Diving & Island Hopping
Our Dive Partner "Sea Bees" co-operates with the Mangosteen since the opening day. Sea Bees also provides the weekly introduction diving courses in our pool, every Monday 4-pm. Phuket's waters are famous amongst divers and the resort is just a short drive away from Chalong Pier, where the dive excursions start.
Day trips with the "MV Excalibur II"
Excalibur II brings our guests to all the well-known and beautiful dive spots around Phuket on a daily basis. With its level of service and comfort, it is one of the most modern daytrip boats in Thailand with an emphasis on safety. Because of its design and construction, this boat is extremely stable in the water.
We dive in small groups of 4 people with 1 guide.
Because of the relatively long distance to some dive spots, we offer daytrips with 2 or more dives.
With a length of 23m and a width of 6m, our daytrip boat offers various degrees of pleasure. This boat has a specially designed large dive deck with sufficient space to gear up and store your equipment. The broad diving platform guarantees safe jumps into the inviting waters. Large stepladders aid easy equipment removal and return to the boat and are also suitable for beginners.
After each dive, fresh water is available for washing dive gear and shade is available to hang equipment for drying. There are also separate fresh water tanks for dive computers and underwater cameras. When diving more than 1 day with us, you can also store your dive gear in the onboard store room.
Furthermore, the boat has 4 showers. Unlike other dive boats, ‘Excalibur II’ has 2 toilets especially adapted to western and environmental standards.
On the upper deck, you will find 2 spacious saloons with a bar and a separate non-smoking area. Our barkeeper is keen to spoil you with delicious milkshakes, fresh fruit cocktails and other drinks. Alcoholic drinks and different types of beer are available – but only after the last day’s dive! Our onboard cook produces mouthwatering western and Thai dishes for breakfast and lunch. During our Super Sunday trips, dinner is also included.
There are also two large sundeck areas, partially shaded, to relax and sunbathe on during the surface interval. Our bar and sundecks convince many a non-divers to spend a relaxing day on the boat, which makes it a great family day out.
Overall, ‘Excalibur II’ is a well thought out and specially designed diving boat - even for the more discerning client.
Sea Bees Diving’s fleet of 8 boats means we are able to guarantee to keep our high level of service during your diving holiday. This is certainly one of the reasons we have been awarded the “Golden Dolphin“ for Best Diving Centre in South East Asia & Pacific 8 times.