4 January 2021
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.
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.
As well as the diving, Thailand is famous for its food, temples, beaches and extremely friendly people.
Liveaboards Koh Ngai (Koh Hai) Koh Muk Pak Meng Trang Koh Libong Koh Lanta Koh Phi Phi Krabi Similans Thap Lamu Phuket Khao Lak Koh Phra Thong Ranong Bangkok Further Reading Add a review
If you need a dive centre elsewhere in Thailand see the Gulf of Thailand Dive Operators.
Trips to Koh Phi Phi, the Similan islands, Richelieu Rock or Myanmar Mergui Archipelago. From 4 to 10 days.
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.
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.
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.
9/368 Moo 6, Kathu
Tel: +66 81 2727556
Fax: +66 76 384 670
Mobile: +66 81 2727556
Khao Lak is north of Phuket and much quieter. It is good starting point for the Similan and Surin islands.
PADI organisation departing from Khao Lak.
Sea Dragon Dive Center
5/51 Moo 7, Khao Lak
T. Khuk Khak
A. Takua Pa
Tel: +66 (0)76 485 420
Fax: +66 (0)76 485 418
"Absolutely fantastic ! I did my Divemaster with them, they're the ones who really taught me dive. What a professional outfit.
Dave B Allen
Multilingual German operation with branches in Khao Lak, Phuket, Koh Phi Phi and Pak Meng.
Main office: Sea Bees Diving - Khao Lak
33/3 Moo 6
Phang Nga 82190
Tel.: +66 (0) 76 485 174
Fax: +66 (0) 76 485 175
Branch office: Sea Bees Diving - JW Marriott Khao Lak
JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort & Spa
41/12 Moo 3
Phang Nga 82190
Tel.: +66 (0) 76 584 970
Branch office: Sea Bees Diving - City Shop, Khao Lak
21/21 Petchkasem Road
Phang Nga 82190
Tel/Fax: +66 (0) 76 485 434
Branch office: Sea Bees Diving -
Le Meridien Khao Lak Beach & Spa Resort
9/9 Moo 1
Phang Nga 82190
Tel/Fax: +66 (0) 76 487 077
"Learned to dive (PADI Open Water) with SeaBees - 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. No big fish, but superb diving. Boat and crew were absolutely 1st class - cannot recommend them highly enough. Outstanding."
PADI dive centre under German management. Offers Similan Islands day trips and liveaboards, and snorkelling tours. Scuba diving with whale sharks and manta rays in Thailand.
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
Telephone: +66(0)76-485 628
Fax: +66(0)76-485 266
31/13 Petchkasem Rd
moo5 T.Khuk Khak
82190 Phang Nga
Diving and snorkelling trips to the Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock and Surin. Overnight liveaboards and PADI advanced courses available.
Diving and snorkelling at the Similan Islands and beyond.
4/42 Moo 7. Khuk Khak
Tel: +66 (0) 76 485 614
Fax: +66 (0) 76 485 613
Small dive company providing safe, ethical diving.
Wicked Diving Co., Ltd.
4/17 Moo 7
Tel: +66 85 795 2221
Khao Lak Explorer: Similan Islands Liveaboard
4/81 Moo 7 Petkasem Rd
Tel/Fax: +66 (0)76 485 308
Mobile: +66 (0)81 720 0019, +66 (0)84 325 8106
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).
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.
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.
Charlie Beach Resort
"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.
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.
Visits Hin Daeng and Hin Mouang, Ko Ha, Ko Rok, Similans and Richellieu Rock.
Tel/Fax: +66 (0) 7522 5969
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.
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.
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
Tel and Fax: +66 75-668-320, +66 75-668-321, +66 81-657-0939, +6681-363-1513
"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.
Hidden Depths Diving
123 Moo 1
Ban Saladan Koh Lanta
Tel: +66 (0) 808 936 211
"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
Diving & snorkeling trips to Koh Haa, Koh Bida, Phi Phi Islands and Hin Daeng/Hin Muang from Koh Lanta. PADI courses from beginner up to Instructor and technical diver training.
Lanta diver Co Ltd
197/3, Moo1 Saladan
Krabi 81 150
Tel: +66 (0)75 68 42 08
147 Moo 1
Tel: +66 075 684 528
180 Moo 1
Tel: 0066 75 684 065
Fax: 0066 75 684 065
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
Tel: +66 (0)69 468 262, +66 (0)94 825 898
Fax: +66 (0)75 665 093
Mob: +66 (0)69 468 262
Departing from the beach each morning at 9am, their two speedboats carry a maximum of 10 divers each. PADI courses available in several languages.
223 Moo 2 Phra Ae
Tel: +66 (0)48 422 191 and +66 (0)90 503 009
Fax: +66 (0)75 684 193
Liveaboard trips include to the Similans, Hin Daeng and Hin Mouang.
Lanta Diving Safaris
289 Moo 1
Tel +66 (0) 75 68 49 04
Fax +66 (0) 75 68 49 05
Established 2009, Anti Gravity Divers is on Klong Nin Beach in the south of Koh Lanta. They will pick you up from your resort and drop you back after their trips free of charge. They dive the world class Hin Daeng and Hin Muang as well as Koh Ha, Koh Bida and Koh Rok.
Amantra Resort & Spa
Tel/Fax: +66 (0) 87 474 1066
3, Moo 1
Tel/Fax: +66 (0)75 684-165
"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.)
There are many diving operators on Koh Phi Phi, the majority in Ton Sai Bay.
Phi Phi Princess Divers & Spa Resort
107 M.7 Phi Phi Island
T. Ao Nang
Thailand Tel: +66 (0)75 622 079
Fax: +66 (0)75 612 188
"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.
"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!
Koh Phi Phi
"A very professional diveshop.
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
Tel: +66 (0)75 601157
Mobile: +66 (0)861194570
Fax: +66 (0)75 601 269
"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.
"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
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
Paradise Diving & The Paradise Resort
Phi Phi Island
Thailand Tel: +66 (0)8196 83982
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
Multilingual German operation with PADI branches in Khao Lak, Phuket, Koh Phi Phi and Pak Meng.
Sea Bees Diving - Holiday Inn Resort Phi Phi Island
Phi Phi Island, Krabi
100/435 Moo 5
Chalermprakiet Rama 9
Holiday Inn Tel.: +66 (0) 93 649 1725
Multilingual German operation with PADI branches in Khao Lak, Phuket, Koh Phi Phi and Pak Meng.
Sea Bees Diving - Anantara Si Kao, Pak Meng
198-199 Moo 5
Had Pak Meng - Changlang Road
Anantara Tel.: +66 (0) 75 205 888
Fax: +66 (0) 75 205 899
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.
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.
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
Ao Nang Beach
Tel: +66 (0)75 637 064
"Excellent tuition, the instructors were very thorough and clearly loved their job and diving! Very good value for money too. The liveaboard was fab!"
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
Klong Muang Beach Dive Center
"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."
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.
Tambon Ao Nang
Krabi, Thailand, 81000
Tel: +66 756 37705 Mobile: +66 89586 1990
"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
Teach in English, German, Swedish, French, Dutch and Thai. PADI.
202 Moo 2
Ao Nang Beach
Tel: +66 (0)75 637 493
Fax: +66 (0)75 637 493
Diving and snorkeling tours to the Ao Nang local islands, Phi Phi, Shark point and the King Cruiser wreck. PADI courses from beginner up to technical and sidemount diving education.
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
Tel/Fax: +66 075-695-480
"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!
The team at Poseidon aim to make your vacation an unforgettable one. "Our philosophy is to offer you fun and relaxed diving whilst maintaining our professionalism and high safety standards."
Poseidon Dive Center
69/9 Soi Suan Tu Rian
Ao Nang / Krabi 8100
Tel: +66 75 637263
Mobile. +66 (0)980 719035
Fax: +66 75 637264
Scuba dive Phi Phi, wreck dive the King Cruiser, dive with Manta Rays at Hin Daeng or explore the caves of Ao Nang's dive sites. SSI, CMAS, PADI scuba diving courses available via Stingray Divers, Ao Nang, Krabi, Thailand. Open year-round.
191 Moo 2
Tel: +66 806942455
Family owned and operated PADI Dive Center located in a quiet Thai village in the Ao Nang area of Krabi. Pool and all training facilities located on-site. Daily dive trips to Koh Phi Phi islands and Ao Nang local islands.
Sea Gypsy Divers
120 M.6, T. Nong Thale
Tel: +66 (0) 61-657-0449
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
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.
" 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.
For trips to the Similan Islands, Richelieu Rock and Burma Bank. Accomodates up to 21 divers in 2-bed, 3-bed and 4-bed cabins, or in the luxurious master double cabin.
Local Dive Thailand is one of the few full stack dive companies in Phuket, with two operational and fully purposed scuba diving tour boats—the M/V Chok Somporn and M/V Kepsub—running daily dive trips to Phi Phi Island, Racha Yai/Noi and the King Cruiser Wreck. Though there are many other dive companies and some other dive boats to choose from, LDT is simply the only choice to make if you want to ensure that you have the best day possible while diving and access to the most exciting scuba diving sites Phuket & Phi Phi have to offer! Read more about Local Dive Thailand.
Local Dive Thailand
161/47 Chao Fa west Rd.
Chalong, Mueng , Phuket
"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.
"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
"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!!!
"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.
"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."
"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!
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.
"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."
"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."
Booking office for selected dive schools in Thailand, including liveaboards in the Similans, Surin islands and Burma banks.
Sunrise Divers is a PADI 5 Star center and has been operating at Karon Beach, Phuket since 1999 offering liveaboards to the Similan Islands and local diving around Phuket and Phi Phi.
PADI diving courses and daily dive trips in Thailand, Burma, Indonesia and Malaysia. Whaleshark and Manta expeditions from Phuket, Thailand. Hidden sites and pristine Beaches.
Day trips to all reefs and islands around Phuket. 2-, 3- and 4-day dive safaris to Similan, Koh Bon and Richelieu Rock as well as to Phi Phi, Koh Hah and Hin Daeng. PADI courses of all levels. Individual service
SSI dive shop - your specialist for SSI dive courses and dive trips. Liveaboard excursions from Phuket in the Andaman sea and retailer of all kinds of water sports gear and sportswear.
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.
"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.
"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
363/10 Patak Road
Tel: +66 897251935
"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
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.
"They are an excellent outfit, good boat and charge the same as everyone else.
"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.
Liveaboards to Burma (Myanmar), the Similan Islands or Hin Daeng. PADI courses in n English, German or Thai.
49 Taweewong Rd
Thailand Tel: +66 (0)76 294220
fax +66 (0)76 340360
"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.
Seafarer Divers Ltd CO
(RAWAI P.O. Box 2)
1/10-11 Moo 5
Soi Ao Chalong
Tambon Rawai Amphur Muang
Thailand Tel: +66 (0)76 280 644
Fax: +66 (0)76 381 219
"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)
PADI 5 Star center specialising in diver education, daily scuba diving tours and liveaboards.
241 Koktanod road
Tel/Fax: +66 (0)76 284026
"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."
"The absolute best and only operation to dive with in Phuket.
John Lantz, 2012
"(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
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
Branch office: Sea Bees Diving - Amari Coral Beach Resort
Amari Coral Beach Resort
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
Tel.: +66 (0) 76 338 071
Fax: +66 (0) 76 338 072
Branch office: Sea Bees Diving - Outrigger Laguna Phuket
Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort
323 Moo 2
Tel.: +66 (0) 83 648 6001 or 076 360 600 Ext. 2330
Branch office: Sea Bees Diving - Nai Harn
U Sunsuri Phuket
11/5 Moo 1, Rawai
Tel.: +66 (0) 76 336 400
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
Tel/Fax: +66 (0)76-284 044
"Knows all the boats, and gives excellent advice. Also lots of liveaboards on offer.
Colona Diving & Tours
393 Patak Road
"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.
"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.
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
Tel: +66 (0)76-383 913-4
Fax: +66 (0)76-383 915
Mobile: +66 (0)1-893 4686, 01-891 9276
"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.
14 Kata Noi Rd
Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort|
29 Soi Karon Nui
Karon Bay Beach
Tel: +66 (0)76 345 555 ext. 5917 (or ask for the dive center)
Tel: +66 (0)76 345 555 ext. 5916
"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
Offer liveaboards to Similan Islands and other destinations, PADI dive courses and daily dive trips to dive sites around Phuket and Phi Phi islands.
30 Karon Road
Thambon Karon, Muang
Tel: +66 (0)76 333 043
Fax: +66 (0)76 333 063
Mobile: +66 (0)1 970 1599
"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
Liveaboard dive trips throughout the Andaman Sea, including Similan, Richelieu Rock, Hin Daeng, the Mergui Archipelago, and the Andaman Islands. We also offer trips to all areas of Indonesia. We teach PADI IDCs monthly.Siam Dive N Sail
PADI diving courses and diving tours of Phuket, Koh Phi Phi, Similan Islands, Hin Daeng, Hin Muang, Surin Islands and Burma Banks. Will arrange accommodation, island tours and airport transfers.
27/156 Moo 8
Choke Tip Villa
Tel: (66) 076 283339
Fax: (66) 076 283339
20/24 Moo 4
Muang Phuket 83100
95/2 Moo 3
Tel: +66 (0)76-385254
Mobile: +66 (0)8-10860557 (Carl)
24 Karon Road Phuket 83100
Tel: +66 (0)76 330598
Fax: +66 (0)76 284033
"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.
"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.
"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.
Water World Asia
189 Rat-U-Thit 200 Road
Tel: +66 (0)76 342 511
Fax: +66 (0)76 342 512
Bangla Road, 58/6
Soi Patong Resort
Tel: (+66) 76-294225 / 6
Fax: (+66) 76-292408
" 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.
A PADI Dive Center offering professional and friendly service for liveaboard diving trips, local day trips, full charters and PADI diver training. We own and operate our own boats and fully-equipped facility for guaranteed quality of service.
Super Divers Phuket
74/55 Nanai Road
Tel: +66 (0)76344323
"It's not Super Divers fault but their website states that they don't have more than 4 divers per instructor, which is misleading because you think that you’re on a boat with minimal people. BUT! Many local dive shops have their customers on the same boat. You walk down 3 steps with fins on and the boats crew tells you to hurry up. Given the boat needs to jettison the divers cause it's not anchored, but some help on the exit is needed. They do help with donning your gear and giving you a hand at the aft exit platform but no help getting out of the water except throwing a rope with a bouy, they do pull you towards the boat and take your fins. So you climb outta the water with your scuba gear. The reviews about the diving are from first timers. I'm a dive master and if you want a good experience then a live aboard is best.
Jesse, USA, 2018
PADI scuba diving courses from beginner to technical. Maximum of four students to each PADI instructor and one on one individual training available.
135/11 Moo4 Patak Road
Mutilingual staff, PADI, open everyday.
277 Moo 2
Tel: +66 87 280 1721
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.
Blue Guru Diving - offering day trips to the Surin Islands and Richelieu Rock and PADI courses at the off the beaten track island of Koh Phra Thong. Also run an extensive Divemaster Training program
Blue Guru Diving
1 Golden Buddha Bay
Koh Phra Thong
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.
Trips to the Similans, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Surin and Richelieu for three nights / four days. From Ranong.
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)
Tel: 0860110614, 0844524413
"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!"
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
Fax : 077-834864
English: 0898141092 or 0815374445
"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
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
Tel : (66 2) 892-2897
Fax : (66 2) 892-2897
Mobile : (661) 936-1577, (661) 666 6161
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