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Racha Noi: Dive Sites

Racha Noi: Dive Sites

Racha Noi: Dive Sites

Often dived in conjunction with day trips to Racha Yai. Basically similar diving to Racha except usually with better visibility due to the deeper waters surrounding the island. Racha Noi is probably the best place in the immediate area to Phuket to see a giant Manta ray, most likely at the southern tip. Nice rock formations on the western side. For all levels of divers except for the south tip which is for more experience divers due to the depth and strong currents. It is not unusual to have visibility around 30 metres.

An ideal place to learn to scuba dive and get you PADI certification.

Dive sites include: Banana Bay, South Tip, Racha Noi Bay, Camera Bay, Marina Bay and North Bay.

Depth: 2-40m Difficulty: ✩ to ✩✩✩ Marine life: ✩✩ Coral: ✩✩ Currents: ✩ to ✩✩✩


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Banana Bay

Situated on the eastern side of Racha Noi this is possibly one of the easiest dive sites in the area. Taking its name from the banana trees that line sections of the this bay it stretches almost a kilometre north to south. This bay provides postcard type views with a lushes green landscape, powdery white sands and turquoise water. It is idea for scuba divers and snorkelers and provides excellent photographic opportunities. The bay has several mooring lines and scuba [...]

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Camera Bay

Situated on the north western section of Racha Noi, Camera Bay provides a diverse diving experience. The bay itself is free of currents and is suitable for all levels of divers The bay provides an array of hard corals and is bound by the rocky edges of the island itself and often the dive exits the bay and follows the north western edge of the island towards the north. The inner bay is often a gentle dive viod of currents and surge. [...]

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Racha Noi Bay

Racha Noi Bay is a delightful and scenically beautiful bay to the vey south east side of Racha Noi. This bay is rarely dived as a stand alone dive site because of its distance from Phuket itself. It can take as much as 40 minutes extra boat ride to the dive site. The dive site is the closest dive site to the favour manta ray dive site of South Tip. For this reason often when the experienced divers are diving South Tip [...]

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North Bay

Situated on the northern point of Racha Noi, the bay consists of three vastly dive options. The bay itself is relatively shallow and is often well sheltered and ideal for beginner divers learning to scuba dive. On the eastern side of the bay is a long pinnacle that takes most of the dive to cover ending with a large drop off that reaches down to well over 40m. The western side takes you through to some spectacular rock formations that [...]

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South Tip

Situated on the most southern tip of Racha Noi it is recognized as being the best place in Phuket day trip zone to see Manta rays. This is a relatively small dive site which is prominently consists of large granite boulders which begin at about 14 metres and run down to 40 metres and beyond. Unfortunately the site can be hampered by strong currents and has no protection from the island so sizeable waves can also be an issue for dive companies. [...]

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Marina Bay

The next bay south of Camera Bay with very similar features. Further to the south is a large single rock the runs from high on the hill side into the water below and beyond. Marita's Rock is rumoured to be a manta ray feeding station. It is not unusual to see manta rays in the area particularly between December and March. Marina Bay Depth: 5-20m Difficulty: ✩ Marine life: ✩✩ [...]

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Spotted Eagle Rays a regular at Racha Noi Islands

Right now at Koh Racha Noi, Phuket, Thailand we are regularly seeing whist scuba diving the beautiful White Spotted Eagle Rays. These are majestic creatures that are not all that common to the area and if found are normally at Racha Noi and Racha Yai Islands which are about 30 km south of Phuket. Belonging to the same family as the awesome manta rays, Eagle rays grow up to a maximum size of five meters in length and three meters wide. [...]

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What are my options if I have not scuba dived for a while?

So you haven’t dived for a while and decide to get back in to scuba diving. What are the options available to you? Do you need to do the full course all over again or can we simply just jump straight back in? If you have been out of the water for at least six months or more then we would strongly recommend doing some sort of refresher before going out into the open water. There are a number of [...]

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Aussie Divers Phuket Staff – Top 5 Phuket Dive Spots

Aussie Divers Phuket Staff - Top 5 Phuket Dive Spots Between the dive sites in the day trip region of Phuket, the Southern Andaman and the Northern Andaman dive areas of the Similan and Surin Islands there are more than 100 different dive sites. Here are some of the Aussie Divers Phuket staff with their views on what their favorite dive sites are. Darren Gaspari 1. Koh Bida Nok – Phi Phi: Just for the marine life. There is too much there to [...]

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Day Trip Diving In Thailand

When scuba diving in Phuket you'll be embarking on what is referred to as 'Day Trip Scuba Diving', day trips will take you to one or many of the Islands around Phuket that house our outstanding reefs & wrecks. Because these Islands are typically one to two hours from the mainland by boat it works out much better if you do multiple dives while you are out there. Day trip diving here in Thailand will usually see you doing two or three dives per day, which is awesome because you get to see a multitude of different dive sites, marine life and scenery for a relatively low price, plus we get you back home in time for dinner.

Day trip diving is suitable for divers of all levels, whether experienced, new, or total beginners, including Discover Scuba Divers, we have many options for day trip divers, including Phi Phi Island, Racha Noi & Racha Yai and the King Cruiser Wreck. Basically it is just a matter of deciding which day trip and dive sites best suit your level of diving comfort and then contact Aussie Divers to book it.

Day Trip Options