PHUKET DIVING HOLIDAYS

 
 

Diving Holidays In Phuket

Thailand is an exotic colourful country with jungle clad mountains, mighty rivers, magnificent temples, a vibrant nightlife and some of the best beaches and most idyllic islands in the far east. Lying off the west coast of the Thailand Peninsular is the tropical island of Phuket, gateway to the Andaman Sea. Thailand’s Andaman Sea encloses some of the region’s best diving. Between Phuket and the smaller Phi Phi Islands to the south are an array of offshore reefs and seamounts. An hour north on the mainland coast is Khao Lak with its access to the National Marine Park of the Similan Islands. North from here is the Surin Islands National Marine Park and Richelieu Rock. Diving Thailand's Andaman Sea combines well with some chill-out time on the beach or discovery of natural and cultural Thailand.

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The Diving In Phuket

Just one hours flight south from Bangkok lies the tropical island of Phuket, gateway to the Andaman Sea. Day diving is around a series of rock pinnacles and small islets where you’ll find a prolific growth of soft corals, anemones, reef fish and an abundance of macro life. Day boats depart Chalong jetty. Visiting sites such as Shark Point, famed for is docile Leopard Sharks, Anemone Reef, the King Cruiser wreck or the twin Racha Islands. An overnight safari is required to reach more remote sites such as the seamounts of Hin Daeng and Hin Mouang. These sites lie in deeper waters and attract an abundance of fish life with occasional large pelagics like Eagle Rays, Bull Sharks and in season, Mantas. On the southerly limits of the day boats & overnight mini safaris are the reefs of Koh Phi Phi & the Koh Lanta National Marine Park. 
 
The Similan Islands are uninhabited granitic islands with deserted sandy coves. Sites here are a mix of colourful reef fish, hard corals, macro life, gentle currents and generally easier diving conditions contrasting with granite boulder swim troughs and brisk upwelling currents, ideal for pelagic sightings. Further north lie the Surin Islands and the renowned Richelieu Rock, where traditionally between March and early May nutrient rich waters attract Whale Sharks. Nine species of shark may be found at the Burma Banks, a series of isolated sea mounts surrounded by blue water. 

Phuket Nightlife

Cuisine is definitely one of the highlights of a Thailand visit with Phuket restaurants are amongst the country’s best. With authentic Thai food or international fare, the menus in Phuket are mouth-watering. 

There loads of lively bars in Phuket, ranging from fairly priced, up to more expensive options with fancy cocktails.

The evenings in Phuket regularly host colourful shows and performances, from cabaret nights to live music.

Resort Summary

  • Beginners
  • Advanced
  • Technical Diving
  • Family Friendly
  • Single Friendly
  • Eating Out
  • Nightlife
  • Un spolit
  • Culture
  • Luxury Hotel
  • Multi Activity
  • Spa

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