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    scuba diving @ Shark Point

    by schwein Written Sep 30, 2007

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    The diving in Thailand is great.

    Warm water, good vis, and an abundance of things to see.
    I've been before, and will come again...

    We did 5 dives over two days this trip (King Cruiser wreck, Shark Point, Koh Dok Mai, Koh Rachayai) with Shark Point being the highlight. No shark, but saw eels, boxfish, a bearded scorpionfish, an octopuss, and many other cool things...

    Will definately do a liveabord in the Similans next trip to Thailand.

    Equipment: I hooked up with www.seaking-diving.com / West Coast Divers before leaving.

    A small operation, but has qualified, good instructors.
    We got a great deal, with two of us doing our AOW through them for 11,000B each, including all books, equipment rentals for the equipment we didn't bring, and transportation/meals.

    bearded scorpionfish lionfish eel boxfish
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    scuba diving @ Koh Racha yai

    by schwein Written Oct 1, 2007

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    The diving in Thailand is great.

    Warm water, good vis, and an abundance of things to see.
    I've been before, and will come again...

    We did 2 dives at Koh Racha yai. Saw eels, boxfish, an octopuss, and many other cool things...

    Will definately do a liveabord in the Similans next trip to Thailand.

    Equipment: I hooked up with www.seaking-diving.com / West Coast Divers before leaving.

    A small operation, but has qualified, good instructors.
    We got a great deal, with two of us doing our AOW through them for 11,000B each, including all books, equipment rentals for the equipment we didn't bring, and transportation/meals.

    octopuss octopuss
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    Motorcross Phuket

    by shane_02 Written Feb 16, 2004

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    I came across this motorcross circuit at Phuket. It is situated near the Friendship Beach.

    However, for those who knows where Diamond Hill Resort is, the circuit is along the same stretch of road.

    Unless for some events being organized there, this motorcross circuit is normally quiet and peaceful. You have all the space and freedom to exercise your skills.

    For scrambler lovers, you can easily rent a bike at the Patong beach.

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    Muay Thai

    by stiab3 Written Jan 21, 2005

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    Muay Thai or thai kickboxing is very popular in Phuket. There are about 2 or 3 places in Patong Beach alone where you can see fights. It's great fun and on a typical night you can see fighters as young as 8 years old all the way up to the professionals. And if you like a flutter, it'll make the event even more interesting . . .

    Equipment: If you actually want to participate, there are places where you can do that too . . . no special gear needed.

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    Phuket Shooting Range

    by shane_02 Written Feb 16, 2004

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    REAL RIFLES AND LASER GUIDED PISTOL!!!

    Yes, that is one of the range of guns you can choose at Phuket Shooting Range.

    It's fun and it's a real gun. But the sound is really deafening.

    If i rememeber correctly, 780baht for one round of 10 bullets.

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    Takraw

    by robertgaz Updated Jun 24, 2008

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    Takraw, or kick volleyball, is a sport that seems popular around South East Asia and it closely resembles volleyball.

    The main difference is that they use a rattan ball and players are only allowed to use their feet, knees, chest and head to hit the ball over a net.

    I asked to join in with a game across the road from my hotel and the local lads cheerily obliged. But they were way too skilful for me!

    Takraw
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    Thai Boxing

    by lindyz Updated Oct 9, 2010

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    Thai boxing is obviously very popular in Patong. There is a HUGE stadium near Bangla Road in central Patong and there are cars driving around the streets every day with boxers on board and giving details of when the next fight night is on! Plus many stalls are selling the silk boxing shorts, so it is obviously very popular.

    Cars drive around the streets Boxing Stadium near Bangla Road Boxers promoting their fight nights

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    Riding at Rawai

    by susu77 Updated Oct 26, 2006

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    You can take a ride of 1, 1½ or two hours. Prize was reasonable. There was just me riding with the smily instructor who wanted to discuss about everything but couldnt speak any english. We ride thrue settlement, on rawai beach and in jungle and gumtreeplantation. Galloping on a beach was almost a bit too exiting for me. Beach was quite dirty than year 2005 not so long after tsunami but year after it looked ok. Well, its not the nicest beach of Phuket but good for riding.
    Unforgettable experience!

    2005
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    Dive Koh Doc Mai and Phi Phi islands

    by trisanna Updated Aug 30, 2005

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    We went diving with Santana diving (which were great) and went on three dives, two at Koh Doc Mai and another by an island (Koh Bida Nok) off of Phi Phi Le. As it's August and their off season. During this time, it may be better to dive Racha Yai, since it's sheltered. Where we dived, there was a little bit of current. Very rough around Phi Phi islands. Got really banged up trying to get into the boat. Visibility around 10 meters or so. Saw lionfish, shrimp, scorpion fish, large colorful schools of fish. Beautiful large pink sea fans at Koh Doc Mai. The highlight of the dive was seeing a gentle and stunning leopard shark, which swam right up to us. A cobia fish accompanied the large shark, which is rare, since they usually swim with whale sharks. Sadly, we didn't see any whale sharks.

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    Diving and Snorkeling

    by trisanna Written Apr 28, 2005

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    There are some nice dive and snorkeling sites around Phuket. The best are the Similian islands. Since it's a while away from Phuket -it's best to do a live aboard- so you can get a bunch of dives in.

    Around Phuket, for diving you can dive on the king cruiser wreck. Other sites include: Shark Point and Anemone Reef. There is some snorkeling around phi phi islands.

    Unfortunately, there is a lot of dead coral.

    fish swimming around
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    Dive Racha Yai

    by trisanna Written Jun 1, 2005

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    We did a day trip from Phuket to Racha Yai. It's a hour or hour and half boat ride to this island. Even though we went during the monsoon season-the visibility was quite good. Both dives were around 18-20 meters. The first dive we saw an octopus, moray eels and lots of fish. Very healthy coral. Second dive we saw a small wreck. Went with South Siam divers, http://www.southsiamdivers.com/
    They did a good job was suspicious at first due to the large number, but after our first briefing by the top divemaster, he divided us into small groups-usually 4 to 5 people per group. Very professional and friendly. Their boats have air compressors on board-so they could fill the tanks and you wouldn't mess with your bcds and other equipment.

    fish up close, Racha Yai
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    Snorkelling and Scuba Shops in Phuket

    by machomikemd Written Nov 2, 2012

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    there are tons and tons of scuba and snorkelling stores and booths in and around the phuket area and if you arrived at Phuket with your complete snorkelling or scuba gear with you luggage, then you would not need to get into these shops. the shops offer the usual snorkelling and scuba gears for rent like flippers at 100 baht, diver's suit at 500 baht, snorkelling gear at 300 baht and they also sell assorted products like beach slippers, swimming trunks, mailottes, goggles, sarongs, beach hats and more. just be sure to bring extra cash as some of these shops don't accept credit cards and other accept credit cards but with a 3% surcharge.

    Equipment: all the snorkelling and scuba gears that you may need and some more items like board shorts, sun block, shades, flip flops and more.

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    Laguna Phuket International Marathon

    by runwitme Updated Jun 19, 2007

    2nd Laguna Phuket International Marathon™
    Date: June 17, 2007
    Races: Marathon, Half Marathon, 10 Km Fun Run, 5 Km Walk, 1 Km Kids Run
    Location: Phuket, Thailand
    Start & Finish: Laguna Phuket Resort
    Time Limits: Marathon 7 Hours
    Half Marathon 4 Hours
    10 Km Fun Run 2 ½ Hours
    5 Km Walk 2 hours

    Categories:

    Marathon / Half Marathon 10 Km Fun Run
    Male Female Male/Female
    18-29 yrs 18-29 yrs 39 yrs & under
    30-39 yrs 30-39 yrs 40 yrs & over
    40-49 yrs 40-49 yrs
    50-59 yrs 50 yrs & over
    60 yrs & over


    Course: The course designer was presented with a real challenge to design a doable course for all participants. Due to the hilly topography of Phuket it was rather difficult to find a flat marathon course. Nevertheless, a flat scenic course could be found.

    Aid Stations: Every 1.5 - 2 Km there will be an aid station providing water (in cups & bottles), electrolytes (from Km 12.5 onwards) and fresh fruits. In addition there will be sponges with ice water to keep everyone as cool as possible.

    Awards: There will be trophies for the top three of every age group and for overall winners.

    Medals: Every finisher will receive a commemorative medal.

    Registrations: For race only registrations please click here - if you book packages, the race registration fees will be included.

    Equipment: Just a pair of running shoes.

    My Medal :) The Course Kids Dash Scenic Rural Route Hot Runner
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    Loch Palm Golf course

    by kenari Written Feb 6, 2008

    Located just 7 kms. from Phuket Town and Patong Beach, about 15 minutes from Patong.

    Nestling below a panoramic range of peaks, and sandwiched between the Katu Waterfalls and Katu Village the layout surrounds the largest lake on any golf course in Phuket, Crystal Lake, 48 acres in size, and its smaller sister lake, which give golfers a refreshing breeze off the water.

    The course is in great shape. It is a very good layout and one that is beginning to rival some of the best layouts on the island as the refurbishment matures. You are required to put your thinking cap on and keep perfect control of your game on this tightly routed layout.

    Equipment: Bring more ball if you are beginner

    1st Hole View practise green
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    Blue Canyon Lake Course

    by kenari Written Feb 6, 2008

    Blue Canyon Country Club is one of the most prestigious courses in Asia.This course has been designed to cater for a broader range of golfer with silver tees being added in between red (ladies) and white (men's) tees.

    Equipment: More Ball please !!!! more Ball!!!! serounded by water and tight green

    7th Hole 18th green
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