Monday, December 14, 2015

This is why I Love phuket Thailand and the Similan Islands

This is why I love phuket thailand. There is so much to do if you like adventure and a busy holiday. There is scuba diving in phuket, shopping centers bowling and 1,000s of bars and places to eat.

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But there are also so many places to go just to get away for some peace and quiet as well. Miles of empty beach. Isolated places ideal for scuba diving in phuket.

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Friendly locals and stunning warm blue ocean always ending with awesome sunsets.

Tiny places to eat away from the crowds and the menu is what was caught from the boat that afternoon. Scuba diving phuket is just one way for you to get away from the madness of the holiday resorts and discover one of the truly great countries on this world and the friendliest people on earth. Thailand Divers offers it all. What a stunning country. phuket thailand so much more than just diving.

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Sunday, December 13, 2015



What better place is there to Discover Scuba diving in phuket. The sea is so warm and clear that even the most nervous person forgets their fears as there is so much to see under the water. In phuket scuba diving is made easy and so much fun. You dont even need to be able to swim to take part in this program as it is not a license course. We teach you the basics, some safety skills and the safety theory then take you into the tropical waters with an expert instructor. The key is the instructor. The instructor for this must be experienced and not a gap year student doing something fun or a high season worker. They must be a career instructor who knows the dive sites and how to make the day safe and fun. For teaching then the more experience the better and as all Thailand Divers instructors are experienced career instructors then you can be sure of always getting the best. This latest review says it all. There is no better place than to learn to scuba dive in Phuket
“Simply Amazing!”  5 of 5 stars
I had contacted Thailand Divers through Facebook prior to our holiday & they were really helpful! They gave me all the info I needed as a first time diver & were really easy to talk to! My girlfriend & I chose to do 3 dives at Phi Phi & when we arrived at the pier we were instantly greeted by our amazing instuctor Mike. He took us to the boat where we had a short briefing about discover scuba (as i said, we were first time divers) before getting some food before our first dive. Once we were in the water & learning all the basic techniques & skills that we needed to know. My Girlfriend was unable to do the skills at first & began freaking out saying she couldn’t do it, but Mike reassured her that she could. He took the extra time needed making sure she was comfortable in the water & even if we didn’t have as much time to actually dive down on our first dive, it didn’t matter. What mattered was the fact that Mike stayed patient with us the whole time while we were learning the skills & let us learn at our own pace so that we could enjoy the process of it all. Once we got to our second dive we were much more confident & spent most of the dive under water getting down to our 12 meter limit. I cant put it into words how amazing & serene it is watching all the fish, turtles, & other marine life just swimming & watching how they live under there. Its really something you have to experience for yourself. Overall we had an amazing day & seen so much marine life, we seen 3 turtles, 2 black tip reef sharks, an eel & a huge variety of fish! Wish we could do it again already! highly recommend this company to everyone!! Thanks again for the amazing day guys!!
So when you want to discover the underwater world when in phuket scuba diving with the best makes all the difference. Thailand Divers only uses experienced instructors then you will be sure to get the best instructors and  best training when diving Phuket.  The great tropical reefs are with in easy reach of all which makes Phuket diving one of the greatest places on earth to dive. 

Tuesday, December 8, 2015



A big congratulations to Corey Parker on achieving his 30 years of outstanding service award as a scuba diving instructor. Corey has been here on phuket scuba diving now for a good few years so really does know how to get the most out of every dive and every diver. Scuba diving in phuket is one of the best locations in the world so it only seems right to book one of the most experienced instructors around to show you all there is to see. Every student he has passes with ease and everyone who dives with him comes home with a smile and some amazing stories to tell. title
Corey is one if not the most experienced instructor scuba diving phuket. But not only scuba diving but sky diving too. He is also the only person that has been allowed by the governor to sky dive over Patong which is the islands priemiere party town and land in the center of the beach right at the end the famous Bangla road in the middle of the busiest weeks of the year.
Well done mate. No instructors are as experienced in fun and living the dream. Corey has been with Thailand Divers now for a good few years and its great that he is planing on being here on phuket thailand for a few more years yet.
titleThailand Divers is lucky to have such a high standard of instructor. All our instructors have years of experience behind them as we want every student to get the best, every certified diver to dive with the best and every instructor to get their 30 year award. Every dive center has gap year students and back packers passing through but what counts is the experience and relaxed style to teach even the most nervous diver to relax and enjoy the day. That only comes with experience. All our instructors are full time proffessionals like Corey who have made enjoying life their full time job.
So next time you are in phuket scuba diving then get in touch and Corey can show you round real close to see all there is to see.Phuket thailand has some amazing diving and a few amazing instructors too but none have the experience and style that 30 years in the industry can bring. Well done mate.title
So when planing your next trip consider phuket thailand as a top location. If you are already here and lookig for something to do then scuba diving in phuket is a great day out and you may find you get addicted and then it can be you that is getting your 30 year award one day. If its Corey teaching you then the chances rise dramatically as his enthusiasm will rub off on you for sure as it will with all the instructors that are scuba diving in phuket scuba divingwith Thailand Divers. Well done Corey.
A quiet minute to relax and catch some sun.

Sunday, December 6, 2015



You never know a phuket diving course may just change you life forever. here in phuket thailand we have warm clear waters perfect for scuba diving. Shallow reefs teeming with life (ideal for wooden treasure ships to hit and sink). In phuket scuba diving is well worth doing as its cheap to learn to dive in Phuket and the rewards are amazing even if you dont find a treasure a ship.

 Is there any reason that the next big find can not be you. You can never find this if you do not know how to dive. Learn to scuba dive Phuket and who knows????

Spanish galleon was sunk by British guns off Cartagena in 1708 as it sailed with emeralds, two tons of platinum and personal wealth of the Viceroy of Peru – making her the richest treasure ship lost in the western hemisphere.

Colombia has found a Spanish treasure galleon that sank three hundred years ago off the coast of Cartagena, reputedly loaded with emeralds, gold and silver coins.
It could reveal one of the great lost treasure chests, with valuables worth as much as $17 billion (£11 billion).
The remains of the Spanish galleon San Jose, which sunk off the Caribbean coast of Cartagena de Indias, Colombia.

There are still thousands of treasure ships lost that are just waiting to reveal themselves to us. Still billions of pounds of gold, silver and jewels just waiting to be found. If you discover scuba diving phuket then who knows what will happen.

When the San Jose set sail from South America in 1708 she was carrying riches destined for King Philip V’s war chest as he fought Britain in the War of Succession.
She never arrived. She was sunk after a 90-minute battle with HMS Expedition, part of a four-ship squadron hunting the Spanish treasure fleet in the southern Caribbean.

Commodore Charles Wager described the close quarters broadsides – and said the San Jose exploded with such intensity he could feel the heat from his own ship.
“I believe the ship’s side blew out, for she caused a sea that came in our ports,” he wrote. “She immediately sank with all her riches.”

Most ship lost are in shallow waters. They may have hit a reef or rocks just off the coast. They may have been attacked after leaving port before getting into open waters and up to full speed. Not many ships were lost in open sea as there is nothing for them to hit and far harder for another ship to find them in the open ocean. Once a ship is under full sail then its far harder for another ship to catch them which is why most ships were sunk just off the coast as they were far easier to find. These shallow waters just off the coast are the perfect places for scuba diving too,  just like the reefs of the Similans.

Some reports said she was carrying 116 chests of emeralds, two tons of platinum and the personal wealth of the Viceroy of Peru – making her the richest treasure ship ever lost in the western hemisphere.
The location of the San Jose has been known since 1981 but efforts to explore the ship and salvage her treasure have been hampered by a dispute between the government and Sea Search Armada, an American company, over rights to the proceeds.

In 2011 an American court declared the galleon to be the property of the Colombian state.
The San Jose is estimated to be one of more than 1,000 galleons and merchant vessels to have sunk among Colombia’s coral reefs.
Earlier this year, treasure hunters said they had found $4.5m of Spanish gold coins off the coast of Florida, part of another of King Philip’s treasure fleets shipwrecked in a hurricane while en route from Havana to Spain. There are stories and port records that mention European pirates operating around Phuket and the West of Thailand.  There are many reefs around the Similan islands which will be a perfect hideout for pirates.

So next time you are thinking of taking a holiday then why not tale a look at phuket thailand. Even if you have you Open Water or even Advanced license. What about a Wreck course so you will know how to explore a new wreck in safety. Wreck diving is fun anyway.

Then if your new wreck may have something of value that you need to bring to the surface. Search and recovery will get you lifting things from the sea bed. This again is of use. Everyday cameras, phones, watches, rings and wallets are dropped off the boats. Search and recovery will teach you various search patterns to maximize your chances of finding them again.

Thailand divers has been teaching scuba diving in Thailand  for over 14 years now and has vast experience diving in the waters off phuket. diving in phuket is easy to complete all courses in the warm clear waters that will at the very least give you a great dive. When in phuket scuba diving will change your life even if you dont find the next treasure ship.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Thailand Divers in the Similan Islands

Thailand Divers in the Similan Islands


This week in phuket scuba diving is in the Similans with Thailand Divers and it has been amazing. This week at the Similan islands has been perfect. Blue sky, warm water, cool breeze, and so much varied sea life. Scuba diving phuket has it all. This was the best weeks diving in many a year.

From the warm clear waters of the Similan Island national park that produce perfect visability and minimal currents make it a perfect location for divers of all levels. The diving here is so relaxed that no matter where you go after then nothing will compare. Shallow reefs with turtles drifting past, reef sharks up and down, sea horses and sea moths for the macro lovers to the huge Napoleon Wrasse there is something for all on every dive.

The heading north to Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and a day diving Richelieu rock. Here the water is always warm and although you can get current from time to time its still just easy drift diving. This is the home of the big fish like the Whale shark and the massive Oceanic Manta Ray.

For those of you who dive you can never be disapointed when diving in phuket and the similan islands. From newly certified Open water diver to the most experienced. Jumping on a Phuket liveaboard you will be on a trip you will never forget. A similan liveaboard is a trip that dreams are made of. Phuket diving is really one of the top locations in the world as there is more than enough to please everyone. Even if you have never been before there is no better place to experience the underwater world. When in Phuket scuba diving is a must. The best thing is the cost. Amazing boats, amazing food, world class diving and cheaper than a week staying at home. Thanks to Thailand Divers (and others)  scuba diving Phuket is in easy reach of even the smallest budget.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Amazing Scuba Diving in Phuket

Amazing Scuba Diving in Phuket. Diving does not get any better.

Amazing start to the Similan liveaboard season scuba diving phuket in the Similan islands. The conditions have been perfect and the big fish have been there in there masses.Phuket scuba diving is amazing right now and the Similans are as good as it gets. 40 meter viz even at 30 meters.
From Koh Bon north up to and including a day diving Richelieu rock will leave you breathless and wanting more as the Manta Ray and Whale sharks are very common this year. The day trip sites are producing more sightings of both than last year too. This will be a great year.
Phuket diving has some of the best dive sites on earth and this time of year from November right through till mid May the sea is flat, warm and full of life. Scuba diving  Phuket is perfect for the experienced and novice alike. Thailand Divers is for all activities and tours both on and off the water. Similan island diving is alway very popular and now with all the troubles in the middle east and all the Red Sea divers are now heading to Asia and as there is no better place than the Similan island national park the places are going very fast. So to make the most of your  diving in Phuket then its wise to book early to be sure of getting the trip you want. 
Diving in Thailand does not get better than this.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Scuba Diving Phuket - Similan Islands - Phuket Thailand.: Lost Wrecks, Great Mysteries Just Below the Surfa...

Scuba Diving Phuket - Similan Islands - Phuket Thailand.: Lost Wrecks, Great Mysteries Just Below the Surfa...: Is phuket scuba diving about to have two great new divesites      Even in some of the most popular holiday destinations there are...

Is phuket scuba diving about to have two great new divesites

Is phuket scuba diving about to have two great new divesites  

   Even in some of the most popular holiday destinations there are still amazing things to be seen just off shore. Take phuket thailand for example. On the island of phuket scuba diving companies have been running for years. All divers know about King Cruiser which lies half way between PhiPhi and Phuket. 

This sank in 1997 after hitting anemone reef on its normal run from Phuket to Phi Phi. Then there is the cargo ship just ff Phi Phi Lay that was put there for the divers. Again on Racha Yai to the south of Phuket there is the Huruby which was an old snorkel boat again put there for divers. Next to this lies an old wooden speed boat and now the bow section of another cargo ship tht was put there after sinking Koh Yao Yai this year. These are wrecks that people dive on all year round. 

However when scuba diving in phuket there are some lesser known ones around too. There is a small wreck on the western edge of the  southern bay on Coral island. There is Marla's Mystery again place for diving on the east side of Racha Yai. This is set at a depth of around 35 meters so just out of reach of most recreational divers unless they have their deep specialty. 

 Again of Racha Noi which is very popular spot  Off the southern point is a nice drift dive along some spectacular scenery as you find yourself on top of a large rock formation surrounded by deep water. On the southwest side there is a wooden ship-wreck that draws a lot of interesting reef fish. There also a few other wrecks around at depth only available to tech divers so not know by most people. 

Again these although not so well known there are many instructors who know where they are and can get you to them. What are the real mysteries are the wrecks that no one knows about. Ones that show up on sonar and depth sounders only. Ones that know one knows what they were, when they sank or even if anyone has even listed them missing..... Even these are not as shocking as some images that have come from the new wreck finding tool of the world Google Earth. If Google maps is right then scuba diving in phuket will change forever. Right in the middle of patong bay are not one but two massive wrecks. This is the mystery. They look like modern passenger liners that no one remembers sinking or no one reports missing. Again even this can happen. 
Then where are the 20,000 plus people that would have suddenly arrive din Phukets busiest town out of the sea? Did these ships sink miles away and then on boxing day 2004 did the tsunami bring them into the bay?  Is Google Earth messing about? Who knows.  Take a look for yourself.

What ever your thoughts there are thousands of undiscovered wrecks around the worlds coast lines. All it takes is one person to decide to jump in the sea at that location. Who knows what you will find. Scuba diving in phuket as one of the top locations of the world and a great place to learn. So many courses can be done here including wreck specialty. Next time you are in phuket scuba diving or just on holiday why not think about a days diving.  Its a great place to learn as well and who knows you may be the first person to discover something new or even find these two mystery ships.