From Panama Jack — April 28, 2017 at 5:00 am

Top Magical Thailand Dive Destinations

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Blessed with fabulous weather, gorgeous white sand beaches, interesting dive sites a few miles from shore, fantastic food, and a warm and welcoming atmosphere, Thailand lives up to its reputation, attracting aqua-orientated visitors from around the world and offering outstanding recreational opportunities for beginning and advanced divers. From laid-back live-aboard cruises to exciting day trips, Thailand offers something for everyone.

Phuket, the Phi Phi Islands, Khao Lak and Ao Nang Beach-Krablare offer the best resort locations for the most enjoyable and memorable Thailand dive holiday.

Because it is such a large sheltered bay, the Gulf of Thailand tends to be calm and provides optimum conditions for diving year-round.

Phuket is considered the best place to access the region, also popular with party-goers for its wide range of lively nighttime entertainment. Ao Nang, situated on the peaceful and exceptionally beautiful Krabi coastline across Phang Nga Bay, attracts visitors seeking a more serene and relaxed island experience. Phi Phi’s mystical allure draws sun seekers and  eco tourists for its beautiful beaches and slice of island life.

Koh Samui

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Visitors to Koh Samui, also known as Samui Island, find the island’s intriguing charms capture the senses and delight the eye the moment they step off the plane at the  thatched-roof airport terminal. The largest island in the Gulf of Thailand, Koh Samui is Ideal for exploring the intriguing dive destinations in the region. Koh Samui also offers several beautiful dive spots around Samui and Koh Tao which can be combined with an indulgent stay at one of Samui’s upscale luxury resorts. Situated adjacent to the spectacular Ang Thong Marine Park, Koh Samui boasts a richly diversified marine environment.

No matter if you are a novice diver or very experienced, you’ll have the opportunity of encountering white sharks, green turtles, Hawksbill turtles, as well as banded sea snakes, elusive moray eels and a diverse array of reef fish.

Located halfway between Koh Phangan and Koh Samui, Salt Rock is a favored dive destination. Presenting a massive granite pinnacle that seems to act as a congregation point for marine life, Salt Rock offers the chance to view the whale sharks commonly sighted here. Whale sharks typically visit in March and April, returning again in September and October.

Featuring a broad range of guest accommodations from quiet beachside cottages to luxury resorts, a pleasing blend of nightlife and quiet retreats, Samui Island is an ideal destination for a romantic rendezvous or a family and friends getaway for sand, surf and scuba.

Koh Tao

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World-famous for its crystal clear waters crammed with brilliantly colored tropical fish and stunning corals, cradling a stellar chain of lush tropical islands, the Ardaman Sea offers recreational scuba divers some of the best and most thrilling eco-adventures and the best diving in all of Thailand.

Khao Lak, which focuses on the northern Ardaman Sea, is especially popular with diver’s seeking a live-aboard experience for exploring intriguing dive sites with an abundance of marine life.

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