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.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Thailand Divers Has Now Made Scuba Diving In Thailand The Best Diving Experience In The World.

Thailand Divers this season has yet again come up with a new way to help everyone get the most out of their stay in Phuket Thailand. Over the years when we have evolved in to far more than just a top phuket diving centre.  Many years ago we had the aim to give people the best possible diving experience here in Phuket. Both certified divers and for those wanting to learn to dive phuket on their holiday.

Then we found that our customers wanted more and more options. So we moved to start offering trips to the Similan islands too. These are a chain of islands off the west coast with some of the best diving anywhere in the world.  A similan islands liveaboard trip can be anything from 1 night to a full on 8 day adventure taking in the similans and surin islands and then up into the Burma banks.  The similan Thailand adventure will be one of the best experiences diving anywhere.

Then for those who enjoy scuba diving Thailand but do not want to spend their nights on the boat but prefer to come back home each evening to enjoy the hospitality of Phuket we have plenty of day trips available.  Diving phuket is great fun and here at Thailand divers we can offer all the beat locations everyday of the year. Scuba diving Thailand again has some amazing dive sites and now we top class boats too. A good cooked breakfast, lunch and fresh pancakes for the way back all cooked fresh onboard by our great chef. All this is included in the price as well as the company of our top instructors.

This to most is all you need but then if you friends and family that do no dive?? What about them. Never fear Thailand Divers delivers yet again. We also have non diving trips to all the best and most popular sights. James Bond island, Phi Phi Bamboo, Krabi,  Phang Nga National park, elephant trekking, ATV driving and safari into the Khao Sok national park plus many many more. We also have snorkel tours to the similans and other trips that combine diving, snorkeling, canoeing and beach time too so the whole family can have a great day out together.

This is what we thought what what was needed to cover all bases. But this year we saw another way to improve things and make even more from Phuket. We saw some tours did not pick up from some locations or charged a high price for the transfer. This made it harder for people to find  a good quality Phuket hotel that was close by, well priced, high quality and in the free transfer area. Sounded like a mission but yet again Thailand Divers come through.

We now have a  found a selection of high quality Patong hotel and Patong Guest house all close by but in tucked away areas. Our choices of Patong Beach hotels are all from our customers who were impressed with the quality and price. We have both Patong guest houses and hotels that are close to the town centres and beach but in hidden alcoves which provide a tranquil oasis to relax and get away from the crowds on the beaches. But close by for when you need the town centre, shopping or a night out on the town. These range from hostels, hotels, bungalows to beach front villas.

At last we now feel we have covered all areas to make sure you holiday to Phuket Thailand can be the best it possible can. We have the best diving in the world right on our doorstep and now we have the boats, staff, instructors, food and not places to stay to match the quality of the diving and all at a great price too. Happy holidays.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Thailand Divers Is Now Your One Stop For Everything You Need For A Top Holiday To Phuket Thailand

This year with Thailand Divers we have totally expended our services. These days we do not only offer the best scuba diving Phuket has as we have done for the last fifteen years.  We still offer all PADI courses with the best Phuket diving instructors on the island as well as day trips to all the best locations for certified divers.

We still run both day trips and liveabaords out to the Similan islands everyday of the high season. The similans are open for six months each year from mid October till mid May.  The similan islands national park offers scuba divers and snorkelers some of the best diving on the planet.  Clear water and such a huge abundance of marine life that can keep even the most seasoned diver happy.  A similan islands liveabaord can be a quick over night trip to a massive ten day diving adventure.

One of the new things on the program this year is the fact that we can now do the open water course on a similan island liveabaord. The open water similan trip starts with the class room session in the morning and pool session in the afternoon. Then that very evening you board a boat heading out in to the tropical sunset for a three day trip that on return will have you as a full certified open water divers.  Think scuba diving, think similan Thailand and you will have the best possible diving location to complete your open water course.

Then as we have always done we have a vast collection of non diving tours. Just pop in to Thailand divers phuket dive shop and you can book all the trips and tours you will want to do like James Bond island] or Phi Phi Bamboo snorkelling tour.

 We are always updating what available from over night safari trips into the Khao Sok national park to sunset dinner cruises or horse riding on the pristine white beaches. ATV driving, white water rafting, canoeing, Zip lines and Phuket city tours.

Now we have covered all the diving options and over twenty other tours that can keep everyone busy for weeks on end. The last thing that we get asked week in week out is where is a good place to stay.  Patong beach hotels vary such a lot both in what people want and expect. Here at Thailand Divers we do listen to all out customers and have found a small selection that offer clean, comfortable quality places to stay without paying top prices. All our patong hotel choices are very well priced for the quality of hotel.

When looking for a guest house Patong most of our customers looks for friendly service close enough to the bars, restaurants and shopping but far enough away to get a good nights sleep ready for the next days diving.  Our Phuket hotel selection will complete the holiday experience. The best diving, the best tours, the best Patong guest house prices and all with the best staff. Thailand Divers no really is your one stop shop for your holiday to Phuket Thailand.