More and more divers are becoming ecologically aware, which has paved the way for a variety of marine conservation courses.They attract all sorts, from university students writing dissertations to retired bank managers just trying to make a difference.Exceptional experiences lie at the heart of everything we do.
Early mornings at Phuket’s Chalong pier are jam packed with divers and day boats busily preparing to head out to the local dive sites.
You’ll see brightly coloured nudibranchs and coral groupers, not forgetting the odd close-up encounter with giant plankton-feeding whale shark.
Thailand is known as the Land of Smiles and it’s easy to see why, after sharing such a memorable experience.
Racha Noi and Racha Yai are perfect for spotting smaller marine creatures, also known as “muck” diving.
Tiger tail seahorses, ghost pipefish, harlequin shrimp and frogfish are all common sights.
It’s a busy island offering training and guided dives at more than 30 dive centres in a cosy 21sq km area.