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Meet Koen, GO Pro PADI Instructor at Khao Lak Scuba Adventures.


31 December, 2016, 11:15 pm  Author: khaolakscuba | View 869

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Growing up in rainy Belgium, I was always traveling to sunnier places. One day I found myself on the South coast of Turkey, fascinated by people setting up dive gear one of the moored up boats. After inquiring what was going on, I went on a PADI Discover Scuba Diving try dive. I loved it immediately, this amazing new world down there. A year later I finished my PADI Open Water Course in the East C...

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Congratulation to our 12 new PADI Dive Instructors for passing their Instructor Examination


21 December, 2016, 12:25 pm  Author: khaolakscuba | View 45

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Padawans* becoming Jedi! Once upon a time 12 fearless Padawans from all around the planet joined Khao Lak Scuba Adventures to become brave and excellent dive instructros. Their Jedi Masters Padi Course Director Thien X Do, PADI Master Instructor Darren Yang and Hardik Datanwala took on the challange to train them in the use of the PADI teaching system, the dive standards and to fine tune their ...

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Learn from the best! Underwater Photography courses available by Mekan


1 December, 2016, 1:04 am  Author: khaolakscuba | View 106

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Underwater photography at the Similan Islands by professional phortographer Mekan are now available on all our boats. My name is Alvarao Herrero AKA Mekan from Spain. I am diving for more than ten years now and I am a diving instructor since more then six years. I have been working as a professional and technical diver back home before. What really makes me exciting is the beauty of under...

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Manta Queen 7 back from paradise after 5 days of excellent diving conditions!


17 November, 2016, 3:01 am  Author: khaolakscuba | View 59

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Manta Queen 7 Trip Number 70, 5 day sand 5 nights to Similan Islands and Richelieu Rock. Just back in from an awesome trip! 5 days and nights of Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock!!! We were spared from the current and green monsters that Similan Islands are famous for and fortunately had excellent conditions of blue calm water with 25m visibility on many of our coolest di...

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Manta Queen 5 first trip in the Similan Island diving season!


16 November, 2016, 9:37 am  Author: khaolakscuba | View 51

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Welcome aboard our first Manta Queen 5 trip for the 2016/17 Similan Island dive season. We begin our 3 day 3 night south tour of the Similan Islands and Koh Bon with a great group with an international mix of people from all over the world ranging from the United States to India, France and Poland. Experience levels from PADI Open Water divers to PADI Advanced and PADI Open Water Courses being...

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Manta Queen 1 on the cruise again to Similan Island and Richelieu Rock


15 November, 2016, 3:28 am  Author: khaolakscuba | View 92

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Manta Queen 1, 4 days and 4 nights liveaboard trip number 231 to Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock Day One - Dive One ;-) ‘Anita’s Reef’. The fist dive of the trip is always exciting. You can feel the good vibes in the air, as people are keen to get in the water to discover the underwater world of The Similan Islands. This was a lovely gentle starting div...

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HAPPY 50. BIRTHDAY Maurizio!!! Thanks for sharing this special moment with us.


8 November, 2016, 2:39 am  Author: khaolakscuba | View 50

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Manta Queen 3 chartered on special mission, Maurizios 50th birthday! This time we were celebrating an especial occasion, one of our customers has reunited all his friends to celebrate his 50th birthday on our beautiful Manta Queen 3. On the first day after having a great breakfast we headed to Similan Island 6 and did some snorkeling and enjoyed the beautiful scenery of the Islands. We then ...

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Thank you team Russia and Ukraine for this great 4 days and 4 nights aboard Manta Queen 6


7 November, 2016, 12:13 pm  Author: khaolakscuba | View 100

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The sword of the Andaman Sea. Manta Queen 6 AKA ¨Excalibur¨ The day is gonna come-says the prophecy. "Now that day has come. After an almost endless resting, the ¨Excalibur¨ (MantaQueen 6) was ready to be pulled out again from the safe pier of Khao Lak.. and by pulled I meant to say leave the pier by its own 2 engines. The Knights of the Sword are all compressed air breath...

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First Whaleshark of the season at Richlieu Rock spotted by Manta Queen 1


6 November, 2016, 8:26 am  Author: khaolakscuba | View 119

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Manta Queen 1, 4 days and 4 nights Similan Island Liveaboard Trip no. 230 After checkin, on a damp and rainy October evening we headed off from Khao Lak, all packed and ready to the pier, where the gorgeous Manta Queen 1 waiting for us! We were 19 guests and 5 dive staff. Nineteen guests from all over the world. It pretty much looked like we had a delegation from all around the world to come a...

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5 days 5 nights in Paradise, Manta Queen 7 returns from Similan Islands


5 November, 2016, 3:11 am  Author: khaolakscuba | View 58

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Manta Queen 7 Trip Number 69 to Similan Islands and beyond. Although it's the longest trip offered by Khao Lak Scuba Adventures, all would agree it ended too soon. We would like to thank the guests on board for their great attitude and humour on this trip. We had so much fun with you and hope that you enjoyed it as much (or more). Actually, we have a few guests already booking their next tr...

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Good weather and awesome diving conditons, Manta Queen 1 returns from a 4 days and 4 nights trip


4 November, 2016, 3:31 am  Author: khaolakscuba | View 60

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Manta Queen 1, 4 days and 4 nights liveaboard trip to Similan Islands and beyoond. The weather has cleared up and we have a great bunch of divers at the check-in waiting to go diving. Off to the pier from Khao Lak to meet up with Manta Queen 1. We all woke up to the amazing scenery and colors of the Andaman Sea of the Similan Islands. It was off to Anita’s Reef for our first dive. Ever...

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Manta Queen 2 special 4 days and 4 nights liveaboard trip


1 November, 2016, 11:53 pm  Author: khaolakscuba | View 90

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Manta Queen 2 Trip Number 251 to Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock and Boon Soog Wreck. Manta Queen 2 left the pier in the evening of the 26th with 16 exited customers for a special 4 days and 4 nights liveaboard trip, heading for the Similan Island. After a bumpy ride we woke up early to watch the beautiful sunrise over the Similan Islands. Our first dive of the trip was ...

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Manta Queen 3 set sails to Similan Islands delayed due extreme weather conditions


29 October, 2016, 3:01 am  Author: khaolakscuba | View 114

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Manta Queen 3, 4 days and 4 nights Similan Island Liveabaord Trip Number 255 Although our departure was delayed due to extreme weather conditions in Khao Lak, it certainly didn't dampen the enthusiasm onboard. We set sail early morning towards the Similan Island Marine Park and braved the high swell to arrive in time for a dive before lunch. We got to explore many of the great sights of the...

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Manta Queen 1 set´s sail for the first trip of the Similan Island dive season 2016 - 2017


24 October, 2016, 4:27 pm  Author: khaolakscuba | View 124

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Manta Queen 1 - Similan Islands Trip number 228. The 2016-17 Similan Islands Dive season is upon us and the crew of Manta Queen 1 is ready to go with a super bunch of passengers. Check in with our amazing new facilities is now easier and faster. Our first day in the Similan Islands started with Anita’s Reef. Everyone was very excited to start diving. We jumped in to find amazing visibi...

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First Trip of the Similan and Surin Island Diving Season with the amazing Manta Queen 3


14 October, 2016, 4:16 pm  Author: khaolakscuba | View 193

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Similan Island 4 days and 4 nights trip with Manta Queen 3 Trip Number 224!! The very first trip of the season was WET! Still having leftovers from the SW monsoon, most of our dives were in the rain. No worries though, plenty of great visibility and blue water underneath. We started at Similan Island No. 5 with Anita's Reef, home to large Tunas, Moray Eels and the famous Blue Spotted Stingr...

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