Sunday, February 19, 2017

In the Similan Islands With Thailand Divers


Thailand Divers in the Similan Islands


Amazing time with Thailand Divers on a similan islands liveabaord.
This week in phuket scuba diving is in the Similans with Thailand Divers and it has been amazing. This week at the Similan islandhas been perfect. Blue sky, warm water, cool breeze, and so much varied sea life. Scuba diving Thailand has it all. This was the best weeks diving in many a year. Right up and into the Surin islands and richelieu Rock. Awesome. 


From the warm clear waters of the Similan Island national park that produce perfect visability and minimal currents make it a perfect location for divers of all levels. The diving here is so relaxed that no matter where you go after then nothing will compare. Shallow reefs with turtles drifting past, reef sharks up and down, sea horses and sea moths for the macro lovers to the huge Napoleon Wrasse there is something for all on every dive. The similan islands Thailand really deserves its ranking in the top ten diving locations in the world. 

The heading north to Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and a day diving Richelieu rock. Here the water is always warm and although you can get current from time to time its still just easy drift diving. This is the home of the big fish like the Whale shark and the massive Oceanic Manta Ray.

For those of you who dive you can never be disappointed when diving phuket and the similan islands. From newly certified Open water diver to the most experienced. Jumping on a Phuket liveaboard you will be on a trip you will never forget. A similan liveaboard is a trip that dreams are made of. Phuket diving is really one of the top locations in the world as there is more than enough to please everyone. Even if you have never been before there is no better place to experience the underwater world. When in Phuket scuba diving is a must. The best thing is the cost. Amazing boats, amazing food, world class diving and cheaper than a week staying at home. Thanks to Thailand Divers (and others)  scuba diving Phuket is in easy reach of even the smallest budget. Similan island diving is a trip you will always remember and be the bench mark for all liveabaord trips afterwards. 
There are great phuket day trips to the similan islands too for the non divers too. The phuket snorkeling trips to the similans take you to four of the similan islands where you can get to see some stunning reefs, virgin beaches and so much to see it will be by far the best. A trip to the best islands in Thailand will be a highlight of your holiday.
There are lots of other phuket tours to places like James Bond island where there is sightseeing, canoeing as well as snorkeling.  Then Thailand also has some of the best Phuket game fishing tours too. There are many protected ares too that are for diving and snorkeling but just off shore outside in the deeper ares offers some great game fishing area. There are normal fishing day trips and cover trolling, bottom . fishing and snorkeling too. Then there is the Big game fishing phuket trips which is more specialized for going after the really big Fish. 
Also for those that want a break from the beach and ocean trips. Then there are some great phuket safari tours too. The Khao Sok discovery safari trip is a great over night trip. This can be an over night jungle trip or Khao Sok lake safari and is awesome for photography and wold life lovers. Then for a 3 day trip there is a combined jungle and lake combination. There are just so many things to do in phuket that you will never have tome to do everything in one trip.
If you think similan Thailand then you will know you are in for a treat. This will be one of the best locations you will ever visit. 

Saturday, February 18, 2017

The Great Diving and NON Diving Tours Of Phuket Thailand



I feel this may be a good time to write a bit about all the great diving Phuket has to offer.

What with all the trouble in the Middle East and all the people who normally dive in the Red Sea now having to look elsewhere to dive. Many are looking to the warm waters of Phuket Thailand to get their diving fix but there are so many choices for those that never travel out of the Red Sea. So many phuket dive centers to choose from. There are so many places to dive, so many dive sites. Where do they choose?? I am not going to say this is best or thats the best as everyone is different and everyone wants something different out of their trip . The beat thing is to listen to other people and what they say. The common consensus is the best islands in Thailand are the Similan islands.
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During high season there are so many options for diving in phuket. If you are looking for a liveaboard  then think similan Thailand and you wont go wrong.  From November through to April there are up to  hundred companies from all over the world all claiming the same thing. That they are the best and they are the only company to come to with for scuba diving Thailand. This is the first difference with Thailand Divers. We dont say how good we are. We rely on our customers to tell us about what they think of us. Some say this is a risky plan and it may be if you keep getting bad feedback. In this day and age more people complain  about things than say thank you, or we had a great time. However this has been the policy of Thailand Divers and it has worked for the last 13 years. Thailand divers has been teaching people scuba diving in phuket since 2003. Not only do we run all PADI courses but we also have 3 dive day trip seven days a week 365 days a year. This is rare for resorts offering diving in Thailand.

 Due to the conditions here phuket day trips scuba diving is available here all year round. We teach people from total non swimmers who have never seen the sea before right up to people with 10,000 dives behind them. On top of this we also run liveaboard trips to the Similans from Mid October right through till mid May departing everyday. So no matter when you arrive or depart we have a 1 night, 2 night, 3 night right up to 2 weeks or as many nights as you like departing on the day you want and returning on the day you want.  We also have liveaboard trips during “low season” too to the uninhabited island of Racha Noi. There are so many Thailand islands to choose from but from phuket there are so many options that we can happily dive here all year round. 

All I can do is tell you whats is available and when it is either by e-mail, phone, or live chat on the website.  I can advise you on local weather, conditions and what locations are diving well at the time you will be arriving. I can get you to the best locations for you and your group. But what I can not do is make comments on what our customers say about diving in phuket and about us. I can leave that part up to all of you.


Hi,
I can highly recommend this company for this phuket scuba diving trip. I did the 7 dives over the 2 days with 1 being a night dive.
Firstly a big than you to Simon who I contacted via message/email. Who was very helpful and quick with information and advice on arranging our trip.Next was are transport and pick up via luxury a/c minibus early start 06:30 it was on time, the driver was informative and told us to have a sleep as it was a 1 and 1/2 hour trip to dock area.So my wife was happy to have a sleep for the journey.When we arrived at the docks, we were offered drinks, light snacks and toilet facilities were clean. All of our luggage was taken by the staff the boat/ bus boys, to the fast speed boat.The speed boat was all packed up and we departed for the Similan Islands, about 1 & 1/4 hour journey.We saw Dolphins swimming along side our boat. Great!When we arrived at the large dive boat 3!!We were greeted warmly by the ships crew.The dive instructor was very welcoming and told us about our day with all the information we needed to know.My dive master was George (Spanish) very nice guy. He sorted all our dive equipment out and put it altogether for us.My wife was only on the boat for the day doing 2 dives, her dive master was Sun (Thai) lady and my wife said after she was very helpful and made her feel at ease.The dives were amazing water was warm 28c lots of different and colourful fish to see and made more interesting by our dive masters input and knowledge of the area.The boat dropped us off on our entry point the came to pick us up, lovely the boat boys were helpful in getting us out of the water, quickly and safely. So thank you guys it’s great when my wife gets tired and some one helps you out of the water.The guys on the boat serviced all our scuba tanks so all we had to do was to turn on our air and safety checks, so easy.The food was very good, tasty and hot. (Better than some taverners/ restaurants we visited. All drinks were free and plentiful food was available throughout the day.The toilets/ shower rooms very clean so my wife was happy again.The room I shared was comfortable and warm, plenty of room for two.My only small problem was at the dive centre dock waiting room they had a price list of items to sell. Tee shirt 300thb ect, but when I returned I wanted to purchase one, to be told they don’t sell these items. Only on the boat. My fault I should have asked on board. But how many other people have done the same. Maybe someone on the boat should say that you can buy these on here. Or advertise them on the boat.So I would highly recommend this trip amazing experience well organised throughout .I will recommend to all my friendsThank-you very much for the great memories and lovely adventureWayne & Louise Hubbardhttp://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g297930-d1177013-r349568516-Thailand_Divers_Phuket_Scuba_Diving-Patong_Kathu_Phuket.html#

When we get letters, e-mails,  reviews on trip advisor, comments on Facebook, Twitter and the rest like the one above from Louise and Wayne we know we are doing things right. We know that here at Thailand Divers that by listening to the people who come to phuket scuba diving and trust us to organize their day trips phuket trip for them, whether a day trip, Discover Scuba Diving phuket for the total novice, divers and snorkelers together for the day or for a similan islands liveaboard and of course people who want to get their PADI license or next level certification, that we can and are providing the best service. Here at Thailand Divers we know that by listening to both customers and instructors alike how we can get better. That is how Thailand Divers has been doing so well over the last 13 years when so many other  dive centers have come and gone.  So before you book your dive trip just take a quick look at what real people think and all the options that each place has to offer. Have a talk with us on live chat to answers any other questions that you may have. So just see what other people are saying about diving phuket. See what they were doing on their trip and see if thats what you like.

The other thing that makes a top phuket dive shop is that it will cater for groups when some people dive and other dont. Thailand Divers offers great phuket tours for the non divers too.  There is a large selection of  Phuket islands to visit for either just sightseeing or if you are looking for phuket snorkeling trips. 

Then we have some great phuket tours that are land based too. A great place for all nature lovers is a couple of days doing a phuket safari. Just north of phuket Thailand is the Khao Sok national park and this is a great place for nature photographers or for a day or two just to have a break from the crowded beaches. The Khao Sok discovery tour can be a nice overnight jungle safari spending the night in a comfortable bungalow in the jungle. 

This includes a jungle elephant trekking, canoeing, night trekking and swimming in cool waterfall pools. Or a 2 day 1 night lake safari which includes and elephant trekking, bamboo raft safari and exploring the lake system by longtail boat. This really is one of the best things to do in Phuket.

On all tours you are well care for as you are always collected from your phuket hotel and guest house phuket in the morning and returned in time for dinner in the evening.  Then the phuket game fishing trips are something special. From tuna, black marlin, sail fish, barracuda dorado and many more just off shore makes the game fishing phuket has something special. then if you have a good phuket guest house or patong beach hotel there is a good chance they will cook the tuna you catch for you that evening. Normally a good idea to give one to them or the chef as then they can sell it or eat it themselves as a thank you. 


With all this plus so much more available everyday makes phuket Thailand an exceptional holiday destination for all.


Friday, February 17, 2017

The Greatest Phuket Holiday Experience Availaible With Thailand Divers

Thailand Divers in Phuket Thailand



       Yes Thailand Divers in Phuket  has had a very busy time making big changes. Thailand Divers is now the number 1 center for your holiday to Phuket. For many years we and been the premier center for diving in Thailand but we have expanded greatly. We still go to the best islands in Thailand plus so much more.




 We still cover the best and most popular sites like Phi Phi, King Cruiser, Shark Point, Racha Noi and Racha Yai as three dive day trips. We are still running liveaboards to the Similan islands departing EVERY day from 15th October till the 15th May so you dont need to plan your holiday around your similan islands liveabaord dates but you can plan your trip to the similans to fit your holiday. The trip can be overnight, 2 nights, 3 nights or as many nights as you choose. Instead of the boat returning after each trip we keep the boat out there and just bring you out by speed boat to the main liveaboard boat on the first morning and bring you back on the afternoon of the day you want to return. We can even do day trips this way. Then we have other trips that depart to the similan islands in the late afternoon. This gives you an extra night on the boat. Settle in to the cabin, set up the equipment then relax with a sunset dinner as you head out to the start of you similan island adventure. 

The Similan islands Thailand offers with no doubt some of the best diving in the world. Crystal clear water even down at 40 meters with the water around 80 degrees all season long. This makes the similan islands diving such a great experience.  A typical trip will take in not only the similan islands but also heading north to the Surin islands and if you wish then up in to Burma to dive the Burma banks too. 



There are so many things to do in phuket now that dont just include diving in phuket. We offer so much more. Great Phuket snorkel tours to locations away from the crowds too as well as the more popular ones. Phi Phi Bamboo island as always, the three Khai islands, Hong island, Chicken island, Krabi, similan islands, Koh Tachai. Stunning reefs and beaches to explore, tropical island hoping in an island paradise away from the masses. Phuket snorkeling is as good as its diving.  There are so many great places to snorkel around the Phuket islands that you will be spoiled for choice.  





Now the big new thing is all the Phuket tours available from phuket game fishing tours that come in several packages. From standard day trips that get you trolling for Tuna, hand lines for bottom fishing plus snorkeling too. Then for the people who want the really big stuff we have some of the best game fishing phuket has is just past the phuket diving and snorkel locations where there is a deep shelf that attracts the Black Marlin, dog tooth tuna, Sail fish and the like.  Then we have night fishing trips too that are a bit of fun where squid is the main catch. 


 Take one of the many phuket day trips available. How about a phuket safari into the heart of Phuket and canoe in the mangroves,  jeep up into the mountains, elephant trek through the jungle, Ox cart ride to a traditional Thai village and a rice farm, rubber tree tapping and Thai cooking.  White water rafting in the mountains,  Sea canoeing in the limestone caves in Phang Nga national park, ATV tours,  and of course the 2 most popular as always James Bond island and Phi Phi Bambo island.



Then new for this year we are not only doing overnight safaris that involve diving phuket but we now have are offering an over night or 2 night Khao Sok safari trip. This is a great way to get off the Thailand islands and onto the mainland which is just a short ride from phuket. Here we can explore the Khao Sok national park. The Khao sok discovery trip can be an over night trip to explore the jungle by Elephant, canoe and on foot spending the night in a jungle bungalow. Or there is a top 2 day safari that explores the massive lake system by elephant, bamboo raft and long tail boats.




 These are great for nature lovers, photographers and people who want to get away from the beaches. Then there is the three day 2 night that combines the jungle and lake safari. This one involves a night in the jungles and a night on a raft bungalow on the lake itself. this is a truly stunning setting. 



If you really want some peace and quite  many of the tours are available now as private charters. This way you make the plan, you set the start time and return times. You can avoid the crowds and go to your own private beach. We even have a super yacht for charter for that really special day or overnight.  You will be the envy of all turning up



Thailand Divers really is a one stop holiday planner right up to the hotel too. The new shop is located just 5 mins from the center of Patong but the street itself (Nanai Road) is quiet enough with excellent resturants, bars to relax in after a great day out. The shop itself is located in what used to be the resturant of a very nice hotel called the Album Loft. Very comfortable and some rooms with their own kitchens, nice pool to cool off in. Not only is Thailand Divers the top phuket dive center but could soon be the top holiday center too.
With all these tours available we still run them all all in the same way.





 We collect you from your phuket hotel or guest house phuket and take you to which ever location or tour you like and then return you to the hotel door in the afternoon in time for dinner.  Plus we not have gathered a collection of phuket guest houses and patong beach hotels that have been very popular with our customers. all great prices and very good service. All in quiet location that are missed by the masses but all only a few minutes from the main attractions. They are just tucked away from view offering a perfect oasis of calm under a warm tropical sun. 



The new shop still has the same instructors and is still English owned and managed as it always has been. We still offer the best diving in phuket, the best boats. We just thought that this low season that we can offer more than just diving. We can bring the same level of service to so many more things as well. So now when you come to phuket thailand you can really get a taste for the whole of Thailand rather than just phuket scuba diving. Thailand Divers now is one stop shop for all your holiday fun on phuket thailand.




Monday, February 13, 2017

Awesome Land Safari in Phuket Thailand

Most people think of Phuket Thailand for two or three reasons. Yes Phuket is home to some of the greatest scuba diving Thailand has to offer.



The Phuket diving is in both the gulf of Thailand with places like Phi Phi being one of the more popular of the Phuket tours and out in the Andaman ocean. The Andaman ocean is home to some of the best diving in the world with the Similan islands just one and a half hours off the coast. The Similans are best done on a Similan islands liveabaord or a diving " safari" where you have 2-4 days on the boat and then you can really explore in style.


Then there are the perfect beaches that surround the islands in the area with Phuket itself being the largest of the Phuket islands.  Thousands of people come to these tropical shores each year just to relax, grab some winter sun, swim in the warm waters and enjoy a break on the best islands in Thailand.


Then of course there are the party goers. Phuket has long been a place where you can party the night away in the party towns like Patong beach. Patong and Phuket unlike Ibiza is not full of drunk Brits being sick and fighting.  Phukets mix of bars, shows, live music, coffee houses and restaurants means everyone can mix together no matter what your choice of nightlife. The quality of service does vary from bar to bar but mostly they are all friendly, inexpensive and most are looking for regular customers. Then the quality of live music in Phuket is well above most countries back home to the extent that not only do they do requests from people from all over the world but they do almost perfect covers. No matter what your taste of food, music or entertainment then its all close by in Phuket.



Now we move away from the " beach resort" to an area that most do not even know exists. Just north of Phuket is several  large national parks. This area is home to great lakes, rivers, mountains, jungle and almost unlimited wildlife. As the national park ares are so close they almost link together makes for a very large area to explore. From the Phang Nga national park, then Khao Lak national park which runs into Khao Sok national park. This means that there are great Phuket safari tours right on your doorstep.


The best of these is the Khao Sok safari as this can be an over night trip or a 3 day two night adventure. The two day one night trip can be either a jungle safari or a lake / river safari as Khao Sok hosts a massive lake that is there to be discovered by long tail boat, canoe and on foot and is home to some stunning wildlife. The Jungle safari is done by elephant, on foot and Bamboo raft with you spending the night is comfortable bungalows. Where on the lake safari you stay on bungalows built on stilts on the lake.

Then the best options for a really great phuket safari is to do a three day two night and combine the jungle and lake safari. If you are a photographer or nature lover then this will be a trip of a lifetime. Just remember the battery charger and spare battery as you will take thousands of photos over the three day. Plus on both two day and three safaris then you also get a night trek which can provide some stunning wildlife photos. Khao sok discovery really is a trip not to be missed.



Then a bit closer to home is the Khao lak safari day trip. this trip will get you the jungle elephant trekking, bamboo rafting and other sightseeing locations including the temple and caves and you will still be home in time for dinner and a night out.


For all these and any other of the phuket day trips just go online and take a look at Thailand Divers site and chat online with them. From James Bond island speed boat tour, white water rafting,  phuket game fishing to the Phi Phi bamboo which is one of the more popular of the snorkeling in phuket tours. Then all manor of diving trips for those who want to learn to dive phuket or get their PADI open water course phuket then its all here.



 You are picked up from your Phuket hotel and whisked away on any number of adventures and then you know that you can be back in your patong beach hotel or phuket guest house in time for tea. Then if you choose then you can take a longer safari both on land or on water, diving or by boat. we can even collect you from your guest house phuket and return you to another phuket hotel after the trip so you can continue you adventures. Thailand really is a dream holiday destination for both water lovers and land lubbers alike.


Sunday, February 12, 2017

Scuba Diving In Phuket is The Best in The World.

AMAZING SCUBA DIVING IN PHUKET. DIVING DOES NOT GET ANY BETTER THAN THIS..



THERE ARE SO MANY GREAT EXPERIENCES THAT YOU CAN HAVE HERE IN PHUKET THAILAND. FROM WORLD CLASS DIVING AND SNORKELING TO  SO MANY AWESOME THINGS TO SEE AND DO. 



THE SIMILAN ISLANDS LIVEABOARD SEASON OPENS UP SOME OF THE WORLDS BEST SCUBA DIVING PHUKET 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. 




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. THINK SIMILAN THAILAND AND YOU KNOW YOU WILL GET THE BEST  ISLANDS IN THAILAND AND THUS DIVING THERE IS VERY SORT AFTER. 


PHUKET DIVING 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  PHUKET 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 ALWAYS 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  DIVING IN PHUKET THEN ITS WISE TO BOOK EARLY TO BE SURE OF GETTING THE TRIP YOU WANT. 

THERE ARE PLENTY OF OTHER PHUKET TOURS TOO THAT CAN BE DONE FROM PHUKET THAT DO NOT NEED YOU TO GO DIVING. THERE ARE PLENTY OF PHUKET ISLANDS TO EXPLORE LIKE THE FAMOUS JAMES BOND ISLAND OR THE PHI PHI BAMBOO SNORKELING TOUR.  BOTH OF THESE ARE TWO OF THE BEST  OF THE PHUKET DAY TRIPS. THERE ARE SO MANY PLACES THAT OFFER GREAT SNORKELING IN PHUKET


WITH ALL GREAT TOURS THE EXPERIENCE STARTS FROM THE WHOLE HOLIDAY. WE WILL PICK YOU UP FROM YOUR PHUKET HOTEL LOBBY IN THE MORNING AND TAKE YOU TO THE PIER THAT YOUR BOAT WILL BE DEPARTING FROM. THEN AT THE END OF THE DAY YOU WILL BE RETURNED TO YOUR PATONG BEACH HOTEL IN TIME FOR DINNER.  IT DOES NOT MATTER WHERE IN PHUKET YOU ARE STAYING AS WE CAN FIND YOUR PHUKET GUEST HOUSE AND COLLECT YOU FROM ALL OVER THE ISLAND. THIS MEANS THAT YOU HAVE THE CHOICE OF ANY OF GUEST HOUSE PHUKET AND STILL BE ABLE TO ENJOY THE BEST DAY TRIPS PHUKET HAS.


THAILAND ISLANDS OFFER THE PERFECT TROPICAL ISLAND HOLIDAY DESTINATIONS. DIVING IN THAILAND AS WELL AS ALL THE OTHER TROPICAL ISLAND TOURS IS WHAT DREAM HOLIDAYS ARE MADE OF.