Top 3 Diving Destinations in Thailand
Are you a diving enthusiast? If so, then Thailand must have caught your eyes as your next diving destination. Basically, the Gulf of Thailand and the Andaman Sea are the main diving zones, respectively on the East Coast and West Coast.
Koh Tao’s Sail Rock
The island of Koh Tao is a marvelous destination for diving in Thailand. For many tourists, this is a top choice for underwater exploration. It has some cheap dive shops for experienced and novice divers.
It is famous for the Sail Rock, offering a scenic journey for divers, where they can see the rock rising out of the Gulf of Thailand. It sits just about 8 meters out of the water, so divers can see it when they approach the location.
Surin Islands’ Richelieu Rock
When it comes to favorite diving destinations in Thailand, Surin Islands are renowned as the best snorkeling and diving sites in the world. Since it is far away from the mainland, only a few tourists visit the islands, making it unspoiled by visitors.
Divers find the reef to be vast and untouched aside from the marine animals within the diverse corals. Since 1981, these islands have been a Marine National Park as part of a UNESCO development. Among the most famous diving spots is Richelieu Rock.
Phuket’s King Cruiser Wreck
The island of Phuket provides divers with stunning dive sites aside from attracting herds of backpackers due to it thriving nightlife. But one of the most famous of them all is the one called King Cruiser Wreck.
This is the car and passenger ferry that is now home to an abundance of marine life and coral-ridden toilets. Actually, this ferry was sunk intentionally in order to create artificial reefs, unlike many wreck dives.
It has been submerged for about 40 years and it has attracted a wide range of marine life. What makes it more exciting is that coral continues to make both exterior and interior both stunning and eerie.
Several other diving destinations can be explored when you visit Thailand. You can book anytime to any of the top dive spots and other equally awe-inspiring locations today!