Diving in Thailand

Fringed by both the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand, this South-East Asian kingdom offers wonderful variety for diving. A country of Buddhist temples and tropical landscapes, it is also home to about 1,430 islands. Its amazing wildlife, ranging from elephants to whale sharks and the Asian water monitor lizard, also includes the only fish that walks on land, the blind, waterfall-climbing cavefish called Cryptotora thamicola.

Thailand, The Land of Smiles, is a joy to explore, from the friendly locals to the dazzling scenery. It also offers some of the best diving in the world. Gloriously warm waters, multi-coloured coral reefs and rich marine life all make Thailand perfect for scuba diving. There is an amazing array of dive sites across the country and you can spot everything from big hitters, such as turtles, majestic manta rays and even whale sharks, to tiny seahorses and frogfish. Add in some great wrecks, caverns and deep drop-offs and you have a real variety of scuba diving experiences, topped off with time spent on land enjoying tropic scenery, idyllic palm-fringed beaches and delectable local food.

Travelinformation for Thailand

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DMK, BKK, HKT

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THB

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230 V / 50 Hz

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UTC+07:00

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AIS/Advanced Info Service, Total Access (DTAC), True Move/Orange

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Aquatic Life in Thailand

Featured places to go in Thailand

The vibrant Thai capital may not be set right on the coast, but you can still enjoying a scuba diving excursion from Bangkok.

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Scuba diving in Krabi is nothing short of amazing with warm waters and beautiful marine parks.

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Satun Province

The little-visited province of Satun, right in Thailand’s south-west corner, is a delight to explore.

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The waters in the Gulf of Thailand are home to a diverse array of marine life including the peaceful whale sharks.

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Phuket, nicknamed the Pearl of the Andaman, is Thailand’s largest island, offering gleam gold and white beaches, elephants and wonderful birdlife.

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Fringed by picture-perfect beaches and kissed by the gleaming Andaman Sea, Khao Lak has earned its places as one of Thailand’s favourite beach resorts.

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Phi Phi Islands

The heady mix of jungle-clad cliffs and ribbons of soft white sand has long enchanted visitors to the islands that make up Koh Phi Phi.

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With dramatic rock formations and soft and hard coral reefs teeming with fish, Koh Lanta offers some of the country’s best diving.

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Western Gulf Islands

From Koh Tao to Koh Phangan and Koh Samui, the islands of the Western Gulf of Thailand offer wonderful diving conditions, with vibrant reefs and whale sharks.

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Chumphon Marine Park

Tropical rainforest meet white sands and 41 idyllic islands are lapped by the aquamarine waters of protected Chumphon Marine Park.

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Dive Sites in Thailand