Phuket

Dive into the melting pot that is Phuket, lively nightlife and some great diving to boot.

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.

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Phuket is home to beautiful coral gardens with a magnificent and colourful marine life allowing you to swim through pinnacles and underwater canyons. Here you will be able to find everything from sea horses to manta rays and whale sharks. From Phuket you will have the opportunity to visit some of the best sites on the southeast of the island including the famous Shark Point Marine Sanctuary and the Phi Phi Island group.

Offering both boat and shore diving, Phuket is a very popular destination for beginners and advanced divers. Spectacular scenery, stunning tropical sunsets and warm blue sea waits! This island of fun provides an unbeatable combination of perfect silky soft beaches, superb hospitality and great value accommodation.

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Wednesday, 24 January 2018

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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 – 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

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

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

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

Phuket Island Tour


Tour Type: Nature Tours

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.

Phuket Elephant Sanctuary


Tour Type: Adventure Tours

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

Phang Nga Bay by Big Local Boat


Tour Type: Boat Trip

08:00-17:00

Phang-Nga Bay by June Bahtra Traditional Junk


Tour Type: Cultural Tours

*Minimum 6pax travelling together to guarantee the departure*

Phang Nga Sea Canoe


Tour Type: Wildlife Tours

07:30-17:00

Koh Phi Phi islands


Tour Type: Boat Trip

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

Siam Niramit Show and Dinner Phuket


Tour Type: City Trips

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,

Elephant Hills Beach & Rainforest Nature Safari


Tour Type: Nature Tours

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

Destination Fact File

Dive into the melting pot that is Phuket, lively nightlife and some great diving to boot.

Phuket is located in the southwest and is also the largest island in Thailand. It’s the only one island that has a status to be a province. It is about 867 km south from Bangkok. It is surrounded by water rich with marine life and the town, Phuket, is known as the Sino-Portuguese due to its architecture and buildings. The population is about 2.5 hundred thousand people. The main business is tourism as it is surrounded by many beautiful beaches, i.e. Patong beach, Kata beach and Karon beach.

Phuket is well known as the Pearl of the south Andaman Sea, it has quite long history, over 500 years and has a wealth of beautiful places and tourists attractions. It is a very attractive island for sightseeing, with lovely seashores and forested hillsides. In each year the Pearl of Andaman brings much income to the country. Phuket remains the wealthiest province in Thailand and ranks second in popularity to Pattaya.

Whether its world class diving in the Andaman Sea, golf at championship courses or exciting eco-adventures in tropical forests you are looking for, Phuket is a place to extend your horizons. Take an exhilarating speedboat trip to surrounding islands or a serene cruise around mystical Phang Nga Bay or simply enjoy Phuket’s vibrant nightlife in Patong Beach.

Families will find Phuket offers lots of attractions for kids of all ages from toddlers and teenagers to the young at heart. Go elephant trekking, grab a mask and snorkel and discover the undersea world or have a picnic on the beach. Or if you are just after a little indulgence spend a few hours at one of Phuket’s most wonderful spas.

The two islands of Koh Phi Phi Don and Ley are part of the Had Nopparat Marine National Park. The larger island the Koh Phi Phi Don is now a busy holiday resort but to the northwest of the island there is a rocky outcrop where you can find many corals and reef fish among small boulders and rocks encrusted with patches of sponges. The Koh Phi Phi Ley remains uninhabited and the sites around the island are great for observing small marine creatures around walls, fringing reefs and scattered boulders.

The Shark Point Sanctuary consists of three submerged pinnacles lying north to south. Between the pinnacles there are high proportions of stony and soft corals of all depths, a number of cleaning stations, a variety of marine life and endless opportunities to see leopard sharks. Other sites around the Marine Sanctuary that is worth a visit include the “Anemone Reef” which covered by sea anemones and numerous species of clownfish and the “King Cruiser Car Ferry” which sank in 1997 and now attracts high diversity of marine life.

Destination Details

International Flights & Luggage Phuket is home to the International airport which means you do not have to waste any more time flying and get in the water as soon as possible. The luggage allowance for international flights range from 22Kg to 30KG depending on the airlines.
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 your hotel.

Transfer time to the Resort is approximately 40 minutes.
Dive Season You can dive Phuket all year round but the best conditions exist from November to April. Late May to October is the Monsoon season and the unsettled weather can affect the visibility.

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!