King Cruiser Cluster

King Cruiser Cluster

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The Most Diverse Scuba Diving In Phuket Can Be Found In Phang Nga Bay. Reefs, Wreck And Walls That Are Teeming With Life Of A Myriad Different Species

The rich waters of Phang Nga bay hide lots of small islands and is a place you'll probably visit during your Phuket holiday on a sightseeing tour. What you won't see on these tours is the amazingly diverse marine life beneath the waves. Lots of nutrients get washed down from the bay making this area particularly wealthy in marine life. Local Dive Thailand run trips to these hidden gems every Monday, Tuesday and Friday. Browse through our dive site descriptions and contact us to arrange a great day out.

Diving At Koh Doc Mai Phuket

Koh Doc Mai

Without a doubt Koh Doc Mai is the best site around Phuket for macro diving. The coral and sponge encrusted walls are filled with nooks and crannies that hide a myriad of small animals. Our keen eyed local guides are quick to find any new special critters that take up residence on this stunning limestone rock jutting out of the Andaman Sea. Koh Doc Mai translates to flower (Dok Mai) island (Koh) and there's plenty of hypotheses as to how the island got it's name but nobody is really sure. What we do know that in the right conditions it can be a fantastic dive site. The west edge of the island is the preferred side for diving and consists of a vertical wall that drops to around 25m the [...]

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Phuket Scuba Diving Site Anemone Reef

Anemone Reef

It's immediately obvious how this Phuket scuba diving site got it's name, the top of the reef is carpeted with heteractis magnifica anemones. They do have a mild sting so make sure your buoyancy is correct before you leave the decent line. The dive will usually start at the mooring line, after leaving the mooring line you'll quickly descend to 18 - 24m depending on your certification level. Under the deeper ledges at the bottom of the reef you may find some bamboo sharks and if you're lucky a leopard shark resting on the sand. Then a slow upward spiral around the dive sites looking out for all the special creatures on the way. At the South end of the dive site there is a narrow ch [...]

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Phuket Scuba Diving Site Shark Point

Shark Point

For many divers visiting Phuket, Shark Point is at the top of the list. These stunning pinnacles half way between Phuket and Phi Phi attract tons of life from the featureless areas surrounding it. It's named after the leopard sharks that like to rest on the sandy bottom in the day time. They're not so common as they used to be but regular enough visitors for the dive site to frequently live up to it's name. Even without the sharks it can be a wonderful dive, the pinnacles are festooned in soft corals, huge gorgonian sea fans and barrel sponges that host a wealth of different species. There's at least 5 pinnacles but we only dive pinnacle 1 & 2 on a regular basis. The remaining pin [...]

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White Eyed Moray Eel On Phuket Diving Site

The King Cruiser Wreck

In May 1997 the adventurous captain of the King Cruiser car ferry strayed miles off course on his way to Phi Phi from Phuket and with an incredible feat of marine navigation found the only submerged reef for miles around. Unfortunately the intrepid captain's wanderlust resulted in a large hole in the ferry and the inevitable consequences. So was created Phuket's first wreck dive. Fortunately no lives were lost, all 500+ passengers were quickly rescued by the Thai navy and some passing fishing boats. Theories abound to how this 'accident' came to pass. These include insurance fraud due to the owners financial difficulties, alcohol and even that the local dive operators clubbed together [...]

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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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Thailand Suspends Export of Seahorses

CITES has announced the Thai governments decision to suspend the export of seahorses after not being able to meet the CITES obligations for the trade in seahorses, Thailand decided to stop issuing export permits earlier this year in lieu of obtaining a sustainable solution and protecting the wild population. It's a welcome move and hopefully a chance for one of diving's most loved animals to increase in numbers. Thailand is the worlds largest exporter of seahorses mostly for the (yeah, you've guessed it) Chinese traditional medicine market. 150 Million a year! That's a conservative estimate based on legal export figures, the actual figure is probably much higher. Thailand is respon [...]

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Phi Phi Island National Park News & Updates

Phi Phi Islands National Park Fee And New Diving Rules

A couple of years back the entry fee for the Phi Phi Island Marine National Park jumped to THB 400 for all tourists and an extra THB 200 for divers. After months of collecting the fee from our diving guests in the morning and then returning it back in the afternoon we finally gave up. No National Park officers came to collect the fees but the Thai government has announced that they will begin strictly enforcing the fee collection from 17th July 2017. We have heard this before and to be honest we're not 100% sure if they will collect the fees but we have to be prepared. From the 17th July our tour leaders will have to collect THB 600 from all diving guests on the Phi Phi/Shark Point tr [...]

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Phuket Wreck Diving Has Many Options Amazing Local Dives

Wreck Diving In Phuket

Phuket is not well known for wreck diving but we do have a few and some are very good. In one bay at Racha Yai we have 5! Ok, we're using the term wreck a little cheaply for a couple of them but they were boats and now they're on the ocean floor - so it's a wreck. Our premier Phuket wreck, it's the oldest of our recreational diving wrecks and very much worth a visit for all experienced divers. The bottom of the wreck is over 30m deep and recommended only for Advance Open Water divers and above. You can read an in-depth description of this fantastic dive site here. An old steel hulled liveaboard was purposely sunk in 2009 in an effort to take some pressure of the reefs at Ra [...]

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