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Diving or snorkeling around Phuket

Green Season Activities
from May to October
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Dear Valued Guests,


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 snorkeling tours in the Green Season - not to the Similans but around Phuket and Phi Phi Island. We also offer land tours, such as elephant bathing, canoeing in the mangroves or boat trips on the Cheow Lan Lake.

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

Opening Times

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For all bookings we need the following information:
- First name, family name, nationality, date of birth, passport number & hotel/room number
- For divers also: dive level, number of logged dives, date of the last dive & dive certificate
- Visitors must carry a copy or picture of their passport with them
- Drone flights are strictly prohibited
- Beginner’s courses (DSD, OWD) are not allowed in National parks, only at Racha islands
- Single-use plastic is not allowed to take
- Bookings has to be done latest 5:00 pm and cancellations latest 4:00 pm, the day before the trip starts


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


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 snorkeling trips by speed boat to Phi Phi Island.

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Activities with iQ-DIVE, from mid-May to mid-October


MV Dive Asia II


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MV Dive Asia II


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.


MV Prapis 12

Racha Yai is perfect for Beginners

Advanced course at Harruby wreck

MV Prapis 12


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-around 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
Open Water Diver course or 2 dives for Try Diving

Schedule and Prices

Monday Racha Noi and Racha Yai 3 Dives 5600,-
Tuesday Phi Phi Island 3 Dives 5600,-
Wednesday Shark Point & Anemone Reef 2 Dives 5100,-
Thursday Racha Noi and Racha Yai 3 Dives 5600,-
Friday Phi Phi Island 3 Dives 5600,-
Saturday Racha Noi and Racha Yai 3 Dives 5600,-
Sunday Phi Phi Island 3 Dives 5600,-
On Request Try Diving / DSD * 2 Dives 6000,-
On Request Open Water Diver course 4 Dives 16500,-
On Request Advanced Diver course 5 Dives 15000,-

All prices in Thai Baht (THB)

* If there is no diving experience, you will need to practice in the pool prior to the tour, for which we will charge additional 2.000 THB.
This will take about 2-3 hours including transfers - depends on your hotel location.

Included in the price
Transfers, small breakfast, lunch, drinking water, fruits, diving mask and snorkel, fins, life jacket, diving guide and liability insurance.

Not included in the price
National Park Entrance fee for Phi Phi Island, per day 400 THB + Diving fee 200 THB

We charge add. 500 Baht for a single booking

Additional rental equipment per day
Dive computer 250 THB,
LED dive light 200 THB,
Compass 150 THB

Non-divers can participate in all tours.
Adult 3.500 THB
Children 1.800 THB

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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 + 200 THB for 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 in 2018.

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. Our tour leaders will have to collect 400/600 THB from our guests on the Phi Phi Island 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 Try Diving at Phi Phi Island

In an effort to preserve the health of corals around Phi Phi, Try Diving program has 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 Try Diving program will only be available at Racha Yai.

The new restrictions should not be a big blow to perspective Try Diving students, the Racha islands are far more favorable 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, Loh Samah Bay and other 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 to collect the entrance fee then we’d much prefer our guests to be prepared, having to fork out an additional 400 respectively 600 THB for your dive day is not a pleasant surprise.

Thank you to Local Dive Thailand to posting this information