around Phuket Island
Phuket is the largest dive center in Thailand and the main base for liveaboards heading for the destinations in the Andaman Sea. For those not having the free time to join a dive boat to the sites further afield, all is not lost as there are a few good dive sites off the shores of Phuket Island itself.
The local dive sites also open up opportunities for night diving and polishing up some diving skills during one of the many diving courses who are offered.
Conditions improve considerable around the outcrops, islets and island off the south of Phuket; the currents here carry away algae and silt and the corals have more chance of flourishing. The reefs are generally in a healthy condition with good hard, as well as colorful soft corals. Marine life is plentiful, with visits from large pelagic adding spice to the diving. Some sites are quite deep with ripping currents often present, but there are plenty of other locations suitable for all levels of both recreational and technical divers.
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