Monday, October 31, 2016

The Similan Islands Are Producing Great Early Seaason Diving In Phuket Thailand.


As always Phuket Thailand eagerly awaits the opening of the similan island national park and this year no different. This year however had was slightly different as we have unusually strong winds and the end of the rainy season is a little later this year. This ment that the trip from the mainland out to the similans was a bit bumpy to say the least. But for those with strong enough stomachs to go were well rewarded. Once there the warm clear water welcomed the the divers with open arms.



The similans islands liveaboards are a rare treat to all divers. Tiny pin pricks on any map but they offer the best scuba diving Thailand has and that mean the best in the world.  Diving phuket has some stunning diving along its very long coast line but when you leave the gulf of Thailand and head out west into the Andaman ocean then thats when you hit the jackpot. The similan islands and surin islands including Richelieu rock will give you the best diving you will find anywhere. When planing a dive trip all you need to do is think Similan Thailand richelieu rock and you know you can not go wrong.


For all scuba divers experienced or novice. As long as you have your PADI open water certification then you are free to explore the similan islands Thailand.  These days with the amount of people wanting to experience similan island diving it is even possible to ( on certain trips) to even get you PADI open water course similan islands. You do the class and pool session in the morning and afternoon and then board the similan island livaboard that night where you can do the open water part of the course in the stunning setting of the similan islands national park. There is no better location to get certified.



Just either come visit Thailand Divers phuket dive shop and we can offer you all the different choices available to you to suit the dates you will like to go as we have trips departing almost every day of the season ( mid October - mid May). Our dive shop phuket is open everyday of the year and we are available via live chat on the website too so you can chat with us long before arriving in phuket. This way we can get you all booked up and answer all your questions while you are planning your trip.  As for scuba diving phuket is one of the best places there is.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Outstanding Diving On The Big Fish Special with Thailand Divers in The Similan Islands


The similan islands are well worth their reputation as one of the best places to dive in the world. The chain of nine islands that make up the similans make for nice easy diving with clear warm waters. Nice sandy bays and excellent viz.




For those who like the "big stuff" Phuket Thailand will not disappoint you. then you should head to the northern end of the similan island national park to the island of Koh Bon. This is a great place to see the Manta Ray. Then head north again you will find the stunning island of Koh Tachai with towering pinnacles and stunning coral gardens. This is the most northern point to the Similan island national marine park.  This is depending on who you talk to the best diving in Thailand. Then as the next dive site Richelieu rock is listed as one of the top ten in the world makes Koh Tachai a rare treat to dive. Not only have the best coral gardens and pinnacles but over head keeps your eyes open for the Giant oceanic manta Ray and the largest fish in the ocean the Whale shark. This is the best diving phuket has to offer and boy is it good.


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                                                                                                                                                                          Next stop is the surin islands and richelieu rock. As mentioned before richelieu rock in rated as one of the top ten dive sites in the world. The divesite is stunning and no doubt about it. Many of the similan islands liveboard boats spend two or three dives here. Again this is stunning. Amazing colours, soft and hard corals, massive sea fans and such marine life as you will never see anywhere else. Plus again the Manta ray and Whale sharks are very common here too.



This is why many of the shorter similan island liveaboards are either in the similan islands or in the northern area. Then its only the longer trips or four days or longer that cover all of the best islands in Thailand as you need four of five days to cover them all.  If you are thinking of a liveabaord for your dive trip then you do have a lot of thinking to do. A similan Thailand trip will be the best diving you will do but the question is just how long do you want to stay.  Just pop into Thailand divers or visit us on the website and talk to us via the live chat and we can let you know whats available and what will best fit into your time frame as we have trips departing everyday. From overnight trips to eight or even ten day on any number of boats to suit all budgets. Similan island diving will be a holiday you will dream of for many years to come. They are the best of the Phuket islands so the longer you are there the more great things you will see.



Monday, October 24, 2016

The Amazing Similan Islands Is Not Just For Experience Divers But For Novices And Snorkelling Too.



 Similan Islands are a group of 9 islands located in the Andaman Sea, approximately 75 km off the coast of Thailand’s Phangna Province. Established as a national park in 1982, the islands have more recently been named by the National Geographic Society as one of the world’s top ten most beautiful destinations. With its crystal clear water and the finest sand in the world. the island’s waters provide ideal snorkeling conditions. Above the water, Similan Thailand you think of powdery sand, found on the beautiful white beaches throughout the islands, crystal clear bays and lagoons. Come and join us for the day were we will visit 4 of the 9 amazing islands of the Similans. Voted top 10 destination of the world by National Geographic.


The Similan island national park is a very popular site as they are the best of the phuket islands but you do need to be certified to dive there. This however does allow you to do the open water course similans on a similan island liveabaord. This does mean they you can learn to dive phuket or in the similan islands. 


Because it's world renowned for its access to nearby Surin islands and Similan Island 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 beginner courses.



If you are in phuket thailand and you do not visit the similan islands then you are missing out on not only the best islands in Thailand but one of the top places on earth. 


Sunday, October 23, 2016

The Best Diving And Best dive Boats In Phuket Thailand.

  BEST DIVE BOATS IN PHUKET Thailand.



        Here in Phuket Thailand over the last few years I have had more and more comments on the dive boats  just as much as the dive sites. We all know the diving here in Thailand Phuket  especially is some of the best in the world.  What with the warm water all year round and so many sheltered spots to dive no matter what the   weather does.  So what is the difference between one dive shop phuket and the next?? 



 The 2 main differences are the dive boats and the instructors. There are many good instructors on the island too who have vast experience and excellent knowledge. However the best ones are the instructors that still have the passion and want to go diving phuket and the surrounding islands, rather than the ones who see it as another day at work,  but its still better than an office job. These are the ones that we dont want at Thailand divers. we only use the ones that still love scuba diving Thailand.



     The main difference that can make or break a day is the boat.  As I said all phuket dive shops go to the same dive spots but what makes the difference is how you get there and how relaxed you are when you begin your dive. Some companies have smaller, slower boats with wooden benches to sit on.  They are nice and cheap and get you to the dive sites if some what behind everyone else and with a numb bum. There are faster ones which pack everyone and their dog on to cover the cost of the fuel to run at faster speeds. Both have good points and bad ones. 


What I have been repeatedly been told is the best way to dive is on a comfortable boat where the skipper and tour leader use their brains. The best boats have a large saloon that can hold everyone in comfort during the scattered storms of low season. They have a large open shaded area to eat during the heat of summer and a sun deck for those nutters that still feel the need too bake themselves further. The boat must have a chef onboard to cook a good breakfast on the way to the first dive site so everyone has energy for the day ahead. We must have a good selection of both western and Thai food for lunch along with afternoon tea {pancakes with banana, mango, chocolate or maple sauce) just incase you feel a bit peckish  before dinner. 


The tour leader and skipper need to be able to think and if one dive site is busy then move to the next one which is empty then move back to the first one when everyone else has moved on. Tides and currents must be taken into account as they are not the same everyday, so the order of dive sites can not remain the same as the enjoyment of some dive sites can be lost in stronger current where on other sites current can help as it means less finning. Getting home early must not be the priority but having three great dives is far better than dropping into current and using the air quickly to get home sharply. again thats where a good phuket dive center comes into its own as the passion for diving is still whats important with all the staff. 



   Then as all good divers know that you need to be well rested and relaxed to make the most of any dive trip. When you have the best diving in the world on your door step, the best boats and best instructors then it stands to reason then you should have a place to stay that matches. Here at Thailand Divers we have got together a few Patong beach hotel and guest houses that our customers have said are really great quality.  There are many guest house patong but what we are looking for are the hidden ones. The ones that are hidden oasis in the middle of patong. Our these hotel patong are all of a standard well above their price. We have from Hostels right up to 5 star beach front villas. All with good reports from OUR customers. All close to the town centre but all hidden away from the crowds to offer peace and quiet so you can get a  great patong hotel, a good nights sleep before a good days diving for a great price too. 


Now take all of the above factors into account and you should get a perfect day (weather permitting) as this something we still can not control but with a bit of thought the weather should not impact too much on the day if you have the right boat.  Scuba diving Phuket is what many people work all year to save up for. It is the duty of the dive center to provide the best possible diving Phuket can offer on every single day. 




Who cares about a bit or rain on the way out if you have sausage, beans, eggs, toast and tea or coffee to get through. A quick lunchtime shower when you have your Spag Bol, Pasta Carbonara, Pad Thai or Thai Green Chicken Curry. Then mix this with an experienced Instructor who is there because he or she wants to be there. Wants to meet new people and most of all wants to make sure you have a good day too. Then just for good measure add the warm water, stunning dive sites and the huge variety of marine creatures on offer. Then what do you get Diving in Phuket with Thailand Divers. Dont believe us then just check trip advisor. From 1st time divers to people with 1,000s of dives under their belt along with dive professionals from around the world all cant be wrong. Check us out on Facebook, Twitter or talk to us live on the website live chat to get all the latest from the greatest all year round dive centre.



Diving Phuket is some of the best in the world all within easy reach of all level of diver. Discover scuba diving phuket and you will never look back. If you learn to dive phuket will blow your mind when you see the colours and variety of marine life. Here from a good Phuket dive center like Thailand Divers you can even do you PADI open water course similans or onboard a similan islands liveaboard.  this is a real awesome experience to spend a couple of days in one of the top ten diving locations on the planet and to walk away with your open water license.  The similans are only open for six months of the year and offer the best diving from December till May but they open from mid October. However October in the similan island national park is far better than most locations get at any time.  If you are looking for the best diving on the best boats then think diving in Thailand, think similan Thailand, think Thailand Divers and you know you will have the best diving, the best boats and the best instructors possible. 




Saturday, October 22, 2016

The Sun Is Returning To Phuket Thailand. The Cold Is Returning To Europe. Time For Some Winter Sun??


The sun is coming back to Phuket - and the cold is starting to set in Europe.... Time for a winter holiday? Phuket Thailand has so much to do for the whole family.  James bond island and the scuba diving Phuket is worth a trip on its own.



Come and have a look at the new Thailand Divers website for the 2016 - 2017 season. Full of new things to do in Phuket and trips for all the family.




We have kept the same prices as last year so amazing value if you are looking to learn to dive Thailand and do your PADI open water course similans or phuket is the place to do it. May be continue your diving experience with the PADI Advanced open water or PADI Specialties or any PADI dive courses phuket for that matter.



If you have never tried then why not Discover scuba diving phuket has some amazing things to see in the warm shallow reefs for even the most nervous beginner.




The amazing Similan IslandsSurin 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 (15th November) and it will be open until May 2017. The similans offer some of the best scuba diving Thailand has and that means some of the best in the world.



We have a great selection of Similan islands liveaboard trips from the beautiful MV Halleujah or Deep Andaman Queen which is perfect for people looking for a romantic diving trip or Honeymooners. Better still those who will like to experience the best diving in style. This VIP trip is what diving in Thailand is all about.



The Similan island national park is not just for scuba divers but also for snorkelers and sightseeing - we run a fantastic Similan trip which visits 4 of the 9 islands in one day. A similan thailand trip will be the high point in any tropical island holiday.



Then as all good divers know that you need to be well rested and relaxed to make the most of any dive trip. When you have the best diving in the world on your door step, the best boats and best instructors then it stands to reason then you should have a place to stay that matches. Here at Thailand Divers we have got together a few Patong beach hotel and a few Patong guesthouse that our customers have said are really great quality. 




 There are many guest house patong but what we are looking for are the hidden ones. The ones that are hidden oasis in the middle of Patong. Our selection of hotel patong are all of a standard well above their price. We have from Hostels right up to 5 star beach front villas. All with good reports from OUR customers. All close to the town centre but all hidden away from the crowds to offer peace and quiet so you can get a  great patong hotel, a good nights sleep before a good days diving for a great price too. 



Now take all of the above factors into account and you should get a perfect day (weather permitting) as this something we still can not control but with a bit of thought the weather should not impact too much on the day if you have the right boat.  Scuba diving Phuket is what many people work all year to save up for. It is the duty of the dive center to provide the best possible diving Phuket can offer on every single day. 



We look forward to seeing you in Phuket soon.

Thailand Divers.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Discover Scuba Diving In Phuket

Phuket Thailand is the perfect place to learn to scuba dive. The warm shallow reefs of the near by islands offers awesome conditions for people to learn scuba diving in phuket. Once you begin your first trip below the waves you will be hooked for life.




The PADI Open Water Dive Course Phuket is your licence to the amazing underwater world.

The course is set over 3 days with 6 tropical coral reef dives. Once you have completed your open water course you will be able to dive Anywhere in the World for the rest of your life to a maximum of 18 meters.


From your first breath underwater when  you discover scuba diving phuket you will be hooked on diving and the underwater environment.


This is not all as now you can join a similan island liveaboard and do your open water course similans and then you will be in one of the top ten scuba diving locations on the planet. A similan islands liveaboard is a once in a life time trip.


For more information please look at our website: Learn to dive in Phuket


All PADI courses everyday of the year. And what better is the fact you can do most of them on a similan Thailand liveabaord too.


Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Shark Diving In Phuket Thailand with Thailand Divers.


Phuket Thailand has some of the best scuba diving Thailand has to offer. From the sweeping shallow but stunning reefs of the Racha islands to the soaring pinnacles of places like richelieu rock that can bee seen in the similan islands. Phi phi island is a location well known from the movie The Beach but for scuba diving phuket its a great location to go diving with sharks. Both reef sharks and Leopard sharks are common here.


           

Phi Phi Island consist of more than 25 dive sites, suitable for beginners and experienced scuba divers. Here you'll also have the best chances to swim with turtles and black-tip reef sharks. The islands of Bida Nok just to the south of Phi Phi Ley is a great location when scuba diving thailands oceans.                                                             
  
The stunning view of the majestic limestone rocks, plunging into the clear water is an experience itself and the astonishing nature opens up and continues under the surface. Here you'll find some of the best Thailand diving sites, like the two small and world-famous islands of Bida Nok & Bida Nai. Or what about visiting Palong and Maya bay, known from the block-buster movie "The Beach" with Leonardo De Caprio? Here you'll also have the best chances to swim with turtles and black-tip reef sharks. On your dive trip to Phi Phi islands you will experience some of the best scuba diving phuket has with dramatic walls and pinnacles and coral fields with more life than you can imagine. Diving in Thailand at Phi Phi Islands can be done all year around (many divers do!) and is both varied and spectacular.

Then the Similan island national park is in a class of its own if you are looking for the massive whale shark. The similans are home to Thailand liveaboards fleet. There are trips leaving everyday to the similan islands. From an over night trip to a massive two week safari. Similan island diving trips has it all. From the nine islands in the similan island chain to Koh Bon, Koh tachai, the surin islands and onto Richelieu rock. Join a similan islands liveaboard for the best dive trip you will ever have. Similan Thailand equals awesome diving.


THE BEST DIVING IN THAILAND IS IN PHUKET WITH THAILAND DIVERS.



AMAZING SCUBA DIVING IN PHUKET THAILAND. 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.



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. 





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 SIMILAN ISLAND MARINE PARK IS PRODUCING ANOTHER YEAR OF GERT DIVING.  THE DAY TRIP SITES ARE PRODUCING MORE SIGHTINGS OF BOTH THAN LAST YEAR TOO. THIS WILL BE A GREAT YEAR. SIMILAN THAILAND IS THE PLACE TO BE. 


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 PHUKET  DIVING TRIP THEN ITS WISE TO BOOK EARLY TO BE SURE OF GETTING THE TRIP YOU WANT. 



DIVING IN PHUKET IS GREAT BUT A SIMILAN ISLANDS LIVEABOARD IS SOMETHING REALLY SPECIAL. IT IS A TRIP YOU WILL BE TALKING ABOUT FOR YEARS. IT WILL BE THE BENCH MARK THAT YOU WILL COM[ARE ALL OTHER DIVE TRIPS TOO. YES SIMILAN ISLANDS DIVING IS THIS GOOD.