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Scuba Diving In Phuket, Thailand

Scuba Diving In Phuket, Thailand

See Exactly What Scuba Diving In Phuket, Thailand Is Really Like

Aussie Divers Phuket offers the best choice of scuba diving and full day trip adventures. We have our own private luxury speedboat and can also make use of the biggeruse charter boats which allows you to have a greater choice of destinations and greater flexibility for your scheduling. Most day trip boats leave from Chalong Pier which is to the south of the island and is about 25 minute minibus ride from Patong. Day trips are usually conducted in one of two directions, Racha Yai and Racha Noi to the south and Koh Doc Mai (KDM), Shark Point (SP) , Anemone Reef (AR), King Cruiser (KC) and the Phi Phi Islands to the east.

The most common day boat is the traditional style dive boats which can accommodate anywhere between 20 and 60 divers. They are often preferred given their size, allowing room to move, relax and or sleep if you choose. All provide breakfast and most have freshly cooked lunch. All provide tea, coffee, water and soft drinks and most have beer for the trip home. All have western style toilets, showers and a number have an air conditioned salons.

Our Aussie Divers only speedboat holds 14 divers and 4 staff and it is the closest you will get to private scuba diving in Phuket.

Day Trip Diving Options - Full Day Trips

Here in Phuket we do multiple dives each day from the dive boats, these are referred to as Day Trips. All are full day trips.

Giant Mantas In The Similan Islands With Aussie Divers Phuket Daytrip 4,000 THB

3 Dive – Racha Yai & Racha Noi Day Trip – Full Day

Aussie Divers Phuket - Luxury Speedboat Hotel pick up will be between 7:00 - 7:45am & the Aussie Divers Luxury Speedboat boat returns to the pier approx. 4:30pm, larger style charter boat around 6:00pm then 30-60 minutes travel time back to hotels around Phuket from the Chalong Pier Racha Yai is the most popular dive site that is the closest day trip to the island of Phuket. Only 90 minutes boat ride from Chalon [...]

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Maya Bay Phi Phi Islands Scuba Diving Best Day Trip Daytrip 4,000 THB

3 Dive – Phi Phi Island & Shark Point- Full Day Trip

Hotel pick up will be between 7:00 - 7:45am & the Aussie Divers Luxury Speedboat boat returns to the pier approx. 5:30pm, larger style charter boat around 6:30/7:00pm then 30-60 minutes travel time back to hotels around Phuket from the Chalong Pier Aussie Divers Phuket - Luxury Speedboat This day usuall consists of two dives (different sites) at Phi Phi and one dive at Shark Point. Elected dive sites are at the disc [...]

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Day Dives Shark Point Padi Aussie Divers Phuket Best Scuba Diving Daytrip 4,000 THB

3 Dive – King Cruiser, Shark Point & Koh Doc Mai Day Trip – Full Day

Hotel pick up will be between 7:00 - 7:45am & the boat returns to the pier approx. 5:00pm then 30-60 minutes travel time back to hotels around Phuket from the Chalong Pier Formally a Japanese car ferry the King Cruiser was converted to transport passengers between Phi Phi and Phuket. She sank with over 100 travellers onboard in 1997 after striking Anemone Reef whilst on her way to the port Phuket. All passengers survived [...]

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Mimic Octopus Kata Beach Scuba Diving Phuket 2,900 THB

1 Dive – Kata Beach Dive

In the past Kata Beach has been relatively ignored as a serious dive site for experienced / certified divers. However as of through late 2017 and early 2018 there has been an explosion in marine life there and it has now become a relatively nice and unique dive for divers are looking for something different. Please be aware that this is a shallow dive site and visibility is not always the best. Dives are best planned aroun [...]

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Dragon Sea Moth found in Bay1 Racha Yai Phuket, Thailand Daytrip 3,500 THB

2 Dive – Racha Yai Day Trip

Currently there are four different charter companies running two dive day trips to the island of Racha Yai. Racha Yai is the most popular dive site immediate dive to Phuket. Only an hour and a half boat ride from Chalong Bay, Phuket. It provides a range of marine life that is popular for both beginner and novice divers. The calm, clear waters at Racha Yai is ideal for beginner divers and experienced divers who’ve been o [...]

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Aussie Divers Luxury Phuket Day Trip Speedboat

Luxury Scuba Diving in Phuket

Luxury Scuba Diving in Phuket In March 2017 Aussie Diver Phuket purchased a 42' Sunnav luxury speedboat. Powered by three 250 horsepower engines the it is the best way to hum along to you preferred dive site. It reduces travel time by as much as 60% compared to the bigger boats. Limited to only 14 paying divers and 4 staff Aussie Divers Phuket endeavor is steer away from the big boat diving and provide a more private level of diving. [...]

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Maya Bay Phi Phi Islands Scuba Diving Best Day Trip

National Park Fees introduced To Scuba Diving Phi Phi

The Thailand National Parks office informed the Phuket scuba diving industry on the 23rd March 2016 that they will be introducing a daily fee for divers entering the Phi Phi Islands national park. This is similar to what is currently in place for the liveaboard adventures that visit the Similan and Surin National Parks. This effectively means there will be a fee of THB 600 for every diver and THB 400 for every non-diver that visits [...]

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Aussie Divers Phuket Wins Two Major PADI Awards

On the 30th April 2016 PADI Regional Manager Andy Auer presented Aussie Divers Phuket with two prestigious PADI Awards. The first all be a bit belated was an award for Outstanding Contribution to the Diving Industry for the 2014 calendar year. The second award was for the 2015 year and was for Outstanding Contribution to Diver Education. The awards were proudly accepted by Aussie Divers Phuket owner and PADI Course Director Darren [...]

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Phuket Scuba Diving – Wet Monsoon Months – Low Season

The months of May/June see the start of the wet season (monsoon) season for Phuket and the west coast of Thailand. This change in weather delivers more wind and rain and in turn increases wave height. We do continue to scuba dive during this period and although the weather does not effect diving under the water so much it does have an effect the boat travel to the dive sites. If you are not aware, all scuba diving in Phuket is done v [...]

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A Diving Community In Phuket

Here at Aussie Divers we don't just consider ourselves a dive shop, we think of it as more, a big family of like minded individuals coming together to enjoy the marine environment here in Phuket & Thailand. We are always happy to chat with new divers or old, so please drop by the office anytime to see what is going on and if you have dived with us or want to dive with us than feel free to like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, read our community Dive Blog and generally stay in touch & stay informed.

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This is a question that I often get asked, and really it is not as simple as YES or NO. If you want to become a certified scuba diver by doing the PADI Open Water Diver Course then the answer is yes. In the PADI Open Water Diver Course it is specified that you have to be able to swim 200 metres with any stroke and also have to be able to tread water or float for at least 10 minutes. The reason for this is not for the fact that scuba diving requires you to swim, but rather it is for yours and your groups safety. In the unlikely event that your BCD (Buoyancy Control Device) was to falter then there would be no device to keep you afloat [...]

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Support Phuket – Thailand and the Local Scuba Diving Industry

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Travel Times in Phuket to Chalong Pier

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