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“Andaman Ocean Safaris - Chalong, Phuket - AWESOME!!”

Andaman Ocean Safaris Dive Center
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Owner description: When you choose a dive boat in Phuket we know you want the best, but you also want excellent value for money. Andaman Ocean Safaris operate one of the finest dive boats in Thailand, the Chok Som Boon. We pride ourselves on providing scuba divers unparalleled 5-star service, the best dive trips Phuket has to offer, amazing Thai food and of course the very best dive sites available. Scuba diving has never been so much fun!
Hong Kong, China
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“Andaman Ocean Safaris - Chalong, Phuket - AWESOME!!”
Reviewed December 9, 2013

After the Typhoon in the Philippines caused us to cancel our dive trip to Puerto Galera I contacted David at Andaman Ocean Safaris in Phuket to see if they could accommodate (last min) 2 people for an Open Water PADI dive course. David was fantastic and in 30-40Mins had organized a 3 Day tailor made private dive course for us as well as a hotel reservation (Pier42 Hotel). He advised us on the best & cheapest option for booking flights & his info was spot on. He had his driver waiting for us at the airport the next morning (0430am) and took us straight to their newly constructed dive center, which is Fantastic & Modern. They literally opened their doors for us in order to accommodate our tight schedule.

The course was completed in 3 days and was excellent and efficient. Our dive instructor Alwin was great and also very accommodating and patient as we plugged away at all the required course material. The 2nd & 3rd days of the course were out on their boat which is quite large and offers 3 levels which all have plenty of space. The boat is immaculate and in great condition and is great to be out on. Breakfast, lunch & afternoon snacks on the boat are great and lunch is especially tasty with the Thai dishes served. All staff were friendly, polite and most importantly safety conscious. The schedule is well planned & efficient and allows you to have 2 dives completed and back to Chalong pier by 3pm. This is fantastic planning from Andaman Ocean Safaris as it left us half the afternoon to still do stuff (or nap).

After finishing the Dive course we had a free day in Phuket to relax and do some tourist things. David took the time & put together his recommendations for some of his picks of "must do" things in Phuket. We took on Davids recommendations and really enjoyed our last day out in Phuket.

Overall a Fantastic experience that saved our dive trip and we can't wait to be back. Book with Andaman and you will not have to worry about anything.

Thanks again for everything David.

Cheers,
Sam.

Visited November 2013
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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“Fantastic day out - snorkelling and diving”
Reviewed October 25, 2013

A great day out and superbly arranged. Thanks to David and his team for organising the trip. Lunch onboard was also tasty. The areas were well chosen and the training was top notch. Much appreciated and thanks again for a beautiful day out. Oh yes, the guide on the boat was entertaining and with some great stories. Will highly recommend to all.

Visited August 2013
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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
2 reviews
“Diving excellence”
Reviewed October 25, 2013

We had a fantastic time, very professional team, unbelievable diving sites. The boat and facilities offered were excellent and the food was reasonably priced. Love to be back soon. Cheers Dave.

Visited April 2013
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Chalong, Thailand
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“Fund Diving...”
Reviewed October 24, 2013

I was invited to join a two dive trip to Racha Yai (including the wrecks in Bay 1). This was my first trip with Andaman Ocean Safaris though they have an outstanding reputation in the industry notably for high levels of safety and service.

Breakfast was served as we left Chalong Pier on the 90min trip. There was a wide variety to choose from, hot and cold with plenty of tea/coffee. My favourite was the 'Joe' thick rice soup - you add Coriander and more to suit your taste - seriously, this is the best I've had.

Breakfast, Lunch and snacks on the return journey are complimentary, plenty of variety (& rice), fruit etc.

The Dive Boat has just had its annual refit so it, and all amenities are immaculate, the first thing you notice is the amount of room to move. Dive set up area is particularly wide making it easy for everybody and there are a three decks where you can relax, chat or study.

Staff are friendly and efficient, safety is a major concern, they're very professional logging entry/exits and customer welfare in general.

Book a trip - you won't regret it!

Visited October 2013
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Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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“discovery suba diving”
Reviewed October 17, 2013

I went on a discovery scuba diving coarse and was given a day orientation at the dive center and the following day went on their amazing boat with a dive instructor Katrina who was excellent and completed two dives to 12 metres and had an experience that I will always remember and when I go back to Phuket I will use them again and I truly recommend their boat and service

Visited December 2012
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AOS-Owner, Owner at Andaman Ocean Safaris Dive Center, responded to this review, October 19, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to send us a review, good and sometimes negative criticism is always good to receive as it keeps us on top of our game.

We look forward to welcoming you back real soon! We will let Katrin know what a great job she is doing.

All the best

David
AOS Team
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