What we're about

Meet other divers who live here in Bangkok, join dive trips, or organize your own trip and find others to come along. Diving is a lot of fun, and it's even more fun diving with people you know.

It really sucks to spend a ton of money on a dive trip, show up, and then get stuck with a group of other divers who you don't really like or know. Our goal for this group is to avoid that by building a tight-knit little community that dives together. We'll build this community by hanging out together here in Bangkok and planning trips together.

Hangouts

We'll have semi-regular Meetups in Bangkok. Something simple, usually dinner or drinks where we can hang out and talk shop. These are completely open, the only requirement is that you live in Bangkok and are interested in diving.

Trips

Our trips are organized by our members, and they each get to set the rules for their trip. So, some trips might require a certain level of experience, or maybe they'll want to handpick members, etc. Depending on how big the dive groups are we can usually get some discounts for the group, and sometimes the organizer can dive for free. But, nobody makes any commission or profit off of trips. This is not a travel agency or a business.

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Hangout: Hair of the Dog Phrom Phong

Hair of the Dog Phrom Phong Craft Beer Experience

We’ll meet up at Hair of the Dog Phrom Phong, have a couple drinks, and talk shop.

Maldives: Currents & Sharks in the Deep South [FULL]

Bangkok

THB 82,000.00

I really love diving with sharks, and I really love diving in heavy current. This trip will take us down to the deep south of the Maldives, known for strong currents and tons of sharks. To make things a little more interesting we've lined the dates up with a king tide :) These sites are only in season a couple of months out of the year and are only visited by a handful of boats: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61wCyvZwMYU > The Boat Emperor Divers is the best operation out in the Maldives, running six fantastic boats. We'll be on the Emperor Leo. This 35m liveaboard just finished a full-scale retrofit in March 2019 has 12 ensuite cabins, all with air-con. The Leo features a jacuzzi, contrasting wooden decor, an air-conditioned saloon with full bar, multiple dining and relaxation areas, free wine with dinner, free Nitrox in the water, and tons of other goodies. > The Diving You'll need at least 100 dives to join this trip. We will be going to depth and diving in channels with strong currents. Divers may find some dives challenging and may be asked by the Cruise Director to skip dives that are not suitable for their diving experience. We'll be hitting some of the most remote and challenging sites that the Maldives has to offer: - Laamu is an oval shaped southern atoll, which has some of the top dive sites in the world such as Guraidhoo and Gan. - Foammulah we can expect to meet Tiger and Silver Tip sharks. - Huvadhoo is one of the deepest lagoons in the Maldives with raging channel dives ideal for Whale Sharks, Silkies, Hammerheads, Tiger, and Grey Sharks. - Addu Atoll hosts the WWII wreck, HMS British Loyalty, as well as a few popular Manta cleaning stations. To kick things up a notch we have a supermoon two days into the trip. The deep south is already known for advanced dives and raging current, so having a king tide to push things along is really going to spice things up. Dust off your reef hooks, you're going to need them! > The Details This trip is 7 days and 82,000thb. That's 10% off the retail price, a 9000thb discount. This doesn't include the flights from Bangkok to Male, but it *does* include the domestic flight to get us from the Male airport to the boat and back. Some of the rooms are bigger and nicer and require an additional charge. All rooms are twin/shared, but if you are traveling alone there's a 1,200thb fee to guarantee a separate bed. They will also guarantee that you will share a room with someone of the same gender. You can book a private, solo room for +50% the normal rate for the room. Gear rental prices: https://www.emperormaldives.com/pdf/prices/OnboardPriceList.pdf More info on the boat: https://www.emperormaldives.com/emperor-leo.php

Komodo: Insane current, private boat, diving at its best

Dive in a very special part of the world on a very special boat. The Busy Girl holds a maximum of four divers, and we're chartering the whole boat. Komodo National Park covers over 1,700km2 and is home to one of the richest and most diverse marine ecosystems on the planet. The Pacific Ocean to the north and the Indian Ocean to the south are actually at different heights – the flow of currents from the Pacific to the Indian during tidal exchanges makes the currents among the strongest in the world. Most dive operators do their best to avoid the currents, and they usually end up diving the same handful of sites on the same profile. Current Junkies specializes in diving in these conditions and it is some of the best diving you can do. This is a very special trip. To make things a little more interesting, we've chartered the boat on a full moon. = Requirements = The minimum experience level for this trip is 200 total dives, 50 dives within the last year, and Rescue. This is non-negotiable, these dives are no joke. You should own all of your own gear. Experience diving in current not necessary. = Schedule = Five days, five nights. We meet at the dive shop April 6 at 11am, and get back to port on the afternoon of April 10. You'll want to fly in to Labuan Bajo April 5 and out on April 12. Usually the itinerary includes a trip to see the lizards, but we're going to skip it and do an extra dive. If you want to see them, day trips are plentiful and cheap. = Diving = 14 dives. On Monday we do one check dive, Tuesday to Friday we do three dives per day, then on Saturday we do one more dive. = Costs = Charter rate gets us to USD$900 per person and includes food and accommodation on the boat. National Park fees are about 1.7mil IDR (~USD$110). Flights usually cost around $500, but can be a pain to book if you want to avoid an overnight in Bali. Boat costs due in full to reserver your spot, park fees paid in cash at the dive shop. You’ll also want a hotel in Labuan Bajo the day before and the day after the trip. They run about $15-50, depending.

Komodo: Insane current, private boat, diving at its best

Dive in a very special part of the world on a very special boat. The Busy Girl holds a maximum of four divers, and we're chartering the whole boat. Komodo National Park covers over 1,700km2 and is home to one of the richest and most diverse marine ecosystems on the planet. The Pacific Ocean to the north and the Indian Ocean to the south are actually at different heights – the flow of currents from the Pacific to the Indian during tidal exchanges makes the currents among the strongest in the world. Most dive operators do their best to avoid the currents, and they usually end up diving the same handful of sites on the same profile. Current Junkies specializes in diving in these conditions and it is some of the best diving you can do. This is a very special trip. To make things a little more interesting, we've chartered the boat on a new moon. = Requirements = The minimum experience level for this trip is 200 total dives, 50 dives within the last year, and Rescue. This is non-negotiable, these dives are no joke. You should own all of your own gear. Experience diving in current not necessary. = Schedule = Five days, five nights. We meet at the dive shop April 6 at 11am, and get back to port on the afternoon of April 10. You'll want to fly in to Labuan Bajo April 5 and out on April 12. Usually the itinerary includes a trip to see the lizards, but we're going to skip it and do an extra dive. If you want to see them, day trips are plentiful and cheap. = Diving = 14 dives. On Monday we do one check dive, Tuesday to Friday we do three dives per day, then on Saturday we do one more dive. = Costs = Charter rate gets us to USD$900 per person and includes food and accommodation on the boat. National Park fees are about 1.7mil IDR (~USD$110). Flights usually cost around $500, but can be a pain to book if you want to avoid an overnight in Bali. Boat costs due in full to reserver your spot, park fees paid in cash at the dive shop. You’ll also want a hotel in Labuan Bajo the day before and the day after the trip. They run about $15-50, depending.

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