The best dive area and dive sites in Thailand you can find doubtfully in the Andaman sea around the Similan islands. For scuba divers from Phuket who have little time and like to dive the Similan islands there is the option of doing day trip with 2 dives on a daily basis for an Day Trip for Scuba Diving in Phuket.
Diving Similan islands from Phuket Thailand
There is a lot of traveling and transport involved but divers are willing to do a lot for the best. A minibus collects the divers from all over the island of Phuket from their resorts and then it is a 90 minute ride to Tapla Mu – the gate way to the Similan islands for boats. By speedboat you reach the Similan islands in about one hour.
Once in the Similan islands you board a big “floating dive station”. The boat is huge – it offers accommodation as well for 28 divers in 14 cabins. When you get there for a day trip you gear will be set up immediately upon arrival and soon after you will be under the water for your first dive. After lunch on the boat you get to do a second dive. And then it is time to get ready for the journey all the way back to Chalong, Patong or Kamala Phuket.
For those with more time of course the “way” to do it is at least an overnight trip with 7 dives. For more about all the options for scuba diving in the Similan islands please feel free to email us at: [email protected]