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Phuket Dive Despair: Ticket Rip-off Revealed

DIVERS troubled by a selective ban on coral reef sites at Phuket’s Andaman marine parks and a massive graft investigation will have a chance to ask questions at a seminar this week.

The seminar is being planned for a Phang Nga resort on Thursday, February 10, by the Tourism Authority of Thailand, with divers from Phuket and Phang Nga invited to attend.

The meeting comes amid fresh reports of a ”ghost ticket” swindle that is the latest allegation of corruption in the Phuket region’s diving sites.

Phuketwan has learned that park tickets that should be torn in half are being retained and reused. The tickets are meant to be torn, with one half for the tourist and the other for the boat operator.

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