offers exceptional diving as it's the only resort area, set
in the center of the Andaman Sea where divers can reach most
of Thailand's main diving attractions.
There are regular liveaboard trips departing
from Phuket to the renowned Similan Islands Richelieu Rock,
Hin Daeng and also Burma. Phuket counts around 30 dive sites
all of varying degrees of depth making it possible for divers
of all levels and experience to find something.
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 in Phuket is possible all year although
the best conditions are available November
through to April.
Water temperatures fluctuate between a comfortable
27-30°C (88-98 feet). The surface conditions are generally
calm to moderate.
Beware that late May to October brings monsoon
winds and surface swells to the island, sometimes reducing visibility
by about 25%-30%, but it's pretty rare that diving trips are
cancelled due to bad weather. October also comes with heavy
There are a lot of liveaboard operators in Phuket
and the liveaboard season runs from October to around mid May.
However you can find a few liveaboards departing for Phi Phi
Islands and the Similans all year round despite the unpredictable
weather conditions of May - October. Liveabaord cruises generally
last 1 week but may vary according to demand.
While in Phuket you will have the chance to dive sites like:
Anemone reef, King cruiser wreck, Koh Dok Mai, Racha Noi, Racha Yai,
Koh Hi and Shark point just to name a few as the list is very
More details about the different regions of Phuket and the
dive sites accesible from there can be found in the Phuket sub