Best Diving in Thailand: Phuket’s biggest attractions

Best Diving in Thailand: Phuket’s biggest attractions

Phuket is one of the most popular and busiest dive locations in Thailand. When Scuba diving in Phuket, here are five things you to know.

Scuba Diving in Phuket: 5 things to Know

What’s the Best Season?

When scuba diving in Phuket; among the five things to understand are the seasons. There are dive boats virtually all year round, given the fact that water temperatures never stray too far beyond between 26 and 28 degrees Celsius. Even then, weather conditions will tend to affect the quality of the diving trip.

The climate in Phuket is mostly hot and humid, but there are two general seasons: the rainy season which runs from May to December and the hot and dry season which runs from January to April. The highest season for Diving is between November and April. For those who prefer to be quieter, the best season is after January when most of the tourists are gone.

Best Sites in Phuket

There are different locations in Phuket, all of which have different conditions for diving. Even though one might want to explore as many sites as possible, diving experts recommend divers not go deeper than their skill levels and equipment can handle.

Before going into the water, it is important to gauge the visibility which can go from average to outstanding from one season to the next, and can be reduced by monsoon or plankton density. Current should not be too much of an issue, but some areas have unyielding currents and are only reserved for experienced divers.

Divers and… Fishes All Around

Divers are almost guaranteed to spot at least one fish species they have only ever dreamed of or seen in books. The Phuket dive sites have various types of sharks and turtles, as well as manta rays and several fish species.

Choosing a Boat

For those who would like a long trip off the coast, possibly for a few days with multiple dives, there are many boats from which one can choose. There is the unique Junk boat which uses wind sails, and the luxurious MV Scuba Explorer. In between, there is the budget MV Dolphin Queen. Also, you can choose our private boat offer to create your trip.

The King Cruiser wreck

The King Cruiser Wreck is another one of the five things to know. It is not exactly a location, but a ferry wreckage, that now houses thousands of marine fish and wildlife, making it the ultimate diver’s dream.

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