Diving & Fishing
The diving in Thailand is very good. Clients must carry a PADI or equivalent qualification to be able to dive on organised trips and unqualified divers can do courses or resort dives. Prices range from centre to centre but it usually costs between 1500 baht and 2500 baht per person for two dives and lunch. The main centres for diving are Ko Phi Phi, Ko Racha and Ko Lanta where there are good dive centres. The Similan Islands are a world class diving destination and are accessible between November and April, subject to weather condition. These islands are situated 60 miles Northwest of Patong beach on the West coast of Phuket and would require a minimum charter duration of 7 days for a visit. Diving equipment can be supplied if ordered in advance and clients can get tank refills at dive shops or liveaboard dive boats in the Similans. Further information is available from the base on request. The Similan Islands are National Park and are subject to a daily entry fee which will be collected on site. Clients will be asked to complete a waiver of responsibility form prior to departure from the base if intending to cruise to the Similans.
Fishing with rod and reel or hand lines is permitted in all of the cruising area and there have been no recorded instances of Ciguatera poisoning. Hand lines are available to buy from the office for 800 baht. Spear fishing is not permitted.