PADI 5 Star Dive Center In Phuket

PADI 5 Star Dive Center In Phuket

Local Dive Thailand is a 5 Star PADI Dive Center in Phuket!

It is far from easy to become a PADI 5 Star Dive Center, it requires a consistent and prolonged commitment to outstanding customer service, scuba diving safety, environmental awareness, community participation & diver training all the things that Local Dive Thailand strives everyday to do better and better for you and our customers. When visiting Phuket make sure you dive with 5 star dive centers and not anyone else, this will ensure you receive the highest level of training & service when scuba diving here and not get stuck with bad memories from shoe shine operators in Phuket or Thailand.

PADI 5 Star Dive Centers also provide a full range of diver training and continuing education courses, Local Dive Thailand offers all PADI courses, including, Rescue and Divemaster training as well as Open Water Certifications and Advanced Open Water Courses.

You will never regret diving with a 5 star center, those 5 stars represent quality & safety in everything that we do, so don’t hesitate to get in contact with us and start diving the wonderful dive sites of Phuket & Thailand!

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Racha Noi – North Tip

A picturesque little bay sits on the Northern most tip of Phuket's Racha Noi island, granite boulders topped by lush tropical vegetation make a great setting for diving. Boulders reach out from the island on either side of the bay and continue underwater giving the dive site a 'Similan Island' feel. The shallow area of the bay is composed of sand interspersed with small hard coral bommies, leaves from the island gather here attracting the perfectly camouflaged robust ghost pipefish at certain times of year. The hard coral reef gradually slopes to about 20m and is home to lots of reef fish, giant morays and octopus. In the deeper areas along the granite boulders we can sometimes fin [...]

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Racha Noi – Banana Bay South

For many students this will be part of your first Phuket diving experience. This clear shallow bay is often devoid of current making it an ideal dive site for first timers and more experienced divers who haven't got wet for a while. That's not to say it's a bad dive site, just a very safe one. The dive will begin near the very beautiful coral gardens at around 4-5 meters. Many species of jewel like damselfish, butterfly fish and quite often a hawksbill turtle make a pretty start to the dive before you move off to deeper water. There's a bit of a barren looking patch that although not very picturesque it's a great place to look for cuttlefish, octopus and reef stonefish as well as the [...]

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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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