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.