Banana Bay Site info
Location: Racha Noi Island
Distance: 90-minute boat-trip
Depth: 5-30 meters
Visibility: Very good (15-30m)
Fish: Moray Eels, Ghost Pipe Fish, Eagle Rays, and Frogfish
Highlight: School of Barracudas
Where is it?
Located just a short boat ride from the island of Phuket, Thailand, Racha Noi Banana Bay is a hidden gem that is perfect for divers and snorkelers. With crystal clear waters and an abundance of marine life, it is the perfect place to explore the underwater world. The island is also home to wild goats that can be seen sometimes jumping from rock to rock.
In Banana Bay's shallows you will find a spectacular array of hard corals, which slope rapidly downward to reveal boulders and sizable coral bommies all the way down to 30 meters! The dive site offers the best circumstances for relaxed diving and snorkeling because it is shielded from the wind & waves.
During your dive you will find many different types of reef fish ranges from Pufferfish to Moray Eels with rare appearances of Ghost pipe fish, eagle rays and frogfish. The highlight of Banana Bay is without a doubt the frequent schools of Barracudas that pass by.
Although it happens very rarely, If your really lucky you can find giant Manta Rays.
Should you go diving in Banana Bay?
Overall, Racha Noi Banana Bay is a must-visit destination for anyone who loves the ocean and all of the amazing creatures that call it home. Whether you are a seasoned diver or just looking to explore the underwater world for the first time, there is something for everyone at this beautiful bay.
How to get there?
Sea Bees Diving has been running day trips to the Racha Islands for over 30 years. If you are interested in scuba diving or snorkeling - check out our day trip schedule! Or get in touch with us through Whatsapp or messenger.