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

Languages th
Currency THB
Timezone UTC+07:00
Tipping appreciated but not expected
Network Provider AIS/Advanced Info Service, Total Access (DTAC), True Move/Orange
Dial Code 66
Electricity 230 V / 50 Hz
Power Plug Type A, B, C, O

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Wildlife in Thailand
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Seahorses and Pipefishes
Leafy Seadragon
Pygmy Seahorse
Common Seahorse
Spiny Seahorse
Weedy Seadragon
Pipefish
Whales
Bryde's Whale
Dolphins
Pilot Whale
Sharks
Whale Shark
Whitetip Reef Shark
Blacktip Reef Shark
Nurse Shark
Zebra Shark
Grey Reef Shark
Angel Shark
Rays
Giant Pacific Manta
Reef Manta
Eagle Ray
Stingrays
Guitarfish
Turtles
Leatherback Sea Turtle
Green Sea Turtle
Loggerhead Sea Turtle
Hawksbill Turtle
Flatback sea turtle
Reptiles
Banded Sea Krait
Fishes
Moray Eel
Angelfish
Butterfly Fish
Clownfish
Barracuda
Lionfish
Wrasse
Puffer Fish
Tarpon
Sand Eel
Snake Eel
Ribbon Moray Eel (Ghost Eel)
Conger eel
Crevalle jack
Panther Moray Eel (Dragon Eel)
Scorpionfishes
Snapper
Surgeonfish
Frogfish
Sweetlips and Grunts
Parrotfish
Soldierfish
Triggerfish
Damselfish
Goatfish
Tuna
Garfish
Porcupine Fish
Box Fish
Trumpetfish
Bannerfish
Flounder
Molluscs
Octopus
Crustaceans
Crayfish
Wildlife in Thailand
  Jan - Mar Apr - Jun Jul - Sep Oct - Dec
Seahorses and Pipefishes
Leafy Seadragon
Pygmy Seahorse
Common Seahorse
Spiny Seahorse
Weedy Seadragon
Pipefish
Whales
Bryde's Whale
Dolphins
Pilot Whale
Sharks
Whale Shark
Whitetip Reef Shark
Blacktip Reef Shark
Nurse Shark
Zebra Shark
Grey Reef Shark
Angel Shark
Rays
Giant Pacific Manta
Reef Manta
Eagle Ray
Stingrays
Guitarfish
Turtles
Leatherback Sea Turtle
Green Sea Turtle
Loggerhead Sea Turtle
Hawksbill Turtle
Flatback sea turtle
Reptiles
Banded Sea Krait
Fishes
Moray Eel
Angelfish
Butterfly Fish
Clownfish
Barracuda
Lionfish
Wrasse
Puffer Fish
Tarpon
Sand Eel
Snake Eel
Ribbon Moray Eel (Ghost Eel)
Conger eel
Crevalle jack
Panther Moray Eel (Dragon Eel)
Scorpionfishes
Snapper
Surgeonfish
Frogfish
Sweetlips and Grunts
Parrotfish
Soldierfish
Triggerfish
Damselfish
Goatfish
Tuna
Garfish
Porcupine Fish
Box Fish
Trumpetfish
Bannerfish
Flounder
Molluscs
Octopus
Crustaceans
Crayfish

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