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Sea King Divers is a scuba diving center offering live-aboard trips, day trips and courses, with multi-lingual instructors and divemasters, located in Phuket, Thailand. Excellent customer service and safety are our ultimate goals – marine conservation is paramount.

Our scuba diving centre is offering live aboard trips, day trips and courses, with multi-lingual instructors and divemasters, located in Phuket, Thailand.

Excellent customer service and safety are our ultimate goals – marine conservation is paramount.

We offer 4 days of liveaboard diving or Phuket boat charter for longer trips the whole year round. Our safari boat cruises to the Similan Islands and Surin Island National Park and to Phi Phi Islands/Hin Daeng/Hin Muang in the high season (October – May) some of the best scuba diving destinations in the world. In the green season (Mai – September) we offer 4 days and 5 days of liveaboard to Phi Phi Island, Hin Daeng/Hin Muang, Tarutao and Koh Lipe with spectacular dive sites.

A wide variety of daytrip diving and overnight dive tours around Phuket, Phi Phi Islands and now the Similan Islands are available. Our friendly team of multilingual Dive Instructors teach the full range of PADI scuba diving courses in our air conditioned Phuket dive centre.

The tropical climate in Thailand keeps the sea relatively warm, which is an important factor for Phuket diving. The seabed has many configurations of cliffs, caves steep drop-offs, wrecks, grottos and vast coral gardens which provide for an abundance of dive Phuket profiles. Thailand’s and Burma seas are plankton rich, attracting the awe inspiring whale sharks, manta rays, and a host of other pelagic fish. Good visibility will delight underwater photographers and marine naturalists.

Phuket Liveaboard Diving Paradise

Phuket Thailand is considered by many as the Pearl of the Andaman Sea and is the richest, most western province in southern Thailand; an exotic and magical paradise. Warm clear water, a wonderland of lush vegetation and tropical creatures, spectacular scenery, fabulous Thai food and a complete range of holiday resorts all in one special location. Phuket island boasts international standard accommodation, restaurants, shopping, hospitals, recompression chambers, tours, travel and action adventure activities. It’s beauty is only surpassed by the warm and friendly nature of its welcoming hosts. With direct access to the Similan Islands, Phang Nga Bay, and the southern islands, Phuket has been considered for years as the perfect base for divers to enjoy their holiday from start to end.

Great Diving Destinations Phuket Liveaboard Diving in the Andaman Sea and Mergui Archipelago (Burma)

The Andaman Sea dive destinations offer pure diving pleasure and liveaboard diving expeditions to the famous premier divesites such as Similan Islands, Surin Islands, Richelieu Rock in the Northwest region of Thailand. Read article about amazing divesites such as Hin Daeng, Hin Muang and Koh Ha in the Southeast of Phuket.

Around Phuket, there are equally exciting dive day trips to excellent dive sites. Phi Phi Island and Krabi are easily reached by ferry, Phuket liveaboard or daytrip dive boat and has spectacular rock formations. Racha Yai and Racha Noi have inviting crystal clear water for diving and snorkelling, and is suitable for Phuket dive beginners. Dive sites such as King Cruiser Wreck, Shark Point, Anemone Reef and Koh Doc Mai are located in the East of Phuket and offer colorful coral reefs and a variety of marine life.

  • We can offer great services from courses to extended diving trips.
  • Highly experienced & professional Divemasters and Dive Instructors.
  • Benefit from the local knowledge above and below the water from people who live here.
  • Personal care and attention from the owner and his friendly & helpful staff.
  • Uncompromising safety standards, good quality regularly serviced equipment.

If you are looking for exciting diving, special attention to each and every diver, professionalism with safety as the highest priority, and a wide variety of options. If you feel this is ideal for you, then please join us at Seaking Divers.

Daytrips

Daytrip Diving – Phuket, Phi Phi, Hin Daeng & Similan Islands Thailand

Diving in Phuket is as different and diverse as their names suggest from gentle sloping coral reefs, to pinnacles and wall dives. Phuket divesites have vast areas of breathtaking soft and hard coral reefs, wrecks and marine life to satisfy divers of all experience levels.

Even if you are not a diver you can find nice places for snorkeling and swimming around Phuket and especially in the Racha Islands.

Now divers and snorkelers have the opportunity to visit the fantastic Similan Islands in only one day.

Daytrip Diving Destinations – Phuket and Phi Phi Divesite Description

Racha Yai, Racha Noi, Koh Doc Mai, Anemone Reef, Shark Point, King Cruiser (Wreck dive) and the Phi Phi Islands. We can arrange diving daytrips to all of these Phuket dive sites almost every day!

You can also book day trip diving packages for several days diving in our diving center just tell us the date and where you would like to go.

All daytrip dive boats and liveaboards are equipped according to the high standards of Thailand Marine Law with 100 % Oxygen, life jackets, medic first aid and fire extinguishers. We will try to arrange for you what ever you need to make your vacation unforgetable.

Daytrip Diving Thailand

Daytrip Diving is possible in Phuket, Phi Phi, Koh Ha, Hin Daeng, Similan Islands & Koh Bon.

Destinations and Prices

Destination
No
of Dives
Price
Baht
Racha
Yai
2
3,000
Racha Noi
2
3,400
Racha Yai/Racha Noi
3
3,900
Phi
Phi Island
3
4,000
King
Cruiser/Shark Point
2
3,400
Shark Point/Anemone Reef
2
3,400
King Cruiser/
Shark Point/Koh Doc Mai
3
3,400

Please Note: Non-divers / Snorkeling: For all daytrips half price. Full set equipment rental is extra 500 Baht per day.

Diving trips to Phuket dive sites and Phi Phi Island include:

  • Pick up and return transfer from hotel in Rawai, Nai Harn, Patong, Kata and Karon
  • Tea, coffee, drinking water and fruits all day, breakfast, lunch.
  • Tanks, weights, weight belt, scuba diving in small groups with a professional dive guide (PADI Divemaster).

Liveaboard

Phuket Liveaboard Diving Thailand to Similan/Surin Islands, Phi Phi Islands, Hin Daeng/Hin Muang and Tarutao

Welcome to “MV Phoenix” Liveaboard Phuket, Thailand

The pride of Sea King Divers is our liveaboard diving vessel, “MV Phoenix”.

The vessel is a very large 26 meters x 6 meters wooden dive boat with two decks. There is a double entry/exit dive station at the stern of the boat and two freshwater showers attached. We have 35 scuba diving tanks retained upright so you can fix your BCD easily.

The upper deck supports the open air saloon, kitchen, the captain’s cabin and a sun deck where our guests can relax and enjoy themselves.

In the lower deck are double bed and bunk bed cabins all with air condition and windows and three toilets with sink and shower.

We offer 4 days/4 nights of live-aboard diving and boat charter with shorter or longer trips upon request.

Itinerary Similan/Surin Islands

4 days/ 4 nights Similan and Surin Islands 14 dives

Pick up 5:30pm – 6.00pm from hotel
Depart to Similan Islands approx. 7:30pm

  • Day 1 Similan Islands
  • Day 2 Similan Islands
  • Day 3 Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock
  • Day 4 Koh Bon

Disembark at 3:00pm in Tabla Mu transfer back to hotel in Phuket or at Chalong Pier transfer back to hotel.

Itinerary Phi Phi Islands/Hin Daeng/Hin Muang

4 days/ 4 nights Hin Daeng/Hin Muang 14 dives

Pick up 5:30pm – 6.00pm from hotel
Depart to Hin Daeng/Hin Muang approx. 7:30pm

  • Day 1 Phi Phi Islands, Koh Ha
  • Day 2 Hin Daeng, Hin Muang
  • Day 3 Koh Ha, Phi Phi Islands
  • Day 4 King Cruiser Wreck, Shark Point

Disembark at 3:00pm at Chalong Pier transfer back to hotel.

Itinerary Tarutao:

5 days/ 5 nights  14 dives

Pick up 5:30pm – 6.00pm from hotel.

Depart to Tarutao approx. 7:30pm

  • Day 1 Phi Phi Island, Koh Ha, Koh Rock
  • Day 2 Tarutao, Koh Sawang, Koh Lippe
  • Day 3 Adang, Ravee, Visit Koh Lippe
  • Day 4 Hin Daeng, Hin Muang, Koh Ha, Phi Phi Island Visit
  • Day 5 Shark Point, Koh Doc Mai

Disembark at 3:00pm at Chalong Pier transfer back to hotel.

Rate Table Liveaboard “HIGH SEASON”

“MV Phoenix” High Season
Duration
Destination
Diver
own Equipment
Sea King
Equipment
Non-Diver
4 days/4 nights Similan/Richelieu Rock
or
Hin Daeng/Hin Muang
24.000 baht
in double bed
—–
22.000 baht
in 4 bunk bed
500 baht/per day/set 16.000 baht
in double bed
—–
14.000 baht
in bunk bed
5 days/5 nights Tarutao 28.000 baht
in double bed
—–
26.000 baht
in 4 bunk bed
500 baht/per day/set 16.000 baht
in double bed
—–
14.000 baht
in bunk bed
Shorter or longer live-aboard trips or boat charter can be arranged upon request.

Remarks

  • The prices above do not included the entrance fee for the Similan National Park of 1.600 baht per diver and 800 baht per non-diver.
  • Full Equipment rental is 600 baht per day.(BCD, Regulator, Wetsuit, Mask, Snorkel, Fins)
  • Torches can be rented for 100 Baht per day, or 300 baht per trip.
  • Nitrox Tank each dive 200 baht

Phuket Liveaboard Diving Rates Includes

  • Accommodation on board in air condition cabin
  • All Meals, soft drinks and fresh fruits
  • Tanks, Weights, Torch (UW-lamp)
  • Professional Divemaster
  • Transfers from and to hotel

Rate Table Live-aboard “LOW SEASON”

“MV Phoenix” Low Season
Duration
Destination
Diver
own Equipment
Sea King
Equipment
Non-Diver
4 days/4 nights Similan Islands
or
Hin Daeng/Hin Muang
20.000 baht 500 baht/per day/set 15.000 baht
Shorter or longer live-aboard trips or boat charter can be arranged upon request.

Remarks

  • The prices above do not included the entrance fee for the Similan National Park of 1.200 baht per diver and 600 baht per non-diver.
  • Full Equipment rental is 600 baht per day.(BCD, Regulator, Wetsuit, Mask, Snorkel, Fins)
  • Torches can be rented for 100 Baht per day, or 300 baht per trip.
  • Nitrox Tank each dive 200 baht

Phuket Liveaboard Diving Rates Includes

  • Acommodation on board in air condition cabin
  • All Meals, soft drinks and fresh fruits
  • Tanks, Weights, Torch (UW-lamp)
  • Professional Divemaster
  • Transfers from and to hotel

Boat Layout & Specifications

Detailed Boat Specification of Sea King Divers Liveaboard “MV Phoenix”

Phuket Liveaboard “MV Phoenix”
Length
25.5 metres
Width
5.8 metres
Cabins
Spacious Cabins with air con
4 bunk bed share cabins
4 double bed cabins
Max. Capacity
24 guests
Engine 1 engines
Bathrooms
3 western toilets & hot water showers with sinks
Outdoor
showers
2 at dive station
Kitchen
large open plan
Sundecks
on second level
Instruments
CB-Radio, Depth sounder, Telephone, CCTV (for safety), GPS, Radar, Satellite Telephone
Equipment
Lifejackets/lifebelts, 30 tanks, (12 ltr/80cft), 3 Compressors (Bauer Mariner), First aid kit, Oxygen, Torches, Weights/weight belts
Water
10,000 litres of fresh water
Fuel Tanks
4,000 litres (+)
Crew
Highly
qualified Captain and crew, Instructor/Dive masters (ratio 1:4 – All PADI certified)
Dinghy
4.0 m RIB (Blue)
Electrics
1. 220v current
2. 24v
3. 12v
Battery charging
All types cameras/torches

Dive Sites

Dive sites of Similan Islands & Surin Islands

The Similan Islands National Park

The Similan Islands are a group of nine islands running north to south about 65 miles north-west of Phuket.

They have white sandy beaches, tropical forests and some of the most spectacular diving in the world.

There is an amazing variety of marine life including reef sharks, guitar and manta rays, leopard sharks and huge schools of tropical fish.

Diving in the crystal clear waters of the many dive sites in the Similans you can encounter coral gardens, swimthroughs, caverns, walls and underwater canyons to name but a few, which suit all levels of diver.

Beacon Beach, Fantasy Reef, Elephant Head, Christmas Point, Snapper Alley, Grandmother Rock, Boulder City, Deep Six, Anitas Reef, East of Eden Shark Fin Reef, Chinese Wall to name just a few which suit all levels of divers. Visibility is usually around 20 – 30 meters and currents are often negligible.

Koh Bon

Located 20 km north of the Similan Islands Koh Bon has wall dives on its southwest corner, and stepped ridges with magnificent coral gardens on its west side. Leopard sharks, white tip reef sharks, trevallies and large stingrays can be observed there. On the edge between both dive sites manta rays sightings are the highlight. Good visibility up to 30-40 meters and moderate to strong currents are possible.

Koh Tachai

25 km north of Koh Bon the Island Koh Tachai is famous for an underwater ridge and pinnacles with pristine gardens of hard and soft corals. Rays, Leopard sharks, white tip reef sharks, nurse sharks, manta rays, and the elusive whale shark are often encountered here. Visibility to 30 meters is usual.

Richelieu Rock

Situated due east of the Surin Islands and consists of a number of pinnacles, one which breaks the surface at low tide. A recent shipwreck just northwest of the main pinnacle can be found. Chevron barracudas, schools of snappers, octopus, cuttlefish, lion fish, scorpion fish and beautiful soft coral gardens are worth diving this dive site spot again. It is one of the best places in the world to see whale sharks, who are attracted by the abundance of plankton.

Visibility is between 15 – 20 meters.

Dive sites of Phi Phi Island, Koh Ha, Hin Daeng and Hin Muang

Phi Phi Island

Koh Bida Nok and Koh Bida Nai are two limestone islands in the south of Phi Phi Island with nice swim-throughs, rugged caves, overhangs and sheer walls.

Large profusion of soft corals, sea fans, black corals and stringy sea whips creates a beautiful coral garden.

All kind of tropical fish, octopus, Kuhl’s stingray, moray eels, turtles and leopard sharks are found here. With a average of 10-20 meters visibility and low to moderate currents this dive site is suitable for all divers.

Koh Ha Yai and Koh Ha Nua

These two limestone islands are part of the Hin Daeng group.

Both boast caverns large and small, opening up into a huge cathedral.

Outside you can see enormous gorgonians, sea fans, radiant soft corals, sea whips, and many schools of colourful fish life. Visibility can be around 15 meters with low currents at this dive site.

Hin Daeng

South of Phi Phi Islands is an underwater pinnacle with 3 meters clear of the surface.

The east side boasts fantastic gardens of hard and soft corals.

Whale Sharks and manta rays are regularly seen around these dive sites more frequently in the last few seasons. Visibility averages around 20 meters.

Hin Muang

Just a short distance away from Hin Daeng a 20 m wide and 200 m long rock formation is completely submerged.

The rock is covered with purple soft corals and anemones, sea fans, and has a huge variety of tropical fish schools around.

This dive site has low to moderate currents and visibility 20 – 30 meters are possible.

Divesites of Tarutao

The Tarutao Islands (Koh) National Marine Park is Thailand’s oldest national park in the Andaman Sea and was formed in 1974. Tarutao lies in Southern Thailand close to the Malaysian border about 32 nautical miles northwest of Langkawi.

Koh Tarutao consists of Koh Lipeh, Koh Dong, Koh Rawi, Koh Adang, Hin Ngam, Koh Yang and Koh Bitsi islands. These beautiful islands surrounded by crystal clear water are still rarely visited by tourists. The unexplored underwater world around these islands are one of the best snorkeling spots and diving sites in Thailand. Explore colorful coral reefs the home for plenty of tropical fish, including lion fish, angel fish, butterfly fish, groupers, trumpet fish, lobsters and many others. Dolphin sightings are common and the rare dugong can be seen from time to time.

Koh Lipeh is the smallest of a group of islands (Koh Butang, Koh Adang, Koh Rawi) which lies directly at the southern Thailand border. It builds a small archipelago with plenty of fantastic dive sites. You can visit dive sites of small boulders in a shallow channel with hard corals, plenty of fish schools and the blue spotted Kuhls sting ray. In the deeper diving areas at the island spots (Lighthouse South Tip) it’s possible to encounter pelagic fish. Current can be moderate to very strong during new or full moon and visibility can drop to 5 meters.

8 miles south of Koh Lipeh a dive site called Eight Miles Rock is completely submerged and starts at 12 m below the surface. The rock formation is covered with soft corals and drops down to more than 50 m of depth. Bigger pelagics such as mantas and whale sharks have been spotted frequently here because of strong currents in this area. Watch out for a massive potato grouper which comes up from deeper water. Avoid diving during full moon or new moon periode.

Koh Tarutao Marine Park: Soft and hard corals, dugongs, dolphins, mantas, whale sharks

  • Number of dive sites: 10 and more
  • Depth: 5 – 40m
  • Visibility: 5 – 20m
  • Currents: Moderate to very strong
  • Surface Conditions: Calm to rough
  • Experience Level: Intermediate – advanced
  • Diving Season: Best is best February to May
  • Location: Approx. 180 km south of Phuket (9 hours), 30 km west of Satun
  • Access: Phuket liveaboard Seaking Divers Thailand
  • Recommended length of stay: 4 days

Dive Courses

Scuba Diving Courses Phuket with Sea King Divers in Thailand

We offer the full range of PADI scuba diving courses up to and including Dive Master. In our diving training package we offer all levels of scuba courses even on our liveaboard diving trips to Similan Islands.

We also do referral courses if you like to start with your Open Water Diver diving education at home (Theory and Pool) and finish your certification with the four dives in Phuket Thailand with us.

Refresher dive on a daytrip for those out of practice, skill development and Speciality Courses for those divers who want to expand their knowledge and experience are possible.

Our Instructor / Student ratio is kept small to ensure maximum attention and care. Our Instructors are multilingual, and can teach in most of the European and Asian languages.

Scuba Diving Courses Phuket

Open Water Diver Course

Your gateway to underwater adventure, you will be a scuba diver with dive certification. 2 days of scuba diving theory and practice in the pool, followed by 4 open water dives are mandatory. Your kids can start with 10 years and will get their Junior Open Water Diver license, which they can upgrade with 16 years. 3-4 days 12,500 Baht and on our liveaboard diving trip it will cost you only 6.500 Baht to get certified.

Adventure Diver Program

Practice more experiences of different Phuket diving activities and pick 3 different adventure dives like: wreck dive, drift dive, photography, naturalist, search and recovery and night dive. You can upgrade to a Advanced Open Water Diver certification worldwide. 1 day 4,500 Baht possible to do during your Phuket liveaboard diving trip with us for 3,000 Baht

Advanced Open Water Diver Course

Academics selfstudy scuba diving courses and practise more experiences of different diving activities: Pick 3 different adventure dives plus deep diving and underwater navigation are mandatory. 2 days 12,500 Baht. We can conduct this course on our Phuket liveaboard diving trip as well for only 6,500 Baht.

Emergency First Response Course

Learn how to assist someone in a medical emergency. A basic training course in divers emergency care. 1 day 4,500 Baht possible to conduct on our liveaboard diving trips.

Rescue Diver Course

Learn how to prevent problems and possibilities to handle them by vital rescue scenarios within 4 open water dives. 3 days 12,500 Baht. If you have booked a liveaboard dive trip with us we reduce the price for the dive course to 6500 Baht.

Specialty Courses

Learn and practice deep knowledge of different diving areas. There are 25 specialty courses available like deep diving, navigation, wreck, peak performance buoancy, drift diving, and more. Please Contact us for availability and pricing.

Divemaster

Take the next step and start your diving leadership training. Apart from the theory we are conducting, we give real on the job training to prepare you for work in the diving business even on our liveaboard. 18 days 30,000 Baht

All courses include Equipment, tanks, boat dives, log book, and PADI certification.

Note: Since January 1, 2006 all PADI courses require that the students have all nescessary materials. The cost for the materials will be according to the course but for the entry level courses the cost is 1500 Baht per person. Please contact us if you have any questions regarding the requirements of each course.

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