FAQs – Diving Trips
For divers that already have a certification / licence
What do I need to bring?
Please bring a towel, swimwear (if diving or snorkelling), and a little bit of cash in case you wish to buy something from our boat shop or tip your guide. Make sure you are sun-safe with a rashguard, hat and reef-safe sun lotion. If you bring a smartphone or tablet it might be a good idea to put it in a Dri-Dock for the day to make sure it doesn’t accidently get wet.
If you are diving, please bring your certification card and log book.
Our trips depart from the beach – you will have a short walk through shallow water, so shoes that are easily taken off and on are a good idea. Once you are on the boat, your shoes won’t be required, so we store them for the day to keep the boat clean and minimise any accidents.
Are food / drinks / refreshments provided?
Yes – all trips carry plenty of fresh fruit and banana muffins on board, as well as freeflow tea, coffee, hot chocolate and soft drinks, not to mention fresh water and electrolyte (to help keep you hydrated throughout the day). If you have specific dietary requirements or food allergies, please let us know when you book. Some trips also serve a light breakfast.
How long is the trip?
The Ao Nang Archipelago trips depart from Ao Nang Beach at either 8am, 10am or 12pm and return times vary depending on the trip. It takes about 1.25 hours to get to the first stop.
The Phi Phi Islands trips depart from Ao Nang Beach at 8am and return between 4pm and 5:30pm depending on the trip. It takes about 2.25 hours to get to the first stop.
How big is the boat? Does it have a toilet?
Yes – our large boat, Tiki Queen, has two toilets, and our small boat, Tiki Legend, has one toilet. We also have a limited amount of fresh water so you can have a quick rinse after you finish your water activities, and Tiki Queen also has a fully-enclosed lounge area.
Do you have an underwater photographer?
Yes, a photographer is available on select trips. Photo packages vary in price. Ask for more information.
Can my friend/family/partner come along as a passenger?
Yes, they can come along and enjoy the sun and the views.
Are there motion / sea-sickness tablets?
Yes, we have them on board both of our boats. However, if you know that you suffer from sea-sickness or motion sickness, we recommend taking your own medication 1-2 hours prior to the departure time. Our shop in Ao Nang also sells sea sickness bands.