My first impression of this dive centre was a fantastic one. The dive shop is epic and I mean epic! It is spacious, full of information, retail items, conservation corners, interactive learning, smiley staff and the décor is on point! It really would be hard to not be impressed by the centre itself before you even get out on the water. It felt like a real hub with all sorts going on, people coming and going and bustling dive chat.
I have to say again how awesome the centre looked and it was a big turn on immediately. My next interaction was with staff to organise rental kit for the day and I was presented with brand new Aqualung kit, checked and packed for me. There was nothing more to do but hang out and chill until the transport left for the pier. It was a low season day but the place was heaving and it felt nice to be there. There is a lot to say for the vibe of a dive shop.
A company originally founded in 1989 that is still going strong and growing all the time, Sea Bees in Phuket is now one of 5 dive centres and has been honoured for its outstanding performance with tourism awards and SSI’s then newest rating of diamond instructor facility training.
Daytrips and Livaboards running throughout the season have this company revelling in repeat custom and divers seeking quality dive encounters. We attended the Chalong centre which was moments away from the pier where day trips depart. Organisation and transfers were easy and simple and life on board was a breeze with high standard briefings given, snacks and lunch and dives executed professionally.
There was a real mix of backgrounds from dive staff, languages and experience and this made the diving accessible for everyone and a range of cliental.
I would absolutely dive with these guys again and look them up as a preferred centre when travelling elsewhere in Thailand. If you are travelling to Phuket check them out!