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Welcome to Scuba Diving Vacation!

Welcome and Sawadee Ka from Andaman Diving located in picturesque Phuket, Thailand.

We are Kob and Tea, our company is unique, locally owned and operated by two Southern Thai native women. With insight, knowledge and over ten years of experience as dive instructors in the region it makes us a perfect fit to help plan your dive vacation.

Let us take care of you and make your holiday a once in a lifetime memory.

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Trips

Daytrips

Andaman diving offers both day and over-night trips from Phuket, with a number of reputable boat operators, offering a wide variety of different dive sites catering for all levels of diving. From beginners through to experienced. Conditions are good for most of the year making Phuket an ideal diving destination all year around.
The trip includes hotel transfers, lunch, fruits, coffee, tea, drinking water, Dive Master Services, weight-belts, weights and tanks. Most boats also offer a light breakfast.

Dive Packages

We offer Liveaboard or Resort Diving, unlike Daytrips; a Liveaboard is generally more relaxing with an added bonus of more dives per day. In addition, a Liveaboard allows easy access to those distant and more exciting dive sites without the need to return daily allowing you more time to dive. Great diving is one part of a successful holiday and perhaps the other equally important ingredient is food. A combination of diving and dining makes for a truly memorable and unique holiday experience. For those divers who want to combine their scuba diving adventure with stunning scenery and the luxury of shore based, Resort diving is the best choice you can choose.

The vivid coral reefs of Thailand, Burma, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines are what we have to offer you with scuba diving vacations; the range of trips are for the novice to the most experienced diver.

Daytrips Schedule

Pick up time 07.30-08.30

07.30-08.30

07.30-08.30 07.30-08.45 07.15-08.30

Monday

Racha Yai

King Cruiser, Shark Point,Koh Dok Mai Phi Phi,Shark Point King Cruiser,
Shark Point,Koh Dok Mai
Racha Yai,
Racha Noi

Tuesday

Racha Yai

King Cruiser, Shark Point,Koh Dok Mai

Racha Noi,Racha Yai Phi Phi Phi Phi

Wednesday

Racha Yai

King Cruiser, Shark Point,Koh Dok Mai

Phi Phi,Koh Doc Mai Racha Noi,Racha Yai Racha Yai

Thursday

Racha Yai

King Cruiser, Shark Point,Koh Dok Mai

Shark Point,
Anemone Reef,Koh Doc Mai
Racha Yai Phi Phi
Friday
Racha Yai King Cruiser, Shark Point,Koh Dok Mai Phi Phi,
Anemone Reef,
Anemone Reef,
Shark Point,
Koh Dok Mai
Racha Yai
Saturday
Racha Yai King Cruiser, Shark Point,Koh Dok Mai Racha Noi,Racha Yai Phi Phi Shark Point,
King Cruiser
Sunday
Racha Yai King Cruiser, Shark Point,Koh Dok Mai Racha Yai Racha Noi,Racha Yai Phi Phi

Courses

Learning to dive can be one of the most rewarding and fun experiences of your life.

Discover Scuba Diving

The PADI Discover SCUBA Diving Program is an experience that gives you a taste of what you experience when you dive. Enrolling in the PADI Scuba Diver course or the PADI Open Water Diver course allows you to go even further, by gaining the knowledge and skills to become a fully qualified SCUBA diver.

Scuba Diver Course

This is a course which opens diving to those individuals where time is a limiting factor, and those interested in diving in groups and tours guided by a certified divemaster, assistant instructor or instructor to a maximum depth of 12 meters/40 feet only. Duration of the course is 2 days of which 1 day is spent at our dive center for academics and pool sessions followed by the next day for 2 open water dives. You can easily upgrade to PADI Open Water Diver whenever you like.

Open Water Diver Course

This course teaches you the skills and knowledge needed to dive safely. The course normally takes 3 or 4 days to complete. It consists of three parts. First you will learn about diving physics, dive theory and diving equipment. Then we will go to a swimming pool or other calm body of water. And finally you will make a total of four actual SCUBA dives.

Advanced Course

Improve your diving skills and learn more how to enjoy your dive. Learn more about navigation, buoyancy control, deep and wreck dive etc.

Emergency First Response Course

Learn how to react and provide first aid. If need be using the latest medical techniques. Include CPR primary and secondary care training.

Rescue Diver Course

Rescue Divers training will prepare you to prevent problem and if necessary, manage dive emergencies. Serious fun!

Dive Master Course

Dive Sites

Racha Yai Island

Boat Trip: 90 min. south of Phuket by boat
Depth: 2-24 m. (0-80ft)
Visibility: Good to excellent
Currents: Moderate
Experience Level: Suitable for beginners
Best time to dive: Excellent all year around

This is an excellent year- round location. Spot stingrays in the sand and be amazed with the large schools of yellowtail barracuda as well as all other fish and animals associated with coral reefs. A fantastic place for anyone from the beginners to more experienced diver.

Racha Noi

Boat Trip: 2.30 hr. South of Phuket by boat.
Depth: 20-40 m.
Visibility: 12-30 m.
Currents: Can be strong
Experience Level: Experienced divers only
Best time to dive: November to April

Colourful underwater mounts ideal for multilevel diving. This is a great dive for experienced divers. Excellent visibility all year around, plenty of moray eels, lion-fish and barracuda, not to mention the beautiful coral reefs.

Koh Doc Mai

Boat Trip: 60 min east of Phuket by boat
Depth: 0-30m (0-100ft).
Visibility: fair to good (sometimes excellent).
Currents: Moderate
Experience Level: Suitable for beginners
Best time to dive: Good for all year around

A wall dive where you can spot just about anything. Look especially for sea horses, hanging on the gorgonians, and the many species of moray eels peeking out from their cavities. Here you also have the option of cave exploration (if you are certified). This dive-site is often visited on the same daytrips as King Cruiser or Shark-Point. See below.

Shark-Point

Boat Trip: 90 min east of Phuket by boat
Depth: 0-24 m
Visibility: 10-20 m
Currents: Can be strong
Experience Level: Beginners should dive with Divemaster
Best time to dive: Good for all year around

This protected marine sanctuary is famous for its bottom dwelling leopard sharks. This is justifiably considered one of the premier diving sites in the area, dense with colorful marine life, from giant sponges to big groupers.

Anemone Reef

Boat Trip: 90 min east of Phuket by boat (next to Shark Point)
Depth: 5-24m (16-80ft)
Visibility: Good to excellent
Currents: Can be strong
Experience Level: Beginners should dive with a Divemaster
Best time to dive: Good for all year around

Anemone Reef is simply a perfect jewel of nature completely covered with anemones and colorful soft coral, plus a never-ending abundance of marine life.

King Cruiser

Boat Trip: 90 min east of Phuket by boat
Depth: 5-32m
Visibility: 20-30m
Currents: Can range
Experience Level: Beginners are accompanied by a Divemaster
Best time to dive: Good for all year around

The “King Cruiser” ferry used to travel between the Phi-Phi Islands and Phuket.

It 85 meter long former car-ferry that hit Anemone Reef in 1997. Now an artificial reef and home to great schools of barracuda and huge lionfish. Not only is the wreck a home to thousands of fish and other animals, but (for the certified divers) penetrable in places such as the car deck.

Phi Phi Islands

Boat Trip: 2.30 hr by boat
Depth: 3-27 m. (10-90 ft)
Visibility: Good
Currents: Slight to moderate
Experience Level: Ok for all levels
Best time to dive: Good for all year around

The famous bird’s nest Islands of Phi Phi are out of this world. Diving is superb, big fish such as leopard sharks, whale sharks as well as colorful tropical fish and plants can be seen. Breathtaking scenery, visits to swallow nesting caves and the view from the Peak of Phi Phi Island over the whole archipelago is an experience like no other.

Similan Islands

Boat Trip: 90 min. approx. by speed boat from Tablamu Pier
Depth: 5-30m (16-90ft)
Visibility: Good to excellent
Currents: Can be strong
Experience Level: Beginners should dive with a Dive-master
Best time to dive: November to April
Rainfall: Monsoon May to September
Number of dive spots: 15 to 25 depending on weather and current

The Similan Islands cover 128 square kilometers in area and are located about 80 km North-West of Phuket in the clear waters of the Andaman Sea. Since 1982 they have been declared a National Park and are now a top destination for divers renowned as one of the best diving areas in South East Asia, if not the world.

The nine Islands run roughly North to South, with sandy beaches and tropical jungle rising above the waterline, and spectacular dive sites in-often crystal clear water- below. Seafaring gypsies used to live on the Islands, but they are now uninhabited except for the park rangers office and the beautiful residence of the Thai Royal family on island number 4.

The Island’s environment is a tropical rainforest consisting of mainly large rubber trees, several species of palm, bamboo and vines. Extensive flora and fauna, unspoiled beaches and rocky outcrops are also to be found on land. Underwater the view is often more spectacular with giant underwater boulders up to 40 meters in depth, and a world of caves, narrow passages and valleys.

The waters of the Similan Islands are home to some 500 species of hard and soft corals; the same variety applies to all other marine life. There is also the chance to meet bigger fish, such as whale sharks, leopard and white tip sharks, and big rays to name but a few.

Koh Bon

Boat Trip:
Depth: 8-40m
Visibility: 15-30m
Currents: Can be strong
Experience Level: Experienced divers only
Best time to dive: November to April
Rainfall: Monsoon May to September

Steep ridge and wall with good soft coral coverage. Marine life includes octopi, sea kraits, scorpion-fish, nudibranchs and small reef sharks. Predictable site for manta rays.

Koh Tachai

Boat Trip:
Depth: 20-40m
Visibility: 12-30m
Currents: Can rage
Experience Level: Experienced divers only
Best time to dive: November to April
Rainfall: Monsoon May to September

Colorful underwater mounts ideal for multilevel diving. Extensive coral coverage, barrel sponges, rays, leopard sharks and many invertebrates.

Koh Surin Tai -South East Point

Boat Trip:
Depth: 5-25m
Visibility: 10-20m
Currents: Can be strong
Experience Level: Experienced divers only
Best time to dive: November to April
Rainfall: Monsoon May to September

Early morning and late afternoon dive. Hard corals. Angelfish, pufferfish, groupers and crustaceans.

Richelieu Rock

Boat Trip:
Depth: 5-30m
Visibility: 20-30m
Currents: Can range
Experience Level: Experienced divers only
Best time to dive: November to April
Rainfall: Monsoon May to September

Submerged rock reasonably predictable for whale sharks but guaranteed for schooling pelagic. Tons of reef life in all colours, shapes and sizes. Photographers paradise.

FAQs

Q: What should I bring?

A: Your passport and your diver certification card along with your log book. The atmosphere on board is relaxed and casual; bring bathing suits, shorts, T-shirts, sunscreen and perhaps a light pullover or windbreaker. Basic toiletries are provided on board. To help avoid potential problems – please make sure all your bags have name tags.

Q: What diving equipment do I need?

A: Bring all your usual basic gear, except tank and weights. For those who prefer to travel light, we have a complete range of quality rental equipment including dive lights, wet suits, dive computers and underwater camera equipment available on request.

Q: Are wetsuits needed?

A: The average water temperature is 26C, (78F) but doing multiple dives each day may make you chillier than you anticipated. We recommend at least a minimum of 3 mm. short or lycra skin but bring a thicker full wetsuit if you get cold easily. If you are not sure, bring both kinds – but remember we have a complete range of exposure suits available for rent or purchase on arrival.

Q: How about flying into Phuket?

A: There are numerous flights to Phuket each day from all major cities in the region along with a growing number of international flights. We strongly recommend that you arrive in Phuket at least one day before the boat’s departure. This way you have time to rest and acclimatize.

Q: Do I have to bring bed sheets and towels?

A: This is not necessary as all cabins are fully equipped. Towels and bed sheets are changed regularly. However, it is never a bad idea to bring your own beach towel for island visits and sunbathing.

Q: Will I get bored of being on a boat after a while?

A: You will be surprised, how busy life on board will keep you, however, you should not expect an overflowing cultural agenda or disco nights. Of course the boat’s bar and sound system are always accessible in case of sudden party emergencies but the main focus of live-aboard holidays is on enjoying the natural tropical beauty of the Similan Islands as comfortable and relaxed as possible. Bringing a couple of books to read is always a good idea.

Q: What happens in case of a diving accident?

A: All boats are staffed with trained personnel and carry emergency equipment and oxygen on board. All live-aboard guests are asked to follow the dive guide’s instructions: Do not dive deeper than 30m, do not make decompression dives, stay in your buddy team, maintain and monitor your equipment carefully especially your air etc. Sticking to these simple safety rules dramatically decreases the possibility of a diving incident. In the unlikely event that something should happen, there is a trained diving physician on standby to give professional advice by phone, if needed. There are 2 decompression chambers on Phuket with extensive emergency evacuation plans for all dive sites in the area. Phuket and Andaman diving in particular have an excellent safety record.

Q: Travel & Dive Insurance

A: Travel insurance is not included with the packages and other arrangements offered by Andaman Diving Dot Com. However for your protection and peace of mind, we highly recommend you insure yourself against trip cancellation, medical emergencies or illnesses and baggage loss. We also strongly recommend you purchase dive insurance.

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