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Thailand's Best Sites for Diving

Scuba diving holidays in Thailand offer world class dives with the best dive destinations. There is also a huge variety of diverse dive sites to accommodate all experience levels of divers.

This section contains information about the best dive sites in Thailand with extra details about the aquatic animals that scuba divers and snorkelers can find in this part of Southeast Asia.

Scuba Diving and Snorkeling in Thailand

Diving Pattaya

Pattaya enjoys year round diving, with its shelter from the southwest monsoons. The dive sites tend to be quite shallow, with hard and soft coral formations found around the islands close to Pattaya.

The big attraction here for divers, is the ship wrecks that have been intentionally sunk, (well ... most of them) by the Thai Navy for the benefit of scuba divers on their dive vacation in Thailand.

Phuket Scuba Diving

Phuket is at its best for diving from November to April, Phuket has its share of world class dive sites. From the famous Phi Phi islands to the 'infamous' King Cruiser wreck.

Diving in Phuket offers beach diving, shallow dives, deep dives, night dives, PADI scuba courses and snorkeling tours for family adventures.

Scuba Dives at Ko Samui Island

Ko Samui's tourist season being almost the opposite to Phuket, Koh Samui is becoming a 'young' traveler's favorite. The diving around the islands is similar to Phuket, with abundant coral reefs and vibrant fish life.

Diving the Similan and Surin Islands

for the scuba diving addicts, in the Andaman Sea just to the north of Phuket, the Similan and Surin islands provide the best diving in the area.

From December until March, these islands offer up to 35 meters of visibility, water temperatures averaging 31 degrees, manta rays, Whale Sharks, Dolphins, and endless days of 'hot' sunshine ...... need we say more?

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Best Diving in Thailand

Khao Lak

Divers consider the west coast of Thailand, especially the Similan Islands, as being an area with some of the best scuba and snorkeling locations in the world.

Yet, join one of the daily boat trips to the lesser known Khao Lak dive sites, and you'll find unconventional wreck dives that are bursting at the seams with marine life.

Koh Phangan

A collection of popular diving destinations found in the lower Gulf of Thailand is bursting at the seams with scuttled shipwrecks and colourful corals.

This section contains helpful information about the dive sites around Koh Pha-Ngan, such as the maximum depth limits and what kind of marine creatures live in this inlet of the South China Sea.

Koh Tao Island

The popular dive destination in the lower Gulf of Thailand, known as Turtle Island by the locals, is bursting at the seams with fringing coral reefs and sunken shipwrecks.

This section contains useful information about the dive sites in Koh Tao, including the depth limits and what kind of aquatic animals scuba divers and snorkelers can see.

Related Information and Help Guides

Getting to Thailand

Thailand is one of the popular diving destinations in South East Asia (SEA). It has at least 10 international airports, but most visitors will arrive at the biggest and the busiest, Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok.

The quickest way to travel around the different provinces in the Kingdom of Thailand is by air. Hence, you can get daily domestic flights to Phuket, Koh Samui, and Krabi.

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