Thailand is famous across the globe for its beautiful beaches, friendly locals and unique culture. Not only is it famous for its beautiful beaches, but for many passionate divers, it represents a real heaven on Earth with more than 349 named dive sites, great visibility, perfect warm water all year round, beautiful reefs full of corals and some of the best marine life in the world, Thailand is the perfect dive destination.
Thailand is loved by the Scuba divers both amateurs and seasoned. Passionate divers from all over the world arrive here for Scuba Diving. Scuba diving in Thailand is as famous as its lush green rain forests, tropical beaches, and lip- smacking cuisine. And it’s for all types of divers as well from the beginners to the pros, to those looking to get certified or do a course there is something for everyone.
Thailand Scuba Diving can be divided into 2 main areas:
1.The Andaman Sea, stretching all down the west coast of Thailand.
2.The gulf of Thailand
So let’s get started with this list starting with those in the Andaman Sea.
With its warm clear waters crammed with colorful, tropical fish-life and corals, set around stunningly beautiful tropical islands, the Andaman Sea boasts some high quality scuba adventures and certainly some of Thailand’s best Scuba Diving Packages.
1.Koh Lanta: This Island is not only famous for its white sand beaches and stunning sunsets, but also for the spectacular diving sites. It actually consists of two islands: Koh Lanta Noi and Koh Lanta Yai. They are both part of the Koh Lanta National Park and archipelago which consists of over 50 islands in the Andaman Sea. For the adventurous divers interested in an adrenaline rush, there is a shark point!
2.Phuket: Nestling like a pearl in the Andaman Sea, Phuket’s location sets it apart from and elevates it above Thailand’s other diving destinations, and this is one of the reasons why so many visitors come back for Scuba Diving In Phuket year after year.
3.Similan Island: This small collection of islands is regarded by many as being the prime dive destination that Thailand has to offer. The Similan islands offer a great variety of diving across several sites. You can either explore sloping coral reefs or intricate rock formation.
4.Koh Lipe: The reefs around Ko Lipe are some of the last spots left in Thailand to still be flourishing in soft and hard corals. Dive sites like Stonehenge and Koh Taru will amaze you with their gardens of purple and white soft corals and diverse array of marine life.
Diving the Gulf of Thailand is great for a beginner doing advanced courses or for travelers looking for their first dive course. The gulf also offers amazing spots for experienced divers to enjoy a calm, nice and relaxing dive with the chances to see a whale shark.
1.Koh Tao: The home of Thailand Scuba Diving, Koh Tao is a small, enchanting island hidden away in the Gulf of Thailand nicknamed “Turtle Island”. For diving and snorkeling, Koh Tao offers a hidden underwater treasure, with an impressive variety of marine life. Koh Tao is also home to the mighty Barracuda and Grouper.
2.Koh Samui: Diving from Koh Samui opens up a range of diverse dive sites characterized by large rocky seamounts, towering underwater pinnacles, majestic manta rays and macro-critters.