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Scuba diving in Thailand is an incredibly popular activity. Thailand is blessed with over 1,000 miles of coastline facing two different bodies of water: one facing east towards the Gulf of Thailand and one facing west to the Andaman Sea. Along both coasts are hundreds of islands with pellucid, aquamarine waters teeming with marine life including manta rays, dugongs, barracuda, and the occasional whale shark -the world’s largest fish! Diving in Thailand, from Phuket to Koh Tao, you will have opportunities to see these and many more fish and marine life!
Those in Thailand diving for their first time typically flock to the island of Koh Tao, whose shallow, gentle waters are ideal for those experiencing their first taste of the underwater world. Dozens of internationally accredited diving schools with regulated prices provide certification to thousands of visitors at reasonable prices all year round.
On the Andaman coast, Koh Phi Phi, a short boat ride from Phuket, is a great place to do some great fun dives, and leopard sharks are frequently spotted there. More advanced divers, or those looking to concentrate their trip on diving in Thailand, can do live aboard dive trips to the Similan or Surin Islands, both National Parks, where Thailand’s best visibility and most interesting marine life are to be found.
More recently, particularly in the wake of Thailand’s devastating tsunami, a number of eco-friendly dive operators have established themselves. Activities include underwater clean ups, reef restoration projects, and live aboard boats manned by trainees from community development centers. An organization called Green Fins also recognizes dive operators who have an environmentally friendly bent.
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Located on Koh Tao, Coral Grand Divers is a progressive PADI Gold Palm Instructor development centre offering all PADI dive courses (from beginner to instructor level). The site offers a range of excursions for both novi...
Scandinavian managed full-service diveshop in Phuket offering the full range of PADI programs & courses as well as day- and liveaboard trips to a wide variety of divesites around Southern Thailand & Burma.
Princess Divers dive centre is owned and managed by an English couple with over 10 years experience of diving and teaching. With high diving standards and a dedicated group of experienced multilingual dive staff, Princes...
Offering bespoke luxury yacht charters to some of the most exquisite destinations throughout the Gulf of Thailand. Oceans Elite prides its self on first class service, delivered with a professional, safety conscientious ...