Liveaboard Diving in Thailand

Diving in Thailand gives scuba divers the chance to experience the lush underwater life of the Andaman Sea with relative ease and comfort.

Liveaboard diving in Thailand offers enough to tempt any serious diver, with healthy reefs, schools of fish, barracuda, whale sharks, and manta rays. But the country's food, people, and landscapes put the icing on the cake. It's no wonder that Thailand is a world favourite for divers and Southeast Asia-lovers alike, who return year after year for affordable liveaboard dive trips to incredible underwater destinations. Thailand is filled with some of the world's best dive sites, the most popular areas being Koh Tao and Koh Samui in the Gulf of Thailand, Koh Phi Phi, Koh Lanta and Phuket in the Andaman Sea.

The marine life in Thailand, given its location on the edge of the Coral Triangle, is extremely varied and the corals are very healthy. The Similan Islands, Richelieu Rock and its whale sharks, Mergui Archipelago and its undisturbed Burmese waters, and the southern pinnacles off Phuket promise dramatic underwater topography and a wealth of marine life. The relative closeness of these destinations to the Thai mainland makes Thailand the perfect country for a short or long liveaboard dive safari to the Similans or southern destinations like Koh Phi Phi, Koh Lipe, and Koh Lanta National Marine Park.


Liveaboard diving in the Similan Islands is the peak of Thailand dive experiences. Its huge granite boulders with caverns and arches offer shark diving, schools of fish, huge sea fans, and general world-class quality of habitats and species. Elephant Head Rock, West of Six, and Christmas Point are only a few of the 20 plus dive sites. Similan scuba diving varies in difficulty, but currents in certain areas makes them better-suited for experienced divers. Lush greenery and white sand beaches ring the nine islands, completing the view from above water. Liveaboard boats diving at Richelieu Rock will bring you to the pelagics capital of Thailand. Around this limestone pinnacle jutting from the depths of the ocean, upwellings rich with plankton invite whale sharks, mantas and barracudas, not to mention the macro-life hiding amongst Richelieu's famous purple soft corals and sea fans. The strong currents here call for experienced divers. Koh Tachai and Koh Bon, members of the Similan Island National Park, are often visited en route to Richelieu and offer more pelagics, Napoleon Wrasse, and even night diving for macro-critters.

A Liveaboard dive tour in the Andaman Islands includes the crown jewels of Thailand diving (Similans and Richelieu), but they don't stop there. One additional highlight of these trips is the lush Surin Islands, where non-divers and divers alike are bewitched by the small cove beaches, island wildlife, and accessible snorkelling sites- not to mention the highest hard coral diversity in Thailand. Another incredible North Andaman dive area is the Mergui Archipelago of Burma, which opened to divers in the late 1990s; its undisturbed ecosystem offers the whole range from huge pelagics down to tiny macro-critters. Experienced divers will be best suited to week-long North Andaman itineraries, which visit some remote destinations with currents and open water. North Andaman liveaboards run from October through May for best visibility and surface conditions. The water temperature averages a comfortable 27-30°C. Usually, North Andaman liveaboard itineraries include the Similan Island, Richelieu Rock, the Surin Islands, and sometimes south Burma, depending on the itinerary length. Liveaboard diving in the South Andaman Sea presents a wealth of offerings just off the front door of Phuket. Leading the way are Hin Daeng and Hin Muang, underwater pinnacles covered with carpets of anemones, sponges, and sea fans, which host regular whale sharks and manta rays. Experienced divers are best suited to the currents swirling around these pinnacles. South Andaman liveaboards also visit Koh Ha and Koh Rok; these uninhabited, white-sand islands offer one of the best-preserved coral reefs in the country. Entry-level divers can find their niche in the South Andaman, where dive certification courses are offered on Phuket and Koh Phi Phi. The length of liveaboard itineraries in the South Andaman Sea ranges from two to six nights, giving entry-level divers a chance to experience a liveaboard along with more seasoned enthusiasts. The budget ranges from about 150 to over 400 euros per night, and the boats are M/V or S/V diving yachts. Trips usually run from April through October, departing from Chalong pier in Phuket or Pak Bara pier near the town of Hat Yai.

More about diving in Thailand

  • Thailand offers a variety of dive sites from fringing reefs, deep drop-offs, wrecks, walls, caverns, tunnels, pinnacles and open ocean adventures.
  • Submerge at Koh Phi Phi's coral gardens and limestone slopes, hosting everything from seahorses to sharks.
  • Wreck dive in Khao Lak on your way out to the North Andaman Sea.
  • Dive the untouched Mergui Archipelago in Burma, newly open to diving and rich with life.
  • Koh Tachai hosts pelagics just like Richelieu- dive here for mantas, whale sharks, tuna, and fun underwater topography.
  • Koh Bon is a premier manta site, but it also adds reef sharks and macro to the mix.
  • Lose yourself in the profusion of marine life on and around Hin Daeng and Hin Muang's vertical cliffs.
  • Maximize your dives per day by living onboard and have dive sites on your doorstep daily.

Ports of departure and how to get there

North Andaman liveaboard trips usually depart from Khao Lak or Phuket. Getting to Phuket is easy with a 1 hour flight from Bangkok or direct international flights from Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, Singapore, and other Southeast Asian destinations. Phuket is also reachable by train, bus, and car within Thailand. Hat Yai can be reached by domestic or select international flights (from Kuala Lumpur). Trains and buses run to Hat Yai from within Thailand, and even from Malaysia. Khao Lak can also be reached from Bangkok by overnight buses headed toward Phuket, but make sure they're taking a route that allows you to disembark in Khao Lak.

Getting to Khao Lak is easy by car or bus from Phuket, about 70 kilometres to the south. The travel time is roughly one hour. Khao Lak has no airport. For entry-level divers, Khao Lak's proximity to the Similan Islands makes it a great place to combine a PADI Open Water course with amazing day trips to Thailand's premier Andaman dive destination.

Divers with extra time in Phuket can visit the pristine coral garden of Shark Point or the Kingcruiser Wreck, not to mention taking advantage of nightlife, food, and land tour options. If you're planning a dive certification trip, Phuket or its neighbours (Koh Phi Phi, Koh Lanta), are the perfect locations for your PADI Open Water course

Best Time to Travel

The best time to dive in Thailand is year-round. However, the peak Thailand diving season for the Gulf of Thailand is from May through September and from October through April for the Andaman Sea. The water temperature in Thailand ranges from 28 degrees Celsius (82 Fahrenheit) to 30 degrees Celsius (86 Fahrenheit). Visibility in Thailand's waters is optimum throughout the area with an average of 30 meters (100 feet). Diving depths will typically vary depending on the dive site, but usually, do not exceed 36 meters (120 feet). Currents are usually mild and the overall air temperature is hot with high humidity.


Thailand Diving Reviews

  • 9.0 Superb
  • 521 Verified Reviews
  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • John K
  • United States United States

Thailand was beautiful. Diving was perfect. Something to see at every stop. Will be back!

Diving Thailand in December on the Bavaria

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Cameron S
  • United States United States

Because of Richelieu rock, amazing. We thought the rest of the Surins and Koh Tachai were merely mediocre due to a) our poor luck, not seeing any larger marine life like rays, turtles, and eels, and b) the unfortunate bleaching and damage that is present on most of the reefs in those areas.

Diving Thailand in January on the Andaman

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Carol E
  • United States United States

Thailand has so much to offer when it comes to diving. It's a must for all divers.

Diving Thailand in January on the Pawara

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Robert M
  • United States United States

Loved it. A wonderful country and people, so warm and accommodating.

Diving Thailand in February on the Bavaria

  • 9.2 Superb
  • William R
  • United States United States

I’ve only ever dived in Koh Tao and the Andaman - perhaps I keep coming back (from New York no less) for a reason. For the price and convenience (nitrox, water temp, etc) it’s tough to beat

Diving Thailand in February on the Blue Dolphin

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Brittany S
  • United States United States

Phenomenal

Diving Thailand in February on the Sawasdee Fasai

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Jennifer R
  • United States United States

I am an underwater photographer and I absolutely got my money’s worth, and more!!

Diving Thailand in February on the The Phinisi

  • 8.0 Very good
  • RAVI T
  • United States United States

Overall, Thailand offers great liveaboard diving experience and for me it's only 4 hours from India.

Diving Thailand in February on the Bavaria

  • 9.2 Superb
  • ERIC R
  • United States United States

Thailand diving is fantastic. The country is beautiful. The people are extremely friendly and helpful. No scams- no hassles- just good times!

Diving Thailand in March on the DiveRACE Class E

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Kimberli M
  • United States United States

Fantastic. The soft corals were breathtaking.

Diving Thailand in March on the Bavaria

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Thomas O
  • United States United States

The reefs have ample life and good corals but no sharks anywhere.

Diving Thailand in April on the The Phinisi

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Mary S
  • United States United States

I would come again…affordable, comfortable, lots of fish, crew was very accommodating.

Diving Thailand in April on the DiveRACE Class E

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Leonard P
  • United States United States

Overall, very good. I wish the visibility was a bit better, however, I knew that April is the end of the season so visibility was going to be limited

Diving Thailand in April on the Sawasdee Fasai

  • 8.0 Very good
  • Herman A
  • United States United States

lower vis, but certainly a vast variety. enjoyable. boats very respectful and don't pile drivers in on one another

Diving Thailand in May on the Merdeka 3

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Michael R
  • United States United States

Absolutely amazing soft corals and tons of fish! If you’re looking for big animals try during the winter months in the northern andaman sea!

Diving Thailand in July on the Krishna

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Mark F
  • United States United States

I would return again, but perhaps in January when the water is warmer and clearer.

Diving Thailand in December on the Pawara

  • 8.0 Very good
  • Kellyann N
  • United States United States

Diving was so cool, so many things to see and experience

Diving Thailand in December on the The Junk

  • 8.0 Very good
  • Andrew F
  • United States United States

This side of Thailand is so different from Koh Tao. The Andaman Sea and Surin/Similan are so much healthier and alive than other parts (Koh Tao) and because they’re harder to get to and in a national park, there are fewer divers to contend with. They also offer more challenging diving environments, which help build skills and experience. Some truly gorgeous top-side islands to see and visit during dive breaks too, a true slice of paradise. I would highly recommend!

Diving Thailand in December on the Sawasdee Fasai

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Karis L
  • United States United States

Good climate, very friendly people, incredible value for the low price

Diving Thailand in December on the The Phinisi

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Robert Y
  • United States United States

Some of the dives were better than others, but the best were Richelieu Rock and Boon Sung wreck. Overall experience was excellent

Diving Thailand in January on the Deep Andaman Queen

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Bianca G
  • United States United States

Wish I had seen bigger creatures such as sharks and big rays but the amount and variety were awesome!

Diving Thailand in January on the Pawara

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Matthew P
  • United States United States

Lots to see with unfortunate visibility at times.

Diving Thailand in January on the Pawara

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Susan R
  • United States United States

Great. Very clear water at all the sites and lots of marine life.

Diving Thailand in January on the Dolphin Queen

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Kendra R
  • United States United States

Excellent! Currents at times, but loads of fish, healthy coral, and variety of types of dives.

Diving Thailand in February on the Sea World 1

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Ruben B
  • Australia Australia

Amazing, from macro to night diving to seeing so much unique aquatic life, we were not disappointed.

Diving Thailand in December on the Andaman

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • lisa C
  • Canada Canada

Good for macro when viz is good and the current is weak. Dives are mostly deep at 20-28 metres for most dives. Some sites allow you to shallow up towards the end of the dive, but be prepared to do safety stop in open water.

Diving Thailand in December on the Smiling Seahorse

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • YIE THYNG BERNICE T
  • Singapore Singapore

awesome! except one part in koh bon, dead corals like a “graveyard” for corals :( very sad

Diving Thailand in December on the Sawasdee Fasai

  • 8.4 Very good
  • David D
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Very good but poor visibility.

Diving Thailand in December on the Manta Queen 8

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Gino K
  • South Korea South Korea

We love the food and the people. The water is beautiful, with great weather and clear night skies.

Diving Thailand in December on the The Phinisi

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • YOUKYOUNG J
  • South Korea South Korea

It was sad I couldn't see big marine lifes, but I was very satisfied!

Diving Thailand in December on the Pawara

  • 8.4 Very good
  • Seungsub P
  • South Korea South Korea

가성비가 좋고 다소 심심했어요.

Diving Thailand in December on the Sawasdee Fasai

  • 5.2 Review score
  • Thomas W
  • France France

Overall great visibility and so much to see underwater.

Diving Thailand in December on the Merdeka 3

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Lynn T
  • Canada Canada

enjoyed it, good value for money, Thailand is so friendly

Diving Thailand in December on the Camic

  • 8.4 Very good
  • Tomasz T
  • Poland Poland

It's decent diving but not the best in the world.

Diving Thailand in December on the Manta Queen 2

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Carolin W
  • Germany Germany

Can not recommend day dives. Do liveaboards instead to avoid mass tourism

Diving Thailand in January on the Bavaria

  • 9.2 Superb
  • ANDREW M
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

One of the best places I have dived to date for coral and sea life

Diving Thailand in January on the Camic

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Elisabeth U
  • Austria Austria

First bit of a shock- crowded, very touristic, trips to Similans quite full, divers not as experienced as in more remote regions of Asia.would not recommend daytrips with 60 other divers on board. Schedule of dives very night,officially 50 min divetimelimit, last dive of the day sometimes 40min- depending in guide( I was most of the time lucky with mine and my group)

Diving Thailand in January on the Manta Queen 7

  • 7.2 Good
  • Hayley L
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Ok, declined a lot sincemy last visit, there used to be a lot of reef sharks and leopard sharks but we didn’t see any

Diving Thailand in January on the Sawasdee Fasai

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Elisabeth U
  • Austria Austria

Southern trips more relaxed, not so crowded, long distance to travel( often by night) beautiful views of islands, reefs in very good condition

Diving Thailand in January on the Manta Queen 8

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Andrea B
  • Argentina Argentina

A Great experience. I loved the coral gardens and the incredible amount of colourful fishes!

Diving Thailand in January on the Manta Queen 2

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Yi Yun C
  • Taiwan Taiwan

It’s cool and the visibility is great. I would like to visit this place again

Diving Thailand in January on the Manta Queen 2

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • sebastian L
  • Australia Australia

Excellent, just a bit surprised how much dead coral was in some areas, the locals said it's due to the water temperature decreased in some spots, you can feel it underwater the change from 28 celcius to 24 which was another great experience seen the water blurry

Diving Thailand in January on the Marco Polo

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Abbie D
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Surprising amount of coral and sea life. Really great diving.

Diving Thailand in January on the Merdeka 3

  • 7.2 Good
  • Lars F
  • Germany Germany

Nice diving, mostly good view, but nothing exciting for a spoiled diver, unfortunately nothing big

Diving Thailand in January on the Sawasdee Fasai

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Lydia C
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Better than expected. Warm water and clear visibility. Plenty of sealife. Some strong currents.

Diving Thailand in January on the Pawara

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Filippa K
  • Sweden Sweden

Overall great diving experience, mostly really good visibility and a very alive marine life

Diving Thailand in February on the Gentle Giant

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Marion B
  • Netherlands Netherlands

Great! Warm waters, visibility good (although not as good as I had expected; full moon had something to do with that I'm sure).

Diving Thailand in February on the Andaman

  • 5.6 Review score
  • Philipp L
  • Sweden Sweden

Diving in Thailand is easy and relaxing. Also generally Thailand is a very laid back and easy place to travel to. Can be recommended to divers of any level.

Diving Thailand in February on the Manta Queen 8

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Kathleen H
  • Australia Australia

I loved diving in Thailand - there is so much diversity even between different sites on the same island.

Diving Thailand in February on the Manta Queen 3

  • 8.4 Very good
  • Oliver F
  • Australia Australia

Amazing culture and beautiful people. The underwater is just as good.

Diving Thailand in February on the Manta Queen 3

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • David T
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Good overall but not great. Dive sites are good/interesting but not amazing.

Diving Thailand in February on the Sawasdee Fasai

  • 7.6 Good
  • Roxanne L
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Nice but not remarkable, didn’t see whale sharks or mantas :(

Diving Thailand in February on the Gentle Giant

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Meghan M
  • Canada Canada

We loved diving in Thailand. We have gone diving in the Gulf of Thailand and Andaman, and definitely prefer the Andaman.

Diving Thailand in February on the Andaman

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Charlotte M
  • Australia Australia

Fun and comfortable temperature

Diving Thailand in February on the Deep Andaman Queen

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Gaetane L
  • Belgium Belgium

Good but no pelagic

Diving Thailand in March on the Bavaria

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Harald B
  • Germany Germany

It had been again a wonderful experience tinder marine live in solid condition, in spite a lot of environmental challenges and a still low ecological sustainable behavior in general. All dive centers we dives with ace as solid role model which I appreciated

Diving Thailand in March on the Camic

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Warren L
  • Mauritius Mauritius

Beautiful and rich, full of life and colors!

Diving Thailand in March on the DiveRACE Class E

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Jonathan S
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Excellent but not quite the same level as Indonesia or Philippines.

Diving Thailand in March on the DiveRACE Class E

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • HANEUL K
  • South Korea South Korea

Value for money enough, hope to come again

Diving Thailand in March on the Pawara

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Gary B
  • New Zealand New Zealand

It was great but unfortunately, no Manta's or Whale Sharks on this trip.

Diving Thailand in March on the Sawasdee Fasai

  • 8.4 Very good
  • Tzu Hung H
  • Taiwan Taiwan

It's a relaxing diving journey to me, you don't need to to worry too much including local transportation, food hygiene and most importantly personal safety.

Diving Thailand in March on the Manta Queen 8

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Sebastian S
  • Germany Germany

Very nice diving. It’s important to always remember, you’re not going to the zoo, what you see depends on many factors, and 99% of those are out of the control of the dive operator. If the places I’ve dived, Thailand ranks in the middle to upper third. If you want to see lots of sharks you probably need to head elsewhere.

Diving Thailand in March on the Smiling Seahorse

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Maria T
  • Germany Germany

Good

Diving Thailand in April on the The Junk

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Michael G
  • France France

Excellente, j'ai même vu un requin baleine dans le golfe de la Thailande

Diving Thailand in April on the Andaman

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Lai Shan L
  • Hong Kong Hong Kong

Good. Visibility varies but saw a lot of different marine life.

Diving Thailand in April on the Pawara

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Darren C
  • Australia Australia

Diving in Thailand is always amazing and safe.

Diving Thailand in April on the Camic

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Po Ling L
  • Malaysia Malaysia

Not too bad. Current was strong and visibility not too good due to the weather.

Diving Thailand in May on the Dolphin Queen

  • 8.4 Very good
  • . Chuiki J
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Great first experience - I had prayed to see some manta rays and whale sharks as I like bigger marine life but was a bit sad it was no longer the season or not common

Diving Thailand in May on the Andaman

  • 4.4 Review score
  • Zoé S
  • Netherlands Netherlands

Despite the rainy season impacting the visibility (some dives <5 meters) the micro marine life is diverse and colorful.

Diving Thailand in July on the Krishna

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Enrique H
  • Spain Spain

Good! Even saw a big Manta :)

Diving Thailand in August on the Merdeka 3

  • 9.2 Superb
  • CHI LIN W
  • Taiwan Taiwan

能見度不錯 生物量非常豐富 常有冷流經過

Diving Thailand in October on the Manta Queen 3

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Nicolas Lorenzo T
  • Germany Germany

Great experience and beautiful dive sites but sometimes currents hit us quite strong

Diving Thailand in November on the Dolphin Queen

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Rafael Cesar M
  • Brazil Brazil

All the dives were great. We saw a lot of marine life, and the guides were very friendly and provided excellent assistance.

Diving Thailand in November on the Smiling Seahorse

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Jie Qiang T
  • Singapore Singapore

Great! Visibility could be affected due to thermoclines which occurs all year round but that is just the nature of the environment!

Diving Thailand in November on the Manta Queen 3

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Ivan S
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Great diving, great atmosphere, great food

Diving Thailand in November on the Camic

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Adeline L
  • Singapore Singapore

Dives were less than ideal compared to previous trips due to thermocline and poorer visibility. Dive and boat crew made up for it though!

Diving Thailand in November on the Manta Queen 2

  • 8.4 Very good
  • Tom B
  • Switzerland Switzerland

Very good. Not as good as I remember due to average visibility and thermoclines but I really enjoyed this trip.

Diving Thailand in November on the Andaman

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Pavel V
  • Canada Canada

If there is a divers heaven on earth, this is it. Thailand diving rightfully has the reputation as one of the best diving sites in the world.

Diving Thailand in December on the Gentle Giant

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Pippa A
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Slightly disappointed with the vis and were unlucky so didn’t see much ‘big stuff’ but otherwise some great diving.

Diving Thailand in December on the Pawara

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Zhi Kai C
  • Singapore Singapore

Amazing fishy waters:)

Diving Thailand in December on the Andaman

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Alwin O
  • Netherlands Netherlands

I saw a lot of dead coral, comparing with eg. Egypt. Next time I wish to dive only at Richelieu quality diving spots.

Diving Thailand in December on the Dolphin Queen

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Andres O
  • Estonia Estonia

There were some cold masses of murky currents moving around, impacting viz, but otherwise really enjoyable diving :)

Diving Thailand in December on the Blue Dolphin

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Chang wei C
  • Singapore Singapore

Very good

Diving Thailand in December on the Blue Dolphin

  • 7.2 Good
  • Alexandra C
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Good reefs lots of fish, some strong currents and wavy conditions made getting into the boat again challenging at times.

Diving Thailand in December on the Lucky Marine Liveaboard

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • miho S
  • Japan Japan

Corals are very well maintained compared to other diving site.

Diving Thailand in December on the Blue Dolphin

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • David Agustin C
  • Finland Finland

Best value for money, and obscene amount of marvelous marine life!

Diving Thailand in December on the Dolphin Queen

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Benjamin C
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

8/10. Exceptional marine diversity. Reasonable visibility throughout trip. A number of thermoclines, which was unusual according to other more regular divers to the area. Overall would definitely do e in Thailand again.

Diving Thailand in December on the Peterpan

  • 7.6 Good
  • Juhee P
  • South Korea South Korea

There were some sections with poor visibility, but overall it was a satisfactory dive.

Diving Thailand in December on the Manta Queen 5

  • 6.4 Review score
  • Kiyoshi N
  • Japan Japan

It was good but the visibility can be an issue.

Diving Thailand in January on the Sawasdee Fasai

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Peter M
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Spectacular even with reduced visibility

Diving Thailand in January on the DiveRACE Class E

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Tim G
  • Switzerland Switzerland

Overall it was a good trip but with better visibility it would have been fantastic

Diving Thailand in January on the DiveRACE Class E

  • 6.8 Review score
  • Lynn V
  • Canada Canada

Unfortunately it wasn't as good as previous times in the area... the conditions were poor visibility though the currents were ok.

Diving Thailand in January on the Pawara

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Tanya L
  • Australia Australia

Positive, very rich marine life

Diving Thailand in January on the Giamani

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Charlotte V
  • Netherlands Netherlands

Super! Maybe I didn’t have the best luck with visibility, but it was still super amazing

Diving Thailand in January on the Andaman

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Claudia S
  • Austria Austria

Unfortunately no big fish, but the small ones are plentiful.

Diving Thailand in January on the Manta Queen 1

  • 8.0 Very good
  • Qijun Y
  • Singapore Singapore

Probably not in the best season as the visibility was really poor. Water is full of jellyfish and it's hazardous to dive in. Dive sites are good and marine life is healty

Diving Thailand in January on the Pawara

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Lauren E
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Unfortunately i wasn't prepared for the terrible visibility in Thailand. Due to this perhaps, we didn't get to see any large animals which we were hoping for. However, the coral reefs were predominantly in good health and there was an abundance of other marine life, just no mantas or whale sharks! There are a lot of other dive boats so very usual to see other groups underwater but we were generally able to avoid them

Diving Thailand in February on the Gentle Giant

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Jasper P
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Amazing as always, though we had some poor visibility this trip.

Diving Thailand in February on the Andaman

  • 8.4 Very good
  • Simon R
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Overall was very pleasant. But many days of poor visibility and no very big stuff seen like Mantas or Whale sharks

Diving Thailand in February on the The Phinisi

  • 7.2 Good
  • Jamie W
  • Canada Canada

The diving in Thailand overall is fine. Certainly, Similans and Richelieu stood out as exceptional when compared with Phi Phi, Railay and Koh Lipe.

Diving Thailand in February on the Lucky Marine Liveaboard