Zeavola Brings Five Star Diving to Koh Phi Phi
Koh Phi Phi’s luxury boutique resort Zeavola is set to become one of Thailand’s top dive destinations with its new elite PADI Five Star diving credentials, according to the resort’s general manager Florian Hallermann.
“Koh Phi Phi is poised to go to a new level as a luxury diving destination and Zeavola will be at the vanguard,” said Hallermann. “We have a great story to tell about how we pay more than lip service to the environment, especially through our Coral Freedom Project, and are excited to introduce our Zeavolian dive experience to divers from around Asia and the rest of the world.”
Zeavola’s Deep and Long Weekend Dive Experience (B23,500 net per person), available until the end of October, offers guests three nights of natural luxury, a refresher dive and four boat dives, over a long weekend, arriving on Friday and leaving Monday.
Situated within the Phi Phi Marine National Park, a wide variety of dive sites including the excellent Bida Islands are less than 20 minutes away. “With such a wide range of options it’s possible to create custom designed dive excursions,” says Hallermann.
“Our expert, experienced team use their local knowledge of tides, boat traffic and weather conditions to create solutions to meet every guest’s personal goals. Dive sites ranging from 8-30 metres deep provide a mixture of topographies from sandy bays to coral wonderlands and dynamic rocky playgrounds ensuring divers a multitude of quality diving experiences.
“Imagine 20m deep walls and pinnacles covered in soft coral of every possible colour. Pristine hard coral reefs fringe the coast, and when you least expect it, there will be a 2m-long leopard shark sleeping in the sand right in front of you or a blacktip reef shark zooming past.”
Zeavola’s Discover Scuba Diving (DSD) is a 4-hour programme with a PADI Instructor by your side all the time, first introducing you to the basics of diving knowledge, skills and equipment, then taking you to experience the beauty of a tropical coral reef.
For those wanting an extra challenge, Zeavola offers a Scuba Diver course (2 days) or Open Water Diver course (4 days). All dives are guided by PADI Dive-instructors and use custom built speedboats, or longtail boats, in small groups of a maximum of eight divers with well maintained Scubapro BCDs and regulators.