SCUBA DIVING IN PHUKET

Scuba Diving in Phuket is an exciting experience for divers of all levels of experience. The tropical turquoise waters provide abundant opportunities to explore the remarkable coral passages and cavern style swim through reefs that abound the coast. Wreck divers have a variety of shipwrecks to choose from, including the striking King Cruiser Wreck in the open ocean between Phuket Island and Phi Phi Islands. Whether huge colorful gardens of soft and hard corals, dramatic walls and shipwrecks; from beginners (OWD course) to dive professionals (Advanced Adventurer, Rescue Diver, Divemaster, Rebreather Diver) – everyone gets pleasure diving these waters. Further north of Phuket there are the famous Similan Islands with Richelieu Rock and / or Myanmar (Burma). The starting point for scuba diving tours there is Khao Lak, respectively a place called Tablamu. However, we recommend a multi-day liveaboard to see the highlights of the Similan Islands. Further north, the chances of spotting whale sharks and manta rays increases.

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Aloha Diving is an award winning SSI Diamond Dive Center trusted by customers from around the world not only for Scuba Diving Excursions. Our Dive Center is conveniently located close to the Diving Pier in Rawai. With more than 18 local dive sites available and a variety of scuba dive excursions, there is something for every diver.
The distance to the best dive sites is significant, which is why some can not be accessed through a daily diving excursion. Any of the other interesting dive sites in the south of Phuket like Phi Phi Islands, Racha Yai, Racha Noi, King Cruiser, Shark Point, Anemone reef, Koh Doc Mai and Hin Daeng / Hin Muang are accessed exclusively from Chalong Pier.

Aloha Diving operates a small cozy diving boat which accommodates a maximum of 12 diving guests on day trips. To ensure the best scuba diving experience in Phuket there is no fixed schedule for the dive areas. Dive sites of the day depending on the sea condition, current, wind and experience level of the divers on board. Of course wishes of the guests are as well a part of the decision. Are you are planning Scuba Diving Excursions between May and September? Find more information about scuba diving during rainy season here.

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Rebreather diving in Phuket

Our dive excursions allow sometimes longer dive times required by rebreather divers. If you are a certified rebreather diver, you may join our recreational daily diving trips. In any case, we provide full support for rebreather divers, including rebreather gas fills. Secure storage for rebreather units is available free of charge. For Rebreather diving in Phuket we have a vast experience and can provide you with detailed information.

Why is scuba diving in Phuket so good?

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Scuba Diving in Phuket

Why is scuba diving in Phuket so good?

Scuba Diving in Phuket is mostly done as day trips by boat since most dive sites are located off shore and are only accessible by boat. There are also a number of dive sites which can be reached directly from the beach or by longtail boat. But the most beautiful places are mostly a bit further away.

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The water temperature in Phuket?

The Andaman sea is usually between 28 and 30 degrees Celsius all year round.

During February and March nutrient rich currents may swell up from the open ocean and bring “cold water” with them for short periods. But it rarely gets colder than 25 degrees. If you are sensitive to colder water, an ideal wetsuit is a 3mm shorty or long suit. Shorty’s are available for hire from Aloha Diving.

A benefit from these “cold currents” is that manta rays and whale sharks follow them and can provide an unexpected spectacle.

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When is the best time for scuba diving in Phuket?

Phuket is a year round destination for scuba divers. No matter the time of the year there is always good diving to be enjoyed. However, the main scuba diving season corresponds to the main tourist season for Thailand.
Usually, the best conditions for diving are from November to April. At this time, there is a lower chance of rain and storms. The sea is usually calm with clear blue skys, light winds and long sunny days.
This is also the best time to enjoy liveaboard diving trips. At Aloha Diving, we can provide you with current information about all diving options available year round. This web site also provides an overview of the most popular dive options for visitors to Phuket. (see Scuba Diving Excursions in Phuket)

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What is the weather in Phuket right now?

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real feel: 33°C
current pressure: 1010 mb
humidity: 89%
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wind gusts: 2 kts
UV-Index: 0
sunrise: 6:14 am
sunset: 6:08 pm
 
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What is Scuba Diving in Phuket like during the rainy season?

During the rainy season from May to October there is a higher chance of rain and tropical thunderstorms.
However, this does not mean that it is rainy every day or that the weather is bad all the time. In fact there are usually long periods of time when the weather is comparable to the best days in the high season.
Regardless of the season, there is always something interesting to discover diving at Phuket. More information on diving during the rainy season can be found here.

In the unlikely event that strong winds and stormy weather causes a last minute cancellation of your planned dives, we will go out of our way to ensure you can make alternative plans – for example, to dive on your other free days, to enjoy interesting land based excursions – or to take advantage of the Aloha Fun Tank to brush up on your dive skills!!

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What is the usual underwater visibility?

The visibility at the dive sites varies during the year and from site to site. Dive sites around Racha Yai and Racha Noi enjoy great visibility all year round. Mostly in the 20-30m range.
Dive sites like Shark Point, Anemone Reef and the King Cruiser Wreck offer a little less. Mostly in the 15m range, with the odd 25+ m day,

Overall, divers can expect decent visibility all year round.

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Where is the best place to stay for Scuba Diving in Phuket?

For divers who want to make daily trips to the dive sites around Phuket, it is recommended that you select a hotel in the region of Rawai, Nai Harn Beach, Chalong, Kata Noi, Kata, Karon or Patong. This will help you avoid long and tedious transfers to the diving pier in Chalong. We can always assist you in finding a hotel which suits your needs when you are planning your holiday.

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Why can we offer a unique diving experience in Phuket?

When looking at the Diving industry in Phuket the focus is on faster + bigger = better. To make boats accessible for agents (joining dive shops) a fixed schedule is mandatory to manage bookings for 40 to 80 divers per boat. As you can see on the photo above there are 3 trips offered by all the diving boats. One Trip to the Racha Islands (2 dives at Banana Bay or Marina Bay and 1 dive at Bay 1. These dive sites offer shelter, very easy diving conditions even for non swimmers try out diving and a mooring buoy to save fuel cost and speed up the pre and after dive processes as 40 to 80 divers are on board. The second trip is going to Phi Phi Islands with dives at Koh Bida Nok and Turtle Rock or Palong wall and Shark Point on the way back. Usually the dive sites are always the same when scuba diving in Phuket. Especially at Koh Bida Nok usually are boats from Koh Lanta, Krabi, Phuket and Phi Phi Don arriving at the same time which makes it a crowded dive. The third trip option is going to King Cruiser Wreck, Shark Point and Koh Doc Mai. This trip is for experienced divers only. Diving at these dive sites is only pleasant when current and surface conditions are right. Current is created by the tides which shift every day. Therefore to keep a tight schedule is not the right thing as the timing is crucial for the dives. The last option is a 2 dive trip to Racha Yai. These trips focus und beginner courses and try diving. When offering Scuba Diving in Phuket we do not agree with the diving industry. We belief that adjusting the dive sites according to weather, current and ability of the divers gives each individual guest a great experience. A huge plus for us is that we have the schedule of each boat that we can avoid meeting them on a dive site.

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