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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 day trip adventures. We do not own our own boat, preferring to use 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.

Day Trip Diving Options

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

Giant Mantas In The Similan Islands With Aussie Divers Phuket Daytrip 4,300 THB

3 Dive – Racha Yai & Racha Noi Day Trip

If you are not a certified/licensed diver please go to this link. Learning to Scuba Dive Aussie Divers Phuket - Luxury Speedboat 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 Chalong Bay, Phuket, it provides a range of marine life that is popular for both beginner and novice divers. The calm, clear waters at both of these islands are ideal for divers that are looking [...]

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Maya Bay Phi Phi Islands Scuba Diving Best Day Trip Daytrip 4,300 THB

3 Dive – Phi Phi Island & Shark Point Day Trip

If you are not a certified/licensed diver please go to this link. Learning to Scuba Dive 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 discretion of the tour leader on the day. Waves, currents and general safety are always taken into consideration when selecting dive sites. On occasions alternate dive sites for this day include Anemone Reef, Koh Doc Mai. The [...]

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Day Dives Shark Point Padi Aussie Divers Phuket Best Scuba Diving Daytrip 4,300 THB

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

If you are not a certified/licensed diver please go to this link. Learning to Scuba Dive 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 the disaster. The top of the wreck is now at about 20 metres with the bottom at approximately at 32 metres. She is 85 [...]

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Mimic Octopus Kata Beach Scuba Diving Phuket Daytrip 3,800 THB

1 Dive – Kata Beach Dive

If you are not a certified/licensed diver please go to this link. Learning to Scuba 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 [...]

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Dragon Sea Moth found in Bay1 Racha Yai Phuket, Thailand Daytrip 3,800 THB

2 Dive – Racha Yai Day Trip

If you are not a certified/licensed diver please go to this link. Learning to Scuba Dive 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 [...]

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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 Koh Phi Phi [...]

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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 Gaspari who went on to say “I couldn’t have [...]

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Low Season Scuba Diving Aussie Divers Phuket

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 [...]

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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. Tasked to avoid the [...]

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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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Do I Need to Know How To Swim to Scuba Dive?

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 [...]

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Koh Haa Scuba Diving Day Trip Phuket Speedboat Our Dives

Aussie Divers Luxury – Koh Haa Dive Trip – 4th May 2018

On the 4th May 2018 the Aussie Divers Phuket luxury speedboat made an unscheduled trip to a group of 5 close knit islands names Koh Haa (Islands five). The trip was a bit of an experiment in the validity of running a trip there once a week next high season. The islands are approximately 60 km south east of Chalong Bay, Phuket. The boat ride took around 90 minutes in relatively calm seas. The weather was fine and there were is expectations of a really good days diving. We arrive shortly around 10:30am and were presented with a stunning cluster of five islands. The first dive was on Koh Haa Yai (Island 5). We were immediately face with some excellent visibility. The coral [...]

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First Time Scuba Diving

We get a lot of first time divers, doing both the PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience and/or their PADI Open Water course here in Thailand. Generally what draws these divers to Phuket is the chance to see the underwater world and explore new depths in beautiful clear and warm waters whilst on holidays. With the joy and excitment of this first time experience there is also quiet often some fears and anxieties the come along with the thought of breathing underwater for the first time. You may be getting into Scuba Diving because a friend or family member is already a certified diver, perhaps you saw it in a movie and think it looks cool or you already have a [...]

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