Phuket Scuba Diving Day Trips

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Phuket Scuba Diving Day Trips

Project Description

WHY BOOK A SCUBA DIVING DAY TRIP IN PHUKET WITH US?

We conduct 2 dives a day to avoid a tight schedule and to have a decent surface interval between the dives. Our groups are small, we stay away from the crowds and we dive without any time restrictions.

The dive destination is determined in the morning on the basis of current weather conditions, waves and tides. The charming dive boat accommodates only max. 15 divers.

SCUBA DIVING DAY TRIP IN PHUKET

BOOK YOUR SCUBA DIVING DAY TRIPS WITH ALOHA DIVING

for certified divers only

Book your Scuba Diving day trip today

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Scuba Diving
Excursions

SMALL GROUPS – SECLUDED DIVE SITES – 2 DIVES – NO TIME LIMIT: The charming dive boat accommodates only max. 15 divers. Enjoy highly individual, varied and excellent diving – far away from the crowds.

Dive Information

Prices

1 – 2 day tripsTHB 3’900
3 – 5 day tripsTHB 3’700
6 – 9 day tripsTHB 3’600
10 days and moreTHB 3’500
Phi Phi Islands surchageTHB 1’000
Non diverTHB 1’800

Included

  • Full day boat excursion
  • 2 dives per day
  • Diving instructor / guide
  • Cylinders, weights and snorkeling equipment
  • Light breakfast, lunch, fruits, drinking water, coffee and tea
  • Round-trip transfer from hotels in Karon, Kata, Nai Harn and Rawai to 
Chalong pier (other areas on surcharge)
  • National park fees for trips to Phi Phi Islands (THB 600)

Excluded

  • Rental diving equipment
  • Private diving instructor
  • Soft drinks and beer

Dive and Save

Are you planning several days of diving in Phuket? Your scuba diving day trips get cheaper than individual diving day trips. In addition, you will benefit from a discount for the rental equipment. The dive days you can spread throughout your whole vacation. You decide when you want to dive. BOOK EARLY: We recommend that you book diving activities online as early as possible – ideally prior to your holiday in Phuket. This allows us to put together a varied and interesting diving program that suits your personal wishes and of course your skills level (certification level). It also ensures your place on the boat. Our dive packages include valet dive gear service for the entire stay.

Phuket Scuba Diving Day Trip

Rental equipment discount for several days of diving

Normal price for 1 – 2 days = THB 780 per day
10% for 3 – 5 days = THB 702 per day
30% for 5 – 10 days = THB 546 per day

Phuket Scuba Diving Day Trip

Meet us at the diving pier and save

THB 200 discount per day for meet at pier with own transportation

Phuket Scuba Diving Day Trip with Nitrox

Nitrox 32% half-price

THB 100 per cylinder until 30th of September 2019

Dive Sites
visited on
day trips

Diving in Phuket takes place year-round with day trips by boat. The distance to the different diving areas, such as Racha Islands, Koh Mai Thon, Koh Doc Mai, Shark Point, Anemone Reef and King Cruiser Wreck, varies between 9 and 25 nautical miles. The departure time from the pier in Chalong is usually at 8.30am with a return between 3 and 6pm.

Adorer Dive Package Phuket 3

The itinerary of a Phuket Scuba Diving Day Trip is looking as following:

  • Pick up starts at 7:30 from Hotel / Resort in Karon, Kata, Rawai or Nai Harn by minibus (meeting time at the harbour of Chalong is 8:20am)
  • 08:30 Departure from Chalong Pier by dive boat
  • 10:30am First dive of the day
  • 12:00am Delicious Thai lunch. The lunch get served in a protected where we have plenty of time to relax, go swimming, sun bathing and chatting with other passionate divers (about 2 hours)
  • 02:00pm Second dive at a different location
  • We will be back at the harobur between 4pm and 6pm depending the dive destination.
  • Return to Hotel / Resort by minibus

 

Note:

We organise diving trips to Phi Phi Islands on special request. The boat trip is 3 hours each way to visit and dive at the Phi Phi Archipelago. Therefore a long distance surcharge is applying on diving trips to the Phi Phi Islands.

Pick up times & transfer surcharges

LocationP/U timeshared transfer
Rawai8.00amFREE
Nai Harn8.00amFREE
Kata Beach7.45amFREE
Karon Beach7.30amFREE
Patong Beach7.15amTHB 500
LocationP/U timePrivate transfer
Phuket Town7.30amTHB 1’200
Cape Panwa7.30amTHB 1’400
Kamala Beach7.30amTHB 1’600
Surin Beach7.30amTHB 1’800
Bangtao7.15amTHB 1’800
Nai Yang7.00amTHB 2’000
Mai Khao7.00amTHB 2’200

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I covered by accident insurance on board?

Yes, all our guests automatically enjoy accident insurance coverage. In addition, you can also sign up for diving accident insurance coverage.

Are all dive sites suitable for snorkelling?

No, not all sites are suitable for snorkeling. Best islands for snorkeling are Racha Yai, Racha Noi, Koh Maithon and the Phi Phi islands.

Are daily hotel transfers included on Phuket?

Round trip transfers from your hotel Karon, Kata, Chalong, Nai Harn and Rawai (other areas see prices of specific product page). However you can meet us at the diving pier in Chalong and save THB 200 per person and day.

Are your employees trained for emergency cases ?

All our instructors, guides and boat staff are regularly trained and are all qualified O2 and First Aid providers. In addition there is a annual boat safety and fire drill course.

Best time to visit Phuket?

Overall the best time of the year to dive on Thailands west coast is between November to April. The weather conditions are most stable during this time of the year and all dive sites are open. However, as this is the main tourist season prices tend to be higher and the dive sites more frequented. More information you find on scuba diving in Phuket.

Can I book a private guide, and how much is the charge?

Yes, this possible. The price is THB 1’400 per day.

Can I cancel a diving booking if I’m not ready to dive and how much notice do I need to give and do I get a refund?

Please find the cancellation policy in terms and conditions

Can non-divers join day trips?

Yes, of course. However, please note that not all diving day trips are suitable for swimming and snorkeling.

Can you recommend a hotel?

As there is such a large variety of hotels and guest houses in Phuket and every guest has different requirements and price budgets it is hard to give a general recommendation. We have 3 modern and clean rooms in our Dive which we rent to our divers.
We love the area of Rawai, therefore we have some hotel recommendations on the Phuket Diving Resort page.

Do I need a licence to Scuba Dive?

No, you can try scuba diving with the one day activity called the SSI Try Scuba Diving.

Do you accept credit card payments?

Yes, we accept Visa and Mastercard with a credit card surcharge of 3%. You can do Credit Card payments until 4pm the evening before in our Dive Center in Rawai.

Do you accept other currencies?

No – We only accept Thai Baht for payments

Do you cater to vegetarians?

Yes, we do. If you have any special dietary requirements it would be best to let us know in advance so that our cooks can plan ahead accordingly.

Do you have DIN or INT connection?

All tanks either INT valves or DIN valves. For Sidemount Divers we have the appropriate tanks available.

Do you have English speaking guides on the boats?

All our guides speak English.

Do you have your own Scuba Diving Equipment and like to know keep them in good shape that you can enjoy them for many years?

Of course dive gear like your regulator will need a regular service (most manufacturers recommend every 100 dives or every 2 years, whichever comes first) which can be done by us or any registered service center, but to prevent high costs of replacement of certain parts it’s important to clean all your gear after every day of diving.

Cleaning Dive Gear

Regulator

When we clean and check our returned rental regulators, we follow 10 steps.

Often people make remarks on how good our rental gear looks. More important on the maintenance and cost side, the yearly servicing of our regs is an easy job with no corrosion to soak and scrub off. Below are the most important steps of our regulator cleaning routine.
During your dive week you can just rinse your gear in the rinse tank at the end of a dive, but it is well worth the time and effort after the last dive to do the full clean before storing your gear.
Check that the dust cap has no salt water in it, if yes, wash it out while keeping your thumb on the opening of the first stage so water doesn’t go in. Dry the dust cap by blowing it out with a tank, then put it back on the first stage and close to seal tightly.
Pull the hose protectors away from where the hoses connect to the first and second stages. Let the tap water run through the holes in the first stage, you must see the water running out of the holes (not all regulators have holes in the first stage by the way, for these sealed first stages you can omit this step).
Let the tap water run through the two mouthpieces and exhausts of the second stages. Do not press the purge button while doing this! If you do happen to press the purge button, make sure that you put the reg back on a tank and purge the second stages a number of times to get all water out.
Do check the bite tabs on the mouthpieces and inspect around the tie wrap for small holes. For hygienic purposes at this point we generously sponge soapy antibacterial dish liquid thoroughly around the mouth piece.
With your still soapy sponge, wipe over the second stage covers and all metal parts – this helps to remove salt and chemical residue. At this point you can also check your hoses for any wear and tear.
Finally, submerge the regulator (except the 1st stage) in a rinse tank of fresh water and soak for at least 5 minutes. Put the reg on a tank and purge the 2nd stages to remove any water left in the system. Take the 1st stage off the tank and seal it with the dust cap.
Hang the reg up to dry (if outside keep out of the sun). Make sure the hose protectors are not covering the metal parts.
Once dry, use Silicone Spray to spray the thread of 1st stage knob while screwing it in and out to ensure even distribution of the silicone over all the threads. Spray in and around the BCD quick disconnect while pulling it backwards and releasing it a few times. Spray the metal parts on the hoses close to the 1st and 2nd stages with Silicone Spray and push back the hose protectors.
What to do if you flooded your first stage regulator by not closing the dust cap while rinsing?

Firstly, it’s not that bad if you flood it with fresh water. If your regulator is flooded with salt water, rinse with fresh water immediately, to avoid corrosion. The main thing that you want to avoid is pressurizing the regulator while there is water inside and a computer or SPG attached. This could potentially damage your instruments downstream. Do not attempt this yourself – as soon as you can take your regulator to a regulator service technician – he/ she will do the following:

Immediately remove hoses and gauges, leaving only the second stage regulators attached to the low pressure portion of your 1st stage.
Rinse the first stage with fresh water if necessary (i.e., if you suspect that you have salt water or other contaminants inside the first stage).
Attach the first stage to a tank and slowly turn on the air. The service tech will be flushing all water out the high pressure ports. He will then slowly purge the second stages so that any water in the hoses will also be pushed out of the system. Warning: don’t ever pressurize a 1st stage regulator on a tank without a way to depressurize, such as having a second stage attached or a port open. If you do, good luck ever getting that thing off!
Last, if in a reasonably non-humid environment, the tech should let the whole thing sit out with ports out for a few hours to let any moisture evaporate before reassembling the regulator. While the regulator tech is working on your regulator, take your computer/ SPG and hold it at the gauge end and give it a good twirling to get any residual moisture or liquid out of the hose. It is very unlikely that you got any water through the pinprick-sized hole if you didn’t pressurize the system wet, but this is just for good measure (and a little bit of fun). Be sure you don’t accidentally his anyone with the hose or drop your gauges.

What is described here is just an immediate remedy to avoid and/ or mitigate the damage done by flooding, most of which is corrosion. Please take into consideration that your situation may vary depending on what type of water you got into your regulator and the type of regulator you have. Whatever you do immediately after flooding your regulator, you should definitely have it fully serviced as soon as possible. Regulators are expensive and sophisticated pieces of gear that our lives depend on, so it’s better to be safe than sorry.

Dive Computer

Be sure to soak your dive computer in fresh water after every dive. While submerged, depress all of the buttons a few times to get all the salt water out of them. Be sure to dry out of direct sunlight.

If your dive computer Floods!

If it is a user replaceable battery type, immediately remove the back cover and remove and discard the battery. Use compressed air to blow all water out of the battery compartment. Once completely dry insert a new battery and test. Make sure to use a battery replacement kit from the manufacturer of your dive computer – these usually come with new o’rings and back plate. It is important to replace these as they are the most likely culprits for the flooding. Check also for other damage to the computer that may have been the cause of the flooding. Non-user replaceable battery types will need to be sent to a service center or back to the manufacturer for repair.

BCD

The most important part of cleaning a BCD is to rinse away any salt water from the inside of the bladder, the dump valves and the inflator/deflator unit and hose. To prevent corrosion in your inflator unit, clean it by flushing the inside with fresh water. With the inflator unit mouthpiece held tight to the faucet of running tap water alternately push the inflator and deflator buttons. You should see the water coming out of the nipple, and water should be going into the BCD. The tap needs to be quite far open as you need good water pressure to flush the valve. Watch out – you might get wet!

Fill the BCD with some more fresh water. To do this you can remove a dump valve (be sure not to loose the gasket and be sure not to cross-thread when replacing); however the best (although not the easiest) is to do as in above, pressing the deflate button. Make sure the BCD is empty of air and below the incoming water. Slosh the water around to rinse every corner of the bladder.

Inflate the bladder (either by mouth or by regulator attached to a tank), make one of the dump valves the lowest point, and in 1 fluid movement squeeze the BCD and dump at the same time to force water through the dump valve. Fill and repeat to flush the rest of the dump valves. Once all the valves are flushed, empty the BCD of all water. Fully inflate the BCD and hang out of sunlight to dry. The reason to fully inflate the BCD is to check it’s air holding integrity – if the BCD is deflated when it is dry there is likely a leak somewhere in the system. If drying space is at a premium, just inflate with a little air and after drying fill with air to do the integrity test.

Wetsuit

To clean your wetsuit you can use a little bit of dishwashing liquid in a basin full of fresh water. Soak well with a bit of movement to wash the wetsuit inside out before hanging it up to dry. If outside, make sure you hang the wetsuit out of direct sunlight. Aloha Ocean Adventures sells “Sink the Stink”, a soapy solution to get the smell out of your wetsuit if you have not kept up with a proper cleaning routine before ?

Do you offer free Nitrox?

Unfortunately we can’t offer Enriched Air Nitrox for free. We ask for a surcharge of Baht 200,-per tank. We can offer you a Nitrox course for free when purchasing a diving computer through us.

Do you take into consideration special meal requirements?

The onboard galley on the vessels allows us to provide for any special requirements.

How are the diving and weather conditions in the low season on Phuket?

The weather in low season is pretty good most of the time, although the humidity is much higher than normal. We have the occasional rain shower during the day, but this usually lasts only for a short time. The visibility and current under water is not much different compared to the rest of the year. Many people prefer to dive in low season, because there are not as many boats and divers at the varies dive spots. Due to the location of our Phuket dive sites are we able to offer day trips year round from our Island.

You can find more information about diving in the low season here.

How long are the surface intervals?

Safety is the highest priority at Aloha Diving and therefore the surface interval is a minimum of 90 minutes.