Rated by National Geographic as “One of the top 10 destinations in the world” and rated as the best dive site in Thailand and listed in the top 10 of the world. The Similan Islands are also a National marine park, made of 9 islands with white beaches, tropical jungles, and amazing dive sites that lie about a 100km from Phuket in the Read more
Yesterday, my guest and I had a great day out diving. Dona came out from California and wanted to try scuba diving. She had told me that the first 4 companies she had called, told here that they do not do a pool session prior to taking her to the ocean. The first thing that I learned while teaching in Californina in the 90's was to do t Read more
Today I have been writting out the lesson plans for my guest that is coming out from California this week. As a PADI Advanced Openwater diver, he would like to continue his education by taking the PADI Rescue and PADI Divemaster courses. This is a good way to optimise a limited amount of time with a obtaining a Divemaster rating at the con Read more
A friend that owns another company called me and asked me if I was available to take two people on a PADI Discover Scuiba Diver expereince. The guests were from Spain, and requested a Spanish speaking instructor. As one of a few here in Phuket that can teach scuba diving in Spanish, I was thrilled to be able to take these two on dives and thrill Read more
What a great start on a very beautiful morning. I meet our guests Kim and Cheryl visiting Phuket from the United States as they were dropped off at the Chalong Pier.They had never dived this area before, so they wefre starting on a 10 day dive vacation.I had booked their first livaboard to the Similan Islands, and they informed me that they want Read more
Jeff came out here to dive our local dive sites and 4 days covered it. He wanted to repeat King Cruiser because it is always a fun and beautiful wreck dive in Chalong Bay,Thailand.We were doing a PADI Nitrox Enriched Air course and wanted the profiles of the 3 dives that day to use and change our Oxygen percentages. A great day, great company, a Read more
The more that I dive here in and around Phuket, The more that I understand just how important it must be for our valued and appreciated guests. They come from all ovefr the world, they travel a long way, and when they arrive in Phuket, they want to relax and hopefully go or learn how to scuba dive.I pride myself on giving yiou the guest, the fin Read more
Our friend Jeff loved the KC wreck last year and wanted to return to it yesterday. Dive one, was Koh Doc Mai (fotos in our gallery and fb page). Always a great dive. Then we were off to the King Cruiser wreck. There was no current, so we could descend along side of the bouy line down to the wreck. Such a nice descent to 16 meters to the top of t Read more
Our friend and guest Jeff Yeggie came out again this year to go diving with Siam Aquatic Adventures for the best scuba diving in Phuket. He had done most of the local dive site here, but wanted to do a 5 day dive package with us.We first started out going to Phi Phi Islands. Bida Nok, was our first dive and it was filed with a huge school of gru Read more
After wortking and teaching in 5 different resort locations, it was very clear to me that a good instructor must at all times to put the safety above everything for their guests. Especially for those wanting to try scuba diving for the first time. In the Phuket scuba diving industry, almost know one puts a DSD guest into a pool before Read more
Gregg has been a great instructor - and he was very good at making me feel safe during the dives. When I started the diving lessons, I had my doubts and was a little freaked out, but with help from Gregg and his dive master (Andreas) - I was able to get beyond my limits in the coolest way. I am very blessed that I got my certification, and I will definitely keep diving! A Huge thank you Gregg !
My name is Jialei,from China. I got my PADI open water 17-18th, August with my amazing instructor Gregg Aidikoff!!! From the beginning of the training, Gregg was encouraging me and trying to get me over my biggest fear which is the water, but he never gave up and tried his best to make me trust him and allow him to take me to this amazing experience, even when I tried to give up a couple times he was there to take care of me, and finally I DID IT!!! I can’t believe I had done six dives in two days and I did so well without fear and with all the skills he taught me. I can say I’m super confidence now diving under water, his patience and experience under water just made me feel confident of myself and I can’t ever forget this amazing experience I shared with Gregg and my lovely girlfriend Harriet!!! I strongly suggest Gregg as a wonderful instructor with more than 14,000 dives open water and 40 years of experience, he made me feel comfortable and relaxed with his patience and confidence, I’m looking forward to diving with him again next time in Thailand!!!
Gregg is an experienced and caring teacher who took the time to ensure that everyone understands key points and techniques. Learning to dive is the hardest part of diving and he makes it feel safe and easy.
Diving is a big challenge specially for the people like us from mountain. But diving with Gregg made this so simple and easy that one would just fall in love with the under water world. Thank you Gregg for making this possible.
October last year I completed my Deep Dive Specialty with Gregg. The training I received was very thorough, Gregg did a great job of highlighting the risks associated with the deeper dives. But at the same time Gregg was very easy going and was happy to answer all of my questions, no matter how silly. Will definitely dive with Gregg again in the future.
In May 2015 I took my Junior Open Water certificate, and I had Gregg as my instructor. Not only did he teach me how to dive, but also how to feel comfortable in the water.
As soon as he started talking to me and telling me what to do, I knew that I would be in good hands for the rest of the trip. It was a really fun experience and I am so glad that I did it.
Last year I was lucky to be able to join a class trip (week without walls) with my daughter’s school (QSI Zhuhai).
The trip included an Open Water class with Gregg. I joined the course together with all the students, and I had one of the best weeks of my life. Moreover, it was a very special and wonderful experience to share with my oldest daughter.
Gregg is an fantastic instructor, and I was amazed how well he interacted and handled all the kids. Before going to Thailand several of the students were a bit anxious. However, Gregg and his co-instructors always made sure that everyone felt safe and secure. All students certified the Open Water course and they all did great.
We look forward to many more courses and guided phuket diving tours with Gregg in the future.
I was there when Gregg fell in love with diving. It never failed to bring a smile to his face. I can see why it gives him such pleasure to reveal the magic to each student he invites to discover a whole new world.