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Manta Ray Party Happening at Koh Bon, Similan Islands

Book yourself a liveaboard trip now as there is a Manta Ray party happening at Koh Bon.Koh Bon is situated 20 km north of the Similan Islands. Divers are reporting of loosing count of the number of different manta rays circling the famous west ridge pinnacle. Some are say it is as many as 10 and others are saying more. All are saying that they are putting on an amazing show for all levels of scuba divers. Large groups of manta rays are no strangers to the region and numbers of 25+ at a time have been recorded just over the border in Burma. Phuket scuba diving liveaboard boats do have regular trips to the Burmese portion of the A [...]

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Working in Phuket Scuba Diving Instructor Divemaster

Here is some information about working in Phuket as a scuba diving instructor or divemaster. As a scuba diving business owner in Phuket hardly a day goes by where I don’t get an email requesting employment opportunities here in Phuket. Here is what you will need to do to work in the Phuket Scuba Diving Industry and a Instructor or Divemaster. And why not, Phuket is one of the best places in the world to work, live and teach scuba diving. These requests come from both PADI Divemasters and PADI Instructors and often emails also have them wishing to work for free in lieu of course fees or even just for free diving. However, T [...]

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Killer Whale Spotted Off Patong

The Phuket Post reported that an Orca (Killer Whale) has been spotted off Freedom Beach, Patong on the 8th January 2016. Freedom Beach is is situated near Tri Trang Beach on the southern edge of Patong Bay Phuket. The Phuket Post wrote; The Orca or Killer Whales can be found in all oceans, from Arctic and Antarctic regions to tropical seas. Killer whales are highly social; some populations are composed of matrilineal family groups which are the most stable of any animal species, but there is only one single Orca seen in the picture. Suchart Ratthanareungsi, Director of the Phuket Marine Biological Centre (PMBC) said, [...]

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Spotted Eagle Rays at Racha Noi Island

The stunning Spotted Eagle Rays are becoming a regular at Racha Noi Island. Right now at Koh Racha Noi, Phuket, Thailand we are regularly seeing whist scuba diving the beautiful White Spotted Eagle Rays. These are majestic creatures that are not all that common to the area. If found are normally at Racha Noi and Racha Yai Islands which are about 30 km south of Phuket. Belonging to the same family as the awesome manta rays. Eagle rays grow up to a maximum size of five meters in length and three meters wide. These gentle rays are very curious and usually stick around checking out the divers. Although they are usually seen alon [...]

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What are the Similan and Surin Island National Park Fees?

When budgeting for scuba diving liveaboard from Phuket to the Similan Islands or Surin Islands you must take into account the cost of National Park fees. Here we explain what the Similan and Surin Island National Park Fees are? In 1982 the Similan Islands (including Koh Bon) were deemed to be a nation park and as a result fees were introduced for the care and up keep of the islands. For the 2015 - 2016 Season the price for entering each national park is THB 500 and THB 200 for each day that you are there. There for is you are on a over night liveaboard then you will pay THB 500 + THB 200 x 2 days making the total THB 900. The sam [...]

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Are Turtle’s the Coolest Underwater Creatures?

See the coolest underwater creatures, our Green & Hawksbill Sea Turtle's whilst scuba diving in Phuket. Recently whist scuba diving in Phuket we have had many opportunities to dive with turtles. Each Time I have seen turtles they have the appearance of being the coolest creatures under the water. No matter how many scuba divers are around they never seem to get ruffled. They casually put on a show for scuba divers of all levels. Turtles can be a scuba diving instructors dream as the are reliably remain in the same territory. They remain mostly in shallow depths which make them easily accessible the those learning to scuba dive s [...]

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Good Dive Deck Preparation

Here is a blog to assist with good dive deck preparation and hopefully make you dive day a little easier. The day trip scuba diving boats in Phuket are large often wooden boats. These boats can hold up to 50 scuba divers. The dive decks at the back of the boat are often crowded and leave little room for scuba diver preparation. More importantly enough space for instructors tutoring students. If dive deck is not planned in an efficient manner it can become unnecessarily crowded. Not allowing scuba divers to properly prepare. In a worse case scenario be dangerous and lead to accidents both on the dive deck and upon entry to the wat [...]

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