Phuket is undoubtedly one of the ideal destinations, which have allured a large number of tourists from throughout the world. However, there are a number of attractions to see at this place, but the major thing for which it is popular is scuba diving and some other recreational activities, such as snorkeling, surfing, liveaboard and more. It has unquestionably become one of the major diving hubs in the world. According to many diving enthusiasts, this is best place for scuba diving. Even PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) is also active at this place. Diving in Thailand is the dream of a large number of people from every part of the world. Phuket is most favorite of majority of people.
There are a number of activities popular in Phuket, among which the prominent ones include:
PADI Courses: Phuket is popular for its PADI courses. A large number of people come here not only to enjoy diving in Phuket, but also to learn this recreational activity for building their career. Basic, intermediate and advanced level courses are available, which one can choose according to his or her requirement. If someone wants to take diving as a recreational activity only then the basic level course is sufficient. On the other hand, the intermediate and advanced level courses can be done by those who are willing to build career in diving. There are a number of fields, in which one can go after doing the aforesaid courses. Some of the instances in this regard include marine researcher, instructor, rescuer and many others. In case of some of the areas, you may require some other qualification also. For example, if you choose to become a marine researcher, you are required to take the degree or diploma in regard to research apart from doing the diving courses. During your course, you are also taken to some local and international diving trips.
Day Trip: You can also go for a day trip if you want to enjoy this recreational activity in a limited time. All the facilities for diving can be easily acquired at distinct places in or near Phuket, such as Koh Dok Mai, Shark Point, Phi Phi Islands, Similan Islands and more. If you don’t know how to dive, you can also hire an instructor, who guides you all the day during your diving adventure. When you dive inside the depth of waters, you find an abundance of marine life, which takes you to a new world. Sharks, colorful fishes and carol reefs are the aquatic allures that you encounter. This trip undoubtedly remains a lifetime memory for you. If you come for one additional day, then you can also enjoy visiting some tourist spots such as Big Buddha and Old Phuket Town etc.
Liveaboard: Liveaboard is an exciting activity that gives you a chance to explore the marine world in more detail. Moreover, it provides you a soothing experience to live in the lap of nature. Liveaboard is the water vessel on which the divers stay overnight. It is taken in-between the waters where one can get the relaxing experience to enjoy the bounty of nature. The major purpose of liveaboard remains to experience more and more diverse marine life. One can explore the seas from the areas far away from the banks. The divers also have the fun of boating while living on liveaboard.
You can enroll in PADI course or book your diving and liveaboard trip with ease these days. A number of travel agencies are active over internet, which provide you different packages and courses, among which you can choose according to your interest.
Source by Martin Rey