|Kamala diving offers some of the best dives of the Andaman Sea. The warm crystal clear waters attract large schools of tropical fish, manta rays and the seasonal whale shark. Kamala area has a big variety of hard corals spectacular reefs and lots of reef fish as well as other reef marine life. The great variety of marine life here makes it a great place for underwater photographers and there are dives to suit all levels of experience.
Always dive according to your level of training. Check with your dive center for safety, additional information and level required for each dive site before entering the water.
Diving and short liveaboard trips are practicable all year round weather permitting.
Underwater visibility is often more than 30 metres (98 feet) and could well exceed 45 metres (148 feet).
The best time to dive here is October to Mid-May.
Dive operators in Kamala offer liveaboard
trips to the Similan Islands, Richelieu Rock and Burma Banks. The duration of liveaboard trips goes from 4 days to 2 weeks depending on the destination and requests.
Situated between between Bang Tao beach and Patong Beach diving in Kamala their dive sites are similar.
Some of the dive sites of Kamala are.
Racha Yai, a nice tropical island boasting good hard coral reefs and colourful coral gardens in shallow water. This is a recommended site to do some drift diving and there are some good dive sites adapted for novices. The underwater boulders make this site special and the chances to spot whale sharks and manta rays are big.
Shark Point, a small outcrop is a reputed marine sanctuary thanks to it's abundant and varied marine life. Soft coral and sea fans decorate the limestone pinnacle and a great range of
tropical fish and leopard sharks are to be seen here.
King Cruiser which on hitting Anemone reef, a 85 metre (279 feet) passenger ferry sank on May 4th 1997 creating this wreck. No passengers perished in this incident. At a depth between 12 and 30 metres (39 and 98 feet) this wreck dive can be done by divers of different competences.
Koh Dok Mai lies between Shark Point and Phuket is this small jungle topped island. There's great wall diving here and the underwater cliffs boast a sea fans, soft corals and colourful marine life.
Anemone reefis close to Shark Point and is characterised by it's extensive fields of Anemone. You may encounter on this dive site leopard sharks, pelagics like barracuda and tuna as well as huge schools of smaller fish.
Phi phi islands is made up of limestone cliffs above the water that become drop offs underwater Phi Phi islands has colourful and diverse marine life. Whale sharks have been reportedly seen here.