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Phi Phi Dive centres regulate their course and fun dive prices centrally. This allows a defined profit margin so that the business can reinvest in the business. This is for safety standards. Discounts are available if you have your own equipment or for dive masters and above.
The diving on Phi Phi Island is regulated by a price agreement which means that all dive schools charge the same prices for recreation dives and courses. This pricing system has been in effect for many years and ensures a high standard of dive education and equipment.
Before this system was implemented a long time ago, price wars ensued which had a direct effect on equipment and boat maintenance, teaching materials and the number of dive professionals that could be employed. These problems are now a distant memory, thanks to the islands pricing policy who’s rates are still comparable with dive shops in the surrounding areas of Phuket, Krabi and Koh Lanta.
Phi Phi Dive Centres operate to extremely high standards with highly qualified and experienced multi lingual dive professionals who take you into an underwater environment where special equipment and training is required and make it one of the most exhilarating and enjoyable experiences you’ll ever have. So while you’re thinking about price they are thinking of everything else.
It’s a good time to mention that if you have had a good dive please remember to tip your Instructor, Dive Master or Guide. There’s also a separate tip box on the dive boats which is for the Thai crew and deck hands who re-fill your tanks between dives and help you in and out of the water prepare your lunch and clean up after you. Tips make a big difference and are always appreciated.
Discounts for fun divers are available to those who bring their own equipment, dive multiple days or hold a professional certification of Dive Master or Instructor. Course discounts are also available to those who bring their own equipment or do multiple courses with the same dive centre.
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The best way to save is by booking your hotel on-line: Phi Phi Hotels Special Promotions. Make sure you get the hotels in Phi Phi Don village near the pier if you wish to be near all the dive schools for the best rates. Dive schools in other locations like Laem Tong and Loh Bagao charge extra to reach the reefs as they are further from the reefs.
Last Updated: 13 Mar 2010