About Phuket!

The largest island in Thailand offers a rich variety of experiences. Beach-bumming, culture, diving, fabulous food, Party scene. No wonder that Phuket is a very popular destination!

 

Nai Harn beach Phuket

Phuket Beaches

In Phuket you can find some of the world’s finest beaches. Wherever you stay you will never be far from the beach! Most beaches are easily accessable but there are also many quiet and secluded beaches. Just ask us and we can tell you where to  find the best secret spots in Phuket!

Phuket nightlife

Nightlife

There is always something to do at night in Phuket. Patong is the most popular place to party but also in other areas you can find many nice bars. Buy us a beer and we will show you around!

streetfood phuket

Food

If you love food, you will love Phuket. There are many restaurants serving western and Thai food.  If you are a little bit more adventurous you should definately try the street food that you can find in the many foodstalls on the night markets.

Wat-Chalong

Sightseeing

For culture lovers there are many sites to discover in Phuket! You can take a tour around the island to see the many amazing viewpoints or visit one of the many buddhist temples. The biggest and most famous temple in Phuket is Wat Chalong that is visited by tourists and locals.

Read more: 10 places you want to visit in Phuket

Phuket sunset

Phuket Sunsets

With a string of sandy beaches lining its west coast and several panoramic viewpoints, finding a good spot to watch the sunset in Phuket is easy. Likely the most visited sunset spot on Phuket is Promthep Cape, also known as Laem Promthep. But it is also very nice to watch the sunset from one of the beach bars while drinking a cocktail.

Koh lipe

Where to stay

The choice of accommodation in Phuket is ranging from backpacker style to 5 star hotels. Budget rooms can be found from THB 500 in low season. Karon beach and Kata beach area are close to our IDC location at ‘Le Meredien resort’.  Other areas that are popular places to live for diving staff are Chalong (close to the pier) and Rawai/Nai Harn. If you need help to find a good place to stay we are happy to help you out!

Phuket IDC

Phuket IDC

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PADI IDC Prices

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Phuket dive sites

Phuket is centrally located to some of the best dive sites in Thailand. The dive sites are easily accessible for novice and experienced divers and offer a variety of marine life that is virtually unique in the world. You can find everything from exceptional macro life to occasional whale sharks and manta rays. What all dive sites in Phuket have in common is the striking amount of hard and soft coral and huge amounts of fish!

Koh Phi Phi – Bida Nok

Koh Bida Nok is a excellent Phi Phi Diving site located south of Phi Phi Ley. Bida Nok is the outer Island of Koh Bida Nai and Koh Bida Nok. On the east side of the island you will find a steep reef of large boulders covered with soft coral. In the north eastern side a sheer wall can be found dropping down to 30 meters. The west side is completely different and you will find small boulders covered with hard corals and gorgonian fans around these a shallow sandy bottom with an average depth of 16 meters.

This area is very good for finding leopard sharks, and the odd Black tip. But also this dive site is excellent for pipefish, nudibranch’s and seahorses.

Koh Bida Nok Dive Site facts:
Location: Two large outcrops directly South of Phi Phi Ley
Site Depth: 0 – 30 meters
Site Visibility: 10 – 25 meters
Currents: Mild / Moderate
Difficulty Rating: Easy diving

diving bida nok
diving bida nok

Phuket – Shark Point

Shark Point (Hin Musang) consists of a series of seven pinnacles. This dive site near Phuket is a Marine Sanctuary since 1991.
The pinnacles are covered with an array of colorful marine life. Look out for the large gorgonian sea fans, Pink & Purple soft corals.
An abundance of mushroom coral, seahorses, sand dwelling leopard sharks, bamboo sharks all make up for scuba diving here a wonderful experience not to be missed.

Shark Point Dive Site facts:
Location: Shark Point Marine Sanctuary – 25km East of Phuket.
Site Depth: 0 – 28 meters
Site Visibility: 5 – 40 meters
Currents: Variable
Difficulty Rating: Easy Diving

phuket whale shark
phuket shark point

Racha Yai and Racha Noi

Racha Yai and Racha Noi are known as “the islands of the King” in Thai language and are popular for scuba diving in Phuket all year round. The islands feature many sheltered bays that offer easy and accessible diving.
The Islands offers excellent beginner dive sites from Bungalow Bay and Siam Reef, which are edged with pristine powder soft sand and excellent reefs. The shallow reefs are home to many of our regular marine creatures like lion fish, moray eels and octopus.

Experienced divers can explore the artificial reefs and even some smaller wrecks that attract photography subjects like stone fish and ghost pipe fish.
Sometimes eagle rays or leopard sharks can be found here and even the odd manta ray has been know to make a guest appearance.

The long sloping “home run reef” is home huge schools of snappers and groups of cuttle fish.

Racha Yai / Racha Noi Dive Site facts:
20 Miles from Chalong – Phuket
Site Depth: 10 – 45 meters
Site Visibility: 20 – 50 meters
Currents: Mild
Difficulty Rating: All divers, beginner to advanced diving

diving racha islands
diving racha islands

King Cruiser wreck

The King Cruiser was originally an 85 meter passenger ferry from Phuket to Phi Phi. On the 4th May 1997 the King Cruiser strayed off course and hit Anemone Reef. The ship sunk in less than one hour with all passengers making it safely off. Years later the King Cruiser wreck provides the Phuket diving community with an easy accessible wreck with a huge amount of marine life to investigate.

Check out huge schools of barakuda and snappers, rare nudibranch’s and huge lion fish. The wreck it self is almost completely covered with pink and yellow soft corals but unfortunately is collapsing each year, making it not safe to go inside.

Nurse sharks can be found underneath the wreckage, and also large porcupine fish and scorpion fish blending into the hul.

King Cruiser Dive Site facts:
Location: 26km from Phuket Island
Site Depth: 20-35 meters
Site Visibility: 10 – 20 Meters
Currents: Mild to Moderate
Difficulty Rating: Intermediate diving

diving king cruiser wreck
diving king cruiser wreck