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Scuba Diving in Thailand

Sunrise Divers is your Phuket Thailand scuba diving dive center for all your diving needs. We offer scuba diving courses in Phuket for beginners and advanced divers. Daily Phuket dive tours and Thailand liveaboards. Dive safaris to the Similan Islands, Richelieu Rock and Hin Daeng/Hin Muang. You find here options to suit every budget from backpacker to luxury. Liveaboard dive boats operate from Phuket and Khao Lak to the Similan Islands from mid-October to mid-May.

Thailand Liveaboards from Phuket & Khao Lak

Thailand Diving Liveaboards to the Similan Islands and South Andaman are available from Phuket and Khao Lak. The most popular tour is the 4 days and 4 nights liveaboard cruise with diving at Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and the Richelieu Rock. Shorter dive tours like the Similan 2 days / 1 night and the Similan 3 days / 2 nights trip with early departures has become very popular as well. The main diving season in Phuket and the west coast of Thailand is from October to May. Sunrise Divers in Phuket Thailand is offering full programs of scuba diving tours. From day trips and overnight trips up to 4 days and 6 days. Even longer liveaboard diving cruises to Similan, Surin, Richelieu Rock, Hin Daeng and Hin Muang. Liveaboard diving in Thailand is very popular. Early booking is recommended. Sometimes you can find last minute trips if you are lucky! As your independent liveaboard agent since 1999 we are committed to find the best boat for your needs. We hope to see you diving in Phuket Thailand soon!

Phuket Thailand Diving Tours

We have several day trip boats and overnight tours from Phuket and Khao Lak in our program. Dive sites such as the King Cruiser Wreck, Shark Point, the Similan Islands and Phi Phi. Sunrise Divers can offer you tailor made dive packages to suit your needs. We also have speedboats for small groups and yachts available for full charter available. We offers our guests a wide variety of year-round Phuket Dive Packages and Dive Boat Charters to the best dive sites. Dive boats for scuba diving and snorkeling around Phuket and the Phi Phi Islands departures from Chalong Pier in Phuket. Day trips and most Similan liveaboards departure from Thap Lamu Pier near Khao Lak. Our team of SSI and PADI dive instructors are teaching open water diver courses at our training dive center located at Karon Beach. Sunrise Divers – since 1999 in Phuket Thailand. Whatever your Phuket sun fun diving needs, contact Sunrise Divers – send a quick enquiry or call. Phone, WhatsApp, Line: +66 8 4626 4646 – we are always here to help!

The Similan Islands National Park

The Similan Islands are rated as one of the top 10 dive destinations in the world. The islands national park lie about 100 km Northwest of Phuket. It was declared a National Marine Park in 1982. The Similan’s are comprised of 9 granite islands which run roughly North to South and numerous small rock outcroppings, with white beaches and tropical jungle above the water and spectacular dive sites in warm, clear waters below the surface.

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The diving season for the Similan Islands is from late October through to early May. Scuba diving varies from gently sloping coral reefs to deep rocky gorges and dizzying landscapes. In general are the East coast dive sites hard coral reef dives. The islands have some soft corals and a great variety and abundance of marine life. The diving is fairly relaxed, with weak to moderate currents. 20 – 30m visibility the norm.

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The West coast dive sites of the Similan Islands are slightly more challenging. Due to their depths and variable currents. Here you find the most incredible submarine rock formations, with huge granite boulders, swim-throughs and large fan corals. This unique variety of diving makes a Similan scuba diving cruise a beautiful and fascinating voyage. A discovery that always ends too soon.

This has made Similan island dive sites like “Elephant Head”, “East of Eden” and “Christmas Point” justly famous. A world of giant underwater boulders, caves, narrow passages, some 500 species of hard and soft corals and an amazing variety of marine life. Including leopard sharks, guitar rays, whale sharks, manta rays and turtles is waiting to be explored. What is Liveaboard Scuba Diving?

Photographers please take note that the Similan Islands are a paradise for muck / macro diving. Look out for photogenic little critters such as ghost pipefish, sea moths, frogfish, ribbon eels and many different nudibranchs. Whatever your pleasure, the Similan’s will satisfy your desires and give you the trip of a lifetime.

Thailand Scuba Diving Options

Liveaboards leaving from Phuket or Khao Lak are typically 4 day tours, and visit both the Similan (sometimes called “Similian”) and Surin Islands. Including Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock. Some shorter trips and overnight tours visit the Similan Islands only. Day trips for diving to the Similan’s and Koh Bon are available in the high season. Though it is a very long day and we really recommend you do a liveaboard or at least an overnight trip.


Use the links below to explore the wide variety of options for diving in the Similan Islands. The Similan Islands are open for diving from 15th October to 15th May. If you have any questions about trips or about the islands, please contact Sunrise Divers. We are always here to help!

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Divers and Fan Corals at the Similan Islands

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