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 snorkeling and give you some good tips for where to spend your time looking for Turtles, Sharks and other marine life.

Important Information

Snorkelers and free diving bookings do not include a guide, you are assumed to be a confident swimmer that does not require supervision in the water.

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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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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