Scuba Diving In Thailand


For many years Thailand has been a firm favourite, both with hard-core divers who come to dive some of Asia’s best sites and also with holiday-makers, and backpackers who know that a few days of diving here will add hugely to their experience of the country.

A holiday in Thailand, the Land of Smiles, means enjoying the gorgeous weather, the great hospitality of the local people, the beauty of the land and the rich bounty of the warm Andaman Sea that laps against its shores.

Scuba diving in Thailand is not limited to one particular area but most of the top spots are on the west coast, with dive sites of world-renown such as those of the Similan Islands, as well as Richelieu Rock, Hin Daeng and Hin Muang, most of which now enjoy national marine park status.

You can cruise the seas on fantastic well-run liveaboards or stay in one of the fantastic beach resorts, such as Phuket, Khao Lak or Phi Phi Islands, enjoying some great day trip diving without compromising on comfort or quality.

The Andaman Sea is crammed with colourful coral and tropical marine life, set around some stunning tropical islands, and is characterised by sites such as the huge submerged boulders of the Similans and the chance to swim with whale sharks, leopard sharks and manta rays. However, the diving is so diverse in Thailand that there is really something for everyone and a holiday to suit every budget.