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Diving - Where?

Winston Salem...
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Diving - Where?

Going to hop over for 4-5 days of diving on the first week of July. I know it's low/monsoon season but I have some time off in Hong Kong.

Question is where should I go and stay? I'm a Master Diver so I'm looking for the great diving areas. Would prefer to stay closer to the dive spots for a shorter boat trip so anywhere within Southeast Asia is fine if it isn't Phuket!

Thanks all!

JC

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1. Re: Diving - Where?

Great diving.........good luck with. Decent, sometimes very nice, but not great. From my experience anyway, and couple friends, more experience locally. Out of Phuket is all day affairs, or expensive speed boats, and probably rough ride, during off season.

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2. Re: Diving - Where?

So if not out of Phuket where should I look at staying?

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3. Re: Diving - Where?

The Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia

Edited: 09 June 2018, 02:12
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I have to fly anyways so any of those could work. Never dove any of those countries. Recommendations or more specific locations?

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5. Re: Diving - Where?

In July, consider Bali and Nusa Lembongan.

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6. Re: Diving - Where?

Ask this question on scubabooard for much better advice than you'll get here.

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7. Re: Diving - Where?

Koh Tao on the east coast gulf islands of Thailand should be fine to dive in July.

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"Koh Tao on the east coast gulf islands of Thailand should be fine to dive in July."

Yes, but diving on Phuket is year round much better than that in the Gulf of Thailand. Koh Tao is good for an open water course, but quality diving, no.

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Even in the rough seas, during the summer months,? somehow I doubt that... why bash my post when others suggest other countries? Many people enjoy Koh Tao, Race rocks, etc .

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10. Re: Diving - Where?

Don't think a bash, just a clarification, since OP states

"I'm a .... Master Diver .... so I'm looking for the ..... great diving..... areas."

Why experienced divers suggested 'something else'.....Thailand is fine for a novice.

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