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Scuba Diving Fun has selected a few of the best dive sites of the beautiful ANDAMAN sea, whether you are a beginner or a certified diver, you will find what you are looking for in Thailand ! 

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Deepest site around Phuket, 60 meters, where you might have the chance to meet the majestic whale shark or the graceful manta ray while barracudas, stingrays and other tunas are already waiting for you !

Depth : 10-40 meters Visibility : good to excellent Current : strong Surface Conditions : sometimes poor Level Diving : certified divers

Racha Noi


 

 


Racha Yai


Racha Yai island is a popular site among divers due to the clear visibility ( an average of 15-30 m ) all-year round. Consisting mostly of hard coral reef slope and flat bottom covered with white sand, the site is sheltered inside the bay and is thus free from strong currents.This combination makes Racha Yai Island an ideal place for beginners and infrequent divers.There are also deeper reefs, which are suitable for more experienced divers.

Depth : 6-24 meters Visibility : low to very good Current : Moderate Surface conditions : sheltered Level Diving : beginner with supervision

 


PHI PHI - KOH BIDA NAI


Both Bida islands in south of Phuket offers many possibilities ranging from coral gardens with falling along the rock formations. A beautiful day of diving if we add the magnificent view of this location.

Depth: 6-30 meters Visibility: low to very good Current: Moderate to strong Surface Conditions: sometimes difficult Level Diving: beginner with supervision

 


Phi Phi - Koh Bida NOK


Boasting a remarkably dramatic underwater topography, koh Bida Nok is characterised by speed precipices, caves, swim-throughs and underwater crags. It is no wonder that Koh Bida Nok and its sister island Koh Bida Nai are two of the most popular dive sites in the Phi Phi islands !

Depth : 6-30 meters Visibility : low to very good Current : moderate to strong Surface conditions : sometimes difficult Level diving : beginners with supervision

 


Anemone Reef


Some will tell you that there is the greatest variety of marine life, and that's saying something ! Covered with a carpet of anénes is home to schools of pelagic fish chasing smaller, leopard sharks, moray eels, sweetlips and many other colorful species.

Depth : 6-25 meters Visibility : fair to good Current : moderate to strong Surface conditions : Can be bad Level Diving : beginner with supervision

 


King Cruiser


Here is our great wreck ! A superb 87 -meter ferry that sank in 1997 and based on its right flank by 32 meters deep. Certainly a nice dive for wreck lovers with easy penetration by large openings and surrounded by impressive schools of fish, not to mention surprises hiding inside ...

Depth : 6-32 meters Visibility : low to good Current : moderate to strong Surface Conditions : sometimes difficult Level Diving : beginning with supervision


Shark Point


There is always a "shark something", ours is so called because of the permanent presence of many leopard sharks. The reef is also very rich in hard and soft coral and inhabited by leopard moray eels, angelfish Emperor ...

Depth : 6-25 meters Visibility : low to high Current : moderate to strong Surface Conditions : sometimes bad Level Diving : beginner with supervision

 


Similan - Turtle Rock


Once in the water, directly go down on a large area in the blocks 20 m. Nice ride in the middle of blocks covered with marine life, and crynolines clusters of hard and soft corals. Cross a turtle during this dive is common. Many surgeons are blue and triggerfish .

Follow the long groove 3 m north - east of the site, covered with gorgonians that house lionfish and hundreds of juveniles.

     Depht : 10-25 meters Visibility : good to excellent Current : moderate to strong 
     Surface conditions : sometimes bad Level diving :  beginner with supervision

 


Similan - Elephant Rock


Breathtaking dive around large blocks stacked in more than 30m , some isolated, others forming arches, caves and tunnels at all depths .

The descent takes you to the buoy on a huge block of granite populated parrots. The eastern part of the current block is sheltered covered with soft coral.
Further south the blocks are organized into leaving passages sand. You can meet the emperor and imperial angel fish, titans and juvenile fusiliers.
The extreme south is composed of a group of peaks in deep water. This is the realm of small reef sharks.

Depht : 5-40 meters Visibility : excellent Current :  moderate  Surface conditions                  : sometimes bad Level diving : beginner with supervision 


Similan - Boulder City


This site is composed of large blocks of granite more or less aligned from south to north. The western part is more interesting with hard coral formations suggesting to separate broad valleys mountains.
Go through the southwest to reach a rocky plateau. There are gorgonians and sea whips table corals are beautiful and the fire coral .
Soft corals and crinoids, shrimp, lionfish, groupers, scorpions ... all adopted this site. A large barracuda patrols above .

Depht : 8-40 meters Visibility : excellent Current : moderate to strong  Surface conditions : sometimes bad Level diving : beginner with supervision    


Richelieu Rock


This site is composed of large blocks of granite more or less aligned from south to north . The western part is more interesting with hard coral formations suggesting to separate broad valleys mountains.
Go through the southwest to reach a rocky plateau . hung gorgonians and sea whips table corals are beautiful and the fire coral .
Soft corals and crinoids, shrimp, lionfis , groupers, scorpions ... all adopted this site. A large barracuda patrols above.

Depht -40 meters Visibility : bad to excellent Currentt : moderate to strong
Surface conditions : sometimes bad Level diving : beginner with supervision

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