Free Diving & Snorkeling

Free Diving & Snorkeling

Want To Do Some Free Diving Open Water Training Or Just Go For A Snorkel?

If you are a interested in coming on one of our scuba diving day trip tours but not scuba diving, you are most certainly welcome to free dive with a buddy or just snorkel on the dive sites we go to. The tour leader will let you know the suitable sites for free diving and snorkelling and give you some good tips for where to spend your time looking for Turtles, Sharks and other marine life.

Crystal Clear Waters For Snorkelling Phuket

Crystal Clear Waters For Snorkelling Phuket

Important Information

Snorkelers and free diving bookings do include a guide who will a minimum PADI Dive Master. If you’re a confident swimmer that does not require supervision in the water then you’re welcome to swim on your own but our crew members will keep a close eye on you.

Pricing For Free Divers and Snorkeling

Location Child < 5 yrs Child 5 - 10 Adult
Phi Phi Island Free 1,500 THB 2,000 THB
King Cruiser Wreck Free 1,500 THB 2,000 THB
Racha Yai, Racha Noi Free 1,500 THB 2,000 THB

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Similan Island Liveaboard MV Sawasdee Fasai

MV Sawasdee Fasai

The MV Sawasdee Fasai was fully refitted for the 2016/17 Similan Island liveaboard and didn't disappoint on her debut year. The well thought out new designs worked very well and any potential issues have been ironed out for the upcoming season. Free nitrox and a large dive deck make MV Sawasdee Fasai a great choice for your Similan Island liveaboard adventure. At 37m long and nearly 8m wide this large steel hulled vessel comfortably takes 26 divers in 13 cabins. All cabins are air-conditioned and all except the budget cabins have en-suite bathrooms, even they have two bathrooms to share between the 3 cabins. The two master and four deluxe cabins are on the main deck and the four stand [...]

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Phi Phi Island & Shark Point – Dive Tour

It might not sound like fun to be surrounded by 10 - 15 Black Tip Reef Sharks, but until you've done it, you won't understand the thrill and the excitement that scuba diving at Phi Phi's Palong Wall can bring. Some of the dive sites there are absolute mecca's for Black Tips, and another one of our favourite dive sites, 'Turtle Rock' is a home for hungry Hawksbills, many of them very unperturbed by divers so they make for great muses for photographers and videographers. Phi Phi also plays host to schooling Big Eye Snappers, Golden Trevally, Harlequin Shrimp and some Nudibranch life like the Stricklandi & Halgerda families. It truly is a wonderful diving experience for all levels of certif [...]

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Local Dive Thailand is one of Phuket's fatest growing & most vibrant scuba diving operations, we are always looking for quality staff to join us, so feel free to have a look at our jobs listing page.

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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 Tours Phuket, Phi Phi & Thailand

When talking about Scuba Diving Phuket Tours, you should believe the hype, this season we have had Whale Sharks grace us on our regular easy to reach dive sites almost monthly 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, plus 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 sleeping wreck and the most amazing artificial reef and nursery for fish and nudibranch. Local Dive Thailand day trip tours to these locations are not to be missed when you are scuba diving in Phuket, get in touch with us and book an awesome day of diving.

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