Here we offer the Thailand visitor detailed information and Phuket and Thailand travel tips about general travel and tours in the country, and cultural information both in and around Phuket as well as other provinces, including Bangkok, Pattaya and Chiang Mai, Khao Lak, Krabi and Phi Phi, and Koh Lanta. You'll also be able to search for hotels throughout Thailand using our partner service. Day trips around Phuket includes sea canoeing and kayaking, bicycle trips, and bird watching to our very lush national parks just north of the island. These expeditions are all very worthwhile add-ons to a liveaboard or other scuba diving trip. We also recommend a trip to Cambodia's Angkor Wat, a sight not to be missed.
In this section we also offer advice on traveling in Burma (Myanmar) and the Andaman Islands in India. Of course if you have any particular questions about any of these destinations, don't hesitate to contact us by email or telephone.
Searching the Internet for hotels is a daunting task. To help, we have listed a few of our favorite hotels in different price ranges and locations. Most are convenient for liveaboard pick ups. We have search capabilities with our partner websites to make it easier for you to find the hotel you want for the price you're looking for.
In this section we have added a list of tours and excursions we suggest that you try and find time to do while you're here. We feel these are quality trips which are run by friends of ours for the most part. These are mostly outdoor activities which appeal to divers. We include kayaking, bicycling, national park information and cultural tours.
This section offers general travel tips to help you get around Thailand once on the ground. We include airline and airport information and local transportation options. We also provide tips on avoiding embarrassing cultural faux pas, advice on what to bring, how to handle emergencies, and a list of diving fees you may have to pay.
We have included a short section on traveling in the country of Myanmar (Burma). While this does information does not apply to you when you do a liveaboard to the Mergui Archipelago, we provide this information as a courtesy in case you want to travel to Myanmar proper. You can look at this section as a way to begin your research.
The Andaman Islands, India, is one of the largest archipelagoes in the world. While easier to visit than in years past, much of the archipelago still has visiting restrictions. When you book a liveaboard dive trip, more often than not you'll have to get to the Andaman Islands yourself via India and meet the boat, arriving from Phuket, there.
Unfortunately, insurance is a very important part of your holiday these days, as rising medical and evacuation costs can turn a wonderful, affordable holiday into a nightmare. Fortunately, there are some good insurance options for the traveling diver. We provide information dive, health, travel, and cancellation insurance.