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Kata Beach/Bay (Kata Noi)        

  • Depth avg. 8m
  • Current 1 knots
  • Air / Surface temp. 29 - 37 ℃
  • Bottom / Water temp. 28 - 31.111 ℃
nightdive, reef

To enjoy a good muck dive and get a really rewarding experience, be prepared to swim a long distance because Kata beach is popular among tourists, thus the visibility is not so good (10 metres per average). There’s also active boat traffic, therefore the best sights divers will get further away from the shore.
There are two dive sites located at each end of the beach. However, both of them suffered significantly during the 2004 Tsunami. Nevertheless, you can expect to find angelfish, turtles, seahorses, pigmy pipe-horses, fingered dragonets, Indian ocean walkman, cuttlefish, starfish, sea urchins, harlequin crabs, mimic octopus, frogfish, assorted snake-eels, morays, sweetlips, and variety of corals.
This is also a great dive site for night diving when you can expect to spot critters, squids, cuttle-fish, shrimp, crustaceans, and morays.
Generally, the sites are good for beginners but more experienced divers can also enjoy their dives as the currents can get strong and fun for drift diving.

Diving conditions and the best time to dive "Kata Beach/Bay (Kata Noi)".

Yearly diving conditions of this dive site - expected air temperature, water temperature, current, and visibility. This data is indicative and based on historical data and observations
Air temperatureWater temperatureVisibilityCurrent
January34℃30℃10 - 25 m1 knots
February31℃30℃5 - 25 m0 knots
March31℃28℃10 m1 knots
October
December10 m

5 Dive Centers offer to dive here

       
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Thailand, Koh Phuket
       
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Thailand, Bangkok
       
Diving to 2 divesites
Thailand, Koh Phuket

Very good

       

An interesting dive site worthwile exploring more than once

Average visibility. Depth of the dive 11m. Dive duration 61min.

- Shane Z.
Oceanic (thailand)

Good

       

Good enough to explore one time

Average visibility. Depth of the dive 11m. Dive duration 59min.

- Andy E.
Rumble Fish Adventure

Very good

       

An interesting dive site worthwile exploring more than once

- Tim I.
Oceanic Divecenter

Good

       

Good enough to explore one time

Bad visibility. Depth of the dive 7m. Dive duration 33min.

- Wes E.
Oceanic Divecenter

Good

       

Good enough to explore one time

Average visibility. Depth of the dive 3m. Dive duration 29min.

- Stian F.
Dive Asia

Very good

       

An interesting dive site worthwile exploring more than once

Average visibility. Depth of the dive 6m. Dive duration 38min.

- Sam H.
Phuket Scuba Club

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