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Koh Lanta Budget April 2019

Discussion in 'Thailand' started by divinh, May 31, 2019.

  1. divinh

    divinh Photographer

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    Of course, Andaman Dive Adventure.
     
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  2. Bubble Junky

    Bubble Junky Course Director

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    There is actually some decent macro photography subjects on the sites too. But most people are there solely with the hopes of seeing the big stuff, hence the guides focus on moving between the known cleaning areas. If you want to concentrate on photographing smaller things, it might be an idea to book a personal guide, rather than joining a group...
     
  3. divinh

    divinh Photographer

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    That's cool. I'll keep that in mind for another trip. I've only been in groups so know nothing of the small things being there.
     
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  4. Centrals

    Centrals Barangay Pasaway

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  5. Boncel

    Boncel Angel Fish

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    Where were your prefered dive locations during your trip. I am planning on going 2020. I am starting the planning early as it won't just consist of diving. So I would like to maximize my dive time. GF wanted to do more than dive.... humbug.
     
  6. Bubble Junky

    Bubble Junky Course Director

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    Here's some info about the dive sites - WordPress.com
     
  7. Edward3c

    Edward3c Instructor, Scuba

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    I normally pay for a private guide, B150 per dive. The exemption being checkout dives or if I decide not to take the camera (if for some reason I haven’t had the time to prep the o rings).

    I’ve been diving in Thailand 6 times from the U.K. and each time it’s worked out cheaper that going to the US or the Caribbean. I’m currently costing up a weeks diving in the Canaries, but for £200 more I can have 2 weeks in Koh Tao - with a private guide there are lots of small things to see.

    Last year I did a weeks diving in W Wales, it cost more than half 2 weeks in Thailand.
     
  8. Boncel

    Boncel Angel Fish

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    Where are you finding the private guides? Is this done with tank rentals? We have our own equipment, minus tanks. I would love to only spend 150BHT per dive. Could you tell me more on this matter? Also where did you dive to obtain such cheap prices? Where in Thailand did you dive? We were thinking of Koh Tao... Sorry I am rambling, I just peed my pants a little reading your post from the excitement.
    We are trying to dive as much as possible for the least amount of money. I have been checking the prices and all are pretty expensive. Like I said, we have our own equipment, and would love to stay away from big crowds. And your charter trip sounds pretty sweet.
     
  9. Boncel

    Boncel Angel Fish

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    So the best i have been able to find on dive prices are roughly 25.70 USD (800THB) per dive. I am not sure where you were able to get roughly 5 USD (150THB) a dive. If you can share this gem of information with me, that would be perfect. I would plan my trip around this if its true.
     
  10. Tippytoes12

    Tippytoes12 Manta Ray

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    What the OP means is that a private guide costs 150 bhat extra ontop of the usual price for a dive. This is still excellent value , we have hired private guide staff on various trips for various reasons and highly recommend this option.
     
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