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Dive Review of WICKED DIVING in
Thailand

WICKED DIVING: "ANDAMAN ISLANDS", Jan, 2016,

by CAUSSIOL, LEVALLOIS, FR (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports). Report 9370.

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 2 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling 3 stars
Value for $$ 3 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments [None]2- HR BOAT RIDE -can be rough- every morning from Khaolak Jetty , and return around 4P.M. ( or remain at their -rustic- liveaboard ) . free car transfers from hotels to the KLJ , and back . European , English-speaking staff .Good gear .
Andaman Islands : still some beautiful gardens , with some blanching . Many small fish ( surgeons , butterflies etc..) a few big ones ( rays , sharks ..) , light currents , good visibility
Trip organized by our hotel to the SURIN islands , North of Andaman , towards Burma : same coral gardens and fish , nice wrecks .

Both Andaman and Surin I. are not world-class ( not any more ), but pleasant for SE Asia .

Beware : lots of boats - we were there around Chinese New Year - and their staff/captain do not seem to know there are swimmers/snorkelers/divers in/under the water . Screaming snorkelers and onlookers , even in such remote places ! We'll try the Burmese Mergui Archipelago next time for some peace and quiet .

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Mediterraneansea , Red Sea , Indo-pacific area ( Northern and Southern hemispheres ) , Caribbean
Closest Airport PHUKET Getting There 1 HR DRIVE TO KHAOLAK

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas choppy
Water Temp 70-75°F / 21-24°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 50-60 Ft/ 15-18 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 1 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

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

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]
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