View Full Version : Where to buy Thailand tide table book?
June 8th, 2010, 11:38 PM
Does anyone know where to buy the tide table book we see in the DCs in Thailand?
I use XTide sites on line (example (http://www.fisica.uniud.it:8080/locations/3190.htm)), which are great, but these online sites are missing a number of locations that are in the book, which I assume is published by the Royal Thai Navy.
Is this book available in book stores in Thailand? If so, which ones?
June 8th, 2010, 11:46 PM
June 9th, 2010, 02:29 AM
XTide is excellent. As Steven pointed out, Dive Supply can get the Thai tide table books for you.
June 9th, 2010, 03:31 AM
I would prefer to buy a Thai publication from a local book store. I might order some charts as well (see update below).
June 9th, 2010, 03:45 AM
I found this book, Tide Tables Thai Waters, listed by the Thai Royal Navy for 150 Baht, here (http://www.navy.mi.th/hydro/thaienc/service/thai_public.php), plus a few more publications.
I'll send an email to their address, listed on the page above, and see if I get lucky and get a response :D
June 9th, 2010, 05:16 AM
That's the same book that DS is selling afaik.
June 9th, 2010, 05:29 AM
Dive Supply sells the tide book for 150 Baht?
(It is not listed in my DS catalog...FWIW)
June 9th, 2010, 08:11 PM
I'd be surprised if they sell it for 150,-THB.
June 9th, 2010, 11:08 PM
Here is the reply back from the Royal Thai Navy:
1. The place near Pattaya you can buy it in Sattahip Naval Base or we can send it to you by post.
You transfer money 315 THB to
Name of account sale charts and publication
Saving account no. 056-2-xxxxx-x
When you finished your transfer process. you have to return a statement [with] your name and your address in to this email.
I plan to drive there and see what else they have and maybe buy a chart or two.... Also, while I'm there, I think I'll check out their emergency evacuation helicopter and other services and get contact numbers, and make a few friends.
June 11th, 2010, 11:39 AM
Hahahaha... foreigners cannot enter Sattahip Naval Base (at least to buy a book and visit the publications office), so the information to go buy the tide table book there (above) was not correct.
June 12th, 2010, 01:42 AM
I bought a copy from Dave's Divers Den in Pattaya.
June 13th, 2010, 10:45 AM
I'll stop by Dave's Divers Den and see if lady luck is at my side that day.
I'm still laughing over the email from the Thai chart service people sending me to a naval base where it is well known foreigner cannot enter.