Anemone Reef is located around 25 - 27 Km to the east of Chalong Bay, Phuket. Anemone reef is a submerged pinnacle with its top around 5 meters under the water, giving this divesite its Thai name "Hin Jom".
With its white powdery beach and clear water characteristic of dive spots along western Phuket, it is no wonder that Kata Beach is very popular among tourists. To make things even better, it is also a magnificent diving and snorkelling area with the advantage of marine diversity.
King Cruiser Wreck
The King Cruiser wreck is the wreck of the car ferry of the same name that sank off the West Coast of Southern Thailand on 4 May 1997. The ferry was operating between Phuket and the Phi Phi Islands in southern Thailand.
Koh Dok Mai
Koh Doc Mai literally means "flower island". There are different stories of how the place got its name - some say it is because the island was once full of blossoming flowers, and others claim its name comes from the underwater beauty around its shores.
Racha Noi - Banana Bay
Racha Noi Island is one hour away from Racha Yai Island by dive boat. There are two major areas, the north and the south ends of the islands, and the coral reefs, which stretch across areas filled with granite boulders.
Racha Noi - South Trip
As the name suggests, this dive site is situated at the southern end of Racha Noi Island. South Tip is not large – it consists mostly of granite boulders at depths ranging from 12 m in the north to more than 40 m in the south.
Like its sister island, Koh Bida Nai has an amazing topography of underwater crevices, huge boulders, and fields of staghorn reef. Stretched across the south and west coasts of the island is a gradual reef slope that starts at a depth of 5-10 m.
Located approximately 300 meters away from the North side of Kata Beach, Koh Poo is not a very popular tourist destination but that really is more of a bonus. The fabulous reef condition and serene surroundings will definitely make this a relaxing dive.
Koh Racha Noi
Koh Racha Noi Island is one hour away from Koh Racha Yai Island by dive boat. There are two major areas, the north and the south ends of the island, and the coral reefs, which stretch across areas filled with granite boulders.
Koh Racha Yai (Bays 1-5)
The eastern reefs of Racha Yai are mostly made up of hard corals as well. The period from July to October is the best time to visit this site because the island will shelter the sites from the southwest monsoon.
Koh Haa Lagoon
Located in the middle of Koh Haa group, the Lagoon is a 5-m deep area surrounded by a pair of small limestone towers (Koh Haa No. 2 and No. 4) to the east, and Koh Haa No. 3 to the west. The south tower covered with colorful soft coral.
Racha Noi Bay
Located on the southeast side of the island, Racha Noi Bay is easily distinguishable by the small islet. At low tide, the sand ridge connecting to the main island will be visible. The shallow coral garden at the north and south of the islet.
Boasting a remarkably dramatic underwater topography, Koh bida nok is characterized by steep precipices, caves, swim-throughs and underwater crags. It is no wonder that Koh Bida Nok and its sister island Koh Bida Nai are two of the most popular dive sites in the Phi Phi Islands!
The Racha Group, located to the south of Phuket Island, consists of two islands: the north island is called Racha Yai (Yai means big), and south island is called Racha Noi (Noi means small). Racha Yai Island is a popular site among divers due to the clear visibility (an average of 15-30 m) all-year round.
If Richelieu Rock is the best dive-site in the Northern Andaman area, then Hin Daeng and Hin Muang, the striking twin outcrops alone in the open sea, are undoubtedly the best of the Southern Andaman region. Meaning ‘red rock’ in Thai, Hin Daeng is covered with red soft corals.
The twin outcrops to the west of Hin Daeng are referred to as Hin Muang, which means “purple rock” in Thai. The outcrops are totally submerged, and are covered with purple soft coral, hence the site name.The outcrops are long and narrow, reminiscent of loaves of French bread.
Koh Haa Yai
The biggest of the Haa islands is Koh Haa Yai. It is characterized by a steep cliff perpendicular to sea level that stretches all the way from above the water to depths of up to 30 m. Koh Haa Yai is surrounded by reefs, and the most famous dive spot is the rock wall at the south side of the island,
Shark Point was named for the frequent sightings of leopard sharks in the area. Known as Hin Mu Sang by locals, this dive site lies nearby the Anemone Reef & King Cruiser Wreck. These pinnacles are usually referred to by there numbers – the north-most pinnacle is “Number 1”, and so forth.
Hin Paad Mile
Located to the south of Koh Adang and Koh Rawi, Hin Paad Mile is the most popular dive site in the Tarutao area. The name “Hin Paad Mile” (or Eight Miles Rock in English direct translation) was derived from the site’s distance from Koh Li Pe to the south.
Most of the reef is covered with hard corals like staghorn coral, branch coral, and pore coral with rocks scattered in-between. The steepest slope is at a depth of 12-15 m, with the rest ranging from 10-20 m and ending in a gently sloping sandy bottom.
Jabang is a large submerged pinnacle that stretches 14-18 m down before reaching the sandy bottom, with its top 3 m under the surface. It is surrounded by a scattering of smaller pinnacles and is near to Koh Adang and Koh Rawi.
A group of underwater rock located on the south side of Karon Beach, this dive site can be reached by a 5-minute long-tail boat ride from Kata Beach. As the name suggests, Karon Rock is not quite large enough to be called a pinnacle.
Formed from granite rock, the bay in the mid west of Racha Noi Island is carpeted with leather corals ad a mixture of sea fans, sea whips, fire corals and hrad corals such as pore corals.