Amazing Critters

Amazing Critters

Rare, Beautiful, Majestic & Exciting Critters Gallery

Have you seen an Indian Ocean Walkman yet, what about Sea Horses, Ornate Ghost Pipe Fish, Frog Fish or Snake Eels? If you answered no to any of those then you will like this gallery because those critters above are regular denizens of the reefs and wrecks we dive here in Phuket. If you want to see them in real life with your own eye’s, then don’t hesitate, Contact us today, book your diving tour and be diving tomorrow!

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Chevron Barracuda At West of Eden

West Of Eden

After the coral bleaching in 2010 that devastated the wonderful East Of Eden this rocky dive site became more popular. Most sites on the western side of the Similan Islands are comprised of granite boulders and hard corals which are a little more resilient to temperature change. Depending on the current the dive will begin around the mooring line in the small bay to the south of the dive site. It's worth spending some time in this area, lo [...]

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Discover Scuba Divers at Racha Noi Phuket, Thailand

Discover Scuba Diving

If you are interested in Scuba Diving but never dived before, or don't want to or don't have the time to do your PADI Open Water certification, than you have the option of doing what is called a Discover Scuba Dive, think of it like a Tandem Parachute jump, without the whole jumping out a perfectly good airplane dilemma. The way it works is one of our expert diving instructors will be you underwater guide, they will instruct you on basic [...]

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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 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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Moray eels sharing space on Shark Point, Phuket Thailand The Archives

Slow down & see more!

Sure you may cover a larger area underwater, see more seascape. But if you are interested in the marine life, slowing down and allowing you more time to observe will take your diving experience to a new level. Talking with your dive guide and planning your dive to focus on certain aspects, such as marine life behavior, has it’s rewards in addition to provide for a more relaxing experience underwater. When you slow down and take more time [...]

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Octopus Are a Common Sighting In Phuket Diving Rare & Peculiar Critters

How Does An Octopus Change Colour?

Dazzling colour changes and perfect camouflage make octopus a favourite with everybody diving in Phuket but how do they perform this magic trick, well it's not mirrors, sorcery or witchcraft it's a complex combination of muscle, nerves, brain and skin pigments. By far the most common octopus we see when diving in Phuket is the day octopus (octopus cyanea) so we'll base our facts around this very convenient creature (we don't do night dives). [...]

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Hawksbill Sea Turtle Descending from the surface Rare & Peculiar Critters

Meet the Hawksbills of Phi Phi

Sea turtles make for lovely encounters underwater. In Phuket day trip destinations, the species you are most likely to see while diving is the Hawksbill turtle. The name Hawksbill comes from the narrow pointed beak that resembles a bird’s beak. An other distinctive feature is the overlapping scutes pattern on the carapace, giving serrated edges to the upper shell. Hawksbill turtles can grow up to about 115cm in shell length and nearly 70 [...]

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