Phuket Scuba Diving Guide

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With good reason is Phuket, the “Pearl of the Andaman Sea”, one of the most beautiful places in Thailand. Miles of gently sloping and white sandy beaches are in place along the coast line. Upstate there is a rich vegetation surrounded by 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 where mainly locals live.

The most well-known tourist destination is Patong. There most hotels, restaurants, bars, discos and shops. However, rules through the many tourists throughout the hustle and often chaotic traffic. On the southern beaches Karon and Kata, it is a little quieter. The long beach in Karon is separated from the hotels and resorts by a main road . The same picture can be seen on the beach of Kata. There is a little beach called Kata Noi, mainly visited by guests of the near resort. In an impressive drive along the west coast towards the south you get to Nai Harn, Ao Sane and Yanui Beach. A real insider tip for those seeking relaxation. Another highlight is the southernmost point of Phuket, the Promthep Cape where you can admire from the cliffs a beautiful sunset. Along the road you arrive at Rawai Beach. This section is still dominated by locals and there is a green tourism. Fisherman present every evening their fresh catch, which you can bring to the restaurant for cooking across the road. North of Patong on the west coast in the area of Kamala, Surin Beach, Bang Tao, Layan Beach, Nai Thon Beach, Nai Yang Beach, Tri Trang Beach and Mai Khao many famous luxury resorts are located directly on the beach. On the east coast south of Phuket Town can also be found a few pretty resorts on Cape Panwa. Another main transport hub is Chalong, where the port and various accommodations are located. It is also the starting point for visiting Big Buddha. The worldwide highest Buddha Statue of 45 meters is placed on top of a mountain looking over Chalong bay. Between Chalong and Patong in Kathu there are other tourist attractions, such as the Kathu waterfalls.

List of some Resorts in Phuket – Phuket Scuba Diving Guide:

  • Mövenpick Residences Bangtao Beach
  • Anantara Phuket Villas, Mai Khao
  • JW Marriott, Mai Khao
  • Regent Phuket, Cape Panwa
  • Indigo Pearl, Nai Yang
  • Le Meridien, Patong
  • Amari Phuket Resort, Patong
  • Angsana Laguna Phuket, Bangtao Beach
  • The Vijitt Resort Phuket, Rawai
  • Mövenpick Resort & Spa, Karon Beach
  • Sunprime Resort, Kamala
  • Sunsuri Phuket, Rawai / Nai Harn
  • Mandarava Resort and Spa, Karon Beach
  • Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket, Karon
  • Sunwing Resort, Kamala Beach
  • Duangjitt Resort & Spa, Patong Phuket
  • R Mar Resort, Patong

  • Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort, Bangtao Beach
  • Sunwing Resort, Kamala
  • Hyatt Regency, Kamala
  • Serenity Resort, Rawai
  • Centara Karon Resort, Karon
  • Hilton Phuket Arcadia, Karon
  • Avista Resort, Kata
  • Katathani Phuket, Kata Noi
  • The Nai Harn, Rawai / Nai Harn
  • Mövenpick Villas & Spa, Karon Beach
  • Thavorn Palm Beach Resort Phuket, Karon
  • Metadee Resort & Villas, Kata
  • Kata Rocks, Kata Beach
  • Pullman Phuket Panwa Beach Resort, Cape Panwa
  • Sunwing Resort, Bang Tao Beach
  • Rawai Palm Beach Resort, Rawai Beach
  • Novotel Avista, Kata Beach
  • Rosewood Phuket, Tri Trang Beach

Phuket Scuba Diving Guide

The Andaman Sea is characterised by extremely varied and spectacular dive sites. The diversity and abundance of fish are impressive. Whether huge colorful coral gardens of soft and hard corals, walls and shipwrecks; from beginner (OWD course) until the dive professional (Advanced Adventurer, Rescue Diver, Divemaster, Rebreather Diver) , everyone gets pleasure. Further north of Phuket there are the famous Similan Islands with Richelieu Rock and / or Myanmar (Burma). The starting point for 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. Far to the north rise the chances to see whale sharks and manta rays. The distance to the top dive sites is big, which is why they can not be approached with a daily diving excursion. Any other interesting Phuket dive sites in the south of Phuket like Phi Phi, Racha Yai, Racha Noi, King Cruiser, Shark Point, Anemonereef, Koh Doc Mai and Hin Daeng / Hin Muang are approached exclusively from Chalong.

Important note: For divers want to make the daily diving trips to the southern dive sites of Phuket, a hotel in this region is advisable to book (e.g. Chalong, Rawai, Kata Noi, Kata, Karon, Patong or Kamala). Long and tedious journey times to the port can be avoided like this.

The following information is also important. When diving in Phuket (Patong, Kata, Karon, Chalong, Rawai, etc.), it is common that not every diving school has its own dive boat. The diving schools book their customers at the various big boat operators. This has the advantage, always be able to approach the appropriate dive site and / or desired dive site according to the needs of divers or students. However, make absolutely sure that the diving school is represented by its own instructors on the boat. It often happens that divers, without realizing it, are only booked on the boat and then allocated to a group of divers (possibly with different diving experience). Another important criterion is that a diving center in Phuket has the necessary TAT license to operate legally in Thailand. This number should be visible on the website.


Phuket Scuba Diving Guide

Patong Phuket Scuba Diving

If you are located in Patong a booking for scuba diving is easily and straightforward done online, by email or telephone. Customers do not have to come to our dive center, unless you wish so. If needed, we meet our guests at their hotel, to inform and do the necessary paper work. Otherwise, everything can be done on the boat during the tour. Because with warranty is our instructor joining the Patong scuba diving day tour. We also attach great importance to diving in small groups. This also applies to all kinds of diving courses. The following dive sites are approached from Patong:

  • Racha Islands (Racha Noi und Racha Yai)
  • Phi Phi Islands (Koh Bida Nok, Koh Bida Nai, Turtle Rock, Palong Wall and more)
  • King Cruiser
  • Shark Point
  • Anemone Reef
  • Koh Doc Mai
  • Hin Daeng/Hin Muang only Liveaboard Destination
  • Similan Islands only Liveaboard diving Destination
  • Patong Scuba Diving Day trip

    Patong Scuba Diving Course

    Patong Try Scuba Diving

    The organized transfer from the hotel in Patong to Chalong and back takes place in a minibus or pick-up and takes about 30 minutes. Our dive instructor welcomes the divers at Chalong Port. After boarding you can enjoy a relaxing day of diving.

  • 07.30 am Pick-up at the Hotel in Patong Beach
  • 08.30 am Departure from Chalong to the diving destination
  • 10.00 am to 04.00 pm 3 Phuket Scuba Dives incl. Lunch
  • 05.30 pm to 07.30 pm Arrival back in Patong

  • Phuket Scuba Diving Guide from Patong

    Chalong Phuket Scuba Diving

    If you are located in Chalong a booking for scuba diving is easily and straightforward done online, by email or telephone. Customers do not have to come to our dive center, unless you wish so. If needed, we meet our guests at their hotel, to inform and fill the necessary paper work. Otherwise, everything can be done on the boat during the tour. Because with warranty is our instructor joining the Chalong scuba diving day tour. We also attach great importance to diving in small groups. This also applies to all kinds of diving courses. The following dive sites are approached from Chalong:

  • Racha Islands (Racha Noi und Racha Yai)
  • Phi Phi Islands (Koh Bida Nok, Koh Bida Nai, Turtle Rock, Palong Wall and more)
  • King Cruiser
  • Shark Point
  • Anemone Reef
  • Koh Doc Mai
  • Hin Daeng/Hin Muang only Liveaboard Destination
  • Similan Islands only Liveaboard diving Destination
  • Chalong Scuba Diving Day trip

    Chalong Scuba Diving Course

    Chalong Try Scuba Diving

    The organized transfer from the hotel in Patong to Chalong and back takes place in a minibus or pick-up and takes about 10 minutes. Our dive instructor welcomes the divers at Chalong Port. After boarding you can enjoy a relaxing day of diving.

  • 07.30 am Pick-up at the Hotel in Chalong
  • 08.30 am Departure from Chalong to the diving destination
  • 10.00 am to 04.00 pm 3 Phuket Scuba Dives incl. Lunch
  • 05.30 pm to 07.30 pm Arrival back in Chalong

  • Phuket Scuba Diving Guide from Karon

    Rawai Phuket Scuba Diving

    If you are located in Rawai a booking for scuba diving is easily and straightforward done online, by email or telephone. Customers do not have to come to our dive center, unless you wish so. If needed, we meet our guests at their hotel, to inform and fill the necessary paper work. Otherwise, everything can be done on the boat during the tour. Because with warranty is our instructor joining the Rawai scuba diving day tour. We also attach great importance to diving in small groups. This also applies to all kinds of diving courses. Additionally available is Rebreather Diving and Rebreather Courses for guests staying in Rawai. The following dive sites are approached from Rawai:

  • Racha Islands (Racha Noi und Racha Yai)
  • Phi Phi Islands (Koh Bida Nok, Koh Bida Nai, Turtle Rock, Palong Wall and more)
  • King Cruiser
  • Shark Point
  • Anemone Reef
  • Koh Doc Mai
  • Hin Daeng/Hin Muang only Liveaboard Destination
  • Similan Islands only Liveaboard diving Destination
  • Rawai Scuba Diving Half Day trip

    Rawai Scuba Diving Day trip

    Rawai Scuba Diving Course

    Rawai Try Scuba Diving

    The organized transfer from the hotel in Patong to Chalong and back takes place in a minibus or pick-up and takes about 10 minutes. Our dive instructor welcomes the divers at Chalong Port. After boarding you can enjoy a relaxing day of diving.

  • 07.45 am Pick-up at the Hotel in Rawai
  • 08.30 am Departure from Chalong to the diving destination
  • 10.00 am to 04.00 pm 3 Phuket Scuba Dives incl. Lunch
  • 05.30 pm to 07.30 pm Arrival back in Rawai

  • Phuket Scuba Diving Guide from Kata

    Kamala Phuket Scuba Diving

    If you are located in Kamala a booking for scuba diving is easily and straightforward done online, by email or telephone. Customers do not have to come to our dive center, unless you wish so. If needed, we meet our guests at their hotel, to inform and fill the necessary paper work. Otherwise, everything can be done on the boat during the tour. Because with warranty is our instructor joining the Kamala scuba diving day tour. We also attach great importance to diving in small groups. This also applies to all kinds of diving courses. The following dive sites are approached from Kamala:

  • Racha Islands (Racha Noi und Racha Yai)
  • Phi Phi Islands (Koh Bida Nok, Koh Bida Nai, Turtle Rock, Palong Wall etc.)
  • King Cruiser
  • Shark Point
  • Anemone Reef
  • Koh Doc Mai
  • Hin Daeng/Hin Muang only Liveaboard Destination
  • Similan Islands only Liveaboard diving Destination
  • Kamala Scuba Diving Day trip

    Kamala Scuba Diving Course

    Kamala Try Scuba Diving

    The organized transfer from the hotel in Kamala to Chalong and back takes place in a minibus or pick-up and takes about 45 minutes. Our dive instructor welcomes the divers at Chalong Port. After boarding you can enjoy a relaxing day of diving.

  • 07.15 am Pick-up at the Hotel in Kamala
  • 08.30 am Departure from Chalong to the diving destination
  • 10.00 am to 04.00 pm 3 Phuket Scuba Dives incl. Lunch
  • 05.30 pm to 08.00 pm Arrival back in Kamala

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    Karon Phuket Scuba Diving

    If you are located in Karon a booking for scuba diving is easily and straightforward done online, by email or telephone. Customers do not have to come to our dive center, unless you wish so. If needed, we meet our guests at their hotel, to inform and fill the necessary paper work. Otherwise, everything can be done on the boat during the tour. Because with warranty is our instructor joining the Karon scuba diving day tour. We also attach great importance to diving in small groups. This also applies to all kinds of diving courses. The following dive sites are approached from Karon:

  • Racha Islands (Racha Noi und Racha Yai)
  • Phi Phi Islands (Koh Bida Nok, Koh Bida Nai, Turtle Rock, Palong Wall etc.)
  • King Cruiser
  • Shark Point
  • Anemone Reef
  • Koh Doc Mai
  • Hin Daeng/Hin Muang only Liveaboard Destination
  • Similan Islands only Liveaboard diving Destination
  • Karon Scuba Diving Day trip

    Karon Scuba Diving Course

    Karon Try Scuba Diving

    The organized transfer from the hotel in Karon to Chalong and back takes place in a minibus or pick-up and takes about 20 minutes. Our dive instructor welcomes the divers at Chalong Port. After boarding you can enjoy a relaxing day of diving.

  • 07.30 am Pick-up at the Hotel in Karon
  • 08.30 am Departure from Chalong to the diving destination
  • 10.00 am to 04.00 pm 3 Phuket Scuba Dives incl. Lunch
  • 05.30 pm to 07.30 pm Arrival back in Karon

  • Racha Islands Scuba Diving Day Trip

    Kata / Kata Noi Phuket Diving

    If you are located in Kata / Kata Noi a booking for scuba diving is easily and straightforward done online, by email or telephone. Customers do not have to come to our dive center, unless you wish so. If needed, we meet our guests at their hotel, to inform and fill the necessary paper work. Otherwise, everything can be done on the boat during the tour. Because with warranty is our instructor joining the Kata / Kata Noi scuba diving day tour. We also attach great importance to diving in small groups. This also applies to all kinds of diving courses. The following dive sites are approached from Kata / Kata Noi:

  • Racha Islands (Racha Noi und Racha Yai)
  • Phi Phi Islands (Koh Bida Nok, Koh Bida Nai, Turtle Rock, Palong Wall etc.)
  • King Cruiser
  • Shark Point
  • Anemone Reef
  • Koh Doc Mai
  • Hin Daeng/Hin Muang only Liveaboard Destination
  • Similan Islands only Liveaboard diving Destination
  • Kata Scuba Diving Day trip

    Kata Scuba Diving Course

    Kata Try Scuba Diving

    The organized transfer from the hotel in Kata / Kata Noi to Chalong and back takes place in a minibus or pick-up and takes about 15 minutes. Our dive instructor welcomes the divers at Chalong Port. After boarding you can enjoy a relaxing day of diving.

  • 07.45 am Pick-up at the Hotel in Kata / Kata Noi
  • 08.30 am Departure from Chalong to the diving destination
  • 10.00 am to 04.00 pm 3 Phuket Scuba Dives incl. Lunch
  • 05.30 pm to 07.30 pm Arrival back in Kata / Kata Noi

  • Scuba Diving in Phuket Bangtao

    Bangtao Phuket Scuba Diving

    If you are located in Bangtao a booking for scuba diving is easily and straightforward done online, by email or telephone. Customers do not have to come to our dive center, unless you wish so. The necessary paper work can be done on the boat during the tour. Because with warranty is our instructor joining the Bangtao scuba diving day tour. We also attach great importance to diving in small groups. This also applies to all kinds of diving courses. The following dive sites are approached from Bang Tao:

  • Racha Islands (Racha Noi und Racha Yai)
  • Phi Phi Islands (Koh Bida Nok, Koh Bida Nai, Turtle Rock, Palong Wall etc.)
  • King Cruiser
  • Shark Point
  • Anemone Reef
  • Koh Doc Mai
  • Hin Daeng/Hin Muang only Liveaboard Destination
  • Similan Islands only Liveaboard diving Destination
  • Bangtao Scuba Diving Day trip

    Bangtao Scuba Diving Course

    Bangtao Try Scuba Diving

    The organized transfer from the hotel in Bangtao to Chalong and back takes place in a minibus or pick-up and takes about 80 minutes. Our dive instructor welcomes the divers at Chalong Port. After boarding you can enjoy a relaxing day of diving.

  • 07.00 am Pick-up at the Hotel in Bangtao
  • 08.30 am Departure from Chalong to the diving destination
  • 10.00 am to 04.00 pm 3 Phuket Scuba Dives incl. Lunch
  • 06.30 pm to 08.30 pm Arrival back in Bangtao

  • Scuba Diving in Phuket Mai Khao

    Mai Khao Phuket Scuba Diving

    If you are located in Mai Khao a booking for scuba diving is easily and straightforward done online, by email or telephone. Customers do not have to come to our dive center, unless you wish so. The necessary paper work can be done on the boat during the tour. Because with warranty is our instructor joining the Mai Khao scuba diving day tour. We also attach great importance to diving in small groups. This also applies to all kinds of diving courses. The following dive sites are approached from Mai Khao:

  • Racha Islands (Racha Noi und Racha Yai)
  • Phi Phi Islands (Koh Bida Nok, Koh Bida Nai, Turtle Rock, Palong Wall etc.)
  • King Cruiser
  • Shark Point
  • Anemone Reef
  • Koh Doc Mai
  • Hin Daeng/Hin Muang only Liveaboard Destination
  • Similan Islands only Liveaboard diving Destination
  • Mai Khao Scuba Diving Day trip

    Mai Khao Scuba Diving Course

    Mai Khao Try Scuba Diving

    The organized transfer from the hotel in Mai Khao to Chalong and back takes place in a minibus or pick-up and takes about 90 minutes. Our dive instructor welcomes the divers at Chalong Port. After boarding you can enjoy a relaxing day of diving.

  • 06.45 am Pick-up at the Hotel in Mai Khao
  • 08.30 am Departure from Chalong to the diving destination
  • 10.00 am to 04.00 pm 3 Phuket Scuba Dives incl. Lunch
  • 06.30 pm to 08.30 pm Arrival back in Mai Khao

  • Scuba Diving in Phuket Nai Yang

    Nai Yang Phuket Diving

    If you are located in Nai Yang a booking for scuba diving is easily and straightforward done online, by email or telephone. Customers do not have to come to our dive center, unless you wish so. The necessary paper work can be done on the boat during the tour. Because with warranty is our instructor joining the Nai Yang scuba diving day tour. We also attach great importance to diving in small groups. This also applies to all kinds of diving courses. The following dive sites are approached from Nai Yang:

  • Racha Islands (Racha Noi und Racha Yai)
  • Phi Phi Islands (Koh Bida Nok, Koh Bida Nai, Turtle Rock, Palong Wall etc.)
  • King Cruiser
  • Shark Point
  • Anemone Reef
  • Koh Doc Mai
  • Hin Daeng/Hin Muang only Liveaboard Destination
  • Similan Islands only Liveaboard diving Destination
  • Nai Yang Scuba Diving Day trip

    Nai Yang Scuba Diving Course

    Nai Yang Try Scuba Diving

    The organized transfer from the hotel in Nai Yang to Chalong and back takes place in a minibus or pick-up and takes about 90 minutes. Our dive instructor welcomes the divers at Chalong Port. After boarding you can enjoy a relaxing day of diving.

  • 07.00 am Pick-up at the Hotel in Nai Yang
  • 08.30 am Departure from Chalong to the diving destination
  • 10.00 am to 04.00 pm 3 Phuket Scuba Dives incl. Lunch
  • 06.00 pm to 08.00 pm Arrival back in Nai Yang
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