Scuba Diving Thailand - Andaman Sea
Shark Point & Anemone Reef
A popular day trip from either Ko Phi Phi or Phuket. From Chalong Bay site is about 24 km.
Except for only fair visibility, these sites are among the best in the oceans. More marine life than one might expect with excellent coral reefs.
Expect to see the docile leopard sharks and possibly some lion fish.
Ko Phi Phi
Some of the best diving in Southeast Asia.
This group of four islands less than 50 km east of Phuket offers a unique range of diving experiences. As a destination, Phi Phi's attractions include lovely beaches, coves, bays and rugged verdant mountains with limestone cliffs rising majestically from the water as they seem to promise what lies beneath the sea.
But this visual definition of paradise delivers a splendid array of dive sites despite the limited visibility. Expect excellent and unique coral, underwater caves plus varied anemones and marine life.
See Andaman Dive Sites Map for brief descriptions and for a general perspective of locations.
The Racha Islands
Racha Yai and Racha Noi, lying south of Phuket, offer diving for all skill levels. While Racha Yai with gentle currents and shallower water beckons the novice, Racha Noi offers more of a challenge to the experienced scuba diver.
Visibility can exceed 25 meters among corals and a variety of marine life.
The King Cruiser
This is a real live, no kidding ... shipwreck that conveniently sunk in 30 meters of water on a clear calm day when she struck the only hazard within telescope view. She had, after all, only been on that route every day for the past 10 years.
So you can dive this shipwreck, which now serves as an artificial reef attracting fish life and would be adventurers.
The Left Coast
of Phuket may not be a mecca for serious divers, but it's good for day trips with small boats.
That means it will be inexpensive.
Freedom Beach, Patong Bay, Kata Beach and Paradise Beach are also training areas and while shallow, boast a surprising variety of marine life.