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Dive Seasons - Thailand and Indonesia

 

We are asked this kind of question regularly .... "When is the best time to come to dive in Thailand?" or "Is July a good time to dive in Komodo?". We get a lot of enquiries for the Similan Islands in the summer, when they are closed, and people wanting to dive Komodo in January which is the rainy season there, so it's best to have a reference on the website, hopefully it will help people to plan a diving trip in Thailand or Indonesia. If you are a diver, find out first where the best diving is to be found at what time of year!

Thailand Diving Season

There are actually 2 main seasons in Thailand. We are on the west coast, with the Andaman Sea as our playground. The Similan islands is the main liveaboard destination, though there are also liveaboards to Burma and also day trips and overnight trips around local dive sites near Phuket and Phi Phi. The season for diving the Similan islands is November to April. The Similan islands national park is officially closed from May 15th to November 1st, though sometimes there are a few liveaboards in late October and early May. So if you are looking for a liveaboard, think November to April. For local day trips around Phuket and Phi Phi, you can come year round. Generally the weather is better in the high season, but May to October you get a lot of good weather too, and hotel prices are very low.

Indonesia Diving Season

Now, Indonesia is a big country so the weather is not the same everywhere .... We offer liveaboard trips in two areas, and they have different seasons. Komodo - there are trips from March to December with the best time being May to October - just the opposite of the Similan islands in Thailand. A Komodo trip can be combined with some relaxing in Bali, as the liveaboards depart either from Bali, or from Labuan Bajo, reached by a short domestic flight from Bali. And for Raja Ampat it's the other way around - best time is November to April.

So there is year round great diving in Indonesia and Thailand! Just pay attention to the seasons. if you want the best in Thailand (Similan islands) or want to dive in Burma, then it's November to April. Komodo - May to October. Raja Ampat is November to April.

Thailand and Indonesia Liveaboards

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