Saturday, January 21, 2017

Where is the Best Diving in Thailand? Where to Stay? and Who to Dive With.? Thailand Divers Who Else.




The best diving in Thailand is in the Andaman Sea. Richelieu rock and Koh Tachai are the highlights.  These world-class dive sites deserve to be in every divers' top 10. Other places to target are the Similan islands and Surin Islands. These 2 island groups are located off the west coast in the Andaman ocean. They are part of a chain of islands that produce amazing diving right up into Burma and the Burma banks. This whole area is best done on a similan islands liveabaord trip



When to visit Thailand? From October to April is the best time for the Andaman Sea. Giant Manta Rays arrive at the Similans from late November and are seen well into April. Come mid May the West coast starts to get humid and then the rain showers can come in the evenings and the monsoon season can start as early as late May and can continues until September. Plus the marine reserves which host most of the best diving are closed from 15th May to the middle of October. During this time, the Gulf of Thailand to the east of the country is a better option. The best diving on this side is around Racha Noi and Racha Yai to the south of Phuket. 




Diving Phuket has some great all year round dive locations as the islands of Racha Noi and Racha Yai have good diving on both the east and west sides so there are always well protected dive sites all year round. Scuba diving phuket has great advantages as the boats are larger than those of phi phi and Koh Tao which means in low season there is plenty of space inside if you get caught in a shower but also they all have nice sun decks to relax during dives. They also have great chefs onboard to cook you breakfast, lunch and snacks on the way back all included in the price. This means that when you learn to dive phuket then you have the best experience on the boats which makes learning so much easier. For those wanting to discover scuba diving phuket or even do the open water course similans then phuket thailand is a great place to start.




Just pop online and chat with Thailand divers as they are one of the most established of the dive centers phuket has. Any good padi dive center phuket will have the live chat on the website so you can chat with the staff day or night. 




On top of this Thailand Divers also has several patong beach hotels and phuket guest house that are close by but most important is they offer the best service and lower prices. All are recommended by our divers as offering top quality for your money. A good Phuket guest house gives you the freedom and surroundings to relax in the evening after a great day on the water. 




So to wrap up if you are looking for a liveabaord then the similan islands Thailand is the top choice. The similan Thailand adventure is one you will always remember. Then if you are looking for a day trip, or are looking to learn to dive in Thailand then Phuket is the place to stay and make sure you get a day or two at Racha Noi. phuket all year round does offer some amazing diving.