Care and attention to detail
I’d like to thank all at Sea-Bees for making my holiday such a perfect experience. Every “dive day” ran like clockwork, from the hotel pick-up in the morning, through the transfers to the Excalibur, the cruise to and from each dive site, to the timely return back to my hotel in the evening. The dive boats, Aragon and Excalibur II, are comfortable, spacious, comprehensively equipped and brilliantly organised, a place where everything happens with quiet, simple, efficiency. Food, drink and catering are simply first class, with your Team performing culinary marvels on a daily basis.
And all of this is before we even mention the diving… During my 3 weeks with you in June of this year I had the pleasure of diving with every member of your Team – and without exception everyone was superb. Every single dive was a wonderful learning experience…. Whether it was picking up dive craft tips, or discovering more about local marine life, or how to get the most out of my camera, every single member of your Dive Team is skilled, enthusiastic, friendly, patient and knowledgeable – and their willingness to put in so much effort to make sure that every dive is a “perfect” dive is a real credit to Sea-Bees.
The care and attention to detail of the pre-dive briefings made for a richer dive experience; the “local knowledge” of your Dive Guides meant that on every dive we managed to find an amazing selection of local wildlife – and have plenty of opportunity to get some excellent photographs.
And yet I think the most striking memory for me was watching your Team work together – they are so skilled and experienced that everything “just works”, but the respect and sense of fun they bring to the day make for a real “Sea-Bees Family” atmosphere, and that’s really special.
Thank you, Clive
Dear all at Sea Bees,
Andrea and I are now safely home and back into the relative hum drum of work life. We both wanted to write and say a huge thank you for looking after us and taking us diving on our recent holiday.
We had a terrific time, and were very sorry not to be able to dive with you more what with Andrea getting poorly. Please pass our thanks to Blackie, Nigel and Boon, who were all fantastic dive masters.
Your entire setup was very impressive and should we return to Phuket we will definitely dive with you again, and we will recommend you to all heading that way, and our travel company. Thanks again, all the very best,
James and Andrea Fairman
Excellent training program – scuba diver course
I wanted to drop a long over-due email regarding our scuba diving experience in Thailand. It originally wasn’t supposed to be a scuba diving trip. We were going snorkeling at the Similan Islands. We were on the excursion where one of the two motors on the boat stopped working. It was the week of March 14th. This meant that we could no longer make it to the Similan Islands and had to divert to a wreck dive that was only good for Scuba. We had already had a vacation that had some issues and felt like we where jinxed.
Thankfully, Captain Matthias Meurer was there and jumped to our rescue. He suggested that we take a “Discover Scuba” course and do some scuba diving rather than have our day be ruined. I can tell you that I am a very cautious person and wasn’t sure about how safe this was. However, Captain Meurer’s confidence and skill won us over.
It was an excellent training program and we had two great dives that day. We were so hooked that we set out on an excursion the next day and had two more spectacular dives at Koh Bon. Thanks to Captain Meurer, we are now scuba divers and have developed a passion for the sport.
I wanted to drop you an email to let you know how much we appreciated Captain Meurer and the care he took with introducing Scuba to me and my family. In the future, we will most likely try to go diving wherever he is.
VP of R&D, National Instruments
Sea Bees are first class
Sea Bees are fab, their staff facilities and boats are all first class but in particular I have to give a huge thank you to Nigel, he took a petrified paddy and somehow managed to turn him into an open water diver. Well good news Nigel I’ve joined a club at home and continued diving it never would have happened without you. Will be back in the next year or so and the beers on me.
Great experience with Sea Bees
Just wanted to write a short comment about my experience with Sea Bees. My wife wanted to do her open water course and forced me to join her. We met our English instructor, Chris, who immediately managed to ease my nerves and set aside my fears. He gave me all the time I needed to get my head around the fact that I could breathe underwater.
We were taken to a nice resort with a purpose built pool to train in and when we taken to the open water dive sites, the boat was by far the best on the water, with great, freshly cooked food and happy, helpful staff. Both my wife and I had our demons to overcome under the water and Chris used his vast diving experience to get us both through it. I would thoroughly recommend Sea Bees and Chris to everyone thinking of starting their diving or to experienced divers who want to hone their skills and see the sites of the Phuket reefs. I look forward to my next summer holiday to do it again. A1.
Thank you Sea Bees
Was just updating my dive log, and have realised I should thank Sea Bees for all the diving [& other stuff] over the last 15 years. Yes, first dive with you was 15th October 2002, at Anemone Reef.
Since then I’ve managed to make 560 dives with Sea Bees on various boats, and in November my „Grand‰ total made it past 2000. (For the mathematically minded that’s 27.34% of my total diving made with Sea Bees)
- To all the office staff, who handle the planning & bookings,
- To all the boat crews, who take care of me & my camera (and make doughnuts!),
- To all the drivers who pick me up & drop me off,
- To all the staff at Palm Gardens (past & present) for looking after me,
- To all the divemasters & tourleaders for finding interesting things, (or telling me where to find them)
- & for the Birthday Cake last July
Thank You & Have a Good New Year
Wonderful experience at Phi Phi Island and the Similans
Just wanted to send a hearty thanks to you for the wonderful experience we had while diving with Sea-Bees! The 3 (Dad, Mom and daughter) of us dived with you twice in March 2010 – one day to Shark’s Point and Phi Phi Islands, the other day, to the Similans. Both adventures were great.
Staff was knowledgeable and friendly – we had Martin at Shark’s Point/Phi Phi and Patrick at the Similans. The sealife and reefs were incredible and well protected. The sea turtles, swim-throughs, sea horses, garden eels, etc were amazing! Thanks again – we will definitely recommend you to our friends!
I want to thank you for the great time i spend with you. The dives were wonderful. Special thanks to Pete and Herbert. If i visit Thailand again i am looking forward to dive with See Bees.
Amazing daytrip to Racha Yai and Racha Noi
We did a day trip out to Racha Yai and Racha Noi which was amazing. It has been a while since I have dived, so we arranged a refresher course. Pete was just great – made me feel very relaxed, and able to just enjoy the diving – even if i needed a little bit of encouragement to step of the back of the boat for our 1st dive.
We had such a great day – the boat, the crew and all the guides were amazing, and would thoroughly recommend Sea Bees to anyone looking to dive in Phuket.
Fran & John
Fantastic diving at the Similans with Sea Bees Khao Lak
Dear Markus and the Sea Bees Team,
Carole and I would like to thank you and your team for the fantastic diving that we have just enjoyed at the Similan Islands and Boonsung Wreck last week.
The whole experience from collection at the hotel, the quality of the boa, the superbly detailed dive briefings, Giles’s unbelievable understanding, professional support and knowledge which made such a difference to both Carole and myself, the crew on Stingray and not forgetting the back office team which ensured that everything ran efficiently and left us with memories which will stay with us for the rest of our lives.
We really appreciated the efforts on your part in organising the Boonsung Wreck trip which was unbelievable, the highlight of some incredible dives which are unlikely to be bettered.
Special thanks to Giles for looking after Carole so well and also for finding lots of interesting stuff for me to look at, we could not have had a better guide.
We wish you all continued success with your business and if we return to Khao Lak in the future which I am sure we will, we will definitely be diving with Sea Bees!
Kind regards and best wishes
Graeme and Carole Lockwood