Phuket Island also has beautiful scuba
diving. However, some precautions are required. Medical
care in the area is not very good, and most travelers are advised to take their own syringes
Standard travel insurance will not cover medical evacuation
from Thailand. The last time I checked medical evacuation from Phuket island starts at $250,000. So, purchase additional insurance, specifically for Phuket.
I had planned on going diving there, but given the very high AIDS
rate there, the limited medical care and the costs, I chickened out. No use being a fool
- and I can't afford such foolishness!