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Where is the best diving - Ko Jum / Ko Lanta / Ko Kradan???

Posted by alexlazarus on 20/8/2009 at 02:07

Hi everyone, I'm looking for recommendations of dive sites / shops for the isalnds above and a general concensus on where is best to dive. We're heading over in mid-december and the man wants to dive (he's fully PADI'd up). I know the area is no Ko Tao or Ko Maak, but where would he be best concetrating his efforts? Thanks in advance! Alex ...

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Snorkeling Thailand and Cambodia

Posted by Minang on 12/8/2009 at 17:20

Hi fellow fish Any tips for good snorkeling spots in Thailand and Cambodia? I am currently on Koh Phangan, which is pretty average for snorkeling, I have enjoyed Koh Tao on other trips. I am travelling in Thailand and Cambodia for the next couple of months. Any advice appreciated. Cheers Minang ...

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Learning to dive Koh Tao

Posted by smash on 12/7/2009 at 05:00

Hi all I'm toying with the idea of learning to dive in Koh Tao (so do the PADI Open Water course) when we're there next year. I've through this forum and others but can't seem to find any recent definitive advice. Has anyone had any experience with: * Simple Life Koh Tao Diving / Koh Tao Wind Resort (BHT9,800 pp) * Davy Jones' Locker / Silver Sands Hotel & Beach Resort (BHT9,800 pp) * Planet Scuba (THB9,270 pp) I think I'm leaning towards the Davy Jones' Locker/Silver Sands or the ...

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How to become a dive instructor on Ko Tao

Posted by somtam2000 on 9/7/2009 at 16:52

We’ve just added a new feature story, titled “How to become a dive instructor on Ko Tao” written by someone who knows what she is talking about — an experienced dive instructor on Ko Tao! The story is a useful read for anyone considering following this path and includes details on the cost of the various courses, the amount of time required to learn and, importantly, what you can expect to earn working as a dive instructor on Ko Tao. You can read the full story here: How to become ...

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Dive Operators - Phuket

Posted by chocolatemonkee on 1/2/2009 at 22:07

Has anyone used Marina Divers before? They have a "deal" where you stay/dive package with Bamboo House and them and I was wondering if it was reasonable and they were a decent bunch. thanks in advance ...

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how do you get to the Similan Islands without going on a dive boat

Posted by harriethigson on 21/11/2008 at 17:16

hi, I arrive in phuket on 22nd Dec and want to spend christmas in the Similan islands, I do want to dive but dont want to spend 4 days in a live baord, can anyone suggest how to get there independantly and where to stay?? thanks hariet ...

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What is your favorite place to scuba dive in SE Asia?

Posted by mattocmd on 16/10/2008 at 12:03

And can you suggest a good company as I would like to get certified at a reasonable price. ...

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NOTICE TO ALL FELLOW DIVERS PLANNING TO TAKE DIVE SAFARI IN THAILAND:

Posted by diverthailand on 16/8/2008 at 15:54

This is based on my experience in April 2008 with ALADDIN DIVE SAFARI in Thailand. It was a lesson learnt in dealing with dive safari operators in Thailand. I never received "the promised reimbursement" due to the mishap incurred by me. I am posting this on dive web sites to caution all fellow divers to take note so that they can take the necessary precautions. All the best, Dalip A gist of the incident is provided below. You could also view a detailed account of the communication (emails wi ...

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PADI Scuba Dive Course Koh Samui

Posted by Anderson85 on 18/5/2008 at 04:37

Does anyone have experience with PADI scuba dive teaching centers in Koh Samui? Any recommendations or warnings would be appreciated. We are planing to be in Samui in July. Thanks, Andy ...

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Divehappy reviews: Lonely Planet Diving And Snorkeling Thailand

Posted by somtam2000 on 19/9/2007 at 11:26

Chris Mitchell over at Asian Diving portal DiveHappy has put together a comprehensive review of the new Lonely Planet Diving And Snorkeling Thailand. In the review, Mitchell sees some good and not-so-good things in the title, and if you're a keen diver, looking for a diving text, the review is essential reading. ...

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Working in Thailand, also dive schools

Posted by travelcat on 22/8/2006 at 18:14

Hey everyone!! Is it quite easy to get a job in Thailand? - bar work, waitressing, nightclubs, that kind of thing? I know it's not really legal without a proper work visa, but still - does anyone know if it's possible, and what are the best areas to work in? Also, my boyfriend wants to do a dive course (the 6-month instructor one!!) so that's why i want to go and work. The course he's looking at is in Pattaya, but i really don't want to go there!! Can anyone suggest a good dive school in ...

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where to get my Scuba Dive license? (need experts' help!)

Posted by bman2901 on 20/7/2006 at 14:18

hi, i am thinking of getting my padi license this december, probably up to deep ocean (or whatever makes you dive deep and at night). i've been to thailand twice so far, been to phuket, koh tao and phiphi. and i tried scuba diving in Koh phi phi, and snorkeling in other islands. and now i am trying to plan two-weeks scuba trip to thailand. so please tell me where i should go to get my license. Things that i'm condering are: 1. price for course and lodging (i think all PADI courses cost th ...

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