Phuket is one of the top spots for best scuba diving . Thailand is known all over the world for its beautiful nature and wild islands. It is though not difficult to figure out why Phuket has one of the best scuba diving.
Phuket is surrounded by many islands, each of them different from another. All these islands have their own specificity, their own fauna and flora. Its diversity is what makes Phuket best scuba diving.
Phuket Best Scuba Diving Sites
The main dive sites that SSS Phuket proposes to dive in are on the coastline of the Island or in some neighbouring islands.
The main areas that makes Phuket best scuba diving are :
Koh Doc Mai : It is also called the Flower Island. It got its name from its flower shape that you can admire form an aerial view. Underwater part is an island where you can find all kind of corals (harps, sea fans, anemones, sponges, soft corals) just to name a few.
Koh Racha Yai : This island located in the South of Phuket has a diverse marine life; you can cross path with many species such as tuna, barracuda, and milkfish. Also, you can dive along coral reefs or shipwrecks.
Koh Racha Noi : This Island is two hours south from Phuket, is known as the “twin island” of Koh Racha Yai. The diving site is similar. This is also the island where you can dive in deep with the best visibility.
Koh Phi Phi : It is composed by two main islands. The first one Koh Phi Phi Le even though it is uninhabited, is well known for being the film set of the Danny Boyle’s movie “The Beach” with Leonardo DiCaprio. The second is Koh Phi Phi Don island which is bigger. You could also spend the night there. This is where you can find the most dive sites.
King Cruiser Wreck : The King Cruiser was a ferry that sank the 4th of May 1997. The boat was going from Phuket to Phi Phi when it hit the pinnacle of an anemone reef. The impact divided the reef in two part and created a wreck buried underwater surrounded by reef.
Shark point : The island which is more of a pinnacle of reef than an island. This is the area which every diver goes to ,to see the leopard shark or bamboo shark.
Anemone Reef : This diving site is one of the best to see a reef. You can find all sorts of anemones and fish that house themselves in the aquatic flowers.
Every diver can find what he wants when diving with SSS Phuket ! Whether you are coming for adventure, to observe marine life or to explore the underwater world. SSS Phuket can customize dive trips to suit your needs, just drop us a line here and we would be happy to answer your queries.