Awesome Diving in Phuket Thailand With Thailand Divers
When people think of scuba diving they think of warm tropical waters, white sandy beaches and lots and lots of brightly coloured tropical fish. Guess what?? That is what the diving is like here in Phuket Thailand.
The big draw for people diving Phuket
during the high season which is from November through till mid May is the Similan islands
. This amazing marine national park offers some of the best diving in the world. This is not just me saying this but the National Geographic says so too. This chain of nine islands lies about 90 minutes from the mainland of Thailand out in the Andaman ocean. These are a must see as they are the best islands in Thailand
. Whether diving or snorkeling you can not be anything but awestruck. The Similans
have crystal clear water even down to 40 meters where you can still see into the distance. The water is around 29 degrees from top to bottom for most of the year and rarely changes more that a degree or two.
Doing a Similan islands diving trip will be the bench mark for most of the diving you will ever do. To the north of the island of Koh Bon we come to the Surin islands. This is another marine national park and again an amazing location. Here you will get a chance at diving Richelieu Rock. This is rated as one of the top ten dive sites of the world. This was also again reinforced when it was found to have been in Jaques Cousteau's top ten places he dove. As he practically invented recreational diving and has been all over the world scuba diving then his seal of approval is pretty much certain. A similan island liveaboard trip is best from a good Phuket dive center such as Thailand Divers as they have a good selection of trips that will cover all dates of the season. This way you can book the liveaboard to suit your holiday plans rather than make your holiday fit the liveaboard dates. The best dive trip you are ever likely to go on will be here in Phuket Thailand.
There is diving here to suit all levels. From new Open water divers right through to the most experienced instructor will not get bored here. Being a marine national park you do need to be certified as this is such a wonderful yet fragile location and does need to be preserved. The Similan island
national park also includes the island of Koh Bon to the north which is a known cleaning station for the Manta Rays and is a regular stop for most of the Similan liveaboard
trips. So far all this can be done on just a short over night trip or 2 night trip.