All information on Scuba Diving & Dive Holidays in Phuket
The Pearl of the Andaman Sea
Are you planning your next dive trip to Phuket?
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On this page, you will read all about Phuket, it’s diving spots and our diving school.
Some information about the island of Phuket itself
Phuket is the largest island in Thailand. Here you can find what you need for a great diving holiday. In the main tourist areas, there is an exhilarating mix of lively bars, nightclubs, restaurants and beautiful hotels. But Phuket has a lot more to offer than just the famous places on the west coast, like Patong, Karon and Kata. Numerous viewpoints, temples and lesser-known, even secluded beaches await those who make the effort to walk a little off the beaten track.
And so, unlike many other dive sites, Phuket has the advantage of being able to offer a great deal of day trips on dive-free days.
Phuket is therefore an ideal destination for the diving holiday, where a mix of diving, sightseeing, relaxation and some hustle and bustle can be combined.
What to expect from diving in Phuket
Phuket diving is mostly accessed via boat on day trips. There are also a few dive sites which can be reached directly from the beach or with the longtail boat. But the most beautiful places are a bit further away.
At Sea Bees, we use our comfortable 23m long dive boat, Excalibur 2, for day trips. The boat was specially designed for divers and has set new standards for diving in Phuket.
You can find more information about our day-tripper here.
The dive sites around Phuket
Phuket’s dive sites have, on average, a maximum depth of 18 to 30 meters with difficulty levels from easy to medium. The dive sites inspire with steep walls, small caves and wrecks as well as impressive rock formations and coral gardens.
The Andaman Sea’s marine life is enormously diverse and also has, in addition to numerous tropical fish, some rarer species, such as seahorses and ghostpipe fish. Oftentimes during dives, leopard sharks can be spotted, and in some places even a manta will hover past.
And whale sharks, though rare, can not be excluded.
Here you can find more information about the dive sites of Phuket.
Our daily dive trips in Phuket
We have a fixed schedule for our day trips in Phuket and visit a different destination every day. We dive twice a day, on certain days even 3 times, and every Sunday we offer our Super Sunday, which consists of 3 day dives (twice at the Phi Phi islands) and a night dive
Here you can find more information about our individual diving tours in Phuket,
A typical dive day with Sea Bees in Phuket
All dive trips in Phuket take off from the port in Chalong. That is, no matter which hotel you stay at during your holiday in Phuket (and at which diving school you are with) you will have to come to Chalong for diving.
Our dive base and also our diving center are only about 300m from the harbor and are therefore the ideal starting point for diving here in Phuket.
If you dive with Sea Bees, our driver will pick you up from your hotel in the morning and bring you safely to our diving base in the southeastern part of Phuket island. The transfer time is dependent on the location of your hotel (10 – 45 minutes)
Tip: As all dive trips start in Chalong, it would make sense when booking your Phuket diving holiday to choose a hotel, which is closer to Chalong.
After a short check-in at the base, we continue by minibus to the boat.
On board, our English-speaking instructors, our Thai crew and a freshly prepared breakfast await you. As soon as everyone is on board, the boat will leave and head to the first dive site.
How we dive at Sea Bees
As safety and fun are our top priority, we always dive in small groups with a maximum of four divers per dive instructor or divemaster. If you prefer, you and your buddy can also explore Phuket’s dive spots on your own after a detailed briefing.
Following the first dive, we perform an extensive surface interval of at least 90 minutes. Sufficient time for a tasty, freshly cooked lunch, a few cold drinks and relaxation on the covered sun deck.
After the second dive at another site, we will head back to Phuket. On the way, you can have a “deco-beer” or another drink from our diving bar. We are usually back at the port at 3.30 pm and then you will be taken to the base for a small refreshment and then back to the hotel in an air-conditioned minibus.
More offers for diving in Phuket
In addition to the day trips, we also offer diving courses for beginners as well as diving instructors.
More information on dive courses can be found here.
And if you prefer to go on safari on your diving holiday in Phuket then take a look at our Marco Polo Tours, which will take you in 6 days and 6 nights to the best dive sites of the Andaman Sea, the Similan Islands and further north to Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and the Surin Islands.
Finally, for the perfect diving holiday in Phuket, we recommend our own diving resort. A small bungalow complex amidst a lush tropical garden.
Our beginners’ dive courses also take place here. As many of our guests stay here, you will quickly make new friends and share your dive adventures with them.
Have we awakened your interest in diving in Phuket? Then send us a message right now, and we will send you an individual offer.