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Dive Review of Sea Fun Divers/Katathani in
Thailand/Phuket

Sea Fun Divers/Katathani: "Dissapointing", Jun, 2015,

by Mike Cavanaugh, TX, US (Contributor Contributor 12 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 8273 has 1 Helpful vote.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations N/A Food 2 stars
Service and Attitude N/A Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling 3 stars
Value for $$ 2 stars
Beginners 2 stars
Advanced 2 stars
Comments I have been diving out of Phuket several times over the last 10 years. It has been about 5 years since I dove Phuket but this is about as bad as I have seen it. The coral (soft & hard)is almost completely gone. Without the reef the marine life is almost non-existent as well. I never thought I would see Phi Phi island look so bad. I will likely not return to the Phuket area again for scuba diving.

Sea Fun Diving is a reputable dive company that goes out of their way to make your dive experience comfortable and relaxing. The dive masters/instructors and boat crew were very helpful and accommodating.
I had a failed lo-pressure miflex hose on the second day of diving and Sea Fun was able to produce a new replacement hose the next morning without hosing me for the cost.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Asia Pacific, Caribbean
Closest Airport Phuket Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather rainy, dry Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 86-88°F / 30-31°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 10-40 Ft/ 3-12 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 60 minute dive
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 1 stars Boat Facilities 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 2 stars Shore Facilities 4 stars
UW Photo Comments The dive boat is a converted fishing boat. There is a single garbage can rinse tank for camera/video equipment.
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