Diving in Phuket is one experience not to be missed when visiting the Pearl of the Andaman. Thanks to its large stretches of light sandy beaches and clear turquoise water, Phuket and its surrounding areas provide some of the best dive spots in the world.
WHERE TO EXPERIENCE DIVING IN PHUKET?
Diving in Phuket can take place in popular places such as Koh Phi Phi, Richelieu Rock or Similan Islands. Each day, those famous islands attract hundreds of snorkelers and divers.
Phi Phi islands with their majestic cliffs and emerald water provide different interesting dive sites concentrated in one area. Unusual types of corals can be found underwater, such as a white coral with a Christmas Tree shape with ornaments or colorful black and orange corals. In the southern part of Ko Bida Nok, close to Phi Phi islands, is one of the most popular dive sites to experience diving in Phuket. Colorful reef fish, star corals and a rich submarine eco-system can be found there.
Similan Islands, a group of nine islands stand as another popular destination for diving in Phuket. The efforts made towards marine conservation within Similan National Park explain the unspoiled and beautifully preserved characters of the islands. Each island offers its own underwater landscape. While fish shoal is frequent in Similan Islands waters, you may also come across whale sharks.
Koh Bon, in the northern part of Similan islands is a favorite spot for leopard sharks. Colorful corals also come in different shades such as yellow and turquoise. 25 km away from Koh Bon stands Koh Tachai, which is another well-known spot to catch a glimpse of rays, nurse sharks and turtles on top of colorful corals and tropical fishes.
Closer to Phuket, Richelieu rock is another popular location to spot whale sharks while diving in Phuket. The dive spot is located just 18 km away from Surin. Depending on the season and weather, the chance to see one of those giant marine mammals oscillates between 50% and 70%.
If you feel like experiencing diving in Phuket during your stay, you may want to book a trip with Sea Bees Diving. The operator offers 1 day trip and packages including up 16 dives spread on 8 days.
On top of that, free shuttle is available from Novotel Phuket Karon Beach Resort and Spa.
For more information, please contact our tour desk or refer to the website below.
Address: Sea Bees Diving, 1/3 Moo 9 Viset Road, Chalong, อำเภอเมืองภูเก็ต Phuket 83130, Thailand