Monthly Round Up of Phuket News July 2022
The big Phuket news for July 2022 is the legalisation of cannabis. Laws are somewhat smokey but at the moment it’s a free for all. Weed shops are popping up everywhere at such a rate they may takeover 7-11. A clarification of the law will come soon but at the moment you can spark up a fat one without the fear of being arrested as long as your not in a public space.
Our dive boat is unfortunately a public space so smoking weed is not allowed on-board. Diving when stoned may sound like a great idea but you need to be thinking clearly so please refrain.
New Local Dive Thailand Shop In Patong
We’re finally seeing some light and the end of the ridiculously long covid tunnel so we’ve opened back up in Patong. Our sales centre is just off Bangla Rd along the beach road. You can find more information and location here – Local Dive Thailand Patong
July 2022 Dive Report
The diving this month got off to a pretty awful start, a storm with high winds hung around for a week and 1 trip had to be aborted after the first dive and a few redirected to the sheltered Racha islands.
The spectre that has haunted us for the last two years is finally no longer affecting normal life. No tests, special visas, insurance or mandatory reporting to health authorities are in place. Masks no longer have to be worn outside and in truth nobody has ever really worn them inside restaurant and bars. Airports and shopping malls are the only places you’ll need to wear them now.
World Drowning Prevention day
Learning to swim is a critical life skill if you live on an island. So the annual water safety education and training camp at Cape Panwa was again underway.
A total of 8,000 children have participated in the programme since 2004 and another 105 joined the camp to learn essential skills. Basic beach craft, swimming skills, venomous sea life treatments and a bit of surfing is all part of the curriculum.
New Water Park In Kathu
It’s been open since May but now we’ve had a few of our guests give us feedback. The general consensus is that it’s great! Plenty to do for both adults and children.
The Andamda Water Park covers just under 28 acres of lands with lots of rides. A 10,000 sm artificial sea than can simulate 3m waves, 3oom artificial beach and 12 different water slides are just some of the highlights.
The park is Thai themed so there’s plenty of opportunity to learn Thai culture and arts. At the moment you can buy tickets online for THB 550 (children) and THB 850 (adults). You can buy the tickets direct from their website – here
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