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Phuket company plans to pitch “Diving Sandbox” for liveaboard trips


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A local diving company is working on a project to offer liveaboard dive excursions to travellers entering Thailand through the “Phuket Sandbox” travel scheme. Under the plan in the works by Seafarer Divers, travellers would get picked up directly from the airport after arriving in Thailand and be transferred to a dive tour boat. While on board the boat, the travellers would undergo the required Covid-19 testing. The idea is still being worked on, but the diving company plans to present a proposal to the Thai administration in the near future. Kevin Lidureau of Seafarer Divers told Phuket News the […]

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It's all fun and games until someone on that live aboard tests positive. Then crew and all guests are off to quarantine at their expense.  

The joys of being confined in small boat with shared spaces. At least you are not counted as a close contact if you stay at a SHA+ hotel.

So, no thanks.

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5 minutes ago, AlexPTY said:

Guess they never heard about cruise ships at the beginning of the pandemic

Obviously not, the cruise ships proved to be an equivalent captive 'audience' as prisons.

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Daft idea, maybe if they ran with a few days ashore for a couple of tests to be taken before doing live aboard trips then a couple of tests whilst at sea would be sensible.

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1 hour ago, Thaiger said:

. While on board the boat, the travellers would undergo the required Covid-19 testing.

then chucked overboard if they come back poz' .. 

 

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