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Thailand flag Directory of 71 Dive Sites or Spots for Scuba Diving in Mueang Phuket, Thailand




71 Dive Sites

Part 2: Dive Sites, Marine Life & Environment in Mueang Phuket, (Thailand)

Although Mueang Phuket is located in the southern part of Phuket Island, diving from here isn’t limited to the south coast. It does offer some spectacular beach dives as well as some short day trips to some popular reefs and islands that lie close to shore, but most dive shops in this area run longer trips or liveaboard tours to some of the most spectacular Phuket scuba diving sites further west in the Andaman Sea.

One of the most popular beach dives takes place on Kata beach on the west coast. While experienced scuba divers often overlook shore dives, here in Thailand there are plenty of sites that are well worth a look. Kata beach is one of those locations, with a variety of reefs to explore from 4m to 12 metres depth. It’s an ideal location for beginners to train in, but advanced divers can catch sight of some of the less common marine animals, including Dragonet fish and the usually elusive Harlequin Sweetlips that aren’t often found elsewhere.

South of Mueang Phuket, the twin Koh Racha islands are 12km off shore and easy to reach by speedboat. The largest island, Koh Racha Yai, has perfectly clear waters and two popular bays at its northern end, where the swells remain low and visibility is usually excellent, to around 30m depending upon the season. Its smaller sister, Koh Racha Noi, also offers outstanding diving, but the currents are stronger here and the depths much greater so advanced divers generally only visit it.

One of the most popular dive sites is the string of atolls known as the Similan Islands. It is possible to take a day trip to this protected island chain, but most scuba divers in Phuket will take a liveaboard tour out instead. There’s just too much to see to fit into a single day.  The Similan Islands is a recognized National Park and named as one of the top five dive sites in the world by the National Geographic. The clear waters around this group of nine islands are teeming with unusual marine life and colorful corals, and, as a protected site, there’s a heavy emphasis on conservation in the area.

With so many scuba diving sites off the coast of Mueang Phuket, it’s no wonder this Asian island is one of the most visited dive destinations in the world.

 

Read "Part 1: Overview of Scuba Diving in Mueang Phuket, (Thailand)"

Read "Part 3: Dive Shops, Airports & Logistics of Diving in Mueang Phuket, (Thailand)"

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Dive Sites in Mueang Phuket, Thailand

Coral Island - Phuket

Ao Sane - Phuket

Phi Ley Wall - Phi Phi Leh

Koh Bon - Phuket

Bida Nok

Phi Phi Islands

Koh Kaew Yai - Phuket

Boulder City - Racha Yai

Koh Kaew Noi - Phuket

All4Diving

Bida Nai

Koh Lon - Phuket

Racha Noi

Racha Yai

Turtle Wall - Phi Phi Leh

Nudist Beach - Phuket

Rubiah Jetty

Marina Bay - Racha Noi

Nai Harn Beach - Phuket

Mosquito Island - Phi Phi Don

Bamboo Island - Phi Phi Don

Tong Cave - Phi Phi Don

House Reef - Phi Phi Don

Rantee Bay - Phi Phi Don

King Cruiser

Shark Point

Anemone Reef

Koh Doc Mai

Homerun Reef - Racha Yai

Manta Bay - Racha Noi

Siam Bay - Racha Yai

Koh Deang

Kamala Rock - Phuket

Hin Muang

Losamah Bay - Phi Phi Leh

Hin Dot - Phi Phi Don

Wang Long - Phi Phi Don

2004-12-26 - Tugboat and barge thrown on the beach by tsunami

2006-12-26 - Cement carrier M/V Sinar Andalas destroyed by the tsunami

Gapang Beach, Pulau Weh

Koh Pu - Phuket

Koh Khai Nai

Karon Beach Housereef - Phuket

Kata Noi - Phuket

Huraget - Phi Phi Don

Koh Jawabon

Koh Jawasam

Southern Pinnacle - Racha Noi

Lucy's Reef - Racha Yai

Koh See

Koh Aeo - Phuket

Koh Waeo - Phuket

Nui Bay - Phi Phi Don

Paradise Beach - Phuket

Patong Bay - Phuket

Viking Bay - Phi Phi Leh

Kata Beach - Phuket

Whaleshark Wall - Phi Phi Leh

Maya Bay - Phi Phi Leh

Palong Bay - Phi Phi Leh

Banana Bay - Racha Noi

The New Wreck - Racha Yai

Staghorn Reef - Racha Yai

Doolittle Doo - Racha Yai

Bungalow Bay North Wall - Racha Yai

Waterfall Wall - Racha Yai

Purple Garden - Racha Yai

North Tip - Racha Noi

Racha Noi Bay

Marla's Mystery - Racha Yai

Bungalow Bay South Wall - Racha Yai

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