We are heading to Phuket in a couple weeks, and was wondering the best location to stay to dive. We don't want to travel longer by boat than necessary since we heard the water could be rough. We were thinking of staying in Cape Panwa, hoping dive boats leave from that area to the Phi Phi Islands. (looks closest to islands) and maybe be able to snorkel from the beach. Any suggestions is much appreciated. It's our first time to phuket and we are aware it is monsoon season. (trying to stay on the east side for calmer seas) Looking forward to the trip!!!!!!!