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Diving in Thailand

Discussion in 'Thailand' started by Pimelodous, Sep 15, 2002.

  1. animian2002

    animian2002 Barracuda

    thanks Juv

    Would love to go there one of these days ... to visit the land of thousand smiles
  2. Batfish

    Batfish Dive Shop

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Phuket, Thailand
    Re : the Weather in the "low season"

    Juv recommends checking the weather reports. There seems to be a myth out there that the weather here in the low season is terrible, gales, monsoons, huge waves, constant rain, all trips cancelled etc...

    In fact, the weather in Phuket and the surrounding area (Phi Phi, Krabi etc.) is very mild. If you come here for 2 weeks you will have a week of good weather, a few days of OK weather and a few bad days. Trips are rarely cancelled. It is now October. The weather is hot and sunny, with just a daily rain shower around lunchtime or in the evening. We have just been diving from the beach today - no waves and lots of life.

    I'm just trying to set the record straight. Weather in Phuket is best from November to May, but is not bad at other times of year. If you can book a trip in the low season, you have less divers in the water and hotel prices are much, much lower.

    Happy Travels, and Happy Diving!
    Diving in Thailand
  3. scuba734

    scuba734 Angel Fish

    If you are looking for the best liveabroaf boat in this country, I would suggest try MV Aqua I. Each bedroom contains a bathroom, shower, and toilet. No sharing, no hassel. I believe there is also a room dedicated for photographers where you can recharge your batteries, clean your camera and what other tasks you need to do. Usually one of the top underwater photographer in this country would be on this boat, doing what he loves, and don't mind sharing. The only catch is that Aqua I usually sells their trip in other countries, and if you plan to make a booking in Bangkok, you may get diappoited. the price is a bit too steep for ordinary Thai (even quoted in dollar), but for those that can afford, Haven't heard one complain yet. By the cook in that boat can beat lots of restaurants hands down.

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