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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Enriched Air Nitrox Tanks Ready to go Diving In Phuket

PADI Enriched Air Nitrox

Enriched Air is by far the most popular PADI specialty course conducted in Phuket. Diving with nitrox gives you much more no decompression time than diving with normal air. In dive locations such as Phuket where we do 3 dives a day with 1hr surface intervals it's a particular useful skill to have. The Similan Island liveaboards can schedule up to 4 dives a day so we would absolutely recommend being nitrox certified before or during your t [...]

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Racha Yai

If you're looking for stunning coral reefs then to be perfectly honest this is not the place to go but to replace the coral damage from the bleaching event that occurred in 2010 the Thai government has placed a whole heap of artificial reef structures to attract marine life and take the pressure off the remaining corals. This is where most of the structures lie, there's 5 small wrecks and countless concrete cubes. This maze of shelters a [...]

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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 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.

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