Phuket, Thailand’s largest island, has all the makings for an amazing diving holiday – in fact, it is regularly rated as one of the top ten most desirable diving locations in the world. From exploring ancient shipwrecks to getting up close and personal with an array of fantastic marine life, scuba diving in Phuket has something for every diving enthusiast.
What to See and Where to go
Most of Phuket’s best dive locations range from around 18 to 30m in depth; it’s common to find an array of underwater caves and coral gardens at these sites. Numerous tropical fish call these areas home, including the rare seahorse. ‘Shark Point’ is perhaps Phuket’s most famous diving spot, where its namesake the leopard shark and bamboo shark can be seen in number. Other popular spots include the Anemone Reef, the wreck of the King Cruiser and the underwater caverns of the Phi Phi Islands.
Choosing a convenient location for your stay can help ensure your diving trip is as fulfilling and feature-rich as possible. For example, if you are looking for a Phuket luxury villa for sale– options like the Avadina Hills by Anantara are located just a few miles out from popular diving locations and offer a list of facilities for rest and recuperation on non-dive days.
Weather and Temperature
Phuket experiences its rainy season from May to October and there is a higher likelihood of thunderstorms during this period. Even still, it tends to be sunny and warm for most days of the year. The water temperature varies between 28 and 31 degrees Celsius throughout the year.
Best Times to Visit
All this means that you’ll be fine with planning a diving trip to Phuket any time of the year – there’s always locations to visit and sights to see here. However, if you do find yourself having to decide, the period from November to April experiences the least amount of rain, meaning the sea remains flat and calm with the sun burning brightly above it.