Manta’s, Wrecks & Macro, What To Expect From a Racha Noi & Racha Yai Dive Tour
Racha Noi is Phuket’s primary Manta hot spot, a cleaning station that regularly brings these amazing giants of the sea to visit us in the shallow waters of the many bays and dive sites the island supports. Racha Noi is also extremely diverse, with area’s of breathtaking coral growth and deeper places with hidden secrets among the massive granite boulders! Adding to this, Phuket is not exactly known for wreck or macro diving but if you happen to be on this dive tour you might change your mind, as one of our regularly visited dive sites at Racha Yai actually has 5 wrecks as well as a massive artificial reef of concrete cubes and other sunken treasures, these wrecks and artificial reef structures attract a large amount of fish and distinctly rare & unique macro life.
The Perfect Dive Tour For Beginners
Racha Yai and Racha Noi are also amazing sites for training and diving courses, almost every dive site is a mix of deep and shallow sandy bottoms, corals, boulders and more. Advanced divers can see all of these things in a single dive, as well as marine life like Jenkins Whip Rays & Stone Fish, Giant Brown Marble Groupers and again don’t forget Manta’s. If you have not dived Racha Yai and Racha Noi then you are missing out on some of Phuket’s top diving spots.
|Phi Phi Island +||3||3,900 THB ^|
|King Cruiser Wreck||3||3,900 THB ^|
|Racha Noi/Racha Yai||3||3,900 THB ^|
|Racha Noi Only||3||3,900 THB ^|
|Racha Yai Only||3||3,900 THB ^|
^ If you need to rent scuba equipment there will be an additional charge 300 THB for a full set.
*Please note that there is National Park Fee of THB 600 (foreign nationals), THB 240 (Thai Nationals) for the Phi Phi day only
*Price does not include diving insurance. Do you have adequate scuba diving travel insurance?
Racha Yai, Noi Dive Tour Schedule
Racha Noi, Racha Yai diving tours are suitable for all levels of certified divers and are highly recommended for Discover Scuba Divers, Scuba Reviews and other training dives, the dive sites here on these islands offer protected bays with clear water, sandy bottoms and very little current.
At the moment we have three slightly differing tours to the Racha Islands:
If you have your own equipment, great, bring it with you on the day trip when you are picked up by our local drivers in the morning. We have both DIN and Yoke tanks on our Phuket dive boat, and adapters for DIN to Yoke. Your equipment will be safely brought to the boat by our crew, no worries on your part, just relax and talk to your guide.
If you require scuba diving equipment, either a full set or partial, please see our Equipment Rental page for a full list of available equipment and pricing.
We also have a lot of spare equipment on board, wet suits, fins, masks, regulators and BCD's, ensuring that a malfunctioning piece of equipment won't ruin your day!Equipment Rental
Racha Yai, Noi Tour Itinerary
The Racha Yai & Racha Noi dive tour, usually see us doing the first two dives at Racha Noi, with the final dive of the day at Racha Yai. We do this for a couple of reasons, firstly Racaha Noi provides both deep and shallow diving, allowing advanced and beginner divers on the same dive tour, this way we get the deep & training dives done first, then onto Racha Yai which has some amazing artificial reef structures and relatively shallow wreck diving at around 24 meters.
On Wednesdays we will try to complete all three dives at Racha Noi. Our boat will go as far south as possible and if conditions allow will include the fantastic South Tip. Racha Noi Bay may also be on the agenda, a very picturesque bay with great boulder formations to explore. Expect to get back 30 minutes later than the Racha Noi/Yai tour.
Friday and Tuesdays will be a short three dive day to Racha Yai only. A perfect day for beginners and experienced divers alike. The more experienced divers can be dropped to the Marla’s Mystery Wreck which sits in 30m of water in Bay 1. A very chilled day that will get you back to the pier by 4pm.
Need more? Then visit our dedicated Phuket diving site description section for all the information you need
|07:00-08:00 AM||Pick up from your hotel or meet at Rawai Office|
|08:30 AM||Departure from Chalong pier|
|09:00 AM||Breakfast buffet|
|10:45 AM||Dive #1|
|12:00 PM||Lunch and Relaxing|
|01:00 PM||Dive #2|
|02:00 PM||Relaxing & Snack, fresh fruit|
|03:00 PM||Dive #3|
|04:00 PM||Pancake, fresh fruit & Departure from the Island|
|05:30 - 06:30 PM||Arrival at the pier|
|06:00 - 07:00 PM||Arrive at your hotel|
Discounts For Bulk Diving
Contact us directly for discounts and deals on multiple days of diving with us. You won't be disappointed.
- 3 days Package : 10% discount
- 5 days Package : 15% discount
We know how tough it can be to make a living as a diving professional so any dive pro who books with us gets a 15% discount on all of our day trips.
Book at least 1 month in advance and receive free Nitrox on any of our day trips (Nitrox certified only)Contact Us
Along with top notch guides and great diving, our price includes almost everything: 3 dives, guide, equipment, hotel transfers (from Kamala, Patong, Karon, Kata, Rawai, Nai harn and Chalong only), breakfast, lunch, snacks, water, tea and coffee.
What’s Not Included
If you’re staying in a resort outside the above listed then there may be a small additional charge. However we pick up from anywhere on Phuket. Accommodation is not included but we are more than happy to recommend local hotels. Soft drinks (THB 30) and beer (THB 60) are available to buy on the boat.
We have a nitrox membrane system onboard so we can give you a nitrox fill at a moments notice. A 12L nitrox fill is THB 150, 15L THB 200 and for all three dives THB 400, THB 500 respectively.
Racha Yai, Noi Tour Bookings
Don’t hesitate, if you have not dived Racha Noi and Racha Yai you are missing out on some incredible reef, wreck and macro diving, last count Bay 1 Racha Yai, had 4 wrecks you can dive to if you are a Padi Open Water Diver, if that is not enough to get you to book this tour, consider that Racha Noi is a Manta cleaning station and we regular see those wonderful animals on our dives there, so what are you waiting for, book your scuba diving day trip tour to Racha Yai & Noi with Local Dive Thailand today, and be diving tomorrow!