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Daytrips out of Phuket


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Phuket has been a major diving destination in South East Asia for the last 10 years offering controlled diving conditions, good visibility and abundant marine life. Phuket is the largest Dive center in Thailand and the main base for Liveaboards heading for destinations in the Andaman sea. Some site are quite deep with ripping currents, depending on the time of year, but there are plenty of locations suitable for all levels of diver. Phuket is renowned as a location for diving with the very impressive whale sharks which turn up to feed in our waters every year.

Similan Daytrips  Daily 2 or 3 dive daytrips to Similan Islands with transfer from Tapla Mu to the Similan Islands by speedboat, to our dive vessel which is moored in the islands. Transfer takes about 1 hour depending on weather conditions.                                                                          

Asian Adventures invites you to join us on board MV Asian Adventurer for a day’s diving  around the beautiful Island of  Phuket. Our fully equipped, purpose built, dive boat will take you to our daily dive sites in complete comfort.

 

The Dive Sites that we visit are

  • The King Cruiser Wreck: Depth 18m-32m - This is a wreck of a local car ferry that King Cruiser Wreck sank on the 4th of May 1997 in 32 meters of water after hitting Anemone Reef. The wreck contains a huge car deck, a middle deck with salons and dining rooms and a sun deck with a very interesting captains cabin.  Lots of small fish such as lion fish, cuttle fish and crabs have already made their home in the wreck. Baracudas and other hunters are common. Batfish patrol the wreck and many lionfish hover in the shelter of the ship's structure.
    With an overall length of 85 meters the wreck offers some challenging diving for the experienced diver.

  • Shark Point: depth 19m-24m - is one of SE Asia’s top dive sites. It is home to a large number of Leopard Sharks and Whale Sharks as well as Moray Eels, Lion Fish and some Pelagics. All three pinnacles are dense with marine life from giant barrel sponges to honeycomb groupers. Slightly to the west of the northern pinnacle is a large spectacular arch saturated in brilliant soft corals. The site was named after the leopard sharks often found resting in the sandy sections.  

  • Koh Doc Mai: Depth 19m-31m - is Phuket’s top Wall Dives rich in invertebrates and tube corals. The eastern wall also features two small caves, the walls and ceiling of the larger are rich in soft corals. The western side of the island features a steeply sloping reef where Leopard Sharks, schools of fish, hard and soft corals can be seen. Black tip & white tip reef sharks have also been seen here as well as visiting Pelagics.

  • The Phi Phi Islands: Depth 16m-30m - Some of the best diving spots in Thailand are found along the shores of the Phi Phi Island group offering a whole spectrum of colorful hard and soft corals, Octopus, Lobsters, Turtles and Leopard Sharks. The larger of the two islands is Koh Phi Phi Don, a stunning island whose two halves are linked by a narrow isthmus. It is a must for any keen diver.

  • Racha Yai: Depth 17m-30m - A very popular local dive site due to its magnificent diving conditions and sheltered bays. The western side of the island is slightly superior to the east. Enjoy an exciting drift dive in the right tidal conditions over vast stag-horn coral beds. A great dive to get back into the swing of things.

  • Racha Noi: Depth 17m-40m - is the place to see Whale Sharks, Manta Rays, Leopard Sharks and Yellow Tailed Barracuda. Good multi-level dive site with both  pinnacles and large rocks with both soft and hard corals. One of the main attractions is the  bullet head parrotfish who abound at this particular site. There are plenty of corals and sea fans and the odd reef shark. This is an advanced dive site and can have some particularly hostile currents.

    Anemone Reef: depth 17m-26m - is a collection of rocky plateau's, the top of the reef being covered with sea anemones. there are many resident clownfish, shrimps and porcelain crabs. Elsewhere on the reef there are large clusters of soft corals and enormous gorgonian sea fans. The site features a healthy cross section of marine life from invertebrates to groupers. A likely place for leopard sharks.

    NOTE : Turtle Rearing Project : The marine biological center on Koh Phuket have  converted a section of its research station into a home for sea turtles, in particular the Olive Ridley. These turtles are commonly observed in the waters off the island's west coast. Numbers are still declining at an alarming rate despite the protection of Nai Yang marine park. It is claimed that 99% of all hatchlings will be consumed during the first year, primarily by birds, sharks or by one of the many carnivorous fish. The rehabilitation project was introduced over eight years ago and has been so far responsible for releasing over 50,000 juveniles back into the Andaman sea. Specimens are collected as both eggs and as baby turtles in order to protect them from collectors and  poachers. The center is located at the southern end of the island on Cape Panwa and can be visited between 10.00 & 16.00 daily.

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