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Ocean Zone Divers - Premier Technical Dive Center

Ocean Zone Divers is located in Phuket, also referred to as the “Jewel of the South”. Ocean Zone Divers chose to establish itself in Chalong just a few steps from the pier in order to provide easy access to the dive boats main departure area. Surrounding beaches offer  all that holiday makers can dream about: 5* Hotels, fantastic shopping, great bars and discotheques, absolutely delicious food  as well as amenities needed when traveling such as banks, health care, car rental, etc.

Just 30 minutes from Phuket International Airport, transfers are easy to organize in conjunction with diver training,accommodation booking or liveaboard trips. Limousine and Taxi meters operate directly from the arrival area too.

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Andrew Fortune - Senior Technical IT

The operation was created by Andrew Fortune, formerly an Instructor Trainer with TDI/SDI, CMAS *** Instructor(on the technical board), an IT with IANTD, an IT with PSAI, a Workshop Director with NAUI and MSDT with PADI and /DSAT. Andrew has been teaching Technical diving since 1996 and has produced dozens of Technical Instructors around the world for many different agencies. He was also a member of the Xpedition Team and the Extreme Technical Dive Team responsible for many world famous dive expeditions and was an active commercial offshore supervisor

Andrew passed away unfortunately on August 12th, 2011 from non-diving related illness. His legacy continues through his students and friends.

Benoit (Ben) Capitaine - Senior Technical IT/ OWNER

Ben Capitaine met Andrew in 1999 while working in Phuket and they have been friends since. Andrew was his mentor in technical diving, training him in trimix and cave diving as well as a range of technician courses. Together they have done a lot of technical dives in Thailand and Europe, markedly finding a traverse between Sra Keow 1 and 2 at 65m (through a tight restriction) and did some search and recovery of anchors involving 60min bottom times at 50m. In memory of Andrew, Ben Capitaine decided to relaunch Ocean Zone Divers and continue to pass on the philosophy of diving that Andrew had to his students. Ben is a CMAS 2* instructor since 1994, a PADI instructor since 1998 who assists Course Directors and teach all the PADI Tec courses, as well as a TDI Instructor Trainer and SDI Instructor Evaluator. He has also been credited by NAUI and SSI as instructor, bringing over 20 years of experience in teaching scuba diving to all levels around the globe. He is now the main technical dive instructor at Oceanzonedivers and partnered with one of the most successfull and longest active PADI Course Director on Phuket. Together they offer training to all range of courses and organizations, from beginner to 100m+ CCR cave explorers.

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Ocean Zone Divers - Dive Shop

Ocean Zone Divers is in the process of moving to a new facility in Chalong, with state of the art classroom, workshop and equipment.

Although, Ocean Zone Divers is specialized in technical diving (TDI and PADI/DSAT), we also run the whole range of recreational courses for agencies such as PADI, SDI and SSI. Here again, our instructors are carefully selected. We believe that good education makes safer divers. In conjunction to the technical dive gear we are a dealer for brands such as AQUALUNG, SCUBAPRO, SUNTO and UWATEC, so if you need some items from these brands we can order them within 24hours.
Ocean Zone Divers as technical dive centers has a full gas blending capacity and will blend any type of mix required for technical diving, nitrox diving or for your rebreather. Our station is fitted with continuous blending and partial pressure blending.

Got something to ask us ?

We are Technical diving education professionals and over the years we have been asked almost everything, and feel free to look at our most commonly asked technical diving questions or contact us directly.