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Diving Centres & Liveaboards in Thailand:
Andaman Sea

16 November 2016
There is some superb diving in Thailand, especially in the Andaman Sea. You can book the diving before you go, or just turn up and book a day or two before. If you want to recommend, or warn against, a dive centre, fill in the form at the bottom of the page.

Underwater photo whip coral by Tim Nicholson
Photo credit: Tim Nicholson

The best time to go to the Andaman Sea side of Thailand, on the west coast, is between November and April when the weather is calm and the visibility good. From May to October is the rainy season. You can fly to Bangkok then take a train or a bus south. Or fly to Phuket. The public transport in Thailand is very good - better and cheaper than the tourist buses.

The best dive sites are away from the main islands, especially Koh Similan, Koh Surin, Hin Daeng and Hin Moung - see our dive site page for full details.

Compare prices of liveaboards to the best Thailand dive sites

Although Thailand has been in the news recently because of political demonstrations in Bangkok, it is generally very safe to visit Thailand's islands. However, you are recommended to take out comprehensive travel insurance before travelling. For up-to-date information on the security of the country see the Foreign Travel Advice Thailand

As well as the diving, Thailand is famous for its food, temples, beaches and extremely friendly people.

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If you need a dive centre elsewhere in Thailand see the Gulf of Thailand Dive Operators.


Phuket
Local Dive Thailand

Liveaboards

Thailand Liveaboards
Thailand > Phuket

Thailand Liveaboards

Offering a full range of liveaboard options from budget to luxury. Boats for all experience levels. Liveaboards departing from Khao Lak and Phuket to the Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock plus Hin Daeng, Hin Muang, Phi Phi and the Mergui Archipelago. Specialist advise. Multilingual service. Dive courses, day trips, snorkeling, tours, accommodation and transfers also arranged.

Thailand Liveaboards
9/368 Moo 6, Kathu
Phuket 83120
Thailand
Tel: +66 81 2727556
Fax: +66 76 384 670
Mobile: +66 81 2727556
[email protected]
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Trips to the Similan islands for four nights / five days.

Deep Andaman Queen liveaboard visits the Similans

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Visit Similan, Koh Bon, Richeliu and Surin islands in the North Andaman Sea. Length of trip is 7 nights/8 days and the liveaboard departs from Thap Lamu.

Thailand Aggressor liveaboard visits Similan, Bon, Richeliu and Surin islands

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The Junk
Thailand > Phuket/Khao Lak

Trips to the Similan and Surin islands for seven or five days. From Phuket to Khao Lak, Khao Lak to Phuket or departing and arriving at Khao Lak.

Junk liveaboard visits the Similans

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Trips to the Similans, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Surin and Richelieu for four nights / five days. From Chalong Bay, Phuket.

Giamani liveaboard visits the Similans, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Surin and Richelieu from Chalong Bay

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Trips to the Similans, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Surin and Richelieu for four nights / five days. From Ranong.

Miss Moon liveaboard visits the Similans, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Surin and Richelieu from Ranong

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Khao Lak

Khao Lak is north of Phuket and much quieter. It is good starting point for the Similan and Surin islands.

Similan Diving Safaris Co, Ltd
Thailand > Khao Lak
Similan Diving Safaris

Similan Diving Safaris is an eco-friendly western managed PADI 5 Star Dive Center located in the heart of Khao Lak. They have 16 years experience specialising in Liveaboards to the Similan and Surin Islands, Bon & Tachai Islands and Richelieu Rock. They also dive the Mergui Archipelago, Myanmar (Burma). All major European languages are spoken on their boats and they can help with airport pickup, rooms and transport to and from Khao Lak.

Similan Diving Safaris Co, Ltd
13/19 Moo 7 Khaolak
Kukkak, Takuapa
Phang-Nga 82190
Thailand
Tel: +66 (0) 76 485470
Mobile: +66 (0)93 582 3040
Fax: +66 (0)76 485471
[email protected]
http://www.similan-diving-safaris.com/
http://www.burma-diving-safaris.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SimilanDivingSafaris
Google+: https://plus.google.com/114978243795466171643
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/similandivingsafaris/

Reviews: 5 Star Rating: Recommended5 Star Rating: Recommended5 Star Rating: Recommended5 Star Rating: Recommended5 Star Rating: Recommended

"I and my girlfriend had a great lifeboard at the Similans and Richelieu Rock with Similan Diving Safaris from 22 to 26 December 2007. Simply Great! Both the diving and the Thai staff were fantastic: professional and funny in the same time. I will return! "
Francesco Pipino, 2008

"I just wanted to comment that i just did an excellent liveaboard to the Similan Islands with 'Similan Diving Safaris' based in Khao Lak. Their price appeared to be the cheapest in town, but the quality of the boat, guides, Thai boat staff and indeed everything was first class. Anybody on a bit of a budget should definitely check these guys out! "
Cam Steele, 2008

"My wife and I wanted to get certified and book a liveboard with a reputable dive operator. After searching online for several hours, we decided to go with Similan Diving Safaris. I was still not sure what to expect until we arrived. We did our theory the day before our liveaboard departure and had an awesome instructor. In fact, the entire staff was incredibly friendly, helpful and professional. What a fun bunch!
After completing our Open Water Course, we decided to do our Advanced Certification in order to further improve our skills and expand our diving horizons. It was a great call. We learned how to improve our bouyancy control through the Peak Performance Bouyancy course and greatly improved our confidence.
Besides the diving, the food on board was delicious, far exceeding my expectations. you will not starve while aboard the Dolphin Queen. The guides on our liveaboard were amazing. Thanks Amy, Seth, Stefano, Jello, Sabrina and Van!
4 day/4 night Liveaboard at the Similan Islands + Open Water Course: ~$700 per person"

Edward Castano, 2008

"We had a fantastic time diving with these Guys. Everything was great from the accommodation and food on board to the amazing dive sites and encyclopedic knowledge of the guides and instructors."
Andy Vaughan

"I had a fabulous time diving in the Similan Islands with Similan Diving Safaris. The dive staff and crew were really friendly and professional. Good dive briefings before every dive, great food (vegetarian available), and well run ship! I would definitely recommend them and would love to dive with them again. Joe (the owner) was very accommodating and helpful and did his best to ensure everyone had a good experience."
Megumi

Similan Scuba Adventures
Thailand > Khao Lak
Sea Dragon Dive Center
Thailand > Khao Lak
Sea Bees Diving
Thailand > Khao Lak

Multilingual German operation with branches in Khao Lak, Phuket, Koh Phi Phi and Pak Meng.

Reviews: 5 Star Rating: Recommended

Main office: Sea Bees Diving - Khao Lak
33/3 Moo 6
Petchkasem Road
Kuk Kak
Takua Pa
Phang Nga 82190
Thailand
Tel.: +66 (0) 76 485 174
Fax: +66 (0) 76 485 175
Email

Branch office: Sea Bees Diving - JW Marriott Khao Lak
JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort & Spa
41/12 Moo 3
Kuk Kak
Takua Pa
Phang Nga 82190
Thailand
Tel.: +66 (0) 76 584 970

Branch office: Sea Bees Diving - City Shop, Khao Lak
21/21 Petchkasem Road
Kuk Kak
Takua Pa
Phang Nga 82190
Thailand
Tel/Fax: +66 (0) 76 485 434

Branch office: Sea Bees Diving - Le Meridien Khao Lak Beach & Spa Resort
9/9 Moo 1
Kuk Kak
Takua Pa
Phang Nga 82190
Thailand
Tel/Fax: +66 (0) 76 487 077

"Learned to dive (PADI Open Water) with SeaBees in Feb 2008 - brilliant local instructor (Dokmai "Born" Chada). 1st class equipment, boats, instructors and local knowledge. Courses include PADI and SSI through to Tech and Instructor diving. Going back March '09 to learn more. Tried the 6-day liveaboard to the Similans with SeaBees in Nov '08. No big fish, but superb diving. Boat and crew were absolutely 1st class - cannot recommend them highly enough. Outstanding."
Clive Payne, 2008

Manta Point Dive Center
Thailand > Khao Lak
Phuket Divers Co.
Thailand > Khao Lak

Liveaboard safaris to the Similans and surrounding areas.

Phuket Divers Co.,Ltd
13/13 Moo 7, T. Khuk Khak,
Khao Lak, A. Takua Pa,
Phang Nga 82190
Thailand
Telephone: +66(0)76-485 628
Fax: +66(0)76-485 266

Thailand > Khao Lak
Private Holidays - Dive and More
Thailand > Khao Lak
Kon-Tiki Khao Lak Diving & Snorkeling Center
Thailand > Khao Lak
iQ-Dive
Wicked Diving
Thailand > Khao Lak
Khao Lak Explorer: Similan Islands Liveaboard
Thailand > Khao Lak
Khao Lak Explorer Dive Center and Similan Islands Liveaboard
Thailand > Khao Lak

Koh Ngai (Hai)

Map of South Thailand coast

Koh Ngai is in the South of Thailand. By starting from here you can do many excellent dives as day trips, none better than Hin Daeng and Hin Mouang (Red Rock and Purple Rock) which you really shouldn't miss. You can do these dives with dive operators in Phuket, Koh Lanta or elsewhere - but only on liveaboards as the journey is so long. For a day trip, and just a three hour journey, stay in Koh Ngai (pronounced, and often spelt, Koh Hai).

Getting There

From Bangkok fly to Trang. A minibus at Trang airport will take you to whichever hotel in Trang you choose (Ko Teng Hotel is clean and cheap) - or to the bus station if you prefer. Buy a ticket inside the airport.

From Trang you can either use a travel agency and take tourist buses and boats - or use the local buses, ferries and longtail boats. We recommend the latter - cheaper and generally better quality transport. Take a bus to Pak Meng. From there take a ferry or longtail to Koh Ngai.

You can also reach Koh Ngai from other islands. The Koh Lanta ferry calls in at the Koh Hai Resort. From Koh Muk it's easy to get someone to take you by Longtail to whichever resort you choose.

Thailand > Koh Ngai
Rainbow Divers

Koh Muk

Koh Muk is another good starting point for Hin Daeng and Hin Mouang. There are two areas in which you can stay - Koh Muk resort and Hat Farang on the opposite side of the island. Hat Farang is by far the better beach. Charlie Beach Resort has a diving centre. You can change money at Charlie Beach Resort.

Thorny Seahorse (Hippocampus Hystrix), Southern Thailand, Andaman Sea, Indian Ocean, Southeast Asia
Thorny Seahorse by Andrew Stewart

Thailand > Koh Muk
Princess Divers at Charlie Beach Resort

Charlie Beach Resort
Trang
Thailand
[email protected]

Reviews: 5 Star Rating: Recommended

"My family and I had the pleasure of diving with Alex of Princess Divers of Koh Muk (Charlie's). Alex was very professional, and we had safe, beautiful and fun dives. We dove Hin Daeng, and another trip to Hin Rok. We hope to make it back next year. We are very sorry to hear about the loss at Princess Divers on Phi Phi. Our hearts go out to the families involved.
Dan Moyer


Trang

Another option for diving Hin Daeng and Hin Mouang is to start from Trang. Trang is a town on the coast of Thailand with an airport. You can fly there from Bangkok. Alternatively you can travel by bus or by train.

Western Clown Anemonefish and Sea Anemone (Heteractis Magnifica), Southern Thailand
Photo credit: Andrew Stewart

Sea Moth Dive Center and Tour
Thailand > Trang

Koh Libong

Libong Beach Resort is a small resort on the largest island near Trang, 10 km southeast of Koh Muk. You get to Koh Libong by taking a longtail boat from Hat Yao Pier in Trang. Koh Libong has what is thought to be the largest seagrass area in Asia and a resident population of dugongs. This island is still quiet with fewer tourists than many others. There is one dive operator: Jolly Roger Dive Centre.

dugong

Jolly Roger Dive Centre
Thailand > Trang > Koh Libong

Koh Lanta

Koh Lanta is north of Koh Ngai and is a much larger island. A lovely place to stay. It has red roads, long beaches and thick forests. The capital, Saladan, is home to several dive operators.

Blue-lined Snappers
Photo credit: Georgette Douwma

Narima Diving
Thailand > Koh Lanta

Open from mid-October to the end of April.

We are based in the South of Ko Lanta, near the National Marine Park. Nestling in a quiet corner of the Narima Resort, Narima Diving offers you a relaxed and safe environment from which to dive. Narima's experienced dive team has a wealth of local underwater knowledge built up through thousands of dives in this area. Our love of diving combined with our personal approach mean we can offer you rewarding dives regardless of your level of experience. Narima Diving offers the latest PADI Multi-Media learning resources with expert supervision and guidance from our team of PADI professionals. You can expect a relaxed and personal service both above and below the water. We are an approved Mares Dive Centre and all our equipment is of the highest standard. All dive trips include equipment hire, an experienced guide or Instructor, small groups, breakfast, lunch, fruit, soft drinks and water. Narima Diving is the home of Liquid Lense a well established and published Underwater Videography and Photography company.

Narima Diving
98 Moo 5
Klong Nin Beach
Ko Lanta
Krabi
81150
Thailand Tel: +66 (0)75 607 700
Fax: +66 (0)75 607 709
[email protected]
http://www.narimadiving.com

"We would like to let everyone know what happened on the day of the tidal wave. Both the West and East coasts of Ko Lanta were hit by seven big waves on 26th December (2004) at around 10.30am. Two of the waves were very big, and it was these two that caused most of the damage to the island. Here at Narima, the largest wave came up over the swimming pool and sucked most of the water out. It also claimed all our brand new bar furniture and many of the sun-loungers. Thankfully this was all that was damaged. There was a mother and daughter swimming in the sea, but they realized something was wrong when the water first started to recede and were able to run to safety before the wave came in. Narima is functioning normally now (with a few missing items from the menu!) and the good news is that the beach now has lots of sand again!

Saffron & Iris were diving with 5 divers at Bidah Nok at Ko Phi Phi. All the divers were in the water when the waves came and were pushed several hundred meters out to sea by a strong current. Fortunately this was the safest place to be and we were able to return to Ko Lanta a few hours later. All divers from Ko Lanta returned safely that day.

Ko Lanta's main town Saladan (in the North) was extremely fortunate and only suffered minimal flooding as the water levels rose & fell - they did not experience a wave as the west and east coasts did.

Tthe Similans and Southern islands were largely unaffected by the calamity. "
Darrel and Saffron, Narima Diving

justdiveit.com
Thailand > Koh Lanta
Go Dive Lanta
Thailand > Koh Lanta
Koh Lanta

Go Dive Lanta is a PADI Dive Centre on Koh Lanta which is a tranquil island in Krabi Province, Thailand. We have experienced instructors that speak a wide variety of languages. Join us for scuba diving and snorkelling trips to the beautiful dive sites of the Southern Andaman Sea. We regularly visit the world famous Hin Daeng & Hin Muang, Koh Haa, Koh Bida and the Phi Phi Island group. We also dive at Shark Point, Anemone Reef and the wreck of the King Cruiser. We also offer an extensive range of great value PADI courses - from Discover Scuba Diving for those taking their first breaths underwater up to Dive Master and Master Scuba Diver.

6 Moo 1
Saladan
Koh Lanta
Krabi 81150
Thailand
Tel and Fax: +66 75-668-320, +66 75-668-321, +66 81-657-0939, +6681-363-1513
[email protected]

Reviews: 5 Star Rating: Recommended5 Star Rating: Recommended5 Star Rating: Recommended5 Star Rating: Recommended5 Star Rating: Recommended

"I think this is the best dive center I ever dived with. They give all the information you want: thay do a very professional briefing and tell you exactly what are you going see, where to go, where the sea horse is, where the ghost pipe fish is, etc. After you come out of the water they also do a good debriefing - telling you everything you saw. I can only say this is the best dive center I've ever used. "
Nattanit L.

Hidden Depths Diving
Thailand > Koh Lanta
Eco friendly (Green Fins & PADI Green Star awards) diving and snorkelling trips. Hin Daeng only 75 minutes by luxury speedboat. All PADI diving courses to Instructor. Open 10am - 8pm.

Hidden Depths Diving
123 Moo 1
Ban Saladan Koh Lanta
Krabi
Thailand 81150
Tel: +66 (0) 808 936 211
[email protected]

Reviews: 5 stars  stars  stars  stars  stars

"Brilliant place to dive, very informative and helpful staff. The speedboat is very cool! Breakfast and lunch were served on a deck at the back of the centre and we all just chilled out and chatted after we returned. Also, very environmentally friendly with specific eco briefing on the boat and information available throughout the dive centre about their projects. Great value for money, had breakfast and lunch and a free beer at the dive centre, fruits and amazing Thai snacks on the boat. Better than other places, very friendly atmosphere, professional staff, very safety conscious. I would definitely recommend these guys "
Peter, UK, 2013

Kon-Tiki Lanta Diving & Snorkeling Center
Thailand > Koh Lanta
Lanta Diver Co Ltd
Thailand > Koh Lanta
Laguna Fun Divers
Thailand > Koh Lanta
Ko Lanta Diving Center
Thailand > Koh Lanta
SCUBAFISH
Thailand > Koh Lanta

A new small personal PADI dive centre, set within Baan Laanta Resort Spa, located in the South of Koh Lanta. Offer the full range of PADI Scuba Diving courses. Aim to offer rewarding dives, regardless of experience. The dive season runs from mid-late October to the end of April. Scubafish is home to LIQUID LENSE a well established and published Underwater Videography and Photography company.

72 Moo 5
Kan Tieng Bay
Ko Lanta
Krabi
81150
Thailand
Tel: +66 (0)69 468 262, +66 (0)94 825 898
Fax: +66 (0)75 665 093
Mob: +66 (0)69 468 262
E-mail: [email protected]

Dive & Relax
Thailand > Koh Lanta

Avoid the crowds; dive and snorkel in very small groups with a focus on great personal service, safety and fun. Departing from the beach each morning at 9am, our two speedboats carry a maximum of 10 divers each to some of the best dive sites in Thailand. PADI courses available in several languages, and with typical group sizes of just 2 or 3 divers with each divemaster or instructor (max 4), diving is more than just a job for us. Enjoy our PADI 5-Star service and let some of the most experienced, friendly and professional dive instructors on Koh Lanta take care of you while you just sit back, dive and relax.

223 Moo 2 Phra Ae
Saladan
Koh Lanta
Krabi
81150
Thailand
Tel: +66 (0)48 422 191 and +66 (0)90 503 009
Fax: +66 (0)75 684 193
E-mail: [email protected]

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Lanta Diving Safaris
Thailand > Koh Lanta
Blue Planet Divers
Thailand > Koh Lanta

3, Moo 1
Ban Saladan
Koh Lanta
Krabi 81150
Thailand
Tel/Fax: +66 (0)75 684-165
[email protected]

Reviews: 2 stars stars

"I dove with them for 4 days- DMs and instructors were friendly, but somewhat rushed on the dives. The owner, though, was absolutely a slimeball and would say anything to sell dives or equipment. I would not recommend this dive center at all - it was the only time in 4 months vacation in SE Asia where I felt like I was getting ripped off. However, if you are doing free diving, they are one of the few places in Thailand that offer it. Wish I had gone with Go Dive! (Across the street.) "
Erica, 2008


Koh Phi Phi

There are many diving operators on Koh Phi Phi, the majority in Ton Sai Bay.

Ko Nok and Ton Sai Village from Ko Nai Viewpoint, Ko Phi Phi, Thailand
Photo credit: Alan Copson

Thailand > Koh Phi Phi
Excalibur Liveaboards
Princess Divers
Thailand > Koh Phi Phi
Koh Phi Phi

Phi Phi Princess Divers & Spa Resort
107 M.7 Phi Phi Island
T. Ao Nang
A. Muang
Krabi
81000
Thailand Tel: +66 (0)75 622 079
Fax: +66 (0)75 612 188

Reviews: 5 Star Rating: Recommended5 Star Rating: Recommended5 Star Rating: Recommended

"I have dived with Princess Divers on phi phi island for 3 years now and will return next year. They are always professional and provide an excellent service at really low prices. I can't believe how cheap when my credit card bill comes through. "
Audrey

"Princess Divers in Koh Phi Phi were excellent, I trained there for my PADI. Everyone was very friendly. The diving there is amazing. I saw a black tip reef shark, leopard shark, loads of turtles, a sea snake, stone fish and eels. I enjoyed it more than the barrier reef! "
Eloise Legelli

Island Divers
Thailand > Koh Phi Phi

Koh Phi Phi

Reviews: 5 Star Rating: Recommended stars stars stars stars

"A very professional diveshop. "
Alex Bruce

Visa Diving Center
Thailand > Koh Phi Phi

Specialists in Hin Daeng and Hin Mouang and offer regular trips to Koh Haa. Offer all PADI Courses in Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, Dutch, English, German and French. Regularly conducts Instructor Development courses.

77 Moo 7
81000 Ao Nang Koh Phi Phi
Krabi
Tel: +66 (0)75 601157
Mobile: +66 (0)861194570
Fax: +66 (0)75 601 269
[email protected]

Reviews: 5 Star Rating: Recommended stars stars stars stars

"Visa Diving Center request tips from customers who are on the dive trips, not for the dive center nor for the instructors, but for the local Thai people who help on the diving trips. I'm very impressed and happy that they care about local people. "
Ying, 2007

"Visa Diving Center was the one that I discovered as the most professional dive center in Phi Phi. They were the only one asking about when I was flying and if I was healthy. I had great dives with them, so I would really like to recommend them. "
Miha Gerbec, 2006

Barakuda Diving
Thailand > Koh Phi Phi

Offer day trips to Hin Daeng and Hin Mouang, to 25 local sites and to the wreck of the King Cruiser. Courses in English, German, Danish, Swedish and French. PADI IDC center. Experienced staff who have been with the company many years.

Ton Sai Bay
Phi Phi Island
Tel: +66 (0)75 620698
Fax: +66 (0)75 620698
Email

Mailing Address
Barakuda Co Ltd
PO Box 283
Phuket
83000
Thailand

Paradise Diving
Thailand > Koh Phi Phi
Blue View Divers
Thailand > Koh Phi Phi

Blue View Divers is an eco friendly Green Fins dive operation offering daily courses with PADI and SSI, and daily diving trips to the local marine park of Phi Phi Ley and the Bida Islands. Offering late and flexible departure times, beach lunches and small groups.

Blue View Divers
Phi Phi Viewpoint Resort
107 Moo 7
Phi Phi Island
Thailand Tel: +66 (0)75819395
[email protected]

Sea Bees Diving
Thailand > Koh Phi Phi

Pak Meng

Sea Bees Diving
Thailand > Pak Meng

Krabi and Environs

Krabi is on the coast of the mainland. If you're looking for nightlife and activities, Krabi, and it's nearby beaches and islands, are for you. Many guesthouses and cheap hotels, loads of bars: part of the backpackers route. Tons of things to do, like sea kayacking in mangrove swamps and caves, or climbing. For climbing take a boat to Railey or Phra Nang (you can walk between these two beaches and stay in bungalows here). There are many diving operators in Ao Nang (a bus ride from Krabi) and some on the Railey peninsula. Most also have booking offices in Krabi itself. To see hotel prices in Krabi visit the Agoda site.

Lots of shops in Krabi, but generally the same things are cheaper in Bangkok. For clothes try the market; cheap but fairly well made.

Male Broadclub Cuttlefish
Photo credit: Georgette Douwma

Getting There

From Bangkok you can fly to Krabi. From Koh Ngai or Koh Muk take a boat to Pak Meng, from there catch a bus to Trang and from Trang bus station catch a bus to Krabi.

Phra Nang Divers
Thailand > Krabi

Operate 3 day/night liveaboard dive safaris, which include Hin Daeng and Hin Mouang. Enforce a maximum depth limit of 38 metres. Open October to April. PADI

Railey Village Resort
West Beach
Ao Nang Beach
Tel: +66 (0)75 637 064
[email protected]

Reviews: 5 Star Rating: Recommendedstarsstarsstarsstars

"Excellent tuition, the instructors were very thorough and clearly loved their job and diving! Very good value for money too. The liveaboard was fab!"
Lucy

Aqua Vision Dive Center
Thailand > Krabi

5-Star IDC dive center under swiss and English Management. Offices at Ao Nang Beachfront and the Sheraton Krabi Beach resort. Offers daily whale Shark and manta ray dives by speedboat from Ao Nang Beach, PADI dive courses, dive tours including longtail dives, Phi Phi Island diving and full liveaboard tours.

Ao Nang Beach Dive Center
76/12 Mu 2, Ao Nang Beach
Ao Nang
Krabi 81000
Thailand
Tel: +66 86 944 4068
[email protected]
 

Klong Muang Beach Dive Center
170/2 Mu 2, Klong Muang
Nong Thale
Krabi 81000
Thailand
Tel: +66 81 797 3924
[email protected]

Reviews: 5 Star Rating: Recommended stars stars stars stars

"The instructor here was excellent. He was very patient and made us feel completely at ease in the water. I hope to visit again soon."
Mark Walter

Scuba Addicts
Thailand > Krabi

Multilingual PADI Gold Palm Resort. Daytrips to Phi-Phi, the King Cruiser Wreck, Hin Daeng/Muang, etc. Liveaboards to the Similans Turaotao Marine Park. PADI courses from beginner to Pro. Nitrox, Cabern, DPV and night dives.

Scuba Addicts
245/5, Moo2
Tambon Ao Nang
Amphur Muang
Krabi, Thailand, 81000
Tel: +66 756 37705 Mobile: +66 89586 1990
[email protected]

Reviews: 5 Star Rating: Recommended5 Star Rating: Recommended5 Star Rating: Recommended

"Really friendly, professional service: Staff were always fun, knowledgeable and keen to help. Scuba Addicts come highly recommended! The only British owned and managed diving centre in Ao Nang. I certainly noticed a difference just in terms of managing my expectations, offering impartial advice and trying to make my two weeks as fun as possible, even out of the water."
Jeff Porter, 2007

Sting Ray Divers
Thailand > Krabi

Teach in English, German, Swedish, French, Dutch and Thai. PADI.

202 Moo 2
Ao Nang Beach
81000 Krabi
Tel: +66 (0)75 637 493
Fax: +66 (0)75 637 493

Kon-Tiki Krabi Diving & Snorkeling Center
Thailand > Krabi
KrabiDivers.com
Thailand > Krabi

Located in the heart of Aonang, the beachside town of Krabi, in the Sea of Love PLaza. KrabiDivers.com provides dive courses, trips, liveaboards, dive equipment sales and also helps customers with hotel bookings and other arrangements.

Sea of Love Plaza
(opposite McDonalds)
Aonang
Krabi, 8100
Thailand
Tel/Fax: +66 075-695-480
[email protected]

"My friends and I had to book last minute for some fun dives. KrabiDivers.com not only made all the arrangements including the hotel, they also took care of our entertainment after the dives, and in the end we all hung out together, had a party at night and it made our short getaway really enjoyable! "
Chrissy, 2008

Poseidon Dive Center
Thailand > Krabi
Stingray Divers
Thailand > Krabi

Photo copyright Jurgen Hertoghe, Phuket Entertainment Inc.

Similan Islands

The Similans are another excellent diving destination in Thailand. They are a national park comprising nine small islands 90 km Northwest of Phuket. There are no dive operators on the islands: to do them justice you need to take a liveaboard. Khao Lak and Thap Lamu are the closest places from which to travel, but boats also operate out of Koh Lanta, Phuket and Ao Nang.
Clownfish Photo by Jurgen Hertoghe, Phuket Entertainment Inc


Thap Lamu

Thap Lamu Port is the nearest port to the Similans. The easiest way to get there is to go to Khao Lak and get a taxi.

Visit Similan, Bon, Richeliu and Surin islands in the North Andaman Sea. Length of trip is 7 nights/8 days and the liveaboard departs from Thap Lamu.

Thailand Aggressor liveaboard visits Similan, Bon, Richeliu and Surin islands

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Phuket

" When you cannot fly direct to Phuket, fly into Bangkok then take Air Asia to Phuket. Very cheap one way flight and so much better than an awful bus ride. Been there done that. I have dived many places in Southern Phuket and highly recommend a visit at the 1st of April. 40-60% off most Resorts but still great weather & visibility. "

Bring a Go-Pro Camera and ignore the Dive Sites who ask you not to carry your own knife while diving. Oddly enough this has happened to me on more than a few dives and I have been adamant that I always carry my own knife during a dive. Safety first always.

Enjoy the beautiful crystal clear waters of the Andaman, swim with turtles, discover Moray, swim along side schools of large Tuna, and a whole lot more. :) "
Phuket Golf Leisure Co., Ltd., 2014

Thailand Liveaboards
Thailand > Phuket

Thailand Liveaboards

Offering a full range of liveaboard options from budget to luxury. Boats for all experience levels. Liveaboards departing from Khao Lak and Phuket to the Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock plus Hin Daeng, Hin Muang, Phi Phi and the Mergui Archipelago. Specialist advise. Multilingual service. Dive courses, day trips, snorkeling, tours, accommodation and transfers also arranged.

Thailand Liveaboards
9/368 Moo 6, Kathu
Phuket 83120
Thailand
Tel: +66 81 2727556
Fax: +66 76 384 670
Mobile: +66 81 2727556
[email protected]
thailandliveaboards.com
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Phuket
Local Dive Thailand

Trips to the Similan islands for four nights / five days.

Thailand Aggressor liveaboard visits Similan, Bon, Richeliu and Surin islands

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Thailand Divers
Thailand > Phuket
Thailand Divers

Thailand Divers
59/1 Sainamyen Road
Patong Beach
Phuket
Thailand
Tel: +66 (0)76510849
Fax: +66 (0)76293034
[email protected]
http://www.thailand-divers.com/

Reviews: 5 Star Rating: Recommended5 Star Rating: Recommended5 Star Rating: Recommended5 Star Rating: Recommended5 Star Rating: Recommended

"I just finished my advanced diving with Thailand divers and had a wonderful experience - right from booking the course to receiving my new dive card. The whole process was easy enjoyable and very professional. The dive instruction was brilliant and I was lucky enough to have one-on-one for my course. I felt completely at ease and thought that the equipment was of a very high standard and made me feel very safe. The dive sites were interesting and varied and the boat rides out there were fun. Food was great, the boat crew really helpful and friendly. All in all - this dive team way surpassed my expectations and I would recommend and encourage anyone to go on a trip, dive or do some further training. "
Jenny Hall, 2009

"Diving with Thailand Divers was a very smooth, exciting and safe experience. The preparations, the boat and facilities, the dive master, the equipment, the dive site instructions were excellent - defintely worth the 10-15% extra price, compared to the less serious and less safe competition. Highly recommended. "
Michael, Denmark, 2009

"Hi Thailand Divers . I would like to give a big thank you to you all for the 5 star service. Thanks to Tony (manc) for taking the call and especially to Brian and Stephen for the time and patience on the open water course. Im sure they were glad it was finally over. I would like to return to this center in the future who knows maybe I will for some more fun. Had good night on the thu t'was a night to remember thanks guys appreceiated it. And Brian remember to send me some info for sites back here in scotland and a link to your facebook when you get a chance. Thank you all once again. "
Chris Ross, 2008

"I went diving with Thailand Divers on a 4 day dive cruise after having completed the Enriched Air Diving course with Thailand Divers . The dive sites were spectacular, especially Richelieu Rock. Our instructor diver Chris showed us around to all the great sites to see and made this trip even more woderful. Many thanks to the Thailand Divers team for making my Thailand Diving Experience such a great one. "
Willem Hadders, Germany, 2008

"I recently obtained my PADI Licence with the Thailand Divers crew. My instructor for the three days was Chris ( aka Mr Cruise! ) Chris made everything so easy and explained every little detail to us so clearly! I found him and the staff at Thailand Divers so professional and they made my diving experience so amazing! Had so much fun for the the three days, but the most important thing was the safety and Chris ensured that everything we did was safe, which it was!! Chris and the lads from Thailand Divers are sound top lads,and am heading back in November to do my advanced with them! Chris thanks again for being patient and making it the best experience i've ever had! Will give you an email when I'm heading back to Phuket,take care mate, AWESOME!!! "
Dave Hudson

"I was in Phuket last week and i did my PADI open water course with Phil. Thank you Phil for the extra time you spent with me to enable me to complete the course. I had a great time with you all at Thailand Divers. I look forward to coming back and diving with you again. I am new to diving but my experience with Thailand Divers was brilliant. I would recommend this company to anybody looking to learn how to dive. "
Peter Clarke

"I recently went diving with Thailand Divers . I have been diving for years now all around the world and this has to be one of the best diving companies I have been with. They had a brand new shop, classrooms, equipment and boats. This is due to the Tsunami and they lost everything as they are located on the beach in Patong. I went there to see if the Tsunami had affected the reefs and I am pleased to say they are beautiful and untouched.
Their new boat had everything you would ever want on a day trip boat. Showers, towels, bar, music and more. The best thing for Thailand was that there were no hidden costs as everything was included in the cost of the trip, lots of great food and all drinks. Usually Thailand companies charge extra for these facilities. A very nice change.
Excellent value for money. I would recommend this company to anybody who has been diving for years or who is about to start."

Stuart

"What can i say...unbelievable location...the friendliest people I have met in my years experience of diving...I got a free t-shirt, free CD of my underwater pictures, free BBQ and met some amazing people with loads of advice (they even sorted me out with accommodation)...what they say is true, Thailand Divers is not ONLY a dive school...it's a social life! "
Darren Sharp

Dive the World Thailand
Thailand > Phuket

Dive The World offers diving in the Similan Islands, Hin Daeng, Phi Phi Islands, Krabi, Khao Lak and Burma, specialising in liveaboards and private instruction PADI courses.

Dive the World Thailand
Song Roy Pee Centre
210/26 Ratuthid Road
Patong Beach
Phuket 83150
Thailand
Tel: +66 (0)76 344736
Fax: +66 (0)76 344736
[email protected]
divetheworldthailand.com

Reviews: 5 Star Rating: Recommended5 Star Rating: Recommended5 Star Rating: Recommended5 Star Rating: Recommended5 Star Rating: Recommended

"Sheldon Hey, the Australian ex-pat who owns Dive the World Thailand answered all my questions and worked with me on an itinerary. He picked out the dive boats I used in Phuket and Phi Phi Island. He also arranged all my transfers (seven) in air conditioned taxis."
Bill Mashek

"If you are a first time visitor to Phuket and want to check out several dive operations, I recommend Dive-The-World.com. The folks there set me up with a hotel room in my price range and arranged a week of diving with various operators, based on the type of diving I wanted and my preferred locations on specific days. Less than $700 for the week for room and diving. Everything was handled via email prior to my arrival. I forgot my wetsuit on this trip. A Dive-The-World.com employee/DM drove out to my hotel that first night with a suit for the week. No charge for the service or the suit."
Bill Ballard, 2008

Scuba Cat Diving
Thailand > Phuket
justdiveit.com
Thailand > Phuket
Sunrise Divers
Thailand > Phuket
Dive Adventures Asia
Thailand > Phuket
Poseidon Diving
Thailand > Phuket
Kamala Diving Center - Merlin Divers
Thailand > Phuket
Pro-Tech Dive College
Thailand > Phuket

Pro-Tech Dive College are a specialist Technical Diver Training Centre offering PADI DSAT and TDI programs from Basic Nitrox to Advanced Trimix courses. Technical Day diving also available to dive the great Deep Wrecks of Phuket.

PRO-TECH DIVE COLLEGE
389 Patak Road
Karon Beach
Phuket
Thailand
83100
Tel: +66 (0) 12 704504 / +66 (0) 48 393922
[email protected]
http://www.protechdivers.com/

Reviews: 1 star

"Truly a disappointing experience. I would never dive with them again. Nice web site, but unfortunately it's all smoke and mirrors. I paid in advance for a dive master internship, and was forced to stop half way into it. They do not have the instructors, students, or facilities to provide a PADI dive master course. Dive shops like this reflect poorly on the entire dive community. "
Eduardo Couce

"Never ever advise any one to dive or study with pro-tech dive college. I did my rebreather course and payed in advanced more than 1500 US dollar for nothing, 8 days in classroom for theory and one day in swimming pool and decide to quit the course. All 8 days the instructor said all the time "you are not fit for rebreather and rebreather not for recreational diving". They pushing the students to quit the course. There was me and another student, I don't know him also quit in his last dive. "
Ahmad Ali, 2012

Sharkey Scuba
Thailand > Phuket

363/10 Patak Road
Karon
83100 Phuket
Thailand
Tel: +66 897251935
[email protected]

Reviews: 5 Star Rating: Recommended5 Star Rating: Recommended5 Star Rating: Recommended5 Star Rating: Recommended5 Star Rating: Recommended

"We highly recommend Sharkey Scuba - Karon Beach, Phuket, Thailand. If you are traveling to Thailand, you have to dive with Iain, Oui, and Max of Sharkey Scuba. They will take you to the best dive sites, from the Similians, to Phi Phi. My complete family (myself, my spouse, and three sons) have trained with Sharkey and received Open Water thru Advanced and Rescue Diver ratings. Sharkey is a family run operation that puts safety first, pays attention to all the details, custom tailors dives, and trips, to your specific needs and desires. Iain, Oui, and Max love the sea, they know where to go, and they take good care of the enviroment. They dive in a safe, relaxed, manner that allows you to maximize bottom time and get the most for your money. My three sons (ages 17-12) are budding Marine Biologists mainly due to their positive and motivating experiences with Iain, Oui, and Max, of Sharkey Scuba. "
Reggie Beckius, 2009

Kon-Tiki Phuket Diving & Snorkeling Center
Thailand > Phuket
Thailand

84 Taina Rd.
T.Karon A.Muang
Phuket 83100
Thailand
Tel: +66 (0)76 330 674
Fax: +66 (0)76 330 675
[email protected]
http://www.kontiki-phuket.com/

PADI beginner courses in small personal groups, beach and shore diving as well as daily dive trips to the Phi Phi and Racha Islands. Liveaboards to Similan Islands.

Reviews: 5 Star Rating: Recommended5 Star Rating: Recommended5 Star Rating: Recommended5 Star Rating: Recommended5 Star Rating: Recommended

"I can highly recommend Kon-Tiki Diving in Phuket Thailand. They are now running the fastest boat in Thailand to the Similans Island for snorkelling and diving. I'm an avid diver - they looked after me a treat. A professional company with fantastic facilities - well done! "
Liisa Andersson

"They are an excellent outfit, good boat and charge the same as everyone else. "
Mike

"Kon-Tiki Diving in Phuket Thailand has an excellent service, great boats and instructors with a true feeling for safety. I sure will dive with them again. "
Reine Högberg

Thailand > Phuket
Santana diving & canoeing

Liveaboards to Burma (Myanmar), the Similan Islands or Hin Daeng. PADI courses in n English, German or Thai.

49 Taweewong Rd
Patong Beach
Phuket 83150
Thailand Tel: +66 (0)76 294220
fax +66 (0)76 340360
[email protected]

"I have spent one week diving this this outstanding dive center. The prices of Santana are very reasonable. The service they are providing is outstanding. "
Max Smith

Thailand > Phuket
Seafarer Divers

Seafarer Divers Ltd CO
(RAWAI P.O. Box 2)
1/10-11 Moo 5
Soi Ao Chalong
Viset Rd
Tambon Rawai Amphur Muang
Phuket 83130
Thailand Tel: +66 (0)76 280 644
Fax: +66 (0)76 381 219
[email protected]

Reviews: 5 Star Rating: Recommended

"Just finished an internship to "Go Pro" with this dive centre. Had the time of my life - I would definitely recommend it ! I also got a free liveabord trip to the Similan Islands with was incredible! (58000 Baht, December 2004) "
Martin

Phuket Scuba Club
Thailand > Phuket

PADI 5 Star center specialising in diver education, daily scuba diving tours and liveaboards.

241 Koktanod road
Kata Beach
Phuket 83100
Thailand
Tel/Fax: +66 (0)76 284026
[email protected]

Reviews: 5 Star Rating: Recommended

"Absolutely first class service. PSC have taken me through both OW and AOW courses in a friendly and professional way. I have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone thinking of diving in Phuket."
Ian Routledge

"The absolute best and only operation to dive with in Phuket. "
John Lantz, 2012

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"(Tsunami) Luckily all of our staff, customers and local friends from Kata Mama, Pen's restaurant and the Boathouse areas are ok. Our furry friends too.

From the dive club, both Kevan and Instructor David were incredibly lucky and we are all happy that they managed to hang on and climb for dear life. We also learned that our Thai Instructress - Khun Tu who certainly does not believe in overexertion - has developed some amazing sprinting skills. Considering entering her for the next Olympics.

Otherwise Kata Beach is being cleaned up and we are amazed to see how the Thais are working so quickly and how wonderful they are to the tourists during times of trouble. In all the year's that we have been here we have never seen them act so fast!!! :)) Bless these wonderful caring folk.

The restaurants are being rebuilt, hotels repaired and at this stage we are not sure if we are going to rebuild our beach branch which we opened earlier this year.Fortunately our main dive shop was not affected as it was protected by The Boathouse Hotel. So we will never again complain about this establishment ruining our view of Kata Beach.

For those of you who want to know about your planned holiday and the diving - it is back to normal again and all local dives, daytrips and Liveaboard cruises are in operation. Phuket has the infrastructure to cope immediately so please do not believe the media reports about the diseases and lack of water and food etc. With countries ordering their nationals to evacuate this will cause more harm to Thailand than anything else.The media destroyed tourism in Thailand before over the Bali bombings,SARS, Bird flu etc etc. Phuket is still beautiful!

Friends we are so lucky to have survived this awful disaster and we are mourning with you for those who were not. Our sympathies to the families and friends who have lost their loved one's.

Wishing you a Happy New Year. Sawatdi Bpi Mai!!! Regards from all at the club "
Chantal and Kevan, Phuket Scuba Club

Sea Bees
Thailand > Phuket

Main office: Sea Bees Diving - Phuket Chalong Pier
1/3 Moo 9, Viset Road, Chalong
Phuket 83130, Thailand
Tel.: +66 (0) 76 381 765
Fax: +66 (0) 76 280 467
Email: [email protected]

Branch office: Sea Bees Diving - Amari Coral Beach Resort
Amari Coral Beach Resort
Patong Beach
Phuket 83150
Thailand
Tel.: +66 (0) 76 292 969

Branch office: Sea Bees Diving - JW Marriott Mai Khao
JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa
Mai Khao Beach
234 Thepkasatri Road
Mai Khao
Thalang
Phuket 83110
Thailand
Tel.: +66 (0) 76 338 071
Fax: +66 (0) 76 338 072

Branch office: Sea Bees Diving - Outrigger Laguna Phuket
Beach Resort
Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort
Bangtao Bay
323 Moo 2
Srisoonthorn Road
Cherngtalay
Thalang
Phuket 83110
Thailand
Tel.: +66 (0) 83 648 6001 or 076 360 600 Ext. 2330

Branch office: Sea Bees Diving - Nai Harn
U Sunsuri Phuket
Nai Harn
11/5 Moo 1, Rawai
Muang
Phuket 83130
Thailand
Tel.: +66 (0) 76 336 400

Reviews: 5 Star Rating: Recommended5 Star Rating: Recommended5 Star Rating: Recommended5 Star Rating: Recommended5 Star Rating: Recommended

Phuket dash Scuba dot Com
Thailand > Phuket

Daily scuba diving at destinations like Shark Point, Phi Phi islands and Similans. Live-aboard diving to Similan islands, Phi Phi, Hin Daeng and Hin Mouang.

53 Katekwan Road
Kata Beach
Tambon Karon
Amphur Muang
Phuket 83100
Tel/Fax: +66 (0)76-284 044
[email protected]

Reviews: 5 Star Rating: Recommended5 Star Rating: Recommended5 Star Rating: Recommended5 Star Rating: Recommended5 Star Rating: Recommended

"Knows all the boats, and gives excellent advice. Also lots of liveaboards on offer. "
Myriam Dorado

Colona Diving & Tours
Thailand > Phuket

Colona Diving & Tours
393 Patak Road
Karon, Muang
Phuket,
Thailand
[email protected]

Reviews: 5 Star Rating: Recommended5 Star Rating: Recommended5 Star Rating: Recommended5 Star Rating: Recommended5 Star Rating: Recommended

"This is surely the best liveaboard boat I have been on, Colona VI. Comfortable cabins, with aircon and your own toilet and shower. The staff assistance was just wonderful. The Divemasters, Mark and Raoul, were I think the best divemasters I've ever dived with. They were great fun and very well educated in the diving area, which was the Similans amd Hin Daeng / Hin Munag. Highly recommended. They also have another boat coming out soon, Nautica. We have just booked another trip for March. Just great! Excellent value for money and the diving much better than Australia (GBR) or the Red Sea. "
Melissa White

"Great pricing, very friendly and hardworking, based in Phuket - Colona group. Nice boat, well laid out and comfortable. Excellent value for money, level with some of the best. Definitely would dive again with them again. "
Sophie, 2008

Worldwide Dive and Sail
Thailand > Phuket

Facilities for the deaf and hard of hearing available. One week diving and sailing liveaboards to the Similan and Surin Islands.

Worldwide Dive and Sail
Chalong Bay
Phuket
Thailand Tel: +66 (0)22 826985
Email

Phuket Pro Dive
Thailand > Phuket

Phuket Pro Dive offers all levels of PADI Courses such as Discover Scuba, Introductory Dive, Open Water Diver, Advanced Open Water Diver & Rescue Diver for either private or small groups by professional & well experienced PADI instructor.

Day Trips to dive Sites around Phuket, Shark Point, Anemone Reef & Phi Phi islands and Liveaboard Cruises to Similan Islands, Surin Islands & Richelieu Rock for some of the best Diving that Thailand has to offer in the Andaman Sea.

Organizing Private Boat Charter for scuba diving, snorkeling, sightseeing & fishing and our Adventure Tours are a specialty of Phuket Pro Dive.

Our team of staff is here to assist you to make your special holiday in Phuket personalized and memorable.

43/24 Moo5 Ao Chalong Road
Tunbon Rawai
Muang Phuket
83100
Thailand
Tel: +66 (0)76-383 913-4
Fax: +66 (0)76-383 915
Mobile: +66 (0)1-893 4686, 01-891 9276
[email protected]

Reviews: 5 Star Rating: Recommended5 Star Rating: Recommended5 Star Rating: Recommended5 Star Rating: Recommended5 Star Rating: Recommended

"Our first time diving in Thailand and this Canadian Managed company in Phuket showed us a wonderfull time while being very professional and personalised service. We plan to visit and dive with Phuket Pro Dive again in the very near future. "
Frank Stunnel

Sea Fun Divers
Thailand > Phuket

14 Kata Noi Rd
Karon
Phuket 83100
Thailand
Tel: +66 76 330 124
Email

Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort
29 Soi Karon Nui
Karon Bay Beach
Tambon Karon
Amphur Muang
Phuket 83100
Thailand
Tel: +66 (0)76 345 555 ext. 5917 (or ask for the dive center)
Tel: +66 (0)76 345 555 ext. 5916
Email

Reviews: 5 Star Rating: Recommended5 Star Rating: Recommended5 Star Rating: Recommended5 Star Rating: Recommended5 Star Rating: Recommended

"We got really spoiled from the relaxed atmosphere in their professionally run dive centres. The incredible dive and office staff gave us detailed Information how to use our dive vacation effectively. Located in Katathani at Kata Noi Beach we had some good Beach dives and our AOWC with their highly qualified Instructors made this dive experience unforgettable. The brand new equipment, the good equipped day boat and the very helpful crew ensured safety diving. Everything was well organised and we only can recommend this PADI 5 star IDC center to all Thailand travellers. "
John Swanson, USA

Oceanic Divecenter
Thailand > Phuket

Offer liveaboards to Similan Islands and other destinations, PADI dive courses and daily dive trips to dive sites around Phuket and Phi Phi islands.

Oceanic Divecenter
30 Karon Road
Thambon Karon, Muang
Phuket 83100,
Thailand
Tel: +66 (0)76 333 043
Fax: +66 (0)76 333 063
Mobile: +66 (0)1 970 1599
[email protected]

Reviews: 5 Star Rating: Recommended5 Star Rating: Recommended5 Star Rating: Recommended5 Star Rating: Recommended

"The friendliest, most relaxed and safest dive operation I've every dived with. The extra mile these guys go to to make your trip memorable is invaluable. I happily left a tip for everyone at Oceanic - especially little Nida who took amazing care of all of my equipment. Don't go to any other dive center in Phuket! Email ahead and Oceanic will get everything sorted for you. Outstanding service!"
Kay Turner, UK

Siam Dive n' Sail
Thailand > Phuket
Dive Travel Asia
Thailand > Phuket
Sea King Divers
Thailand > Phuket
Kamala Dive Center
Thailand > Phuket
Dive Asia
Thailand > Phuket

Dive Asia
24 Karon Road Phuket 83100
Thailand
Tel: +66 (0)76 330598
Fax: +66 (0)76 284033
[email protected]

Reviews: 5 Star Rating: Recommended5 Star Rating: Recommended5 Star Rating: Recommended5 Star Rating: Recommended5 Star Rating: Recommended

"Excellent dive company. I did both my advanced open water and rescue diver courses with Dive Asia and was very impressed. They are well organized, professional and very friendly. Their day trip boat, the MV Dive Asia, is excellent. I would highly recommend them for fun diving or instruction. "
David, 2011

"I concur fully with John Gerwin's comments.Very professional and friendly. Safety first! For a fair amount you can buy a DVD from your trip. I used them for many years to my satisfaction. Staff changed over the years; quality and fun did not. Their PADI courses are also highly recommended. Excellent rental equipment. "
Ben, 2009

"Very well organized, great, very experienced staff, fair prices. Day Trips and Similan cruises are both exceptional. I been diving with them for years and was very surprised that they are missing in this list. Very well organized, great, very experienced staff, fair prices. "
John Gerwin

Water World Asia
Thailand > Phuket
Scandinavian Divers
Thailand > Phuket

Scandinavian Divers
Bangla Road, 58/6
Soi Patong Resort
Patong Beach
Phuket 83150
Thailand
Tel: (+66) 76-294225 / 6
Fax: (+66) 76-292408
[email protected]

Reviews: 5 Star Rating: Recommended5 Star Rating: Recommended5 Star Rating: Recommended5 Star Rating: Recommended5 Star Rating: Recommended

" This summer I was again diving with Scandinavian Divers in Phuket and I will highly recommend this Dive center. Scandinavian Divers now have shop/office in Patong beach, Kata Beach Karon beach, equipment, boats, workshop and 2 dive boats in Chalong, who operate daily to different dive destinations all year round. As well as a Dive center in Khao Lak. I'm a good customer and many of my friends use Scandinavian Divers. "
Maryann Nystad, 2008

Super Divers Phuket
Thailand > Phuket
Kiwidiver.com
Thailand > Phuket
Phuket Diving Safaris
Thailand > Phuket

Koh Phra Thong (Golden Buddha Island)

Koh Phra Thong is the closest land fall point to Richelieu Rock, a small submerged rock about 18 kilometers (11 miles) east of the Surin islands.

An all-villa eco resort.Divers participating in the Whale Shark Exploration Programme will have the unique opportunity to "photo-tag" whale sharks to contribute to the conservation and research effort. All guests stay in private individually designed beach houses. The resort is the only one on the island and guests have access to over 10 kilometers of pristine, undeveloped beach front.

Lost Horizon Resort Co. Ltd.
2013 Damascus Church Road
Koh Phra Thong
Thailand
[email protected]
goldenbuddharesort.com

Blue Guru Diving
Thailand > Koh Phra Thong

Ranong

Ranong province borders southern Myanmar, 600 km south of Bangkok.

Trips to the Similans, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Surin and Richelieu for four nights / five days. From Ranong.

Miss Moon liveaboard visits the Similans, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Surin and Richelieu from Ranong

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Trips to the Similans, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Surin and Richelieu for three nights / four days. From Ranong.

Thai Sea liveaboard visits the Similans, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Surin and Richelieu from Ranong

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The Smiling Seahorse
Thailand > Ranong
The smiling seahorse

Operated by a French couple, The Smiling Seahorse offers exclusive dive cruises to Mergui Archipelago in Burma as well as Surin and Similan Islands in Thailand from 3 to 8 days. Nitrox and Padi courses available onboard. The main particularity is that they avoid the crowd. MV Thai Sea, their vessels takes only 12 divers onboard in double cabins and with 4 experienced instructors onboard, they do even smaller groups below the water. English, French and Spanish spoken.

170 Ruangrat Road (in the middle of the main street)
85000 Ranong
Tel: 0860110614, 0844524413
[email protected]

Reviews: 5 stars

"A big thank to everybody, a special thank to the cook, food was really good. Diving even better! I had an amazing time. Thank you for everything!"
Martin, 2014

Andaman International Dive Center
Thailand > Ranong

Liveaboard trips to the Similan Islands, Surin Islands, Richelieu Rock, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Burma, including north of Burma up to Mergui.

AIDC - Andaman International Dive Center
DanishPhetkasem Rd. 97/21 Moo 1
85000 Ranong
Tel: 077-834824
Fax : 077-834864
English: 0898141092 or 0815374445
[email protected]

Reviews: 4 stars

"Diving center in Ranong, Thailand. Dive trips to the islands off the western coast and Burma. Reasonable priced. Great service including help with transport, lodging and other practical details. One of the few operators allowed into Burma."
Jens Erik Jorgensen, 2008


Bangkok

The Living Sea (Thailand)
Thailand > Bangkok

liveaboard tours to North and South Andaman Island, Tao Island and Losin. NAUI courses from Open water (beginer level), Advanced Open water, Nitrox, Rescue and Master Scuba to Instructor course. Also provide diving equipment and authorised dealer in Thailand of Rip Curl, Fantasea Line and GULL from Japan.

8/292 Moo Ban Karnda Classic Ville Soi7
Soi Bangbon 5
Ekachai-Bangbon Road
Bangbon
Bangkok 10150
Thailand
Tel : (66 2) 892-2897
Fax : (66 2) 892-2897
Mobile : (661) 936-1577, (661) 666 6161
E-mail : [email protected]



Diving Guide Books

Dive Thailand
Dive Thailand
by Paul Lees, Paperback, 176 pages
Covers both the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand. Gives plenty of information and not just on dive sites. In fact is a mini guide book, covering travel, dive operators, money, when to go and Accommodation. Filled with colour pictures, it features sections on sea life, underwater photography and first aid. All dives are given a star rating and are well described. If you're planning to dive in Thailand you won't regret buying this book.
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Diving & Snorkelling Guide to Thailand
by Frank Schneider, Paperback, 208 pages (2013)
from Koh Similan to Koh Lanta, gives full details of the marine fauna and flora to be seen, how to get to the site as well as information on the diving conditions to be expected.
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Pocket Divesite: South Andaman and Pocket Divesite: Similan
Paperbacks (2006)
produced by a team of five dive instructors with backgrounds in design. They published their first guidebook in 2004. delivery

"The South Andaman Diveguide and the Similan Diveguide, both from Pocket Divesite, are by far the best publications on the area. "
Steven, Phuket dash Scuba dot Com, 2014

Lonely Planet Thailand's Islands & Beaches
The islands and beaches edition is lighter to carry than the full guide to Thailand and includes Bangkok.
Paperback, 464 pages (November 2012)
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