UPDATE: Officials have confirmed that the missing foreign diver is a 46-year-old Romanian citizen.
Rawai Municipality reported its officers were informed of the missing diver earlier today by his diving companion.
The pair were diving off Koh Kaew Noi, a small island covered by protected national forest located just over two kilometres almost direclyt south of Promthep Cape, officers reported.
The pair were to rendezvous after their dives, but the missing diver failed to arrive at the arranged meeting point. The missing diver’s name was not reported.
A search for the missing foreign diver is underway.
Rawai Mayor Aroon Solos has ordered the lifeguards and defence volunteers to assist the search with jet-skis and a dinghy.
The Marine Police and personnel from the Royal Thai Navy third Area Command have joined the search operation, officials confirmed.
Mayor Aroon noted that Phuket Governor Narong Woonciew has been notified of the incident.