Frequently Asked Questions

Informations Richelieu Rock

Diving & Safety

Knowing about Physical and Diving Conditions for Safety

Equipment & Needs

Prepare your dives and check your Diving Equipment

Transfer & Lodging

Organise you land stay and your diving Holidays

Diving & Safety

Medical certificate is not compulsory to dive in Thailand, but we advise a medical check-up when planning diving holidays.

You will always have the possibility to fill a medical form and release directly in our Dive Centre

The best time for Diving in Richelieu Rock and Surin Islands is from mid October until mid May with the peak being from December through to March.

This period is generally the dry season to dive Thailand; however rainfall can still occur at the beginning and end of the season.

The location of our Diving Base in Khura Buri, dedicated and at the closest point from Richelieu Rock, will allow a much more safe and comfortable navigation than any other boarding point.

At only 8 degrees north from the equator, the Islands enjoy a tropical climate with an average water temperature of 28°C/78°F.

A 3mm shorty wet suit is usually enough.

The current will be moderate most of time to medium-strong during full moon and new moon periods
In any circumstance our experienced instructors and guides will choose the best dive pattern to be protected and facilitate your dives.
They also organize Drift Dives for easy pick-up after the dives

Equipment & Needs

Not much … we have all 😉

You need to carry with you your diving logbook and/or certification card (mandatory for diving)

Maybe sunglasses and a hat for the solarium on the top deck

 And your quest for adventure …

Feel free to travel light! We have numerous diving equipment sets in perfect condition

You can rent on board what you need from full set (500 thb /day) to separated elements: Regulator or BCD’s 200 thb / day – Wetsuit 100 thb / day – Dive Computer 250 thb / day
Fins / Mask / Snorkel free of charge

Yes we do!

On board we provide the EAN 32 (32% O2) for all Nitrox certified divers

At the reasonable price of 100 thb per 12L Tank/ day

Just inform us before during your booking for filling

For non-certified diver we encourage them to use it, and offer a very special price for certification during your dive with us

If you do not have individual coverage (through you travel insurance, your credit card, your home insurance…) we can cover you for a little 200 thb / day

Transfer & Lodging

We provide free transfers before and after the trips in the close area of Khura Buri.

For other destinations we will charge very fair prices with private van:

From Khaolak: 300 thb / 2 ways / person

We can also organise at the best price your Phuket Airport pick up to save money and time as taxi drivers don’t know often each Dive Centre, some times dropping you in the wrong place.

“Our drivers” know us well!

Please indicate your needs on our booking form (how many persons, to Khaolak, to Phuket), and then we will confirm you the exact price.

Yes we are able to offer reservation in 3 categories from hotel to guesthouse for before and/or after your trip.

Just send us a message once you’ve made your booking

Any question?

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