Links about Phuket and diving
Chefs Bar & Grill - Scandinavian restaurant on Kata Beach
Karlsson's - Scandinavian restaurant on Karon & Patong Beach
Divers Inn - Affordable, clean and friendly hotel situated close to Karon Beach
Phuket Phuket hotels and travel guide, local news, nightlife, diving, chat and forums.
Thailandguide Fakts, Hotel and Travelguide
Diveguide Thailand Guide to dive sites,centres, facilities and PADI courses.
Travel Agencies - Sweden
Koh Phangan Tours & Travel
Malaysian partner for Sipadan/Mabul Island
Ubud Hotels Bali - Luxury Ubud hotels and villas rental for honeymoon or
vacation, compare rates and book any hotels, villas, restaurants in Ubud
Bali fast and easy.
Atlantis Bali Diving - Expert Scuba Bali Diving PADI Intructors
Bali Plongée SafariDive The World Malaysia
Sterndrive Engineering manufactures and markets new, not remanufactured replacement drives for R/MR/Alpha One and Gen II sterndrives.
PADI - www.padi.com
Divers Operators Club of Thailand
Divers alert network (insurance)
PROJECT AWARE - save reefs and underwater life
environmental education foundation - preservation of marine life
- save Thailand whale sharks (English/Thai)
Blue ocean institue - about what we're eating
choices alliance - about sea food
112Buceo.com - Spanish diving directory
Thailand Bilder (Thailand Pictures)
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DIVE CENTER NEWS (updated 30 April 2015)
Become a Shark Guardian with Oceanic
|We are proud to be affiliated with Shark Guardian, a UK Charity for shark and marine conservation projects worldwide. Founded by experienced scuba diving instructors with a great passion for sharks, Shark Guardian has been focusing on shark and marine conservation activities, education, supporting and promoting shark conservation efforts and leading scuba dives for shark encounters since 1998.
Oceanic Branches out after Thirteen Years as a PADI 5* IDC Center
|After thirteen years as a PADI Five Star IDC Centre, we want to offer our divers more choice. Within the PADI accreditation system, five star status is the highest accolade for dive centres, and we're proud to have met the critera every year since 1999. Now we want to give our divers more choice and so we have decided to become a Multiple-Agency Diver Training Centre offering SSI as well as PADI. Our excellent Five Star facilities are still the same, and so are our excellent Five Star instructors, and Five Star rental equipment, but now you have the choice of which Diver Certification you prefer to hold. With SSI growing year on year, and recognised worldwide in all the places PADI have reached, and more, we're proud to become their newest member, and offer our members more choice.
Book ahead for your 2015-2016 Similans Trip
The Similans National Park has been extremely busy since December 2014. Now the season is coming to an end and there are very few places left this year. We found over the 2014-15 season that many of the best boats were already booked up months in advance. So, if possible, we advise you to book ahead: email us with your incoming and outgoing flight details and we can let you know what boats are available. If you have plenty of time in Phuket, you can still scoop up excellent Last Minute Offers for the few remaining spaces: come in and see us when you arrive and we'll find the best deal for you. We set records last season, with the highest number of whaleshark sightings in memory: we've had whaleshark AND manta sightings on 3 out of every 5 trips since Jan 2015! Our divers expect this trend to continue into the next season, starting in October 2015, and we're already receiving much larger numbers of advance bookings than usual, so it's a good idea to get your places reserved early. Once again, M/V Pawara is offering FREE Nitrox on all of her trips. If you're not already certified for Nitrox you can get the PADI specialty on board, or come early and take either the PADI or SSI Nitrox certification at Oceanic. (The SSI certification will give you Nitrox training up to 40%, while the PADI cert. gives you Nitrox 32%.) Check out our Phuket Liveaboard Boats page for a selection of the boats available. We offer the full range from budget to 5-star luxury but they all share one thing in common... a proven track-record of excellence in customer service and safety. Please email us for more information firstname.lastname@example.org
Hin Daeng, Hin Muang & Koh Ha... superstar dive sites!
Sometimes it seems all the attention in the diving community of Phuket is on the world-famous Similans, so these other treasures of the Andaman are often overlooked. Just a bit too far for a daytrip, Hin Daeng (Red Rock) and Hin Muang (Purple Rock) are described in more detail at this link and we visit them on shorter 2, 3 or 4 night liveaboard trips which will also visit the enchanting islands Koh Ha and Phi Phi and the ever-popular Shark Point. On previous trips the divers were treated to whalesharks, mantas, mobulas, seahorses, ornate ghostpipefish and many more fabulous surprises.
Day Trips for diving and snorkling around Phuket every day.
The diving right off Kata beach has been astounding our divers recently: we're regularly seeing large groups of stingrays, we also have a couple of resident ornate ghostpipefish and Indian Ocean walkmen. On every dive we swim with schools of barracuda, snapper, surgeon fish, parrot fish and meet up with our friendly cuttlefish and anemone fish. It's also an excellent choice for snorkelers and swimmers with visibility regularly better than 15m. If you prefer to be out on a boat for the day, the visibility is always superb at our popular diving and snorkelling sites at Racha Yai. Snorkellers and divers of all abilities will find what they're looking for diving at Phi Phi too. For divers with a little more experience, our daily trips out to King Cruiser Wreck, will astonish you with the number and varieties of schooling fish around the wreck.
Don't take any chances: take advantage of our reputation as "the friendliest dive center in town"! Drop in for a chat about diving conditions or email us for the latest weather forecast and genuine advice about the best trips and the best days for you to choose. Our email address: email@example.com
SSI Online Study & PADI e-Learners PROMOTION - 10% discount on courses at Oceanic
We know your time is precious when you only get a few days' holiday each year and if you've never dived before and want to get your licence it can seem like a big chunk out of your holiday to take the full Open Water course. One way you can speed things up while you're here is to do the "hard work" at your own pace at home through online study, either with SSI or PADI. Then, when you arrive in Phuket, you only have the fun part to do - diving! You can even do the acadmic portion of the Advanced Open Water course this way.
Register with Oceanic Divecenter at PADI's e-Learning system through this link to get started on your Open Water or Advanced Open Water coursework online. When you come to complete the water work with Oceanic Divecenter we'll give you 10% off our fees. (Note PADI fees will apply when you register with the e-Learning system.)
Or register with SSI's FREE Online Training at this link. You can associate your login name with Oceanic Dive Center once you've got your login data. Then email us and we'll get you started on the Open Water Couse theory. We'll be kept up to date with your progress and give you 10% off your fees when you complete the course with us.
We welcome mixed groups of divers and snorkellers...
Many of our dive sites are perfect for snorkellers too. Join us every day for a trip to the fabulous Phi Phi or Racha Yai!
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IDC - Instructor Development Course
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