Perfect for holiday divers or those who only want to dive a few times a year. This two-day course includes three theory courses, three pool courses, and two open water dives. During the course, you will learn the basics of scuba diving, including diving techniques and equipment. Upon completion, you are eligible to dive to a depth of 12 meters with a Divemaster. This course can be taken after the Discovery Scuba Diving course with further training within one year to obtain an entire Open Water Diver certification.
Keep an eye out for the unusual bryozoans—white, straw-like objects about 8 meters tall. Frequented by sharks, tuna, and giant barracuda, the most profound drop in Thailand is here. Don’t go home without going to Hin Muang, or you’ll miss out on some of the best diving in Thailand.
Hin Daeng and Hin Muang are located a long way from the Andaman Sea, 27 kilometers west of the Korean archipelago. The weather may be against you, so plan to do it at least twice.
The closest dive departure point from Similan is Gole, but you can also go from diving Phuket Thailand. You can dive into Similan on a day trip from Kaoh Lak. However, a liveaboard of at least three days would be more satisfying. Outstanding coral formation. Lots of small fish: rabbit fish, clown fish, lionfish, garden eels.
Hin Daeng is near Hin Muang and consists of walls, plateaus, and rocks. You may see leopard sharks, grey reef sharks, moray eels, barracuda, octopus, crabs, and shrimp. Nurse sharks are sometimes found in the southwest caves (about 10m), also visited by whale sharks and manta rays. Diving is amazing, not only because of the big things you might see but also because of its beautiful soft corals. Another world-class dive site not to be missed
The Andaman Sea or the Gulf of Thailand?
The best diving site in Thailand is the Andaman Sea in the country’s west. Seventeen marine national parks cover 62% of coral reefs2. Visit from October to April – all marine parks (covering the best diving areas) are closed from May to mid-October, and sites such as the Similan Islands are closed. Even in the regions that are not closed, diving from May to September is not as good as it is when it rains. During this period, it is best to visit the Gulf of Thailand in eastern Thailand.
The underwater experience is a very relaxing and beautiful place for inexperienced divers or anyone looking for a slow and hassle-free dive. It’s also an excellent spot for snorkeling; it’s not too deep and has a hidden bay.
The best dive sites on this site are near Koh Tao, although it can get very crowded. No matter your level of diving experience, Thailand has something for everyone. With over 2000 kilometers of coastline and hundreds of islands, there are reefs, walls, caves, rafts, swimming, sewers, shipwrecks, and pinnacles. Thailand is located in Southeast Asia and is easily accessible from most corners of the world. It has six international airports, but you will most likely arrive in Bangkok.