Thailand is where I've lived on and off since 2004. The diving here is relatively cheap and great, particularly on the west coast in the Andaman Sea. Here is a quick overview of diving in Thailand to help you decide where to visit.

Best Places To Dive in Thailand: The Similan Islands and Southern Thailand's dive sites are my personal favourites. The links go to articles and trip reports I've written about each area. Pattaya is great if you are into wrecks. Koh Tao is great for learning to dive, a big backpacker party scene and also a growing tech diving industry.

Thailand's Best Dive Sites is a useful introduction and also Whale Sharks In Thailand: Where To See Them.

How To Get There

  • Similan Islands - Liveaboard or daily speedboat trip from Phuket or Khao Lak.
  • Southern Thailand - Daytrips or Liveaboard from Phuket, Koh Phi Phi and Koh Lanta.
  • Koh Tao - Daytrip from Koh Tao or Koh Samui
  • Pattaya - Daytrip from Pattaya

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