there is a national park.
    • 7:30am – Pick up from hotel and transfer to Chalong pier.
    • 8:00am – Welcome aboard! Breakfast is provided on the way to the first dive site.
    • 11:00am – First dive.
    • 12:00am – Hot buffet lunch served on board. Time for some snorkeling and sun bathing after lunch.
    • 1:30pm – Second dive.
    • 2:30pm – Rest and relax. Enjoy fresh tropical fruit and soft drinks on the way back to Chalong pier.
    • 3:30pm – Third dive.
    • 4:30pm – Transfer back to hotel
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Your Hotel
    Departure Time
    7:00 AM
    Duration
    3 days
    Inclusions
    • PADI Instructor Fee
    • PADI Open Water License
    • PADI Open Water Diver Manual & PADI recreational dive tables
    • 2 Dives to a maximum of 18m
    • Scuba Diving Equipment
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Snack, Fresh water
    • Taxi Transfers for day 2 and 3 (Patong, Kata, Karon areas)
    • Insurance
    • PADI Certificate
    Exclusions
    • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
    • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
    • Free transportation is for Chalong, Kata, Kata Noi, Karon, Patong areas.
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Diving within 48 hours of flying is not recommended. All participants will be required to complete a health questionnaire prior to diving. Some pre-existing medical conditions (eg asthma, heart conditions, etc) may prevent you from diving, please consult your doctor
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    Walked in off the street to the shop and the whole experience was exceptional! Our instructor for the open water course was Ned and we could not have asked for more, Ned was professional, with vast experience and always engaging and entertaining. I will be directing all my
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    Response from Jean-Brice G, Owner at Padi Open Water Course in Phuket
    Responded 14 Oct 2019
    Thank you! We are very glad that you both enjoyed your Open Water course. It is great that you will recommend your friends and family to come to us, we will take care of them !
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    A lot of thanks to Lea and SSS Phuket for the amazing diving and surfing experience!!! Lea is a very nice and fun and great teacher for my SSI diving course and the diving trip to Bay one is super fun! We meet a lot of fish and carols while we practice our diving skills :) The
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    Response from Jean-Brice G, Owner at Padi Open Water Course in Phuket
    Responded 05 Oct 2019
    Thank you for your kind words :) We are glad that you enjoyed your time with us and hope to see you again !
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    My daughter did the course and did really enjoy it. Her teacher Lea was really nice to her and made her feel at ease not only underwater but also in between the dives. Thank you to all the team too as they all were really nice and helpful.
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    Response from Jean-Brice G, Owner at Padi Open Water Course in Phuket
    Responded 18 Aug 2019
    Thank you very much Sandro for your kind message. It was a pleasure to have you and your daughter onboard with us!
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    We had a great day. There were a lot of divers onboard. The diving site we went to was beautiful and we had a lot of time to explore them as the boat got there quickly. The crew was very friendly and helpful before after each dive. Our instructor Ned was an excellent diver and
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    Response from Jean-Brice G, Owner at Padi Open Water Course in Phuket
    Responded 14 Aug 2019
    Thank you, it was nice to have you guys onboard! Congratulation on your Open Water certification!
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    Becoming Scuba certified is on my bucket list and has been something I have looked forward to for a long time. My friend and I just completed the Open Water diving course. We chose the “Premium” option and it was an excellent value. We completed multiple dives and by the end I
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    Response from Jean-Brice G, Owner at Padi Open Water Course in Phuket
    Responded 14 Aug 2019
    Thank you so much ! we all enjoy our time also with you 2 onboard, congrats again and see you in the future !
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    About the operator
    By: SSS Phuket Dive & Surf Center
    270 reviews
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    yayachang33
    Da'an, Taipei
    10
    2days open water training with coach Ruddy
    非常推薦Ruddy教練, 在2天海訓終於讓我碰到遙不可及的那顆黃色網球,這次學習是我第一次下到16米,雖然不夠從容但在Ruddy教練帶領下還是拿到AIDA2的認證!oh yeah,謝謝Ruddy!
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    Lloyd5555
    10
    AIDA 2 Free Diving Course
    I had a very good experience doing my AIDA 2 Free Diving Course. Rudy, my instructor was very thorough with his
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    analguha
    Bengaluru, India
    20
    Happy Heart
    In turn of events I had to go with SSS for a fundive in Phuket. Jean, the boss of the company started interacting
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    KR73999
    10
    SSI open water
    We both really enjoyed our course over the last two days with Ned. An excellent guy to do the course with and
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    Tabbi09
    Dortmund, Germany
    20
    Advanced Open Water Diver with Ned
    Before I went on a liveaboard I did my aowd with Ned. He has much experience and explains everything clearly and
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    629maryl_nea
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    10
    Wonderful diving with Ned & his team😁
    Ned is a professional and experienced instructor, calm and very attentive. It makes me forget all my fears once
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    sarahdY7568KS
    10
    Snorkeling at Racha Island
    After 10 days of travelling down Thailand, full of chaos and frustration it was so refreshing to go on a
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    thomascN2181JL
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    31
    Freediving courses
    I obtained my freediving certification AIDA*2 with SSS Phuket. I had a great week with my instructor Rudy. He
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    84pierrea
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    309
    Diving with pleasure!
    Excellent day, perfect organisation, competent and safe instructors. Real pleasure all together! Thanks Ned for
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    Tripper8675309
    21
    Nitrox course with new skill reinforcement dives
    Very accommodating and friendly staff. Ned was a fantastic instructor and dive buddy. Every detail covered and
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    Relax404936
    21
    Amazing freediving with Ruddy
    I spent 3 days with Ruddy learning freediving. He guided me from my initial apnea of 1:15 to 2:59. Amazing dive
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    441valeriej
    2010
    Perfect!
    I booked 2 dive trips as well as a surf lesson here. The dive trips were really nice, the crew on each trip was
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    E8116SOgeorgej
    Sarasota, Florida
    10
    Freediver class
    I really enjoyed my free diving class at SSS. Rudy took his time to show me the techniques needed to safely dive
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    seattle852
    11
    Ned is awesome!
    I took a trip to go scuba diving for the first time ever which has been a lifetime dream. It was among the top of
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    Niza_Zariza
    10
    Great Fun! 👍🏻
    I booked a 3-day surf camp with accommodation which was right next to the office. The place is close to the beach,
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