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.

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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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Racha Noi – North Tip

A picturesque little bay sits on the Northern most tip of Phuket's Racha Noi island, granite boulders topped by lush tropical vegetation make a great setting for diving. Boulders reach out from the island on either side of the bay and continue underwater giving the dive site a 'Similan Island' feel. The shallow area of the bay is composed of sand interspersed with small hard coral bommies, leaves from the island gather here attracting the perfectly camouflaged robust ghost pipefish at certain times of year. The hard coral reef gradually slopes to about 20m and is home to lots of reef fish, giant morays and octopus. In the deeper areas along the granite boulders we can sometimes fin [...]

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MV Dive Race Class E

Constructed in 2015 to international standards this 34.5m by 7.5m steel hull ocean going vessel was designed with stability and comfort in mind allowing longer trips to the Similan Islands and the South Andaman sites of Hin Daeng and Hin Muang. Built by divers for divers this luxury class vessel has a very comfortable air-conditioned entertainment area for guests to enjoy movies and games, a huge sundeck with an outdoor sofa to chill and enjoy the stunning island scenery. The dive deck is spacious and allows easy access to the large dive platform although most of the diving is conducted from the dinghy. The cabins are top notch, plenty of space and the luxury cabins even have their [...]

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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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