COVID-19 is also changing scuba diving in Phuket
In Phuket, as well as in the whole Kingdom of Thailand, drastic measures have been taken in recent weeks to successfully contain the spread of COVID-19.
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
It is still uncertain when and how 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”!