The Land of Smiles has plenty of spectacular dive sites you can go to for your diving holiday. From giant whale sharks to clownfishes you’ll find them all at these stunning dive sites we have listed. Remember to bring along your camera to capture the gorgeous underwater scenes when you head to Thailand for your diving trip!
Diving in Similan Islands
Considered one of the best dive sites in the world, travellers on a diving holiday to the Similan Islands in Thailand will find white sharks, manta rays, reef sharks leopard sharks, barracuda, cuttlefish and clownfish among many other sea creatures. The sheer diverse abundance of underwater life around the remote islands is spectacular and breathtaking. Divers will be able to see 20 to 35 metres deep. Similan Islands are great for travellers who can spend at least 3 to 4 days on a diving holiday due to the remoteness of these islands.
Diving in Koh Tao
Koh Tao is another popular dive destination in the Asia Pacific. The travel time from shore to the dive sites is fairly short, usually within half an hour, therefore making Koh Tao a convenient place to dive. If you’re lucky, you might just catch a sight of the sharks at Chumphon Pinnacle and very rarely, the whale sharks. Not only does Koh Tao, Thailand has some wonderful dive sites, but it is also the place to go if you are looking for some after-dive action on your diving holiday. Diving holidays to Koh Tao, Thailand is possible all year round as it is located in the Gulf of Thailand.
Diving in Richelieu Rock
If you’re looking to dive with whale sharks, Richelieu Rock in Thailand is the place to have your diving holiday at. The whale sharks are attracted to the rick planktonic blooms that occur at Richelieu Rock. Swimming with these majestic creatures is an unforgettable experience and the highlight of any dive vacation as interaction with whale sharks only occurs 10% of the time. However, besides the whale sharks, Richelieu Rock is rich in the biodiversity of marine wildlife. Divers will find horseshoe-shaped splintered rock pinnacles and limestone stones covered with a carpet of anemones, as well as yellow boxfishes to manta rays. Richelieu Rock is a must-visit dive site for your diving holiday in Thailand!
Diving in Koh Phi Phi Islands
Koh Phi Phi Islands ranks amongst the top dive destinations in Thailand. With more than 15 dive sites, divers will find interesting caves and caverns at most of them. In fact, they consist of 2 islands, namely Phi Phi Don and Phi Phi Leh, which will remind travellers of Hollywood movie set beaches. Divers will be entertained by the diverse marine wildlife of glassfish and gorgonians, black-tip reef sharks, angelfish, and sea fan harbour pipefishes among many others. Koh Phi Phi Islands is also the best dive site if you are looking to encounter hawkbill turtles munching on bubble corals. Koh Phi Phi Islands is not just a stunning destination for your diving holiday to Thailand, but also a tropical island paradise for those seeking a few days of fun and relaxation.