Sunday, January 15, 2017
Saturday, January 14, 2017
Phuket Thailand has always been a great holiday destination for winter sun. Warm tropical seas with white sandy beaches makes for a great location as its one of the best islands in Thailand.
Its central location off the west coast means its in easy reach or some of the best scuba diving Thailand has to offer anywhere. To the East we have Phi Phi islands, to the south Racha Noi and Racha Yai all with their own reefs and dive spots plus all those in between.
Then to the west we have the Similan islands. This has some of the best scuba diving phuket has to offer and that means the best diving in Thailand and thus the world. The similans are a group of nine islands in the Andaman ocean but as far as diving is concerned a similan islands diving also includes the islands of Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and the Surin islands and a day diving the world famous Richelieu Rock.
If you are looking for a similan Thailand dive trip the you really need a few days free as the best way to explore these great dive sites is on a similan islands liveabaord. This is due to the location and pure number of dive sites. A day trip is possible but so much time and money is wasted on travel to and from the islands that there is only time for 2 dives per day. Then these are only at the closest locations and the better diving is at locations that are out of reach of the day trippers.
When it comes to scuba diving in Thailand then a trip to the similan island national park is a must. This is for diving, or for snorkeling in Phuket then you are in for a treat. The similan islands are by far the best of the phuket islands tours.
Why is Thailand divers the best phuket dive shop?? Well not only do we offer the best diving, best boats and best instructors on the island. This will give anyone who wants to learn to dive phuket the best possible training. We can offer the PADI open water course phuket along with people who have never tried before and just wanting a taster the chance to discover scuba diving phuket the chance to do this together on the same boat to the same locations. We also do the open water course similans too.
Then for the non divers we have snorkel tours, sightseeing to all the popular destinations like Phi Phi bamboo and James Bond island. Then for people who want to see more of Thailand we have safari tours into the Phang Nga national park, horse rising on the white sandy beaches, ATV tours, elephant trekking, white water rafting and phuket islands tours too. Taking in all the local land marks. Canoe tours as well a game fishing too.
If that was not enough we also have our small selection of Patong hotels and patong guest houses too. These are all very comfortable and in locations where you are in your own little oasis of calm and yet close to all the main shopping, bars and restaurants too but being in little cul de sacs you have a quiet little retreat to relax in. All the guest house patong and Patong beach hotel that we show are all selected by our customers.
They are all names that kept coming up again and again. All were offering great value and all offering service well above their price range. We can also offer hotel transfers too. This is why Thailand Divers is the complete package as we offer a total holiday from the minute you get off the plane till the time you take off again. We can now offer the service that we gave to all our divers over the last 15 years and can now offer this level to all customers and not just the divers.
Phuket Thailand really can be a dream holiday for all the family and not just for those diving in Thailand.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Phuket Thailand does claim to have the best diving in Thailand on its door step. This was alway considered to be the Similan island national park and the Surin islands.
Amazing start to the Similan islands liveaboard season scuba diving Thailand 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 depth.
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 day trip sites are producing more sightings of both than last year too. This will be a great year.
There has been the best diving of all this year in the islands to the south of Phuket called Racha Noi. This will be well known only to those people who did their open water course phuket or even discover scuba diving phuket as its the islands that offer great but easy diving and where many go for courses. Here there have been manta ray seen most days, whale sharks, Dolphins and even a pod of Minke whales including a mother and calf. This on top of the normal things here like Leopard shark, turtles, sting Ray, eagle ray and the hundreds of reef fish.
Diving Phuket 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 Thailand is perfect for the experienced and novice alike. 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 scuba diving in Phuket then its wise to book early to be sure of getting the trip you want.
The best thing to do is contact the better Phuket dive shops via the live chat on the website as then you will see whats is diving well now rather than old news on the internet. Places like Phi Phi were fully booked weeks in advance over New year but the best conditions were at Racha Noi and the people that just turned up in resort and booked were lucky. Thats why check whats good first and then book online .
We can then even offer the best Patong hotel or guest house patong so you get the high quality service both on and off the water. We have a selection of the best places to stay all from our customers who want quality and close to the shops, restaurants and bars but with out the high price tags. all our locations make it easy for you to be collected from your Patong guest house or hotel patong for both diving and non diving trips as they are all in easy to find locations yet in quiet side streets all great little oasis of calm to relax in after a great day exploring on and off the water.
Monday, January 9, 2017
When in Thailand phuket most of the day trip diving is done on the east side of phuket. But to the west side in the Andaman ocean we have the amazing similan islands. For most divers doing a Similan islands liveabaord will be on of the best ( if not the best) dive trip you will ever do.
Yes what can we say. You have already been to Phuket Thailand and then got your open water course phuket and now have to think what to do next.
The similans are a chain of nine islands off the west coast that conect to the Surin islands which include divesites like Richelieu rock. this is rated by Nat Geo as one of the top ten dive sites in the world. this chain of islands runs right up into the Burma banks.
This whole area can be done on a similan Thailand liveabaord from an over night trip to a massive eight day adventure into the Burma banks and back. So what better location is there to go after your phuket open water course than into the similan island national park to do your advanced course?
What does it cover?
The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course will include knowledge development for the two required topics the Deep and Underwater Navigation Dives along with five of the most popular elective dives. These include Night Diver, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Wreck Diver, Boat Diver and Underwater Naturalist. As with the PADI Open Water Diver course, the entire PADI Adventures in Diving manual will be available online to divers enrolled in the e learning course. Experience real adventure and be one step closer to Master Scuba Diver ? the ultimate non-professional certification in recreational diving. You must be a PADI Open Water Diver before participating in any in water training.
How does it work?
Well you just pop into your local dive shop Phuket like Thailand Divers. You decide on how many nights you will like to be onboard. Then you collect the PADI advanced manual. This is much easier than the open water course as no video, no tests, no exam and no pool. Then all you need to do is dive. Then between the dives during the surface interval do one chapter as you go. Most of the dives you do on a similan island liveabaord can be part of the course anyway so as you are doing the dives you may as well get certified.
What does it cost?
The PADI Advanced Open Water Course is 8,500 Thai Baht. The fee covers the knowledge development training, all PADI fees and instructor. Then all you you do is add this to the cost of the similan islands liveaboard trip of you choice and thats it done.
Now you will be having one of the greatest diving trips of your life plus completing your advanced certification along the way. If you are feeling confident then you can also do your open water course similans too. this just needs a class and pool session before you depart.
This can be easily arranged too. We can collect you from your Patong beach hotel or guest house patong and take you to the pool and class the day before to complete the training and then you are off. Thailand divers has a collection of patong hotels and patong guest houses to choose from that have all been highly reccomended by our customers.
Now there is now no excuse not to open the laptop or desk top or even pick up the phone as we can have you in a top grade patong hotel for a day or two before heading out into the Similan island national park for an adventure of a lifetime.
Sunday, January 8, 2017
Yes Phuket Thailand has had a very unusual and yet spectacular start to the year. Thailand phuket is well known for its great diving and people have been visiting these white shores for decades. For the lucky people who turned up for a warm break for scuba diving phuket this new year got a pleasant welcome.
The best islands in Thailand are the similan islands but even these can be affected by the odd weather this year. The similns are still amazing diving by any standards. The trouble with these peak weeks are the fact that people tend to use the internet to prebook. pre booking scuba diving Thailand in these peak weeks is normally a good idea. This year locations such as Phi Phi and the similans were booked out well in advance. However the lucky people that actually spoke to the Phuket dive centers before booking struck gold.
The islands of Racha Noi and Racha Yai is the location less people have heard of except those people who came to learn to dive Phuket. these two islands are the prime location for those wanting to discover scuba diving phuket or do the open water water course phuket. This year there have been many, many sightings of Manta rays at Racha Noi. There have been Whale sharks too plus a real bonus of a pod of Minke Whales and one female with a pup. Then Dolphins too and all this along with the normal Leopard sharks, turtles, cuttlefish, Octopus and the hundreds of all the other tropical reef fish.
We are not saying a similan island liveabaoard trip is not a great trip as they are. This year in the northern areas around Richelieu Rock are still as good as always but the shock is the last minute bookings from people walking into a dive shop phuket last minute and booking a phuket scuba diving trip. They were lucky enough to get the best diving very close to phukets shores. So it seems the best way to book is to look at what you want to see and places to go but then ask the locals as to what the best diving in phuket is right now.
Sunday, December 4, 2016
For people looking to go on a sunny break this year to escape the winter cold then try Phuket Thailand. There is so many things to do in Phuket.
Not just the great shopping, restaurants, beaches, nightlife, local tours and hundreds of places to explore. But just off the west coats lies the similan island national park.
The similans are one of the best diving and snorkel locations in the world. Rated by national Geographic in the top 10 locations. Plus just to the north of the similan islands lies Richelieu Rock which was in Jaques Cousteau's top ten as well. If anyone should know all the worlds great dive sites then its will be him. Similan Thailand and diving have been linked together for many years now as the quality of scuba diving Thailand is in a class of its own.
The most common way to see these awesome and almost isolated islands is on a similan islands liveaboard. These can be selected from any good phuket diving shop as the boats leave everyday of the season from a short over night trip to a massive eight trip letting you experience the similan islands Thailand, the Surin islands and then right up in to the Burma banks on a truly awesome trip.
You will see many places all offering different trips, prices, experiences and all will tell you different information. So how do you decide? Well the best option is to talk with the dive centre in person either by live chat or popping in. But how can you confirm their information? Easy use a website thats not a dive shop site. A great site for this as it covers diving, snorkel tours and day trips to explore the islands is Similan islands as its basic style makes it it clear and simple and does not try to sell you anything. Then what about all the boats?? Again easy look for someone that is just not selling their boat. I like this one Similan Islands Amazing Liveabaords. It does not have hundreds of trips. It just has a few good ones. These trips are from over night to 8 days which is plenty. They are from several companies and they have trip to suit all dates and price ranges. Again nice and simple without over complication.
All Similan islands trips will pick you up from your Patong Beach hotel or Patong guest house and take you on the trips of your choice and then bring you back to your Patong hotel at the end of the trip too. Nice and simple. Once you have been on a Phuket scuba diving trip to the similans you will find it hard to find anywhere else that can match it. Not certified? No problem. You can even do the PADI open water course similans too. Yes you can really learn to dive in Phuket on a similan islands liveaboard trip. Phuket Thailand really is a place where dreams can come true.