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“Safe and friendly diving experience”
Review of Sharkey Scuba

Sharkey Scuba
Ranked #2 of 34 Tours in Karon
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Sharkey Scuba is a 100% legal 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 30 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

My partner and I took my father diving with Iain after a 16 year break for my dad.

Iain took my dad through the refresher questions and equipment thoroughly on the boat as we headed out to the first of three dives in the phi phi islands. My dad went through the skills needed with Iain as part of our first dive and we had a great day. Iain spotted sharks for us as well as many other forms of water life which we would have missed otherwise. The small group personal approach provides a high quality service plus an improved level of safety when compared to larger dive groups. Iain was great company between dives, changing the air cylinders and preparing our equipment and then giving a detailed predive talk, taking us through the dive in detail and the areas to attention to for wildlife and any potential hazards.

We would all recommend Sharkey to our friends and will defintely go diving with Sharkey when we return to Phuket.

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Reviewed 18 April 2018

I recently had the great pleasure of diving with Oui on 2 day trips. Once again diving in Thailand was an awesome experience. Nice warm water and plenty of fish life. The highlight being a dive with a whale shark.
The service supplied by both Oui and Iain was outstanding and very professional. I was made most welcome from the moment that we met. My partner (non diver) and I were invited by Iain to dine with them at a local restaurant one evening which we thought was a nice touch to our trip.If any one is thinking of diving in Phuket (karon beach, Patong) get in touch with these guy's, you won't be disappointed.
Thanks again.

Thank Ian H
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Myself and my partner had never scuba dived before and I was really apprehensive! Oui and Iain looked after us like friends and made sure that we were happy, reassured and confident with what we were doing at all stages. They took the time to check every detail with us and that we were comfortable. Nothing was a problem for them at all and they could not have done more to help us. I would highly highly recommend Sharkey Scuba as I am a huge worrier and I absolutely loved it! I felt very safe the whole time. I would absolutely use Sharkey Scuba again if we come back to Phuket - and wish we could had them if we scuba dive anywhere else in the world. Thank you so much !

1  Thank Grace B
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Wow! What a fantastic day, our most memorable and enjoyable experience in Phuket by far. Picked up promptly in the morning and dropped off at the pier where we met Oui and Iain who were nothing short of delightful people and fantastic instructors. Very happy they are fully qualified PADI instructors and felt safe in their care all day. We did 3 dives as a beginners package and were so pleased we didn’t settle to do the 2 dive option. By our 3rd dive we both felt very confident underwater and that made it even more special for us.

The boat was large and comfortable with plenty of helpful other divers aboard and ship staff who helped us in and out of the water as well. Breakfast was buffet style and all freshly cooked, lunch was a gorgeous Thai buffet and snacks including fresh fruit and fried bananas/pancakes in the afternoon. Soft drinks and tea and coffee all provided free all day. Easy enough to sit out in the sun/ on the decks above or inside to keep in some shade.

The equipment was all fitted to our sizes which we were asked for prior to the day as well as safety/medical questionnaires. The tuition was personalised and very hands on, easy to follow and had no problem in answering our questions. Both Iain and Oui speak fluent English and Oui speaks Thai as well which I’m sure many customers will appreciate.

Overall I’d love to give this more than 5*’a but trip advisor won’t let me! If we had more time here we wouldn’t hesitate to do our PADI openwater course with Sharkey Scuba, but fingers crossed we will on a return visit!

Mac & Grace, Wigan UK.

1  Thank Mac H
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Qui and Iain are very likeable couple. Diving with them was the great pleasure for me and my wife, and we did 18 dives with them. Boat dive trips were perfectly organized and Qui and Iain have perfect knowledge about local dive sites.
Just one word more - super!!!

3  Thank Petr B
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