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Phuket dash Scuba dot Com

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About Phuket dash Scuba dot Com
Your personal divecenter on Phuket. Daytrips to all destinations every day of the week, all PADI courses and liveaboards to Similans, Richelieu Rock and South Andaman.
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meyer2be wrote a review Oct 2020
Shanghai, China5 contributions
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We enjoyed being on a larger boat (with a bathroom) and many spots to stretch our legs during the trip to the snorkeling spots. We didn't mind sharing the boat with mostly divers (80%). As soon as they were set in the water we were able to get in. This was our 8 year old daughter's first real snorkeling trip. She was nervous at first but our snorkeling guide, Sophii was great with her. She even brought out a few laminated sheets to show us what fish, coral and other creatures we could possibly see. She even brought a life jacket for our daughter to float on when she needed a rest. We were able to see a giant eel, hawksbill sea turtle and many beautiful fish while snorkeling. The only con was the breakfast, we were told not to eat at our hotel before getting picked up because it was available on the boat. When breakfast was served, it was just a sandwich and a banana. Although they did offer fresh fruit throughout the day. Lunch was okay but was too spicy for our daughter. Maybe bring a few of your own snacks on board. The 3 snorkeling spots were gorgeous... we were very happy we selected this tour. We would definitely use this Snorkeling company again!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from stevenl, Manager at Phuket dash Scuba dot Com
Responded Oct 28, 2020
Hi Erica, Thanks very much for your comments, and I'm really glad to hear you had a good day. Breakfast is more limited at the moment than it used to be die to the Covid restrictions, however there still is a choice of sandwiches and yes, fruits are available. Personally I enjoy this breakfast, probably because I don't eat this at home, but that is personal. There are several dishes served for lunch, and there are always non spicy choices. But yes, it does happen that one prefers certain dishes, I don't eat fish for example, and that does limit the choice. Sandwiches and toaster are available all through the day, as are fresh foods, so no-one needs to be hungry. Thanks again, and I hope to see you again.
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Thomas W wrote a review Oct 2020
Southend-on-sea, United Kingdom12 contributions2 helpful votes
I went diving last year in November with Steven the owner. We did 3 fantastic dives and he was great at helping me refresh my Diving knowledge as it had been a few years since I had put the equipment on. The dive spots were really nice and he pointed out lots of different fish hiding in the coral which I would never have had spotted on my own. All in all it was a fantastic day of diving. I would highly recommend Steven to anyone looking for a nice relaxed day of diving. I would have loved to have done another day diving but unfortunately didn't fit into my schedule.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from stevenl, Manager at Phuket dash Scuba dot Com
Responded Oct 13, 2020
Hi Thomas, Thanks very much for that, glad to hear you had a very good day. I hope to see you again soon. Sunny regards, Steven
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Pillpusher75 wrote a review Mar 2020
Katy, Texas206 contributions58 helpful votes
I had planned to be going to the Philippines, but due to a Coronavirus travel ban that went into effect the day I was leaving the US, I instead found myself on a plane to Thailand with no idea where I was going or plans for when I got there. During my flight, I began my research so I would have a game plan when I landed in Bangkok. I came across Steven on the scubaboard forums, and he was extremely helpful in offering advice for my last second trip to the area. Because of this, I booked my land based diving through him and have no regrets. First off, if you don't know how the land based diving works, it's very unlike anywhere I've ever dove. Whomever you book your diving with, they basically book you on a cattle boat with 30-50 other divers. It sounds absolutely terrible, but, to be honest, it really wasn't. The boats are HUGE, have multiple levels, and most of them offer plenty of room to spread out. The dive deck can get a bit crowded right before everyone jumps in, but everyone is assigned a spot, and it's really not that bad at all. The dive op you book through will assign you a dive guide, and you will be with that dive guide for each dive on that trip. So, on any one of these huge boats, there will be people from several different dive ops. After six days of full day dive trips, I never saw a guide with more than 5 divers, though. Nearly all of them were 1-3, with a couple of 4's. Only once did I see a guide with 5. So, while there may be 40 divers on the boat, around 1/3 of them are guides. And, most dive sites are large and spread out enough so that everyone isn't on top of each other. The only times this became an issue is on wall dives, and understandably so, because... well... There's nowhere else for everyone to go. Very few of the dives were like that, though, so no worries. Anyway, now that I've explained how it works, here's why to book with Steven. Not only are his prices more than reasonable, but he will be sure you get what you are wanting out of the trip, and knows all of the various operations in the area like nobody else. He also went above and beyond on many occasions for me. After my last second destination pivot and travles, my head was apparently up my arse for a few days. One day, I somehow left my mask on one of the boats. He was able to get it from them and had it ready for me on the boat I was on the next morning. Forgot my dive watch in my room one day because I was charging it... No problem, as they provided a backup gauge for me. Anyway, long story short, if you're looking to do some diving in the area (They also do liveaboard stuff too), get in touch with them. You won't regret it. Thanks again for all your help Steven.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Barbie567 wrote a review Mar 2020
Semporna, Malaysia71 contributions12 helpful votes
Did not dive with the shop directly, but they assisted me in booking a trip on the Oktavia liveaboard in the Similan islands. Steven answered all my questions & was super friendly and accommodating. I would recommend asking about the last minute deals he can offer for liveaboards! The boat he put me on was top notch with a wonderful crew and clean comfortable rooms. I would not hesitate to use his company again. Thanks so much!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from stevenl, Manager at Phuket dash Scuba dot Com
Responded Mar 8, 2020
Thanks very much Ashley, and I certainly hope to see you here, next time hopefully in person in stead of only from distance :) It is really good to hear you enjoyed the trip.
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Bob_and_Donna wrote a review Feb 2020
Newcastle50 contributions17 helpful votes
This was a well run and well organised tour. We stopped three times at different spots and had plenty of time in the water. Being on the boat with the divers was fine. We ended up with a guide just for the 4 in our family. There was no site seeing but we done that previously, soon just relaxed on the boat.
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Response from stevenl, Manager at Phuket dash Scuba dot Com
Responded Feb 18, 2020
Hi Bob, Thanks for that, glad to hear you and the family had a good time snorkeling and relaxing. I hope to see you again here,. Sunny regards, Steven
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