Phang Nga is a destination in Thailand that’s been blessed with all of nature’s wonders. From the natural beauty of the mountains to lush forests, countless islands, and spectacular beaches, Phang Nga has it all.
The Similan Islands, considered one of the country’s best diving spots, is also part of Phang Nga. Considering there are many other locations that are great for diving, it’s no surprise that different diving centers have popped up to cater to tourists interested in making memories and having a great time underwater to appreciate the breathtaking marine life in Phang Nga province.
If you’re looking to take diving lessons during your vacation here, we’ve listed down some diving centers in Phang Nga that offer classes for beginners and experienced divers alike.
Similan Diving Safaris
Right across the Similan Islands is the Similan Diving Safaris, a Western and Thai-managed PADI Five-Star Dive center that has over 20 years of experience in providing scuba diving services in Similan Islands, Bon & Tachai Islands, Surin Islands, and in the world-famous Richelieu rock.
They pride themselves in being the best in the industry, offering tourists not just a great time underwater, but a safe experience exploring the magnificent marine wildlife and fauna in Phang Nga province.
Novice divers need not worry because Similan Diving Safaris offers beginner classes for tourists who have zero experience in diving, all the way to experienced divers.
Their PADI Open Water Course – Dolphin Queen is what Similan Diving Safaris considers their ultimate diving course. It’s a 5-day trip that gives students the chance to do a total of 17 dives – 14-day dives and 3-night dives. It includes a book, a DVD, a full set of dive equipment, PAID Open Water certification card, as well as a pick-up service from Phuket International Airport.
Opening Hours: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM Daily
Khao Lak Explorer Dive Center
Khao Lak Explorer Dive Center is located right in the center of Khao Lak. They are proud to say that their knowledge of Similan Islands and Khao Lak area gives them the advantage to know the best places and practices to enjoy a nice diving session with their students.
They suggest joining their Khao Lak Similan Liveaboard that offers great value for money and experience! Students can choose between the 2 days, 1-night option up to the 5 days, 5 nights available option. Although it is only open between October 15 and May 15, it is especially prepared to give students a special cruise to the best dive sites of the Similan Islands National Park, Surin National Park, and Richelieu Rock.
In the months that their Similan Islands liveaboard is closed, they do have an alternative route around Koh Phi Phi and the South-Andaman area that is open from June to September.
Khao Lak Explorer offers different courses for certified divers. Depending on what they want to experience, they can choose from Khao Lak Explorer’s Open Water Course, Advanced Open Water Course, Rescue Diver Course, Specialty Course, Divemaster Course, and Instructor Course.
Opening Hours: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM Monday – Saturday | 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM Sunday
Wicked Diving is not an ordinary diving center. They believe in making an impact and helping in caring for all that nature has provided us.
Wicked Diving knows the importance of caring for our surroundings and constantly makes an effort to extend help whenever possible. In their own little ways, they want to continuously help the world around us which is why they offer ecologically friendly diving and no-impact activities to students availing their courses.
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Their liveaboard course is a 4-day, 3-night trip that includes five meals a day, 10 dives, beautiful sunsets, dragons, lots of fish, fun riddles and games, as well as beach clean sessions to help preserve mother earth.
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If you’re alone, you don’t need to worry. Their team is friendly and will be sure to introduce you to other participants as well! They also promise students that 2% of proceeds made with bookings will go to the community, training local dive guides, and environmental projects.
Not only will you learn how to dive, but you are also able to contribute to a cause that helps preserve mother earth and inspires everyone else to do the same.
Khao Lak Scuba Adventures
Khao Lak Scuba Adventures is an award-winning PADI 5-Star Instructor Development Center specialist that was founded in 2003. They were the first and oldest dive center in Phang Nga and have proven the quality of service they provide for their guests to be nothing but exquisite.
Since 2003, they’ve done more than 2500 liveaboard cruises and boasts of having the most experienced dive staff and crew. They employ 45 multilingual PADI dive professionals who major in Western languages, Chinese, Japanese, and other Asian languages to show their dedication to providing excellent customer service.
To prove their commitment to quality service, all their divers are provided with annually maintained equipment from Scuba Pro, one of the most trusted dive equipment providers in the world.
Their years of experience in the industry have won them the Outstanding Contribute to Drive Training award that adds more to the quality of service they offer their students. Apart from their liveaboards, they also offer day trips to Richelieu Rock, Koh Bon, and other prime diving locations.
Opening Hours: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM Daily
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