diving in phuket where you can see ghost pipefish, barracuda, tuna

Diving in Phuket

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Phuket belongs to one of the most popular holiday islands in South-east Asia not only because of its good infrastructure and breathtaking beaches. Also under the water surface Phuket has a lot to offer and fascinates divers with diverse coral reefs, astounding rock formations, ship wrecks and holes making diving in Phuket an unforgettable adventure.

There are a few Blooming coral gardens create amazing underwater landscapes and the ecosystem is home to an enormous variety of underwater creatures.

When diving in Phuket encounters with black tip and leopard sharks (zebra sharks), large schools of barracuda and tuna are a usual sight. Closer to the reef you can find smaller creatures such as seahorses, ghost pipe fish and harlequin shrimp and if you look very close even nudibranches, snails and crabs. The Indian Ocean is the most biodiverse sea on the planet with Phuket being a very good reflection of it.

Barracuda School off the coast of Phuket

Diving in Phuket takes place mainly off the dive boat as the majority of the dive sites in Phuket are between 15 and 25 nautical miles away and can therefore easily be reached by day trip boats.

The departure begins from the pier in Ao Chalong. Racha Yai, Racha Noi, Koh Doc Mai, Koh Mai Thon, Shark Point, Anemone Reef, the King Cruiser Wreck and the Phi Phi Islands are the most famous dive sites around Phuket and have amazed divers from all over the world for decades.

Diving in Phuket is possible all year round, however the best time being between November and April. The water temperatures are rarely below 27 ° C and the visibility ranges from 15-30 m.
The currents are minimal all year round, so the sites are optimal for divers at all stages.

Diving in Phuket – a paradise for divers and non-divers.