What to wear in Thai temples Make sure you are dressed correctly when you visit a Thai temple (wat) or palace. What not to wear: Short skirts or shorts above the knee.  You should at least cover the knees, preferably full length trousers or skirts. Tight fitting trousers such as leggings. See-through clothing. Clothes with

Surin Islands liveaboard Reggae Queen Liveaboard snorkeling at the Surin Islands, Koh Bon and Koh Tachai The Reggae Queen is a dedicated snorkeling liveaboard boat (no scuba divers) with lots of snorkeling at all the best spots plus beach visits, island exploration and more.  3 day 3 night snorkeling cruise to the Surin Islands, Koh

Khao Rang Phuket City viewpoint, monkeys, restaurants Khao Rang (or Rang Hill) is in Phuket Town and is one of the best view points on the island. It’s popular in the evening with local romantic young couples, walkers and cyclists. The views over all Phuket are worth the visit. There are three different routes to the

Koh Sirey The second biggest island in Phuket Koh Sirey (or Ko Sire) is a small (20 square km land area) island off the east coast of Phuket Town. It’s attached by a short bridge from Phuket Town. So really it doesn’t feel like an island, more a part of Phuket. Technically though it’s the

Promthep cape Phuket sunset viewpoint Promthep Cape is the most popular viewpoint in Phuket for watching the sunset. If you head up there from 1700-1900 hrs most evenings you will be there with coach loads of other tourists, all trying to get the perfect selfie. Don’t let that put you off because Promthep cape is

Where does Phuket get it’s name? The first western references to Phuket call the island Jung Ceylon as written on Portuguese maps. That name is thought to be a corruption of Cape Si Lang recorded by a third century A.D. geographer . (Phuket was probably once attached to mainland forming a cape). Nowadays most people

What is PADI? PADI stands for Professional Association of Diving Instructors PADI is a US based privately owned corporation with a worldwide reach. You will find PADI dive centres all over the world. PADI materials are translated into 26 languages. PADI is just one of several scuba certification agencies, others are BSAC in the UK, CMAS in

How to dive Phuket Last week we convinced you why to dive in Phuket. Now lets get down to details. When to dive Phuket Phuket is an all year round destination and local diving day trips run 365 days of the year. That being said there are different seasons: Phuket diving seasons: November to February: North

Why Phuket diving? A world class holiday destination with world class diving The great thing about Phuket is that it’s got everything. There is amazing diving and so much more as well. There is really no reason not to come to Phuket. No resort diving Day trip diving from Phuket is unlike many other more remote diving destinations