Special Trips  

Half-day dive trips on
longtail boats

Journeys with the whole
family to remote beaches
by speedboat, fishing boat
or luxury yachts

All trips can also be booked
for snorkelers and/or
non-divers

 
 
Dive locations around Phuket
throughout the whole year
1 day Trips

Racha Yai
Racha Noi
Koh Doc Mai
Anemone Reef
Shark Point
King Cruiser Wreck

Phi Phi Islands -
Koh Bida Nok / Koh Bida Nai
/ Palong Bay

     
  Overnight & Liveaboard
Excursions
 
  1 day - as long as you like  
 

Phi Phi Overnight
Hin Daeng Hin
MuangSimilan & Surin Islands
Richelieu Rock
Koh Bon
Koh Tachai
Burma Banks
Dive packages around
the Andaman Sea and
Indonesia

 
   

Koh Racha Yai or Big King Island is listed as Phuket's top diving destination suitable for diving year around.

Daytrip Boat: 90 min. Depth: 5-30m/15-100ft. Visibility: 10-30m./30-100ft. Suitable: for all levels

Koh Racha Yai or Big King Island is one of your best dive sites in the Phuket region. Racha Yai is known for its clear, healthy waters which attract a very vivid and divers marine life. Its dive sites are quiet (current wise) compared to its southern neighbour Koh Racha Noi. The east side, named bay one to five, which is protected from the southwest monsoon generally offers the best diving with excellent dive sites such as Lucy's Reef, a shipwreck named Harruby wreck and Staghorn Reef. Many of the dives here are drift dives along brilliant hard coral walls. The west side has two larger bays named Siam Bay and Bungalow Bay which are common for snorkelers and trainees.

 

Koh Racha Noi are nicknamed the mini Similans for its huge granite boulders, large predators and spectacular underwater landscape.

Daytrip Boat: 120 min. Depth: 5-30m/15-100ft. Visibility: 10-30m./30-100ft. Suitable: for all levels

Little King Island or Koh Racha Noi are the two loosely connected most southern islands about five kilometers south of Koh Racha Yai. They are thirty kilometers from Phuket, reached by live aboard tours, daytrips and snorkeling boats. Racha Noi is famous for its giant boulders and granite rock. Often strong currents have made these islands famous for its many encounters with pelagic, sharks and manta rays.

 

Koh Doc Mai is a spectacular steep wall famous for its muck diving and creatures such
as seahorse and ghost pipefish.

Daytrip Boat: 70 min. Depth: 10-30m. Visibility: 10-30m./30-100ft. Suitable: from Open Water Diver

Koh Doc Mai or Island of Flowers is a beautiful limestone island right just twenty kilometers southeast of Phuket. Its towering steep green topped cliffs create an amazing sight when you first approach this paradise. Despite its name there aren't any flowers on the islands; people think the name is coming from all the 'flowers' living underwater in the form of hard and soft coral. There are wall dives to be done going down from the surface to thirty meters deep, most on its western side. In the east you will find a sloping hard coral reef with coral patches, canyons, rocks and some nice caverns suitable for trained cave divers as they enter the island for fifteen meters. The walls are decorated in anemones, sponges and huge gorgonians. On the walls you will spot some lost yellow tiger tail seahorse, motionless floating ornate ghost pipefish, white eyed moray eels, nudibranchs, crocodile needlefish and frog fish.

 

Anemone Reef is one of the most colourful dive sites near Phuket filled with anemones.

Daytrip Boat: 100 min. Depth: 4-28m/13-91ft. Visibility: 5-30m./15-100ft. Suitable: from Open Water Diver

Anemone Reef or Hin Jom (meaning submerged rock) consists out of a single large rock or pinnacle literally covered in anemones, mainly green, blue and purple of color. Most dives start at the base of the pinnacle where you can see sleeping leopard sharks and bamboo sharks. From there you can gradually dive shallower circling around the flat pinnacle. The pinnacle stops at five meters below the surface which is a great place to do a safety stop. It once reached the surface until the King Cruiser struck the reef and leveled it by five meters. Anemone reef is one of the top attractions for Phuket, Koh Phi Phi and lies less then a mile north of Shark Point, another favourite in the area. Anemone Reef is a dive site especially beautiful because of its exceptional colourful underwater landscape. Underwater naturalist, fish identification, photography and film are some of the dive specialties you should do here and nowhere else in the Phuket region. Enjoy this fantastic dive site with loads of marine fish encounters.

 

Shark Point is one of the top dives near Phuket and is known for its incredible and
numerous marine life.

Daytrip Boat: 100 min. Depth: 10-30m/13-91ft. Visibility: 5-30m./15-100ft. Suitable: from Open Water Diver

Shark Point or Hin Mu Sang is one of the dive sites located in the center of the Phuket region at twenty-five kilometers east of Phuket, only eight hundred meters from Anemone Reef and less than one kilometer from the King Cruiser Wreck. It is named after the many leopard sharks or zebra sharks that are so often seen dozing in the sand. Below its small rocky outcrop that just breaks the surface you will find three large sections of some of the best coral reefs you will see in the Phuket region. It are three pinnacle like reefs full of the best pieces of brilliantly coloured soft and hard corals, but also with many colourful tropical fish. Its western side drops steeply from the surface down to 22 meters deep, while its eastern side gradually descents. There are brightly lit anemones, fantastic barrel sponges, huge gorgonians and lots of pelagic species guarding the parameter. It is one of the richest marine habitats with always something worth looking at.

 

The King Cruiser was a Japanese car ferry which sank en route.

Daytrip Boat: 100 min. Depth: 15-33m/45-100ft. Visibility: 5-20m./15-60ft. Suitable: from Advanced Diver

The King Cruiser was an old Japanese catamaran like car ferry which was used for sightseeing trips from Phuket to Koh Phi Phi and back. It was 85 meters long, 25 meters wide and about 30 meters high, originally built in Kobe, Japan. It was bought by a Thai company in the early nineties. When she struck Anemone Reef on May 4th, 1997 she was ferrying 561 passengers and mainly cargo to the Phi Phi islands. A large hole inside its hull made the ship sink in less than 2.5 hours, just enough time for nearby dive boats to save all passengers. Entering this upright wreck should not be done by untrained divers as you will hear the metal scraping and settling into its final position. At the front of the wreck you can easily find its hull, wheelhouse and upper decks. It used to have four decks with large passages and window holes. Parts of the upper deck have collapsed into the car deck and create a wide range of holes for creatures to live in. The wreck often endures strong currents, rough seas and should therefore only be dived by advanced divers. Some lionfish and octopus are known to live under a set of toilet seats and pots near the stern. Further more you can see groups of stonefish, moray eels, black banded sea snakes and turtles.

 

Koh Phi Phi dive sites

Koh Bida Nok is one of Phi Phi's top diving locations with excellent and impressive
underwater territory.

Daytrip Boat: 180 min. Depth: 5-30m/15-100ft. Visibility: 5-30m./15-100ft. Suitable: for all levels

Bida Nok means outer father and is a small but steep limestone island less than two kilometers south of Phi Phi Ley. It has like Koh Bida Nai several distinctive underwater diving environments, which make it one of the best diving places in Thailand and with not without reason. Most divers follow the same dive plan and start near a small sheltered bay on the south side of the island. From there it is a shallow gradually descending dive along a ridge named Finger Reef. Once you reach its edge around its south point you will find a steep wall which is decorated in vibrant anemones, brain corals, bubble corals and huge sea fans. The white sand is a very good place to spot kuhl stingrays and leopard sharks. In the west of the island you will find a jumble of boulders, swimthroughs, turtles and reef sharks. The east is an easy sloping reef with many reef fish around its patches of coral. Whichever dive site you choose, you will be stunned by its picturesque settings, remoteness and colourful but densely populated aquatic life.

 

Koh Bida Nai is a small island with steep underwater walls, pinnacles and sloping reefs.

Daytrip Boat: 180 min. Depth: 5-30m/15-100ft. Visibility: 5-30m./15-100ft. Suitable: for all levels
Koh Bida Nai is translated to inner father and is as beautiful as its neighbour Koh Bida Nok, just a hundred meters south. Most divers start their dive by using one of the mooring lines that is attached to a rock which makes an excellent swimthrough. Fantasea Reef is an area with very rich coral formations and quite some pelagic species such as barracuda's, tuna and jackfish. Wherever you dive around this small limestone island there is always something to see and you will have the dive of your live.

 

Diving at dive site Palong also known as Turtle Town.

Daytrip Boat: 180 min. Depth: 5-20m/15-60ft. Visibility: 5-30m./15-100ft. Suitable: for all levels

Welcome to Palong, one of the nicest stretches of marine life in the Koh Phi Phi National Marine Park! Situated on the stunning Phi Phi Ley Island, not far from the famous Maya Bay is this fantastic set of dive sites. Extra special care should be taken diving here, so as not to damage the one of the world's most important remaining habitats for the critically endangered Hawksbill Turtles found on this dive site. It really is not rare to see up to 5 Turtles on a single dive. Other sights such as Frog fish, Black Tip Reef Shark and Leopard Shark can also be seen here, and there is also an exciting cave halfway between the Palong Bay area and the bend round the cliff towards Maya. By dropping in not far from Maya you can end at the cave.

 
 

Palong Wall is a nice reef dive site with some boulders and swimthroughs but reef fish are its main attraction.

Palong Wall is a dive site on the west side of Phi Phi Ley which is best visited in the early afternoon. Then, the sunrays light up its underwater landscape and point out the many small caverns and mini swimthroughs. Oceanic life here is very good with several cleaning stations, wrasses, turtles and even tiny creatures such as seahorses.