Over the last 20 years operating as a dive center in Thailand we have served tens of thousands of happy divers. Divers from all around the world went on our Similan liveaboard tours, spent wonderful days scuba diving Phuket on our day trips or learnt how to dive with us.
We have been blessed to receive numerous awards as an outstanding dive center but more importantly we constantly receive positive feedback and reviews from happy guests.
Take a look at some of the nice things others have to say about us:
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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
Highlight of our vacation to Thailand
Outstanding day of introductory diving with Pete, a fantastic instructor. The whole experience was the highlight of our vacation to Thailand. The onboard services and facilities are second to none and everyone we met at See Bees Diving were professional, knowledgable and very friendly.
Highly recommend they be your first diving stop while in Phuket.
Marvellous three weeks in Khao Lak
Dear Sea Bees,
thanx for marvellous three weeks at your base and onboard of and together with the cool gang of Stingray and Runnaway.
Specific thanx to the Thai crew for for their attention and for always having had a helping hand.
And of course very specific thanx to my favourite dive instructors Nadia and Martin for their patience, for all the very helpful hints, for successfuly guiding me through the three courses and of course for a lot of fun under water.
Thanx guys – it was a pleasure.
Regards from a cold November Germany
Outstanding Diving Experience
Just a line to say thanks to all at SeaBees for another series of outstanding diving experiences. As ever,the staff, the food, the boats and the dive sites made every day we spent with SeaBees unique and rewarding.
I would like to give special thanks to Nigel Nickolson and to Sebastian, Nigel who facilitated and supported me during my advanced open water course completion with a very professional approach to coaching tempered with a great sense of humour,and Sebastian who made Joannes day with her dive at Anemone Reef where there was an abundance of leopard shark and eagle rays.
Thanks once again to all involved, it was a pleasure to see you all again and we look forward to coming back next year.
Amazing deals and superior staff
I stayed at the JW Marriott for two weeks and see bees had amazing deals with there superior staff like Simon who know everything there is to giving a good and fun trip advice. The super Sunday is a must-do dive trip. I say this because the crew is fanastic, the dive guiedes are incredicle and the boat is one-of-a-kind. Thank you see bees and i will be back soon.
Wonderful experience with Open Water training
I had a wonderful experience doing my PADI open water training at Sea Bees. I had a good instructor in Michael and his experience as a trainer was a great help in my certification. It was a lot of fun and had good dives at Phuket. Thanks to Micheal and Seabees.
Very enjoyable experience – SSI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket
Dear Sea Bees Diving,
We thought that we would drop you a short note, following our successful completion of the SSI Open Water Diver course on Saturday; brilliantly (and sometimes patiently!) taught to us by Pete (Holmes).
Both Helen and I had a fabulous time; not only were we impressed by the facilities and overall organisation, but also the friendly and helpful staff.
In particular, a special big thank you goes to Pete our instructor for the 4 days; you’re a star for helping Helen with her ears (and bizarrely discussing Disc World and veggie food!) and making it a very enjoyable experience, which has provided lasting happy honeymoon memories for us both.
Here’s hoping for a return very soon!
Helen & Ian
Sea Bees is just the perfect diving team in Phuket
Sea Bees is just the perfect diving team in Phuket. The guys and dolls there are just the business. They are all a fantastic bunch of guys and gals. They are all so professional, yet very warm and kind with it.
I mean if you wanna dive in Phuket, don’t look elsewhere, just head for Sea Bees and they will take care of ya. They have a wealth of experience, fun and laughter between them that will make your diving just so much better, safe and fun!!
I dived with Saran, Chris and Dominic as my guides and they were just fantastic; and I heard so many good things about the other divers also!
I can highly recommend Sea Bees to any newbie or experienced divers alike, there is always someone to help out.
Go Sea Bees Go!
Mario (Ascot, UK)
The best outfit in Phuket, Thailand
Just finished my Divemaster Course with Sea Bees in Chalong, Phuket, Thailand. By far, Sea Bees is THE BEST outfit in Phuket. If you want to dive in Thailand, nobody else compares. You are all TERRIFIC. Will definitely see you all again soon. Dive safe.
A heavenly day of underwater bliss
“A heavenly day of underwater bliss” and that was exactly what we got.
Chris (robinson) was great from the moment we stepped onto the boat, although his 1% of english humour flew over my head most of the time ?
Great logistics support from Sea Bees and crew, great coaching and entertainment from Chris…
It was my first time diving – ever. and no doubt, after such a great experience…. i’ll be back.
Lovely dive holiday in Phuket
We are back in Mumbai after a lovely holiday and i just wanted to say a big thank you to all of you at Sea Bees for contributing majorly to it.
Your organisation and meticulousness was very impressive and made it so easy for us.
Farokh , Cyrus and Zahan regret not being able to come back and dive the week after but we were with our friends who had another agenda planned!!!! Anyway we are back here with wonderful memories and hope we can come back to Phuket and Sea Bees sometime in the near future.
Hilla, you are such a warm and wonderful person……. it was truly a pleasure to meet you. Thanks again for everything.
Much love and a big hug,
Sea Bees is the best!
I have had the opportunity to dive with four different dive companies in Phuket. I can say with confidence, Sea Bees is the best. Looking forward to experiencing your live-a-board on our next trip to Phuket!
Great boat, great dives, great people
Hello all at Sea Bees
Just a note to thank all at Sea Bees for making our holiday in Thailand a memorable experience. A big big thankyou to Christian who took us on four great dives and showed us some fantastic sites.
I will recommend Sea Bees to everyone, Great boats, Great people, Great diving.
All the best Brian & David Constable
Better than other Phuket dive centers
Just back from two days diving with See Bees, very impressed and significantly better than other Phuket dive centres I’ve used in the past. Great boat and a dive ratio of max 1:4.
I would recommend this company without question!
This is our fourth time diving with Sea Bees and we had an excellent time.
Our dive master Bohn located many unusual underwater creatures throughout our six dives with her. Each dive was approximately one hour in length and long intervals in between dives for safety. We went to Phi Phi for two of our dives, Anenome Reef, Shark Point twice (love that dive), and a night dive at Koh Dok Mai. The dives are incredible we saw sharks, clown fish, unusual eels, a yellow frog fish, sea horse, lion fish…the list goes on.
The boat is awesome; very large 75 feet three decks. The lowest deck is devoted to dive gear. If you dive more than one day you can leave your gear on board and they take care of it for you. The lower deck also has two hot showers and a bathroom. The mid deck has cubbies for your stuff, a table with seating, another bathroom, and an outside deck area. The next deck has an outside sunning area that is partially covered and an inside eating and bar area. After the day is done you are welcome to partake in your favorite beverage!
For Super Sunday (four dive day) there are three full meals served..breakfast, lunch and diner along with a snack after the last dive. A regular day of diving (2 dives) still has breakfast and lunch and the food is really good.
This is a German dive company and they are really lots of fun. They don’t get that many Americans but we felt very welcome. I would recommend this dive company without question.
Sea Bees Khao Lak was the best
Back from 2 weeks in Khao Lak. While I was there I had a chance to dive with several operators. See Bees was by far the best, organized, on time, safety focused, great food and excellent Dive Masters.
Hälsa til Helena and Mats.
It doesnt get any better than this!
I just wanted to convey my thanks to all at Sea Bees for the great time I had on my dive days on the 28th and 30th January. Special thanks to you Hilla for the superb organisation, both from the UK and while I was in Thailand and also to Art – what a great guy and for someone so young, very professional. I have dived in many parts, especially the Caribbean, and some have been very good indeed and some not so good but Sea Bees has been my best experience to date. My wife and I like to visit new countries and I usually have a dive or two whilst I am there, so we do not in general go back to the same places, but I have to say I have a sneaking suspicion I will try to make an exception in order to dive with you guys again.
I thought the boat was the best. I remember saying to Bruce Bell (with whom I was buddied too), whilst reflecting on the days diving, lying on the sun deck with a cold beer in hand – “It don’t get any better than this Bruce” and he readily agreed.
The coral and the wonderful colours of the anemones at Anemone Reef were better than anything I have seen in the Caribbean – you lucky buggers!
Many many thanks again Hilla and all at Sea Bees.
Hope to see you again one day
Diving with Sea Bees was a wonderful experience
The first dive of my life happened in december last year with the Sea Bee’s team in Phuket. It was a wonderful experience and we really enjoyed our day trip on the Excalibur.
I also really want to thanks BORN who is the best (and only !) diving teacher I had for the moment. She’s really a wonderful person and I will never forget this particular moment we spent together when we saw this green turtle arriving and flying in front of us…for a first dive it was magical and it’s clearly due to BORN profesionalism, friendship and humor !
Thanks again for everything and hope to come back quickly dive with BORN and the Sea Bees in Phuket.
Edouard & Virginie ROUSSEAU, FRANCE
A delightful daytrip diving experience in Phuket
Thank to Mario, our day trips diving experience was delightful. We were very lucky to have him as our dive guide for four days. As a novice diver with my eleven year old son, Mario’s professionalism and courteous manner calmed my concerns. He carefully explained everything we were going to do and closely monitor each dive. I was able to completely relax and enjoy my diving experiences because of him.
Having been on two different diving boats from different company made me appreciate being on the Excalibur. The boat from See-bees has a larger platform and I didn’t feel like I was stepping on other diver fins when donning gear for our dives. Everything about the trip ran smoothly reflecting excellent management and planning for your diving customers. This is not just my opinion, I heard several customers from our boat make the same comments.
Definely, we will use See-Bees again for any future Thailand diving trip.
J. Hunter, USA
Most exquisite experience
Diving in Phuket with Sea Bees was the most exquisite experience. I will treasure those memories for ever. My instructor Dokmai Chada was really very patient with me. I will look forward to my next trip to Phuket and will dive again.
A fabulous time in Phuket with Sea Bees Diving
My girlfriend and I had a fabulous time in Phuket, thanks to Sea Bees and to our dive master, Tim. It was a tremendously fun experience, and I highly recommend it to anyone interested in diving! ?
Tim was great. He was humorous, competent, and reassuring. I always felt safe with him, and I would recommend him to anyone thinking of a great instructor.
I also would like to thank all of the Sea Bees team, especially Flo and Preacher, who were great companions and became fast friends.
All in all, you can’t go wrong with the Sea Bees experience. Try it today! ?
One of the best experiences in our lives
One of the best experiences in our lives. Thanks to See Bees and especially thanks Tim for everything. I am sure if one starts diving he can never stop and you will want to go deeper and deeper. For sure we will visit See Bees for a more advanced experience.
Junior Open Water and Advanced Open Water with Sea Bees Diving
After doing my PADI Junior Open Water with Julie at Sea Bees 3 years ago when I was 10, this August I did my Junior Advanced Open Water at Sea Bees, this time with Paula. At first, I didn’t want to do it, but my parents “persuaded me” (teenage code for “made me”) and I didn’t have much of a choice. In the end however, I really enjoyed myself. We even played “rock, paper, scissors” and “guess the song” during the safety stops. Paula won most of the time, unsurprisingly. We celebrated with lots of milkshake and Coca Cola. My next trip to SeaBees at Easter should bring me up to 100 dives.
Apart from my AOW dives with Paula, I also dived with Maritta (the high Priestess of Diving!!) too, and saw my first Manta. It was quite small, but a Manta is a Manta, so that was great.
Thanks Sea Bees and see you again soon!
Fantastic four days diving
Hi Sea Bees Dive Team
Just an email to say thank you for the fantastic four days i’ve spent diving with you. The boat and the equipment was great, and thanks to all the dive stuff, particular thanks to Flo who i really enjoyed diving with. I thought it was most well run and professional dive outfit that i have come across and will be recommending you to anyone diving in the phuket area.
Hopefully i’ll be able to dive with you again someday.
Great time – Rescue diver course in Phuket
I had a great time diving with sea bees diving in phuket. I took a rescue diver course while there and my dive instructor, Tim, was great. He was patient and competent, and i feel much more comfortable should a problem ever arise on one of my dives. He also was a lot of fun while leading recreational dives and i would recommend him to anyone diving with Sea Bees.
Thanks again, Alec
Great diving and perfect crew
Mantastic! During our holiday we had some very good dives with the daytrip boat. Followed up by the liveaboard with the Marco Polo. What a great boat. Fantastic crew form captain to cook super. The dive guides Chris and Alex did a great job in showing us, even as we swim without a guide, the big and the very small. Thanks. After the liveaboard our hunger for diving was not over so more daytrips. With the Excalibur again great diving, perfect crew. After 33 dives we needed to go home.
Edwin, Giovanni, Bert
Outstanding job to maximize the convenience of guests
Dear Sea Bees,
thank you for the great time and special thanks to Herbert who made the Stress & Rescue Diver Course a lively and interesting event. It was a great pleasure to learn from your experience and the dive at Racha Noi with the Manta Stingray was definitely the highlight of the whole week. (Please send the pictures !)
Congratulation to the team that did an outstanding job organizing everything around the divetrips to maximize the convenience of the visitor.
Hope to see you all again !