Longtail Boat Diving – half day trip to local islands
The Longtail Boat Diving includes:
Cylinders and weights
Not included is: Diving equipment, land transportation
Dive Trips from Rawai Beach with the Longtail Boat are adventures. Dive on dive sites around the local Islands where no other Dive Center goes. Relax between the dives on a deserted beach. To confirm a booking we need a minimum of 2 participants. This trip we can offer between November and April.
Welcome aboard – We can accommodate scuba divers, freedivers, sidemount and rebreather divers.
For experienced diver only – Due to limited visibility and strong currents we can only take very experienced divers
Do you own a DIN Regulator – We have DIN cylinders and adapters available free of charge
Small diving groups – Maximum 3 divers on the boat.
Body weight limitation – For safety reasons we can only accommodate divers with less than 90 Kg body weight.
Undoubtedly, the best way to dive in Phuket is to make a day trip with a spacious and comfortable diving boat. The spectacular dive sites around Phuket are namely a little further away and boats therefore must travel greater distances. For this you will be rewarded with world-class diving! Nevertheless, it is good to have a reasonable alternative to the full-day diving trips. Because in Phuket, resp. Rawai there are also on land to discover a lot of exciting things. It often happens that not all partners / family members dive or enjoy a boat ride. Therefore, we offer between October to May (because only then the conditions allows) Half-day Diving Trips, with a classical, thai Longtail Boat starting from Rawai Beach. Weather and tide dependent, we can go out during certain times of the day to the near by islands like Buddha Islands and Potato Island. These dive sites are still untouched, since large dive boats don’t go there. The reefs consist of large boulders, which are overgrown with intact hard and vibrant soft corals. At depths between 0-30 meters there is diverse marine life with sometimes limited visibility and strong current. After a short cruise along the stunning coast line, we make two dives with the prescribed surface interval between the dives. This Half-Day Diving Trips are also ideal for scuba diving courses. Not only for scuba divers, but also for free divers we organize this half-day boat trips. We take over the supervision on the surface and provide a suitable surface buoyancy device and descent line as well as safety equipment.
Meeting Point is at our Dive Center
After equipment assembling we drive to the beach (3min) and board the Long Tail Boat
Travel with the boat for about 20 min. to the fist dive site
First dive will be close to slack tide for 50 min.
The surface interval we spend at a deserted beach. A snack and drinking water will be served
Second dive will be at slack tide (should be no current)
On the way back to Phuket we cruise along the coast line
The long-tail boat, known as Ruea Hang Yao (เรือหางยาว) in the Thai language, is a type of watercraft native to Southeast Asia. The Longtail boats are in Thai hand and operate off Rawai Beach.
Each diving group is kept to a ratio of maximum 3 divers : 1 Dive Guide ensures your safety at all times and showed you the hidden gems of the Andamansea. Boat and dive site briefings are given during your day trip. Unlike others we store, wash and transfer your privately owned equipment. Just jump on board and relax.
Travel “Thai style”
Up to 8 m long, up to 4 divers, sun umbrella, cooling box for drinks and fruits and a ladder for diving designed by Aloha Diving
If you have your own equipment – great, bring it with you for the dive trip. After diving, we wash, dry and store it for you at our dive center. When you go diving again, we will pack it for you and deliver it to the boat.
If you need to rent scuba diving equipment, either a full set or partial, please let us know when you book your diving excursion. Available equipment and prices, you can find on our price list.
We also have spare equipment on board like wetsuits, fins, masks, regulators and BCD’s ensuring that a malfunctioning piece of equipment won’t ruin your day!
We believe you always should dive with good quality scuba gear, even if you don’t buy your own. You deserve the best state-of-the-art equipment, so we’ve got it! We work hard to keep our rental equipment in top condition. We have a strict maintenance schedule for the overhaul of our regulators and BCD’s. Our rental wetsuits are replaced regularly.
We will gladly explain the functions of any of our dive equipment and repair or replace any piece of your own equipment if requested. We want your dives to be fun, safe and free from equipment issues.
Full equipment rental THB 780 per person and day
A full set includes:
Buoyancy compensator Regulator set Diving computer Shorty wetsuit 3mm Mask Open heel fins with boots for more comfort Weight belt with pockets for more comfort
Free equipment rental on request
DIN adapter to INT Sidemount cylinders Surface marker buoy Off-board bail out cylinder
Non divers, snorkelers and freedivers are welcome to join the diving boat.
Price for non divers
Non diver package includes:
2 snorkel stops
Snorkeling gear on request
Not included is: Land transport
REVIEWS FROM OUR SCUBA DIVING EXCURSIONS
04:47 22 Jan 19
Fantastic experience, couldn't recommend more. Three of us signed up for the Open Water Diver course, 2 beach dives and 2 boat dives. We were lucky to have a super relaxed instructor and another trainee instructor to ourselves, which particularly helped ease me when I had a mini panic attack on first entry in the beach dive. The equipment seemed state of the art, from the deep container pool at the training centre to the wetsuits, regulators, diving computers etc. And we got amazing photos in the mix! Seriously above and beyond what other diving centers appear to offer, and a really high bar to beat for our future dives!read more
11:56 31 Dec 18
Amazing people, amazing diving!!! Alice and Simon are so kind and attentive!! We spent wonderful days with aloha and, surely, we will come back!!!Tanks a lot Aloha Diving and Sea U soon!! ?????read more
19:14 16 Dec 18
I just did 2 day trips with Aloha Diving and it was simply perfect. Thank you! To be more precise: The communication with Alice and Simon (owner of Aloha Diving) prior to the dives was easy and both were very responsive. During the day trips, which they do in corporation with another company, everything was well organized, they have good rental equipment and most important safety matters for them! To conclude: I can highly recommend Aloha Diving.read more
Diving Trips in Phuket Thailand
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I want to see Sharks, Mantas and Turtles – You need to be lucky, but as a passionate diver you hopefully will enjoy also all the other great and rare creatures at Phuket’s popular dive sites. Let yourself amaze about the bunch of various marine life and the divine underwater landscape. Get in touch with Aloha Diving and open the gate to a mystic world.