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Thailand, Phuket, Chalong Bay: New Water Facility

By Sue Richards last modified May 06, 2012 08:00 PM

Published: 2012-05-06 20:00:54
Countries: Thailand

A new water fill facility is available in Chalong Bay.

Its location is 07.48.36N and 98.20.80S. It is a stand-alone structure, easy to tie to in any wind direction. Just throw the attendant your rope and hang off the structure with the wind. No need for fenders.

They have a long hose. Water is very cheap - approx. 100 Baht (3.20US$) for around 300-400 litres. They give a receipt and the attendant is handy with the ropes.

This is a much easier location to get water than the Chalong Pier, which is quite often busy with large dive boats who spend hours there.

Another good alternative for diesel and water are the fuel and water barges in Chalong Bay. There are usually two in operation. You just need to ask around for where they are. Normally they are anchored north of the main pier amongst other anchored boats in Chalong Bay.

Please note that neither of these water facilities nor the jetty facility are to be considered drinking water. The water is fine for showers, washing dishes, deck etc. Drinking water in Thailand should be bought by the bottle and not taken from a tap. Unlike Malaysia and Singapore who have heavily treated tap water with lots of Chlorine in it.

Our thanks to Bob Mott for this information and for checking the GPS Position.