Phuket Thailand is well known for having some of the best scuba diving on the planet. From the warm shallow reefs found when diving phukets local sites like Racha Noi and Racha Yai are a haven for small animals, reef life and great place to learn scuba diving in Phuket.
Nestling like a pearl in the Andaman Sea, Phuket sets itself apart from and elevates it above Thailand's other diving destinations, and this is one of the reasons why so many visitors come back for scuba diving Thailand year after year. Phuket is the ideal location as you have the Gulf of Thailand to the East and the Andaman ocean and theSimilan islands to the west.
Simply put, this island is the only resort area from where you can visit all the best islands in Thailand with regular liveaboard tours to the famousSimilans, Richelieu Rock, as well as Burma.
Scuba diving in Phuket offers a wide range of interesting local adventures too, with its soft coral pinnacles, coral filled bays on the many islands, wall diving on Koh Doc Mai. Discover the sunken treasures of the King Cruiser, an ideal site for deep divers and wreck divers. Then there's the chance to dive with manta rays, eagle rays, Leopard sharks and even the odd whales at Racha Noi South Tip.
Scuba diving phuket is ideal if you are a photographer then you can take underwater photos of cuttlefish or the leopard sharks at Shark Point or Koh Phi Phi. Shark Point is a series of pinnacles covered in colourful soft corals and alive with sea life. Nearby is Anemone Reef, another pinnacle carpeted in magnificent anemones and a great place to see clownfish and find turtles. Then you have the reefs of Racha Noi with its protected dive sites means great viz all year. Then the white sandy bays create great lighting too to produce some great photos.
The Phi Phi Islands are further away but still well in range of the day trips boats and these days trips are available every still from phuket. These ever-popular islands provide splendid wall dives where you might find reef sharks and groupers, schooling reef fish such as fusiliers, as well as smaller marine treasures such as pipefish and squid. The trip to Koh Phi Phi is not as pretty as some but this day trip is well worth the trip as its a great location to dive with sharks and turtles. Then the third dive at Shark point is stunning.
With unbeatable access to all of the best diving in Thailand, its own varied and fascinating underwater worlds, plus its legendary topside attractions of fantastic beaches and thumping nightlife, Phuket Thailand remains very popular with both young and experienced scuba divers alike.
You can visit all of the top Thailand diving spots all of the year round, but the best conditions exist from November through to April. Thesimilan liveaboard season runs from early October through to mid May.
Late May to October brings monsoon winds and surface swells to the island, sometimes reducing visibility by about 30%, but it's pretty rare that local diving trips are cancelled due to bad weather. Indeed some of the sites are just as good, if not better, in the low season. October also brings heavy rains to the Andaman Sea.
Want to venture further to experience some of the best diving in the world?
Thailand Divers is one of the best and has one of the greatest selections ofphuket liveabaord trips to the similan island national park. We are the leading authority in adventure-laden to the Similan and Surin islands and offers a wide range of trips from October to May to the very best dive sites in Thailand. Including the world famous Richelieu Rock, plus Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and the Surin Islands.
You can also go further north - across the border to Burma for a massive eight day adventure taking in theSimilan islands, surin islands and then on into the Burma banks and the remote Mergui Archipelago. And from June to September there are some tour options that take in the best sites of Phuket and the Phi Phi Islands.
You might find it useful to use the live chat function on the website to check all available trips, cabin types and other options in advance as some of the amazing liveabaord trips can book up well in advance. Thailand divers has trips departure almost everyday so we can always find a date that suits your travel plans and budget.
We also have a selection of top qualityPatong beach hotels and some of the best Phuket guest houses all in great locations that are your own little oasis in which to relax in before and after your trips. all our Phuket hotels andpatong guest houses are all from our customers choices. They are all names that keep cropping up as ones that offer great quality service and comfort. All are close by all the main attractions and yes in quiet cul de sacs that offer peace and tranquility when needed.
Phuket Thailand is a dream location and if you are thinking of the perfectphuket liveabaord trip then you only need to think similan Thailand and you will always have the best diving trips available to anyone around the world.