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From Phuket: 3-Day PADI Open Water Diver Certification

1. From Phuket: 3-Day PADI Open Water Diver Certification

The PADI Open Water Diver course is divided into 3 main segments: 1) Theory Segment – knowledge development to understand the basic principles of scuba diving 2) Practical Segment – confined water dives to learn basic scuba skills (in the pool) 3) Practical Segment – discover scuba diving experience, the skills you have acquired may be credited towards a portion of the full PADI Open Water Diver course certification Day 1 8:00am – Meet your PADI instructor at the dive center for the theory segment 1:00pm – Lunch 10:30am – Pool session 2:00pm – Theory segment and exams Day 2 --> Racha Yai Koh Racha Yai is the largest of the two islands located off the southeastern coast of Phuket. Different kinds of corals can be spotted here with the staghorn coral predominating in many areas. Marine life is rich and species such as barracuda, tuna and milkfish can be found in this area. The better place for diving is located on the East Coast along the hard coral reef where there are shipwrecks and good drifts. 7:30am – Pick-up from your hotel and transfer to Chalong pier 8:00am – Welcome aboard! Breakfast is provided on the way to the first diving site 10:00am – First dive 11:00am – Hot buffet lunch served on board. Time for some snorkeling and sunbathing after lunch 12:30pm – Second dive 1:30pm – Rest and relax. Enjoy fresh tropical fruit and soft drinks on the way back to Chalong pier 12:30pm – Hot buffet lunch on board 3:30pm – Back to Chalong Pier 4:00pm – Transfer back to your hotel Day 3 --> Koh Phi Phi Island Phi Phi Islands has one of the most spectacular landscapes where the vertical cliffs of Thailand are the backdrop of the beautiful beaches. These islands became even more renowned when Danny Boyle filmed the movie ” The Beach” starring Leonardo Di Caprio in 1998. Koh Phi Phi Don, the bigger of the two islands is where you would be able to find numerous backpacker's inns, guesthouses and hotels. Phi Phi Le is the smaller island where there is a national park. In fact, there are two smaller islands, namely, Koh Bida Nok and Koh Bida Nai next to Koh Phi Phi Le towards the south. They are limestone rocks where you can find an outstanding variety of marine life. 7:30am – Pick-up from hotel and transfer to Chalong pier 8:00am – Welcome aboard! Breakfast is provided on the way to the first diving site 10:00am – First dive 11:00am – Hot buffet lunch served on board. Time for some snorkeling and sunbathing after lunch 12:30pm – Second dive 1:30pm – Rest and relax. Enjoy fresh tropical fruit and soft drinks on the way back to Chalong pier 12:30pm – Hot buffet lunch on board 3:30pm – Back to Chalong Pier 2:45pm – Rest and Relax. Enjoy fresh tropical fruit and soft drinks on the way back to Chalong pier 4:00pm – Transfer back to your hotel

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From Phuket: Coral Island Day Trip with Snorkeling

2. From Phuket: Coral Island Day Trip with Snorkeling

Enjoy a day out on Coral Island, a gorgeous strip of sand and sea where you can snorkel, swim, relax, and unwind. Begin by getting picked up bright and early before heading to Rawai Beach. From there, board one of the famous Thai longtail boats and enjoy a leisurely 20-minute boat ride to beautiful Coral Island. Once you reach the island, explore Banana Beach. Wander along alabaster-colored sands, and take a dip in the refreshing waters before gathering to eat a delicious local lunch. After lunch (own expense), jump back on the boat and head to the first snorkeling spot, where you’ll hopefully get to see and play with the titular black and orange clownfish. Later, visit two more snorkeling and swimming spots. Wade around, enjoy the cool waters, and catch glimpses of local marine life. Finally after your full-day adventure, head back to Rawai Beach and get dropped off at your accommodations.

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Koh Phi Phi: Captain Bob's Private Booze Cruise

3. Koh Phi Phi: Captain Bob's Private Booze Cruise

Depart from Loh-Dalum Bay to the amazing Monkey beach and afterwards head across to Phi Phi Leh Island to visit Viking and Trong Loo caves. Next, stop for snorkeling and then sail into Pileh Lagoon to relax and float in the azure water. While there, you will also have a number of paddle boards to use. Afterwards, visit Loh Samah Bay and then stop a few meters away from Maya Bay, which was made famous by the film starring Leonardo Di Caprio, The Beach.  Then watch the sunset out in the open ocean before returning to the bar in Loh-Dalum Bay for the afterparty with a BBQ dinner and unlimited free drinks.

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Discover Scuba Diving Racha Yai From Phuket

4. Discover Scuba Diving Racha Yai From Phuket

Have you always wondered what it is like to breathe underwater? If so you do not necessarily have to pay for a course to have certification. Begin your diving adventure at your own pace. During the experience, you get an introduction and briefing on scuba diving and you are taught how to use the scuba diving equipment in shallow waters. Please note that this is not a scuba diving certification. Breathing underwater is a whole new experience - it takes a few minutes to get used to it. This is not a typical human behavior and it is completely normal to be a little hesitant to put your face in the water and inhale at the beginning. However, within a few moments, your body adapts and you will be taken over by the freedom of movement while discovering the amazing marine life!

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Phuket: Scuba Diving and Snorkeling Boat Tour

5. Phuket: Scuba Diving and Snorkeling Boat Tour

Start with pickup at your hotel, after which you will be taken to Chalong Pier where your speedboat will be waiting. Once you arrive at the camp, enjoy a tasty sandwich and snacks with some water, coffee, or soft drinks. At around 1:00 PM, jump on a boat and head to Siam Bay, which is only 30 minutes away from the mainland. At this bay you will have the opportunity to snorkel through the clear blue water for 45 minutes. Following this, venture onwards to Patok Bay, where you will have some time for scuba diving. You will not need any diving license for this, as you will only dive to a maximum of 7 meters deep. You will receive a brief from your diving guide on how everything works, and your instructor will make sure you feel safe and comfortable for the duration of your 40-45 minute dive. Head back to a private beach in Siam Bay for 45 minutes of relaxation time. If you wish you can also continue to snorkel here, if the tide is suitable. Following your time at Siam Bay travel back to Patok Bay for around 40 more minutes of snorkeling. In the late afternoon it will be time to return home, and at 6:15 PM you will be transferred back to your hotel.

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From Khao Lak: Full-Day James Bond Island Boat Adventure

6. From Khao Lak: Full-Day James Bond Island Boat Adventure

Get picked up from your hotel in Khao Lak and head to the pier on a two-hour drive. Arrive at Klongkhien Pier and board the boat. Have some coffee, tea, water, or a soft drink, along with fruit and cookies, to begin the tour. Relax on the boat as you cruise through the sea and listen to a briefing on the tour schedule from your guide.  First, explore the caves around Panak via canoe. Discover the beautiful caves and surrounding nature while following your guide. After, head to the famous James Bond Island. Tour the island on a short ride via long-tail boat, marveling at the filming location of "The Man with the Golden Gun." Proceed then to the stunning Khao Phing Kan Island. After the island visit, it'll be time for a tasty lunch. A Thai buffet will be served onboard while cruising past more beautiful scenery. When you are properly sated, gear up for some more canoeing. Follow guides around Hong Island, exploring lagoons known as "Hongs," and paddling into the sea caves if the tide allows for it. Discover beautiful cliff-lined lagoons connected to the outside world only via tunnels. End the day with some relaxing and swimming time in a bay. Jump from the boat, snap some photos, and swim to the beach if you wish — a perfect way to end a magical day. Transfer back to your hotel in Khao Lak to conclude the tour. Onboard, you'll have access to a toilet, fresh-water shower, as well as light refreshments throughout the day.

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Phi Phi Island: Monkey Beach, Pileh Lagoon & Maya Bay Tour

7. Phi Phi Island: Monkey Beach, Pileh Lagoon & Maya Bay Tour

The first stop is Monkey Beach, named after the primates that inhabit it. Watch the curious creatures wander about, take in the fantastic views of the island, or swim in the turquoise waters before heading to the next stop. Viking Cave was named after the paintings found on its walls, one of which was a Scandinavian-looking boat, hence the cave’s name. Besides the impressive sketches, another thing the site is famous for are the birds’ nests that locals collect for the popular Chinese dish, bird’s nest soup. You’ll head to Pileh Lagoon next, where you can jump into the emerald waters and snorkel with the fish. You can also relax on the boat and take in the gorgeous scenery. You won’t get this unique backdrop of limestone cliffs and crystal clear waters anywhere else. The next stop is another popular snorkeling spot, Loh Samah Bay. Even if you’re not an experienced swimmer, you can wade around in the shallow waters of the bay and catch glimpses of the colorful marine life. After splashing around, you’ll head to Maya Bay, which famously appeared in the 1999 movie The Beach. Admire the majestic views of the steep cliffs encircling the beach, before heading back to the pier.

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Phuket: PADI 3-Day Freediving Course

8. Phuket: PADI 3-Day Freediving Course

This challenging and rewarding course is made for those who are already confident in the open water. It builds a foundation of good techniques and safety measures in freediving. After obtaining your AIDA two stars certification you will be able to buddy with other AIDA 2 star freedivers. This course consists of two theory sessions, a pool session and three open water dives. In order to complete this level of the AIDA Courses for freedivers, you will have to perform a two minutes breathold, swim fourty meters underwater with fins and dive until sixteen meters in the open water.

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Krabi: 4 Islands Snorkeling Boat Tour

9. Krabi: 4 Islands Snorkeling Boat Tour

After hotel pick-up head to the dock and board the boat. Sail to Phra Nang Cave, known as the house of a princess spirit worshipped by the local fisherman. Continue to Tup Island, one of Thailand’s unseen highlights situated along Koh Dam Khwan. As the tide recedes the white sand and limestone beach will begin to appear connecting with Chicken island. Journey to Poda Island and enjoy a picnic lunch. Spend time snorkeling and discover the area's amazing marine life. Lastly, stop at Chicken Island, named after the distinctive chicken-like rock formation. Enjoy either sunbathing or swimming. Then journey back to the pier, arriving backing at your hotel at 3:00 PM.

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Phuket: PADI 2-Day Basic Freediver Course

10. Phuket: PADI 2-Day Basic Freediver Course

To successfully complete the first Star of AIDA courses, you will have to perform a one minute fifteen second breath-hold and swim twenty-five meters underwater with fins. 1. An effective method of teaching For every instructor, the commitment is to properly adapt the course according to the student diver. You will begin with a personal approach in the pool, in order to establish together the goals to reach and the needs of everyone. 2. Competitive prices Choosing this course represents choosing the cheapest way to explore the underwater world. For example, the 2 Star AIDA course is open to you for only ฿10,500. Of course, everything is included in the price. By this way, whether you are a beginner or already experienced, you can enjoy free diving at low prices. 3. Free Diving at Racha Yai Island You are on holiday, and you want to take advantage of being in Phuket to freedive in the most beautiful diving sites? With this course, you have the possibility to do an open water freedive in Racha Yai. This island is well-known and appreciated by everyone who has dived there. It’s up to you to join this community. 4. Stand up Paddle and Free Diving combined What about combining stand up paddle with your free diving course? You can start your day with a paddle session from Kata beach. Then, you will reach Koh Pu Island and on the way back, you will freedive at Kata Reef. 5. Support Coral Reef Creation project At last but not least, your freediving experience will be eco-friendly. Support a current project which aims to protect the corals of Kata. All free divers are invited to discover and understand the program. Choose this course to support the Coral Reef Creation Project.

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What people are saying about Southern Thailand and Andaman Coast

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 38 reviews

We were picked up from our hotel on time and taken to the boat's drop-off point. Our guide explained the details of our island tour in good English and we had enough free time on the four islands to swim / snorkel, take photos and lie in the sun. The lunch, which was included in the price, was plentiful and good; this was served before the longer bathing stay on the last of the four islands. However, it should be noted that the fee for the visit to the national park (400, - Bath per person) has to be paid separately before starting the boat trip. Overall, it was a nice and interesting day that we really enjoyed. We can recommend this activity with a clear conscience.

Tour guide was brilliant. Boat crew were nice. Timely transfer and departures in a comfortable truck. The only problem I have is the huge national park fee 40baht for Thai's and 400b for foreigners. This is criminal and should be illegal in Thailand. Its not the tour operators fault its the government. Any way I opted to stay on the boat and gave my national park fee as a tip to the Thai staff that helped me. Thailand really needs to address this dual pricing issue especially if a non-Thai person lives here like I do. Thank you so much for a memorable day and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. The luck box was also very satisfying and fruit aswell as cake too.

The pickup was 1 hour late because there were 2 hotels with the same name. After an email or Whatsapp message to the organizer, he answered quickly and we were picked up. Unfortunately, all other 20 people on the boat had to wait for us. The trip was as expected, however, there were a lot of people everywhere on the islands but this is to be expected at every attraction. The lunch was excellent and plenty of it!

This was a spectacular activity. The snorkeling was fun with lots of colorful fish; the Thai lunch was delicious, and the beach was gorgeous. At first we weren’t sure whether we needed an English speaking guide, but we were glad we had one in the end. Great value for money

Fabulous well organised trip, food and crew were amazing, I recommend this trip to everyone