Phuket Divng at Racha Yai
This tropical island lies 90 minutes south of Phuket where the water is calm and clear for diving all year round. These dive sites offer mainly hard corals with an abundance of colourful marine life. Multicoloured parrot fish, yellow tailed snappers and cheeky trigger fish are common residents. With a maximum depth of 18 meters all levels of diver experience can enjoy these easy relaxing drift dives. Non divers can enjoy snorkelling here as well.
Phuket Diving At Rachai Noi
Similarly named although in Thai – Yai means big and Noi means small. Further 30 minutes from the sister island, the dive sites here can be more demanding but the rewards are certainly worth it. These waters are the playground for gamefish such as sailfish and barracuda. Manta rays, stingrays, sharks are also regular playmates for the divers.
Phuket Diving at Phi Phi Islands
Situated slightly more than 2 hours due east of Phuket, these picturesque group of islands consist of limestone cliffs above the water and the diving displays colourful walls of soft corals below. Shoals of snappers, angelfish, butterfish are found in abundance around this underwater wonderland. Other regular dive buddies are reef and leopard sharks. These sites are a National Marine Park and there is an extra 600 baht fee per diver.
Diving at Sharkpoint
Only 90 minutes east of Phuket, this popular dive site is marked by submerged pinnacle at the surface on the northernmost point of 3 rock formations. Divers are guaranteed great diving here. Docile leopard sharks, bamboo sharks, beautiful colourful soft corals, hard corals, gorgonian sea fans and sponges are the main attractions. Inquisitive juvenile moray eels are normally seen as well.
Diving at The King Cruiser Wreck
On the 4th May 1997 this 85 meter catamaran sank. The passenger ferry hit the top of Anemone Reef en route to Phi Phi island. All 600 plus passengers were saved by nearby fishing boats. As a diver you will find this site is an ideal wreck dive with the top deck of the boat at 12 meters and sitting upright on the seabed at 32 meters.
Wide passage ways and open passenger decks make this an enjoyable wreck dive which can have strong current. Marine life such as glasseye fish, batfish, lionfish are settling in nicely and just recently larger gamefish have also decided to move in.
Phuket diving at Anemone Reef
Situated within sight of Sharkpoint approximately 300 meters north, this submerged pinnacle offers divers an array of colourful soft corals and sea anemones dotted with clown fish. Also home to leopard sharks, small groupers and schools of barracudas with curtains of surgeons, moorish idols and angelfish.
Phuket diving at Koh Doc Mai
Only 90 minutes east of Phuket, this popular dive site is recognised by a small lone island. Divers are guaranteed great diving here. Docile leopard sharks, soft corals, hard corals, gorgonian sea fans and sponges are the main attractions. Inquisitive juvenile moray eels are normally seen as well. Sea Horses can also be spotted here.
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