The Andaman Sea is characterised by extremely varied and spectacular dive sites. The diversity and abundance of fish are impressive. Whether huge colorful gardens of soft and hard corals, dramatic walls and shipwrecks; from beginners (OWD course) to dive professionals (Advanced Adventurer, Rescue Diver, Divemaster, Rebreather Diver) – everyone gets pleasure diving these waters. Further north of Phuket there are the famous Similan Islands with Richelieu Rock and / or Myanmar (Burma). The starting point for scuba diving tours there is Khao Lak, respectively a place called Tablamu. However, we recommend a multi-day liveaboard to see the highlights of the Similan Islands. Further north, the chances of spotting whale sharks and manta rays increases.
The distance to the best dive sites is significant, which is why some can not be accessed through a daily diving excursion. Any of the other interesting dive sites in the south of Phuket like Phi Phi, Racha Yai, Racha Noi, King Cruiser, Shark Point, Anemone reef, Koh Doc Mai and Hin Daeng / Hin Muang are accessed exclusively from Chalong Pier.
When scuba diving in Phuket (Patong Beach, Kata Kata Beach, Karon Beach, Chalong, Rawai Beach, Cape Panwa, etc.), it is common for dive schools to not own their own dive boat. The diving schools (including Aloha Diving) book their customers through various big boat operators. At Aloha Diving, we take pride in ensuring the boats we use are of the highest quality with the most experienced crews and safety records.
The diverse range of boat trips available on any one day ,ensures we are always be able to approach dpreferred dive sites according to the needs of divers and/or students.
It is important that you make absolutely sure that your diving school is represented by its own instructors on your selected boat. At Aloha, this is our rule – without any exceptions. It is commonplace for divers, without realizing it, to be only booked on a particular boat and then allocated randomly to a group of divers (possibly with different diving experience).
Please Note – It is essential that all diving centers in Phuket have the necessary TAT (Tourism Authority of Thailand) license to operate legally in Thailand. The TAT number should be visible on the dive center website. You find this number in the footer of our website.