Phuket Diving In Low Season

Phuket Diving In Low Season

Phuket Diving In Low Season, Mostly Great But..

Phuket diving is fortunate enough to have an almost year round season – almost… Low season can produce the odd uncomfortable day but generally weather is pretty good in the day time with the wetter conditions coming in the evening but lets be honest as long as you can get in the water then it has to be a good day.

The Pro’s

Most days between May and October are hot and sunny just like the rest of the year and you have the added bonus of fewer divers on the boat. Our boat is comfortable when it’s full but with occasionally just a handful of divers on-board it can feel quite luxurious and of course fewer divers topside results in fewer divers under the waves.

Clear Water Even In Phuket Diving Low Season

Clear Water Even In Phuket Diving Low Season

The best side of Racha Noi/Yai is consistently available at this time of year, the east side of both islands is sheltered from any wind or swell. The clear, calm waters can feel a little like heaven if the weather is a bit rough.

Hotel prices can be rock bottom, you can get a stay in a 5* Phuket hotel for a 1* price. Restaurants will be a lot less crowded and some will display low season prices.

The Con’s

Definitely there are days when we simply can’t get to where we want to go, the Phi Phi and King Cruiser trips can be diverted to Racha Noi/Yai. We always try to stick to our schedule but occasionally we have to make the decision to turn around, it’s always purely for safety.

There is one huge downside and that’s the fact that the Similan Islands National Park is closed from May to October and Hin Daeng and Hin Muang are inaccessible. We don’t consider it a bad thing, it’s great that these fabulous dive sites get a well earned rest especially the Similan Islands which gets immense pressure during the high season.

The swell on the ocean in low season does produce some waves on certain dive sites. Beginners have to be very careful around rocks, more experienced divers will see it as a bit of fun and quite enjoy the challenge.

Booking a hotel with a good pool area is paramount at this time of year, most of the good beaches will have big waves and murky water. The rip currents on the beaches can be extremely dangerous at this time of year – please pay heed to the warning flags.

Red Flags Are There For Good Reason

Red Flags Are There For Good Reason

In A Nutshell

You do take a slight chance planning a diving holiday between June and October but if the weather gods are on your side, you may end up with a very inexpensive trip to Thailand and a very chilled dive experience. All the photos on this page were taken on a typical low season day at Racha Noi.

Posted in Amazing Local Dives on .

Popular Services

Thailand Liveaboard MV Hallelujah

MV Hallelujah

MV Hallelujah is one of the largest boats cruising in the Similan Islands. Her 35m all steel construction makes her safe and comfortable, promising a relaxing ride throughout your Thailand liveaboard adventure. Due to her generous proportions, most guests find themselves spending the majority of their time between dives in the expansive common areas of the boat. Relax in the roomy air-conditioned saloon which has a large TV, a DVD pla [...]

Read More
Manta Queen 3 Thailand Liveaboard Cruising

Manta Queen 3

Manta Queen 3 cuts an imposing figure on the Similan Island liveaboard scene. This very large vessel was launched in 2011 and comfortably accommodates 31 divers. Her generous proportions offer a very stable cruise and plenty of space to relax between dives. The unusually high number of air-conditioned cabin configurations ensures everyone can find something to suit their needs: Master 2 person en-suite cabin, Family Master en-suite 4 perso [...]

Read More

Daily Schedules

M/V Kepsub Schedule

Jobs @ Local Dive Thailand

Local Dive Thailand is one of Phuket's fatest growing & most vibrant scuba diving operations, we are always looking for quality staff to join us, so feel free to have a look at our jobs listing page.

Job Listings

Contact LDT

Local Guides, Local Knowledge, Local Experiences

Don't trust your diving to amateurs or freshly minted dive guides, dive with local experienced experts from Local Dive Thailand. Our Scuba Diving Phuket Tours will take you to see the rarest of the rare critters, you will be amazed by the macro life our guides can find, in the secret places only they know. To put it in perspective, if you were going to climb Mount Everest you would certainly hire a local sherpa to lead the way & keep you safe. Diving is similar because there is absolutely no substitute for local experience & local knowledge, Local Dive Thailand's guides are Phuket's Sherpa's of the Andaman Sea!

Learn More About Us

Scuba Diving Phuket, Phi Phi & Thailand

When talking about Scuba Diving in Phuket, you should believe the hype, many seasons we have had Whale Sharks grace us on our regular and easy to reach dive sites and on a good day you can add Sea Horses, Sea Moths, Snake Eels, Frog Fish & Octopus to what you can see on any given dive and so much more. If we are heading to Phi Phi Island for the day, you can possibly see Hawksbill Sea Turtles and Black Tip Reef Sharks, also don't forget the King Cruiser, 84 meters of beautiful wreck and the most amazing reef nursery for fish and nudibranch. Local Dive Thailand day trip tours to these locations are not to be missed when you are scuba diving Phuket, get in touch with us and book an 'awesome' day of diving.

Book Your Day Trip

Related News From Local Dive Thailand

See why we are Thailand's leading scuba diving Phuket tour provider, stay up to date & watch out for news & special liveaboard offers!

Phuket PADI Advanced Open Water Adventure Dives The Archives

PADI Advanced Open Water: Your Phuket Adventure Dive Options

With such a wide range of selection for your Advanced Open Water adventure dives it can be difficult choosing the right ones for you. Your experience level, chosen venue and conditions on the day can all help narrow down your choices. Deep and Navigation are compulsory dives on the PADI Advanced Open Water so that will leave you with three more adventure dives to complete the course. The Deep dive will take you to a maximum depth of 30 [...]

Read Full Story
Hawksbill Sea Turtle Descending from the surface Rare & Peculiar Critters

Meet the Hawksbills of Phi Phi

Sea turtles make for lovely encounters underwater. In Phuket day trip destinations, the species you are most likely to see while diving is the Hawksbill turtle. The name Hawksbill comes from the narrow pointed beak that resembles a bird’s beak. An other distinctive feature is the overlapping scutes pattern on the carapace, giving serrated edges to the upper shell. Hawksbill turtles can grow up to about 115cm in shell length and nearly 70 [...]

Read Full Story
Similan Island Liveaboard MV Pawara Diving Discounts & Special Offers

10% Discount On Your 2017/2018 Similan Island Liveaboard With MV Pawara

We get lots of inquiries close to the start of the Similan Island liveaboard season and by then your options are limited. Get in quick on one the best Thailand liveaboards, not only will you get the space that everybody else desires but you'll receive a 10% discount. This high quality boat already offers free Enriched Air Nitrox so if you make your trip plans early you'll get a great deal and avoid disappointment. Book and pay before the 3 [...]

Read Full Story

Local Dive Thailand Office In Phuket


Find Us On Google Maps