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Phuket Dive Sites South Andaman Sea

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Phuket has some of the world’s most diverse diving available for day trips. There are Phuket dive sites for beginners through to Advanced Open Water Divers and even professional divers.

Explore diving in the Phi Phi Islands at some of the world’s most famous dive sites including Bida Nai & Bida Nok islands off the southern tip of Phi Phi Leh.

Phuket dive sites include coral reefs, wall dives, wrecks, diving on underwater pinnacles, and beach dives. Join one of our daily Phuket dive trips and have a fantastic day of diving on your holiday in Phuket! All Diving Day Trips starting from Chalong Harbour.

Phuket Dive sites South Andaman Sea Phi Phi Islands

Phi Phi Archipelago

9 Dive Sites 6 Islands – There are so many good dive sites including coral reefs, wall dives, pinnacles and even shark diving in Phi Phi. On the surface you will be treated to some truly amazing views of the sheer limestone cliffs rising out of the sea. Phi Phi is where the famous Leonardo DiCaprio block-buster movie “The Beach” was filmed.

Islands and Phi Phi Dive Sites

  • Phi Phi Ley – 4 Dive Sites
  • Bida Nok – 3 Dive Sites
  • Bida Nai – 2 Dive Sites
  • Phi Phi Don (Main Island)
  • Yung Island (Mosquito Island)
  • Bamboo Island

Phi Phi Quick Facts

  • Distance: 56 Kilometers
  • Boat Trip: 180 minutes. Approx.
  • Depth: 3 – 27 meters
  • Experience Level: easy/advanced
  • Reef type: Coral gardens, limestone rock, walls
  • Visibility: Variable from 5-30 meters
  • Current: Variable, often strong, good drift diving
  • Coral: Lush colorful soft corals, healthy hard corals
  • Fish: Quantities and varieties excellent
  • Highlights: Leopard sharks, dramatic landscape above and below the water, caves, vertical walls, and many colorful soft corals.

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Hin Musang – Shark Point

3 Pinnacles and a Lighthouse – Often referred to as one of Thailand’s best dive sites. The shark point dive site consists of three pinnacles – each one is packed with marine life with Leopard Sharks circling the bases at 20-30 meters depth. Easily located by the single spire that breaks the surface of the Andaman Sea about half way to the Phi Phi Islands. This dive will take you down pinnacle one then across the bottom to pinnacle two while you circle the pinnacle up to the surface.

Shark Point Quick Facts

  • Distance: 26 Kilometers
  • Boat Trip: 90 minutes. Approx.
  • Depth: 10-30 meters
  • Experience Level: easy/advanced
  • Reef type: Coral gardens, rock pinnacle
  • Visibility: 2 -25 meters
  • Current: Moderate to strong
  • Coral: Sea fans and various soft corals
  • Fish: Many varieties of tropical fish
  • Highlights: Leopard Sharks, several species of Moray Eels, lots of marine life, great soft corals and sea fans.

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Koh Dok Mai

Koh Doc Mai – The Flouwer Island – A large rocky island near Phuket with steep walls that drop all the way down to 30 meters. Always an enjoyable dive and fantastic for underwater photographers. Harlequin shrimp, seahorses, and lots of macro marine life, so keep your eyes open and trust your guide to find the highlights of this dive. A special highlight are the 2 caves.

Koh Doc Mai Quick Facts

  • Distance: 16 Kilometers
  • Boat Trip: 60 minutes. Approx.
  • Surface Conditions: Can be rough
  • Experience Level: Beginners should dive with a Divemaster
  • Reef type: Colorful sea life decorating its underwater cliffs
  • Visibility: Variable from 5 – 25 meters
  • Current: Variable, often strong
  • Coral: Beautiful soft colored corals
  • Fish: Quantities and varieties excellent
  • Highlights: Leopard sharks, several species of moray eels, great soft corals, sea horse

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King Cruiser

Heavy Metal Wreck – On May 4th 1997, the King Cruiser passenger ferry slowly sink into the Andaman Sea. Barracudas and Schools of Snapper are often seen patrolling the wreck, with the usual large grouper and lionfish lurking in the darker areas.

King Cruiser Quick Facts

  • Distance: 30 Kilometers
  • Boat Trip: 100 minutes. Approx.
  • Depth: 5-32 meters.
  • Surface Conditions: Can be rough
  • Experience Level: advanced
  • Reef type: Lots of metal!
  • Visibility: Variable from 2 – 25 meters
  • Current: Variable, often strong
  • Coral: Soft Corals
  • Fish: Groupers, Barracudas, Snappers, Crabs and Eels
  • Highlights: Unbelievable amounts of marine life within the wreck. Easy and safe to explore.
  • Perfect multi-level diving.

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Anemone Reef

The Anemone Carpet – Like a giant underwater blanket of soft corals and anemones, this reef is a dreams cape of color. If you have been looking for Nemo you will find him and all his cousins here. A nice relaxing dive site.

Anemone Reef Quick Facts

  • Distance: 26 Kilometers
  • Boat Trip: 90 minutes. Approx.
  • Depth: 5-24 meters
  • Experience Level: easy/advanced
  • Reef type: Coral gardens, rock
  • Visibility: Variable from 5 – 25 meters
  • Current: Variable, often strong
  • Coral: Scattered, beautiful soft colored corals
  • Fish: Quantities and varieties excellent
  • Highlights: Leopard sharks, several species of moray eels, great soft corals

Phuket Diving Day Trips-Sunday - Phi Phi Islands

Mai Thon

The Honeymoon Island – The island offers 6 dives sites in total and is around a 1 hour sail time from Chalong port. Despite this being a shallow dive site there, is a great selection of hard corals to be found here, plus whip corals, gorgonian sea fans and barrel sponges. The coral begins as shallow as just 2 metres and continues down to the sand line at around 8 – 10 metres.

Islands and Mai Thon Dive Sites

  • Mai Thon – Eastern Promise
  • Mai Thon – Windmill Bay
  • Mai Thon – Hideaway Bay
  • Mai Thon – No Name Bay
  • Mai Thon – Radio Bay

Mai Thon Quick Facts

  • Distance: 16 Kilometers
  • Boat Trip: 60 minutes. Approx.
  • Depth: 3-18 meters
  • Experience Level: easy/advanced
  • Reef type: Coral gardens, slope
  • Visibility: Variable from 5 – 25 meters
  • Current: Variable
  • Coral:Hardcoral
  • Fish: Typical Reeffish, Morey Eals
  • Highlights: Turtles, several species of moray eels, Nudibrunches

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Racha Noi

Clear visibility and deep – Koh Racha Yai, offers some truly spectacular dive sites with giant underwater boulders, great visibility and scenery almost like the Similan Islands. There is deep water around the island, so you often see large pelagic visitors such as barracudas, eagle rays, marbled stingrays and there is a chance of encounters with manta rays. But there are also shallow areas.

Racha Noi Dive Sites

  • Racha Noi – Banana Bay
  • Racha Noi – South Tip
  • Racha Noi – Camera Bay
  • Racha Noi – Marina Bay

Racha Noi Quick Facts

  • Distance: 35 km
  • Boat Trip: 120 min. Approx.
  • Depth: 10-40 meters
  • Experience Level: advanced
  • Reef type: pinnacles hard rock soft and hard corals
  • Visibility: Good to excellent 20 meters or more
  • Current: Can be strong
  • Coral: hard and soft corals
  • Fish: Whale sharks, Manta rays, Leopard sharks, Barracuda, many schools of smaller and bigger fish
  • Highlights: Different landscape and rock formations, frequent chances to see the larger fish such as the whale shark.

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Racha Yai

The every day Phuket Divesite – Racha Yai is a beautiful tropical island with plenty of hard coral reefs, colourful shallow water coral gardens, and a great opportunity for some enjoyable and easy drift diving. There are several excellent dive sites suitable for the beginner and for snorkeling, with depths from 2 – 20m, and even a couple of small wrecks making this island a favourite destination for everyone.

Racha Yai Dive Sites

  • Racha Yai – Bay 1 – 3
  • Racha Yai – Bay 4 and 5
  • Racha Yai – Homerun Reef
  • Racha Yai – Bungalow Bay
  • Racha Yai – Siam Bay

Racha Yai Quick Facts

  • Distance: 25 km
  • Boat Trip: 90 min. Approx.
  • Depth: 3 – 30 meters
  • Experience Level: easy
  • Reef type: Coral gardens, rocky points, boulders
  • Visibility: Good to excellent around 20-30 meters
  • Current: Variable, sometimes strong
  • Coral: Good varieties of hard corals
  • Fish: Barracuda, many schools of smaller and bigger fish, Manti Shrimps, Sting Rays
  • Highlights: Unusual fish life, easy accessibility, some fast drift dives at Racha depending on current.
  • Beautiful topside scenery.

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Yanui Beach

Our Housereef – Yanui Beach is one of those perfect little places where everything seems to be just right. A beautiful sandy beach located in a small bay, sheltered by Koh Kaeo Noi. The beach has powdery sand that slopes smoothly into the sea. Yanui Beach is perfect beginners. The reef starts at 3 meters and goes down to 9 meters making is a great dive with a huge variety of marine life. The depth allows for lots of natural light keeping the colors bright and vibrant. Night Dives are a highlight

Yanui Beach – Quick Facts

  • Distance from our Dive Center 2 Kilometers
  • Depth: 3-9 meters
  • Experience Level: easy
  • Reef type: Coral rocky slope
  • Visibility: Variable from 3 – 15 meters
  • Current: Variable most small
  • Coral:Hardcoral
  • Fish: Typical Reeffish, Morey Eals, Cuttle Fish, Octopus
  • Highlights: Turtles, several species of moray eels, Nudibrunches, Barracudas

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Koh Haa

Koh Haa literally translated as “five islands” – provides plenty for the macro diver. Harlequin shrimps are amongst the myriad of tiny wonders living here. And by night you’ll be able to find all sorts of species such as splendid crabs that spend the day under cover. Koh Haa’s white-sandy beaches, stunning karst islands, crystal clear waters, shallow lagoon and beautiful reefscapes make this site a photographer’s dream and is one of the best macro sites in the area. Ko Haa’s highlights include The Lagoon, The Cathedral and The Chimney. You can also explore underwater pinnacles, drop-offs, walls, bolders, caverns, inter-connected chambers and swim-throughs.

Koh Haa Dive Sites

  • Koh Haa – The Lagoon
  • Koh Haa – The Cathedral
  • Koh Haa – The Chimney

Koh Haa Quick Facts

  • Distance: 50 km
  • Boat Trip: 300 min. Approx.
  • Depth: 10-60 meters
  • Experience Level: advanced
  • Reef type: Wall and pinnacles hard rock soft and hard corals
  • Visibility: Good to excellent 20 meters or more
  • Current: Can be strong
  • Coral: hard and soft corals
  • Fish: Whale sharks, Manta rays, Leopard sharks, Barracuda, many schools of smaller and bigger fish
  • Highlights: Different landscape and rock formations, frequent chances to see the larger fish such as the whale shark.

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Hin Daeng

Insiders’ tip – If you plan Diving In Thailand than you should dive Hin Daeng (Red Rock) which is a great Scuba Diving Phuket dive site. Hin Daeng is very close to Hin Muang (approx 500 meters apart) consists of walls, plateaus and rocks. A submerged pinnacle, where three rocks just break the surface. This is one of the very few dive sites in Thailand where you can see grey reef sharks. Whale sharks and manta rays are also known to visit this dive spot. Here you also might see leopard sharks, great barracudas, octopus, and plenty of cleaner shrimps. In the north there is a valley with small boulders inside which are completely jeweled with soft coral. Try and take a look in the cracks and crevices for many species of pipefish found here.

Hin Daeng Quick Facts

  • Distance: 65 km
  • Boat Trip: 300 min. Approx.
  • Depth: 3 – 40 meters
  • Experience Level: advanced
  • Reef type: Wall, pinnacles, coral gardens, rocky points, boulders
  • Visibility: Good to excellent around 20-30 meters
  • Current: Variable, sometimes strong
  • Coral: Good varieties of soft corals
  • Fish: Whale sharks, Manta rays, Leopard sharks, Barracuda, many schools of smaller and bigger fish
  • Highlights: Different landscape and rock formations, frequent chances to see the larger fish such as the whale shark.

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Hin Muang

Insiders’ tip – Hin Muang (Purple Rock) is a completely submerged rock. It is very close to Hin Daeng (approx 500 meters apart). Named Purple Rock because it’s dense covering of soft Purple corals, which can be found here and is a must if Diving In Thailand. Even though it is very close to Hin Daeng it is a completely different dive site. Its features here the deepest drop off in Thai waters. The large rock approximately 200 meters in length is covered with soft anemones, which look like fields. There is an incredible amount of marine life to be found here among them are Ornate Ghost Pipefish, Great Barracudas, and Tuna. Try and swim off of the rocks to spot the many Manta Rays that can be found here along with the odd Whale Shark to.

Hin Muang Quick Facts

  • Distance: 65 km
  • Boat Trip: 300 min. Approx.
  • Depth: 3 – 70 meters
  • Experience Level: advanced
  • Reef type: Wall, pinnacles, coral gardens, rocky points, boulders
  • Visibility: Good to excellent around 20-30 meters
  • Current: Variable, sometimes strong
  • Coral: Good varieties of soft corals
  • Fish: Whale sharks, Manta rays, Leopard sharks, Barracuda, many schools of smaller and bigger fish
  • Highlights: Different landscape and rock formations, frequent chances to see the larger fish such as the whale shark.