Keep up to date with Scuba Diving in Phuket Thailand with Thailand Divers, Patong Beach.
Established for over 10 years in Phuket, training new scuba divers and organising scuba diving day trips for certified divers.
We also organise day trips to James Bond Islands, Phi Phi Islands, Elephant trekking in the amazing tropical rainforests of Thailand.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Because it's world renowned for its access to nearby Surin and Similan Islands,
scuba diving is a huge draw to the island of Phuket. Thailand is one of
the most affordable places to get into this hugely rewarding sport, yet
it is not without its risks -- safety is paramount when choosing your
operator. When you are selecting a company, always check that it is PADI
certified. Many of the storefront operations are just consolidators for
other companies (meaning you get less quality care and pay a fee to a
middle man), so ask if they have their own boats and make sure you'll be
diving with the folks you meet behind the counter. Also check about the
ratio of divers to instructor or dive master; anything more than
five-to-one is not acceptable, and it should be more like two-to-one for
Below are a few of the best choices in Phuket. All
these companies can arrange day trips to the nearby coral wall and
wrecks, as well as overnight or long-term excursions to the Similan
Islands (also PADI courses, Dive Master courses, or 1-day introductory
lessons and Open Water certification). Multiday Open Water courses can
begin at around 11,900B.