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Smile Dolphin Diving

笑海豚潜水中心

About Us

Our dive center is located in Phuket Thailand, near to Chalong pier where all the daytrip boats depart for trip to Racha island as well as other well known dive sites such as King Cruiser Wreck, Shark point or even PP island.  It takes only 2 minutes walk from our dive center to the pier which makes it so convenient as you don’t have to get stuck in the traffic especially in the rush hour.  Our dive center has all the necessary facilities to make you comfortable so that you can concentrate on the courses that you are taking.

 

 

 

 

Classroom

we use our classroom in our dive center for any diving courses.  With flat screen TV, white board and big table, we are sure that our students would be comfortable as much as possible.  We do not give diving theory courses on boat or by the pool side.  This is because students can concentrate more on their study in a nice, quiet and calm environment  rather than on a rocking boat which can cause the students to become sea sick before even they get in the water for their first dive. 

 

 

 

 

Dive Equipment

we have new dive equipment for our guest and students. We use Aqualung and Scubapro BCDs and regulators. This provides confidence when you are under water which safety is our main prior concern.  We do not rent dive equipment from other dive center to make sure that our guest and students will be diving in good condition of dive equipment. 

 

 

Training Pool

we use a training pool which is located very close to our dive center.  The pool is purposely built for dive training which has shallow and deep part suitable for deep water skills.  We do not do confine training session on the beach which sometimes high surge and low visibility due to current and sediments.

 

 

 

Diving Boat

we use diving boats that depart daily from Chalong pier to Phuket dive sites such as Racha island, King cruiser wreck, Anemone reef, Shark Point and PP island.  We offer free round trip pick up for customers that stay in hotels that are located in the free pick up zone such as Kamala, Patong, Karon, Kata, Chalong and Rawai.  Other pick up area can be arranged with some extra fees.  The boat is purposely built for diving with onboard compressors to fill tanks to avoid any trouble transfer tanks up and down the boat. Breakfast and lunch are also provided on board between dives as well as fruits and water. 

 

 

Our Dive Instructor

Gai :Thai nationality, he has been diving for over 10 years and became a dive instructor in year 2011. He has marketing background and was working in the field of international business for 20 years. But after he had the chance of exploring the underwater world, he fell in love with the beauty of the sea. He decided to turn his back on the business and started his career as a diving instructor. He first started as a diving instructor and had the chance to work as a dive guide on the liveabroad in the Similans. He has years of experience diving in the Similan and can say he has a very good knowledge of every dive sites there. When Similan National Park is closed, he spent his time in Koh Tao, teaching people of not only how to dive but also become a diver with environmental and safety conscious diver. Now he has settled down in Phuket and work as a manager and diving instructor for Smile Dolphin diving center.