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Diving and Snorkeling

Green Season Activities
from May to October
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Dear Valued Guests,

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we are happy to announce that our dive center is open all year.
We will inform you about our activities during the "Green Season" in Khao Lak, Thailand on this page.

We are still doing daily diving and snorkelling tours in the Green Season - not to the Similans but in the area around Phuket and Phi Phi Island. We also offer land tours, such as elephant trekking, canoeing in the mangroves or boat trips on the Cheow Lan Lake.

Come see us in our office - located opposite of Mc Donald's in Khao Lak - and let us advise you about the various opportunities to make your stay a memorable one.

Opening Times Main Shop
Monday to Saturday 9:00am - 1:00pm and 3:00pm - 7:00pm

Our second shop is right on the beach at the Beyond Resort, not just for customers of the Beyond Resort but as well for customers of the Pakweep Beach hotels such as Pullman/Katiliya or Mai Khao Lak Resort.

Open Times Beyond Resort
daily, except Wednesday and Sunday,
9:00am - 1:00pm and 2:00pm - 6:00pm


Slideshow Green Season

Here are a few random impressions about the possible
Activities from mid-May to mid-October


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At Shark Point



Happy Divers at Phi Phi Islands



Great Diving



Harruby Wreck at Racha Island (picture by Caroline)



Underwater Sculpture at Racha Island (picture by Caroline)


Phuket and Phi Phi Diving Trips

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At Shark Point


Scuba diving near Phuket means to enjoy the most spectacular diving areas that Thailand has to offer. For many divers, the Andaman Sea is the destination par excellence. Diving enthusiasts from around the world are fascinated by the local conditions, even during the Green Season (May-October).

Phuket, often called "The Pearl of the South" is the crown jewel of the Andaman Sea and one of the best dive sites in South East Asia. Located only 8° north of the equator, Phuket has a tropical climate all year round with water temperatures around 28°C and a fantastic marine underwater world.

The well-known dive sites in the Andaman Sea - Phi Phi Island, Racha Island and Koh Dok Mai, Shark Point and King Cruiser Wreck - offer a symphony of colors and shapes, spectacular underwater scenery, sharks, manta rays, whale sharks, and visibility up to 30 meters - the fascination is boundless .

iQ-DIVE offers also for non-divers the opportunity to accompany their diving partner on a day trip or doing pure snorkelling trips by speed boat to Phi Phi Island.

  PDF Downloads

 • Phuket Dive and Snorkel Map  

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MV Dive Asia II



Briefing



Last Check



Let's Go!



Have Fun!


MV Dive Asia II

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MV Dive Asia II


Clear blue seas, warm sunshine and excellent diving make a
Dive Asia day trip a great choice for a day in the tropics.
We've designed our itinerary and timetable to allow you access to Phuket's best local dive sites. With 2 or 3 dive options, you chose the trip best suited for you. And our special trips to the islands of Phi Phi and Racha Noi and Racha Yai will astound you with breathtaking scenery both above and below the sea.

The MV Dive Asia II offers a safe and comfortable dive base for your diving day. She has a spacious lounge, large covered/open sundecks, a comfortable dining area where you will enjoy Thai/International meals, and a well-designed dive platform for easy water entry and exit. Your safety and enjoyment is our guarantee!

The highly trained professional dive staff is committed to providing the highest level of service and standards of reliability on all of our day trips.

Please check the dates and prices of our scheduled trips to plan your diving holiday.

  PDF Downloads

 • MV Dive Asia II  

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MV Prapis 12



Racha Yai is perfect for Beginners



Advanced course at Harruby wreck



Dive course on board Prapis 12



Open Water Diver Student


MV Prapis 12

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MV Prapis 12


Discover all the top Phuket Scuba Diving spots off the southwest coastline of Thailand with MV Prapis 12. This boat takes you to see Leopard and Black-tip Reef Sharks, Sea Turtles, Moray eels, Seahorses as well as a myriad of macro critters, all with a backdrop of radiant hard and soft coral reefs. In the waters above, it is not uncommon to encounter Majestic Manta Rays and Whale Sharks – just two more reasons to go Snorkeling or Scuba Diving in Phuket.

Enjoy some of the finest Snorkeling and Diving sites around the Phuket Islands located in Southwestern Thailand, all under the supervision of our highly experienced and multilingual staff. Our safety standards and all round service are impeccable and are tailored for families and friends alike.

The purpose built 28m, 140 tonne dive boat MV Prapis 12 has a huge sundeck and salon for relaxing as well as a very spacious kitting up area and dive deck. She is fully equipped with 2 powerful V10 marine engines, 2 compressors and 100 dive tanks for the purest diving air! Breakfast, lunch (Vegetarian & Halal meals available), tea, water, coffee and fresh tropical fruits are all included on all of our full day Phuket Diving Trips.

Trips to Racha Yai are perfect to do the 4 open water dives for the Open Water Diver courses.

  PDF Downloads

 • MV Prapis 12  

National Park Fees and Rules to be implemented for Phi Phi Diving

A couple of years back the entry fee for the Phi Phi Island Marine National Park jumped to 400 THB for all tourists including divers. After months of collecting the fee from our diving guests in the morning and then returning it back in the afternoon we finally gave up. No National Park officers came to collect the fees but the Thai government has announced that they will begin strictly enforcing the fee collection from 17th July 2017.

We have heard this before and to be honest we’re not 100% sure if they will collect the fees but we have to be prepared. From the 17th July our tour leaders will have to collect 400 THB from all guests on the Phi Phi/Shark Point trip, in turn if the fees aren’t collected by park officials then it will be returned to you at the end of the day.

No Discover Scuba Diving at Phi Phi Island

In an effort to preserve the health of corals around Phi Phi, Discover Scuba Diving program have been banned from Koh Bida Nok, Koh Bida Nai and Phi Phi Ley, the aforementioned are the best dive sites at Phi Phi and the where we visit on our day trips.
The Discover Scuba Diving program will only be available at Racha Yai.

The new restrictions should not be a big blow to perspective Discover Scuba Diving students, the Racha islands are far more favourable for the program and where we always recommend for your first scuba diving experience.

As long as the rules are enforced then it should hopefully see an improvement in the health of the reefs and for this reason alone we have to say that the new rules are a good thing.

Seasonal Dive site closures

This will have a slight impact in low season, Turtle Rock, Palong Wall, Maya Bay (The Beach), Loh Samah Bay and many dive sites around the main Phi Phi Island will be closed from 15th May to 31st October. Koh Bida Nok, Koh Bida Nai and Viking Cave will remain open throughout the year.

In truth most of these rules have been around for a long time but have never been enforced. We’re unsure what will happen then. If the park officials do collect the entrance fee then we’d much prefer our guests to be prepared, having to fork out an additional 400 THB for your dive day is not a pleasant surprise.

Thank you to Local Dive Thailand to posting this information

Schedule and Prices

Monday Racha Yai and Racha Noi 3 dives 5400,-
Tuesday Phi Phi and Anemone Reef 3 dives 5400,-
Wednesday Racha Yai 2 dives 4900,-
Thursday Racha Yai 2 dives 4900,-
Friday Phi Phi, Shark Point, Koh Dok Mai 3 dives 5400,-
Saturday Racha Yai 2 dives 4900,-
Sunday Racha Yai 2 dives 4900,-
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday Racha Yai, 2 dives Discover Scuba Diving (DSD) * 6000,-
Tuesday and Friday Racha Yai, 2x 2 dives Open Water Diver course 16500,-
Sun - Mon, Tue - Wed and Thu - Fri totally 5 dives Advanced Diver course 15000,-

All prices in Thai Baht (THB)

* If someone have no dive experience at all, we recommend to learn some basic theory lessons first and do some pool practice with a dive instructor to learn to handle the dive equipment. This will increase your safety and allows our guests two immaculate and full dives at Racha Island.
Additional costs: 2.000 THB

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Included
Transfer Khao Lak - Phuket (Chalong Pier) - Khao Lak
Drinking Water, Lunch, Snacks, Fruits
Full Set Rental equipment (w/o dive computer)

Price for non-divers
Adult: 3.500 THB
Children: 1.800 THB

Not included
Marine Park fees for Phi Phi Island (from July 17th 2017)
Adult: entry fee 400 THB (diving fee 200 THB - not confirmed yet)
Children: entry fee 200 THB

Pick up in Khao Lak
5:45am - 6:30am (depends on the trip and your hotel)

Back in Khao Lak
2 dives - 5:30pm - 6:00pm
3 dives - 7:00pm - 9:00pm