Phuket Diving Resorts

Your diving vacation in Phuket

A scuba diving holiday in Phuket is just perfect for many reasons. Thailand’s most spectacular dive spots are located in the Andaman sea, along the west coast. In fact, it needs several days to explore the numerous stunning dive sites during a dive holiday in Phuket. Exciting diving adventures take place daily as part of convenient full-day boat trips, all year round. The dry season and most popular travel time is between November and April. We offer diving packages at extremely attractive prices for Phuket diving vacationers.Read More -->

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Facts about the island for your next diving vacation

With 540 km², Phuket is the largest island in Thailand located 890 kilometers south of Bangkok. Phuket is 50 km wide at its widest point and 22 km wide at its narrowest point. Phuket has about 220,000 inhabitants, 70,000 of whom live in the capital, Phuket Town. The international airport of Phuket is located in the north of the island and is the entry point to start your diving vacation.

Rawai is a well-known bathing and fishing town, where travelers like to photograph the colorful boats and immerse themselves in the culture of the Moken, who are also known as “sea nomads”. Traders offer spicy fish dishes at the fish market and there are numerous Thai restaurants along the shore. The vibrant pubs and clubs are very popular with young visitors.

Phuket, also known as the “Pearl of the Andaman Sea”, offers miles of white sandy beaches, spread along the coast line and areas with rich vegetation and a mountainous landscape. 

Phuket is the largest island of Thailand and is located in the Andaman Sea (Indian Ocean). The distance from the north where the Sarasin Bridge connects the island to the mainland, to the southernmost tip is about 50 km. The east / west width is about 21 km. The capital is Phuket Town which is mainly populated by locals. The most popular tourist destination is Patong Beach with a huge variety of hotels, restaurants, bars, night clubs and shops. This place is constantly bustling with tourists mingling with locals. On the southern beaches of Karon Beach and Kata Beach, it is a little quieter. The long beaches in Karon and Kata are separated from the hotels and resorts by the main road. There is a little beach at Kata called Kata Noi Beach, mainly visited by guests of the nearby resort. In a short drive along the west coast towards the south you get to Nai Harn Beach, Ao Sane and Yanui Beaches – perfect destinations for those seeking relaxation by the sea.

Another highlight is the most southern point of Phuket, the Promthep Cape and the Windmill view point, where you can admire beautiful sunsets from the cliffs in a balmy tropical environment and enjoy local foods at the many easily accessed street stalls and restaurants. Along the road you arrive at Rawai Beach where local fisherman present their daily fresh catch.

North of Patong Beach on the west coast, in the area of Kamala Beach, there are many beautiful locations for a beachfront holiday including Surin Beach, Bang Tao, Layan Beach, Nai Thon Beach, Nai Yang Beach, Tri Trang Beach and Mai Khao. On the east coast south of Phuket Town at Cape Panwa, there is also a variety of attractive hotels and resorts. Another main transport hub is Chalong, where the port and a large variety of accommodation are located. In your Scuba Diving Vacation you will get on and off the dive boat at Chalong Pier. It is also the starting point for visiting Big Buddha. The highest Buddha Statue in the world at 45 meters, is placed on top of a mountain looking over Chalong bay, affording amazing panoramic views of most of southern Phuket and the Andaman Sea with the Phi Phi Islands clearly visible on good days. Between Chalong and Patong Beach in Kathu there are other tourist attractions, such as the Kathu waterfalls.

Travel + Leisure Vacationing Travel Guide Phuket

Access to transport makes life and holidays here very comfortable and helps you to explore the countless attractions of the island. Motorbikes can be easily rented and are cheap (THB 200 to THB 350 per day).
If you don’t want to drive yourself, you can use the public bus (Phuket Smart Bus) or the tuk-tuk’s, which run between different beaches and attractions.

Accommodation: We are always pleased to assist our guests in finding suitable accommodation in the Rawai / Nai Harn Beach districts. There is wide range of accommodation available from low cost B&Bs to 5 star Hotels and beach-side Jungle resorts – and just about everything else in between!!

All daily boat diving trips start from Chalong Pier, which is reachable within 10 minutes from our dive Centre.

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Kata Beach / Kata Noi Beach

Kata is the second most popular beach in Phuket after Nai Harn beach. It usually offers a good balance between too crowded and too quiet, but at high season the beach can get really busy. You can easily find a lots cheap to mid range restaurants serving all kinds of food including a decent Thai food. However, don’t expect to find much real local Thai food as far as we know, it is a tourist town. The north end has a nice set of small beach restaurants where you can eat on the sand.

Transfer from your Phuket Dive Resort for Scuba Diving: All daily boat diving trips start from Chalong Pier, which is reachable within 30 minutes from Kata Beach. The transfer is free of charge from Kata Beach and Kata Noi Beach.

Karon Beach

Karon is a very long and wide beach with a small town at each end where you will find a lot of food and shops. The beach is beautiful and pleasant, never crowded, and with a decent amount of beach chairs, umbrellas, drink and snack vendors and beach massage. The north end is where the small town of Karon is, with a night bazaar and a popular temple market, some good seafood restaurants by the beach and even a small beach club.

Transfer from your Phuket Dive Resort for Scuba Diving: All daily boat diving trips start from Chalong Pier, which is reachable within 45 minutes from Karon Beach. The transfer is free of charge from Kata Beach and Kata Noi Beach.

Patong Beach

Patong was originally one of Phuket most beautiful beach and became popular with the younger crowd for its notorious party atmosphere. With easy access to a huge amount of restaurants until very, very late at night, Patong is a convenient base to go in any direction and can be a lot of fun… if fun is what you are after.

Transfer from your Phuket Dive Resort for Scuba Diving: All daily boat diving trips start from Chalong Pier, which is reachable within 60 minutes from Patong Beach. For the shared diving boat the transfer is free of charge from Patong Beach. However If you like to dive in a more relaxed and smaller diving boat there is a small transfer surcharge. If you have a rental car or motorbike you can do the transfer on your own without a surcharge.

Kamala beach was an underrated beach for long time, mostly loved by Scandinavians who would return year after year. With the opening of 2 beach clubs, the village atmosphere has disappeared but it is still very peaceful and relaxing. Kamala feels ‘relatively’ more Thai than Patong, Kata and Karon.

Bangtao has evolved from an isolated luxury enclave to a fun and lively neighborhood with plenty of choice for all budget. Bangtao has become a very cool place to be if the madness of Patong is not on your list. Nightlife and dining is more sophisticated than anywhere on the Island but still affordable. With a lot of large resort, Bangtao is great for families and couples who want to have everything in one place. The southern part of the beach (near Outrigger) is very young and lively, great for dining by the beach while the north part (around Banyan Tree) has almost not changed with a peaceful beach and small restaurants in the shade of tall trees.

Cape Panwa is a hilly peninsula jutting out among the islands off Phuket’s southeast corner. It has quietly urban, Thai communities with small, broken patches of beach where the many hills fall down to the ocean. Panwa has none of the razzmatazz of Patong Beach nor the tourist numbers of the west coast beaches. It’s quiet, with more ‘sophisticated’ resorts in more natural environments. The atmosphere here is also distinctly more ‘Thai’.

Maikhao is the longest and most peaceful beach of Phuket, part of a national park. It has remained largely untouched and peaceful, making it a perfect romantic weekend escape for those who prefer to stay away from tourist areas. Mai Khao is mostly home to very luxurious hotels and villa resorts, and doesn’t offer much in terms of shopping, or nightlife. The whole areas is a little isolated, so renting a car to explore around is a good option. Maikhao (and Sai Kaew beach in its continuity) has a lot of real local Thai and seafood to enjoy if you take the time to find them.

Phuket Town has a lot of charm and has grown in popularity since it started to be renovated. With a superb Sino-Portuguese architecture, the heart of Phuket town is now a must-see attraction for visitors and a lot of fancy cafes, beautiful restaurants and hotels opened.
It can be busy on weekend, especially with the Sunday walking street market.

Transfer from your Phuket Dive Resort for Scuba Diving: All daily boat diving trips start from Chalong Pier. For the shared diving boat the transfer is free of charge from Kamala Beach. However If you stay north of Kamala Beach or like to dive in a more relaxed and smaller diving boat there is a transfer surcharge. If you have a rental car or motorbike you can do the transfer on your own without a surcharge.

Phuket Diving Resort rooms at our Dive Center

Rooms for rent

Situated in the building of the dive center and 400 meters from Rawai beach that comes with a small terrace, This clean and modern room is the perfect place to stay when diving with us. The Restaurant in the basement offers all day breakfast, local and international food.

Description:

Modern design fully-furnished approx 15 sqm King size bed, terrace, fridge and kettle. Flat-screen TV with cable channels. Wi-Fi. Safe and hair dryer. Maximum capacity: 2 pax.

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