COVID-19 is also changing scuba diving in Phuket

Phuket, as well as in the whole Kingdom of Thailand is experiencing the third wave of covid infections. Tavel into Phuket province is strictly controlled. The mass vaccination of Phuket’s population is in progress with the aim opening the Island to vaccinated international tourists by July 2021.

Phuket opens up on the 1st of July for international tourism

Some news we want to share with you

Update June

Most restrictions got lifted from 1st of June. So we are ready to receive bookings for Scuba Diving.

Update May

Scuba Diving and Snorkeling activities are prohibited until at least 31st of May.

If you’re flying into Phuket you’ll need either a certificate of proof that you’ve had both doses of an approved Covid-19 vaccine, a Covid-19-free certificate, not older than 72 hours. If you want to enter the province without the required paperwork you will face 14 days quarantine.

Update April

Scuba Diving and Snorkeling activities are prohibited until at least 12th of May.

If you’re flying into Phuket you’ll need either a certificate of proof that you’ve had both doses of an approved Covid-19 vaccine, a Covid-19-free certificate, not older than 72 hours, or you’ll have to do a Rapid Covid Test at your own cost at the airport. This situation will apply until at least the end of April. The downside of coming to Phuket at this time will be risking a positive Rapid Covid Test, if you don’t have the other paperwork, and ending up in a field hospital.

Update January 2021

This is a summery how to travel to Phuket in the latest covid-19 outbreak in Thailand.

Update November 2020

Overseas yachts are now allowed to dock in Thailand, but foreign tourists and crew members still need to adhere to strict health measures, according to the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration. Read more on the Thaiger.

The Transport Ministry announced that 10 international airlines have started selling tickets to Thailand. They are Emirates, Qatar Airways, Etihad Airways, Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines, Lufthansa, Swiss, Austrian Airlines, EVA Air and KLM. All international arrivals will be required to follow the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration’s procedures. Ask the Royal Thai Embassy in your country of residence how to get permission to enter the Kingdom.

Update 16th July 2020

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We operate daly boat trips for Scuba Diving and snorkelling. As a non diver you can use now our Kayak and stand up paddle board free of charge.

Update 30th June 2020

We have successfully operated dive trips with our boat in best weather and dive conditions. Next confirmed trips are on the 1st of July and 3rd of July. Follow us on Facebook for the latest activity photos. Thailand opens the borders for 11 categories of people allowed to enter Thailand by flight. All business can operate for 1st of July however we heard that many businesses related to tourism like hotels and restaurants will only open in October with the hope that borders are open for international turism by then.

Update 21st June 2020

Phuket is open for inter provincial travel. If you live in Bangkok or Chang Mai we are ready to take you diving. We can advice you which hotels are open in our area.

Update 6th June 2020

We will operate our first trip on the 17th of June. On all following days we confirm trips with a minimum booking of 2 divers.

Update 1st June 2020

Chalong Pier remain closed. We estimate that we can operate from 1st of July as State of Emergency should end this month and all activities resume to normal. However we do not know more than 2 weeks ago.

Diving in Phuket after the coronavirus pandemic

Phuket is one of three islands in Thailand that Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) will position as a COVID-19 safe holiday destination in the future. This goes hand in hand with various requirements, but also with a turn away from the classic mass tourism. As part of the 4-phase plan of easing restrictions, we can expect to finally offer diving day trips in Phuket again from June 18, 2020. We can hardly wait to dive with our guests and are extremely excited to discover the underwater world, after this for nature precious time-out. As always, our credo is class instead of mass. Our diving excursions in small groups take place with our cozy but spacious diving boat, which is licensed for 20 passengers (plus 3 crew). However, we have always accommodated a maximum of only 12 divers aboard. As a result, we can easily comply with new regulations and implement rules in terms of social distancing without any limitations of our daily routine.

Scuba Diving Day in Covid-19

Legally prescribed hygiene measures, such as wearing a face mask and the use of hand disinfectants, apply during boat trips. The rental diving equipment and the diving boat will have to be subjected to thorough special cleaning every day. Another requirement concerns the congregation of people in the minivan on the round-trip transfers from the hotel to the port. To avoid close contacts, we recommend organizing the transfer yourself. This is accompanied by a price reduction of THB 200 per person and dive trip. Scooter and motorbike parking is free of charge. For 10 baht a day, you can park the scooter on the pier (900 meters long), right by the boat. This has the advantage that there are no waiting times to use the free pier shuttle (and to comply with social distancing). For cars there are parking spaces for THB 40 a day in front of the pier available.

Hotel location during your scuba diving vacation in Covid-19 pandemic

The Rawai and Nai Harn regions are particularly suitable for accommodation. Whether hotel, guest house or private villa; there is a wide choice for every budget. The gorgeous Nai Harn beach, the breathtaking sunset viewpoints and the authentic promenade of Rawai are just a few highlights. In addition, the Chalong diving Pier is only a few kilometers away and can be reached within a 10-minute drive.

Can I book diving adventures with Aloha Diving and what are the cancellation conditions?

Due to the extraordinary situation, we have adjusted our booking and cancellation policy. Our diving packages at an unbeatable early bird price can be booked without a deposit from now until the end of 2020, and paid at short notice or even only on site. Bookings for diving courses (with access to online training) can be canceled free of charge until December 31, 2020 if the planned trip could not be carry out.

After the diving vacation is before the diving vacation even if it takes longer because of Covid-19

Diving after Covid-19 in Phuket
It is still uncertain when and how international traveling will be possible in the near future. But the wanderlust and the longing for entering the fascinating underwater world remain. With slow fin kicks into the “new normal”!

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