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How to Scuba Dive in Phuket

For the daring souls!

By Gabriel AnthonyPublished 2 years ago 3 min read
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Phuket is a year-round dive destination. No matter the season, there's always superb diving to be experienced. Nevertheless, the main diving season coincides with Thailand's tourism season. On average, scuba divers should anticipate clear visibility year-round in the 15m to 25m range. Without further ado, let's address all your queries in order to plan an epic trip to Thailand and dive into Phuket's waters!

What can I expect from Phuket?

Thailand's largest island is Phuket. Everything that you need for an endless diving holiday is here. The major tourist areas are full of exciting bars, clubs, cafes, and resorts. But Phuket is more than Karon, Patong, and Kata. Those willing to venture off-the-beaten-path will find amusing perspectives, a holy site, and less known, even captivating beaches in Phuket. Unlike most other scuba diving destinations, Phuket offers a wide range of activities and pleasure trips even on non-diving days. Phuket is thus a dream location for diving holidays, combining diving, sightseeing and leisure. For a taste of everything that the island has to offer, one might want to consider booking an all-inclusive Phuket resort the likes of Anantara Mai Khao Phuket Villas.

What are the best places to Scuba Dive in Phuket?

Phuket has a limited number of dive sites. There are year-round diving day tours of the Phi Phi and Racha Islands. Divers of all levels will enjoy the underwater landscape at Phi Phi, the fascinating King Cruiser wreck at the ever so famous Anemone Reef, and the exhilarating diving at Shark Point. The Phi Phi Islands offer great scuba diving excursions in Phuket.

Go on a life-changing dive cruise!

The west coast of Phuket offers some of the world's best beaches, and the ocean is calm, lively, and soulful from November to May. Every beach has its own charm and personality. Others, like Nai Yang and Nai Harn, are quiet retreats away from the clubs and people. Between are wonderful areas like Karon Beach, which offer peaceful leisure while being close to all the action you could want. This is one of Phuket's top novice dive beaches.

What should I expect when scuba diving in Phuket?

Diving is normally accomplished as a day excursion via a boat in Phuket. This is due to the fact that most dive sites are located offshore and can only be reached by boat. Scuba diving is also available in Phuket, which may be accessed straight from the beach or through a long-end boat. However, the most beautiful locations are all a little further away.

What is the temperature of the waters in Phuket?

The average temperature of the Andaman Sea is somewhere between 28 and 31 °C throughout the year. However, it just never gets below 25 °C.

When is the best time to go scuba diving?

Between November and April are the best times to check out scuba diving. This is the period of the year when the chances of rainfall and storms are the lowest. The sea is usually flat, the sun is shining brightly, and the water is a beautiful shade of brilliant blue.

Can you scuba dive in the rainy seasons?

Rain and thunderstorms are more likely to occur during the monsoon season, which runs between May and October. This does not, however, imply that it rains each day or that the weather here is always bad. There are several days in a week when the temperature is just as pleasant as it is during peak season. Both seasons are fantastic for divers and there's always something new to uncover.

What's underwater visibility like?

The visibility at diving locations varies throughout the year and from location to location. Dive spots in the Racha Yai, as well as Racha Noi areas, have excellent visibility all year. Usually between 20 and 30 metres.

Can non-swimmers participate in this excursion?

Yes, you certainly can. But, you must first train and learn the basics of scuba diving before embarking on this incredible journey.


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