Dive Sites around Phuket Island
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Whether you are a beginner or an experienced diver, you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to dive sites at Phuket Island, Thailand. The surrounding waters of the Andaman Sea are alive with an abundance of marine flora and fauna. Small wonder Phukket Island is one of the most popular destinations for divers the world over.
Phuket Island and the 32 smaller islands that lie just off her shores, offer a variety of dive sites suited to divers of all skill levels Each dive site has attractions all its own.
Koh Racha Yai
This picturesque tropical island is a popular diving destination for many dive enthusiasts. Aside from its exotic coral gardens and abundant hard coral reefs, if offers a number of exceptional dive sites, some as deep as 20 meters. It is great for drift diving and snorkeling, and for good family fun.
Koh Racha Noi
A little less than hour from Racha Yai, Racha Noi has some incredible dive sites that boast great visibility and stunning aquatic scenery. It is, however, only recommended for advanced divers because of its powerful currents. The waters surrounding this island are deep enough to allow for sightings of eagle rays, marbled stingrays, barracudas, and manta rays.
Also called Hin Musang, shark point is a favorite dive site for many scuba divers. is home to a popular marine sanctuary, and the sheer variety of its marine life is breathtaking. It is especially renown for its soft corals, sea fans and the well-known leopard sharks.
Located pretty close to Shark Point, (Hin Musang), this submerged reef is home to seemingly endless fields of sea anemones, which are spread over the reefs sallower regions. You will also find leopard sharks, barracudas and huge schools of smaller fish.
The King Cruiser Wreck
If you liked Titanic, you must see the Thaitanic. A huge ferry called King Cruiser (Thaitanic) hit the Anemone reef and the entire ship sunk in less than 60 minutes. Since then it has been a popular dive attraction. It has a large variety of aquatic life sheltering in it, such as the Lion, Scorpion fish and porcupine fish.
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Blue-spotted Stingray (Neotrygon kuhlii) at the Similans