4 Stars

Oct - Apr

15 Hours

Beginner, All

From £1895

La Flora Resort & Spa

Thailand, Khao Lak

La Flora Resort & Spa is an idyllic beach front resort just over an hour north of Phuket international airport.

  • Fantastic traditional Thai Style resort
  • Resort set in lush surroundings
  • 138 rooms, suites and villas
  • Beachfront location
  • Great for couples, families & friends
  • Pools/WIFI/Bar/Spa/Beach

4 Stars

Oct - Apr

15 Hours

Beginners, All

From £1950

Mangosteen Ayurveda & Wellness Resort

Thailand, Phuket

The Mangosteen Ayurveda & Wellness Resort in Phuket is a new 5 star resort located on a private hillside in the South of Phuket just 45 minutes from the international airport.

  • Luxury boutique resort
  • 41 indulgent villa style rooms
  • Bed and breakfast basis
  • Spa/Shuttle Bus/Infinity Pool/Jacuzzi
  • Panoramic views of Phuket Island
  • Most suitable for couples/non-divers

4 Stars

Oct - Apr

15 Hours

Beginner, All

From £1450

Andaman Cannacia Resort & Spa

Thailand, Phuket

The Andaman Cannacia Resort & Spa is a modern, stylish sanctuary making it the perfect place to embark on a relaxing yet exciting dive adventure suitable for couples and families!

  • Overlooks Kata Beach
  • 115 rooms with magnificent views
  • Fantastic Thai style resort
  • Pool/Gym/Internet/Spa/Poolside Bar
  • Choice of BB or HB basis
  • Located near Kata shopping plaza

4 Stars

Oct - Apr

15 Hours

Beginner, All

From £1495

Merlin Resort

Thailand, Khao Lak

The Khao Lak Merlin Hotel is set amongst peaceful tropical forest and a tranquil beach approximately 50 minutes away from Phuket International Airport.

  • Beautiful understated resort
  • 209 rooms (21 with pool access)
  • Beachfront location in Khao Lak
  • Pool/Gym/Spa/Room Service/Bar
  • Suitable to all types of diver/non-diver
  • A best value resort

4 Stars

Oct - Apr

15 Hours

Beginners, All

From £1350

Peach Hill Hotel & Resort

Thailand, Phuket

The Peach Hill Hotel & Resort occupies a superb site on Phuket's western coast in the heart of the Kata shopping district just 45 minutes from Phuket international airport.

  • 211 rooms, bungalows and suites
  • Located in the Kata Beach area
  • BB or HB board basis
  • Pool/Pool Bar/Internet/Massage
  • Garden/Pool/Ocean view rooms
  • Suitable for all types of traveller

Genesis

Thailand, Khao Lak

Depart Khao Lak for 3 days of diving fun at a choice of sites around the Similan and Surin national parks. Experience the best diving Thailand has to offer. You can join 3 day trips to make a 6 day trip.

  • Max 14 guests / 10 dives per trip
  • Choice of 3 day itineraries
  • Full board inc soft drinks
  • Dive with pelagics/whalesharks
  • Great add on to a beach holiday
  • Suitable for all diver types

Marco Polo

Thailand, Phuket

If your going diving in Thailand, the sites visited on this trip are just the ticket. The sites around Similan are just mind blowing with huge gorgonian fans. You can also spot Whalesharks at Richelieu Rock.

  • Max 14 guests / 3-4 dives per day
  • Dive Similan, Surin & Richelieu Rock
  • Full board basis & soft drinks
  • Enjoy great Thai food on-board
  • Free Nitrox for qualified divers
  • Sails December to May only

All levels

Reefs & Sharks

Nov-Apr

Thailand

UD Rating – 4 Star

Thailand Aggressor

Thailand, Phuket

The newest liveaboard in the Aggressor fleet, the Thailand Aggressor, will depart from Phuket and will sail the Andaman waters on 7 or 14 night safaris. A beautiful and spacious liveaboard built and designed with luxury.

  • Maximum 16 guests
  • Dive Similan, Surin & Richelieu Rock
  • Up to 4-5 dives per day & night dives
  • Full board, soft drinks, wine & beer
  • Saloon, large sun deck, bar & grill
  • Photo & video centre

All levels

Reefs & Sharks

Nov-Apr

Thailand

UD Rating – 3 Star

The Junk

Thailand, Phuket

The Junk is a 33 metre restored historic vessel formerly used to transport mango wood charcoal from Burma to Malaysia. She now offers 7 day/6 night itineraries to the finest diving sites in Thailand.

  • Maximum 18 guests
  • 3 to 4 dives per day
  • Dive Similan and Surin
  • Dive from dinghy
  • Nitrox available
  • 7 days and 6 nights itinerary

Phuket Island Tour

This half-day tour will introduce you to the life and beauty of Phuket Island. Visit Phuket Town with its Malacca-style houses and bustling markets before stopping to admire one of Phuket's most famous temples. There are panoramic views from parts of the coastline.


Tour Type: Nature Tours

Phuket Elephant Sanctuary

Largest land mammal on earth at the Khao Phra Thaeo National Park.


Tour Type: Adventure Tours

Phang Nga Bay by Big Local Boat

08:00-17:00


Tour Type: Boat Trip

Phang-Nga Bay by June Bahtra Traditional Junk

*Minimum 6pax travelling together to guarantee the departure*


Tour Type: Cultural Tours

Phang Nga Sea Canoe

07:30-17:00


Tour Type: Wildlife Tours

Koh Phi Phi islands

Cruise by speed boat to visit Phi Phi Island, to see two of Asia’s most famous and beautiful islands, and discover the scenic amazing cliffs, beaches, and emerald waters


Tour Type: Boat Trip

Siam Niramit Show and Dinner Phuket

Siam Niramit, is one of the “must see” shows in Phuket, you will witness a spectacular show which features over 100 performers on a live stage,


Tour Type: City Trips

Khao Lak Mini Golf

Think of the atmosphere created by an Indiana Jones movie set and that’s what you’ll find when you enter the unique world of KhaoLak Mini Golf. There are eighteen (18) holes set among quirky courses trailing their way through jungle vegetation, temple ruins, distinctive & creative obstacles and much much more.


Tour Type: Soft & Easy

Elephant Hills Beach & Rainforest Nature Safari

Elephant Hills is Thailand’s first luxury jungle camp combining the camp idea of African national parks with Thai tropical forest environment.


Tour Type: Nature Tours

Bang Niang Market

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday


Tour Type: Cultural Tours

Seaside Retreat Elephant Friendly

Elephant feeding, bathing and Sea Turtle Conservation Center


Tour Type: Wildlife Tours

Phuket

Thailand

Phuket has plenty of local dive sites plus the opportunity of joining a liveaboard to Similan. You can choose to be around the vibrant nightlife or nestled away in a secluded resort on a hill.

  • All diving experience levels
  • Thai culture
  • Choice of lively or quiet locations
  • Similan islands
  • Phi Phi Island
  • Postcard views

Khao Lak

Thailand

A picturesque location well away from any nightlife and activity offering a very relaxed slow holiday experience with local restaurants run by local people and daily boat diving.

  • All diving experience levels
  • Thai culture
  • Choice of lively or quiet locations
  • Similan islands
  • Phi Phi Island
  • Postcard views

Thailand

Enjoy a range of diving, beaches and Thai culture.

Thailand is most famous for its beaches, culture and food. The diving opportunities range from local sites around the limestone islands to outer reefs in the Andaman sea.

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Some of the best diving in Thailand is in the Andaman Sea with very clear waters set around some stunning tropical islands and reefs crammed with colourful coral and tropical marine life.

Thailand’s diving opportunities will keep you very busy and vary from beautiful fringing reefs, deep drop-offs and wrecks to healthy walls, caverns, tunnels, pinnacles and open ocean seamounts where you can find both a variety of macro life as well as leopard sharks, mantas and other pelagic.

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Enjoy a range of diving, beaches and Thai culture.

The best diving is found around the Similan Islands in the Andaman Sea which generally is visited on a liveaboard trip from either Phuket or Khao Lak. This can be tailored to fit in with a beach holiday quite easily if you are travelling with a non-diver or want to experience the Thai Culture, which we recommend. We can also offer day trips by fast catamaran to the Similan Islands and liveaboards to Burma banks, which is a place rarely visited by divers in the world.

Located in the centre of South East Asia with two seas to choose from, The Gulf of Thailand and The Andaman Sea the options are huge. There is year round diving in Thailand however the best time for diving is November to April especially as the Similan Islands suffer from monsoon through the summer.

Phuket is the main base in the south of the country as it bears most of the usual home comforts expected by a western traveller. However, the local reefs around Phuket have taken a battering in recent times so they do not provide the best diving experience. Koh Tao and Koh Phangan are generally packed with backpackers learning to dive and enjoying the beach hut life.

Koh Samui has some good diving and nice resorts. It is also the easiest of the eastern islands to get to with direct connecting flights from Bangkok and Phuket. The islands of Kho Phi Phi; Phi Phi Le and Phi Phi Don have some fantastic diving with many leopard sharks and great flora to see.

It is also impossible to forget the excellent fun that can be had on land. The Thai people are very welcoming and enjoy a laugh with the "farang". The local food is great with many dishes to choose from including Pad Thai and lots of fresh fish, though do beware of the hawkers as this can ruin your holiday.

Thailand Diving Holidays - Diving Information



Thailand diving topography ranges from deep underwater mountains to stunning pinnacles and from shallow coral gardens to striking under sea formations. The reefs contain amazing numbers of exotic tropical fish and hundreds of hard and soft corals. This destination offers endless opportunities to see large pelagic animals, such as whale sharks and manta rays.

Phuket

Phuket is another amazing diving destination in Thailand, home to beautiful coral gardens with a magnificent and colourful marine life allowing you to swim through pinnacles and underwater canyons located on the southeast of the island.

A number of dive sites are situated around the islands of Phi Phi Don and Phi Phi Leh a few kilometres off the shore of Phuket. These limestone islands stand up to 50 metres out of the water and gained massive world attention from the film “The Beach”.



Khao Lak



Diving from Khao Lak will give you the opportunity to visit the famous Similan Islands, Surin Islands and Richelieu Rock and come face to face with manta rays, whale sharks, leopard sharks, silvertips and other multicolored marine life.

The Similan Islands are ranked as one of the finest dive destinations in the world and with more than 500 species of coral and 30 metres of visibility it ticks all the wow boxes!

Destination Key Information

Currency Thai Baht
Time Difference GMT +7
Vaccinations Against the childhood diseases (Tetanus and Diphtheria, Measles, Mumps and Rubella) as well as cover against the food borne diseases of Typhoid and Hepatitis A. For those trekking in the Thai countryside or staying for longer periods then cover against Hepatitis B and Rabies should be considered.
Tipping Tipping in hotels is not expected, but is always appreciated, for instance 20 - 50 baht for the porter that carried your bags up to your room, or 20 baht left under your pillow for the cleaner. In all restaurants it is customary to leave behind any loose change in coins as a tip.
Passport & Visas British passport holders can enter Thailand for 30 days without a visa - this is known as a visa exemption. Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of entry into Thailand. Entry to Thailand is normally refused if you have a passport which is damaged or has pages missing.
Taxes 7%
Flight Routes Flights from Heathrow to Phuket via Doha.
International Flight Durations Average flight time is around 17 hours including the stop over.
Luggage Allowance 23Kg
Transfer Information Our packages include transfers on arrival and departure day. On arrival you will be met by one of our representatives and transferred to the resort.
Dive Season October to April is the best time for the Andaman Sea. Between June and September some resorts in Khao Lak are closed and diving is not possible from this area. Ultimate Diving offers diving holidays to Phuket if you are interested in visiting Thailand during this season.

Save 25% Dive The World Club Week on board of the Thailand Aggressor liveaboard

Thailand, Phuket

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Dive the World week with 25% off on board of the Thailand Aggressor

Thailand, Phuket

For over 30 years, each Aggressor yacht has offered 25% off. Dive the World weeks to reward guests. These weeks are announced once a year and get booked up early. Give us a call today and book your space.

Dates: 30/05/2019 to 06/05/2019 or 30/11/2019 to 07/11/2019

Get 10% discount on The Junk liveaboard

Thailand, Phuket

The Junk is a 33-metre restored historic vessel formerly used to transport mango wood charcoal from Burma to Malaysia.

September special offer on board of The Junk liveaboard!