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Things to do in Phuket - Phuket Pro Dive

the beautiful view of the Phuket beaches A bridge to Southern Thailand on the Andaman Sea coast connects Phuket Island.
Surrounded by 32 smaller islands that form part of Phuket province. Its size is about 570 square kilometers (widest point 21.3km, longest 48.7km) and about 70% is mountains. The highest point of the island is 529m.

You may fly from your home country to Bangkok, the capital city of Thailand, or to neighboring countries such as Malaysia or Singapore. A connecting flight to Phuket takes about 1 hour from Bangkok or about 2 hours from Singapore. If you prefer to come by road, there are several different types of buses available and traveling time varies between 14 hours via VIP express bus or up to 20 hours via local buses.

map of Phuket Thailand Population
Phuket has a population of 200,000. The main centers of population are on opposite sides of the island. Phuket Town, with a population of about 63,000, is located on the East Side and Patong Beach, whose population varies widely depending on the time of year, is located on the West Side.

Language
Thai is the official language with a southern accent, of course, but English is widely spoken in Phuket.

Economy
Tin mining used be the majority of income, however agriculture, such as rubber, coconuts, cashews and pineapples remains important to large number of people. Since 1980's, the tourism industry has become the number one income in Phuket province. Phuket Province residents enjoy the highest standard of living in Thailand.

Climate
Phuket has a moist, tropical climate, influenced chiefly by monsoon winds that vary in direction according to the season. From March to September, as the sun's rays strike directly above the equator, the landmass of Asia is heated more than is the Indian Ocean. This draws moist hot air from the ocean over Phuket and southern Thailand, bringing the rains of the southwest monsoon. By mid-April the winds are mainly from the southwest and are heavy with moisture. From the middle of December until the beginning of May we enter the high season for diving in Phuket. Gentle winds and temperature during this time and no rains produce ideal diving conditions.

local transport: tuk-tukTransportation
Transportation is available from Phuket International airport to the major hotels and districts. (Or we can arrange your airport transfer in advance.) While you are in Phuket, if you like to drive around by yourself, we have rental cars and motorcycles. We can arrange chauffeur driven minivans with onboard television so you can download or playback your cameras from one activity to the next. If you prefer other means of transportation, the local version of a small open taxi is called a Tuk-Tuk and motorcycle taxis are also available. You just need to negotiate the price before you ride. The local bus is called a Songthaew. They run every 30 minutes to 1 hour between Phuket town to the main beaches.

Thai DishFood
Thai food is a true international cuisine and enjoyed by a multitude of millions around the world. Thai food in Phuket, and throughout southern Thailand, is heavily influenced by the bountiful harvest of fresh seafood from the Andaman Sea. Seafood served southern style is unique, likely to be barbecued, and employs numerous herbs and spices, garlic, lemon grass, chilies, mint, cumin, basil, coriander, and shrimp paste.

Water

Tap water is not safe for drinking. Drink only bottled water or from a flask supplied by the hotel. Water provided in restaurants is safe for drinking, but avoid all shaved or crushed ice particularly from roadside fruit venders.


Looking for things to do on off diving day and/or for non-diver friends and family ? Click Here for lists of our recommendations.

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Day Out with Richard & Megumi

Day Out with Richard & Megumi

"Things to do, Adventure Tours & Attractions"
Richard & Megumi's Speed Boat Islands Hopping Richard & Megumi's Private/semi-private Speed Boat Charter
Richard & Megumi's 3-in-one Cruise Richard & Megumi's Private/semi-private Motor Boat Charter
Richard & Megumi's Sailing Cruise Richard & Megumi's Private Sail Boat Charter
Private Boat Charter Private Boat Charter
Sea Canoe Sea Canoe, Hong By Starlight
ATV Eco Tours ATV Eco Tours
Elephant Trekking Elephant Trekking & Combination Tours
Gig Game Fishing Deep Sea Fishing
Snorkeling Snorkeling & Island Hopping By Speed Boat
Thai Cooking Class Thai Cooking Class
Spa & Massage Spa & Massage
Fantasea & Simon Cabarret Show Fantasea & Simon Cabaret Show
For Detail Information, send us e-mail.
NOTE : Please be advised that due to raising fuel costs, our current prices can change without advance notice and fuel surcharge may apply.
NEED FERRY Ride between Phuket & Phi Phi ? Daily operation by one of the biggest ferry. (trip takes 2 hours.)
Dep.Phuket at 8:30 & 13:00 and Dep.Phi Phi at 8:00 & 14:00
Price:
Return Adult-1,000 Baht & Child-800 Baht
One Way Adult-600 Baht & Child-400 Baht
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Need Help Finding Accommodation ?
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Looking for "Good" Jewelry Shop you can trust quality in Phuket ?
Let us take you to one of the biggest jewelry shop in Phuket and you can get up to 20% discount. For more information, send us e-mail

Phuket Weather Today with Windguru
Weather report with Windguru

The Best Exchange Rate with Kasikorn Bank
The Best exchange Rate in Thailand with Kasikorn Bank

BIG Kiss by cute elephant ?
Elephant Trekking
Huge sundeck for every one to stretch and relax !!
ATV play ground

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