Sunday, December 4, 2016

How Do You Decide On What Trip Is The best way For You To Explore The Similan Islands

For people looking to go on a sunny break this year to escape the winter cold then try Phuket Thailand. There is so many things to do in Phuket.

Not just the great shopping, restaurants, beaches, nightlife, local tours and hundreds of places to explore. But just off the west coats lies the similan island national park.

The similans are one of the best diving and snorkel locations in the world. Rated by national Geographic in the top 10 locations. Plus just to the north of the similan islands lies Richelieu Rock which was in Jaques Cousteau's top ten as well. If anyone should know all the worlds great dive sites then its will be him. Similan Thailand and diving have been linked together for many years now as the quality of scuba diving Thailand is in a class of its own.

The most common way to see these awesome and almost isolated islands is on a similan islands liveaboard.  These can be selected from any good phuket diving shop as the boats leave everyday of the season from a short over night trip to a massive eight trip letting you experience the similan islands Thailand, the Surin islands and then right up in to the Burma banks on a truly awesome trip.

You will see many places all offering different trips, prices, experiences and all will tell you different information. So how do you decide? Well the best option is to talk with the dive centre in person either by live chat or popping in. But how can you confirm their information? Easy use a website thats not a dive shop site. A great site for this as it covers diving, snorkel tours and day trips to explore the islands is Similan islands  as its basic style makes it it clear and simple and does not try to sell you anything. Then what about all the boats?? Again easy look for someone that is just not selling their boat. I like this one Similan Islands Amazing Liveabaords. It does not have hundreds of trips. It just has a few good ones. These trips are from over night to 8 days which is plenty. They are from several companies and they have trip to suit all dates and price ranges. Again nice and simple without over complication.

All Similan islands trips will pick you up from your Patong Beach hotel or Patong guest house and take you on the trips of your choice and then bring you back to your Patong hotel at the end of the trip too. Nice and simple. Once you have been on a Phuket scuba diving trip to the similans you will find it hard to find anywhere else that can match it. Not certified? No problem. You can even do the PADI open water  course similans too. Yes you can really learn to dive in Phuket on a similan islands liveaboard trip. Phuket Thailand really is a place where dreams can come true.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Escape From The Masses This High Season. Dive Great New Sites You Will Not Have Been To Before.

Here at Thailand Divers in Phuket Thailand are very proud to have so many loyal customers who return year after year. This does not only show how great Phuket scuba diving is but the expertise of our instructors.

The scuba diving Thailand has to offer is some of the best there is and Phuket Thailand has some of the best there is anywhere. There are many places to go diving Phuket as there are many dive centres all doing the same thing. These are the popular sites all that have great diving. The down side is during the peak times these sites can get a bit busy. This is where the skill of the instructors comes in. When you go scuba diving phuket with any instructor you will have an ok days diving. But you go diving with a great instructor you will have a great days diving no matter what the weather or number of other divers there are.

The other option that we here at Thailand Divers are looking to do is when you come to Phuket diving is to introduce them to totally new dive locations that are not being used by the masses. Places that are known by the local fishermen or dive sites long forgotten. Scuba diving in Thailand is a special trip for all and we aim to provide the best there is. Now we have special trips for experienced divers running every week. This way you can dive in exceptional dive sites without going to the similan islands as there are places that offer this level of diving close to Phuket but with out the masses you get on the Similan islands liveabaords.

Yes the similans are great diving and thee is no better place for a liveabaord than the similan islands Thailand as they cover such a large area you can have a week there experiencing the similan islands diving. But they are a very long way to go for a day trip. Here in phuket with the right phuket dive shop you can find this quality of diving right on your doorstep. Thailand Divers can pick you up from you patong beach hotel and have you diving in such great places while you can still smell the breakfast coffee.

We now not only offer the best diving and instructors but we also can offer you the best patong guesthouse or patong hotel  in the same place as the best diving. Yes we now are offering places to stay too. Places that are quiet, stylish, very well priced with quality well above the price to. All close to the town centre. Our guesthouse Patong will really be a perfect oasis and a great place to relax after a days diving.

Check out the specials both diving on and off the water as if you want the best diving with the best guides and on the best locations then Phuket Thailand with Thailand Divers is all you need. Think Similans Thailand then think Thailand Divers as no matter how many times you have been diving in Phuket we can always get you somewhere new.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Amazing New Totally Untouched Dives Sites in Phuket Thailand

Phuket Thailand is a tourist hub and has been for many years. The number of people who come here each year to experience the amazing scuba diving Phuket has to offer is on the increase every year.

This in itself as many people who have been here for a long while will tell you the impact that having all the Phuket scuba diving centers all going to the same locations everyday of the year. This is why here at Thailand Divers we are always exploring new places and new ideas to make the whole diving and holiday experience with us stand out from the crowds.

This week we had a great day and a great result. With the aid of a top captain, information from local fisherman, another dive centre looking for the same as us we struck gold or I should say coral. Its amazing to think that with all the people that come scuba diving Thailand each year that such great diving can still be found just a short distance from an island like Phuket.

We set off with a small group of experienced instructors and a GPS along with a bottom echo sounder. The locations were places that dive boats pass over everyday on their way to other places. To be safe we used 28% Nitrox to extend the bottom time but also to allow us depth as we thought these sites may be deep. We were very right.

The first location was called " The Rock" ( Location secret). Here we all kitted up and jumped in. This was a dive site at first glance could have been any phuket diving site. The problem was having never been there before we did not know what side of " The Rock" to jump so we chose the side protected from the current. Wrong choice. By the time we got close to the bottom we were below 40 meters. No good. This also ment most people opted for an explore of an area east of the decent point which peaked at 25 meters. Again not good for a less experienced diver. However all was not lost. This will be a great location for those looking for a more advanced PADI dive course phuket. All divers will tell you there is always more to learn once you discover scuba diving in Phuket.

This is where the experience of scuba diving Phuket for many years comes into play. When you know you can do a 30 meter dive for 50 minutes with an 11 liter tank of air and still have half left. Now you now have a 15 liter tank of Nitrox then you know you have air to spare. So Head down and start kicking as you have air to burn.

Then into view came some huge netted cages ten meters long and two meters tall on the side of the rock. Then as the dive got shallower as you rise up the side of the rock the fish appear. Hundreds of them. Then reaching the top of the giant rock and as you peer through the schools of fish and down the other side you can see a shallower sandy area with plenty of coral too. This was the area to dive. All that happened as a first dive was we got the wrong side. Now we know that the top area is around 18 meters and if you dive the west side there is so much to see.

Then dive number two. Again even closer to Phukets main diving marina in Chalong. This dive was only on air but boy was it great. We dropped onto the side of a giant pinnacle around the 30 meter point. He we we surrounded in masses of soft coral and so many different types of fish. There was a canyon directly ahead full of sea fans so we worked our was into this. Arriving at the top of this on to a flat plateau covered in purple, white and pink soft corals. This was as good as any diving in the similan islands. Schools of fish everywhere and a huge Giant Morae that did not look to pleased to see us. I guess these fish did not see divers before.

We both just looked at each other with huge smiles. We had no idea of which way to swim as all directions looked great. So we just drifted with the current which was very slight. After around 20 minutes of this we saw some other people from our boat coming towards us. I guess they did not go up the canyon but went around instead. So we all teamed up and came back over the top of the huge reef. Bright sunlight, thirty meter viz, 28 degree water and diving as good as you get on any similan islands liveaboard trip but with no people was amazing.

Ok, I can say that the diving was as good as diving in the similans. Yes for sure its not even close to the size and scale of the similan island national park. But its almost unbelievable to have such great diving right on the doorstep of the biggest tourist island when all the other phuket dive shops go straight past to the run of the mill sites that they have used and wrecked over the last ten years.  Now when you think similan Thailand you can also think phuket too.

Here at Thailand divers we are always looking to improve the quality of the diving but also the whole experience. So now you can have a great Patong beach hotel or guest house that is a good deal above the rest. We can now recommend a great patong hotel close to all the life but nicely hidden in little side streets offering their own little oasis of calm.

 A good guest house patong will offer all the peace and quiet you need and expect after a day in phuket scuba diving but also close to the shopping and restaurants too. One of our patong guest house choices will really give you your own tropical beach feeling to match the top quality diving available.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Thinking of Going To Phuket Thailand? Then Look No Further Than Thailand Divers For All You Need Both On And Off The Water.

Thinking of visiting Phuket Thailand ? Come and have a look at the new Thailand Divers website for the 2016 - 2017 season. Full of new Phuket tours and trips for all the family. Thailand Divers is not only a Phuket dive center but a one stop site for all you need when in Phuket. 

From choosing your Patong beach hotel or guest house to all your tours to places like James Bond island or phi phi bamboo trip. We, as you will expect run all PADI courses all year round so if you are looking to learn to dive Phuket is the place to do it and Thailand Divers is the Phuket dive shop to choose.  

Thailand Divers has been training new and experienced divers for over 13 years. The dive centre is located on the West coast of Phuket - close by the best diving locations in Thailand. Day trips, similan islands  Liveaboards and much much more. Thailand Divers is the perfect place to discover scuba diving phuket and many other places too.

Thailand Divers started in 2004 as a small dive shop located right on Patong Beach, offering dive trips to the local reef by traditional Thai longtail boat and basic PADI courses. The company quickly gained a reputation for its professionalism and quality of service and expanded its product range to include Similan islands liveaboard trips to the world-famous Similan Islands and beyond. Our trips now go to the similans,  then to the Surin islands and Richelieu Rock and then even up into the Burma banks in a great eight day adventure. A similan liveabaord is a trip you will remember and compare all other dive trips.

Our staff are all certified PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors (or above) and have many years of diving phuket and teaching experience from all over the world. All the scuba equipment used for courses and fun diving is of the highest quality and regularly replaced or serviced to maintain the high level of safety expected at Thailand Divers. So, if you are looking for the most modern Phuket scuba diving facility, the highest standards of safety and teaching, and the friendliest staff in Phuket, then look no further!

We have kept the same prices as last year so amazing value if you are looking to learn to dive in Phuket and do your PADI Open water course  phuket  and thus diving in one of the best locations available anywhere. 

The amazing Similan Island national parkSurin Islands and Richelieu Rock are all located in the National Marine Park of Thailand - the National Marine Park opened its doors to another high season of amazing scuba diving in Thailand

The Similans islands is not just for scuba divers but also for snorkelers and sightseeing - we run a fantastic Similan Hopper trip which visits 4 of  islands and offers great snorkeling to all. This year it is even possible to do you open water course similans too. Where better to complete your open water course. 

These days you can even choose you Patong beach hotel as we are always getting asked where are the good places to stay so we have spent the last year asking all our customers about their patong hotel and have put together a collection of the better ones. These hotels and guest house patong are all hidden oasis's in quiet streets and yet very close to the town centre and beach. They all are very comfortable and all of a standard well over their price range. 

Thailand Divers really is the one place you can have the same quality of  patong guest house, hotel, tour, course, day trip and liveaboard as you expect from Phukets priemier dive centres. 

Monday, November 14, 2016

What A Great First Few Weeks To High Season

Yes here in sunny Phuket Thailand its hight season again.  The conditions for diving are perfect. Warm clear water with 30 meter viz at many locations. When you have diving conditions this good so early in the season we know this year scuba diving Thailand will be awesome.  The Whale Shark and Manta Ray are already here and the rain has almost gone. Just the odd shower late at night.

Out in the Similan islands the story is the same, perfectly clear water and so many things to see. The similan islands liveabaord season is well under way now and many people have been very lucky with the early conditions.  The similan islands Thailand is well know for its great diving and high class similan liveabaord boats. This makes a holiday diving phuket one of the most sort after destinations around.  The similans island national park is set in the blue Andaman ocean off the west coast of Thailand and the phuket liveaboard trips normally combines the similans and surin islands into one great four or five day trip. The similans or the Surin islands can be done on their own on an over night trips or three day 2 night trips but to make the best out of them a three or four day trip is advised. Longer if you have time as when you are diving there you will not want to leave.

When arriving in Thailand its better to book a Patong beach hotel for a day or two to get used to the weather and get over the flight. When on a Similan Thailand trip you will want to be well over the travel to make the most of every dive. There are some really great patong hotels if you know where to look. Down many side streets just minutes away from the town centre you can find an amazing guest house patong just waiting to be discovered. A quiet oasis in and a perfect location to prepare for you diving.  A patong guest house can be a great little retreat.

Thailand Divers now offers all the best dive trips to all the best local and liveaboard destinations. All good Phuket scuba diving centres will be able to offer many trips but the best boats, best instructors are harder to find.  Thailand Divers dive shop phuket can also offer great trips both on and off the water too. Great tours for both divers and non divers alike. But still there is a couple of phuket dive centres that can still arrange these for you.

But where Thailand Divers has come into its own is the fact we have done all the leg work both for the dive trips, Liveabaord trips, snorkelling trips and so many other tours like James Bond island, Phi Phi Bamboo island, ATV riding, rafting and one and two day safari tours into Khao Sok national park. Then now we have also found the hidden gems in the Patong hotel and guest house patong has to offer too. Now you really that does offer everything you need for a perfect Thailand holiday thats ideal for divers, non divers, beach lovers and people who just want a relaxing or action packed holiday.

Phuket Thailand really is the idea tropical holiday destination for all. Thailand Divers is the one place you can get it all.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Thailand Divers Now Offers The Complete Holiday Package, Hotels, Tours, Dive Tours and PADI Courses.

This season and for many to come Thailand Divers has been doing all it can to introduce new divers to the underwater world.  Phuket Thailand is the perfect location with warm shallow reefs with almost unlimited sea life to see.

This makes anyone wanting to discover scuba diving Phuket is the ideal location. We have large comfortable boats with great food to match the great diving phuket has on offer.

Phuket diving is a great place for all types and experience of diver. Great wrecks to stunning reefs no matter what you like scuba diving phuket is the place for you.

The on top of that just off the north west coast we have the Similan islands. This offers some of the best diving on the planet. The similans are a chain of nine islands with gentle sloping reefs and perfectly clear water for most of the year. Think similan Thailand and you will have the best diving you will find anywhere. A normal similan liveabaord will take in the similan national park, the surin islands and a day diving richelieu rock. A few days diving from a similan liveabaord will be the highlight of any scuba diving trip.

Then for non divers we have many different day tours to all the best locations loke James Bond island, Phi Phi Bamboo island, elephant trekking, ATV riding and even one or two day safari trips into the Khao Sok national park. Thailand Divers now has a fun filled holiday for divers and non divers alike.

The last thing that you need to have a great trip and makes for a top holiday is the hotel. Guess what Thailand Divers has spent time to source out the best Patong beach hotels too. We now offer many great patong hotels that have been raved about by our customers. We are only showing ones that have proved to offer quality and service well above the price tag.

We are looking for a guesthouse Patong that is very comfortable and in quiet streets but close to the town centre too. These will be the hidden oasis that many people walk past and dont know they are there. They must offer a good nights sleep so you can be well rested but close to the shopping and restaurants too.

Our Patong guest houses and amazing hotel patong has on offer should make the finishing touches to a perfect holiday.