Our dive center is located just meters from TonSaiBay’s best beach and swimming area within the tranquil surroundings of the Andaman Beach Resort, just a few minutes walk from the main pier and Phi Phi’s night life.
It consists of three buildings, the first being an information/booking area and a classroom, equipped with the full range of PADI and SSI course materials in various languages, allowing student divers from all over the world to come and participate in our dive programs. This building also has a fully equipped office, with telephone/fax, web access, VHF Radio Base & Apple Mac powered imaging station.
THE EQUIPMENT AREA
The second building is our equipment room with a beachside gearing up area which is just across the foot path.
Our rental equipment consists of Aqualung Wave BCD’s, equipped with safety balloons / surface marker buoys, Aqualung Calypso regulators / gauges, 3mm short wetsuits [water temperature is 27-30 celcius], silicone masks, full-foot and open-heel fins, plus plenty of weights and weight belts. Our regulators are regularly serviced by Aquamaster who are Thailand’s sole Aqualung supplier and service center. We also have compasses, dive computers, dive lights, underwater cameras, etc for rental & use with our variety of courses.
THE FILLING STATION
The third building is our compressor room and is located at the very back of the resort, far from the rooms and beach to stop noise pollution. This is where the normal air & Enriched Air Nitrox tanks are filled, along with being our equipment maintenance area.
Our air compressor and tanks comply with all relevant international industry standards and we frequently change the compressors filters and oil to produce clean air within safe tanks. Both our compressor & tanks are serviced / inspected annually and our tanks bear the relevant inspection stickers. As the only Nitrox facility on Phi Phi Island we can provide any Enriched Air mixes of up to 36% for certified nitrox divers, or those enrolling in an Enriched Air Nitrox specialty course.
**All of our scuba related equipment is repaired/serviced by either us or Aquamaster, Divesupply, Scuba Tech International or Siam Diving Enterprises.
[all of which are located in Phuket and are internationally recognized scuba equipment maintenance professionals.]
|As well as our own swimming pool we also have our very own confined-water area for shallow water training. The swimming pool is a thirty second walk, and the confined area is a 50m x 30m buoyed off area directly outside our center. No boats are allowed to enter into the area so it makes our training totally safe and easy to learn. This area is also great for swimmers!
Our custom built dive boat is the best way to experience the fantastic local marine park dive sites. It holds maximum 10 divers including staff and is pretty fast making it a very fun 5-10 minute ride just to get to the dive sites. With a cruising speed of about 55 km/hour anyone that has been on our boat will tell you how much fun it really is, and also how easy it is to dive from.
Being a fairly small boat with an out board motor we can operate it in very shallow water enabling us to go to certain lagoons, bays and beaches where the big boats simple cannot go. Also we start our trips from the beach directly outside our shop rather than using the somewhat chaotic main pier of Ton sai bay. As any experienced diver will tell you it is much better to dive in small groups, giving a much better chance of seeing more underwater life, thus experiencing a much more personal dive. It was for these reasons plus the fact that the local dive sites are very close by that Harlequin decided to build this kind of dive boat for the local marine park trip.
***Please note: Very occasionally when weather conditions are very bad we use a big / slow dive boat for diver comfort. Also we use different dive boats for the further away trips of Kingcruiser, Koh Haa and Hin Daeng.
The boat is fully equipped with everything that we might need such as spare dive equipment, oxygen, first aid, radio communication, GPS, navigation lights, life-jackets and life rings.
CAPTAIN STEERING CONSOLE
200 HP OUTBOARD ENGINE:
200 LITRE BUILT IN GASOLINE TANK.
CUSTOM BUILT RACKS FOR 20 TANKS
CANOPY [for those who don't want a suntan]
STORAGE SPACE UNDER SEATING
VERY EASY GEARING UP AREA
WIDE 'EASY STEP' LADDER FOR GETTING BACK ONBOARD
RADIO: Communication between boat, shop, resort and other boats equipped with radio.
OXYGEN: Full oxygen system onboard boat at all times in case of an emergency. Additional 10 hours supply at shop.