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Address: 363/10 Patak Road, Karon, Phuket Town, Phuket 83100, Thailand
Phone Number: +66 8 9725 1935
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Description: Sharkey Scuba is a 100% legal PADI dive center in Karon, Phuket. We are...
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.
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Best diving experience!

Went on 2 diving trips with sharkey! Fantastic experience went with mum and dad and Iain took us out and managed to keep all of us together which had a good family feel to it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Went on 2 diving trips with sharkey! Fantastic experience went with mum and dad and Iain took us out and managed to keep all of us together which had a good family feel to it! After our first day out diving Iain and Oui invited us all out to dinner with them at a rural restraunt which was exceptionally good... More 

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

To our delight we used Sharkey Scuba during our two week stay in Karon Beach over the Easter Holidays. My family group consisted of myself (experienced diver) plus my wife and two children aged 10 and 7 (junior snorkelers). Before we found Sharkey, I trawled the forums and Tripadvisor, initially looking for advice as I wanted a package that allowed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW via mobile

Iain from Sharkey scuba took my husband, son and I out diving for the day to Racha Noi and Racha Yai. We were advised to start with these areas to try and boost our sons confidence after his last poor experience in Portugal. It worked, he loved it! The water was warm and clear and we saw a good selection... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

In my opinion one of the best diving schools, diving buddies, diving guides in Phuket! Our youngest son started diving with them at 10 years old togetheer with the rest of us. As Oui is fluent in Swedish as well as in Thai and English and Ian is English (soon fluent inThai :), it all was easy and very proffesional,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 NEW

My girlfriend and I had no prior diving experience and the day out offered by Sharkey Scuba was the highlight of our trip to Phuket! Iain was very responsive and helpful over emails and his wife, Oui, was our private instructor for the dive. The price of the package is very good - around £100 GBP for a day out... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Should have written this earlier. My husband and daughter aged 12 dived with Iain and Oui last August and they were fabulous people. We contacted them before hand via email because our daughter wanted to do her junior advanced and Iain promptly replied. He came to meet us at our hotel in Karon and talked through the dives available and... More 

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Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Went to phi phi with oui Was well looked after and enjoyed doing something we never thought we would do Got some great gopro footage Would do this again Thanks Iain and oui Number 1 in karon for a reason :)

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Done my annual visit to Thailand and left the family at the hotel for a few days to enjoy the Andaman sea and the beautiful dive sites of Phuket. As many other times, I did it together with Oui and Iain at Sharkey Scuba. First day pickup at hotel and straight to Chalong pier for the dive boat. Always nice... More 

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Madrid, Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Ian was the first to reply my email and was so gentle. He planned everything perfect. Really professional. 5 stars. I will recommend to everyone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

After 2 years in the making and countless attempts and email correspondences with Iain to make a trip down to Phuket to complete our Advanced Open Water course, I'm super chuffed we finally made it to Phuket and made it through all our dives! As expected, it was a wonderful experience from start to end. With Iain and Oui's expert... More 

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