Best Thailand Diving Sites

Best Thailand Diving Sites

Diving in Thailand is undoubted an amazing experience. This tropical paradise offers various diving spots from calm waters to deep under water caves that can please any divers. To start your travel plan, check our Best Thailand Diving Sites vary from the off shore Phuket to the amazing Andaman Sea :
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Hin Daeng and Hin Muang

Thailand is filled with exceptional dive spots. Some of these sites are Hin Daeng and Hin-Muang, popularly known as the red and purple rock. If you are a fan of underwater life, this should be your first start. It’s here where you can see the manta rays, grey sharks, pelagic fish, and Grey reef together with leopard sharks. This adventure often takes you around Thailand’s hugest vertical wall next to caves and caverns.

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Koh Dok Mai

Are you after Thailand’s top diving sites? Koh Dok Mai is one of them. It is situated just in the middle of Phuket and Koh Phi Phi Islands. This superb wall differentiates its self with hidden caves, crevices lurking and picturesque limestone rock faces.
For best sights of Moray eels, baby sharks nursing, leopard sharks and other marine species, time your diving encounter during midday when the sun provides an illuminating effect.
Endeavor to dive into a small cave that leads to a huge cavern which hides plenty of marine creatures.

sail rock

Richelieu Rock, Koh Tachai, and Koh Bon

For an essential Scuba diving experience, make sure to try these three sites (Richelieu Rock, Koh Tachai and Koh Bon). Richelieu Rock is perfect if you are looking out for schools of tropical fish, Whale sharks and barracuda tornadoes. It is girdled by small rocks covered in anemones, sponges and soft corals.
Other than Richelieu, Koh Tachai and Koh Bon are other interesting sites. There are excellent with spectacular swims through channels and splendid views of black tips reef sharks, eagle rays, tuna and trevally.
If you expect some sort of beach hoping near by Koh Bon, check out 10 Best Thailand Beaches

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The Similan Islands

The Similan Islands is a magnet for Scuba divers. Located within the notable Similan National Marine Park, this area features about 20 dive sites. Of all sites, Elephant head is the most preferred. It draws adventurers with picture-perfect rocks that are composed of channels, swim-throughs and gorges.
Expect to see leopard sharks, variety of corals and turtles. Other prominent sites in place are Fantasea reef and Christmas point.
Similan Island is also a perfect getaway for Mergui Archipelago Diving Adventure

Chumphon Pinnacle

It’s hard for divers not to fall in love with Chumphon pinnacle. The site rewards an incredible diving experience along the Gulf of Thailand. Its entire top is full of anemone species that invite loads of shrimps, white moral eels, crabs and fish. As you descend down this wall, you will see abundant marine life such as trevallies, banner fish, juvenile barracudas to name but a few.

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HTMS Sattakut Wreck

If you haven’t done any type of wreck dive for all your adventures had, HTMS Sattakut is for you. After sinking on 18th June 201, this wreck is now an artificial reef that provides habitat to various types of marine species like groupers, barracudas, puffer fish, schools of moray eels, blennies and Fusiliers.

Sail Rock

Just in the North of Koh Samui amid Koh Tao and Koh Pha Ngan, you find the Sail Rock, one of the best wall dives in Thailand. Plunging to about 40 meters, this spot is ideal for students and advanced divers.
The excursion reveals lots of underwater species including the Giant morays, large groupers, batfish and Trevally.

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