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Dive Review of Kamala divers/Karon Living room in
Thailand/Phuket

Kamala divers/Karon Living room, Nov, 2010,

by Eldon Okazaki, CA, US (Top Contributor Top Contributor 42 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 5817.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Hawaii, caribbean, Palau, Yap, Philippines, Mexico, PNG, etc.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy, cloudy, dry Seas choppy, no currents
Water Temp 82 to 79 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 40 to 80 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions follow divenmaster; dives were about 45 to 50 min.;
sandy bottom at 60 to 40 ft.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics N/A

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments the large boat had lg. vat for cameras

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 3 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity 3 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 3 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments the bad: crowded boat about 39 divers; many student divers; next day, boat less crowded with less than 30 divers incl. 2 tech divers ( dived to 50 meters); you set up and serve yourself; costly at > $105 / day; 2 dives around Phi Phi islands; long boat rides 2 to 2.5 hr.; late in ship leaving; come back after 6:30PM except for 1 day back before 6 PM.; local DM sorta hard to understand her English.

the good: only 1 dive site with slight current (not drift dive); very good DM - - Hugo (free-lancer) found leopard sharks at shark point; lots of food and drinks before and after dives; only few divers / DM. Only leopard sharks were new to me; no hammerheads. 3 dives at Racha Noi and Racha Yai trip.

beaches had lots of shops and cheap massages and food.
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