Scuba diving in Phuket, Thailand
PADI Dive Center Karon

Scuba Diving in Phuket

With almost 35 years of teaching and scuba diving in Phuket, Sharkey Scuba is the premiere choice for your dive experience. Since 2002, the husband and wife dive team of Iain (British) and Oui (Swedish/Thai) have explored the local waters and are still living the dream!

Scuba diving is what we love in life more than anything and something we wish to do as often as possible. We love to share our passion and dive experiences with students and certified scuba divers alike. We appreciate that your vacation time is precious and we try to do everything possible to give you not only the best experience of your holiday in Phuket but maybe even of your life!


**Coronavirus Phuket update** - Due to the COVID-19 virus, all scuba diving trips from Phuket have been temporarily suspended. Therefore, we have also closed our office and will be indefinitely self-isolating. However, we can still be contacted through our website, social media or phone. Thank you so much to everybody that has chosen to dive with us over the years. Keep safe and hopefully things will return to normal in the near future. The fishes will be waiting:).

Our Services

scuba diving courses in Phuket, Thailand

Dive Courses

From absolute beginners to those looking to go professional, we offer a large variety of PADI scuba diving courses in Phuket through our registered dive center. A private, highly experienced instructor is provided whichever course you choose ensuring a high level of tuition in a safe environment.


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scuba day trips from Phuket, Thailand

Phuket Dive Trips

Experience the wonderful range of marine life and underwater landscapes that can be visited on local day dive trips from Phuket. Large, modern, comfortable dive boats can transport you to another world of rock formations, colouful corals, large groups of schooling fishes and even amazing wrecks! A maximum of 4 divers per guide.


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Similans Islands liveaboard trips from Phuket, Thailand

Thailand Liveaboards

With the world renowned area of the Similans Islands just a short drive away, treat yourself to an adventure of a lifetime! Superb landscapes and vast quantities of fishes guaranteed, plus the occasional visits of manta rays and whalesharks. Choose from budget level or luxury boats, all guaranteeing great Thai hospitality and service.


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Our Dive Company

We both came to Phuket at different times and for different reasons but individually fell in love with this tropical paradise. With its mix of traditional Thai culture and modern infrastructure, white sandy tropical beaches and state-of-the-art shopping centers, there are so many places to visit and things to do in Phuket. Of course the main attraction for us is the scuba diving. With fantastic dive sites around Phuket itself, superb reefs at Phi Phi islands and further south, plus the world famous Similan islands to the north, the variety is tremendous.

Initially Iain and Oui both worked for various PADI dive centers in Kata and Karon in Phuket which is how we met. Eventually we decided to do our own thing so that we can offer the type of service and quality that we feel people on holiday deserve. We are completely passionate about scuba diving and are probably the only dive company owners in Phuket that teach and dive on an almost daily basis. We love to share our enthusiasm and dive experiences with students and certified scuba divers alike. Between us we have guided and taught scuba diving courses in Phuket to thousands of people from all different backgrounds, nationalities, ages and experience levels.

Why Dive with Sharkey?

With so many choices of who to go scuba diving with in Phuket, why choose us? Here are three good reasons:

  • Safety: This should be the first priority of every diver when diving anywhere, especially in a new place. With nearly 35 years between Iain and Oui of diving in Phuket we have an excellent safety record. This is due to our vast experience of scuba diving in general but also because of our local knowledge. Our focus is on preventing problems from occurring rather than having to solve them.
  • Quality: We started our own diving company in Phuket because we felt unable to offer the quality we wanted when working for the bigger companies. Rather than being about profits we wanted to be about personal service and passion for scuba diving. This is why we became the first dive company to offer diving courses in Phuket with only private instruction. We continue to do this and to stay small rather than give up our principles and make more money. We don't offer products, we offer lifetime experiences.
  • Fun: You don't dive because you have to, you dive to have fun. Us too! There is no place on this planet that we prefer to be than underwater. We never get bored of being surrounded by fishes and all the other wonderful marine life. If we can help you to have as much fun scuba diving as we do then it will probably be the best experience of your vacation in Phuket and maybe even of your life!

Intro Diving Videos

PADI Dive Center Karon

Watch our Intro video to learn more about us and what we can offer you when scuba diving in Phuket. We are sure you will be more than happy with our services.

Family Diving in Phuket

We are a family scuba diving company that loves to take other families diving too. Check out the video of our daughter and her friend on their first dive on her 8th birthday!

Caring For Our Reefs

Phuket's coral reefs are the treasures of Thailand. Protecting, cleaning, rebuilding - whatever we can do to help. Our reefs are our life.

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