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Kata Beach

Kata Beach

Kata Beach

An easy beach dive on the north end of Kata Beach. This is a very simply dive although there is quite a swim before you hit the reef that initially starts to the west and then turns north outside the bay.

The dive is often hampered by poor visibility and suffers the effects of the human population on the beach with debris and boat traffic being the main issues.

Having said that it does supply a good range of reef life and there has been some unusual sightings here including Robust Ghost Pipefish and leopard sharks. Cuttlefish and Batfish are no strangers to this site. Recent claims that there are three different varieties of seahorse there and some as shallow as two metres. Further claims of frogfish also being present.

If you are keen on a muck dive this could be of interest to you however be prepared to swim for a long time in shallow water for not much result. rewards could be high though.

It is not the worst site in the area and a reasonable site if you can only do a quick dive however it is not a true reflection of what Phuket has to offer. If you have the time booking a day trip to one of the islands is your best option.

Depth: 5-15m Difficulty: ✩ Marine life: ✩ Coral: ✩ Currents: ✩✩

Recently Aussie Divers Phuket have purchased three new Diver Propulsion Vehicle in an attend to provide scuba dives to Kho Phu off Kata Beach. Enquiry about diving with the DVPs here.

There are no scheduled beach dive excursions. Beach dives are by request only and can only be done when weather permits. There are no beach dives between April and November.

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