A Stunning Phuket Diving Location
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 find small schools of chevron barracuda but do be careful as you reach the end of the boulders on either side, there can sometimes be a strong down current. Manta rays sometimes pass and kuhl’s stingray can usually be found feeding in the sandy areas at depth.
On the outside of the boulders there’s tonnes of robust and neon fusiliers and in amongst the boulders you can find mangrove snapper, oriental sweetlips, bluefin and giant trevally.
Overall a nice dive site with a chance of some bigger animals.