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Scuba Diving in Phuket Hot

Dive area / region : Phuket - See the map Scuba Diving in Phuket
Best diving season : March  •  April  •  May  •  September  •  October  •  November  •  December
Recommended number of days to stay : 5 to 7 days
Number of dive sites : 16 to 20 Dive Sites
Water temperature and wetsuit advice : 26C-… : Shorty or Thin Wetsuit
Average visibility : 11 - 15 meters
Average dives depth : 20 Meters
Type of currents : Zero or none relevant currents
Months when these currents are present : N/A
General surface conditions : Medium conditions
Wreck types : Recent world ships  •  Artificial wrecks
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Type of marine life : Anemone  •  Barracuda  •  Corals  •  Jacks  •  Moray Eels  •  Nudibranch  •  Plants  •  Reef Fish  •  Sea urchins  •  Seahorses  •  Shark - Grey nurse  •  Shark - Reef shark  •  Shrimps  •  Softcoral  •  Sponge  •  Star fish  •  Tuna  •  Turtles
Presence of caves / caverns : Yes - Semiclosed


Thailand is a wonderful country with some very good diving. Phuket and Krabi lie in the west next to the Andaman Sea, where the best diving in Thailand is to be found. Thailand's islands and beaches are amongst the most scenic in the world. The cities retain a surprising amount of scenic attractions including Wats (temples) and Palaces. Thailand's largest island, Phuket, is the second most developed (after Pattaya ) of the country's tourist destinations. The island is separated from the mainland by a narrow bridged strait.

Patong beach also have lot's of water activities like parasailing, jetski, bananaboat, windsurfing, wakeboard, waterski etc. You will not be bored! Patong town is and urban centre. The hotels and resorts in Northern Coast region are all very good and are generally more remote for those seeking nature and relaxation with out the Patong style of attractions. Patong Beach is the center of all tourist oriented nightlife on Phuket.

Diving: Amazingly colourful series of limestone pinnacles Depth: 30 metres (100 feet) Visibility: 5 - 25 metres (15 - 80 feet) This world-class region is an amazing feast for the eyes. As you start to descend the variety of colours from the combination of soft corals, hard corals, anemones and sea fans is spectacular. Marine life includes leopard sharks, turtles, pipefish, barracud, jacks, lionfish and so much more.Southern Phuket has some coral islands which are suitable for scuba diving.

For a detail analysis you can read this article about Phuket Diving or this one as an onsite experience with pictures and movies ! 

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