Sharkey Scuba
Sharkey Scuba
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Multi-day ToursScuba & SnorkellingBoat ToursBoat HireNature & Wildlife Tours
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Sharkey Scuba is a family owned PADI dive center in Karon, Phuket. We are complete diving fanatics as our guests will testify! Started in 2002, the owners, Oui and Iain alone, have been teaching and guiding in Phuket for almost 35 years between us. We were the first company in Phuket to exclusively offer private scuba diving courses from complete beginner to professional level. We also arrange day trips and Thailand liveaboards. Every guest is very important to us which is why we offer a highly personalised service including hotel visits and after dive events. Wherever you are staying in Phuket we can help with free transfers for dive trips from all of the following towns: Karon, Patong, Kata, Kamala and Chalong. Dive courses, day trips, Similans liveaboards - just ask and we will help.
Karon, Thailand
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2023

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Karina K
2 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
My boyfriend and I went on this diving experience and it was amazing.
We scheduled the appointment with Iain and he prepared us via text and it was very professional. He even send us a safety video and briefed us about a riff friendly sunscreen and our flight being not in the next days after the diving. We felt very well looked after and safe even before diving.
At the diving day everything worked perfectly. The transfer came on time and on the harbour, Julie (our guide) picked us up.
We went to the boat together and she explained us all relevant informations. She trained us to breathe correctly and everything else.
We had three amazing diving sessions and saw a lot.
Julie even took pictures of us and calmed us down when needed.
In every break from the diving, there was a new buffet with only a few but very tasty snacks.

We had a great time and really appreciated the work of the whole team, especially Julie.
Written 21 February 2024
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Slough, UK52 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
Fully recommend Sharkey Scuba! For my partner Helen and I this was a holiday highlight. Ian and Oui were incredibly nice, flexible and accommodating, professional, knowledgeable, and great to hang out with.

They also create a really positive learning environment that builds you as a diver. You work at your own pace, are never unnecessarily stressed and learning is adapted for you.

Helen, under their guidance, became a confident and enthusiastic diver, and I also really rediscovered a love for scuba diving.

Thank you both!
Written 6 February 2024
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Voyage60160370638
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Nov 2023 • Friends
I’ve never left an online review before, but I just had to for this one!

I went on my first ever discover scuba dive with Sharkey on 21 Nov 2023 and it was an entirely amazing experience!

First off, the website was very detailed (yet not overwhelming) and gave us as much information as possible so we can make the best decisions for our dive trip.

On dive day, we met our incredible and incredibly friendly instructors, Iain (for myself) and Julie (for my friend). Iain gave very detailed instructions but in a fun and chill way! He really emphasised on the importance of, not just safety, but also enjoying every step of the process and allowed me to take the time I need to acclimate to each step before moving on to the next. He literally and figuratively held my hand throughout the experience, which I really appreciated since it was my first ever dive trip and I am absolutely inspired to continue my diving journey whenever I get a chance.

Through talking with them, you can really tell that they’re doing this, not just as a business, but because it’s their passion. I swear this is NOT a paid advert, I’m just really impressed by the experience and I cannot thank the Sharkey team enough.

11.9/10 would recommend!!!
Written 22 November 2023
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Nick B
7 contributions
Sept 2023 • Couples
We could not reccomend Sharkey Scuba more.
We went on 2 trips during our time in phuket with Sharkey Skuba both times to Koh Racha Yai/Noi and really had an incredible time both times.
Firstly due to some unsure travel plans our booking was made very last minute.
Iain who we dealt with was incredibly helpful and accommodating even though he was on holiday at the time. He replied very fast to any of our questions and made sure everything was sorted. Even staying up till nearly 2am where he was to make sure we where collected from the hotel on time. And as soon as we where done checking in to make sure everything went well.
Julie our instructor for the 2 days was amazing. She went above and beyond to make sure we had a great day.
My partner who had previously had a not so great trail dive else where in the world was a little nervous about the whole thing. Julie spent a lot of time with her making her feel very comfortable in the water. She made sure everything was explained and that we both understood and kept all the dives way within our limits progressively getting deeper as my partner got more comfortable.
We would like to say a massive thank you to both Julie and Iain for 2 incredible days.
We will definitely be back soon for our Open water diver courses
Written 17 September 2023
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Tim G
Hobart, Australia7 contributions
Aug 2023
If you are not sure we which dive company to choose in Phuket, look no further.
We had such a great time with Sharky Scuba that we did 3 seperate day trips.

I can give Sharkey the highest recommendation, Iain was amazing organising everything before the trip, all we had to do was make sure we were at the front of the hotel for pickup !

My partner and dive dived separately as I am PADI Advanced and she was doing discover scuba, but we did meet up underwater a couple of times for some photos!

Our dive guides Oui, Julie and Nat were amazing and everything was so well organised. All of the hire gear supplied by Sharkey was in top condition and they had spare gear in case something did not fit.

As the water was 30 degrees I just dove in shorts and a rashy, and this worked well as I needed less weight. Julie helped me with a buoyancy check at the start of the first dive and made a couple of weight and trim adjustments during the dive to get it just right.

I choose to dive with a 15L tank and NX32, this was a great choice as I was able to maximise my bottom time right out to 45min, had no NDL issues and still felt great at the end of 3 dives.

My partner loved her discover scuba dives with Oui - which Sharkey does 1 Student to 1 instructor.

Iain, Oui, Nat and Julie.....As you know Nikki came back for another discover scuba day and I did 2 more dive days..so to say we were happy would be an understatement.

Thanks Again Sharky Scuba you are the best.
Written 28 August 2023
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Patrick
13 contributions
Jul 2023 • Solo
I give these guys 5 stars:
- Communication: On point, friendly and supporting. Iain managed all the details from the beginning of the communication via email and later on through WhatsApp and navigated me through the options I had as I was rainy season when I arrived and it was kind of difficult to go for dives due to the rain. Since they are super flexible and I was too, we managed to get three amazing dive trips. Oui was my Divemaster and as professional Iain, she walked me through each dive-site clearly and patiently, not only with her words but also then through the water and managed to find always spots where not too many divers gathered around.

- Equipment:I travelled light and did not bring any. The equipment I got was good. BCD, regulator, masks and fins and the party started. Weights were provided as well of course.

- Payment: I opted to use PayPal rather than paying in cash

- Weather: Oui and Iain made it happened and pushed the rainy clouds away so I had three sunny days in Phuket for scuba diving. Kidding: as mentioned overall we were lucky and flexible, but what made the entire experience sunny was the attitude and communication with both of them, either personally or through email/WhatsApp
Written 30 July 2023
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Todd B
14 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
Great family day out on the water, Ian and oui looked after us so well, my son and I dived while wife and daughter snorkelled. The trip was well organised and Ian gave us a great dive briefing. We got way more than we expected, the dive boat was well set up. The husband and wife duo are so passionate about their customers and the experience, they offer. It’s world class diving in beautiful clear water. Slow down and look as there is soo much reef life going on. I have dived for 28 years in different parts of the world, this rates in my top 3 experiences, including Sharkey scuba with their passion and organisation of the trip.
Written 15 July 2023
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ida wong
Selangor, Malaysia2 contributions
May 2023 • Solo
Excellent dive trips with skillful and experienced dive master! I enjoyed a lot by seeing many fishes with rare giant moray eel and stoned fish!
Written 30 June 2023
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Lauri K
1 contribution
Feb 2023 • Family
Very friendly and helpful guides, really nice dives and overall an excellent experience. We did two trips with them and fully recommend their service.
Written 17 March 2023
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Harrison S
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Feb 2023 • Friends
Amazing experience. Great teaching and lovely people. First time scuba diving and the team made it really clear on the skills you needed to know and taught them to us with clear instructions and enthusiasm. Incredible time under the water as well. Highly recommend the company and the diving in Phuket
Written 15 February 2023
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