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Diving what do I bring?
Swimming pants; sunglasses; sunscreen; towel; hat. If you have own equipment: mask; snorkel; regulator; BCD; wetsuit; fins; dive computer; camera.
Diving what is included?
Included in the dive package are: dive master / instructor; boattrip; refreshments; tanks; weights; weightbelt. Probably more depending on the dive activity.
If you go diving either you are qualified diver already than you use a divemaster who knows the local divesite. If you go to do a learning activity make sure the dive instructor is certified for that specific course and has a lot of experience with that course.
Diving boat trip time?
If you go diving not from the shore and using a boat. There are several kind of vessels. Liveaboard includes accomodation; Speedboat is fast but bumpy; Longtail boat convenient for short distances; normal boat has more facilities.
Diving is rather safe if you oblige the rules. Only dive with certified divers. Discuss any personal problem in advance and check that the dive organisation has EFR staff and oxygen on board. Alcohol and diving is BAD combination so please use drugs and I hangover means there is still alcohol in your body.
Dive Similans / Phi Phi?
There are two options to dive similan Islands from Phuket. Option 1 is have a trip by minivan to khao Lak. Option 2 is going by speedboat that brings you in only 2 hours to the divesite. In only 1 hour to Phi Phi. During the boattrip you can get prepared for three wonderful dives.
Dive sites from Phuket?
Similan Islands: 1 of top 10 divesites in the world. 100km’s north west of Phuket. Nine Similan islands including spectacular coral growth and diverse marine life. Phi Phi Hin Daeng (red rock) Hin Muang (purple rock) are located 90 km south of Phuket Anemone Reef & Shark Point: 40 minutes Ko Kai: 20 minutes Ko Hong: 30 minuets including James Bond Island King Cruiser wreck: 40 minutes Tin Mining Wreck, close to Ko Waeo is a great spot for under water photography course.
What about wildlife? Is it dangerous? South East Asia has still real wildlife. The animals are most of the time really shy and stay away from human beings. Check out the ecology website for information about wildlife http://www.ecologyasia.com/verts/snakes.htm
Prevention to Malaria and other discomforts / vaccination?
If you are planning to go into the rainforest day & night protection against mosquitoes is very important. You might consider taking anti-malaria pills. Many of the popular jungle trekking areas of Thailand and a number of the rural islands particularly Koh Chang, Koh Pha-Ngan and Koh Tao present high risk to the traveller. Bangkok and most popular tourist centers like Phuket are considered relatively risk free.
The best prevention to malaria is simply to use a good mosquito repellent, avoid perfumes and scented aftershave. Wear light colored long-sleeved shirts, long pants. Sleep with air conditioning or with a fan.
It is recommended that travellers have up-to-date vaccination against Tetanus, Polio and Hepatitis A. Other recommended vaccinations are for Hepatitis B, Typhoid and Rabies.