Phuket is well and truly a destination for the shopping opportunist, as well as the beach-loving tourist. There seem to be equal numbers of shops selling eyeglasses, dental and cosmetic treatments, as there are those selling suits in Phuket.
So what does it take and what can you expect? Do you have to be careful on the dive shop you choose? Where is best? Peter Smith, a qualified Dive Instructor (and our travel blogger) provides a few helpful tips..