Thailand‘s fabulous climate, nightlife, mouth watering cuisine & fantastic shopping options make it one of Asia’s most popular getaways. Filled with action packed experiences such as temples & floating markets, there’s one activity that tops every travelers bucket list and that is ‘Scuba Diving‘. Thailand’s gorgeous islands & clear warm waters make for that ultimate dive experience.
How to Dive Thailand
Here’s our take on some of Thailand’s most awesome diving locations –
Ko Pha Ngan –Â An island in the Gulf of Thailand, Ko Pha Ngan is famous for its full moon party at Haad Rin Beach & is a hit among backpackers too. Imagine how awesome it is to scuba dive in the warm clear waters during the day time and then party all night!
EzeeTip – Whatever you do, don’t drink and dive
There are plenty of dive centers on the Island who’ll take you to a dive point called Koh Tao that’s around 30 minutes away by boat. This spot is ideal for both beginners as well as experts & you can easily catch a glimpse of vast variety of marine life such as rays, whale sharks and barracudas.
Phi Phi Island - Located between the large island of Phuket & the western Strait of Malacca, the Phi Phi Islands rose to popularity during the filming of the film ‘The Beach’ in 2000. Besides scuba diving, the island is also home to other famous water activities like snorkeling & kayaking.
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Blessed with natural beauty, Phi-Phi’s limestone cliffs & beautiful reefs are a heavenly sight. To the more adventurous ones, you can also take to rock climbing, cliff jumping & jungle trekking. Unwind at the end of an action packed day by sipping cocktails & catching a glimpse of the sun going down – spectacular!
Ko Similan - Famous for the wonders that lie beneath its clear blue waters, Ko Similan is full of rock formations & coral reefs in several shapes and forms, resembling things such as deer, leaves, brains, and mushrooms.
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The waters here are so clear, you can almost all the way down right from the surface. Snorkeling and rock climbing are some of the popular activities here.
Phuket - Day dives, direct flights from Europe & live-aboard adventures make Phuket a popular scuba destination among holidayers. Phuket is home not just to amazing coral reefs but also awesome wrecks. As a matter of fact, the Phuket wreck diving destination measures a cool 85 meters and your underwater experience is one to remember.