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Scuba Diving Centre Phuket Thailand - Santana Diving - Your Dive Center Phuket Thailand

Continuity and local experience are the hallmarks of Santana Diving, your scuba diving centre Thailand Phuket for your scuba diving Thailand adventure holidays. The hard-working Santana Team bring you these assets in abundance. Introducing...

The Santana Story

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1979

Horst Hinrichs arrives in Phuket armed with three dive tanks, courage, and his love of the underwater world.

He realizes his dream with a dive school in Thailand, Santana

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1982... 1983

Santana is one of the first dive shops to organize a Thailand liveaboard Similan Islands, in those days traveling with longtail boats and camping on the uninhabited beaches.

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1989

With their first daytrip boat, Santana lays the foundation for today's fleet. 1000 satisfied divers per year are the result.

Santana assembles 20 sets of gear, the first classroom training center, and a 10-man crew.

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1992... 1993

Andrea marries Horst and joins the Santana team.

Santana establishes Patong Beach's first Thailand sea canoeing daytrips, equipped with its own daytrip mother ship.

Santana receives the coveted 5 Star IDC Center designation, one of the highest PADI marks of recognition.

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1996

The present day flagship of the Santana fleet, "MV Discovery" is built.

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2000

Santana heads into the new millennium with yet another innovation. Liveaboard Burma Banks safaris to the largely unexplored dive sites of Myanmar's Mergui Archipel.

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2003... 2004

Horst and Andrea, along with the 25-man Santana team celebrate their 25-year jubilee.

Horst Hinrichs

diving Thailand liveaboards Similans

PADI Scuba Diving Centre Thailand Phuket - owner Horst HinrichsThe father of Phuket diving, German native Horst founded Santana way back in 1979. A hugely experienced diver, Horst actually named famous sites like Elephant Head in the Similans. Horst has always been a keen explorer both above and below water and loves to get involved in Santana's Thailand sea canoeing activities. As a shark fanatic, Horst personally leads alternate liveaboard Burma Banks safaris where he can indulge his passion.

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Andrea Hinrichs

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PADI Dive Center Phuket Thailand - owner Andrea HinrichsMunich native Andrea met Horst in the mid 80's. After numerous dive vacations in Phuket she decided to join him as his wife and business partner. Andrea is now the General Manager of the company and highly active in the Dive Operator Club of Thailand. Still nuts about diving, Andrea personally leads alternate liveaboard Burma Banks safaris throughout the season.

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Wolfgang Feischl

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Dive Center Phuket Thailand instructor WolfiAustria native Wolfi is one of our busiest instructors, and handles many of Santana's beginners' courses. He started his diver live in lakes around Innsbruck, the Mediteranian and the Red Sea. In 2006 he arrived in Phuket to full fill his dream to become a PADI Pro by easily mastering his Divemaster and Instructor certifications with Santana. Wolfi is well known for his patience, humor, his love to photography, the cold sundowner beer and many, many more things.

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Adam Kylor

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Scuba Diving Centre Thailand Phuket - Instructor AdamAdam came from Australia to Phuket to join with Santana in mid 2012. A fully qualified PADI Master Scuba Diver Instructor with over 2500 dives. He loves diving and already is a great asset within Santana's Dive Team. He looks forward to a great liveaboard season. Santana's valuable customers love his open minded personality next to his outstanding customer orientated skills.

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MV Discovery Crew

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Scuba Diving Centre Thailand Phuket - your Santana MV Discovery CrewWhen the phrase "Land of Smiles" was coined, it was written about the crew of our flagship vessel MV Discovery. They did not need to be taught about customer service... it's in their genes! Captain Tong brings a wealth of experience of Thai waters. Brothers Mana and Dinan take care of you and the boat. And our cooks Panada and Boonpa take a pride in preparing an excellent selection of tasty dishes between dives.

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