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Banded Sea Krait – Phuket’s Deadly Pacifist

If we stumbled across a cobra on our Phuket travels most of us would disappear into the distance screaming, yet we can calmly watch a snake with a more toxic venom from just a couple of meters when scuba diving. The yellow lipped banded sea krait has a very powerful myotoxic venom and is probably the only snake you'll encounter on your Thailand holiday. The reason you may hear is that their mouths are too small and they can only bite y [...]

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How Do I Become A PADI Scuba Diving Instructor In Phuket?

Being a scuba diving instructor in Phuket ia an achievable dream. White sand beaches, palm trees and blue skies need not be just the description of your yearly holiday. With a little hard work and determination it can be the narrative for your daily life. The life of a PADI pro can be idyllic, most opportunities are in amazing tropical locations with clear blue water and year round sunshine. You'll make new friends from all over the world and [...]

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Phuket Elephant Sanctuary

The recently opened Phuket Elephant Sanctuary promises to be a new kind of tourist attraction for Phuket. Not only will it house rescued elephants from the tourist and logging industries, it will also be a much needed point of education for tourists and the local community. Thailand has long used elephants for construction, logging and even warfare. In more recent years the national symbol is more likely to be found working in jungle trekk [...]

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Phuket Manta Rays – What Are My Chances?

Your first diving experience with a Phuket manta rays is something you'll never forget. We're fortunate enough to get regular visits from these gentle giants. They can turn up virtually anywhere but we do have our favourite spots. Let's be clear, you have to be lucky on our local dive sites but it's by no means impossible. As I'm writing this the last week has produced four sightings all at our favoured spot. Racha Noi island has a cleanin [...]

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What is The Best Dive Site In Phuket?

The best dive site in Phuket is of course subjective. Scuba diving in Phuket offers a variety of different dive types. It can be difficult to choose which trip to join especially if you have only one day. So we'll try to help you make up your mind with our top picks covering various different styles of dive site. I'm going to omit the South Tip of Racha Noi from this list simply because although it's a fantastic dive site we simply can't [...]

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What Is The Best Phuket Diving Season?

We have two distinct scuba diving seasons in Phuket, imaginatively named low and high. The low season runs from mid May to mid October and high season the remainder of the year. The two seasons are governed by the monsoon winds that blow across South East Asia. It's fairly straightforward; in high season it blows from the east and low season from the west. Well lets start with the low season. The predominant west to east winds bring we [...]

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Thailand Suspends Export of Seahorses

CITES has announced the Thai governments decision to suspend the export of seahorses after not being able to meet the CITES obligations for the trade in seahorses, Thailand decided to stop issuing export permits earlier this year in lieu of obtaining a sustainable solution and protecting the wild population. It's a welcome move and hopefully a chance for one of diving's most loved animals to increase in numbers. Thailand is the worlds largest [...]

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Don't trust your diving to amateurs or freshly minted dive guides, dive with local experienced experts from Local Dive Thailand. Our Scuba Diving Phuket Tours will take you to see the rarest of the rare critters, you will be amazed by the macro life our guides can find, in the secret places only they know. To put it in perspective, if you were going to climb Mount Everest you would certainly hire a local sherpa to lead the way & keep you safe. Diving is similar because there is absolutely no substitute for local experience & local knowledge, Local Dive Thailand's guides are Phuket's Sherpa's of the Andaman Sea!

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Scuba Diving Phuket, Phi Phi & Thailand

When talking about Scuba Diving in Phuket, you should believe the hype, many seasons we have had Whale Sharks grace us on our regular and easy to reach dive sites and on a good day you can add Sea Horses, Sea Moths, Snake Eels, Frog Fish & Octopus to what you can see on any given dive and so much more. If we are heading to Phi Phi Island for the day, you can possibly see Hawksbill Sea Turtles and Black Tip Reef Sharks, also don't forget the King Cruiser, 84 meters of beautiful wreck and the most amazing reef nursery for fish and nudibranch. Local Dive Thailand day trip tours to these locations are not to be missed when you are scuba diving Phuket, get in touch with us and book an 'awesome' day of diving.

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Surface Marker Buoys

Surface marker buoys (SMB) wasn't a standard to teach on PADI Open Water courses but it has been for quite a while now. Quite rightly so, surface marker buoys are a cheap yet essential piece of equipment. It's not an understatement to say that they can save lives. Along with mask and fins, it should be one of the first pieces of equipment you purchase. You can get yourself a basic surface marker buoy and finger reel for less than US$20. [...]

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Phuket News August 2022

After the relaxation of the cannabis laws last month, unsurprisingly the Phuket news in August has been a little slow... An unfortunate dutch guy, great news on tourist visas and another crackdown on motorbike rentals. Not the brightest thing to do but a tourist went spearfishing inside the Phi Phi National Park and then posted his catch on social media. Outrage from Thai netizens ensued and the manhunt was on! The police did finally c [...]

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Dive Computer Settings

Getting your dive computer settings right may sound obvious but on a few occasions we've had to stop guests from diving. We really, really don't like to do this but if during or after a dive your dive computer goes into error mode then we have no choice. It's simply not safe. On most of the rare occasions that this has happened, it's a simple matter of guests having their dive computer set up incorrectly. We often get asked by guests to h [...]

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