Longtail Boat Diving – half day trip to local islands
- The Longtail Boat Diving includes:
- 2 dives
- Cylinders and weights
- Snack, water
- Dive Guide
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.
Scuba Diving Destinations
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 total trip duration is approx. 4 hours
The Long Tail Boat
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
Scuba Diving Equipment
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.
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
- Snacks, water