Best Daytrip Dive Sites in Phuket

Phuket Diving Guide

The best dive sites in Phuket showcase the beautiful seascapes and marine life of this vibrant part of the world. You’ll find everything from tiny colourful nudibranchs to majestic sea turtles in the Andaman Sea around Phuket, and much more besides. The underwater visibility is generally good during the high season, allowing you to enjoy the colourful coral gardens and busy reefs.

The many tiny islands which surround Phuket make this a great base for scuba diving enthusiasts, as each offers some uniquely beautiful dive sites. The Similans are especially famous among divers, while the Phi Phi and Racha Islands are also worth visiting. There are plenty of liveaboard tours which depart from Phuket, but this page is dedicated to the daytrip sites – those places you can get to and from within a normal day-long dive trip.

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  • Anemone Reef

    Anemone Reef

    Located a short distance north of Shark Point, Anemone Reef is another densely packed ecosystem and many dive operators Read More»

  • King Cruiser Wreck

    King Cruiser Wreck

    The King Cruiser was a ferry boat that plied the route between Phi Phi and Phuket. Then one fine day it inexplicably Read More»

  • Koh Dok Mai

    Koh Dok Mai

    An island located one hour east of Phuket. A walldive where you can spot everything, however look especially for the sea Read More»

  • Phi Phi Island Diving

    Phi Phi Islands

    While technically located in Krabi waters, Phi Phi is easily reached from Phuket and its powder soft beaches and Read More»

  • Phuket West Coast Dive Sites

    Phuket West Coast Dive Sites

    Although nowhere on the scale of the offshore islands, there are some nice reefs located just off the tourist beaches, Read More»

  • Rachai Noi

    Racha Noi

    Racha Noi is the more isolated of the two islands and is a popular dive-site for more experienced divers, as the depths Read More»

  • Rachai Yai

    Rachai Yai

    Racha Yai's best diving is off its east coast which makes it attractive during Phuket's off-season in the summer. Read More»

  • Shark Point

    Shark Point

    So named for the large numbers of docile leopard sharks that can be found around its base, shark point is a lovely dive Read More»

  • Richelieu Rock

    Richelieu Rock

    For divers, the real attraction of Surin Islands is a little rock 18 km off the coast of Phang Nga. For some mysterious Read More»

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