Scuba Diving around Phuket

Phuket is a great place for Scuba Diving and snorkeling, from Karon rock then on to Phi Phi Island ,there are no shortages of great dive sites to choose from.

High season of course requires a few extra Baht in the pocket, however,if you know the right people here, there are deals to be done, even in high season.

Turtle diving at Phuket Island
Hawks bill turtle at Kho Doc Mai

I highly recommend dive sites like Kho Doc Mai, as featured above there are some very interesting friends waiting for us at about 18mtrs of depth,of course the diving here caters for all types of divers,from experienced to beginner, no matter what your skill level there are PADI Courses and many instructors that offer various skill level courses to suit most needs.

Phi Phi Island for instance is renowned for its pristine waters and also the abundance of marine life, it also caters for a wide variety of dive trips, for example you can take the early ferry service from Phuket town and arrive for a leisurely 2 dive trip that starts about 1030 am and back in time for the afternoon ferry back,alternatively I would recommend an over-nite stay at one of the islands many hotels, these range in style from backpacker through to 5 star, of course you could stay where the action is right in the heart of the pier area and chance yourself at Muay Thai boxing in a well known bar, and pit your skills against like individuals for the chance to win a bucket of, well,  whatever you want.

Coral at Phi Phi Island, Phuket.
Coral while Scuba Diving


But back to the dive sites, here are some examples of what

your likely to encounter at Phi Phi and other nearby islands,


Scuba Diving picture using Olympus Camera
Clear Water at Phuket


of course as with most dive sites the conditions can change rapidly, but most of the diving i have experienced across this area has been of good quality with reasonable visibility and a good mix of coral and marine life.

For further information on these islands and any other dive spots you may be thinking of, please contact Cat or Koy at CK Travel and Tours (087 1889047)who will be only too willing to recommend top quality dive personnel at reasonable rates, be it high or low season, I can highly recommend diving Phuket as it is one of the great dive sites around the world that is easily accessible,

Enjoy your trip and please let us know what you thought of your experience,

Lots of Coral at Phuket
Colorful Coral

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