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Dive Review of West Coast Divers in
Thailand/Similan Islands

West Coast Divers: "Enjoyed the dives but viz was poor", Feb, 2020,

by Mark Magers, CA, US (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 20 reports with 23 Helpful votes). Report 11438.

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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 2 stars
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Comments We spent 4 days diving, 3 nights on the Sawasdee Fasai. We booked through https://www.similandivingtours.com/ they were by far the most responsive of the operators / resellers we talked to, they actually go out on the boats from time to time, and we highly recommend them.

Overall, the liveaboard operation (West Coast Divers) seems well run. The staff works very hard, is polite and helpful. The boat is clean and well set up. That said, the camera area is a rinse tank only, no room or tables if you care about that. The dive deck is also very crowded, more about that below. They offer 14 dives over 4 days. We did 10 of them.

The diving overall was, alas, disappointing. Maybe we set our expectations too high, but the visibility on most dives was poor, usually 20 to 40 feet, lots of green water. This being our first time in Thailand, and in fact Asia (Australia excluded), the colors of species we know from the Caribbean, for instance angelfish, we ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
Websites West Coast Divers   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving GBR, Thailand, Saba, Montserrat, Dominica, Barbados, Cuba, USVI, Belize, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Ecuador, HI, WA, CA, RI
Closest Airport HKT Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas surge
Water Temp 79-82°F / 26-28°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 10-50 Ft/ 3-15 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Follow DM, 60 minute max dives.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks 1 or 2
Turtles 1 or 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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