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Diving in Phuket
When to go to Phuket
Phuket is a year-round destination with a tropical monsoon climate. The rainy monsoon season is from September until October. The high season is between November and March, when there no rains and the Andaman Sea is calm. The average air temperature: 25-33C/77-91F The water temperature: 27-30C/81-85F The visibility: around 20m/66ft The currents may vary, but generally stay mild.
What to see
The reefs around the area are in healthy condition, with corals and rich marine life, including large numbers of jacks, trevallies, barracudas, honeycomb grouper, bamboo sharks, leopard sharks, sea snakes, moray eels, pufferfish, dainty seahorses, giant barrel sponges, sea whips, black corals, and gorgonians.
Scuba diving in Phuket
Phuket is often called the Pearl of the Andaman. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations. Phuket International Airport is located there. Phuket has a wide range of different activities and sights, it has good beaches, offshore dive sites, and surfing and sailing opportunities. Scuba diving is one of the most popular activities in Phuket and available for all levels as well as for those who prefer snorkeling.
Most popular dive sites
Many dive sites are located off the Racha Islands (Racha Yai and Racha Noi), the Similan Islands, and around Ao Phang Nga. Some of the most popular sites are the Similan Islands that are a part of the National Marine Park. Another famous dive site is Anemone Reef. This unique dive site is a huge limestone pinnacle that is located close to Shark Point. There is also an interesting dive site called King Cruiser, which is located 1km/0.6mi southeast of Anemone Reef. It is an 85-m/279-ft steel-hulled passenger ferry that sank on May 4, 1997. The scuba diving experience not to be missed is the liveaboard diving trips to The Similans and Surin Islands.
13 dive centers nearby
14 dive centers nearby
- Rumblefish Adventure PADI, PADI 5* Instructor Development Center 451 m away
- CMAS, PADI 615 m away SSS Phuket
- PADI, PADI Dive Center 1.85 km away Andy's Scuba Diving
13 dive centers nearby
- PADI, PADI 5* Instructor Development Center 400 m away Ocean Geo Divers
- SSI 525 m away Aloha Diving
- PADI, PADI 5* Instructor Development Center 595 m away Scuba Cat Diving
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