Phuket Scuba Diving is excellent and its an ideal holiday destination all the year. The island is the place from which you can take a liveaboard trip to best dive sites of the Andaman Sea, like the Similan Islands, Myanmar, Hin Daeng and the Tarutao National park near Langkawi.
You can take also diving day trips to some of the other great local Phuket diving sites.
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The best daytrip diving sites around Phuket
Diving Koh Dok Mai Phuket
Koh Dok Mai is a small limestone islet with walls down to 30 meters, covered with hard coral and soft corals. On the east site are also some caverns. On this diving site of Phuket you can found yellow tiger-tail seahorses, ghost pipefish, lobster, crabs, pencil urchins, oysters, squid, and white-eyed moray eels. Bigger fish such leopard sharks and grey reef sharks are occasionally seen here.
Diving Anemone Reef Phuket
Sky blue magnificent anemone's cover this pinnacle in a depth of four meters. Anemonefish and clownfish use the anemone's for protection and provide this Phuket diving site with all the colours you could wish. On the eastern of the pinnacle you can find lemon sea fans. The common lionfish are always in attendance, Large schools of fish, snapper, grouper and fusiliers are everywhere on the Anemone Reef Under the coral you can found Oriental sweetlips. Butterflyfish and bannerfish are common on this Phuket dive sites. You will see plenty of giant morays, and white-eyed moray eels too. Also leopard sharks and hawksbill turtles make frequent appearances.
Diving Shark Point Phuket
This three rocks pinnacles was given a marine sanctuary status in 1992. The largest rock breaks the surface. Leopard sharks that are resident there, making it one of the most popular spots for in scuba diving in Phuket. Also Bamboo sharks you can found here. Lionfish, scorpionfish, pufferfish, yellow boxfish, are all over the reef. In the shallower areas are Moray eels and banded sea snakes. Potato Groupers with a lenght more of one metre are also on this place.
King Cruiser Wreck
In May 1997 the 85 metres long and 24 metres wide ferry struck the Anemone Reef and sank. All 500 people on board were rescued. The wreck is now in an position from 12 meres down to 32 metres. You can found a lot of the biggest lionfish, scorpionfish, barracudas, a hawksbill turtle and a nurse shark. There are also huge schools of fish all over the wreck.
This beautiful island is covered with palm and surround with white sandy beaches. In n the hard coral gardens of this diving destination you can found titan triggerfish, moray eels, cuttlefish, octopus and giant pufferfish. You can also see trumpetfish, cornetfish and large schools of twin-spot snapper, dog-eyed pufferfish and parrotfish. In the sandy area are blue-spotted stingrays
This island is surrounded by hard coral reef and with huge granite boulders. The diving sites offers the best visibility of all local sites in Phuket, and also the best chance to see manta rays and whales, The fish are here larger and schools of tuna and jacks sweep in common here too. On the sand bottom are blue-spotted stingrays In north of Racha Noi you'll find large patches of delicate green sheet corals, porites and formosa bottle-brush corals. and large boulders with circling chevron barracuda.