Christine V

PHUKET & THE ANDAMAN COAST

9 places · Public

Phuket to Koh Phi Phi: Snorkel and Sightseeing Tour with Lunch

Day Trips & Excursions

Hong by Starlight: Sea Cave Kayaking and Floating from Phuket

Day Trips & ExcursionsWater Sports

Phuket Introduction City Sightseeing Tour

Tours & Sightseeing

Wat Tham Seua

Buddhist Temple in Krabi Town

Hin Muang

Dive Site

Phi-Phi Viewpoint

Viewpoint

Richelieu Rock

Dive Site

Phuket, Khao Lak, Phi Phi Islands and Ao Nang Beach - Krabi are the top resort locations for a Thailand diving vacation. Phuket is best placed to serve the whole region, and is popular with party-goers, whilst Khao Lak is ideally placed to focus on the northern Thai Andaman Sea. Ao Nang is set on the peaceful and spectacularly beautiful Krabi coastline across Phang Nga Bay, and Phi Phi's magic draws sunseekers and travellers for the beaches and a slice of island-life. The biggest draw-card here though, are the professionally run dive outfits that have a fantastic range of value-for-money liveaboards cruising around world class dive sites in the Similans, Burma and Hin Daeng. The picturesque Similan Islands are the most popular Thai scuba destination, with superb underwater scenery and excellent visibility in its aquamarine waters. Huge deep water boulder formations create daring swim-throughs as well as providing dramatic back-drops to its vibrant reef slopes. You can dive here by liveaboard or day trips. The world famous Richelieu Rock is perhaps the Thailand's most famous dive site, and it rates as one of the top places in the world for diving with whale sharks. Koh Bon and Koh Tachai are great for manta rays and white tip reef shark encounters. Hin Daeng - Hin Muang is your best chance to see grey reef sharks, patrolling the walls. Besides that, it's also the second home in the Andaman Sea for whale sharks and mantas. Visit Hin Daeng and you'll experience the excitement of diving Thailand's biggest vertical wall. Nearby caves and caverns add to the thrill of adventure. Koh Samui is the ideal base for exploring the sites in the Gulf of Thailand. The diving may not be quite as varied as in Phuket and the Similan Islands, but there are some very good dive spots around Samui and Koh Tao which can be combined with a stay at one of Samui's excellent resorts.

Hin Daeng

Dive Site

Big Buddha

Buddhist Site