One of the most popular Scuba Diving options available in Phuket, Thailand is the Kingfisher Liveaboard Dive Boat. The Kingfisher is capable of venturing to well-known tourist dive sites found in the Similan Islands, Surin Islands, Richelieu Rock, Koh Bon, HinDaeng, HinMuang, Burma National Park, RachaYai, RachaNoi, and Phi Phi Islands BidaNok and BidaNai.
When you are interested in taking the plunge there are several options available with thousands of dive sites all around the world. The options don’t stop there however; as diving enthusiasts are open to another popular option known as the Liveaboard Diving. Liveaboard Diving is where you can simply select any available dive charter and take a boat directly to that area for the Scuba Diving experience. This way you can experience the best that diving has to offer by going directly to remote diving locations.
The Kingfisher allows for a Luxurious diving experience, providing relaxation and comfort on the scenic travel to chartered dive sites. The Dive Boat is fully equipped with all the best facilities for get-togethers with family and friends be it for the awesome diving experience or just the splendor of the off shore trip.
Late October to early May is the main diving season all around Phuket, Thailand and its west coast areas. Day trips as well as overnight trips are available and can be from 2 days to 10 days long.All trips on board the Kingfisher return to either ports in Patong, Tablamu or Chalong, at exactly 18:00 hours daily. There are evening departures for sailing for sites such as the Similan Islands or Fin Daeng/Muang from Patong/Tablamu and Patong/Chalong at 20:00 Hours respectively. Other sailing times are also available yet these are subject to negotiation and may have extra charges. It is advised to book your trip beforehand, preferably at least one day before departure.
Many of the major airlines fly directly to the International Airport in Phuket, Thailand from various locations with occasional stopovers in Bangkok most particularly between November and April, the high season for flights and tourists. Domestic flights via Thai Airways run daily, throughout the week. Depending on where you plan your accommodations, most hotels and resorts provide transfers to Kingfisher upon arrangement. If you are travelling from a local country, you can travel to Phuket directly by bus after taking a train from Bangkok to Surathani. The bus route is common for tourists that are coming from Bangkok, a trip that takes up to 14 hours. Bus trips are frequent and daily from Thonburi and there are also private arrangements that may be made at hotels and establishments.