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Located in the tranquil southeast corner of Phuket, the secluded Palm Garden Resort is set amongst tropical flora and fauna.

It offers comfortably furnished rooms with air-conditioninig, en-suite bathroom, cable TV, WiFi internet access and a separate drying room for dive equipment. Every terrace features a hammock and all rooms overlook the peaceful pool with its massage jets and waterfall. The small restaurant offers Thai and International favourites and is a general meeting hub for guests.

The resort is a short walk to Chalong Pier where the dive boats depart.

Sea Bees Dive Centre

Sea Bees Phuket is a short walk away from the Palm Garden Resort. Modern facilities include a multi-media, air-conditioned classroom and training pool. From here you can dive famous sites such as Shark Point (a marine sanctuary and great place to spot leopard sharks) and King Cruiser Wreck (home to plenty of fish and crabs). All dive trips include breakfast and lunch as you’ll be out most of the day on board their custom built boat, Excalibur ll. Dive sites average a depth of 18-30 metres at an easy to medium experience level. Nitrox is available.

Sea Bees have been based in Phuket for more than 15 years and offer some of the best quality service in Thailand. They are ten time winners of the Golden Dolphin for ‘Best Dive Centre in Southeast Asia and Pacific’ and winners of the only 5-star DIN certification ‘Proven Top Service Provider’ award held in Thailand, guaranteeing that you’ll be in safe hands. They have two dive centres, one in Phuket and one in Khao Lak, both are adjacent to their own dive resorts.

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Key info

  • Ideal for:
    • Families
    • Groups
    • Non-divers
    • Singles
  • Diving suitable for:
    • Beginner
    • Intermediate
  • Nitrox available
  • Dive boat: Custom dive boat

Dive trips

This accommodation is featured in the following itineraries:

West Coast Explorer

This itinerary allows you to explore the most famous dive sites of Thailand, both from the convenience of a liveaboard in the Similan Islands, and the comfort of a dive resort, where you can relax in tropical surroundings.

  • When to go: Nov-Apr
  • Duration inc. flights: 13 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £2,045 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Phuket & Khao Lak Diving

Here are some of Thailand’s most outstanding dive sites, with excellent opportunities to spot leopard sharks amidst a kaleidoscope of marine life, with manta rays often gracing divers with their presence.

  • When to go: Nov-May
  • Duration inc. flights: 13 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £1,595 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea
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Thailand’s largest island is fringed with white sandy beaches with a backdrop of lush green hills and coconut groves. Within easy reach of some of the country’s most outstanding dive sites, there are excellent chances to spot leopard sharks amidst stunning marine life.

  • Ideal for viewing: hawksbill turtle, ornate ghost pipefish, western clownfish, leopard shark
  • Excellent for: Liveaboard diving, Resort based diving, Singles diving, Reef diving