Frequently Asked Questions

Need an answer, have a question?

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Question 1, How do I get to Ranong ... ?
  2. Question 2, Where can I find AIDC Divecenter ... ?
  3. Question 3, Can You pick me up from airport ... ?
  4. Question 4, What about Hotel in Ranong ... ?
  5. Question 5, Can I be picked up on Koh Phayam ... ?
  6. Question 6, How do I make a booking ... ?
  7. Question 7, What time is the boat leaving Ranong ... ?
  8. Question 8, What about Insurance ... ?
  9. Question 9, What should I bring with me ... ?

Answer 1:

You can get to Ranong by Plane, Bus or Taxi: By Plane http://www.nokair.com By Bus: Bangkok - Ranong: Both air-conditioned and non air-conditioned buses depart from Bangkoks Southern Bus Terminal to Ranong every day for the approximately 8-hour trip. Air-conditioned buses, varying in 3 types, depart from Bangkok at the following times: VIP Bus: 8 p.m. Standard 1 Bus: 9:00 am, 9:10 am, 8:20 pm, 8:30 pm and 9:00 pm. Standard 2 Bus: 8:50 am, 1:50 pm, 5:30 pm and 7:30 pm. For a current schedule and further information, please call the Southern Bus Terminal at tel.: 0 24351199, 0 24351200 or the Ranong Bus Station at tel.: 0 7781 1548. Suratthani - Ranong: Air-conditioned bus from Suratthani: 8:00 am / 2:00 pm. From Ranong: 8:00 am / 2:00 pm. Minibus from Suratthani: every hour from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. From Ranong: every hour from 6:00 am to 11:00 am and 12:30 pm / 2:30 pm / 3:30 pm. The trip takes about 3 hours. Chumphon - Ranong: Air-conditioned bus from Chumphon: 5:50 am, 8:30 am, 10:30 am, 12:30 pm. From Ranong: 1:30 pm, 5:30 pm, 7:30 pm, 21:15 pm. Minibus from Chumphon: every hour from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm. From Ranong: every hour from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm. The trip takes about 2 hours. Phuket - Khao Lak - Ranong: Air-conditioned buses run every day from Phuket to Ranong, passing through Khao Lak: From Phuket: 8:10 am, 10:00 am, 11:50 am, 2:00 pm, 3:50 pm, 6:10 pm. From Khao Lak: 9:50 am, 11:50 am, 1:50 pm, 3:50 pm, 5:40 pm, 8:00 pm. From Ranong: 8:10 am, 9:30 am, 10:30 am, 12:30 pm, 2:30 pm, 4:30 pm.

Answer 2:

We have our Dive center close to main Bus station and opposite from Tourist Center. Look at our Contact page for more information.

Answer 3:

Just let us know when you will arrive and we will pick you up.

Answer 4:

We have many nice hotels in Ranong Prices from 200 - 2500 THB.. Just let us know and we can make the booking for you.

Answer 5:

If the trip go to Surin Island we can pick you up on Koh Phayam when we are going out. For Burma trips, you have to go onboard in Ranong.

Answer 6:

Just let us know by Email or use our online contact form and we will send you an Booking Confirmation

Answer 7:

The boat will leave about 16.00, but you have to be in our Dive center 2 hours before departure on trips in Thailand and 4 hours before Burma trips. Departure from Koh Phayam will be around 19.00..

Answer 8:

We will make Liability insurance on you. This will only cover accidents on board, and not the diving. We strongly recommend that you have a dive insurance.

Answer 9:

You diver certification card and logbook. You will not need must onboard just bring some light close, sun creme, sunglasses, toiletries and camera.