The act of underwater diving where the diver has a breathing apparatus which provides a supply of oxygen while underwater is known as scuba diving. The word scuba is obtained from a self-contained underwater breathing apparatus. The compressed air is contained in a can which is carried on the diver’s back and the air is supplied through a regulator. Scuba diving can be done professionally or for recreational purposes. Scientists, military officers, and rescuers are the ones who carry out scuba diving professionally. We shall discuss scuba diving for recreational purposes. One country which has scenic scuba diving sites in the world in Thailand. The following are the best scuba diving sites in Phuket, Thailand.
One of the best scuba diving sites in Phuket is the Shark Point. The ominous name should not hinder you from scuba diving in the site. The Leopard sharks which are found here are not dangerous and you will be able to dive and swim with them. Swimming with the Leopard sharks is a good experience. Scuba diving in the shark point will enable you to view beautiful schools of tropical fish, coral of sand and limestone stalagmites. This site is close to the Phuket mainland.
The second scuba diving site in Phuket is the King Cruiser Wreck. The wreck of the King Cruiser ferry in 1997 made this site to be named The King Cruiser Wreck. The viewing of the seabed and the wreck offers an unforgettable experience. You can visit the King Cruiser Wreck and other scuba diving sites in a day.
Kho Racha Yai is another good scuba diving site in Phuket. Koh Racha Yai is an island which is near the mainland of Phuket. In Phuket, Kho Racha Yai is one of the major tourist attraction sites. The water is clear with a visibility of about 25 meters which will enable you to have a close view of the coral formations and marine life. A diver is also able to spot some elephant statues that were put here. The site has shallow bays making it favorable for both amateur and experienced scuba divers.
The fourth scuba diving site is Anemone Reef. The Anemone reef is a rock which has a submerged part and is dangerous to the sailors. The King Cruiser ferry we initially talked about submerged after hitting this rock. The moving of the anemone plants offers a live and quiet site. The scuba divers at Anemone reef are also able to view the lion fish and tuna.
The last scuba diving site in Phuket we shall discuss is Koh Dok Mai. The limestone rock provides a beautiful background but you should get close in order to have better experience.
These are the best scuba diving sites you should visit when on a tour in Phuket. s