Phuket Dive Sites – Racha Yai

Koh Racha Yai lies to the south of Phuket and very close to Koh Racha Noi and are some of the most popular Phuket Dive Sites.  Racha Yai’s best diving is off it’s east coast at Bay 1 and Bay 2 which makes it especially suitable for diving during Phuket’s low-season from May to September when the wind is coming from the west. Visibility can vary but it is generally very good at around 25 metres or more. Divers of all levels of experience can visit Racha Yai as the diving is easy and gentle with plenty of  interesting marine life and 2 wrecks. Large schools of Chevron Barracuda and the huge Batfish which live on one of the wrecks are just two of the highlights.

Phuket Dive Sites – Racha Noi

Racha Noi Island is located south of Phuket and north of it’s sister Island Racha Yai.  Racha Noi, Phuket dive sites are visited from November to April when there is strong wind coming from the east making the east coast sites unsuitable for diving during this time of year. Visibility is usually very good at around 20 metres plus and the dive sites are easy and particularly suitable for beginners. They consist of hard coral sloping reefs and flat sandy bottoms and several interesting man-made structures.  Common marine life are reef fish and blue-spotted rays.

Availability

Daily – 3 dive trip to Racha Noi and Racha Yai Islands. Discover Scuba Diving and certified divers.
Daily – 2 dive trip to Racha Yai Island. Discover Scuba Diving and certified divers.

Visibility – 15 to 40 metres

Currents – Mild to moderate

Depth – 5 – 22 metres

Marine Life

Parrotfish, snappers, butterflyfish, common porcupinefish, cuttlefish, giant pufferfish, Kuhl’s stingray, lionfish, moray eels, octopus. Occasionally turtles.

Availability

Daily – 3 dive trip to Racha Noi and Racha Yai Islands. Discover Scuba Diving and certified divers.
Daily – 2 dive trip to Racha Yai Island. Discover Scuba Diving and certified divers.

Visibility – 15 to 40 metres

Currents – Mild to moderate

Depth – 5 – 30 metres

Marine Life

Batfish, common porcupinefish, Clark’s anemonefish, false-clown anemonefish, giant pufferfish, Kuhl’s stingray, lionfish, yellow and spotted boxfish, stonefish, angelfish, peacok mantis shrimps, moray eels, octopus, chevron barracuda. Occasionally turtles.

Racha Yai Island

2 Dives – Price 3,200 THB + 500 THB equipment rental. Pick-up 7.15-7.45am, return 3pm.

Racha Yai & Beach Visit

2 Dives – Price 3,400 THB + 500 THB equipment rental. Pick-up 7.15-7.45am, return 4.30pm.

Racha Noi & Yai islands

3 Dives – Price 3,900 THB + 500 THB equipment rental. Pick-up 7.15-7.45am, return 5pm.

Includes:

  • Expert Guiding
  • Dives
  • Tanks & weights,
  • Hotel transfers (Rawai, Nai Harn, Kata, Karon, Patong)
  • Breakfast, lunch and refreshments.

(Equipment rental = BCD, regs, wetsuit, mask, fins)

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