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Dive Community Phuket, Thailand. Meet Friends - Dive Dreams.

Dive Community - About us

Where are we ? - Kata Beach map

Our PADI 5 Star IDC Facility is located in Kata, close to one of the most beautiful beaches on the whole of  Phuket here in Thailand

Our Location in Kata Beach


Our PADI 5 Star IDC Facility is located in Kata, close to one of the most beautiful beaches on the whole of  Phuket. In our spacious shop you can find everything a diver's heart desires, from BCDs, Wetsuits and Regulators to Books, PADI training materials and t-shirts. Our popular terrace and the huge garden area continues to be a very popular post-dive hangout, allowing you to relax with a cold drink or two while meeting friends after your dream dives. It goes without saying we are there to advise and offer you the best and most popular daytrips (2 or 3 dives)  to the well known divesites around Phuket and liveaboard trips to the world famous Similan Islands. We welcome non-divers and snorkellers aboard the boats where you can enjoy a day out with your partner or with your family as the trips include freshly made quality meals, drinks and snacks. If you are after a long and relaxed beach dive you can join us and discover some really nice reefs right off our beautiful  beaches. It is really amazing what you can find here: seahorses, ghost pipefish, lots of reef fish and if you are lucky a ray or a turtle or two. This has proved to be a real alternative to daytrips - allowing you plenty of quality diving from our fantastic beaches, they are available throughout the day and are well suited to those of us who have trouble getting up early for the daytrips (due to our proximity to the best divesites the daytrips don't leave until 0900 but if you think that's early, then stay in bed, and why should we get up early ? We are on holiday, after all.

The big difference you will find here compared to others is the tailor-made top dive education you can find here at Dive Community. We love diving and we want to share our passion with you. We teach to the very high standards of PADI, the worlds leader in dive education from Discover Scuba Diving up to Instructor Development (IDC / MSDT / Staff Instructor). Of course we never forget that we have some of the world's best divesites right in front of us. Our proximity to the dive sites gives you the opportunity to see and experience some really amazing divesites even during your course. By taking your diver education with us you get to experience the best dive training in Phuket in one of the best dive locations in the world.

Our courses have always a maximum of 4 participants. That gives us the chance to train everybody individually so you get the most out of it. If you want one of our executive course where you will work one on one with an Instructor then that can easily be organised for you. Our team of well trained and very experienced instructors use their experience and knowledge to make your training effective, safe and fun. The instructors are supported by Divemasters and Divemaster trainees who have decided to continue their professional dive education with ourselves.

Dive Community - A gathering of dive professionals, dedicated to your fun and education 

Dive Community - Meet the Team

James Brabyn
PADI  IDC Staff Instructor (IDCS)

EFR Instructor, Specialty Instructor in Nitrox, DPV (Underwater Scooter),  Navigation, Deep, Naturalist, Wreck and Photography, DAN 02, Gas Blender.
English Speaking



Ulf Mayer
PADI Master Instructor

Specialty Instructor in 17 Specialties, DSAT -Gas Blender Instructor, EFR Instructor-Trainer, DAN Level 1 Oxygene-Instrutor. Ulf has
many years marketing experience in large European communication networks languages: German, English


S.Thongaram (Sunny)
PADI Course Director

EFR Instructor Trainer, Specialty Instructor Trainer for lots of Specialties,
Sunny has massive experience of Dive Centre Management and is fluent in English, German and Thai
Jenny Krapohl
PADI Master Instructor

Specialty Instructor for 14 Specialties, EFR
Instructor Communication and Lifeskills trainer, speaks German and English

Fancy a chat or want to ask any of us something ? Click the Photo to send an email,
alternatively phone James on +66 1728 9761 

Our air-conditioned classrooms helps you study by utilizing the most recent training materials and instructional media. The confined water training takes place in a pool specially built for dive training, naturally complete safety equipment is always on hand including our own emergency oxygen


Our service to yourself is completed by the offer of accommodation, from the swankiest beach front hotels to your own private bungalow or to the more modest single rooms we can offer you exactly what you want, if you are not sure whets best for you,  just ask ! (Our Instructor Level courses all offer shared bungalow accommodation as part of the package) Simply email us with all your requirements (Dive courses, equipment, accommodation, dive trips we can offer it all) simple impartial advice given free of charge, we really hope you decide to spend your valuable holiday / vacation time with us and cant wait to show you the beautiful landscapes the top dive locations that showcase the best underwater life in South East Asia as well as the fantastic culture Thailand has to offer, let us be your hosts for your dream dive holiday experience. Come and experience Thailand with us, its something you will never forget. See you soon


The Dive Community Team

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Dive Community - Phuket Thailand
PADI 5 Star IDC  PADI Centre Number 36108
Office Address:
 18 Soi Kok Tanode, Moo 2, Kata, Phuket 83100, Thailand
Phone:: +66 (0)81728 9761  or  +66 (0)7628 4060
Email:  info@gas-safe-essex.co.uk  URL:

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 PADI 5 Star
Instructor Development Centre
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Authority of Thailand