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Dive Review of Sea Fun Divers/Katathani in

Sea Fun Divers/Katathani, Nov, 2008,

by Mike Cavanaugh, WA, Australia (Contributor Contributor 12 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 4565.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Sea Fun Divers was super cooperative and helpful in booking dives and trasporting back and forth to day trips. Nitrox was available and blends were always 32-33%. Boat boys were very helpful on boat. Dive instructors lead dive trips and the ratio never got greater than 3-4 divers per instructor. The instructoirs tried to group divers with similar experience. While the profile was not strictly enforced, the dive time was. Occasionally the boat would have snorklers on board and the boat would get congested.

Phuket has a limited number of dive sites worthy of diving and they all require day trips by boat. The dive operators try to spread out and rotate the dive sites but often there are numerous boats at the same dive site which can be overwhelming for new divers that get confused underwater. Spent 3 weeks diving and got bored with the same dive sites on week three.

Visibility varied depending on the rain, seas and current. Dove on the wreck King Cruiser and 2 of the 3 dives (3 different days) were low visibility. Did see a whale shark on one of the low vis days.

Lots of soft corals and marine life. Lots of colors and macros for photos. Would recommend to other divers.

Will explore the live aboard option next trip to Phuket.

Sea Fun Divers were great to dive with and I would recommend them to anyone traveling to Phuket.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Caribbean
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy
Water Temp 82-84°F / 28-29°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 30-80 Ft/ 9-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Dive time was limited to 60 minutes independent of air. All day boat trips.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks 1 or 2
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 1 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities 1 stars
UW Photo Comments Single trash can with fresh water for cameras. No restriction on masks or other items getting in can. No rinse tanks at dock for daily boat trips. Plenty of fresh water rinse capability on boat. Air conditioned cabin to change batteries on camera without humidity.
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