Phuket is home to some of the world’s best scuba diving. There are a few beach dive options here but the best scuba diving is located on islands surrounding Phuket. These are all accessible from our day trip boat, MV Mermaid which visits the locations listed below on a daily basis. So if you are a beginner and looking for shallow tropical coral reefs or an experienced diver who is interested in diving wrecks – our Phuket scuba dive center has it all.
These amazing islands are home to amazing tropical coral reefs featuring pink and purple corals, barrel sponges, and beautiful marine life. You are likely to see leopard sharks, bamboo sharks, banded sea snakes, and sea turtles. You may want to bring an underwater camera to this area!
This all-year-round Phuket diving location is located an hour and a half away from Phuket on our day trip boat – MV Mermaid. These coral reefs are sheltered from the underwater currents and home to reef sharks, clownfish, moray, lionfish, and eels. The colours are incredible, and you won’t want to miss out on this unique area.
3: King Cruiser Wreck:
This car ferry sank in 1997 after running aground on the reef. The ferry is 85m long, and while you can’t go inside, you can explore the outside of the wreckage. Wrecks like this start out in tragedy but end up being homes for small fish and even new coral.
4: Kata Reef:
Conveniently located just a short swim from Kata beach. This dive site is great for beginners and experienced divers alike with its shallow coral reefs. Keep your eye out for turtles, and rays amongst the vivid coral formations. This dive trip is only available between December and May each year, due to the underwater currents and waves.
5: Koh Dok Mai:
This is the best macro scuba diving site in the Phuket scuba diving area. The wall dive is home to numerous types of coral and a host of different species of marine life. Nudibranchs, yellow tiger-tail seahorses, harlequin ghost pipefish, and many other colourful species of tropical fish can be seen in this area.
Travelers flying to Phuket have two options: a direct flight into Phuket International Airport or a one-hour connecting flight from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport. When planning your trip, depending on where you are coming from, there may be several stops, so plan ahead!
Address: Mai Khao, Thalang District, Phuket 83110, Thailand
Address: 999 Nong Prue, Bang Phli District, Samut Prakan 10540, Thailand
Phuket Island province has an area of 576 km2 (222 sq mi)
English is widely spoken, especially in tourist areas, but a little Thai will get you a long way. Speaking a little of the local language shows respect and care for the culture; most people love it when you try. Learn the basics of help, please, thank you, and remember that Google Translate is a handy app you can out on your phone to help out.
The currency used in Phuket is the Baht (THB). 1 Baht = 100 Satangs. Major credit cards are widely accepted across the island. Banks offer the best exchange rates. Having some cash on hand for small vendors, street food, and tips is good.
Phuket is home to over 40 gorgeous beaches, and it’s known worldwide that this is an area of stunning beauty. There is a beach for every type of traveler. As a rule of thumb, northern and southern beaches will be quieter and more relaxed, perfect for when you’re ready just to chill. However, if you are ready to experience the legendary nightlife here, you will want to head toward the bustling western beaches for music and dancing.
Koh Racha Noi – Day Trip
To place a reservation, a ฿1,000 per person online deposit is required.
The final balance is due in Phuket.