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  Diving Environment:
  • Whale sharks, Mantas, Leopard Sharks, Silvertip Reef Sharks, Walls and Reefs with over 500   species of hard and soft corals and abundant marine life

  • Up to 5 dives per day (4 day dives + 1 night dive) weather permitting 

  • All dives from skiff

  • Water temperature:
    79 - 84F, 26 - 29C

  • 3mm wetsuit recommended


 
 

Phuket is known as "The Pearl of the Andaman" for its natural beauty. Thailand is known as "The Land of Smiles" for its warm and friendly people. This island paradise lies only 8 degrees north of the equator and enjoys a tropical climate year round. For divers, the true treasures of the Andaman Sea are found at famous sites such as the Similan Islands, Phi Phi Islands, Richelieu Rock, Hin Daeng, Koh Raja and Shark Point, where the warm, clear water draws large schools of tropical fish, manta rays, and the awe-inspiring whale shark. The wealth of aquatic life will delight underwater photographers and marine naturalists when scuba diving Thailand.

The Andaman Sea (South) and Andaman Sea (North) itineraries are offered during the following dates from Saturday - Saturday (7 night charters). 

Andaman Sea (North & South)
View the itinerary map to see the routes.

July 3, 2015 - August 14, 2015 (Pulau Weh, Indonesia)    

August 22 - November 14, 2015 (South Itinerary departing from Pak Bara Pier)
November 21, 2015 - May 14, 2016 (Myanmar, South or North Itinerary
May 14, 2016 - November 5, 2016 (South Itinerary departing from Pak Bara Pier)
November 5, 2016 - May 19, 2017 (North Itinerary departing from Tap Lamu Pier)
May 19, 2017 - November 4, 2017 (South Itinerary departing from Pak Bara Pier) 


The Thailand Aggressor relocates to Pulau Weh, Indonesia from July - August, 2015. For more information view the Pulau Weh, Indonesia destination page.

View the Schedule (link above) to confirm which pier you will embark/disembark from; Chalong Pier, Tap Lamu Pier or Pak Bara Pier. The pier location can vary week to week regardless of which itinerary you are doing.

Getting There, Passports & Visa Documentation:
The island of Phuket lies in the Andaman Sea off the south west coast of Thailand in the geographic region of Mainland Southeast Asia. Phuket is separated from the mainland by a channel at its northernmost point, where the Sarasin Bridge connects the island to the mainland.  Countries bordering Thailand are Malaysia, Burma, Cambodia and Laos.

The Phuket International Airport (HKT) is in the north of the island, and is Thailand's second largest hub to Bangkok. This is the airport guests will fly into when doing the Andaman Sea (North and South) itineraries unless you are departing from the Pak Bara Pier then you will fly from Bangkok (BKK) to Hat Yai (HDY). There are numerous connecting flights from the United States, Canada, Europe, Russia and Australia offering daily service to Phuket via Bangkok, alternate direct flights from Dubai, Hong Kong and Seoul to Phuket. Airlines offering service are Korean Air, Qatar Airways, Emirates, Thai Airways, Asiana Airlines and Malaysia Airlines.

Visitors must have a current passport, adequate funds to support themselves, and a return airline ticket. US citizens require a passport that must be valid for 6 months from date of entry. It is the travelers’ responsibility to ensure they have the proper visa to travel into each country on his or her itinerary as well as for re-entry and return to their country. Since regulations vary by country, contact your consulate or embassy of your country for the requirement.

Arrival/Boarding/Departure
(Note There Are 3 Different Embark/Disembark Locations Depending On Itinerary; Check Above Schedule For Charter Date and Pier Locations):


We highly suggest arriving a few days early and visiting Bangkok. Transfers are free of charge on the charter arrival/departure dates at the following pick up points:
 
Charter Start Date From Chalong Pier or Tap Lamu Pier:

 Charter End Date From Chalong Pier or Tap Lamu Pier:

Guests arriving at the Phuket (HKT) International Airport on the day of the charter and the host hotels will be met at the above times by a Thailand Aggressor representative. If you are already on island, you may make your own way to the Thailand Aggressor, docked at Chalong Pier  or Tap Lamu Pier for a 6 pm boarding or, you may meet at one of the above pick up points. 

(7 Day advance notification is required for transfer arrangements)

Pak Bara PierCharter Start Date From Pak Bara Pier (South Itinerary) Guests will fly from Bangkok Airport (BKK) to Hat Yai Airport (HDY):

Flights are available from Bangkok (BKK) to Hat Yai Airport (HDY) daily on Thai Airways/Smile (Our airline department can book these for you).

 Charter End Date From Pak Bara Pier (South Itinerary)

Guests will be met at the Hat Yai Airport by a Thailand Aggressor representative. If you are already on island, you may make your own way to the Thailand Aggressor, docked at Pak Bara Pier for a 6 pm boarding or, you may meet at the airport and join the transportation to Pak Bara. For guests wanting to arrive early or stay later, we recommend the Centara Hotel Yatyai which provides complimentary transportation to and from the airport.

(7 Day advance notification is required for transfer arrangements)

Docking:
The Thailand Aggressor departs from either the Chalong Pier, which is located in the southern part of Phuket, Tap Lamu Pier, which is located 1 1/2  hours north from the Phuket International Airport (HKT) and just south of Khao Lak, a beautiful hilly mountainous region and tourist area or Pak Bara Pier, located 2 hours from the Hat Yai Airport in the port town of Satul.

The yacht departs from all ports Saturday evening for its first night anchorage to prepare for diving the next morning. The yacht will arrive back to all piers Friday afternoon/early evening. The crew will host a cocktail party then dinner will be served onboard. 

Taxes & Fees:
USD $95 Park Fee paid onboard and 7% VAT tax of onboard purchases and park fee. For guests doing 2 weeks back to back or 10 night charters that include both north and south, the park fee will be $190. The yacht accepts cash, MC, and Visa.