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Dive Review of WICKED DIVING in
Thailand/Surin Islands

WICKED DIVING: "Not As Good As My Previous Trips But Still Loving It", Jan, 2017,

by Gianni Zanini, MD, US ( 2 reports). Report 9465.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving California, Caribbean, Mexico, Spain, Italy, South Africa, Kenya, Thailand, Indonesia and Philippines
Closest Airport Phuket Getting There taxi from Phuket Airport or from Patong is less than THB2,000 (US$57)

Dive Conditions

Weather windy, rainy, cloudy Seas choppy, currents
Water Temp 28 to 28 Celsius Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 10 to 20 Meters

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Advanced divers were limited to max 30 meters; length limited to max 1 hour; reaching below 10 min NDL caused guides to start ascending to lower depths.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

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

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
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Comments After two past great week-long trips with WICKED DIVING in the past four years, I went back for a third short 3 days/nights trip to Richelieu Rock and the Surin Islands this January. Unfortunately, the weather gods kept sending rain and wind during most of our trip. The captain had to stay near protected coves, and had to cancel the scheduled day of diving at Richelieu Rock (a wonderful pinnacle teeming with all sorts of fish and creatures and corals, likely the best dive location in the area).

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