Best Scuba Dive Sites in Thailand and Recommended Resorts

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Thailand tops the list as one of the must-visit places for divers around the world, as the exquisite southern seas are full of stunning marine beauty to explore.

That being said, we’ve put together a list of some of Thailand’s finest scuba diving spots for your next adventure on the water. In addition to stimulating excursions, there is also a wide range of beautiful resorts to rest and relax. From outdoor to indoor activities to restaurants, here’s where to go on your next scuba diving trip to Thailand.

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The best scuba diving sites in Thailand

Racha Islands

The Racha Islands are divided into two parts: Racha Yai and Racha Noi, six kilometers apart. These beautiful islands are loved by all divers for their breathtaking nature, similar to the Similan Islands but easier to access. Expect to see breathtaking coral reefs and the famous manta rays.

Where to stay: Amanpuri

Amanpuri offers unparalleled luxury in its all-in-one property where guests will find everything they need. Ranging from the Ocean Pavilion to the nine-bedroom Ocean Villa, all accommodations are designed with peace and privacy as a priority. If you have energy to spare, partake in at least one of the water activities before heading to the Japanese, Italian, Thai or Mediterranean restaurants inside the hotel.


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Koh Ha

Part of Mu Koh Lanta National Park, Koh Ha is known as one of the most precious gems of the Andaman Sea. Consisting of one large island, Koh Ha Yai, and five other smaller islands, this spacious scenic island spans up to nine deep-sea dive sites as well as lagoon areas that are also suitable for snorkeling .

Where to stay: Pimalai Resort & Spa

Located just 40 minutes from Koh Ha, Koh Lanta itself also boasts stunning sea and jungle scenery worth visiting. One of Koh Lanta’s most popular five-star resorts, Pimalai Resort & Spa offers the best possible view of the island with nearly a mile of beach to explore. The grand Seven Seas Restaurant also serves fresh seafood with sea views beyond the dining table.


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Koh Lipe

Explore the natural beauty and historical artifacts in the vast areas of Koh Lipe. Divers should not miss a chance to see the amazing purple coral reefs or the “Lavender Field” as well as the Yong Hua Wreck which sank 40 meters deep in the sea more than ten years ago. On rare occasions, divers may receive a warm welcome from whale sharks, evil manta rays and leopard sharks.

Where to stay: Idyllic concept complex

Idyllic Concept Resort offers a relaxing and fun vacation experience in modern rooms, suites and cabins. The boutique resort also offers delicious local specialties at The Cove Bistro restaurant as well as several outdoor and indoor activities, such as kayaking, rock climbing, snorkeling, snorkeling and scuba diving.


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Koh Wai

A little off the coast of Trat lies a peaceful island known as Koh Wai. The island welcomes all experienced divers and recreational divers to explore the marine life below, while creating the perfect sanctuary for those looking for a quiet day by the sea.

Where to stay: Sea view Koh Chang

Located 40 minutes from Koh Wai, Koh Chang is one of the most popular island destinations for tourists. If you can’t get enough of the sunset, you’ll enjoy the orange-tinged ocean views from the dazzling villas at Sea View Koh Chang. All rooms, suites, and villas are decorated with native artwork and eco-friendly innovations, but the stunning private beach and clifftop pool will always invite guests to enjoy their time at the outside.


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This story first appeared on PrestigeOnline Thailand

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