KOh Racah Noi Island
Koh Racha Noi Island is located two hours away from Phuket
With its shallow colourful coral reefs – this is a perfect scuba diving location for all types of divers, from beginners to experienced divers.
This is a 3 dive day trip to Racha Noi and Koh Racha Yai Island – 7.30am pick and we return you back to your hotel around 5pm.
Koh Racha Noi island itself is uninhabited with beautiful sandy shallow bays. The bays are covered with soft and hard corals giant boulders above and below the water and a variety of marine life such as Puffer fish, Sea cucumbers, Nudibranchs, Sweet lips, Angelfish, Octopus and Cuttlefish.
Occasionally giant Manta Rays, Eagle Rays and Whale Sharks are spotted around these dive sites.
The Racha islands are both made up of hard granite rock meaning Visibility is generally very good they have shallows and deeper depths.
07:30 We come and collect you from your hotel.
08:30 Join the day trip boat and sail to Koh Racha Noi Island.
9.00 Dive briefing from your divemaster for the day and a light breakfast is served
10:30 It’s the first dive of the day at Koh Racha Noi.
11.30 A freshly prepared lunch is served. There is a vegetarian or vegan option if you like.
13.00 Time for the second dive of the day at Koh Racha Noi.
15.00 Time for the third dive of the day at Koh Racha Yai.
16:00 Sail back to Phuket.
17.30 Arrive back at Phuket and we return you back to your hotel.
Frequently Asked Questions
In the Andaman Sea, water temperatures are usually very warm, ranging from 79 to 84 degrees throughout the year – so we wear a thin 3mm shorty wetsuit on dives.
Yes we can organise a private open water course for you so for the 3 days it will just be you and a diving instructor.
For safety reasons, there are some minimum swimming requirements to pass the open water diver course. You will need to complete a 200 metre swim – this can be any stroke and isn’t timed, so you can take your time. You’ll also need to float for ten minutes – you can do this laying on your back or by treading water.
Finally, you’ll complete some basic snorkelling skills. The most important thing is your level of comfort in the water. The more comfortable you are the more enjoyable your dives will be, so if you’re not there yet, taking a couple of swimming lessons or classes may help improve your skills and confidence ahead of your course.
The Professional Association of Diving Instructors “Flying After Diving guidelines” say divers should not ascend to a high altitude within 12 hours of completing a single dive or 18 hours after doing multiple dives so as long as you are not flying before 9am the next day everything will be fine.
This really depends on how fast you breathe the air from the tank but normally it is around 30 / 40 minutes per dive.
On the first day when you are in the swimming pool you will dive in shallow water – so you can just stand up if you feel like it. On the second day you will go to a maximum depth of 12 meters / 40 feet and on the 3rd and final day you will go to the maximum depth of 18 meters / 60 feet.
The minimum age is 10 years to complete the Junior open water diver course.
No you do not need to go to the doctors before going scuba diving unless you answer yes to any of the self certified medical statement. Please click here to download the self certification medical statement:
Phuket is good for diving all year round due to its constant warm tropical waters and amazing coral reefs.
There are multiple scuba diving locations to visit on your holiday to Phuket – Phi Phi Islands, Racha Noi, Racha Yai, Shark Point, Koh Doc Mai and more.
During October to May each year the stunning Similan Islands National Marine Park is open – voted as one of the top 10 scuba diving destinations in the world – there are day trip options but the most popular are the live-aboard options where you spend a few days sailing around the islands of the Similans.
The cost of scuba diving in Phuket depends first if you are a certified diver or you are new to scuba diving:
New scuba divers:
1 Day – Try scuba diving day trip = 4,500 Baht
Phi Phi Islands 3 dive day trip = 4,100 Baht.
Koh Racha Noi + Yai 3 dive day trip = 4,100 Baht.
Koh Racha Noi 2 dive day trip = 3,200 Baht.