Scuba diving in Thailand. Dive sites in Thailand

Scuba diving in Thailand. Dive sites in Thailand

Dive sistes in Thailand offers some of the best diving in the world. Its numerous islands are among the finest in the world and run all along the coastline. Diving in Thailand is more about big fishes but there are also very good spots for macro diving like the Richelieu Rock, making it an excellent spot for underwater macro photographers. The best coral can be found in the Andaman Sea around the Similans Islands. Thailand has two main diving zones, the Andaman Sea on the West coast and the Gulf of Thailand on the East Coast with different diving season. You’ll find palm fringed white sand beaches, colourful coral reefs and many exhilarating cultural attractions in some of Southeast Asia’s liveliest cities. With the Gulf of Thailand on the east and the Andaman Sea on the west, diving opportunities include fringing reefs, deep drop-offs, wrecks, walls, caverns, tunnels, pinnacles or open ocean seamounts. The climate is tropical and the weather is mostly hot and humid all year round with the air temperature ranging from 25°C to 32°C and water temperature around 29°C. The rainy season runs from May to December. There is heavy rainfall from June to October but it is mostly a cooling 2 hours storm at the end of the day. The dry and hot season runs from January to April which is the best time to visit this part of Thailand. High tourist season runs from November to April with a peak in December and January.. Scuba diving in Thailand offers some of the best diving in the world. Its numerous islands are among the finest in the world and run all along the coastline. Diving in Thailand is more about big fishes but there are also very good spots for macro diving like the Richelieu Rock, making it an excellent spot for underwater macro photographers. The best coral can be found in the Andaman Sea around the Similans Islands. Thailand has two main diving zones, the Andaman Sea on the West coast and the Gulf of Thailand on the East Coast with different diving season. You’ll find palm fringed white sand beaches, colourful coral reefs and many exhilarating cultural attractions in some of Southeast Asia’s liveliest cities. With the Gulf of Thailand on the east and the Andaman Sea on the west, diving opportunities include fringing reefs, deep drop-offs, wrecks, walls, caverns, tunnels, pinnacles or open ocean seamounts. The climate is tropical and the weather is mostly hot and humid all year round with the air temperature ranging from 25°C to 32°C and water temperature around 29°C. The rainy season runs from May to December. There is heavy rainfall from June to October but it is mostly a cooling 2 hours storm at the end of the day. The dry and hot season runs from January to April which is the best time to visit this part of Thailand. High tourist season runs from November to April with a peak in December and January.

Boonsung Wreck

"Boonsung Wreck" - fishes, Wreck - Khao Lak, Thailand, Thap Lamu - Thailand

A well-populated reef and a great dive site for those seeking a rich variety of marine life.

Hin Daeng (Red Rock)

"Hin Daeng (Red Rock)" - Drift Dive, Sharks, Wall - Krabi, Phuket, Thailand - Thailand

Hin Daeng offers divers a large variety of dives in one site. More suitable for advanced divers.

Shark Point (Hin Musang)

"Shark Point (Hin Musang)" - Corals, Drift Dive, Turtles - Krabi, Phuket, Thailand - Thailand

The best drift dive site to encounter reef sharks, turtles, octopus and colorful corals.  

Koh Bida Nai

"Koh Bida Nai" - Krabi, Thailand - Thailand

Ribbon eels, Ornate Ghost Pipefish, sharks and stunning corals are a part of this picturesque dive site.

Koh Bida Nok

"Koh Bida Nok" - Wall - Krabi, Thailand - Thailand

A dive site that is accessible to all diving levels and provides great entertainment for all divers.

Chumphon Pinnacle

"Chumphon Pinnacle" - Koh Tao (Turtle Island), Thailand - Thailand

Every diver’s dream destination. The marine life seen at this popular dive site can often change almost every day.

Hardeep Wreck

"Hardeep Wreck" - Pattaya, Thailand - Thailand

Access From Boat Diver level Experienced Depth Average: 10 m Maximum: 30 m Current Can be Strong Visibility Average: 3 m Maximum: 20 m The wreck is located south of Pattaya, near Samea san. The wreck lays in the channel between Ko Samea and Ko Chuang. It is a steamer dating at the time of […]

Shark Cave

"Shark Cave" - Koh Chang, Thailand - Thailand

Access From Boat Diver level Advanced Depth Average: 10 m Maximum: 30 m Current Can be strong (>3 knots) Visibility Average: 20 m Maximum: 30 m Due to the sometimes strong currents in this place, this dive is most suitable for advanced divers. Shark Cave (also known as Three Islets or Cavern Island) is one […]

Yong Hua Wreck

"Yong Hua Wreck" - Koh Lipe, Thailand - Thailand

Access From Boat Diver level Advanced Depth Average: 28 m Maximum: 42 m Current Medium to strong. Visibility Average: 5 m Maximum: 15 m Yong Hua is a 75m/246ft long fish processing boat that sank after an on-board fire in 1996. To get to the wreck divers usually start their descent along a mooring line […]

8 Mile Rock

"8 Mile Rock" - Koh Lipe, Thailand - Thailand

Access From Boat Diver level Advanced Depth Average: 18 m Maximum: 40 m Visibility Average: 10 m Maximum: 30 m 8 Mile Rock is named for its distance from Ko Lipe. It features a submerged pinnacle that starts at about 15m/49ft and then slopes down to a depth of over 50m/164ft. Visibility can be over […]

Shark Island

"Shark Island" - Koh Tao (Turtle Island), Thailand - Thailand

Access From Shore Diver level Advanced Depth Average: 10 m Maximum: 28 m Visibility Average: 10 m Maximum: 20 m Shark Island is a twin rock outcrop that consists of a gradually slopping reef. Generally, each side of the island features a different array of marine life. The rock boulders are covered by nice soft […]

Surin Islands

"Surin Islands" - Similan Island, Thailand - Thailand

Access From Boat Diver level Novice Depth Average: 5 m Maximum: 30 m Current Medium to strong Visibility Average: 5 m Maximum: 20 m The Surin Islands dive site consists of two main islands forming the great reef. Diving in the site is spectacular as divers can discover multiple coral shallows and fringing boulders teeming […]

HTMS Chang Shipwreck

"HTMS Chang Shipwreck" - Koh Mak (Elephant Island), Thailand - Thailand

Access From Boat Diver level Novice Depth Average: 12 m Maximum: 30 m Current Weak Visibility Average: 10 m Maximum: 30 m The HTMS Chang, formally the USS Lincoln County, was originally commissioned by the United States Navy during the World War II. In 1962 she was handed over to Thailand government and served in […]

Fantasea

"Fantasea" - Phuket, Thailand - Thailand

Access From Shore, From Boat Diver level Advanced Depth Average: 18 m Maximum: 40 m Current Low (1 knot) Visibility Average: 10 m Maximum: 40 m The Fantasea Reef is known as one of the best dive sites off the Similan Islands. It is full of a diverse marine life and great rock formations, and […]

Elephant Head Rock

"Elephant Head Rock" - Phuket, Thailand - Thailand

Access From Boat Diver level Advanced Depth Average: 25 m Maximum: 70 m Visibility Average: 10 m Maximum: 30 m Elephant Head Rock is named so because of a rock that is seen from the surface and resembles an elephant. The site is rated as one of the most spectacular dive site in the Similan […]

Coral Island

"Coral Island" - Phuket, Thailand - Thailand

Access From Shore, From Boat Depth Average: 10 m Maximum: 21 m Current Low ( 1 knot) Visibility Average: 5 m Maximum: 10 m The site is located south-east of Chalong. It is a good site for all levels as well as for snorkeling. Divers here can explore reef with a variety of marine species. […]

Christmas Point

"Christmas Point" - Phuket, Thailand - Thailand

Access From Boat Diver level Advanced Depth Average: 15 m Maximum: 60 m Current Medium ( 1-2 knots) Visibility Average: 10 m Maximum: 20 m Christmas Point is a famous dive site that offers a lot to see and one dive is always not enough to explore all. A variety of corals and a great […]

East of Eden

"East of Eden" - Phuket, Thailand - Thailand

Access From Boat Diver level Advanced Depth Average: 20 m Maximum: 36 m Current Medium Visibility Average: 10 m Maximum: 30 m The site is very popular among divers because of a great variety of marine species that can be seen here. There is often present a gentle current that provides a good drift diving. […]

Stonehenge

"Stonehenge" - Koh Lipe, Thailand - Thailand

Access From Boat Depth Average: 5 m Maximum: 26 m Current Moderate to strong. Visibility Average: 10 m Maximum: 30 m This site features four different types of reefs and is located about 500m south of Koh Talang. The main part of the site is a submerged plateau with 4 jagged granite pinnacles that rise […]

Southwest Pinnacles

"Southwest Pinnacles" - Koh Tao (Turtle Island), Thailand - Thailand

Access From Boat Diver level Novice Depth Average: 5 m Maximum: 30 m Current Can be strong Visibility Average: 5 m Maximum: 25 m The site consists of seven granite pinnacles covered in anemones, whip corals and sea fans. When to go The best season to dive here is from May to September. The water […]

Japanese Garden

"Japanese Garden" - Koh Tao (Turtle Island), Thailand - Thailand

Access From Shore Diver level Novice Depth Average: not available Maximum: 10 m Current No current Visibility Average: 10 m Maximum: 20 m The site is popular for the first diving because of the perfect conditions. Here divers can see reef with a great coral formations and rich marine life. When to go The best […]

Richelieu Rock

"Richelieu Rock" - Phuket, Thailand - Thailand

Access From Boat Diver level Novice Depth Average: 10 m Maximum: 36 m Current Moderate, but can be strong Visibility Average: 10 m Maximum: 30 m Richelieu Rock is one of the best dive sites in Thailand. This dive is located southeast of Surin Islands and is a part of the Surin National Marine Park. […]

Koh Doc Mai

"Koh Doc Mai" - Phuket, Thailand - Thailand

Access: From Boat Diver level: Advanced Depth Average: 15 m Maximum: 30 m Current: Medium ( 1-2 knots) Visibility Average: 10 m Maximum: 30 m Koh Doc Mai is a popular dive site located off Kata Beach. The site consists of wall. The west side of the wall, with hard coral extending out from 12 – 18m/39-59ft, […]

HTMS Kud

"HTMS Kud" - Wreck - Pattaya, Thailand - Thailand

  The dive site is accessible by boat. Pattaya wreck diving starts just 40 min’s from Pattaya’s shore and there lays HTMS Kut, originally a World War II U.S. landing ship is closest wreck available for recreational divers. The deepest point of this wreck dive is approx 31m on high tide, 22-25m on upper and […]

King Cruiser Wreck

"King Cruiser Wreck" - Wreck, wreck-ship - Phuket, Thailand - Thailand

The King Cruiser sank on the 4th of May 1997 apparently miles off course after striking the popular Phuket dive site Anemone reef on it’s way to Koh Phi-Phi from Phuket. So far was the vessel off course, and so in need of a decent wreck diving site was Phuket, that local diver joked that […]