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Green Island dive site Phuket

Green Island

Escape the crowds and dive into the hidden gem of Green Island, just off the coast of Phuket. Explore vibrant coral reefs, encounter diverse marine life, and uncover the secrets of this secluded underwater paradise. With exclusive access to this pristine dive site, get ready for an unforgettable adventure filled with beauty and wonder.

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Bungalow Bay – Racha Yai

Bungalow Bay is characterised by a deep curve and both sides are excellent for scuba diving or for scuba training dives. The northern side of the bay is a reef slope with staghorn corals and small rock outcrops ranging from 5 to 22m of depth, ends with a sandy bottom. The southern side of the bay is covered with staghorn and pore corals, and has several gigantic rocks along the edge of the island.

Koh Mai Thon

Koh Mai Thon is a small island and famous for its beautiful coral reefs. The waters are usually crystal clear water with powdery beach and resident wild dolphins that are regularly spotted here. Mai Thon offers 6 dives sites in total and has a depth range of 2m to 25m. This means that it’s especially suited to new divers or those who prefer shallow easy dives.

North Tip – Racha Noi

Racha Noi North Tip is a picturesque little bay and a beautiful Phuket diving location. Granite boulders topped by lush tropical vegetation make a great setting for diving. Boulders reach out from the island on either side of the bay and continue underwater giving the dive site a ‘Similan Island’ feel.

Racha Noi Bay – Racha Noi

Located on the southeast side of the island, Racha Noi Bay is easily distinguished by the small islet. At low tide, the sand ridge connecting to the main island will be visible. The shallow coral garden at the north and south is highly suitable for snorkeling. The coral gives way to a sandy bottom at depth of 12m . On the rocky portions deeper than 30m, sea fan and sea whips occupy the area with amazing underwater landscapes.

South Tip – Racha Noi

South tip is located at the southern of Racha Noi and is not large. It consists mostly of granite boulders at the depths ranging from 15-18m in the north to more than 60m in the south. It the west the rock slope is gentle but the east side is steeper and there are fewer hard and soft corals such as fire and sea fan corals attached to the rock. The current is complex and strong and can become extreme. This dive site is not for beginners or intermediate. For this reason it is difficult to find a daily schedule for this particular dive spot.

Hin Bida – Phi Phi Islands

Hin Bida is a large submerged rocky outcrop around 8km south east of Koh Bida Nok and Koh Bida Nai, rising from the sandy bottom around 18m to break the surface at low tide, this superb reef is a perfect place for both divers and snorkelers.

Kled Kaeow – Phi Phi Islands

Decommissioned in 2014, the ship was donated and purposely sunk via controlled explosion to create a new dive site on 19 March 2014. The 47 metre long wreck sits almost upright (20 degree list) facing north to south (bow-stern), 1 km to the east of Piley Bay (Ko Phi Phi Ley).

Viking Cave – Phi Phi Islands

Viking Cave has a striking bay and a beautiful cave above the water, but the real deal is underwater a few hundred meters to the north . A few years ago, the Phuket Marine Conservation department put down a beautiful artificial reef. This was to help rebuild marine life after the tsunami. It is now the home of long finned Batfish, Lion Fish and Leopard Sharks.

Hin Dot – Phi Phi Islands

A forgotten dive site close to Ton Sai Bay - Phi Phi main Island. Hin Dot offers great diving around 3 pinnacles.

Racha Yai Shipwrecks

Racha Yai has five boat wrecks all located around bays 1 and 2 on the east side of the island.

Bay 1 – Racha Yai

Bay 1 has a very small beach, which is easily missed. There are pore corals heads scattered along the entire stretch of this bay, occasionally interrupted by a patch of staghorn coral. The reef starts from a depth of 5m and goes to as deep as 20m before hitting the sandy bottom. The largest beach is located at Bay 2. While it also has an abundance of coral heads and branch corals.

Marina Bay – Racha Noi

Formed from granite rock, the bay in the lid west of Racha Noi Island is carpeted with leather corals and a mixture of sea fans, sea whips, fire corals and hard corals such as pore corals. The dive start from the sandy bottom at 18m depth or from the rocky reef next to south of the bay where you can see huge rocks which slope down to 35-40m. There are many swim-through at this site waiting to be explored.

Banana Bay – Racha Noi

Possibly getting its name from the abundance of banana trees that grow on the bay, the east of Racha Noi Island is named “Banana” bay. This is an easy dive site, with a clear shallow flat area starting from 3-10m and hard coral reef slopping gently to 25-30m with staghorn coral occupying most of the area punctuated by white powdery sand.

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Turtle Rock – Phi Phi Islands

We all love turtles and Turtle Rock happens to be their home. We are able to meet these gentle sea creatures on about 90% of our dives here.

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Palong Wall – Phi Phi Islands

Palong bay is situated a few kilometers north of it more famous cousin Maya Bay. Although this one is locally famous for offering two great Phi Phi Dive Sites.

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Koh Bida Nai – Phi Phi Islands

Facing Bida Nok, Bida Nai is full of surprises. Follow the wall and come face to face with leopard (Zebra) sharks or huge black tips. Float away with the turtles and get lost in the schools of yellow tail barakuda.

Koh Doc Mai

One of the best macro sites around Phuket, this wall dive features colorful corals and critters abound. Photographers can find yellow tiger-tail seahorses, ornate and harlequin ghost pipefish, and a whole host of different nudibranchs.

Shark Point – Hin Musang

One of the best day-trip dive sites in Phuket, but also incredibly popular and very busy during peak season. Three pinnacles are covered in beautiful pink and purple soft corals, numerous barrel sponges, and the marine life is plentiful. This is an excellent site for encountering leopard sharks near the sandy bottom, as well as barracudas, banded sea snakes, and stingrays.

King Cruiser Wreck

Phuket's most popular wreck dive, this 280 feet (85m) ferry sank in 1997 after hitting the reef. It is now home to a plethora of Andaman Sea species, and while penetration is no longer possible, there is still plenty to explore outside the wreck.

Anemone Reef – Hin Jom

A popular site visited by day boats and liveaboards, this single pinnacle is named after the large field of anemones that cover it. Divers can spot lionfish, clownfish moray eels, and reef sharks, as well as some fascinating macro clinging to the rocky substrate.

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Koh Haa Yai – The Twin Cathedral

As the largest of the Koh Haa islands, Koh Haa Yai is home to several very different dive sites and probably the largest amount of coral and marine life in this amazing archipelago. The extensive coral coverage around this island provides several dive sites, dramatic underwater scenery, and extensive coral gardens, slopes and bommies.

Koh Haa Lagoon

The famous Koh Haa Lagoon comprises three islands, sometimes known as islands Two, Three and Four, however each has a traditional sea gypsy name. These three central Koh Haa islands are connected in the middle by a shallow, sandy lagoon littered with thousands of corals, dozens of anemone beds, and home to hundreds of different marine life species.

Koh Haa Neua – The Chimney

The most northerly of the Koh Haa Islands is Koh Haa Neua, with a dramatic west side characterised by steep walls and huge rocks, and a more shallow east side, a mix of wall and sloping reef. At the east side of Koh Haa Neua, a large rocky ridge runs from the edge of the island into the deeper water of the north east, creating a long coral encrusted finger visible from the surface, and teeming with life.

Maya Bay Cavern

Maya Cave is located in the Maya Bay next to the Loh samah Bay. The dive spot consists of a nice wall going down to 30 meters deep. Along the wall there are nice tunnels and caves. The marine life is good as well, with beautiful hard and soft coral.

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