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Sharkey Scuba

363/10 Patak Road, Karon, Phuket Town, Phuket 83100, Thailand
+66 8 9725 1935
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Ranked #1 of 24 Activities in Karon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Water sports
Owner description: Sharkey Scuba is a 100% legal PADI dive center in Karon, Phuket. We are complete diving fanatics as our guests will testify! Started in 2002, the... more » Owner description: Sharkey Scuba is a 100% legal PADI dive center in Karon, Phuket. We are complete diving fanatics as our guests will testify! Started in 2002, the owners, Oui and Iain alone, have been teaching and guiding in Phuket for over 20 years between us. We were the first company in Phuket to exclusively offer private scuba diving courses from complete beginner to professional level. We also arrange day trips and Thailand liveaboards. Every guest is very important to us which is why we offer a highly personalised service including hotel visits and after dive events. Wherever you are staying in Phuket we can help with free transfers for dive trips from all of the following towns: Karon, Patong, Kata, Kamala and Chalong. Dive courses, day trips, Similans liveaboards - just ask and we will help. « less
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Stockholm, Sweden
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Just came back after my fourth visit to Phuket and Sharkey Scuba. As always, a flawless operation from Iain & Oui. Lot's of excellent dives, although not the greatest weather conditions on a couple of days. As mentioned, this was my fourth trip here and I will keep coming back again and again! Not only are the dive sites spectacular,... More

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Kanniga P, Owner at Sharkey Scuba, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review. Your visits are always a great pleasure to us and we look forward very much to your next one:). More

Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I signed up for the Advanced Open Water Diver course with Sharkey Scuba after reading their reviews here, and I wasn't disappointed. They were friendly and helpful while planning the trip, and highly professional throughout the course. After the course, I liked it so much that I signed up for several more days of diving with them the next week.... More

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Kanniga P, Owner at Sharkey Scuba, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review. Iain and I really enjoyed teaching and diving with you. The blacktips at Phi Phi islands were particularly awesome! We certainly hope to see you back here diving with us again soon. More

Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I had always wanted to learn scuba and get my certification. I decided to build a vacation around it and picked Phuket because I had heard how beautiful the island is and how friendly the people are. I sent quite a few emails and had some correspondence with other dive shop but I decided to go with Sharky Scuba because... More

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Kanniga P, Owner at Sharkey Scuba, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. After initial delays to your trip it was great to finally get to meet and dive with you. We just hope you can persuade your wife to take up diving so we can take you both together on some more underwater adventures! More

Herts, UK
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I took three introductory dives with my daughters as I'm a long lapsed diver and my teenage daughters were keen to try out diving, but were less keen on the idea of this happening primarily in swimming pools. We spend time looking at the options and were really pleased to have found Sharkey Scuba. They were always responsive and naturally... More

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Kanniga P, Owner at Sharkey Scuba, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review. Taking families diving is always a great pleasure as it is such a wonderful experience that you can all share together. We were also very pleased that you found the time to join us for some local cuisine. We hope to see you back again soon so we can all continue the... More

Adelaide, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

Sharkey was recommended to me by my local dive club, who ran a trip through them in 2012. We had limited time in Phuket, so we booked 2 day trips with them. The charter they use is very good, you get breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea and it's very professional and well run. We did one day's diving around Phi... More

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Kanniga P, Owner at Sharkey Scuba, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review. It is always a pleasure to meet more members from your dive club and show them the underwater sights of Phuket and Phi Phi. Iain and I both had enjoyable days out with you plus a lovely dinner. We look forward to seeing you again either back here in Phuket or in... More

Coventry, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

My 14yr old son and I upgraded from Suba Diver to Open Water Diver with Sharkey SCUBA in July 2014. Iain took us through our course and we then had two further days diving with Oui. Both Iain and Oui are very knowledgeable and professional in their approach with a friendly gentle touch. We dived in some (for beginners) challenging... More

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Kanniga P, Owner at Sharkey Scuba, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review. It is always great to meet new families and show them our wonderful underwater world. The conditions for your first dives were very unusual but Iain was very impressed with the way you dealt with them. We are glad that everything returned to normal as can be seen by your photos so... More

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

My wife, Daughter(13 years) and I have just returned from Thailand where we had "The Most Wonderful experience learning to dive". We had planned to do our open water referral starting off in the UK then finishing the open water dive part in Thailand. We struggled with time to complete this in the UK and we spoke to Iain and... More

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Kanniga P, Owner at Sharkey Scuba, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. It was a real pleasure to introduce you and your family to the wonderful underwater world. We are glad that you not only had a great time but appreciated our continued efforts to ensure that everyone had a safe diving experience. Iain was jumping up and down with excitement when he got... More

Rhyll, Australia
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

I recently did my Open Water Scuba certification with Sharkey Scuba, and I highly recommend these guys. I enquired with them via email before travelling to Thailand, and Iain was very helpful and prompt with his email replies. Oui was my dive instructor, and she was fantastic! She was very professional and thorough, and also a pleasure to dive with,... More

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Kanniga P, Owner at Sharkey Scuba, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review. It was a real pleasure to teach you to dive and once again experience the joy of a new diver. Do keep in touch and hopefully we will see you back here again next year:). More

New Milton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

From the moment we made our enquiry with Sharkey Scuba the service we received from Iain and Oui was outstanding, both very professional, knowledgeable and so enthusiastic about their passion that they are lucky enough to have made their job. They ensured everything went very smoothly, never left us feeling lost or unsure and made us feel like part of... More

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Kanniga P, Owner at Sharkey Scuba, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review. We had a really great time meeting, diving and socialising with you both. It is also very nice to be so appreciated by a fellow dive professional. We certainly look forward to your next visit:). More

Bangalore, India
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

This was our first time diving and we had an awesome time. Oui was our instructor for the day and she was really thorough in the instructions. There were 2 dives with the photo session in the second dive. Every thing was as per the plan. Would highly recommend this experience for first time divers. Thanks for the great day... More

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Kanniga P, Owner at Sharkey Scuba, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review. I had a really great time showing you around underwater and once again feel very honoured to be the first person to show you our world. Iain and I feel very fortunate to have such a great job! Keep in touch and hopefully we will see you back for some more diving... More

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