Thailand is really known for the diving sites that it has, and so it has become a popular destination for divers all over the world. They have the possibility to catch a glimpse of whale sharks, sea horses, manta rays, barracuda, turtles, dolphins and many other marine species.
1. Similan Islands
This one is listed among the ten best diving sites of the world. There are numerous different species that you can spot here, including clownfish, cuttlefish, lionfish and octopus. The visibility is also very good, of 20-35 meters. Keep in mind that the islands are quite remote and this is why people spend only 3-4 days on the islands. Also it is worth to explore the islands, and it is best to have an overnight trip to make the best of your stay.
2. Koh Tao
In case you are thinking about learning how to dive, this is the place for you. There are some sites that are just perfect for beginners. There is also a lot to do after you are done diving, such as partying. You don’t have to waste a lot of time with traveling from the shore to the diving sites. Nonetheless we have to note that diving isn’t as interesting as in case of the Similan Islands. On the other hand, the advantage of the place is that you can visit it the whole year round.
3. Koh Lipe
Here you can find pinnacles. Actually there is a submerged pinnacle that is the favorite spot of many different animals such as pelagic, manta, eagle and devil rays, giant barracuda, leopard shark and groupers. Also it is quite common to see whale sharks that you can’t really see in other places of the world.
4. Hin Muang and Hin Daeng
They are two pinnacles far from the mainland that is the favorite place of whale sharks, manta rays and many other kinds of sharks. Besides these, you will surely see a large variety of fish. If you ever get here, you can look at the amazing underwater treasures that Thailand has to offer.
5. Richelieu Rock
This is considered one of the most popular diving sites of the country and of the world. You should visit this place in case you are interested in marine animals. However, you will be amazed by the live corals and caves that are waiting for you to explore them. If you are an experienced diver, then this is the right place for you.
As you can see, you could visit a lot of places in order to have some experiences that you will never forget. The best time is the time that you spend under water. Although this is an activity that scares the majority of people, you will see things that only a few lucky people ever get to see, including some endangered animal species, if you try it out.