When planning your holidays in Thailand, there are a few criteria to keep in mind when choosing the right place for your next scuba diving holidays. Here are the top 3 reasons to go diving in Phuket.
#3 : Direct flights to Phuket
Phuket is located some 900km from the capital city Bangkok. Fortunately, it has its own airport. As the third busiest airport in Thailand, Phuket Airport is just 30km north of the city center. With direct connections to most international hubs, you can find direct flights to Phuket from Zurich, London Gatwick, Frankfurt, as well as connections from the major Asia cities such as Shanghai, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Sydney, Perth and Melbourne in Australia.
#2 : Year-round diving season in Phuket
Situated north of the equator, Phuket has a tropical climate keeping its water around 24°C (78°F) on average. These rich, warm and clear waters surrounding Phuket offer a year-round diving season. The best diving conditions are found between October and May. Underwater visibility can exceed 30m. However, the Green Season, from June to September, still offers pleasant diving conditions despite the daily rain showers.
#1 : Extraordinary rich marine life
The closer you get to the equator, the richer the diversity of marine life. Hovering over gardens of colorful corals, schools of tropical fish, pipefish, cuttlefish and more can be spotted diving in Phuket.
As Thailand’s diving hotspot, sightings of manta rays, whale sharks and turtles (hawksbill and green turtles) are not unheard of in Phuket. In addition, leopard sharks are frequent companions while diving in Phuket.
One of the bonus reasons to head to Phuket for a scuba diving holidays is its wide range of activities. If not everyone in the family is equally keen to be underwater, Phuket is a good bet in Thailand for combining scuba diving with beach time, shopping, sightseeing and partying.
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