Technical Diving Shop – Blue Label Diving
Our Scuba Diving / technical diving shop is the only technical diving shop that has been here for over 12 years, has certified over 3000 technical divers and focuses mainly on teaching technical diving. we are located in The South of Phuket in Thailand.
We specialize in teaching 1:1 technical diving courses certified by the 4 biggest technical diving agencies. We are an SSI instructor training facility, TDI 5 star instructor training facility, and can certify under PADI and RAID, covering courses ranging from sidemount to CCR rebreather down to deep trimix and cave courses. For diver and instructor levels.
Our teaching practices and standards are built on SAFETY, experience, professionalism, knowledge and deeply valued relationships with our customers. We like to think of ourselves as standing head and shoulders above our peers in terms of the dedication and flexibility we show to the people who matter most – our clients. Have a look at our reviews at Google +, TRIPADVISOR , FACEBOOK or on SCUBATRIBE, they’ll tell you everything you need to know.
Ben Reymenants, company director, shareholder and instructor trainer at Blue Label Diving, is 46 years of age and from Belgium. He speaks 7 languages and is our managing and training director. Blue label diving is a the technical diving shop and s highly respected and well-known in the technical diving industry because of Ben his professionalism and outstanding achievements over the last 25 years. Ben’s empathetic and patient personality inspires confidence in all his students and his flexible approach to teaching lets you learn at your own pace while constantly challenging you to new levels. He personally trains all the blue label diving instructors to his own high standards and encourages them to continue and expand their professional and personal diving capabilities and knowledge.
Besides teaching and mentoring Ben has been involved in many rescue/salvation missions. He help identifying over 160 tsunami victims , collected 8 deceased from a dive asia wreck after a bad storm and 10 deceased from the blue hole in Egypt. Ben his last mission he WAS ALSO INVOLVED IN THE CAVE RESCUE IN CHANG RAI. Ben has been knighted by the King of Belgium and received an honorary from the King of Thailand. Ben is also a recognized member of the EXPLORERS CLUB.
Ben is sponsored by brands like Fourth Element , Shearwater, Underwater light dude. Apeks, Halcyon and Mares
Blue label diving started in 2008 in Phuket. We wanted to sell liveaboards at first as Ben was still working for siriroj international hospital in Phuket at the hyperbaric chamber where he had treated over 300 diving patients. After 10 years he met Simone and they together started blue label diving. After his time at the hyperbaric chamber he got more and more requests to teach technical diving courses, this went so well and people were very impressed, that both him and Simone decided to just focus on scuba and tech diving and teach the customers how to dive safely.
An other shareholder of Blue Label Diving, Simone, 47 years of age from Holland and speaks 3 languages has a tv producer career at Endemol tv productions before changing her life up side down to become a highly trained and professional diver. She cares for every student as it was her family and she makes sure everything is organized to the dot.
By now, 2020, we have certified over more than 3000 local and international students, have more than 35’000 followers on Facebook, broke a world record with a Japanese / American couple that got wed at 130 meters in a cave down south of Thailand and win awards from agencies year after year and only have 4.5 or higher scores on review websites.
We have tried to go abroad as well but it meant we could not focus on the business in Phuket as we had to travel too much. The reason why we now only operate in Phuket with 3 technical diving instructors, Ben Reymenants, Claus Rasmussen (was also involved in the cave rescue in Chang Rai) and KLaus Klaeden, who joined 2 years ago.
Claus Rasmussen, Shareholder and technical Instructor at Blue Label Diving came to us end of 2016 and has been teaching ever since. Claus is a SSI IT, TDI instructor, CCR Instructor and cave instructor. Claus is Danish, has a wife and 2 kids and has been living in Thailand for over 12 years now. Claus was also involved in the Cave Rescue in Chang Rai helping to get the kids out of the cave. He was there for 7 days.
Besides tech diving we also teach high quality and high standard private Recreational diving courses. We care about QUALITY and not QUANTITY.