Destination Phuket • Destination Khao Lak • Destination Nai Yang • Destination Similan Islands
Dive destinations with See Bees Diving
Some information about the island of Phuket itself
Phuket is the largest island in Thailand. Here you can find everything 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, such as 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 diving destinations, Phuket has the advantage of being able to offer a great deal of excursions and things to do also on dive-free days. Phuket is therefore an ideal destination for diving holidays, where a mix of diving, sightseeing, relaxation and some hustle and bustle can be combined.
Some information about the holiday region Khao LakKhao Lak is a fantastic holiday region in southern Thailand, about 60 km north of Phuket. Mass tourism and crowded beaches are, thankfully, not yet here. In the small main town are numerous restaurants, shops, massage spas as well as banks. But generally, those who visit step out of the town and into its surrounds where the scene can be described as Thai idyll. The hinterland is hilly and full of tropical forests in lush green. There are hiking trails and waterfalls for sporty explorers. However, most visitors come here to experience the long sandy beaches which line up from south to north.
Some general information about the Similan Islands
The Similan islands are a group of 9 islands that are protected as a marine nationalpark. The national park also includes the two islands Koh Bon and Koh Tachai which are located 20 and 40 km north of the Similan Islands. The word Similan has its origin in the Malayan language. “Sembilan”, meaning 9. The nine islands are numbered from 1-9 for easier identification.
Which Islands can you visit?
Starting with Island 1 in the very south of the archipelago to Island Nr 9 as its northern end. Island Nr 1, 2 and 3 are closed to visitors and are protected by the Thai navy and the local park rangers. On these islands sea turtles come to lay their eggs and the park rangers have created a turtle sanctuary. Islands 4 to 9 are open for visitors and divers. The main visitor centers are on Island Nr 4 and 8. These are also the only islands where visitors can go on land. There are also tents and some bungalows available for overnight stays. Most divers however will opt for daytrips from Khao Lak or Liveaboard tours when scuba diving the Similans.
Nai Yang beach is one of Phukets most beautiful and longest beaches
Located in the northern part of the island and only a short way to from the airport.. Here you are far away from the hustle and bustle of the main tourist centers such as Patong. Ideal for quiet, relaxing holidays. We are also in the middle of Chalong and Khao Lak which gives you a full choice between local halfday diving and all full day trips to the dive sites in the east and south of phuket as well as the similan islands.