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Diving in Bangkok
When to go to Bangkok
The city of Bangkok stays hot through the most of the year. The rain season lasts from May to October with September being the wettest month.
From December through March it is the cool season with air temperature staying near 25-28C/77-82F. April is considered the hottest month of the year with the average air temperature ranging between 26-35C/79-95F.
The water temperature stays between 27-30C/81-86F all year long.
The average water visibility varies from 10m/33ft to 20m/66ft.
What to see
In these waters there are many different types of soft and hard corals as well as large schools of jacks, barracuda and tuna. Regularly sighted are blue spotted stingrays, porcupine puffer fish and moray eels.
Scuba diving in Bangkok
Bangkok is one of the largest and hottest cities on Earth. Bangkok is situated in the Chao Phraya River delta in Thailand's central plains. It is the capital and the most populous city of Thailand. Suvarnabhumi Airport is located there. Bangkok has fifty districts. The city has an enormous selection of restaurants, hotels, nightlife, shopping and sightseeing. Also there are Buddhist temples, a bustling Chinatown, first-class cinemas with almost ridiculously low fares and markets with low price tags. For scuba divers Bangkok offers dive training courses and diving trips in Pattaya. Pattaya is the nearest seaside resort from Bangkok and is easy to reach in less than 2 hours.
Hardeep Wreck is the best dive site in this area. The Hardeep ship was attacked and sunk by British Allied bombers in the latter part of World War 2. It is 64m/210ft long and lies on its starboard side. This wreck is home to angelfish, batfish, groupers, stingrays, barracuda, wrasse, butterfly fish, crabs and nudibranchs. The average depth of the site is 28m/92ft and the maximum depth is 32m/105ft. Other worth visiting diving sites include Khram Wreck, North Rock (Koh Rin), Chumpon Pinnacle, as well as Koh Man Wichai, Koh Hu Chang, Bremen wreck, and some sites near Koh Tao.