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.
Itineraries: (Also See Dive Map)
Andaman Sea (South) - May to October
From May to October, the Thailand Aggressor will travel the south route diving sites such as Shark Point, Anemone Reef and Phi Phi Islands. View Sample Itinerary
Andaman Sea (North and South alternate every week) - February to April
From February to April, the Thailand Aggressor will alternate routes every week. Traveling the North itinerary one week and the South itinerary the following (or visa versa). This will give guests desiring a longer charter the opportunity of being able to experience the best of both itineraries. There will be one day between the two 6 day charters where guests will stay one night complimentary at the Ibis Patong or Ibis Kata based on availability. Hotel night and hotel transfers will be complimentary for this 13 day itinerary. View Sample Itinerary
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. 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.
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:
- Sunday 4 pm Phuket International Airport (HKT) for transfer to Chalong Pier.
- Sunday 4 pm Ibis Patong Hotel and 5 pm Ibis Kata Hotel for transfer to Chalong Pier.
Charter End Date:
- Saturday 9 am departure to Phuket International Airport (HKT).
- Saturday 9 am departure to Ibis Patong Hotel and Ibis Kata Hotel.
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 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)
The Thailand Aggressor departs from Chalong Pier, which is located in the southern part of Phuket. Sunrise Road starts at Chalong Circle and ends at Chalong Pier, Phukets principal boat anchorage and the islands largest bay. It is the center of the islands yachting and diving businesses. The yacht will depart the dock early Sunday evening for its first night anchorage to prepare for diving the next morning. The yacht will arrive back to Chalong Bay late Friday afternoon/early evening. The crew will host a cocktail party and have dinner onboard Friday evening. We recommend guests fly out of the Phuket International Airport beginning Saturday afternoon to allow for adequate surface intervals.
Taxes & Fees:
USD $90 Park Fee paid onboard (6 day charters) and 7% VAT tax of onboard purchases and park fee.