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Indepth Dive College

43/39 M.5 Chalong, Phuket, 83130, Phuket, Thailand
Instruction | Day trips | Liveaboard | Nitrox | Gear rental Retail | Snorkeling | Accommodation | Tech diving Indepth Dive College PADI 5* IDC and TecRec Center S-36108, formed in 2002, is owned and managed by British PADI Course Director Chris Owen, with 20 years’ experience of diving and managing dive centres in both the Gulf of Thailand and on the Andaman coast. Chris has been conducting hugely successful PADI Instructor Development Courses and scuba diving internship packages for over 12 years and offers a full range of PADI, DAN and DSAT courses from beginner up to Instructor in most languages. Chris is also a PADI CCR Instructor Trainer on the Poseidon Mk VI. Indepth Dive College (idc) is located in Chalong and consists of a purpose built dive centre with uniquely designed state of the art classrooms, complete with full multimedia support using the very latest instructional tools and technology. Indepth Dive College (idc) also works with two purpose-built training pools, one of which is 3m deep and only two minutes’ walk away, to offer you the very best scuba diving training available. IDC also offers a complete range of daily dive trips to the surrounding dive sites, including Phi Phi, as well as liveaboard trips to suit all budgets.
+66 76 384380
+66 81 862 8267
+66 76 384 381



    • Diving seven days
    • Instructor Training Centre
    • Rebreather hire/training
    • Scuba Diving Packages


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      Similan Islands
      The diving here is universally considered the best in Thailand and amongst the Top 10 in the world at the time of writing (according to Wikipedia/National Geographic Society). The topography of the Similans differs between the Eastern and Western Sides of the Islands. The Eastern side is generally white sandy ocean floor with many large fields of hard and soft corals down to depths between 25 metres and 40 metres. The Western side (which gets the worst of the weather in monsoon season) is large stacked granite boulders creating some amazing topography. Swim throughs, tunnels, archways and generally beautiful seascapes. There are also large fields of hard corals but the sand is more “rough / rubbly”. Currents can be more unpredictable on the Western side making the diving a little more challenging, especially around full and new moon . The water temperature is generally between 27 and 29 centigrade as visibility is normally between 20 metres and 40+ metres (excellent !). The National Park is officially open from the 1st November – 15th May. The monsoon season is between May and October when the weather can be very unpredictable.
      Phi Phi Islands
      Phi Phi Islands are absolutely stunning limestone rocks which rise vertically from the sea to heights of more than 500 meters and are famous for being the location of the Hollywood movie ‘The Beach’ starring Leonardo DiCaprio. Underwater the incredible beauty continues with caves, walls, overhangs and swim-throughs and an amazing variety of soft & hard corals and huge Gorgonian Sea Fans. Bida Nai and Bida Nok to the south of Phi Phi Le are the most popular dive locations with a diverse range of reef fish in huge numbers, turtles and a good chance of seeing a Blacktip/Whitetip Reef Shark or Leopard Shark and occasionally even Whalesharks have been known to visit the islands.