A diver’s paradise, Thailand has something to offer to everyone. From the experienced diver to the newbie, Thailand’s clear waters, diverse marine life, and abundance of dive schools and excursions invite everyone to jump into the water.
Thailand is famous for some of the best ranked diving sites in the entire world. This is certainly not surprising for a country with the amazing weather and fabulous beaches here.
If you are looking for amazing sightings, search no further than Richelieu Rock. With so many documented whale shark sightings, divers come hoping to add their own experience to the list. However, even if the sharks don’t show themselves, there is a good chance to sight barracudas and manta rays, as well as giant trevallies and dogtooth tunas. Porcelain crabs, tiger tail sea horses, and harlequin shrimp, among others, call this area home. In addition to the amazing fish that live here, the purple coral found here is also an amazing sight to behold.
One of the few vertical walls in Thailand can be found diving Koh Bon. This amazing view boasts incredible coral formations that must be seen to be believed. Colors and hues of coral that dazzle the eyes are seen here, painted so many shades of yellow and blue, as well as the more common pink and purple. Schools of fish swim through the seafans, and many manta ray sightings have occurred here. Fans of the sharks that live in the waters of Thailand will not be disappointed here. Leopard sharks have been spotted here.
Koh Bon Pinnacle
Divers looking for that unique experience should take the trip to Koh Bon Pinnacle. This exquisite rock formation sports 2 pinnacles. On a clear day divers find a 360 degree panorama around the rock. Animals you might see here include several types of sharks: leopard sharks, blacktip reef sharks and white tip reef sharks. Many types of rays have been spotted here as well, including mantas and eagles. Moray eels, octopus, and mantis shrimp, as well as many other species can be seen at this off the beaten path dive site.
Koh Tachai boasts an underwater ridge like none other. Coral, fan, tropical fish, rays, leopard and nurse sharks, hawksbill turtles and more call this island home. Whale sharks and manta rays visit often. When finished with the dive, rest up on the amazing and beautiful beach on the northeast shore. Secluded save one lonely ranger station, this beach offers relaxation at its finest.
Koh Tachai Pinnacle
Koh Tachai has a somewhat more popular pinnacle than Koh Bon. Entering Koh Tachai often takes place near the pinnacle. Here a domed coral garden is surrounded by large granite boulders. It is spectacular to witness.
With its large number of islands and beaches, Thailand offers some of the best diving in the world. Divers must grab their gear and dive in.