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Hideaway Bay or Barracuda Point:
Hideaway Bay is a great wall dive and an excellent example about what diving in the Similans is like.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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A list of the best rated scuba dive sites in Thailand.

Richelieu Rock

 
 
 
 
 
Rated 5.0, 18 votes

Diving Richelieu Rock in Thailand has become world's top location for diving with whale sharks. The best season for diving with whales is from March to May when these majestic gentle but huge creatures pass by. A sighting of the largest fish living in the ocean has a ten percent success rate. These amazing creatures are rare almost everywhere in the world so consider yourself lucky if you have the opportunity to dive with them. The whales are attracted to this horse shoe shaped splintered rock p...

Hin Daeng or Red Rock

 
 
 
 
 
Rated 5.0, 8 votes

Hin Daeng or Red Rock is with depths of up to seventy meters, well beyond normal recreational diving limits, one of the deepest and most popular dive sites in Thailand. Located at eighty kilometres south of Koh Phi Phi Don Island and forty southwest of Koh Lanta, it is also one of the most remote. This underwater limestone pinnacle is located in the middle of the ocean next to its brother Purple Rock reachable by a one hour speedboat ride. Red Rock is unlike Purple Rock not completely submerged ...

Hin Muang or Purple Rock

 
 
 
 
 
Rated 4.6, 10 votes

Purple Rock or Hin Muang consists out of a series of about five submerged pinnacles heading in a southwest direction and having a maximum depth of more than sixty meters. This live-aboard dive site one hundred kilometres southeast of Phuket and thirty five south of Koh Lanta is one of the best known dive sites in the world. This limestone pinnacle has a length of more than two hundred meters and its width in some places is less than twenty meters. The name represents the enormous amount of purpl...

Sail Rock

 
 
 
 
 
Rated 4.3, 7 votes

Sail Rock or Hin Bae is considered to many divers one of the best dive sites in the Western Gulf of Thailand located in between Ko Samui, Ko Pha Ngang and Ko Tau. It is a single and large granite rock pinnacle rising to above the surface from a depth of twenty meters. It is famous for its chimney which is a vertical shaft downwards. Its entrance is at eighteen meter deep which you can either exit at ten or five meter. Other submerged rock formations are brilliant as well with one large pinnacle ...

Phuket & Krabi

 
 
 
 
 
Rated 4.2, 5 votes

Thailand is a wonderful country with some very good diving. Phuket and Krabi lie in the west next to the Andaman Sea, where the best diving in Thailand is to be found. October to April is the best time to visit this part of Thailand. Heavy rainfall hits the Andaman coast in May and continues until September. During this time, therefore, the Gulf of Thailand to the east might be a better dive destination. But still, even then the Andaman Sea often has the better visibility and coral. With an aver...

Shark Point

 
 
 
 
 
Rated 4.2, 6 votes

Sharkpoint or Hin Mu Sang is one of the dive sites located in the center of the Phuket region at twenty-five kilometres east of Phuket, only eight hundred meters from Anemone Reef and less than one kilometre from the King Cruiser Wreck. It is named after the many leopard sharks or zebra sharks that are so often seen dozing in the sand. It's easy to approach them and many divers succeed in touching their skin or fins. Don't do this as this is considered an extremely frightening experience...

Elephant's Head Rock

 
 
 
 
 
Rated 5.0, 4 votes

The fantastic dive site Elephant Head Rock or Hin Pusar is named this way, because the boulders are said to resemble the back and head of an elephant. It is located just south of Ko Similan, the largest island of the group (no 8), where several pinnacles just reach the surface. Underwater the huge boulder creates arches, caverns, gullies and many impressive tunnels. There are also four smaller swim-throughs at ten meters and one larger at twenty six meters deep. It is one of the sites where a di...

King Cruiser

 
 
 
 
 
Rated 5.0, 4 votes

The King Cruiser was an old Japanese catamaran like car ferry which was used for sightseeing trips from Phuket to Koh Phi Phi and back. It was 85 meters long, 25 meters wide and about 30 meters high, originally built in Kobe, Japan. It was bought by a Thai company in the early nineties. When she struck Anemone Reef on May 4th, 1997 she was ferrying 561 passengers and mainly cargo to the Phi Phi islands. A large hole inside its hull made the ship sink in less than 2.5 hours, just enough time for ...

Ko Ha Yai

 
 
 
 
 
Rated 5.0, 3 votes

Ko Ha is one of the most popular diving destination en route to Hin Muang and Hin Daeng. It actually are five very small islands about twenty kilometers southwest of Koh Lanta, but most tour operators choose to dive near the two large caves off Ko Ha Yai, the largest of the five islands. Both caves have huge openings making it safe for all divers to enter. Although the cave is bright enough to dive without light we strongly advice to bring one. Use your torch to take a closer look at the caves s...

Chumphon Pinnacle

 
 
 
 
 
Rated 5.0, 2 votes

Chumphon Pinnacle is named as one of the best dive sites in the southern gulf of Thailand. It is one huge granite pinnacle that starts at fifteen meters and drops down all the way below thirty meters. There you will find several smaller pinnacles which are well covered in hard and soft corals as well but lack its enormous size. To the west of the descent line you can find a narrow gorge often filled with batfish. Northeast are two small pinnacles one having a large overhang at twenty meter deep ...