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Try Scuba Diving provided by Aloha Ocean Adventures

Try Scuba Diving
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About
Welcome aboard M/V Matcha
nu Our charming dive boat accommodates max. 15 divers. Thanks to a great mood, a flexible schedule and unrestricted dive time, you can experience highly individual, varied and excellent try scuba diving far away from the crowds.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English, French, Dutch
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
German, English, French, Dutch
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Do you love the ocean? Do you often snorkel and want to know how it feels like to breathe underwater? Are your friends or family members already divers; but you are unsure whether diving suits you? Or you are simply looking for a new adventure? Then the try scuba diving program is just the thing for you. It opens the gate to an indescribably beautiful and unknown world and you experience diving at first hand. Visit spectacular dive sites out in the ocean and get the feeling of real diving.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 162019P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Use of SCUBA equipment • Use of Snorkelling equipment • Breakfast • Lunch • Coffee and/or Tea • Bottled water
Exclusions
Alcoholic Beverages • Soda/Pop
Duration
7h
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Round trip transfer from hotels in Karon, Kata, Nai Harn and Rawai to Chalong pier 
(other areas on surcharge)
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Use of SCUBA equipment • Use of Snorkelling equipment • Breakfast • Lunch • Coffee and/or Tea • Bottled water
Exclusions
Alcoholic Beverages • Soda/Pop
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Round trip transfer from hotels in Karon, Kata, Nai Harn and Rawai to Chalong pier 
(other areas on surcharge)
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
7h
Additional information
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Not recommended for travellers with back problems
Not recommended for pregnant travellers
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 2 travellers
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Namrata P
7 contributions
MUST DO EXPERIENCE
Jun 2021
Aloha diving was great. I really enjoyed the couple that ran the company. The boat was clean / really relaxing, especially the upper deck which had bean bag chairs. The diving itself was beautiful. We went to an island and did the right part on the first dive and the left part on the second. They did an excellent job explaining the different kinds of fish / other marine animals that we were going to see down there. She also explained the different hand signals for the animals so that when she used them I could see them underwater.

During the dives she really did an excellent job pointing out the different animals and key things worth seeing. She also helped manage my buoyancy to ensure that I wasn't struggling too hard down there in terms of maintaining depth. I had a wonderful time. She also used her camera underwater and took some awesome pictures of me and the clownfish that we saw.

Great diving company and great dive especially for someone who is not certified.
Written 2 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

François-Xavier D
1 contribution
Feedback about Aloha Diving
Oct 2019
I had an amazing time diving with Aloha : professionnal staff, good equipment and food... Everything went on well and the visited diving spots were interesting and not overcrowded. Thank you Alice, my instructor Günther and the team.
Written 5 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Bhowmik82
Kolkata (Calcutta), India10 contributions
An excellent experience.
Sep 2019
What a lifetime experience. A big thanks to Simon and Alice for introducing us to a new world. We are really spellbound. Simon and Alice, you guys are excellent teacher. We would definitely like to join you again for our 2nd dive. A special thanks from my daughter Aishani to introducing her to the underwater world. Finally big thanks to Gunther for sharing his experience and guidance. Thanks to the whole Aloha Team.

We are highly recommending Aloha Diving for the enthusiastic people.

From,
Sudipta Bhowmik
Prajnaparamita Das Bairagya
Aishani Bhowmik
Written 28 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Miles B
6 contributions
Great First Experience!
May 2017 • Couples
Went to Phuket for our anniversary, my wife has been wanting to try scuba diving as long as I can remember. I was nervous at first to jump right in without any training or prior knowledge, but our Aloha Guide, Simon, was an incredible instructor who kept us calm, well-informed, and allowed us to have 3 amazing dives! By the third dive, I felt like a pro already!

We tried the "Try Scuba Diving" full day trip with 3 dives, and it was everything we hoped for - easy transportation, great service, delicious food, beautiful views and incredible diving.

The best part was that Simon took photos while diving and emailed them to us free of charge!(see below) Would absolutely come back and scuba-dive again with Aloha!
Written 17 May 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

RoslynDM
Singapore, Singapore15 contributions
Wonderful Diving Adventure at Mai Ton Island
Feb 2016 • Couples
I did my Try Scuba Session with Simon at Mai Ton Island and was impressed at his professionalism. He was very patient in guiding me and kept my fears at bay throughout the three dives that we had at Mai Ton. Furthermore, he was kind enough to take a big plastic cylindrical container that sank at the bottom of the sea and take it on the boat so that it won't harm marine life. It goes to show that Aloha cares for the environment as well.
I did appreciate all the wonderful pictures that Simon took since, it will be a lasting souvenir of my scuba dive with them. My BF and I had a wonderful and relaxing trip with Aloha. And we will gladly recommend them to friends who would like to try Scuba diving in Phuket.
Written 14 February 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Joshua Z
Tokyo, Japan1 contribution
Wonderful diving experience for beginners
Jan 2016 • Friends
My friend and I have tried the Try Scuba Diving program. Both of us were totally fresh with diving. Our instructor Alice is very patient and encouraging, she is always doing her best, and we finished the program with no regret. Foods are also nice on the boat. Aloha provide very private and dedicated service, and they also provide trip advice around Phuket. I would highly recommend Aloha for any of my friends visiting Phuket :)
Written 7 January 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

ALIA R
5 contributions
Say yes to Aloha!!!!!!!
Dec 2015 • Friends
The overall experience diving with Alice from Aloha was absolutely extraordinary! (Which makes me wonder how people could even rate them below 4 stars!)

We went to go diving and my friend had went on for the Try scuba diving course. Alice was super super patient with him; was very encouraging and offered many handy tips for him and me ( I am an advanced diver). Throughout all 3 try dives, my friend thoroughly enjoyed himself and is now looking to get his certification done. He isn't a strong swimmer and is afraid of the water; but Alice managed to help make his experience a pleasant one. If you're thinking of trying scuba diving, please please please CHOOSE TO DO THIS COURSE WITH ALOHA!

Thank you so much Alice for the wonderful experience and for replying all my long emails promptly. We had such an amazing time in phuket!!!!

I would also like to thank Scuba Cat because we went on the boat with them, their crew were extremely helpful and the food was great!

Written 19 December 2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Robert D
6 contributions
Incredible Try Scuba Diving Experience
Nov 2015 • Couples
We went on the full day Try Scuba Diving experience with Alice from Aloha and it was absolutely fantastic. Alice was really helpful and attentive so that you felt relaxed and comfortable at all times, meaning we were able to fully enjoy the 3 long dives we went on. The day included board on the Dive Cats boat with great crew, breakfast, lunch and constant fruit and coffee available. Just get to sit back and enjoy the trip and your dives.
We would thoroughly recommend Aloha and can't wait to come back.
Written 22 November 2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Lindy K
Melbourne, Australia83 contributions
Absolute Best Day of my Holiday
I booked this day trip on the recommendations that I found on Trip Advisor. To my delight they turned out to be accurate. It was the best day of our holiday, well organised and relaxed. Bear in mind that I am a not very sporty, not very good snorkeller with a husband who is a very good snorkeller and very adventurous. I emailed Matt several times to check this was a suitable thing for us to do which he assured me it was.
Everything ran according to the itinerary presented on the site. We were picked up on time at our hotel and taken to the Snuba offices for some instructions, pretty simple and we were even shown what sort of fish we could expect to see.
We then were taken to the boat which was waiting at Rawai beach. A powerful boat that was certainly not full which gives great space and comfort. Nai Wan (sp??) is the photographer and goes on the dive with Matt and takes the most amazing photos. There are several staff on board and once you head to Racha Noi it is a very fast boat ride which can be a bit bumpy - call us idiots we loved it. Once we got to the first dive site we could hop overboard and do a bit of snorkelling. I have never seen such clear water and just snorkelling was a thrill. I was very very nervous to try this Snuba business but determined to give it a go. Matt is endlessly patient and even got me to do the take the regulator under water thing which I had a little panic attack about. Everything he showed us was correct and even I managed it. Then we had a gentle dive to introduce us to the whole idea. Of course my husband was off right away - no fear there. I was a bit more cautious and descended at the pace of a snail, however I got so carried away by the fish and coral that Matt was showing us that I was at the end of my 7m hose before I knew it. The time seemed to pass in a flash and the breathing was really comfortable, far easier than a snorkel. There never felt as if there was a rush to get anywhere and once the dive was finished and we'd swum a bit and generally faffed about it was time to go to the island for lunch.
The boat drops you at a jetty where there is a tractor wagon type thing waiting to take you for a delicious lunch. The beach incidentally is totally beautiful, white fine sand and turquoise blue water, absolutely gorgeous. The lunch was delicious overlooking palm trees and the sea and we even passed some water buffalo on the way and saw a water monitor too.
After this we went to another beach a few minutes away where the sand was just as white and it was according to Matt "real busy" with about 5 other people on the beach. Just gorgeous, I can't describe how beautiful and what a thrill it was, the boat lands you right on the beach and you can swim, tan or walk for a good half hour.
Then another short boat ride away there is another dive, I think Matt's favourite which is also spectacular. At this site we saw a very unusual sight where Monks were having a swim in their habit!! This dive showed wonderful coral, a baby Nemo fish with its mother, the whole dive experience felt like swimming in an aquarium, it was that clear. I can't even begin to name all the different fish, sea slugs, corals of vivid colour and even a tiny eel.
After the dive we were offered, as the previous time, heaps of fresh fruit, cold drinks, water or snacks - no starving on this trip. There was time for more snorkelling or sitting on the boat whatever you wished.
To say this was the highlight of my 10 day holiday to Thailand is no exaggeration. We absolutely loved it, loved the company, it was like meeting new friends and were sorry the day was over. The CD's of photos were delivered as promised to our hotel. I would recommend this to anyone who fancies something a little more than a snorkel but not complicated like Scuba. Also a briliant introduction to Scuba for anyone contemplating it. Matt and Nam Wah just love the ocean and it shows in everything they do, I would also call them eco friendly as they are very aware of the damage that can be done to the coral etc. Can't recommend highly enough
Written 9 February 2010
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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By: Aloha Ocean Adventures
ambroisep211
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Great diving center
Great diving center ! The day was amazing and fun. Very sociable people. Good and well maintained equipments. Felt
bartenida
bartenida
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Very pleasant and experienced diving company
We did a one day dive trip with Aloha and had a wonderful day. We had checked the reviews in advance and it was all
Trip751610
Trip751610
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2 days dive. Well organized
I booked a 2 days trip online and the process was efficient. The owners of the dive school are also instructors and
Erwin J
Erwin J
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Excellent boutique dive school
The target of the owners: To provide you with an excellent day of diving! They did more than that. Max 12 divers, n
127hubertk
127hubertk
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Outstanding experience
Probably one of the best dive centres we have ever encountered, highly recommend! Professional and very knowledgeab
tanurb
tanurb
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Facilitated and Excellent Group Honeymoon Getaway
Aloha diving gave us an unforgettable experience. They were super accommodating for our group honeymoon helping to
Q8445JUkaiw
Q8445JUkaiw
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Amazing dive sites, superb food, and friendly guides
Rented the boat for a 17 person trip with snorkelers and divers. Aloha welcomed all of us and provided great dive s
376katrinm
376katrinm
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Excellent service, lots of fun - and amazing food!
I sent an email a couple of weeks before I was to arrive in Phuket and got a prompt and lovely response that answer
OpenSea77
OpenSea77
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Trip to Koh Mai Thon
This diving school follows a very professional approach. First, the owner Simon took a short tour of the boat and e
CH_tobi
CH_tobi
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Great diving trips with Aloha Diving
First time diving for me, so i joined the OWD course and it was a great experience. It was so much fun that i went
th0id
th0id
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Alice's wondersea
We're a family of seasoned divers, and this is our first time in Thailand. My expectations were contained, becaus
YongQuanTan
YongQuanTan
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Amazing Dive Experience
I returned to Aloha after having dived with them a few years prior and had another amazing experience. Alice is a w
funnymargits
funnymargits
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Great trip with ALOHA
My mother and I hab two great diving trips with ALOHA. Small groups, very friendly and professional! You have to tr
vitalyo560
vitalyo560
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Fantastic diving experience
As an experienced diver and a long term resident of Thailand, I’ve tried many dive sites with many different dive s
markusm30
markusm30
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Great diving experience and excellent service
From first moment on the service of communication delivered by Aloha was great. In preparation of our diving course