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Liveaboard from Phuket to Similan Islands, Richelieu Rock with M/V Le Mahe

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M/V Le Mahe, Phuket

4 day/4 nights & 5 day / 5 night Cruise - The Similans and Richelieu Rock liveaboard

Le Mahe was designed for real live-aboard trips and to provide guests with maximum safety, comfort and convenience. The hosting capacity is limited to 12 so you will never feel crowded.

The Liveaboard has spacious en-suite cabins with queen size double or twin beds. All have extra-large windows, individually controlled air conditioning, Tv/Dvd and a mini-bar.

Onboard Le Mahe you can have free drinking water, tea and coffee at will. Beers and soft drinks are available onboard at supermarket prices! The saloon lounge has ample seating for all on board with a games room to provide entertainment.

Photographers & Videographers can edit their hobby and see their efforts while onboard. A computer is available on request for photo/video editing and games.

The experienced dive staff organizes small groups depending on the divers level (maximum 4 divers with each guide) and we try our best to avoid crowded areas where you would see more fins than fish.

There are also organized island visits with our dinghy boat for the divers and non-divers. Snorkelling, kayaking, bird watching and barbecuing on a nearly virgin island on one of the most beautiful National Parks of the world.


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DIVE CENTER NEWS (updated 23rd June 2014)

Become a Shark Guardian with Oceanic

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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

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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 early for your 2014-2015 Similans Trip

The Similans National Park has been closed since May 2014 and the park will re-open to visitors in October 2014. We set records this last season, with the highest number of whaleshark sightings in memory: we've had whaleshark AND manta sightings on 4 out of every 5 trips this year! Our divers expect this trend to continue into the next season, starting in October, 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. 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

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.

Now the conditions on Phuket's Western beaches are not so good for divers, snorkelers and swimmers. We'll be monitoring the conditions daily now, because we can get some good beach diving days during July and August, but nothing's guaranteed. If you're planning on swimming or snorkeling offshore at Kata or Karon, please observe the red flags carefully. In the meantime, we're enjoying some great conditions on our dive sites that are reachable by boat. 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 astound 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:

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 and then 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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30 Karon Road, Thambon Karon, Muang
Phuket 83100, Thailand
Kata Beach (near Karon)

Phone: +66 (0) 76 333 043
Fax: +66 (0) 76 333 063

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