Snorkeling trip to the most beautiful beaches in Thailand: Similan, Phi-Phi, Racha...

Where To Go & What To Expect

Phuket Snorkeling is what opened our hearts to the fantastic beauty of the underwater world, and the joy of floating on warm tropical waters. And we have snorkeled the dickens out of Phuket in the last ten years. This is true tropical snorkeling bliss. Beautiful beaches, perfect weather and water and fun boat tours.

Explore below to learn what Snorkeling in Phuket is like, an overview of where to find the snorkel spots and the best time of year to plan your trip. We also share what islands are the best overall. You can also just jump to the individual island you are interested in to get highly detailed descriptions for our favorite snorkeling spots and beaches.

Which Island Has The Best Snorkeling?

This is pretty easy to answer. The Similan Islands and Tachai far exceed Racha and Phi Phi regarding the amount of snorkeling locations and the quality and quantity of healthy reefs, fish, and other sea life.

If big fields of corals are your thing, the Similan Island is probably best for you. But if you love snorkeling with Green Sea Turtles, then Phi Phi has the edge.

What’s snorkeling in Phuket Like?

Phuket Snorkel activities couldn’t be easier. Book your snorkeling tour with us and just relax, we will take care all for you from your hotel. We have selected tours according to their excellent services, destinations, and. what you will see. Around Phuket, we recommend you the Racha islands where water are clear all year long, and snorkeling is very comfortable and safe.

If you want to join a sightseeing tour and snorkeling so, Phi Phi island is what you are looking for. If Snorkeling, crystal clear water and colorful reef are your goals so Join a trip to the Similan Islands it’s worth to do.

Sea Life & Reef Structure

In Phuket, you are primarily snorkeling fringing reefs, made up of varieties of hard corals. Very often this means snorkeling inside protected bays.

The best snorkel spots have beautiful, healthy corals in interesting topographical formations. You will also find lots of fish in many varieties. And some of them have surprises, like Black tips reef sharks and turtles.

You will also find many spots with excellent reef depths of 15 feet or less.

Where To Find Snorkeling in Phuket?

Other than the tours you will find few snorkeling spot from the beach on the west side of Phuket. The Main on is Kata Beach North point, you will have to swim from the beach around 60m outside to see this reef, better to get fins. The reef is very shallow, especially at low tide. Marine life offers a large variety of fishes.

Another spot on the southwest Ao Sane Beach, the reef is along the beach very often natural condition. Hard coral reef you will be able to find many special of fishes, sometimes we spot turtle here as well. Visibility is not that great (around 10m) a lot of dust in the water and on corals.

For the advanced swimmer equipped with fins go to Ya Nui Beach in the south the swim to the island (take 10min around 400m) we recommend to take a floating device for safety and mind the current between the island before engage yourself there. But you will find an extensive shallow reef all around the island.

What Time Of Year Is Best For Snorkeling?

The most popular time to visit Phuket is winter to spring. The rest of the year, the west coast is exposed to wave and visibility is not good at all. The waters are warm, clear and calm.

You will be able to snorkel in fantastic areas that in the summer are extreme surfing spots with 10-foot waves.

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