Thailand Diving Holidays: An Overview
Thailand's unique culture, delicious food and superb beaches means it is easy to see why it is an extremely popular holiday destination. Bustling Bangkok contrasts beautifully with the serenity of Thailand's ancient temples and traditional villages. The North provides the ultimate culture fix as well as trekking through the lush jungle. For divers, Thailand offers a great choice of dive sites, including marine sanctuaries, where you can find rock pinnacles, reefs, drifts and an abundance of marine life from the macro to the massive.
Thailand has some of the most beautiful coastline in the world, with dramatic scenery, superb beaches, warm seas and a number of top-class beach resorts. To the south lies Phuket, the largest island in Thailand. Mountainous and heavily forested, the island has a tropical climate and beautiful stretches of coastline. The surrounding region also boasts some of the most magnificent scenery in Asia.
To the west of Phuket lies the Andaman Sea and the Similan Islands, while to the east lies the protected Gulf of Phuket, home to Phang Nga Bay and the beautiful islands of Koh Phi Phi. The islands make great day-trip destinations by boat, and also offer superb scuba diving with the biggest draw without a doubt being the Similans, still a world-class diving destination. While the islands are most conveniently dived by liveaboard (we can arrange that too) you can also access them from the coast.