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The Shark Watch Tour provides visitors with the unique opportunity to experience the majesty of swimming with one of the oceans least understood creatures with nothing more than mask, fins and wetsuit. Over many years of study, The Adventure Club has developed a technique for providing a unique snorkeling experience to swim with black tip reef sharks, getting as close as possible!
Our guides will teach you about sharks, how to swim with them, and then will personally supervise the guests in the water during the trip.
We know these sharks so well we even offer a money-back guarantee.
START TIME: This trip is offered every day starts between 0615 AM and 0830 AM. The start time changes according to the tides.
MEETING POINT: All trips start at our main dive center on Phi Phi Island. Find us on Google Maps
All guests must come to the dive center to complete the registration process the day BEFORE the scheduled Shark Watch Tour.
Guest registration will include
We require at least 3 persons to operate any Shark Watch Tour. In such cases where guests are booking for less than 3 persons we can only confirm the status of the Shark Watch Tour at the registration the day before the trip date.
In the event we do not have the minimum of 3 persons we shall offer:
* Although in some cases our policy does not allow to offer a refund, we shall do our best to accommodate the guest(s) and fit them into another program if there are spaces available.
Leaving Phi Phi Island in the afternoon? No problem, the morning Shark Watch trip is back in time for you to take the ferry back to the mainland with plenty of time to spare.
Arriving to Phi Phi Island on the morning ferry? Sorry it will be too late to do the Shark Watch Tour this day, but you can do it the next morning.
Not staying overnight on Phi Phi Island? Sorry, the Shark Watch Tour is not for you. The only way to do any of our programs is if you are staying overnight on the island.
There are national park fees for diving or snorkeling at the Phi Phi Islands.
All divers pay the national park rangers stationed at the Phi Phi Island pier before boarding the dive boat. The following fees will apply:
1st Day diving: 400 baht
2nd Day diving: 200 baht
3rd day diving: 200 baht
Non Diver (snorkeler) on dive boat: 400 baht
4th Day diving: 400 baht
5th Day diving: 200 baht
And so on…
For snorkeling trips conducted on longtail boats, national park fees only apply if the guests go onto the beach at the following locations:
If guests do not go onto the beach at these locations they are not required to pay a national park fee.
This trip starts at the dive center anytme between 0615 AM and 0900 AM. The start time depends upon the time of high tide.
Prior to departure there is a 30 minute briefing on how to swim with the sharks.
The trip to the shark site takes 10 minutes by longtail boat.
Snorkelers will be able to swim with the sharks for between 1-2 hours.
Upon return to the dive center there is a 30 minute briefing about shark anatomy, identification and threats to shark populations.
Includes: Mask, Snorkel, Fins, Wetsuit, Lifejacket, Snorkeling guide, and water, Accident Insurance
Pick up service is not included. Guests need to make their own way to our dive center for the trip meeting point.
Black Tip Reef Sharks are a timid and non aggressive species of shark. They are more scared of us than we are of them…Really!
They generally prefer to swim alone or in small groups in extremely shallow parts of the reef, in depths that range from 20 cm to only a few meters deep. They are cartilaginous, meaning they do not have a bony skeleton like most fish. They are also viviparous (live birth), giving birth to live young in litters of 2-4 pups. They are about 25cm in length at birth and are not suckled by the mother as mammals are. Instead they are more than capable of feeding themselves.
Their diet consists of small fish such as silversides, young grouper, wrasse, parrotfish, needlefish, squid, octopus, and even seasnakes. Fully grown they measure up to 1.8 meters in length.
Young shark pups are easy prey to larger fish and easily caught by fishermen. 100 million sharks are slaughtered every year. The market for sharks fins, liver oil, cartilage, teeth, skin, and meat is pushing these animals to extinction. Sharks are the apex predator in the sea and therefore one of the most important animals that help maintain a balance in our world’s most valuable resource: The Ocean.
Our tours are not only about seeing wonderful marine life but also about highlighting the importance of protecting our oceans and the threats that they are facing at present. Once we destroy our oceans, we destroy ourselves.
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Guests should book at least one day before the trip date
Booking registrations can be made directly at the dive center at least one day prior to the trip date.
We except online payments via PAYPAL. It is not necessary to have a PAYPAL account to make a payment.
We cannot accept email or telephone bookings without a deposit payment
Equipment sizing also needs to be completed in advance of the trip departure time to allow us to provide a more organized trip program
If you are not sure, send us an email.
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We are located on Phi Phi Island, which is about 50 kilometers from the mainland.
To dive or snorkel with us you will need to book accommodation on Phi Phi Island.
If you are staying on the mainland it will not be possible to get to and from Phi Phi Island within the same day.