Phuket Diving Sites

Phuket Diving Sites

Detailed Descriptions Of Our Most Popular Phuket Diving Sites

Choosing the perfect Phuket scuba diving site can be a little daunting so let us help! We have wrecks, reefs and walls that support a huge diversity of marine flora and fauna that will keep most divers happy but make sure you pick the site that fits you.

The clear waters at the Racha Islands are perfect for divers who haven’t got wet for a while and will help beginners gain some confidence. The Phi Phi Islands have some stunning dive sites that are generally very easy although we can get days when the visibility isn’t fantastic and the King Cruiser day is definitely only for Advanced Open Water divers and above.

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Our wildlife does have a bad habit of moving around so nothing can be guaranteed but at Phi Phi sharks and turtles are common sightings and Racha Noi gives you the best chance of manta ray sightings although you’ll have to be lucky. The King Cruiser cluster is rich in diversity and where we get the most leopard and whale shark encounters.

The Phi Phi IslandsRacha Noi & YaiKing Cruiser Cluster

Browse through this selection of our most visited dive sites and take your pick. if you still can’t make your mind up then ask our local experts at

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Local Dive Thailand Team

Sir Richard Branson is famed for saying that you "should train your staff so that they could leave, but treat them well enough so they don't" and that is the motto we work with here at Local Dive Thailand, we might be a large, tour leading scuba diving agency but we know the value of quality staff. Some of our dive instructors and guides have been with us since we first started operating, and many have been diving in Phuket & Thailand their whole lives, there is no substitute for that level of experience & knowledge and we are proud to finally be able to highlight their achievements here in the team section. Pu has been with the company from the start and is als [...]

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Myanmar Liveaboards

The Mergui Archipelago in Myanmar is made up of something like 800 Islands, most of them uninhabited. This seldom visited wilderness is as beautiful under the water as it is above. To get the chance to explore the amazing dive sites around these islands is a once in a lifetime opportunity, with so many creatures waiting to be discovered & adventures to be had, this is sure to be the highlight of any holiday, so get scuba diving Myanmar aboard a Phuket liveaboard to the Mergui Archipelago. Scuba diving in the Myanmar Mergui Archipelago you can expect to be the only divers on the dive site, due to the remoteness and size, also the fact that not many liveaboards operate to this area. D [...]

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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.

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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!

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Scuba Diving Tours Phuket, Phi Phi & Thailand

When talking about Scuba Diving Phuket Tours, you should believe the hype, this season we have had Whale Sharks grace us on our regular easy to reach dive sites almost monthly 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, plus 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 sleeping wreck and the most amazing artificial reef and nursery for fish and nudibranch. Local Dive Thailand day trip tours to these locations are not to be missed when you are scuba diving in Phuket, get in touch with us and book an awesome day of diving.

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