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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 26 Activities in Karon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Water sports, Adventure
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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.
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Bangalore, India
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Loved my Scuba diving with Sharkey. Great experience. My guide was Oui, from the time I booked my dives through interactions with Iain, meeting Oui and finishing my two dives it was extremely satisfying. Oui was kind to me through the boat journey to the diving point. She taught me basics well and I could dive on my own in... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The team at Sharkey Scuba were outstanding. From the fast replies to my queries to the organisation of the day. It all exceeded my expectations. More importantly though was the dives themselves. I was pretty nervous but Oui was amazing and put my concerns at rest. The tutorial on the way to the dive site was thorough but easy to... More

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Zagreb, Grad Zagreb, Croatia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I took a daily scuba trip with three introductory dives with Sharkey and absolutely loved it! Everything was perfectly organized, locations were really nice. Foremost, because of the super nice hosts, Abby, Oui and Iain, I am definitely coming back. Strongly recommend :)

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I've been diving with Iain and Oui for some time now. They are great people to go out diving with and they really know what there doing.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 attraction reviews
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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
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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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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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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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9 reviews 9 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
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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

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