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Review of Sharkey Scuba

Sharkey Scuba
Ranked #2 of 36 Tours in Karon
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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 2 September 2018 via mobile

I booked for the refreshing coarse at rays island. Very enjoy the diving, nice food, nice boat and nice people

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Chadaporn A
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

Sharkey Scuba was recommended to me by my friends who had done their OW, Advance and Rescue with them. So when I head back to Phuket to dive I would always look for this awesome husband and wife pair.

This trip, my partner decided to do his advance but he was quite worried about how comfortable he will be underwater as he had not done any dives between 5 - 6 years. After completing the first day of diving, my partner was raving non-stop how fantastic the first day went despite the rough journey back. Both Iain and Oui had made my partner very comfortable underwater and help him through all the skills he needed to learn to complete his course. When there were mistakes, they debriefed him when we surfaced and on the next dive gave him time to work out the kinks.

Overall, we had a great time with Iain and Oui throughout our 2 days of diving. They made us feel safe and comfortable underwater. There was no rush to gear up and jump off the boat like what I've experienced with other companies. All the dives are slow and steady giving you the time to adapt underwater and see many things small and big around you. Also seeing them pick up thrash as they dive and how they respect the marine life by not moving or touching them really show how much passion they have for what they are doing and inspires you as a diver to do the same.

If you are a new/experienced diver or someone looking at trying out this sport. I highly recommend you to engage Sharkey Scuba.

Thanks Iain and Oui for the wonderful 2 days. We definitely am looking forward to our next dive together with you guys. :)

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank tessybloodlust
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Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

My wife and I used Sharky's to try something different for our 20th wedding anniversary.
Iain assisted with our online enquiry and application, which was very professional and friendly.
Oui took us diving and guided us throughout the day. A great support and teacher who didn't let us feel lost...very patient with us newcomers.
Thanks team for an awesome experience!
Jason and Michelle.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Jason T
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Reviewed 27 May 2018

We went on a 5 day trip to Phuket few days back for a 3 days course with my Husband and my Sister in law. Iain and Oui was referred strongly by our colleague and good friend. We started talking to Iain thru e-mail - he was very accommodating and giving advices on how we are going to plan our trip and have an enjoyable, safe dive. Oui is our Instructor for the Course and I will give 100 Hands-Up for her passion, patience, love for diving and sea creatures. In the duration of the Course, Oui continuously amaze me on how she handle our difficulties underwater, she repeatedly giving insights so we can improve and apply what we learned. I am not a good swimmer but after this course I can say I am more confident now in or underwater because of Ouis' help. Very Big Thank You Iain and Oui for making our Trip a memorable one, we will definitely see you at the soonest. For all the people out there who wants to learn diving and enjoy an unforgettable experience underwater I Highly recommend Sharkey Scuba (Oui and Iain)!! You will never ever regret it!!

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Ruby C
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Reviewed 11 May 2018

My husband and I did a Phi Phi Islands day dive trip, and had a great time. We went on three dives, and saw tons of coral and fish. At one site we even saw a whale shark :) Oui is very knowledgeable and helpful. She knows all about the dive sites, and takes you to good spots.
There were only three of us diving in our group, but we were combined with other companies and put on a larger dive boat. The boat and crew were great. We were given breakfast, snacks, and lunch. There were also toilets on the boat, and plenty of seating.
It was a long dive day, but there was at least an hour between dives so plenty of time to get a nap in :)

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank 551jena
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