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“Organised, professional, can do attitude - great day out”

Sea Bees Diving Khao Lak - Day Tours
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Owner description: Welcome to the world of Sea Bees Diving Khao Lak. With easy access to the renowned Similan Islands on our state-of-the-art catamaran in only 2 hours, maximise your safety, comfort and service. Or join one of our liveaboard trips and dive Richelieu Rock, Surin Islands, Koh Tachai and Koh Bon. Sea Bees Diving - Adventure in good hands
Reviewed 21 December 2014

My partner and I decided to take a day trip, diving the Similans on a recent holiday in Khao Lak. We have different experience levels and hadn't dived for ages. Not a problem. Sea Bees were excellent. They provided an excellent deal, and paired us up with an instructor, just to make sure we were comfortable. Our instructor Rosa was fantastic, as we're all of the staff. Do yourself a favour and do this trip. It's a whole day, starting with transfers, a hot brekkie on board, a beautiful boat trip to the islands (which are stunning), 2 dives which were spectacular, Thai lunch and a few cheeky beers on the way home. And then the cost. Compared to where we live in Sydney, we would be lucky to hire gear and pay for fills with what we paid for the entire day. Highly recommended. Such an awesome day!!

Thank Brendan P
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Holger S, Inhaber at Sea Bees Diving Khao Lak - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2015

Dear Brendan,
Thank you so much for your great review. We are very pleased to read that you had such a good experience.
We will let Rosa know how much you enjoyed diving with her. It’s a pleasure to read how much you enjoyed breakfast and lunch as the cook goes to great effort – and in such a limited space too!
We hope we will be able to welcome you back again.
Team Sea Bees

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Reviewed 19 December 2014 via mobile

There are lots of live-a-boards to choose from here and we arrived and had a shop around. We choose See Beas because they are a small boat (12 guests)and seemed very professional and welcoming from the start! This is not the most luxurious boat but it's got what you need! We were very impressed with the staff who were very professional but also a good laugh - we always felt our safety was their priority but it didn't get in the way of some fantastic dives. Cato, the trip leader was ultra professional and a great dive guide. Cabins are small bunks as we expected but the food was incredible - the cook is some kind of magician! Happy to recommend Cato and MY Genesis to anyone.

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Holger S, Inhaber at Sea Bees Diving Khao Lak - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2015

Dear Dougleface,
Thank you so much for your great words. It seems you really had a great trip onboard our MY Genesis. We are very happy Cato and our crew made your time such an amazing one. Indeed, our cook is a magician – isn’t it fabulous what she can create in that small kitchen? If only some of us could be like her :-)
We hope you will come back for live aboard trip or some day trips and we looking forward to have you back here.
Team Sea Bees

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Reviewed 11 December 2014

My wife and I went out with Adam (ellen accompanied with another group and added a lot to the tripe). It was our first time ever, we were nervous. Adam was fantastic, very reassuring and gave us confidence throughout our whole dive. We talked at length afterward, we would not have had a good first time dive without Adam's patience and great instruction. Thanks Adam and SeeBees!

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Holger S, Inhaber at Sea Bees Diving Khao Lak - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2015

Dear Brett,
Thank you very much for your warm words. We are very pleased you and your wife had such an enjoyable time. We will let Adam know how fantastic he was and how much he and Ellen helped to makes this such a positive experience for you. We all hope that we will be able to welcome you back again in the future.
Team Sea Bees

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Reviewed 18 November 2014

Looking at the other reviews we may have had an off day of this company. Our experience was:

- we were sold bye company on their 2h trip each way being 'faster than most boats, which took 3h'. It turns out the sea bees boat was the slowest on the water, with the other c. 20 boats doing the journey in about 1h15m.

- food was good and the Thai staff were very helpful and friendly

- our dive leader was pretty disinterested

- there was no variety of masks or any extra masks on board at all. My girlfriends didn't fit at all, so either leaked constantly or had to be cinched on so tight it was painful. Every other company we've dived with has had lots of extras and variety.

- before we booked in the morning we were told vis was 20-25m but it was 10-15m at best. Could have changed, but you suspect you are being told what you want to hear before booking

- felt like a stack em high operation far more focused on making money than guest enjoyment

- safety and organisation seemed good

Thank Jon W
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Holger S, Owner at Sea Bees Diving Khao Lak - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2015

Dear Jon W,

Thank you for choosing our dive centre to dive with in Khao Lak and for making the effort to share your feedback with other travelers on this website.

I am deeply saddened we could not fully meet your expectations on this occasion though we provided you with all services explained to you and a family member of yours prior to your reservation.

Our dive staff on the boat allowed your girlfriend to choose her mask from a range of 5 different models, this is more variety than many retailers stock. Our rental gear has been chosen carefully to fit most bodies and faces of our divers; however, there will always be cases where customised or individual equipment will be needed.

I am also very much surprised reading this kind of review now as you had the possibility to express your feelings at least twice in Khao Lak. Once on the boat when you were asked if you had enjoyed the day out with us and twice at our office, where you were again asked if you have been satisfied with the services provided. On both occasions, you did not mention any issues.

We hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you back to our dive centre and on our boat in the near future.
Team Sea Bees

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Reviewed 18 November 2014

The Pros: My husband and I booked our dive with Sea Bees based on good reviews and the speed boat. However, we came to learn the night before that the speed boat was undergoing maintenance. We were later told by the staff that the speed boat did not provide bathrooms nor lunch (I found this hard to believe so perhaps we misunderstood). The slower catamaran boat was great as it included showers, indoor and outdoor seating area, and a cooked meal and breakfast. The ride each way was approximately 3 hours.

Our disappointment came with the actual dive itself. We dove island 8 which turned out to be more beautiful above water than below water. We saw very few fish but a lot of rocks... Our dive master was less than impressive and not engaging at all with us. He didn't point out fish or indicate what they were after the dive. He showed little interest in us actually enjoying ourselves.

Sadly, when the dive was over, nobody talked about what they saw or the great experience they (must not have) had. Perhaps Island 8 is a dud and there are better? My recommendation would be to research which islands are best for diving and inquire which islands you would be going to (they change each day) and what is typically seen in the environment.

Thank TravelBug683
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Holger S, Owner at Sea Bees Diving Khao Lak - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2015

Dear Travel Bug,

Thank you for making our dive centre your preferred partner for Scuba Diving in Khao Lak and for spending time to share your feedback with other travelers on this website.

I am deeply saddened to read of the inconvenience you experienced with regards to the slower boat. Please accept my sincerest apologies for the inconvenience caused.

However, Sea Bees Diving Khao Lak does not operate with any speedboat at all. For day trips to the Similans, we usually use a fast travelling Catamaran (which had a mechanical issue) and if necessary, as a substitute, a slower day cruiser. On both vessels, we serve freshly cooked meals, provide freshwater showers and spacious areas to relax.

Because of the picturesque landscape and protected bay, Similan Island #8 is a preferred destination for sun seekers, snorkelers and especially also divers with less experience.

In respect of your dive guide, I have followed up immediately, to ensure these service delivery issues will not reoccur.

I understand clearly the frustrations and doubts that you might have and would like to assure you that your experience has not gone unnoticed.

Once again thank you for providing us with your feedback, this is very much appreciated.

We all look forward to welcoming you back to our dive centre in the near future.
Team Sea Bees

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