Diving holiday specialists Regaldive have recently expanded their programme in Thailand with a hotel and three liveaboards in Phuket. The hotel and two of the liveaboards are owned by Sea Bees Diving, an award winning, local dive centre that has been operating for over 20 years. The third liveaboard is part of the highly regarded Aggressor Fleet.
New Hotel: Palm Garden Resort Phuket
The Palm Garden Resort Phuket is located in the south-eastern area around Chalong in a peaceful tropical garden. The Resort is just 5 minutes’ walk from Sea Bees Dive Centre and a short walk from the new pier, the bay and many shops. The Thai style bungalows of the Palm Garden Resort are ideal for a relaxing stay.
Nearby Chalong is home to the primary yacht marina and is the starting point for most diving and boat tours in Phuket. South of Phuket there are a number of excellent dive sites scattered over an area that incorporates the islands of Koh Phi Phi, Racha Yai and Racha Noi.
Three New Liveaboards out of Phuket
The renowned Similan Islands are located 100km Northwest of Phuket and are best dived by joining a liveaboard out of Phuket. With snow-white beaches set against picturesque granite outcrops above the water and spectacular dive sites in often crystal clear water below, it is not surprising that the Similan Islands are ranked as one of the finest dive destinations in the world.
MY Genesis 1 is a 26 metre steel, mono-hulled liveaboard that comfortably accommodates up to 12 divers in 5 twin bed cabins and 2 single cabins. MY Genesis 1 offers two night and five night itineraries to take in the best diving of the Similan Islands and the north. Divers can make the most of these nine islands and the unique, worldwide recognised dive sites that surround them. Free Nitrox is available on board.
The 23 metre MV Marco Polo liveaboard comfortably accommodates up to 14 divers in twin cabins. The MV Marco Polo offers a 6 night itinerary to some of the best dive spots the Andaman Sea has to offer. The MV Marco Polo regularly tours wildlife-rich dive sites around the Similan Islands, Koh Bon, the spectacular coral gardens of Koh Tachai and the renowned Richelieu Rock.
Thailand Aggressor is a spacious 35 metre yacht built and powered for comfort, safety and stability. She has comfortable accommodation for 16 guests in eight spacious, air-conditioned staterooms. Thailand Aggressor offers a choice of two itineraries: ‘The Andaman Sea North’ and ‘The Gulf of Thailand’.
With its in-house team of diving enthusiasts, Regaldive is well placed to help divers to plan their scuba diving adventures to Thailand and over 25 exciting worldwide destinations. For further information or to book, visit www.regaldive.co.uk or call 01353 659999.