"Diving is life, everything else is surface interval"
Diving is our life. Teaching diving and taking people diving is our passion. Between us we have taught diving courses to, and guided thousands of people from all different backgrounds, nationalities, ages and experience levels. To see the pure joy on the faces of those we dive with fills us with an unbelievable feeling! To be in the privileged position of doing what we love all year round is amazing.
Your dive experience is all about you. Our aim is to give you the best experience possible. We hope this has been reflected in the wonderful reviews that our guests have taken the time to write.
Every year since 2012 we have been awarded the Trip Advisor "Certificate of Excellence". We are very proud of this achievement and believe it is a reflection of the hard work and dedication we have put in to give our guests the best experience we possibly can during their precious vacation time. We are extremely grateful to every person that has taken the time to give us a 5 star review and hope to gain many more in the future.
We are also very grateful for a number of 5 star reviews that we have received via Facebook. Every review means a great deal to the two of us.
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We have been operating for over 14 years and received many direct reviews before Trip Advisor and Facebook even existed. Check out some of these below.
"Sharkey Scuba Crew, hello from the Beckius clan. This last weekend we finally organized our photos and sat around ooh'ing and aah'ing over our our recent diving adventure with you all. As we look at the pictures, listen to our budding marine biologist children, and remember the awesome diving, we realize the experience was extra special due to our great friends at Sharkey Scuba. The email newsletter is a reminder for us all to return the friendship and share the Sharkey Scuba "love" with as many others as possible." - Reggie, Treva, John, Aaron and Sam, USA (Advanced, Open Water, Rescue, Advanced and Junior Open Water courses respectively)
"Hey Iain and Oui, Amy and I would like to thank you for the fantastic horsepatality...hahaha...we will be talking about that trip for years to come. You two are awesome!" - Bruno Schwarz, Logistics Consultant, USA (Open Water course)
"Thank you again for a fabulous time.. You all were great to us.. and we had sooooooooooooo much fun!! Can't wait to do it again!!" - Amy Sorensen, Logistics Consultant, USA (Open Water course)
"Iain and Oui, back in cool, drizzling Melbourne and missing diving and Thailand already! Thanks once again for your professional and enjoyable tuition, and just as importantly, your great company afterwards. I have been bitten by the diving bug and will be back again in the not too distant future, so you'll have to put up with Liverpool fans for a while yet. Keep in touch, and look after yourselves." - Phil Cornelius, Engineer, Australia (Open Water course)
"Dear Iain and Oui, I would like to thank both of you for a wonderful diving experience. Your hospitality and diving instruction were both first rate. Danielle and I feel that you both are excellent teachers and you made our instruction memorable. You made me feel very comfortable with the diving." - Thom Ellis, Insurance Adjustor, USA (Open Water and Advanced courses)
"Hi Iain, thanks for the dive trip we did while I was in Phuket. It was quite an amazing experience - like nothing I have experienced before. Thanks again and I will be recommending your company to anyone I know heading your way. Hope all goes well with you and the family in the future." - Ben Compton, PhD Student, NZ (Phuket dive trips)
"Dear lain, thank you for a very pleasurable diving experience during my visit to Thailand. My first dive was in the early 1960's. I found myself without any recent experience and decided I needed some refreshment instruction. Your partner, Max, provided the right amount of refresher information which made my dives that much more pleasurable. Max was very thorough in both the pre-dive instruction as well as the refresher dive off Racha Yai. I am sure without this dive my diving experience in Thailand would not have been the same. I thank you for such a fine experience and I can unconditionally recommend your organization to anyone who would like a "top notch" diving experience while in Thailand." - Garnett Haubelt, Pilot, USA (Refresher)
"Hi Iain, back in Hong Kong and back to work tomorrow. Definitely not long enough in Phuket! Thanks again for a great day diving - now planning how and when to do the Open Water course... I woke up on Saturday morning and my wife Cat asked what I had been dreaming about; I said I thought I was flying, but of course I was flying underwater! Fantastic!" - Nigel Beatty, Project Manager, Hong Kong (Discover Scuba Diving)
"Hi Iain, Oui and Max, we just want to thank you all for giving our son Stefan such a good time and also for a very nice evening together with you guys. We wish you all good luck with your business in Thailand. I will recommend your diving courses for anyone going to Phuket." - Lennart Andersson, Engineer, Sweden (Open Water and Advanced courses for son Stefan)
"Hi Oui and Iain, I just wanted to send you a belated thank you for giving us such a wonderful diving experience. Oui, you are an amazing teacher and coach. I am positive that I would have not made it to the end of the certification course or to the point where I actually got to enjoy the beauty of scuba, without your patience and teaching skills. We also really enjoyed getting to know you both better and hopefully we will make it back there someday soon to do more scuba diving with you; it is pretty much all John talks about. :)" - Anna Pantano Cotman, Business Manager, USA (Open Water course)
"Dear Iain and Oui, Just a short note to thank you so much for the wonderful experience you gave us. Laura(13) ,Sophie(11) and worried mum had the most amazing time. The calm manner in which you gave us our first instructions and the actual dives we did the next day was the highlight of our Thailand holiday. I never worried a minute with you looking after the girls or myself under water and what a magical world you showed us!! Hope to be back again" - Fiona Strykowski and daughters Laura and Sophie, Australia (Discover Scuba Diving)
"Dear Iain, we would like to thank you and the Sharkey team for the wonderful time we had while training and diving with you in Phuket. Your professionalism and personalised approach to scuba training / diving made the dives exciting and above all fun. We look forward to diving with you when we are next in Phuket and strongly recommend your services to other people who wish to learn scuba diving from a real professional who is patient, knowledgable and fun" - Ross Upton, Sales Director, Sydney, Australia. (Scuba Diver course)
"Hi Iain, Oui and Abbie!
Finally the weekend after a 2 day working week at arriving back in chilly Sweden! We have just downloaded the photos and start sharing with friends to maximize the jealousness :-)
Many many thanks for a warm and inviting atmosphere at your home and diving shop. We really enjoyed spending time with you guys!! You can see on the pictures that we are very happy on the trip - and that Sharkey rules.. We will never forget the morning on the Similan liveaboard trip where everybody was woken up at 6 a.m. by the shouts "Whale Shark - get up now, now!". Everybody got geared up as quickly as a Marine team and into the water 4 minutes later. And there it was, the 6 m Whale Shark, first with its posse of cobias, and then an entourage of divers trying to share its immense prescense. Very awe inspiring! Same with the huge Mantas. It is a nice world.
Take care guys, let's stay in contact through facebook etc.. Hope to visit you again!" - Sonja and Orjan, Stockholm, Sweden (Phuket day trips and Similans liveaboard)
"Thank you Iain and Oui! you guys are awesome. I was in desperate need of someone to help sort out a perfect diving holiday for me and to fit in everything in 5 days. I was so happy that i could do everything that i was hoping to do. You suggested i do my advanced course which i am sooooo happy to have done. and sooo happy to have done it which such a cool couple! You guys are just so friendly, helpful, happy and down to earth. I felt so much more confident to then go on and do my 3 day liveaboard to the Similans. Which was such a great experience! especially as i am only a very new diver.
Thank you again for looking after me!!! I hope to meet again sometime!! - Cheri Bullen, Australia (Advanced Open Water course)
The Sharkey family would like to say a big "Thank You" to all the people over the years who have chosen to come and dive with us. Without you we would not have been able to continue to "Live the Dream". It has been better than any dream we could have imagined and we hope to be able to continue for many years to come.