Dive Trip Phuket
Phuket, Thailand Local Dive Sites
The Similan Islands, located about 100 kilometers North-West of Phuket, are a chain of 9 stunning small islands. The islands have achieved national park status and thus are fully protected under Thai law. The Similan Islands national marine park is widely recognized as the best diving in Thailand, and most would agree that the reef and marine life is some of the best in Asia.
Phuket Local Dive Sites
Anemone Reef is known as Hin Jom or in English Submerged Rock, the rock is just below the surface, it is located around 500m North of Shark Point. The pinnacle is 5-8m from the surface and drops off more dramatically to a depth of between 20-27 meters until reaching a bottom of sand.
King Cruiser Wreck, a Japanese car ferry, struck a submerged reef, known to local divers as Anemone Reef, on the 4th of May 1997, splitting the reef in two. There were a large number of passengers but all were rescued by the local dive boats, fishermen and Thai Navy.
Racha Noi is the furthest of the two islands and is the sister island to Racha Yai. Racha Noi is a popular dive site for more experienced divers but has easier sites too, but the depths are generally greater and the currents frequently stronger than at its sister island to the North Racha Yai.
Racha Yai Island is an island south of Phuket (around 1hr 30mins) it has many dive sites but only a few being used on a regular basis, the best and most popular at the island is bay three Lucy’s reef and Twin Wreck on bay one where there are actually three wrecks dive-able.
Phi Phi Island is commonly known to be Thailand’s Celebrity Island since it’s the location site for the movie THE BEACH, a British-American Film, back on the year 2000. Not only is it known to be a location site but it’s also considered to be one of the beautiful places in the world.