Thailand is a very popular tourist destination because it offers a wide range of experiences. A tourist can opt to swim or sunbathe in the beautiful beaches or visit ancient shrines and temples. Bangkok, the capital city is literally a shopper’s paradise and home to famous street food. However, a different kind of adventure can be experienced through diving in Phuket where you will enjoy a unique combination of fun, excitement and relaxation.
Phuket is one of those unique destinations where a tourist can enjoy countless activities. Aside from the much vaunted nightlife, Phuket boasts of world class restaurants, fashion houses and high end night clubs that cater to the rich and famous. Add to the mix the green forests and mountains that blends with picture perfect beaches. However, the best attraction that Phuket offers is the numerous diving sites that provide tourists the opportunity to explore the underwater paradise.
Some of the top dive spots in Phuket include RachaYai, RachaNoi, Shark Point and Koh Doc Mai. RachaYai is the perfect diving spot for professional divers or for those who are taking diving courses. The popular diving site has slopes of hard corals and abundant marine life. The warm and calm waters of the popular dive site are ideal for those who want to an easy day.
RachaNoi is also a popular dive site that has recovered after it was hit hard by coral bleaching in 2010. RachaNoi dive spot is more suitable for professional divers because of the stronger currents. However, the site will allow divers to swim alongside larger marine life like mantra rays.
Meanwhile, Shark Point is known for the vast array of marine life and soft colourful corals that bring life to the underworld. Koh Doc Mai on the other hand is an underwater photographer’s paradise due to its unique marine life.
If you want to learn more about diving in Phuket, there are day trips for diving that offer comfortable and friendly diving opportunities for divers of all levels. A spacious dive yacht that has been specifically designed for scuba diving trips is available for guests.