Welcome to Sunrise Divers Phuket

Scuba Diving in Thailand with Sunrise Divers in Phuket - Liveaboards to the Similan Islands, Richelieu Rock, Hin Daeng and Myanmar on the best liveaboards in Thailand. You'll find options to suit every budget from backpacker to luxury. Liveaboard dive boats operate to the Similan Islands and Myanmar from the end of October to early May. We also book liveaboards in other areas of Southeast Asia such as Komodo and Raja Ampat.

Sunrise Divers also offers our guests a wide variety of year-round day trips and dive boat charters around Phuket and the Phi Phi Islands. Our friendly team of dive instructors teach PADI diving courses at our 5 Star Dive Centre located at Karon Beach, Phuket since 1999. Whatever your diving needs, please do contact Sunrise Divers today - we are always here to help!

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Luxury Liveaboards

The very best liveaboards in the region with trips to the Similan Islands, Mergui Archipelago and Indonesia. These are the most luxurious top class boats with top quality comfort and service.

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Best Value Liveaboards

These boats are our best sellers, all high standard boats at a great price. Boats in this price range often have several cabin types to suit different budgets and these boats always fill up early.

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Budget Liveaboards

Diving is not just for people with lots of money! Thailand in particular is a very popular location for lower budget liveaboard trips on a variety of boats that will absolutely not break the bank!

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Special Offer Liveaboards

Many boats have early bird offers – book well in advance and save money on your next liveaboard trip. We suggest early booking for all trips because liveaboard diving is so popular these days.

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If you have any questions about liveaboard options, please contact Sunrise Divers. No time to look through our web site? Simply send a quick email or call us. Tell us what you need and we'll do our very best for you. With nearly 20 years of diving experience in the region we can offer you balanced, impartial advice and help you choose the best liveaboard boats to suit your needs.

Thailand, Myanmar & Indonesia's Best Diving Locations

The Thailand liveaboard high season is from October to May. All liveaboard schedules are online for the coming season from mid October 2018 up to May 2019. Our Phuket dive center is also open during low season for day trips and PADI courses. Start planning your dive trip now! Liveaboard diving in Thailand is as popular as ever - early booking is highly recommended, especially for the more popular boats, though you can sometimes find last minute trips. There are also several boats with trips into the remote Mergui Archipelago in Burma (Myanmar).

Indonesia (Komodo and Raja Ampat) liveaboard schedules are also online right through 2018. Komodo is the best place to dive during the summer May - October. Raja Ampat is the best Indonesia option from November - April. If you are looking for a liveaboard in Thailand, Burma or Indonesia, we hope to hear from you soon!

Thailand Liveaboard Locations

Thailand Liveaboard Locations

The famous Similan Islands National Park and Richelieu Rock (part of the Surin Islands National Park) are the most popular destinations for Thailand liveaboards with some trips also covering Hin Daeng and the Phi Phi Islands.

Indonesia Liveaboard Locations

Indonesia Liveaboard Locations

Liveaboards visit 2 main areas among the many islands of Indonesia - Komodo, famous for it's dragons and Raja Ampat which is called the 'Cradle of Biodiversity'. Diving is spectacular, marine life anything from pygmy seahorses to manta rays!

Mergui Archipelago

Myanmar Liveaboard Locations

The Mergui Archipelago is largely uninhabited, with hundreds of islands stretching 400km up the West coast of Myanmar. You might not even see another dive boat during your trip - dive Myanmar now before it really opens up to mass tourism!


Dive The Similan Islands

The Andaman Sea, separated from the Bay of Bengal by the Andaman-Nicobar Ridge, is part of the Indian Ocean. Thailand's long Andaman coast extends for about 500 km from the Surin Islands near Thailand's border with Burma to Tarutao National Park bordering Malaysia. Hundreds of islands are reached by boat from Phuket, many of them uninhabited and fringed with spectacular coral reefs. To see the real Thailand, get off the beaten track and away from the tourist beaches.

Phuket Thailand is the centre of all this beauty, and from here you can arrange PADI diving courses, liveaboard scuba safaris or a variety of day and overnight dive tours. The Similan Islands national marine park to the Northwest of Phuket is one of the best scuba diving destinations in the world - Thailand liveaboards, day trips and overnight tours are all available. Dive liveaboards into the more remote Mergui Archipelago in Myanmar (Burma) are also available on a few boats.

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Travel, General Info & Weather

Situated 8 degrees north of the Equator, Phuket's warm tropical climate is tempered by cool easterly breezes from November to April, and by fresh south westerly "monsoon" winds in summer months. Phuket weather is good for scuba diving almost the whole year, but is better from November to April, which is our main diving and liveaboard season on the west coast of Thailand. Divers can expect some wet and windy days during May - October, but it's often quite sunny. The "low" summer holiday season can be a great time for diving in Phuket, since you find less divers under water, and much lower hotel prices.

Phuket is the largest island in Thailand and well known as a tourism and diving destination. Just a short hop by jet from Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur or Singapore, with daily flights to most major Asian cities, Phuket is ideally situated for a short dive holiday or relaxing Phuket vacation (with a few dives!). Time is GMT +7 hours, 1 hour behind Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia. For more general information try visiting our Phuket Travel, Phuket Map or FAQ pages.

The Diving Environment In Thailand

The fringing coral reefs of the Phuket diving area include some of the best in the world and are home to over 100 reef fish species. There are more than 200 species of hard corals playing their part in building this incredible underwater ecosystem, and an undetermined number of soft coral species. Hundreds of species of pelagic (open water) fish find their home in the rich waters of Thailand, including Manta rays and the majestic Whaleshark. Best season for whale sharks is March - May, at dive sites such as Hin Daeng and Richelieu Rock, reached by liveaboards from Phuket. 2014 - 2016 were the best whaleshark seasons for 15 years with sightings right through the year.

The variety and abundance of reef fish in the Andaman Sea can sometimes be quite breathtaking. More dive site information at Thailand Dive Sites. The underwater reefs of the Andaman Sea in Thailand and Burma are a natural treasure that we can all help to preserve. We hope to see you here for some great diving very soon!

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