Phuket

The Pearl of the Andaman Sea

The largest of Thailand’s islands, Phuket is a heady mix of bustling bars, night spots, restaurants and truly spectacular dive locations.

Phuket Photographs

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Khao Lak

Where the adventure begins

Easy to get to, very hard to leave. The perfect spot to begin exploring the West Coast dive sites.

Khao Lak Photographs

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Phi Phi Island

The famous islands of Thailand

The newly opened Sea Bees Dive Centre on Koh Phi Phi is at the Holiday Inn Resort, located on the Northern part of the island on Laem Tong Beach. This beautiful white-sand beach is considered to be the most beautiful beach on Koh Phi Phi Island.

Phi Phi Island Photographs

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Nai Yang

Relax in a beautiful environment

A laid back attitude, but bursting with life.

Nai Yang Photographs

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Pak Meng

An unforgettable experience.

Pak Meng Beach (or Hat Pak Meng) is a cosy, tourist-friendly place, mostly attended by Thai visitors on the weekends. If you’re looking for to experience Thailand as it used to be twenty years ago, you need look no further.

Pak Meng Photographs

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Enjoy a fantastic diving adventure

Our flagship, the Marco Polo, is ready to take you and your friends on a 6 day adventure to the best dive spots Phuket has to offer.

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Spend some time getting to know the beauty of the Similan islands

Come with us and explore the beauty of the Andaman Sea. Find the hidden treasures of the Similan Islands while diving in Thailand.

10 Reasons To Dive With Us

Discover why people choose Sea Bees Diving

9 x winner of the Golden Dolphin Award

No other dive centre in Thailand has won this prestigious award; but with our dedication to unforgettable diving experiences, we’ve lifted this trophy nine times to make us the official "Best Dive Centre in the Indo-Pacific Region".

Life on deck is as great as life under the waves

We take great pride in our own fleet of boats whereas other dive boat owners utilise their vessels as simple “water taxis” with many different dive companies onboard at the same time.

We know that your time on deck is an important part of your journey, so we make sure it’s as comfortable and organised as possible with a crew who treat you as the guest you are and not just another passenger.

Recipient of the "Thailand Tourism Award 2013"

Receiving this award from the Minister for Tourism and Sports was a great honour. The requirements needed were a demonstration of results in customer service and safety, as well as being environmentally conscious and signify a quality and excellence in tourism as well as a demonstration to support and strengthen Thailand's tourism sector.

No wheels, just waves

Every dive centre in Phuket ferries guests around in minibuses… Except us.
Sea Bees Diving resort is only a short walk to the harbour; so you’re not a slave to bus schedules during your trip and can enjoy more free time in the morning and a greater choice of post-dive entertainment in the evening.

5 star service and safety

Our concern is your safety so you can focus on fun and relaxation. From our wetsuits to compressors, we are 5 star certified nationally and internationally (the only Dive Centre to be in Phuket and Khao Lak) and are fully ISO/DIN Certified.

Sea Bees quality every step of the way

We know that in between the diving, there’s a lot of time spent on boats. That’s why we exclusively use our own fleet to get you to your chosen dive sites.

You’ll never spend a moment on a boat we don’t own, so we can guarantee you the comfort, service and safety that makes Sea Bees the envy of other dive centres.

A proud member of Quality Divers

We’re honoured to be the exclusive representative for Thailand of the International Association of Quality Divers. By diving with us, you qualify for the Quality Divers Member Card which gives you exclusive discounts on future dives at the best centres worldwide.

Our 20 years’ experience

We’ve been delivering unforgettable experiences for two decades, making us one of the most experienced and trusted dive centres. When you dive with Sea Bees, you’re diving with established professionals who know the dive sites like the back of their hands.

We know size matters

We pride ourselves on giving bigger experiences to smaller groups. This allows our guides to create more intimate and reactive adventures that make full use of your time in the water; spotting marine life you may not have found on your own and ensuring everyone’s needs and interests are catered for.

Our 100% dedication to diving

Our guides love to dive as much as you do and will always try to extend your time in the water whenever possible. On the other hand, your safety and comfort is our highest priority so we will never rush you back into the water between dives and will always wait a full 1.5 hours for desaturation so you’re operating at peak performance every time you dive with us.

The Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation

The Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation

1st April 2015


The Mai Khao Turtle Shelter at the JW Marriott Resort in Mai Khao will be ready for its grand opening on the first day of Songkran – 13th April.   The shelter will look after injured and juvenile turtles and also provide education and conservation. This unique project involves both private and public sectors.     In an interview with Khun Kittipan Sabkhoon, Manager of the Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation, we found out more about the new shelter.   Sea Bees: How many turtles will you raise?
Khun Kittipan: Initially, 4 turtles will be with us; 1  injured Olive Ridley, 1 injured Hawksbill, 1 blind Green turtle (Tommy) and 1 juvenile Green Turtle.   Sea Bees: How long do you keep them there or until what age before they are released?
Khun Kittipan: The 3 injured turtles will be staying with us indefinitely as they would not survive otherwise in the wild. ...


The New Sea Bees Website

The New Sea Bees Website


AT LAST! After many months of development, major changes, photo shoots, text edits and many many hours of discussion, re-editing, more discussion, changes and then more changes… we are very proud to present the new Sea Bees Diving website.     You will find everything you need as before but, with a fresh approach, some of our more popular images making the whole experience a lot easier to navigate and in fewer clicks too.   One new feature is our booking system: we are now able to offer our major products online. So you can now book your next day trip before getting on the plane!     As already mentioned, we now have plenty of wonderful images on our new website. Frank Schneider, Jeff Davies, Monique Lindner and some other great friends who took these shots have been kind enough to donate them – thank you all ...


Cleanup at Nai Yang Reef  on 16th and 30th of November 2014

Cleanup at Nai Yang Reef on 16th and 30th of November 2014

7th November 2014


The Nai Yang House Reef is a vital area for many juvenile reef fish, but also for all kind of crustaceans. The reef not only suffers from lots of sand from Nai Yang Bay as well as local fishermen walking upon it at low tide, it is also dramatically covered by torn fishing nets and plastic bags, suffocating the surviving coral. We are looking for your support in cleaning up the reef together! We will provide pick up for the areas from Chalong, Kata, Karon, Patong, Surin and Laguna as well as tanks and weights. We will also look after fppd and drinks of course in between the two dives. Please register with your name, date and pick-up-point to naiyang-phuket@sea-bees.com Why we need your help


Welcome to our new Assistant Instructors

Welcome to our new Assistant Instructors

7th October 2014


Erik, Denise, Niklas, Anita and Nelson – our new Assistant Instructor “Crew” is ready to go! Erik, Denise, Niklas, Anita and Nelson (left to right) are ready to go! Arriving just a few weeks ago they were given a very warm welcome here in Thailand. And then, after the first proper monsoon shower, our trainees knew why it is called the “rainy season” and are really looking forward to the upcoming season full of sun and multicoloured blue seas. They will be trained to the high Sea Bees Diving standards and will go through an 8 month internship covering all aspects of a dive business – not just being an instructor! But what do we know about the 5 of them? We asked them about where they come from and some background information.
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WELCOME NAI YANG!

WELCOME NAI YANG!


As a well known member of the dive industry in Thailand for more than 20 years, our aim is to offer a first class service, great fun, relaxation and the top dive spots around the Andaman Sea. Therefore, we are extremely pleased to introduce you to our new dive shop on the north west coast of Phuket. Welcome to the Sea Bees family!  
On 1st October, the new Sea Bees Flagship Dive Shop at Nai Yang, Phuket opened its doors. The shop and the dive centre are located on the grounds of the 5 Star Boutique Hotel Indigo Pearl but open to all visitors. The Shop will not only offer a variety of swimming, snorkeling and diving gear for sale or rent, it will also enhance the Sea Bees range of products with fantastic half day trips, something we knew was ...


Petitioning to save the sea

Petitioning to save the sea

14th July 2014


Just a week ago this informing article about how to save the sea was posted on thephuketnews.com written by Joe Blasy who also dives with Sea Bees. Please read this article as we all think that our sea should be more protected and every little help will be appreciated.  


Dive shops gather to solve police bribery problem

Dive shops gather to solve police bribery problem

26th March 2014


Led by ATUS President Mr Ronnachai Jindapon, Saturday evening’s (March 22) meeting brought together several diving businesses on the island while some shared their stories of police corruption despite proper paperwork. “We know that the problem is happening but it seems that only a few people reported it to us. I want [businesses] to inform the ATUS so that we can know what’s happening and help them solve the problem. “We have been cooperating with the Phuket Provincial Deputy Commander of Police. He acknowledged what happened, but still, we need evidence to prove that the story they tell is true.” A victim of police bribery told The Phuket News, “We specialise in technical diving and we have a registered business, a TAT license, we have TAT registration, work permits, everything is in order. But still the police came to our shop and asked us to ...


China’s Lion City – diving a 1,000 year old city

China’s Lion City – diving a 1,000 year old city

19th February 2014


While the Qiandao lake in Zhejiang province, China may be beautiful, it covers an entire city that was submerged to create a hydroelectric power plant in 1959. Qiandao Lake from above Lion City, which was built more than 1,000 years ago, took its name from the Five Lion Mountain beneath which it stood. Despite its rich history and impressive reputation, the city was flooded to create a reservoir that stretches for more than 573 square kilometers, and now serves as a popular tourist attraction. A remarkable dive site – but at what cost? The city remains undisturbed from the surface at a depth of 26-40m, and has provided scientists and archaeologists a glimpse into what life in ancient China was really like. Many of the intricate stone carvings and guardian lions that were scattered around the city are still perfectly intact. In excellent condition with stunning ...


Underwater Drive Thru

Underwater Drive Thru

30th June 2013


When it comes to a quick bite on the move underwater, there are no drive-thrus…. Instead, it is the reverse. These stunning photographs taken of sailfish working their way through a school of sardines show that grabbing a bite to eat at speeds of up to 70mph is all in a day’s meal. Taken by Reinhard Dirscher in the Caribbean, he came upon the amazing scene and his images give us a glimpse of what he witnessed.  Stunning… Enjoy your Sunday lunch! No escape: A school of sardines tries to dart away from a gang of sailfish – famed as the fastest fish in the sea – in hot pursuit in the Caribbean Fast food: The sailfish are seen lurking beneath the school of sardines Feeding frenzy: Sailfish are known for herding small prey like sardines, as seen in the above photograph. It ...


The Beauty of Black and White

The Beauty of Black and White

29th May 2013


Down in the deep blue, a photographer is taking these stunning black and white pictures. Indonesian Hengki Koentjoro‘s underwater photographs show an array of sea-life as it’s never been seen before.
Indonesian photographer Hengki Koentjoro’s pictures show an astonishing underwater world He has pictured sharks, jellyfish, scuba divers and, perhaps most strikingly, a hard coral called the ‘sunflower mushroom’ which appears to be sporting a sinister grin. The dark, desaturated and sometimes dream like images capture the mysterious nature of the waters in and around Jakarta, Indonesia. This jellyfish taken in black and white underwater looks like it comes from another planet Koentjoro, 50, was born in Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia, studied video production and fine art photography at the Brooks Institute of Photography Santa Barbara, California. He currently lives in Jakarta where he takes these breath-taking images. Mystical: The incredible photographs from beneath the sea include ...


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