Diving Day Trips

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Map of day trip dive sites from Phuket Chalong Pier

With such a large selection of Phuket dive boats and boat operators running local dive boats out of Phuket sometimes it can be hard to know what you are getting when you book online. At Kiwidiver we have made it easy for you. While we are not stuck to just one boat and one boat schedule we are able to ensure quality of service through our strict partnership program to ensure the boat you dive from meets all our quality standards and is the best boat for your trip or course.

We go to all the top dive sites and a few of our own favorites. With our team of experienced instructors we can make recommendations based on your skill level on where the best dive site for you is to get the type of diving you like or when it comes to training we pick the dive site that will compliment your training to give you the best possible experience. So all you have to do is pick the trip you want to do and let us take car of the rest.

Phuket dive boats selection

Out of the 15+ dive boats in Phuket running daily trips, Kiwidiver has selected 3 boat companies that meet our expected service levels and provide our day trips for fun diving and dive training.

New for 2018 we are now also using a semi private “long dive” boat called Poseidon. This boat caters for divers wanting longer bottom times and a more exclusive feeling. We do two 1.5 hour dives making it perfect for rebreather diving or sidemount diving.The owner of the dive boat/center the boat has restricted access to a select few dive centers and the maximum amount of people on this boat is 15 divers (excluding instructors and boat crew). The owner of this vessel has been diving in Phuket for 45 years with a regular following of experienced divers. There are no DSD’s on this boat. The boat selects the best dive destination for the day based on the dive group and the weather. Dive sites are picked to avoid the other dive boats so we always get the dive site to ourselves.

Diving day trips from Phuket by dive boat

Diving day trip options from Phuket

Racha Yai

2 Dives

Price: 3,900 THB

Landscape of Phi Phi Islands visited on boat diving day trips

Dive sites: Racha Yai only

Departure: 8 am

Return: 4 pm

Schedule: Every Day

Racha Yai & Noi

3 Dives

Price: 4,200 THB

Landscape of Phi Phi Islands visited on boat diving day trips

Dive sites: Racha Yai & Racha Noi

Departure: 8 am

Return: 5:30 pm

Schedule: Every Day

Phi Phi

3 Dives

Price: 4,200 THB

Landscape of Phi Phi Islands visited on boat diving day trips

Dive sites: Phi Phi + either Shark Point | Koh Doc Mai

Departure: 8 am

Return: 6:30 pm

Schedule: Wed & Sun

King Cruiser

3 Dives

Price: 4,200 THB

Landscape of Phi Phi Islands visited on boat diving day trips

Dive sites: King Cruiser Wreck,  Shark Point & Koh Doc Mai

Departure: 8 am

Return: 6:30 pm

Schedule: Every Day

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Fun Diving


Equipment Rental required

Private guide required (+1,700 Baht)

Computer rental required (+500 Baht)

6 + 7 =

Itinerary & Booking Information

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Certified divers

Our diving day trips are available to certified divers only. If you have not dived before, you can take part of our Discover Scuba program or get certified in Phuket with the Open Water Diver course.

Hotel pickup

For the regular dive boats we can arrange pickup from your hotel if you stay in Patong Beach, Karon Beach, Kata Beach, Rawai or Chalong between 7:00 and 7:45 am. We recommend staying close to the dive center in Chalong if you are either training with Kiwidiver or participating in regular dives to reduce your travel time each day. Dive Boats leave between 8:00-8:30am from the Chalong Pier.

Currently, we do not offer hotel transfers for the “long dive” boat Poseidon and meet at the dive shop. 

The 2-dive day boats are back around 4pm and the 3-dive day boats come back between 5:30pm and 6:30pm.

Food & Beverages onboard

On all the boats there is warm breakfast, which you can enjoy while cruising to your first dive site. Cooked lunch, fruit and snacks for the surface intervals. Coffee, tea and water are available throughout the day.

Soft drinks and beer are not included in the price. Please bring some cash with you if you would like to enjoy those.

Do not forget to take

  • Sunglasses, hat and sun lotion – so you can enjoy the comfortable sundecks.
  • Towel – There are showers on all the boats.
  • Camera – you will want to capture the scenery above and below water – the magnificent island landscapes, pink and orange sky sunsets and the colorful coral reefs and tropical fish.
  • Underwater photos and videos are not included in the price, but can be obtained for a small fee directly from your divemaster.
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Scuba gear

As a local distributor for some of the top diving equipment, we only use high-quality gear for our fun dives and courses.

If you are looking to get your own mask, fins, regulator, BCD or dive computer, be sure to pass by at least one day in advance and our experienced diving professionals will gladly consult you on different brands and models.

A full set of our dive equipment is available for daily use free of charge. Your divemaster will help you get everything fitted on your first day of diving with us.

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NITROX enriched air is available on all our boats to NITROX certified divers at 300 THB per tank. Please bring your certification card along.

Payment & Cancellations

To confirm your spot on the boat we require a small deposit, which can be done via PayPal or bank transfer. The full amount is due on your first dive day and can be paid in cash or by credit card in our dive shop. Please note that in high season the dive boats are booked out quite quickly, so we would advise to reserve your spot well in advance.

Our prices are all-inclusive and cover anylocal transaction fees including those arising from credit card or PayPal payments.

Cancellations up to 2 days in advance are refundable. Cancellation 1 day prior to your diving trip is non-refundable.

Marine park fee

When diving at the Phi Phi islands, please note that there is an additional 600 THB marine park fee, which needs to be paid in cash on the boat at the day of diving.

For non-divers and snorkelers, the marine park fee is 400 THB.

Underwater impressions from the diving day trips with Kiwidiver

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