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Racha Noi
(small “Racha”) usually enjoys good visibility like its bigger neighbor to the north, but offers more rugged and dramatic underwater scenery as well as a better chance for big animal encounters. It is worth keeping an eye trained while diving at this site, as jacks and barracuda are frequently cruising by just beyond the reef, and mantas are always a possibility. White tip reef sharks and marbled stingrays are sometimes seen in deeper areas.

Racha Yai
(sometimes spelled Raya Yai) is known for it clears water, healthy marine life and generally easy, year-round diving. Because of these typically gentle condition, this island is prime choice for diving training and snorkeling and offers a suitable environment for divers of all experience levels. Most of the better sites are along the east coast, which is protected from the southwest monsoon. Dive sites primarily consist of sloping hard-coral reefs surrounded by white-sand bottoms. Marine life included a variety of reef fish and invertebrates. It is also quite scenic above water, with several superb white-sand beaches bordered by groves of coconut trees. 

Location: Raya Noi

  • Distance: 37 km (20 Miles)
  • Boat Trip: 2 Hour / Speedboat 50 mins
  • Depth: 10-40 Meters (32-130 ft)
  • Visibility: good to very good
  • Currents: sometimes strong
  • Type of Dive: Granite Boulder/ Gorgonians/Soft Coral

Ideal for Nitrox, Multi Level, UW Photography, Naturalist, Deep Diver


Racha Noi is a popular dive-site for more experienced divers, as the depths are generally greater and the currents frequently stronger than at its sister island to the North. You will encounter huge underwater boulders that offer a good chance to see manta rays and whale sharks. The northern tip of the island offers an opportunity for a good multilevel dive along a large pinnacle where spotting larger marine life like Reef Sharks and Stingrays is common. Off the southern point is a nice drift dive along some spectacular scenery as you find yourself on top of a large rock formation surrounded by deep water. On the southwest side there is a wooden ship-wreck that draws a lot of interesting reef fish. Racha Noi offers many opportunities for an enjoyable and rewarding deep-dive but due to the potential for strong currents here many of the dive shops will only bring divers here who have an advanced certification.

Location 2: Raya Yai

Koh Rach Yai - Phuket Day Trip Dive Site
•    Distance: 26 km (14 Miles
•    Boat Trip: 1,5 Hour
•    Depth: 6-35 Meters (20-115 ft)
•    Visibility: Fair to excellent
•    Currents: fair to moderate
•    Type of Dive: Hard Coral/Drift Dive
•    Suitable for snorkelling
Ideal for Open Water training, Nitrox, Multi Level, UW Photography, Naturalist, Deep Diver, AWARE Fish Identification, Boat, Wreck, Drift, Peak Performance Buoyancy
Koh Racha Yai is located just south of Phuket Island and has two main areas of diving depending on the time of year. The island is made up predominantly of granite and on the east side sloping reefs with hard corals. This is one of the most popular all year round dive sites, for all levels and experience of divers and also snorkellers.
The northwestern end of Koh Rach Yai has two bays – Siam Bay and Bungalow Bay, where there are swimming pool like conditions. Both bays have granite boulders on the sides and sloping bottoms, with hard corals (predominantly stag horn)

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