Spectacular Views Above The Water

Spectacular Views Above The Water

Beauty Above The Water Line

Phuket is not just beautiful under the water, it’s also quite spectacular above it. If you visit Phi Phi Island or some of our other dive sites you will see vast Limestone cliffs rising out of the water, completely out of place in the blue watery environment. Motor around to the other side and you’ll find exquisite beaches carved right out of the rock. Thailand truly is a marvelous geographically blessed place, here is a snippet of what you can see while diving with Local Dive Thailand.

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Sails Up On The Junk Liveaboard In Thailand

The Junk

The June Hong Chian Lee is the most unmistakable Thailand liveaboard. A throwback to a bygone era she was converted from a merchant cargo vessel to this elegant liveaboard in 1997 and has since been an ever present in the Similan & Surin Islands. During green season (May – October) she offers short and very well priced overnight trips to the dive sites around Phuket and Phi Phi. We know her as the ‘Junk’ but don’t be fooled by the name, she is anything but. Stepping onboard the hardwood deck you immediately feel that you’ve made the right choice. She has starred in several Hollywood movies including James Bond’s The Man with the Golden Gun and Disney’s The Swiss Family R [...]

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Phuket Scuba Diving Site Anemone Reef

Anemone Reef

It's immediately obvious how this Phuket scuba diving site got it's name, the top of the reef is carpeted with heteractis magnifica anemones. They do have a mild sting so make sure your buoyancy is correct before you leave the decent line. The dive will usually start at the mooring line, after leaving the mooring line you'll quickly descend to 18 - 24m depending on your certification level. Under the deeper ledges at the bottom of the reef you may find some bamboo sharks and if you're lucky a leopard shark resting on the sand. Then a slow upward spiral around the dive sites looking out for all the special creatures on the way. At the South end of the dive site there is a narrow ch [...]

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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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Eco Friendly Diving Phuket – How You Can Help

Helping preserve our Phuket reefs starts before you even get on our diving boats or even leave your home countries for your well earned holiday. A few simple and inexpensive steps can really make a difference, the "everybody else is doing it" line really doesn't cut it as an excuse anymore. Below are a few suggestions that can reduce your impact on our reefs. Oxybenzone (also known as benzophenone-3) is a common ingredient in many sunblocks and has detrimental affect on coral reef health. Environmentally friendly products aren't easy to find in Phuket resorts so consider bringing your own. What You Can Do: Purchase environmentally friendly sunblocks such as - True Natural, Su [...]

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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 but 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. Considering it's such a common animal you'll be surprised to find out that this alien like feature was only discovered in 2007. The second jaw is lined with backward facing curved teeth that gives it's prey no chance of escape, maybe [...]

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Whale Shark in Phuket Rare & Peculiar Critters

It’s International Whale Shark Day But What Do We Know About Them?

Well we know they're big and spotty but not a great deal else to be honest...It's a challenging animal for scientists to study but they're trying and we're slowly gaining an insight into the biggest fish on the planets life and there is a way that you can help (more on that later) There's much debate about the size to which they can grow, 18m is a common figure that's mentioned but the largest verified measurement is around 12m. In Thailand we rarely see whale sharks larger than 6m but this seems to be a global trend and apart from the Galapagos Islands, large whale sharks are becoming increasingly rare. The most studied group of whale sharks (Ningaloo Reef, Australia) now average [...]

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