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Khao Lak Dive Centre - Thailand, Far East & Australia

Khao Lak Dive Centre is onsite at the Palm Garden Resort. The Similan Islands are visited six times a week and Koh Bon once weekly. These sites are rated amongst the “Top Ten” dive destinations in the world.

In addition, the dive boats can take you on a regular basis to Boonsung Wreck and Richelieu Rock.


The dive centre is located just 300m from the Palm Garden Resort.

Facilities and Service
Sea Bee operates two Boats, the MV Excalibur II and the MV Aragon for daily and overnight liveaboard diving.

The 23m MV Excalibur II is used for day boat diving. It has two decks, equipment room for storing and drying your equipment. The dive deck gives each diver their own area with two filled tanks and a box to store your dive gear below the benches, space to hang your wetsuit to dry and freshwater tanks for rinsing equipment, two shower cubicles and a western-style WC with sink. The diving platform gives easy access in and out of the water with a fresh water shower.The upper deck has an indoor salon, sockets to power up your torches and Thai breakfast and lunches are freshly prepared by the onboard cook .

The MV Aragon provides daily boat diving around Phuket Island, as well as short over night trips to the Southern Thailand area.The lower deck has a sleeping room with 12 bunk beds, divided in 6 compartments, bar and galley. There are two sun decks with shaded areas, four showers and two WCs, medic first aid plus 50 litre oxygen cylinder.

A range of PADI and SSI courses are available at the centre including Intro diver, Refererral, Open Water and Advanced courses. Junior Open Water is available for ages 10-15 years to a maximum depth of 12 meters.

Dive Courses

Courses include use of equipment, course materials, and necessary boat trips. Certification fee and material are in additional and paid locally.

Speciality Courses: Boat diving, Computer Diving, Deep Diver, Enriched  Air Nitrox*, Equipment Techniques, Navigation, Perfect Bouyancy, Night & Limited Visibility, Search & Recovery, Underwater Photography, Waves, Tides & Currents and Wreck Diving, Rescue Diver and Nitrox Course (Nitrox manuals and certification are charged locally).

Price from:
 Open Water Dive Course £295
 Advanced Open Water Dive Course (5 boat dives)           


Dive Packs

Dive packs include boat dives with guide and tank/weights.

Price from:
 3 Days (6 dives) £209
 5 Days (2 dives per day)             £329



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Diving Conditions

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Best Time: Year Round

Average Air temps: 26-35°C

Average Water temps: 24-28°C

Visibility: 15-30m

Top Dive Sites: Similan Islands, Richelieu Rock, , Surin Archipelago, Boonsung Wreck, Shark Point, Anemone Reef.

Hotel: Palm Garden Resort, Phuket >

Dive Centre: Sea Bees PADI >

Great Reasons to Dive in Thailand

  • Beautiful beaches
  • Sheltered diving for beginners on Phuket
  • Macro and Wide Angle photography
  • Rich culture - twin centre stay with Bangkok
  • Drift sites
  • Variety of coral gardens, drop offs, caves and wrecks.



Dive Holidays Sportif

Sportif Dive is a specialist tour operator offering a wide range of diving holidays all over the world. Our choice of destinations is extensive from established locations in the Red Sea, Maldives, Caribbean and the Far East to the exotic and unusual such as Rodrigues Island in the Indian Ocean, Wakatobi, Truk, Palau, South America & the Pacific. Whether you are looking to for a Learn to Dive course, group expedition or trip of a lifetime we can help. With over 30 years experience and a personal approach, we can advise on the ideal location to suit your needs, at a price to suit your budget.

Our extensive knowledge of the destinations means we can recommend the right location for you. Our diving centres are selected for their excellent standards of service and safety. Whatever your priority, whether starting out or wishing to dive a technically challenging site we can recommend a range of options offering the best diving for when you wish to travel. We can organise all your travel arrangements for you, pre-book equipment and diving packages in advance to maximise your time when you get there.

As an independent tour operator, we select only the hotels, liveaboards and diving centres that offer the best standards and quality of service but at the right price. Without the overheads of a large mass market operator, we can offer the best value diving holidays often with great discounts and special offers.

Our consultants have many years experience in travel and are divers. They are able to closely match your needs and take time to recommend from a carefully selected range of accommodation and diving packages. With first hand knowledge, they are passionate about diving and travel and providing the perfect holiday for you.

Sportif also have a specialist multisport division offering instruction and rental packages for windsurfing, kitesurfing and surfing. Our specialist centres are located in some of our diving resorts, often minutes from the Dive Centre for easy coordination of activities. Packages offered included taster and learn to right through to intensive coaching weeks up to expert level. Children can start from 8 years.

Sportif Dive are an ATOL bonded operator which means that every element of your holiday is secure. With the worry of disruption to your holiday plans from weather disruption or airline failure you can be sure that we will be there to help every step of the way.