The best spots to dive in Phuket

Discover the most beautiful underwater diving destinations in Phuket and the best time to go diving.

Are you dreaming of visiting Thailand to explore the underwater fauna of the Andaman Sea? Phuket and its underwater diving spots await you. There, you will discover the outstanding coral mountains with the exceptional and diverse fauna. Diving is an art of living in Phuket and there are numerous dedicated centres.

Diving in Phuket: an island of possibilities

Phuket Island is called “the Pearl of the Andaman Sea” because of its incredible beauty. You can admire it closely from a cruising boat or during daytime excursions.

Koh Phi Phi is an ideal diving destination for beginners because it is not very deep. It is possible to receive a gentle introduction to underwater diving here. You will come across manta rays, clown fish and moray eels.

For a calmer location, go to Koh Phi Phi Leh. It is a little uninhabited island that is perfect for underwater diving. If you want more thrills, consider the Koh Doc Moi spot! This site is several metres deep and offers a more intense diving experience. Sea breams, sepias and other submarine animals are present here.

Would you love to experience even more thrills? You should probably visit the Shark Point. It is highly possible that you will encounter a zebra shark there in the middle of the magnificent colourful reefs and multiple tropical fish. If you want to see the whale shark, you should go to Richelieu Rock in Surin Islands

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Go snorkelling in Phuket

Even if you are not interested in exploring the depths of the sea water in Phuket, do you still wish to experience an enriching underwater experience? Snorkelling, or “mask and snorkel”, is the ideal activity by which you can encounter shoals of fish and corals using simple equipment consisting of flippers, mask and snorkel.

Ao Sane Beach near Rawai, in the southern part of Phuket, is a diving spot that is very calm and suitable for snorkelling. Would you love to visit a charming creek that is far away from prying eyes? Ya Nui Beach, located 21 km away from Phuket, is the ideal destination for observing tropical fish.

The Similan islands are a reference point as far as diving spots are concerned. These diving spots often place among the top 10 diving spots in the world and they have more than 200 species of hard corals and underwater fauna that is the richest in the country.

Do you feel like diving today?

Dive to the heart of the famous Phuket aquarium! It is the ideal destination for an exotic tour with your children. You will go across an impressive tunnel where you will see the underwater fauna. Seahorses, baby turtles and box fishes all live together in this great natural aquarium.

When is the ideal period to go diving in Phuket?

Phuket enjoys a warm and humid tropical climate throughout the year. There are two distinct seasons: the rainy season and the dry season. It is possible to dive all year round, but the dry season is preferred (from December to April) because there is better underwater visibility and there are no monsoons. This period is also the high season in Thailand. If you prefer the low season, it is preferable to visit between April and October. During this time, the diving spots are available for underwater expeditions in small groups.

The temperature of the water in Phuket is between 27°C and 32°C throughout the year and it is not necessary to wear coveralls.

As you can see, there are lots of great diving spots in Phuket. Choose the destination you prefer for daytime outing or for a diving cruise lasting several days. Whatever your skill in diving, you will come back with great experiences and memorable views of the underwater universe.

Did you know?

There are diving schools in Phuket where you can pass your level 1 CMAS or PADI in underwater diving. For your safety, be careful to choose reputable high-quality training centres so that you can receive good quality training.

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