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3 Dive – Racha Yai & Racha Noi Day Trip – Full Day

3 Dive – Racha Yai & Racha Noi Day Trip – Full Day

3 dive full day day trip at Racha Yai & Racha Noi

Enjoy a 3 dive full day scuba diving trip to Racha Yai and Racha Noi Islands with Aussie Divers Phuket.

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Hotel pick up will be between 7:00 – 7:45am & the Aussie Divers Luxury Speedboat boat returns to the pier approx. 4:30pm, larger style charter boat around 6:00pm then 30-60 minutes travel time back to hotels around Phuket from the Chalong Pier

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About Racha Yai

Racha Yai is the most popular dive site that is the closest day trip to the island of Phuket. Only 90 minutes boat ride or 25 minutes by speedbopat from Chalong Bay, Phuket, it provides a range of marine life that is popular for both beginner and novice divers. The calm, clear waters at both of these islands are ideal for divers that are looking for an easy day out particularly those that have been out of the water for a while.

Racha Yai contains a few small wrecks for divers to look at. The most popular is the Harruby wreck situated between Bay 1 and Bay 2 on the eastern side of the island.

It is Phuket’s most popular day trip destination, accessible to all levels of divers and snorkelers. The site can sometimes be crowed with divers particularly during the peak periods.

Racha Yai and Racha Noi were hit hard by the coral bleaching in 2010. Racha Noi is recovering best however both dive sites are a long way from their former glory.

Barracuda Racha Islands Scuba Diving Phuket

Barracuda Racha Islands Scuba Diving Phuket

The remaining coral begins almost immediately at the waters edge and starts to taper off around the 20 metre mark. Coral is best and improving in the shallow water.

The eastern side of the island contains the majority of the dive sites where it is the best place to get away from the turbulent waters and during the summer wet months May to November. Good visibility that usually averages around the 20 metre mark and is often greater than that.

Both Racha Yai and Racha Noi are the first dive sites that we recommend for beginners and novice divers. These are the best and easiest dive sites for those who are learning scuba diving in Phuket.

Unfortunately most of the dive sites here fell victim to the coral bleaching in 2010. This severely affected the coral and subsequently the marine life. Whilst the dive site provides enough for the beginner and novice diver it may not be as exciting for experienced divers.

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About Racha Noi

In the high season months between October and May there are a number of boat companies that run to Racha Noi.

Racha Noi is about another 40 minutes south of Racha Yai Island and is appreciated by regulars as it has less divers than Racha Yai.

A three dive day usually consists of two dives at Racha Noi and one dive at Racha Yai whilst returning to Phuket.

The diving at Racha Noi is very similar to Racha Yai and occasionally if the weather prevents comfortable sailing planned trips to Racha Noi will be aborted and three dives will be contacted at separate dive sites at Racha Yai. This is for the safety and comfort of the customers.

Bay 2 Bay 1 Racha Yai Island Phuket

Bay 2 Bay 1 Racha Yai Island Phuket

Racha Noi often has the best visibility in the day trip area and can some time be over 30 metres plus. She also offers the best chance of seeing the elusive and majestic manta ray on a Phuket daytrip.

Racha Noi also suffered heavily from the coral bleaching in 2010, however it improved faster than the sister island Racha Yai. This is possibly due to th less boat traffic there and often has cold water coming up from her deeper waters.

If you are wanting to see a manta ray then diving between January and April is you best chance. The rarely dived South Tip is believed to be the favourite of the mantas however given its remote location, depth and strong currents very few dive boats make it down there.

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Footnotes:

* Please note that dive site selection is made at the discretion of the tour leader on the boat on the day. Safety and dive conditions are taken into consideration when selecting dive sites

** Transfers are free from the following areas Patong, Kamala, Kalim, Kata, Karon and Chalong. All other areas will incur a transfer surcharge.

*** All boats provide breakfast and lunch, snacks and drinks with the only extras being soft drinks and beer on the way home.

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