|Rawai Muang diving
offers trips to almost all Phuket's sites. Diving operators
make departures from neighbouring Ao Chalong Bay to the surrounding
reefs and islands. The variety of dive sites easily accessible
are abundant with colourful and diverse corals and marine life
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.
Liveabaord trips are available to the Similan
Islands National Park. Koh Bon, Richelieu Rock, Hin Daeng, Hin
Muang, Koh Ha Yai, Koh Ha Nua and Burma. The liveaboard trips
are offered ona basis of 2-8 days.
Some dive sites that can be reached from Rawai Muang are:
Racha Yai meaning "Big King" is a granite island,
is south of Phuket and has more than 11 dive sites on the western
and eastern sides of the island. To be seen are schools
of tropical fish, cuttle fish, moray eels and stingrays.
Racha Noi meaning Little King is situated about 45 minutes
to the south of Racha Yai. Encounters with
manta rays, barracudas, reef sharks and other pelagic
life is frequent. Also to see is the abundance of rock formations
and colourful coral gardens.
South of Phi Phi Islands are Koh Bida Nok and Koh Bida Nai,
two limestone islands with superb swim throughs, stingray,
sea whips, black corals and sea fans.
Phi Phi has an abundance of tropical fish which
include moray eels, turtles, octopus and
leopard sharks. The visibility is food 20-30 metres
(65-98 feet) and has moderate currents.
Koh Doc Mai is a huge stone island that rises from the
seabed giving one of the most popular wall dives in the Phuket
area. Also referred to as the "Flower Island"
Koh Doc Mai is blanketed in yellow, green and orange tube corals.
Hard corals, soft corals and giant fan corals are also present.Encounters
with large clams, white eye morays, angelfish, juvenile
nurse sharks, seahorses and ghostpipefish are frequent.
Shark Point is made up of three limestone formations with
one protruding from the water. It's a marine sanctuary with
vibrant colours and soft coral gardens. On the sandy bottom
leopard sharks are often seen resting. Lot's of tropical fish are to be seen here among
which are moray eels, groupers, barracuda, clownfish,
King Cruiser, an artifical reef is a hunting ground for
barrakudas, tunas, jacks, groupers, moray eels and
juvenile nurse sharks.
LOts of crabs, fusiliers and scorpionfish
are found around the hull. suitable for all levels of experience
because the currents are mild and the visibility
very good 10-20 metres (33-65 feet).
is composed of three pinnacles starting at about
6 metres (20 feet) below sea level. Anemone Reef is covered
with Sea Anemones and is home to gorgonians, colourful soft
corals and giant fans.
You may encounter clown fish, moray eels, groupers,
snapppers and many other species of topical