Racha Noi, Thailand
"Racha Noi offers many opportunities for an enjoyable and rewarding deep-dive."
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. You will encounter huge underwater boulders that offer a good chance to see manta rays and sharks around Marina Bay, these boulder formations are very similar to what we see at the Similan Islands. The northern tip of the island offers an opportunity for a good multilevel dive along a large pinnacle, where larger marine life like Reef Sharks and Stingrays are common and sometimes Manta Rays can be seen here.
Off the southern point, South Tip is only dived once or twice a month due to strong currents, it is a nice drift dive along some spectacular scenery as you find yourself on top of a large rock formation surrounded by deep water. On the southwest side there is a wooden ship wreck that draws a lot of interesting reef fish. Racha Noi offers many opportunities for an enjoyable and rewarding deep-dive but due to the potential for strong currents here many of the dive shops will only bring divers here who have an advanced certification.
- Sea or land transfers
- Accomodation, if any
- All meals
- Air transportation, if any
- Travel Insurance
- Basic Equipment Rental
- Course fee or instructors fee
What you can see in Racha Noi
Best Time to Dive at Racha Noi
Racha Noi is open all year round but it would be great if you’ll visit it from November to April where the water is serene and transparent. A perfect diving season for you and your family. With its great weather, the adventure is truly fun.
The ride to Racha Noi would be an hour or so from Ao Chalong which is why it’s advisable to take a taxi from the airport to arrive early to the dock of Ao Chalong in order to ride a speedboat to Racha Noi.
Airport > Bus/Taxi > Ao Chalong > Boat > Racha Noi
|Best Diving Season||November to April|
|Water Temperature||27°C – 30°C|
|Marine Animal Highlights||Manta Ray and Reef Fish|
|Water Visibility||15 meters to 40 metres|
|Transportation||Bus/Car, SpeedBoat, Yachts, Liveaboard|