Diving in Phuket
Phuket is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Thailand, and for good reason. It has something to offer everyone, from beautiful beaches and lush jungles to vibrant nightlife and delicious food.
But did you know that Phuket is also a world-class diving destination?
With its warm, clear waters and diverse marine life, Phuket is home to some of the best diving in Thailand. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned pro, there’s a dive site in Phuket that’s perfect for you.
Best time to dive in Phuket
The best time for diving in Phuket is during the dry season, from November to April. During this time, the water visibility is best and the weather is calm. However, it is possible to dive in Phuket year-round.
Popular dive sites in Phuket
Phuket has a wide variety of dive sites to choose from, catering to all levels of experience. Here are some of the most popular dive sites:
- Phuket Shark Point: This dive site is known for its abundant marine life, including leopard sharks, turtles, and rays.
- Anemone Reef: This reef is home to a variety of anemones and clownfish, as well as schools of colorful fish.
- King Cruiser Wreck: This sunken ferry is a popular wreck dive site, with a variety of marine life to explore.
- Koh Doc Mai: This small island is located just off the coast of Phuket and is home to a variety of coral reefs and marine life.
- Koh Phi Phi Islands: The Phi Phi Islands are located East Phuket and offer a variety of dive sites, from shallow reefs to deep walls.
When diving in Phuket, it is important to consider your experience level and interests.
If you are a beginner, it is best to start with a shallow reef dive. If you are more experienced, you may want to try a wreck dive or a deeper dive.
Contact us and we can help you make the most of your dive trip, from choosing the best dive sites and arrange all the logistics so that you only need to relax and enjoy your dives.
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To dive in Phuket, you need to have a diving certification. The most popular diving certification is the PADI Open Water Diver certification. This certification can be obtained with us at Sea Fun Divers.
The PADI Open Water Diver certification is the entry-level diving certification. It is a two-day course that covers the basics of diving, including:
- Dive theory
- Dive equipment
- Dive safety
- Dive skills
Once you have completed the PADI Open Water Diver course, you will be able to dive to a depth of 18 meters (60 feet) with a buddy.
You will also be eligible to take more advanced diving courses, such as the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course and the PADI Rescue Diver course.
In addition to the PADI Open Water Diver certification, there are a number of other diving certifications available with us, including:
- PADI Advanced Open Water Diver
- PADI Rescue Diver
- PADI Divemaster
- PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer
- PADI Instructor
These certifications allow you to dive deeper, lead dives, and teach diving.
Here are some of the benefits of having a diving certification:
- You will be able to go diving in Phuket and worldwide.
- You will be able to dive safely and confidently.
- You will be able to dive with other certified divers.
- You will be able to rent or purchase diving equipment.
- You will be able to book dive trips and excursions.
- You will be able to get a job in the diving industry.
If you are interested in diving, we highly recommend getting a PADI diving certification. It is a relatively small investment that will open up a whole new world of underwater adventures.
Safety tips for diving in Phuket
Here are some safety tips for diving in Phuket:
- Always dive with a buddy.
- Be aware of your surroundings and your depth.
- Don’t touch marine life.
- Be aware of the currents.
- Make sure your dive gear is in good condition.
- Don’t dive if you are not feeling well.
At Sea Fun Divers we arrange groups of divers and students at a ratio of 4 to 1 divemaster or instructor.
What to do if you see a shark while diving in Phuket
If you see a shark while diving in Phuket, the most important thing is to stay calm. Sharks are generally harmless to humans, but