King Cruiser Cluster

King Cruiser Cluster

The Trip Of Choice For Advanced Scuba Diving In Phuket

The dive sites around the King Cruiser Wreck are some of the richest and diverse in the whole of Thailand. Fed by the waters of Phang Nha Bay, the nutrient rich currents feed stunning soft corals and huge schools of fish. The diving can be a little tricky at these exposed sites but the rewards can be huge. Whale shark sightings in this area have been increasing every year.

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 t [...]

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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 ree [...]

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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 c [...]

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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 quickl [...]

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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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What Is The Best Time Of Year to Dive In Phuket?

We have two distinct scuba diving seasons in Phuket, imaginatively named low and high. The low season runs from mid May to mid October and high season the remainder of the year. The two seasons are governed by the monsoon winds that blow across South East Asia, it's fairly straightforward; in high season it blows from the east and low season from the west. Well lets start with the low season. The predominant west to east winds bring we [...]

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lionfish in phuket Rare & Peculiar Critters

Lionfish – A Smart Fish?

We call them lionfish on this side of the world but they're also none as firefish, zebrafish, butterfly cod and turkeyfish (????) in other areas. We tend to lump them together but there are quite a few different species that we find around Phuket. All have stunning warning colours, are very photogenic, show little or no fear of divers and have toxic fins that can pack quite a punch. Fortunately lionfish are easy to spot and stings are very ra [...]

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A Titan Triggerfish Chomping On A Phuket Divers Fin Rare & Peculiar Critters

Titan Triggerfish – Phuket Diving Guides Nemesis

With a head that's 2/3rds of it's body mass, independently moving weird googly eyes and a set of teeth that wouldn't look out of place on a hyena, the titan triggerfish is not going to win any modelling contracts but they can add a little excitement to a dive. They're a very prominent fish on Phuket's reefs, signs of there activities are everywhere - deep excavations in the sand, broken corals, sea urchin spines scattered around and the od [...]

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