Why Scuba Cat?

Scuba Cat Diving, 5 *CDC Center, Phuket, Thailand with Resident PADI Course Director Sarah Kench

Since beginning operations in 1992 Scuba Cat Diving, Phuket, Thailand has become Phuket, Thailand’s most complete, multi national, multi lingual PADI Dive Centre. Scuba Cat Diving, Phuket, Thailand has British ownership with managers from Australia, France, Thailand and England. Add to those instructors from a minimum of 10 more countries including Korea, Canada, USA, Russia, Poland, Hungary, England, Holland, France, Thailand, Germany, Sweden, Belgium and Finland we always have a fun and interesting mix of divers Recognition by an internationally known organization is proof numerous technical and safety standards have been met and complied with. The CDC status distinguishes us from the rest.

Scuba Cat Diving, Phuket, Thailand has been a top level PADI 5 * IDC Centre since 1997 and most recently a PADI 5 * CDC (Career Development Center) training thousands of divers from beginner to instructor and won several AWARDS.

  • Outstanding Commitment to PADI System of Education in 2002.
  • Outstanding Contribution for Instructor Development in 2001 and 2002.
  • Certificate of Recognition for Excellence in 2003 and 2008.
  • Finalist in the PADI Asia Pacific Member Awards in 2005.
  • Project AWARE Foundation Environmental Achievement Award for 2006.
  • Awarded Prestigious CDC Status 2007.
  • Two Certificate of Recognition for Excellence in 2008
  • Environmental achievement AWARD 2009
  • Project AWARE Foundation Finalist 2010
  • Finalist Business AWARD 201
  • PADI Instructor Development AWARD 2010

Scuba Cat Diving is a PADI CDC (Career Development center) based in Patong Beach, Phuket, Thailand, this is the highest PADI dive center achievement possible.

Scuba Cat Diving, Phuket, Thailand is an active PADI 5 *CDC Center conducting 12 IDC's per year.

Scuba Cat Diving, Phuket, Thailand has an excellent reputation with the International Scuba Diving industry for producing 1st Class and highly employable PADI Instructors.

Scuba Cat Diving, Phuket, Thailand Training Facilities

If you are planning on learning to Scuba Dive, proper, convenient training facilities will go a long way in helping ensure you have a relaxed, enjoyable time while making the best use of your holiday time, we are proud to have comprehensive diver training facilities.

Scuba Cat Diving, Phuket, Thailand has a three story classroom training centre in our main shop in the centre of the action of Patong beach, you will use a purpose built swimming pool for the professional levels. The PADI IDC classroom is dedicated to Professional levels. All the classrooms have air conditioning, DVD player, TV and wireless internet for your laptop computer. After 5 when the divers are back our Fun Pub provides a great place to recap the day’s fun and excitement.

Special PADI IE option for PADI 5 * CDC Centers

Candidates enrolled in five pre-and/or post-IDC courses (Pre-study, EFRI, Specialities etc.) OR candidates of a six-week career development program who successfully complete a PADI IDC, conducted by the CDC, may attend a PADI IE if they have been certified divers for at least six months, have logged 60 dives and are certified PADI Assistant Instructors (the PADI AI course is part of the new IDC).

CDC candidates who successfully complete a PADI IE and subsequently meet the 100-logged-dive certification requirement will be certified as PADI Instructors when their paperwork has been processed by PADI. Boat Owner / Operators.

The dive boat is an essential and extremely important element of your ocean experience and a dive centre operating its own vessels is better able to ensure your comfort, safety and enjoyment. Boat ownership is truly a mark of a superior, professional operation. Scuba Cat Diving, Phuket, Thailand has been involved in boating services in Phuket since 1990 and presently own and operate three Scuba Diving vessels including a liveaboards , daytrip and a half day trip boat. During you IDC MV Scuba Sport will be the dedicated boat to be used for open water training, this boat will go to the actual site used for the PADI instructor exam so you get to prepare at the site you will be evaluated at.

Free Scuba Dives/ Free liveaboard experience

Compared to other dive centers, Scuba Cat Diving, Phuket, Thailand owns their own fleet of dive boats! Due to this, we offer our Career Candidates (IDC and Divemasters) Day trips and Liveaboard experience on one of Scuba Cat's own boats in the Andaman Sea.

Environmental Issues

Protection and enhancement of the marine environment is a duty and obligation for all dive operators. They must show the way both by action, education and commitment in all activities.

Scuba Cat Diving, Phuket, Thailand has long led the Phuket dive community with active involvement in many environmental initiatives: sinking of Marla’s Mystery creating Phuket’s first artificial reef (Nov. 2000), this year celebrating the tenth anniversary being local coordinator for International Reef Clean-up day, Phuket’s only active Reef Check team, active membership in both Green Fins and Go Eco projects and ongoing assistance with the Phuket Marine Biological Centre in conducting fish and coral surveys.

Scuba Cat Diving, Phuket, Thailand is a Padi 5 Star CDC Center and became Phuket's first PADI National Geographic Dive Center and Thailand's first Go Eco Operator. We don’t just talk about it- we do it! We are an active Eco Centre.


Scuba Cat Diving, Phuket,Thailand has two highly experienced, well respected PADI Course Directors, Scuba Cat Diving, Phuket Thailand's Instructor team is very experienced , most of them are PADI IDC Staff Instructors and PADI Master Instructors and have been teaching for several years.