Nautilus Phuket – Your gateway to the finest dive-sites in Phuket
Thailand is known for many great things. Amongst others, Thailand enjoys a well-deserved reputation as one of the most breathtaking and welcoming countries in the Southeast Asian region. The traditional lifestyle of much of the population and the rich cultural heritage offers a great reason to pay the country a visit or two.
Another thing the country is known for is the marvelous sights to behold, above, as well as below the water. Whilst other blogs will tell you heaps about which sites to experience first-hand while in this country, whether those are famous locations, beaches, landmarks, and picture-perfect views, we’ll be delighted to take you on a trip to the magical world underneath the waves!
The finest dive-sites in Phuket
Whether you are planning your first diving excursion or getting ready to endeavor on your next planned diving trip, Phuket undisputedly offers some of the best diving sites in the world. Its numerous islands are among the finest you can wish for and run all along the coastline. The choices are vast, only limited by your level of expertise and desires as to what you wish to see and experience throughout your dive.
Take Koh Pu for instance, a very local dive-site to visit if you are staying near Kata or Karon Beach. Especially for beginners, Koh Pu is an island not to miss out on your list as it is well-known for its swim-through cave and coral garden.
Local Dive Site – Koh Pu
Swim Through Cave – Koh Pu
Most of the scuba diving destinations are on the Andaman Sea on the South East coast of Thailand. The most famous ones are, among others, the outstanding Similan Islands, with truly excellent diving. A bit further North, there are the Surin Islands; less known than the Similans, but also quite excellent, with good chances to spot a Whale Shark! These two destinations are better explored by Liveaboard, however, it is also quite possible to dive there on a day tour. Closer to the mainland you have very good diving opportunities around the Koh Lanta, Koh Phi Phi and, of course, Phuket Island. These destinations offer good chances to dive with a Manta Ray or even a Whale Shark. In the last decade, Phuket has become the foremost place to learn Scuba diving and for divers to pass their PADI Open watercourse. To see more about PADI Courses, click here.
On the East Coast, in the Gulf of Thailand, the best diving location is undoubtedly Ko Tao. Many experienced divers also come here to become true professionals attracted by easy dive sites perfect for lessons and cheaper prices.
Scuba Phuket Diving Courses for all levels and ages
Whether you are looking for a local dive, a beach dive or a diving course, you’ll be guaranteed to find a suitable package at Nautilus Phuket.
These are just some of the many courses we provide:
- Discover Scuba Dive (1.5 hours)
- PADI Open Water Course (3 days)
- PADI Advanced Course (2 days)
With 349 named dive sites, warm water, and affordable courses, many divers decide to head to Thailand to start their scuba adventures.
Come discover the world-class dive sites with Nautilus Phuket. To see more about our packages or to get in touch, please feel free to browse through our website.