Popular dive sites in Thailand

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Popular dive sites in Thailand

Thailand is home to some of the most incredible dive sites in the world, including the famous Richelieu Rock. This site is known for its stunning coral formations and abundance of marine life, making it a must-visit for scuba diving enthusiasts.

One of the highlights of diving in Thailand is the chance to see leopard sharks on a day trip. These majestic creatures are a sight to behold as they glide gracefully through the crystal-clear waters. Divers often have the opportunity to get up close and personal with these gentle giants, providing a truly unforgettable experience.
For those looking to learn how to dive, Thailand has a number of top-notch dive schools that offer courses for all levels of experience. Whether you’re a beginner looking to get certified for open water diving or an experienced diver wanting to further your skills, there are options available to suit your needs.
The west coast of Thailand is particularly popular for diving, with its clear waters and diverse marine life. From colorful coral reefs to fascinating shipwrecks, there is something for everyone to explore beneath the surface. Whether you’re looking for a leisurely dive or an adrenaline-pumping adventure, Thailand has it all.

  1. Similan Island, Phang Nga Province
    Similan Islands National Park is located in Phang Nga Province in southern Thailand. It covers an area of ​​over 128 square kilometers. in the Andaman Sea It is an archipelago with very beautiful waters and white sandy beaches. The Similan Islands are among the most popular tourist destinations in the country for its natural diversity. Including the beauty of the island itself both on land and in the water The Similan Islands are divided into 9 smaller islands, and Koh Eight is the largest island in the Similan Islands and is also the most popular island.
    The most popular activities here are snorkeling, coral reefs and colorful clownfish that are still intact. You can choose to dive both in shallow water and deep water. There will be more than 10 dive sites that are suitable for different diving skills of each person. And from time to time, you may encounter whales, dolphins, manta rays, and the rare moray eels. Most of the Similan Islands are open to visitors during the months of November to April. In addition to the aforementioned months, the park may close the island in order to allow nature to recover.
    P.S. Because Similan Island is a national park Therefore, there is no accommodation on the island. And we recommend that you book the tour before the island opens in advance. Because it is an island that has a lot of tourists, both Thai and foreigners. If you don’t hurry, you might miss out on one of the best diving trips of the year.
  2. Phi Phi Islands, Krabi Province
    Phi Phi Islands, located in Krabi Province, about 40 kilometers away from the city, is one of the famous tourist attractions of Thailand that are as beautiful as heaven on earth. There are 6 small islands, but Phi Phi Don is the largest island in the Phi Phi Islands. which has an area of ​​approximately 28 square kilometers and is an island where you can stay overnight There are many small bays for you to choose the hotel that is most convenient for you. For Phi Phi Ley Island, the area is inferior to Phi Phi Don. But it will be an island that cannot lie down. Because there are no facilities at all. Suitable for islands that book trips to visit more. Because there is a natural beauty that is really unique.
    For the most beautiful diving spots in Phi Phi Islands, there are many places. Whether it is Phi Phi Ley Island that has important tourist spots such as Ao Pileh, Maya Bay, Loh Samah Bay and Viking Cave, for other islands in Phi Phi Islands, there are islands that are interesting. Pida Nai, Koh Pida Nok, Bamboo Island, Yung Island, which everywhere have different beauty. But most of them have corals, anemones, and plenty of marine life for you to enjoy. But if you want to make a special recommendation, we recommend it as “Koh Phi Phi Le” because this place is really beautiful and mesmerizing every eye, especially Maya Bay and Ao Pileh with very clear water and fine white sandy beaches. It is considered the most famous tourist destination of Phi Phi Islands.
  3. Koh Tarutao, at the Chabang Rong Point, Satun Province

Koh Tarutao is located in Satun Province. It is another famous shallow-water coral reef in Thailand that tourists share the same voice that the coral here is the most beautiful. Tarutao National Park consists of many large and small islands that are more than 51 islands, but the spot is a popular diving destination. Probably the area of ​​”Jabang Island”, also known as “Jabang Rock Stack or Jabang Trench” with many colorful corals such as “Seven color corals” that are normally only seen in deep dive sites. But you can find these pink, red and purple corals in the shallow waters of Jabang Island. There will be a spacious area that can accommodate a lot of tourists. You can enjoy the beauty of coral to the fullest. Including sea anemones and many rare sea creatures such as clown fish, parrot fish and various types of sea fish.
P.S. Since it is an area where the currents are quite strong, it is recommended that you wear a life jacket firmly throughout the dive.

  1. Koh Tao, Surat Thani Province
    Koh Tao is a small island located on the sole coast of the Gulf of Thailand in Surat Thani Province. And located about 45 kilometers from Koh Phangan, is another island with high fertility nature. It is also a diving site with coral reefs for you to see both shallow and deep. Koh Tao is characterized by being the most beautiful and top-ranked coral reefs in the world, making it a tourist destination that attracts people from all over the world. The entire area of ​​Koh Tao is mountainous with 11 bays and 10 capes, giving you a variety of nature to enjoy your vacation without boredom.
    For the dive spots we would like to recommend include Kong Hin Tung Ku (a snorkeling site with a wide variety of corals and fish), Kong Chumphon (there are many coral reefs and you might get lucky at times with whale sharks), Kong Hin Wong (Suitable for those who do not have skills in diving. Because just wearing snorkel or goggles, you can see fish or coral clearly. Because the depth is only 3-12 meters), Kong Hin Khao (another point with beautiful corals as well, with a depth of about 6-22 meters), Red Sand Cong (can dive both shallow and deep Because there is a depth of 5-20 meters, there are many soft coral reefs in many colors, very beautiful colors) and finally, Hin Bai (with a depth of about 9-30 meters, it is another beautiful diving spot where you do not You should miss it.)
  2. Chumphon Islands, Chumphon Province
    Mu Ko Chumphon National Park is a tourist attraction on the Gulf of Thailand, closer to Bangkok. It is an island that is very distinctive, not losing any other places. Suitable for those who love diving to see the beauty of coral. The Mu Ko Chumphon National Park has 40 large and small islands, each of which has its own unique beauty.
    But the island that tourists are most popular to be Koh Ngam Yai – Koh Ngam Noi It is a famous dive site of the Chumphon Islands. You can see coral reefs both in shallow water and deep water. Most coral reefs are abundant and large. Along with colorful anemones and many large and small fish such as clownfish, butterflyfish, angelfish and rock gourami. Let you have fun, enjoy, never get bored. There is also Koh Lak Ngam, Koh Talu, Koh Matra and Koh Langkajew are also interesting tourist attractions for divers in the Chumphon archipelago.
  3. Koh Kradan, Trang Province
    Koh Kradan is a famous island in Trang Province. with an area of ​​more than 0.96 square kilometers It is located about 10 kilometers from Kantang town and west of Koh Mook and Koh Libong. In addition, Koh Kradan is also an island that is famous for hosting underwater weddings as well, which is considered the highlight of this island ever. which is usually held on February 14 every year
    As for the beauty of the coral, I can tell you that it has a very bright and beautiful color, whether it is brain coral, staghorn coral. and red thorn soft coral There are also schools of colorful fish that swim beautifully around the area. It is suitable for those who like to dive a lot, and there is also an area for those who like surfing to play.
  4. Islands around Pattaya, Chonburi Province
    When it comes to Pattaya, many people may not know that Pattaya is actually better than the nightlife attractions because the islands around Pattaya have natural beauty that is as interesting as the city lights. yes
    The islands around Pattaya are suitable for divers of all ages. Both newbies or diving experts. Everyone can find fun on these islands, such as Koh Krok, which has the closest dive sites to the coast. The current is good, not very strong, it is good. With a depth of about 3-12 meters only, if on some days you may be lucky you may encounter sea turtles at Koh Krok, it is not. The highlight is the wreck of an ancient junk that sinks in a depth of about 26 meters and near the Phra Nang Stone Stack is another point where you can come and admire the beautiful coral that stretches for more than 200-300 meters, suitable for those who I’m a very new diver. Because the depth is 6-20 meters and the current is not very strong. There are also Koh Phai, Koh Marawichai and Koh Rin in the distance. Each island is an interesting diving spot that should not be missed.
  5. Surin Islands, Phang Nga Province
    Mu Ko Surin National Park is located in Phang Nga Province. It has an area of ​​approximately 135 square kilometers. And there are many small islands and forest resources that are quite rich. Which in most cases we divide the Surin Islands into Koh Surin Nuea – Koh Surin Tai. There will be 3 more small islands which are Dragon Island, Stock Island and Torinla Island. Pile of Rocks – Richelieu Pile of Rocks which is the outstanding scuba diving point of Surin Islands In terms of beauty under the sea, I have to give it to him. Be it cabbage coral, soft corals, brain corals, staghorn corals, coral reefs and sea anemones, there are also a variety of colorful fish for you to see. Including rare sea creatures such as sea turtles, whale sharks and manta rays, you can occasionally see them too.
    For anyone who wants to snorkel in the Surin Islands National Park, there will be Ao Mai Ngam and Ao Suthep to have a large coral reef in perfect condition for you to see For other interesting spots, there are Mae Yai Bay, Pajumba Island (Dragon Island).
  6. Koh Wai and Koh Rang, Trat Province
    In addition to Koh Kood – Koh Chang For Trat, there is also Koh Wai – Koh Rang. equally interesting Usually, if you want to go to Koh Chang, tourists usually take a boat to see the beauty of the coral at Koh Wai. Because it is a shallow diving point where you can only use a snorkel or a waterproof mask to see the beauty of the coral. But for other interesting scuba diving spots, there will be Hin Luk Bat (between the canal of Koh Chang an