You already know probably that Thailand is well known for scuba diving in which there is warm and calm waters. Also, you will be able to find so many beautiful marine life and this would make the scuba diving experience more enjoyable. Moreover, you must know that the diving experience here is quite cheap as compared to going for a dive in Europe or the Caribbean. But for safety, you must find a reliable dive operator.
So that you will be able to get the most out of your diving experience in Thailand, you must know when and where you should go. You must keep in mind that not all the dive sites in Thailand are available throughout the year so you should do some careful planning.
Similan Islands are known to be one of the favorite destinations. They are a group of uninhabited islands in Thai’s western coast. The Similans are actually visited by the liveaboard boats from Phuket and Khao Lak in which the divers are going to sleep and eat and they would dive on the boat for several days. Often, the liveaboard would last for four days and four nights and allows the divers to get 14 dives.
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The Similans are an excellent place where you can learn to dive because going for the liveaboard trip will let the new diver to enjoy lots of practice by doing several dives. It is quite important that you are taught by a good liveaboard operator who has full PADI certification and also experienced instructors. Make sure that you ask the operator about the newness of the scuba equipment and the staff qualifications.
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You must be aware that the Similan Islands are just open to the divers from October to May each year. The monsoon seasons actually arrive around June to September and this would provide rough seas and you will also not get safe diving.
Also, you can visit the tiny island which is in the eastern coast of Thailand and this is called the home of the Full Moon parties. Know that Koh Tao is actually a four-hour ferry ride from Surat Thani. This is a fantastic island for the divers and if you want a chilled out escape. This is still uncrowded even if this is really popular. Also, there are many dive shops which are providing diving daytrips and there are also very few scheduled liveaboards though they sometimes happen.
If you would like to have such Thailand diving trip, then you must plan the time of the year that you will go there and also decide if you want to go for a daytrip and just go back to your hotel at night or you want a liveaboard trip.