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Old 25 February 2011, 05:36   #1
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Does anyone know whether it's possible to rent a RIB in Koh Samui, Thailand, and whether an ICC is required to do so, please?
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I have mates who hired a RIB out there a few years ago now- with no training /experience/ quals.....

I think they are less 'concerned' by H&S or Insurance issues than Europe ....
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I have mates who hired a RIB out there a few years ago now- with no training /experience/ quals.....

I think they are less 'concerned' by H&S or Insurance issues than Europe ....
Thanks Peter, I thought that may be the case. Any idea, or chance of finding out, where they hired it from as I've drawn a blank searching online. I can only find companies that rent hard boats complete with a skipper.
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Hi You could email Chris at Blue Guru Diving. They are based on Koh Phra Thong an island on the west coast, he takes groups out to the Similan Islands.

He has been out there for a few years and regularly charters boats he has at least 1 rib of his own too.

Im sure he will be able to point you further in the right direction.

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Further to the above...does anyone know of any charter companies in the Phuket (and islands) area?

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The ICC resulted from Resolution 40 of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Inland Transport Committee, so is essentially a European thing ... even though not all European countries have signed up to it.

Not an issue for Thailand, but they may have other requirements for you to prove competence (I'm not familar with that country)
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Hi You could email Chris at Blue Guru Diving. They are based on Koh Phra Thong an island on the west coast, he takes groups out to the Similan Islands.

He has been out there for a few years and regularly charters boats he has at least 1 rib of his own too.

Im sure he will be able to point you further in the right direction.

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Thanks Diver 1. I'll give that a try.
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Not an issue for Thailand, but they may have other requirements for you to prove competence (I'm not familar with that country)
Thanks for that, SeaSkills. Funnily enough, the RYA PB2 Certificate has the statement of qualification repeated in several languages on the reverse - including Thai !!!

Hopefully that will suffice.
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Thanks Peter, I thought that may be the case. Any idea, or chance of finding out, where they hired it from as I've drawn a blank searching online. I can only find companies that rent hard boats complete with a skipper.
Tried but the only one with a brain is on a boat somewhere between Austrailia and USA......(Says a lot they hired the RIB with no brains...)
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