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Dear Sea Bees!
Riitta and I would like first to thank you for the wonderful moments we have shared with you under water! We have especially apreciated the perfect organisation on board Aragon, which allowed an easy drop in and out of the water, whatever was the number of person on board. A big and very sincere MERCI to our unique, sometimes private, and very helpful Dive Master, Philippe (C). His comments during breefings, and behaviour under water were absolutely great. Again thank you, Philippe! Long dive master life to you! Another point to be mentionned is the excellent quality of lunch (quality and quantity).
As a sky is never perfectly blue, we would like to point out a few clouds, that could be blown out (we hope so ...!):
- hotel pick up organisation was not always perfect (long waiting times out of indicated time slots).
- Unavailabilty of Sting Ray ship (11 of our 12 diving days ...!), meaning very long days for us (12 hours for 2 dives) and even more for the staff. If it is due to a maintenance issue, this is really disappointing taken the average price of a single dive (high) and should not happen!
- There could be more variety for breakfast (always the same, except eggs preparation).
Best regards to all of you!
After a rough start, the team made sure we had an amazing experience on the Genesis and completely made up for it! For that I want to thank Pam, Janos and Gerben for the amazing 3 days we had on the liveaboard and of course the rest of the crew on the boat.
The food was great, the dive locations were beautiful and we saw a lot of great things!
Thanks and enjoy the coming season!
Fantastic experience, thank you to Anita, Andre and Dirk for ensuring I saw everything the Similans had to offer and for the professional advice and support - for once I got some decent pictures! A special thanks to Lily for persuading my wife to go snorkeling for the first time - she loved it! Look forward to diving with you again.
we want to say thank you to the whole team of Sea Bees in Khao Lak.
First to Stefan - because he told us at the pool at the Ramada Resort
that we should do the diving course (we have made the Open Water Diver).
We have never spoken before of doing this and then it was really amazing
(except "flood the mask" - Dirk knows what I am speaking about).
And then to Dirk - THANK YOU. You did a great job. In 4 days you have
learnd us the first steps of diving and we get a passion for it.
You have so much peace and patience in you that also impatient people
can learn it and also come down and relax. It was so cool and great.
We are looking forward to our next trip to Thailand because we just
want to go diving with you, DIRK! :-)
Please send also nice greetings to the young man (I can't remember the name -
he was always smiling and so friendly) which pick us up at the Hotel to bring us
to Sea Bees for the course. He went with me to the post office to send package
(to much shopping :-) to Austria.
And also THANK YOU to the rest of the team - they were so friendly and helpfull on the boat.
And also the crew on the boat - THANK YOU ALL FOR THIS EXPERIENCE!
We are pretty sad of seating now again in Austria with -15°C and not already
one month ago we were in a 28°C sea to learn diving :-)
It was really amazing and we want to come again.
See you again :-)
Ganz viele Grüße aus dem kalten Tirol
Tom und Alex Ager
(17.01. - 20.01. doing the OWD)
I had a great 5 days diving.
Very professional operation, good guides, good food.
I had five exciting days on the Stingray with my guide Andrea. At the beginning I was out of air very soon after about 45 minutes even with my 15 liter tank. Andrea took some time to teach me breathing techniques and gave me two excercises to practice in the night. After doing the excercises in the night, I was able to finish my dives after one hour with still more than 50 bars left in the tank. That success could be repeated in all the following dives.
Grazie Mille! I will never forget you and what you have taught me and diving together with you was a lot of fun!
For our holidays in this year we determined to complete a diving course. Therefore we find a subsidiary of Sea-Bees in our Hotel Le Meridien, Khao Lak where we had the chance to make first practise rounds in the Hotel Pool under instructions of Christoph. We registered for a OWD-Course immediately.
Our Dive-Instructor was Dirk Schwalb, a wonderful teacher who accompanied us through the training-sessions. His comments were always clear and memorable. With much patience, praise and motivating criticism he boosted our confidence. We were never overstrained.
Two days of theoretical lessons and practical exercises were hold in the Sea-Beas Basis classroom and pool of the Palm Garden Resort. They have been us best prepared for the open water dives at the Similan Islands.
The Organization of both sea days on the boat STINGRAY was absolutely perfect and unique. At his point a great praise and special thanks to the complete Team of Sea-Bees and the competent and very attentive crew on board.
We could observe the relationship between the instructors and students/participants was almost warm an with good spirits. This would lead in a pleasant atmosphere. We enjoyed it very much.
Our four dive sessions at the Similan Islands #9 (North Point) and #8 (Donald Duck Bay / Turtle Rock) were great fun!
Dirk is a wunderful Guy - his passion for diving is contagious. Our farewell of him was very warmly. A very special thanks to him for his assistance and guideness from our side as well.
In conclusion we can recommend Sea-Bees every time and fully qualified. If possible - we would come again next time.
with many greetings from good old Germany.
Jutta + Wolfgang - Aschaffenburg