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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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Aqualung Regulators At Our Phuket Dive Centre Equipment We Like

A Simple Upgrade That Can Save You $$$!

The auto closure device (ACD) on Aqualung systems has been around for a while but getting it fitted now, in the long run can save money and reduce the risk of failure for the more forgetful/lazy divers amongst us. I'm sure most divers at some stage have rinsed their regulator off after a days diving and forgotten to put the dust cap in place. The ACD system is a simple upgrade that can save you the worry of damaging your valuable 1st stage. [...]

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Take A Break From Diving and Go to Wat Chalong Temple Phuket Phuket Sights & Fun

Wat Chalong

Wat Chalong is the most important and the most beautiful Buddhist temple of the 29 or so located in Phuket. This stunning landmark is one of the most popular tourist attractions on the island. The temple is dedicated to an eminent monk who is believed to have assisted the citizens of Phuket overcome a Chinese tin workers rebellion in 1876. Of course being a monk he didn't fight himself. But Luang Pho Cham's advice and medical assistance to [...]

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Diving Discounts & Special Offers

diving discounts from local Dive Thailand

Our prices are very competitive but everybody loves great diving discounts. Local Dive Thailand are very proud of our staff and high service levels but sometimes we need to encourage divers to give us a try. We're 100% confident that once you dive with us we'll be your go to PADI 5* dive centre in Phuket If you're planning to join us for a number of days then take advantage of our multiple trip discounts: 3+ Days Diving with own equip [...]

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Diving WIth Alien In Phuket Rare & Peculiar Critters

Diving With Aliens

Ridley Scott's alien monster has had people hiding behind the couch for over 30 years. In Phuket we scuba dive everyday with an animal that has the same fearsome set of double jaws. Luckily the penchant for snacking on humans isn't also emulated. All bony fish have a set of pharyngeal teeth in their throat but moray eels have a complete pharyngeal second jaw that they can launch forward and use to swallow their unfortunate victims. Consi [...]

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options for scuba diving in phuket for beginners Scuba Diving For Beginners

Scuba Diving In Phuket For Beginners

It starts with a sense of adventure and a curiosity to enter a world that is completely alien to us. Light, sound and even your own body behave differently under the waves. The first steps may seem daunting but it’s very much worth it. Most divers claim it to be the coolest and most incredible experience they’ve ever had! Scuba diving in Phuket for beginners is simply awesome Local Dive Thailand has three PADI options available from ou [...]

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Crinoid Shrimp inside of a Feather Star Photo Tips & Tricks

Let’s Talk About Light and Diving

Light and diving is a key topic in various PADI courses. Advanced Open Water Diver, Deep Diver and Underwater Digital Photographer all cover light and diving. The concept is quite easy to grasp as your visual experience while diving is directly linked to it. In a nutshell, light is affected by the distance it travels underwater (depth and subject distance) and topside conditions (time of day, weather and surface conditions). So it is all a [...]

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Local Guides, Local Knowledge, Local Experiences

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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The Best Phuket Diving Package

Our 3 day Phuket diving package will cover all of the best local dive sites. The 3 different dive days all have their own unique qualities and offer divers a range of different dive environments. From the clear, calm waters of Racha Noi to the more challenging King Cruiser Wreck, there's something for everyone. No the Phuket diving package doesn't have to be on consecutive days. It's not recommended that beginners go to the King Crui [...]

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surface marker buoys a critical piece of dive equipment Equipment We Like

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 for august 2022 News & Updates

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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