Diving Locations that you shouldn’t miss in Thailand

Rosie | June 18, 2018 | 0 | Hotels & Travel

One of the most exquisite travelling destination in the world is Thailand. The country is able to attract more than fifteen million tourists each year, making it one of the most alluring places across the globe. However even with such a tremendous influx of foreigners, Thailand has retained its pristine glory, culture and even its amazing locations. But for those who love diving Thailand has much to offer. Scuba diving enthusiast each year visit Thailand for its wonderful scuba diving locations that include the amazing Similan Islands, Richelieu Rock, Surin Islands and Koh Bon.

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The Similan Islands

For those that are coming for diving thailand has myriad of options. Similan islands are famous due to its location near the famous Phuket.Similan Islands lie in the north of Phuket and are known for its thick jungles and granite islands. The islands are surrounded by amazingly clear blue waters. As for the beaches, glowing white sands border the islands making it a picturesque view worth all the effort.

Here you will witness the incredible rock formations and wonderful corals that bring about colorful effect to the islands. Furthermore, you will also be able to enjoy the waters, explore the corals and the curious marine life that occupy these parts. For divers, the length of their trip can be between three to six days and may even stretch longer, if they intend to visit more islands that are found nearby.

Koh Bon and Koh Tachai

If you have made it to the alluring Similan Islands, there is no reason why you should avoid the Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and the Richelieu Rock that are found nearby. The Koh Bon is roughly 20 Km away from Similan Island. If you have enjoyed diving near the Similan Islands, then get ready to explore it in a completely different ambience. In contrast to Similan Islands, Koh Bon offers divers with more deep waters. This means that these waters will be home to more diverse marine life that include mantas, Whalesharks, Barracuda and even Sharks. Scuba diving tourists love these waters, as they allow them to enjoy the life underneath the waters at a completely different level.

Koh Tachai also competes with Similan Islands for its marine inhabitants that include leopard Sharks, Rays and numerous other species. However scuba divers mostly direct their attention to the ridge that is found near the islands.

The famous Richelieu Rock

The Richelieu Rock found near the islands of Koh Tachai and Koh Bon is a famous attraction that looks remarkably like a horseshoe. It is loved by divers as it offers considerable amount of marine life. It is only ironic that this magical place was discussed by the famous diver Jacques – Yves Cousteau. Scropion Fish, Emperor Angel Fish, Ornate Ghost Pipefish, Sea horses, Moray eels and even Chevron Barracuda are found here among many others.

If you are planning for diving Thailand has much to offer and Richelieu Rock is the foremost place for divers. However Thailand is filled with numerous things to do that shouldn’t be missed. If you are intending to come to Thailand, spend considerable time on diving but don’t also ignore its culture, food and incredible festivals.

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