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Goin to Thailand this coming year and am looking for some suggestions. The wife and I are going on our last big vacation before settling down and having kids. Looks like March or April will be a good time to go (allows us time to buy tickets and make arrangements but won't put us there in Monsoon season).

The wife and I enjoy scuba diving a lot (probably looking to do about 4-6 dives) and also enjoy mountain biking, horseback riding, ATVs, sailing, and just about any other activity. We are moderate sightseers, which means we can see something and then move on. Probably looking to spend our first night and day in Bangkok in order to get over our jetlag and then move on somewhere like Phuket (i think). We're looking at at least a week and a half to spend there.

Any recommendations or good sites, or inside info (Corkscrew your input is welcome just as long as it doesn't have to do with food or picking up women - alas I'm married). Thanks in advance (especially TK for whatever unhelpful zany suggestion he will make).
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I hurt my phallus in Bangkok and poked a mystery meat in Phuket.



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I was just trying to think of the name of that naturalrock formation on the coast - it is phallus shaped & quite well known .....
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If you really want to dive some of the best places in SE Asia are in Manado Indonesia. I know guys who live here in Jakarta and will fly just to dive there 2 or 3 weeks out of the year. One of my best friends who lives in Germany only dives Manado, according to him one of the last pristine and virgin places to dive left in the world.
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There's so much info out there I wouldn't know where to start, but this might help:

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The diving around New Zealand is colder than SEA , but the 'poor knights' off the coast of the North Island is just WOW ! it is one off the best drops I've ever been on , keep it in mind for another hoilday .
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Interesting idea Expat. I hadn't considered other destinations in the area. What is Manado like? It sounds like a great place, but are there other activities? I could get a wide variety in Thailand, is Manado relatively remote? In other words is there enough to keep my ADD occupied there for a week and a half or is it more for the diving focussed?
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The lonely planet thorntree website is pretty helpful, for specific questions you might have.
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