Diving in Thailand is one of the best in Asia-Pacific with famous diving spots such as Similan Islands National Marine Park and famous dives such as Richelieu Rock in the Similans, the Surin Island, both in the Andaman Sea, but also Chumpon Pinnacle and Sail Rock in Koh Tao. Thailand is a great destination for scuba divers who love shark diving. A little less known, you can also give a try at diving in Koh Lanta.
The marine life in Thailand is mostly about whale sharks, leopard sharks, manta rays, turtles, batfish, blue-spotted ray and nudibranchs. It’s the right place to go for both beginner divers, many go to Thailand to pass their Open Water course. Due to the water temperatures, regarding scuba gear, it is most common to scuba dive there in a 3 mm wetsuit. The best time of the year is often from November to April. The best dive sites can be reached by boat.
Below you will find all my best scuba diving stories from diving in Thailand. I share my top tips on how to organise your trip, my favourites dives, what is the best itinerary or how to do it without breaking the bank. From a travel budget point of view, Thailand is a lower budget destination, so you may need to save up but not as much as you think.