Welcome to our price guide for scuba diving in Phuket. What we aim to achieve here is a rough guide of costs for your days in the water. Everything from courses to gear hire as best we can.
Thailand is renowned as a great place for learning to scuba dive. The prices have always been affordable, even with an expensive Thai Baht. What you get for your money also is diving in utter paradise, the amazing Thai cuisine and laid back hospitality of the Thai people. Hence Phuket makes for one of the best holiday destinations known.
From Phuket, you also have access to the Similans National Park, just off the north of the island. Plus, to the south east, you can access the dive sites often associated with diving from Krabi. In short, making your options when you have qualified boundless, and can access some of the best diving South East Asia has to offer.
More on the Similans – Similans Diving from Khao Lak
More on the south eastern sites – Diving from Krabi
Prices for Scuba Diving in Phuket
There are a few things to bear in mind with the differences in prices. Firstly, some courses may be held on less days than others. Trips may be to different destinations and include transfers. Also, some prices may include things like equipment already. The below table is so that you can get an idea on price for scuba diving in Phuket.
Hands down the best way to dive, for reasons shown here, there are many liveaboard options in Phuket, for when you have completed your course.
As mentioned above, there are two main diving areas from Phuket. The Similan and Surin national parks, just off the north of the island, and the Koh Phi Phi / Krabi area to the south east.
Prices can vary quite a bit when it comes to liveaboards. You will want to take a note of what is included also, and what is extra. Trips range from a few hundred bucks to around $2000 for the better boat cabins on longer trips. Just remember, your board is included, so often a liveaboard trip will actually cost you less, or the same as a regular hotel stay.
Our favourite operator, The Junk Liveaboards has 2 vessels and offers itineraries for both areas. Everything from 2 night trips to a full 10 nights spanning both dive areas. For any of you James Bond nerds, one the boats, The Junk itself, was also Scaramanga’s boat from the film Man with the Golden Gun.