SCUBA DIVING DURING RAINY SEASON IN PHUKET
Rany season in Phuket is often referred as Green season and begins in May until October. The question you may as yourself: How is Scuba Diving in terms of the weather during rainy season in Phuket?
The weather in Phuket is warm all year round. Temperatures range between 25 – 34 degree Celsius. Humidity will range between 60% – 95% throughout the year adding to the feeling of warmth.
The seasons are broken into two distinct seasons “Wet Season” (summer) and “Dry Season” (winter).
In the high season, the average rainfall is 18 days in November and 11 days in December. From January to March it’s around 5 days per month, making this the driest and most popular time to travel.
In the off-season, the wettest months are toward the end of the rainy season, September and October, with an average of 22 and 25 rain days and around 300mm rainfall per square metre.
During the rest of the rainy season, just over half the days are actual rainy days.
The probability of a few rainy days during a holiday is relatively high, but at the same time there will also be a lot of dry and sunny days. Even in the rainy season, for example, Phuket still offers 6 to 7 hours of sun per day.
How to plan scuba diving during rainy season in Phuket
Now you know statistically how often it rains in Thailand. But how will it affect your diving? And is it a worthwhile time for a holiday?
Important to know is that Similan, Surin, Hin Daeng, Hin Muang and Koh Haa National Park are closed in the rainy season (low season).
Weekend Scuba Diving Trips
Special is, that we can offer between Mai and September 3 Nights/2 Days Diving Trips over weekends, which are great opportunities for a weekend diving holiday in Phuket. You can stay comfortable on the boat (a fully equipped liveaboard vessel incl. food and beverage) from Friday evening until Monday morning, meaning you don’t need any hotel. On Saturday and Sunday you have two full days of best diving (total 8 dives) around Phuket.
Also convenient for a getaway is the overnight trip of 2 Days/2 Nights every Tuesday evening until Thursday evening with total 7 dives (only between Mai and September) including accommodation, food and beverage on board.
There are a few exceptions that boats during the rainy season can not go to the planned dive site due to bad weather conditions. During the green season are longer rain period possible but after you get spoiled again by the sunshine. There is everything and everywhere more leisure in this period, simply because there are fewer people on the island. The hotel prices are cheaper by half than in December / January. So it’s well worth considering, sometimes to spend the mid-year holidays for diving in Phuket. The selection of flights from all over the world to Phuket is great.