Es gäbe nichts was besser gemacht werden konnte. Super nette und unglaublich professionelle Instruktoren/in und eine sehr zuvorkommende Bootscrew. Auch für Anfänger sehr gut geeignet. Ein paar in unserer Gruppe waren sehr nervös vor dem Tauchgang, aber durch die Routiniertheit der Instruktoren/in war das schnell vergessen. Der Tauchplatz zu dem wir gebracht wurden war auch fantastisch und überhaupt nicht überfüllt. Wie aus einer Doku vom Discovery Channel! Die ganze Erfahrung war 110% ihr Geld wert.
Aloha diving is THE best dive operator in Phuket! We have been diving with many different operators and Aloha is exceptional. Relaxed, competent, responsible. They choose dive sites based on conditions not schedules, making for the best experience. !!Fully recommend!!
I enjoyed my 3 days of diving with Aloha despite the unexpected weather. Despite the bad forecast, the weather changed for the better and we managed to do 3 days of dives as planned! We dived with Alice during our trip and she was patient, super knowledgeable (she knows where are all the hideouts of the seahorses, sharks and everything under the sea)! The crew was extremely professional and of high standards! They brought the enthusiasm and made the dives exciting! The vessel was also clean and well maintained!I fully enjoyed myself during the trip and i will definitely dive with them again in Phuket :).
I did 3 dive days with Aloha and had a fantastic time on each. The staff is extremely friendly, professional, and organized. Each of the dive sites were beautiful, and the guides were very knowledgeable about local fauna. Huge shout out to Mona who was my guide all 3 days for her super fun and kind attitude, but really the whole crew was great. Highly recommend diving with Aloha!
Best experience of scuba in Phuket. Away from the crowds very intimate. 200% recommend
Wir haben unsere erste Taucherfahrung mit Simon, Alice und ihrer Crew mit unserem Padi Open Water Diver gemacht. Es war wirklich alles mehr als TOP. Die Ausbildung war gewissenhaft und man hat wirklich viel gelernt, es war alles top organisiert und man fühlte sich sofort herzlich Willkommen. Vor allem durch die geringe Anzahl an Personen (max. 10-12 Personen) die sie bei jedem Tauchgang mitnehmen ist es sehr angenehm und es kommt keine Hektik auf. Super leckeres Mitagessen und Snacks waren inklusive, echt top, kann man nur weiterempfehlen!! Wir werden sicher bei Gelegenheit nochmal wiederkommen! Macht weiter so Simon, Alice & Co.!
Absolutely loved the entire experience! I had a great time with Simon, Alice, Bill, and the whole crew. I arrived as a solo traveler but it felt like joining a family trip! The boat is spacious and incredibly neat and tidy. With such a large boat, they only accommodate 10 customers per day, and it ended up being just me and three other customers, making it feel like a private trip. I appreciated that the owners joined the trip and personally guided the entire excursion. They were enthusiastic about educating us on responsible diving, emphasizing the importance of preserving marine life. I also loved that our trip was carbon neutral.I've been a pretty "Spoiled" diver back home, typically having the crew set up my gear, which is actually not safe.However, Simon took the time to teach me about the importance of knowing my gear for my safety. He patiently guided me through setting up all the gear, ensuring I understood every detail. They were flexible, adapted quickly, and paid attention to every customer's skills and interests.The first dive at Anemone Reef was incredible, teeming with Anemone, some blooming and others about to bloom, Just picture towering coral formations brimming with anemones—absolutely blew my mind! I also saw a Bamboo Shark, a big Lionfish, a large pufferfish, schools of barracudas, squids, and a myriad of other fishes.They timed it perfectly so we didn't coincide with other boats, having the site all to ourselves.The second dive at Shark Point was also great! It had colorful corals and offered a glimpse of some macro stuff, although I missed seeing the leopard, which was fine. I appreciated being paired with Alice on the second dive; we both had fantastic air consumption, diving for 75 minutes!We could've gone longer, but due to the strong wind and current on the surface, we had to end a bit earlier. Simon was waiting at the surface, preparing the buoy and necessary equipment due to the rough sea conditions, ensuring our safety. Thanks to everyone, I had an amazing day; it exceeded my expectations!
Sehr Empfehlenswert! Der praktische Teil des PADI Openwater Diver Kurs wurde professionel gelert von Simon und Alice, deren Erfahrung und Ruhe dabei sehr fördernt für meinen Lernfortschritt war. Die Tauchgänge wurden an paradisischen Orten durchgeführt, wie man es sich Vorstellt. Einwndfrei ist auch das Boot und die Ausurüstung welche vorschriftsgemäss gewartet werden. Simon, Alice und die Crew waren immer freundlich und sorgten für eine angeneme Atmosphäre. Das Einzige was ich zu bemängeln habe, ist die Uhrzeit an welcher das Boot rausfährt. 8 Uhr morgen. Das hat aber seine Gründe, denn bekanntlicher Weise sieht der frühe Vogel den Fisch :).
I recently had the privilege of embarking on a scuba diving adventure in Phuket with Aloha Diving, and I must say it was a truly exceptional experience from start to finish. From the moment I reached out to Aloha to inquire about their courses, I was met with exceptional professionalism and enthusiasm, and they were quick to respond to my queries. The booking process for my course was seamless. The staff not only demonstrated an in-depth knowledge and years of experience of diving, I was also impressed by their commitment to safety, and the equipment provided was of the quality. I felt completely at ease. They were also passionate about marine life, eagerly sharing their knowledge of the local ecosystems and pointing out some of the most elusive and captivating underwater creatures that I have not seen or even would have ever notice.
It was an emaizing experience.Highly recommended Aloha Diving1- not crowded2- give you the right attention3-friendly team
I have been dived in Saipan and Philippines but never seen this much great dive team!It has been a year after we’ve achieved advanced license so hard to remember the procedure. But our leader Mona teach us A to Z with detail. She is such an enthusiastic diver. Also other staffs are the best. I’m sure I’ll dive with this team again.푸켓 오셔서 다이빙팀을 고민중이라면 꼭 이 팀과 함께 하세요 다른 팀이 30분씩 3깡을 한다면 이 팀은 50분씩 2깡을 진행합니다. 보트도 정말 깔끔하고 소규모인원으로 받아 부산스럽지 않아요 완전 강추합니다👍
Впервые решил заняться дайвингом и мне очень повезло, что я обратился именно сюда. Одно занятие в бассейне и два дня по два погружения и вот он заветный сертификат)Но не всё так просто, как оно звучит: несколько часов чтения материалов + сдача экзамена и оттачивание навыков с Саймоном каждое погружение. Но оно определённо того стоило)
Wir haben mit Simon ein Schnuppertauchen gehabt. Mit Sicherheit würde ich beim ihm auch meine Tauchschein absolvieren, da deutschsprachig die beste Voraussetzung ist. Alles sehr gut erklärt und gleich in die Praxis umgesetzt. Es war einfach die beste Erfahrung. Danke dafür, Simon… 🙏🏻🇹🇭 Schönes großes gepflegtes Boot und der Captain ist auch ne coole Socke… 😅 Mona war total lieb und super sympathisch, spricht allerdings nur english was für die meisten sowieso kein Problem ist… 😁 Man wird ausreichend gut versorgt mit Obst, Kaffee, Tea, Wasser, Keksen und ein leckeres ChickenCurry war bei uns auch dabei…Zögert als Anfänger nicht und macht einfach mit Simon ein Schnuppertauchen… Es lohnt sich zu 200%… Liebe Grüsse an die Crew, Alex und Maik 🙏🏻😁
Very friendly & professional team!
Hervorragender Tauchunterricht auf Deutsch und schöne Tauchgänge. Mein Sohn hat mit 16 jetzt seinen open Water Diver bei Simon gemacht. Er war begeistert. Aloha Diving hat ein wirkliches Schmuckstück von Boot. Die Versorgung an Bord war auch toll! Das die Wellen auf der Rückfahrt etwas an den Nerven gezehrt haben, dafür kann Simon nun wirklich nichts.
Super expérience! Journée avec 3 plongées au top. Staff adorable, adaptable et professionnel.Merci je recommande à 100%
Nette Leute. Sowohl Inhaber als auch Tauchguides waren kompetent und nett.Die Tauchplätze wurden immer so gewählt, dass bei jedem Wetter ein guter Tauchgang garantiert war (ich war in der Regenzeit da).Insgesamt kann Aloha Diving nur empfehlen.PS: Es ist ein kleineres Boot, was heißt, dass man mit überschaubaren Gruppen unterwegs ist und die Guides auf Individualitäten eingehen können.Außerdem fährt man etwas früher als die anderen raus, so dass man das Gedränge an manchen Tauchplätzen umgeht.
Very good dive company with an amazing boat. Dive locations included: large schools of fish, sharks, eels, shrimp, wrecks, and a cave. Would recommend and will be back.
Doing my first dive with Aloha will remain one of my life's best decisions. Alice and Simon, originally from Switzerland who have made Phuket their home for over a decade, have built their gleaming boat with tons of love and keen attention to detail. This boat ferried a small group (French, American, Swiss and Indian like-minded gang) early this July on a sunny day somewhere far into the Andaman sea from the Phuket coastline for our day diving trip. As an Indian girl on a solo trip and on my first dive, I really didn't know what to expect from it. I was curious and once I met Alice on the boat, I knew this experience would be life-changing. Her infectious smile and cheerful disposition with impeccable instructions with equipment and techniques built my confidence further to discover the underwater world. I must also mention Mona here, the entertainer who assists Alice and Simon on their diving tours, kept us in high spirits through the ride. Alice guided me through the waters and through the spectacular marine life. I got so carried away that I didn't even realise how time just went by. As we surfaced and settled back into the boat for our ride back to Phuket after two dives, I felt nothing short of being accomplished. This experience will always remain close to my heart and I hope i get to dive with you soon again, team Aloha!
An experience of a lifetime aboard MV Machanu with the Aloha Diving crew. Thank you Simon, Alice, Mona, Vip, Captain, and also friends I made along the way. You have taught me so much and I am one step closer, as Alice says, "Living the Dream"Not often do you wake up in the morning looking forward to assuming your duties for the day. We are usually the first boat leaving the pier, meaning our mornings were usually pretty early. We would start by preparing the boat to the highest standards before welcoming guests and heading out to sea.Once we start sailing, Dive site reports are already in place ensuring the safety and pleasure of our guests. A comprehensive safety briefing followed by points of interest of the spectacular marine life are highlighted for a truly memorable experience.We are usually the first boat at the dive site, meaning we get to beat the crowds, the benefit of having your own vessel and the freedom to schedule. A strength of Aloha Diving that distinguishes them from the rest.Their diving knowledge and level of professionalism instilled amongst the crew were outstanding, befitting the countless years they have been in the industry, traits I would surely replicate in my future career.The main reason I chose Aloha Diving for my Divemaster internship was the Eco Status they proudly claim, and I was not disappointed. They compensate for CO2 emissions, use solar panels, they collect any rubbish on sight in the ocean, recycle, and most importantly they strictly abide and enforce these principles amongst their divers.Sadly everything has an end, and my time was up. I leave as a Divemaster, but with a broken heart. The moments we had I will cherish forever. Thank you once again to my family at Aloha Diving for the spectacular memories and education. I will be back so no farewells necessary.
Amazing experience with Simon, Alice, Mona and the team. We took our Padi there and despite the bad weather for our 4th dive, we enjoyed it all :)Highly suggest going to dive with Aloha if you are around Phuket !
The truly unforgettable experience. I’m happy to recommend this Diving Center. Alice and Simon are so nice and good at what they do. Thanks again for the great time. Hope to see you again.
We dived with Aloha for 3 days and it was the best decision! We came to Phuket mainly for my husband to clear his Advanced Open Water and was not expecting much as it was the monsoon season. The team had a small boat so the dive group was relatively small. We set off early everyday and was usually the only boat at the dive sites. Diving with Alice was very rewarding as she could identify many marine creatures which we would have otherwise missed.My husband did his AOW with Simon after a hiatus of more than a decade but he made him feel assured. He was very patient and consistently looked out for him and ensured that he can complete the course successfully. The dive brief was always comprehensive and objectives of each electives were always explained in great detail before each dives.Would definitely recommend Aloha to anyone looking to dive in Phuket!
With Aloha Diving you book a wonderful all-inclusive adventure. The team was so well-prepared, the e-learning beforehand is fun, the instructors were always open for a little talk and even fully booked the boat was still spacious and a nice place to relax and have a break between two long and beautiful dives. The small group size and very personal mentoring of Alice and Simon convinced us, that this diving center was the best choice we could’ve made in Phuket. Especially if you’re looking for an operator to whom sustainability is important- Aloha diving is your best shot, as they for example use stainless steel cups and compensate the CO2 emitted by the boat. I liked that they work together with locals and every staff member is very experienced. The underwater pictures we got are an amazing reminder of our daytrip to the Racha-Islands.
The whole diving package was a very good value-for-money deal and an incredible experience!Starting from the easy contact via WhatsApp beforehand, to the day itself, to getting pictures of the experience afterwards included in the package. Simon and Alice are very kind sustainability-aware people, taking us through our diving experience step by step and still giving us diving-newbies full responsibility whilst always feeling safe and looked after. The atmosphere on the boat was due to the very small group familiar and relaxed, lunch was amazing as well (with a good vegetarian option) and we enjoyed the free little island cruise chilling on deck and sunbathing. We will be back! :)
Fantastic trip! Exactly what we’d hoped for. Could not recommend Aloha enough!Small, intimate and relaxed boat with a great crew. Friendly, hugely experienced, Alice & Simon were great hosts and excellent dive instructors. Big thanks to Jeff too, training to be an instructor, very friendly and immediately put us all at ease.They took care of everything for us, great communication, no hidden fees, even arranging a trouble free long range pickup from Khao Lak/Bang Sak taking us to Phuket, with it being the low season and the nearby Similan Islands closed.There was a mix of experience in our group but this was no problem for the guys, who tailored the dive to suit each of us, giving us all an unforgettable experience.The fact Aloha are super eco-conscious, offsetting their carbon and preventing waste was the cherry on the cake! They even collected garbage from the reefs as we went. Legends.Alice also took amazing photos of the experience! 👌Please consider Aloha for your Thai diving adventure, I promise you won’t find a more considerate and passionate team!Thanks again guys, Aloha ❤️