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Pick Up Time: Kata/Karon 08:30 Patong 08:15
Day: Thursday
Dives: 3
Price: 3,900 THB
Non-Diver Price: 2,000 THB

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Raja Noi offers some truly spectacular sites with giant underwater boulders and scenery almost like the Similans and a great chance to see manta rays and whale sharks. It is a very popular dive site for more experienced divers. The depths are generally greater and currents frequently stronger than at its sister island Raya Yai. Spectacular Scenery is found at the Southern Point where you find yourself on top of a large rock formation surrounded by deep water. Large colorful gorgonian sea fans rewarding this deep-dive.

Racha Yai offers some of the best local year around dive-sites but the visibility varies as to the season. On the north side of the island are two beautiful little bays famous for their deep clear water and colorful coral formations. Both of them have almost swimming pool features as they gradually drop to a depth of 40 feet onto a sandy seabed, providing ample opportunities for both snorkeling and scuba diving. The best diving is off the east coast where the current allows a gentle drift dive along a sloping rocky face that is covered with an amazing array of hard corals and the nutrient rich water draws large schools of tropical fish. Here the Island provides several Beaches and gentle sloops with ample playground for Beginners and experienced divers alike. Big groupers, snapper, tuna and octopus are common dive buddies here as well as a small, perfectly safe wreck, the Andaman Explorer.

These sites offer easy and pleasant diving in shallow water (mostly 5-8 meters) and are easily reached from shore making them popular for both snorkeling and as training areas for scuba diving classes.

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

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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
Details:
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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