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Dive Operators at Ao Nang, Krabi

Discussion in 'Thailand' started by kmchan1, Mar 25, 2008.

  1. kmchan1

    kmchan1 Angel Fish

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    I did some listing and these are roughly the ones that I'll pick from, mainly due to their locations since price is almost the same between operators.

    1) Ao Nang Beach Dive Center (Scuba Diving Ao Nang Krabi, Phi Phi Thailand)
    2) Manta Point Ao Nang Co.,Ltd. (mantapoint-aonang.com)
    3) Kon-Tiki Krabi Co., Ltd. (kontiki-thailand.com)
    4) Stingray Divers (stingray-divers.net)
    5) Coral Diving (coral-diving.com)

    If anyone of you have personal experience with any of them, even those unlisted, do share? I am looking for a good time with dive master who is experienced and know how to have fun :)

    ~Anna
     
  2. Batfish

    Batfish Dive Shop

    # of Dives:
    Location: Phuket, Thailand
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    I'll recommend a completely different one... go and see Damien at Krabi Divers.
     
  3. Zippsy

    Zippsy Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: White Manta Diving
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    Sorry I can't answer the question but I would love to know what "I am looking for a good time with dive master who is experienced and know how to have fun" really means!
     
  4. kmchan1

    kmchan1 Angel Fish

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    Hahaha... it simply means someone who enjoys what he does. Wouldn't want to end up with a DM who is overzealous to show you what he knows and discipline you like a drill sergeant.
     
  5. kmchan1

    kmchan1 Angel Fish

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    Thanks, Batfish. I think it'll help future readers to this thread on why do you pick Krabidivers over the rests?
     
  6. Batfish

    Batfish Dive Shop

    # of Dives:
    Location: Phuket, Thailand
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    Because Damien is a very nice guy. He used to work around Phuket and I have known him for a number of years.
     
  7. Arizona

    Arizona PADI Pro

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Trondheim, Norway
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    "I am looking for a good time with dive master who is experienced and know how to have fun "

    Anna,

    People can take that a lot of different ways :) I suggest dropping in and talking to people at a few of your picks to get a feel for things. What type of boat do they use? The good diving is near Phi Phi. Some have slow options, but diving the Bidas is well worth the trip IMO.

    Good luck,

    AZ
     
  8. kmchan1

    kmchan1 Angel Fish

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    You're right, AZ. After rereading my post, it can mean differently :p Didn't think of it any other way then strictly diving under water, with a lot to see and none to touch ;) Thanks! I'm afraid I don't have much time to drop by and talking, seeing my trip is rather short. I'll certainly take some time to drop by a few dive centers :D for my next trips. For this coming trip, I'll have to rely on your recommendations, and they have been helpful indeed. Hope it will also help others.
     
  9. wedivebc

    wedivebc CCR Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives:
    Location: Vancouver Island
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    Please post your trip report here so we can see how well your choice went.:D
     
  10. Freeagain21

    Freeagain21 Garibaldi

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    Location: Preston, UK
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    We were diving in Ao Nang late Feb08, and I can highly recommend SCUBA ADDICTS! It's headed by an English guy and a German guy and they are really friendly. We went out on 4 Phi Phi dives over 2 days, and there were only about a dozen people on the boat each time, diving with an Divemaster in groups of 4 (Ben was English and very knowledgeable). Scuba Addicts give a substantial discount if you bring some of your own kit, but can supply the lot as required. If you're lucky, there will also be a videographer on board to capture the whole dive on DVD too. Drinks including electrolite (and bananas?) are all included oh, and the Thai lunch (made by the crew) was excellent! :))))
     

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