The Andaman Sea is one of the world’s best dive destinations. The sea is filled with beautiful corals and an abundance of marine life. The area attracts diving enthusiasts from all over the world and its waters are suitable for both beginners and advanced divers.
The Andaman Sea, which extends into Myanmar and stretches into the Thai and Malaysian borders as a part of the Indian Ocean, is home to numerous uninhabited islands (occasionally settled by sea gypsies) and idyllic sandy beaches. November to April and June to September are the best months to dive here, but it is still okay to visit at anytime of the year. Most of the reefs around the sea’s islands are on the eastern side because of the southwest monsoon’s influence.
Phuket is home to some good dive sites and is Thailand’s largest diving center. The reefs around the area are in great condition, with hard and soft corals providing a myriad of colors for divers to wow at. Marine life is also plentiful around Phuket.
The Similan Islands region is a popular stop for dive enthusiasts. The islands (there are nine in total) boasts numerous and thriving coral reefs and an awesome display of marine life. There is a good chance that a diver may see chevron barracudas, manta rays or leopard sharks in these waters. The Surin Islands also boasts excellent dives. The scenery is not that much different from the Similan Islands, but sightings of sharks and large marine animals are more common here.
Tarutao National Park is one of the continent’s oldest marine parks. The area has over 30 uninhabited islands and some excellent reefs. The visibility here is one of the best in Thailand. Koh Lipe also boasts exceptional dives and is quickly becoming a popular island getaway destination.
Krabi offers shallow fringing reefs and some beautiful limestone formations in varying sizes. Visitors to Krabi may also take the time to kayak into the limestone caves. The Phi Phi Islands have been growing as a popular dive base over the last 20 years. The area boasts a wide variety of coral reefs and marine life along with great visibility. The Koh Lanta area is another excellent dive destination. Divers should expect to see beautiful coral reefs, manta rays, whale sharks and other colorful marine life. Hin Mouang Island has one of the deepest drop-offs in Thailand with depths exceeding 70 meters.
A dive in the Andaman Sea is guaranteed to offer colorful scenes of ocean life. The reefs and abundance of marine life is some of the continent’s best and a dive in these waters are sure to offer a lifetime of memories. Exotissimo’s Beach Escapes at Koh Lipe tour is the perfect trip for dive enthusiasts. Not only will you get to relax at one of Thailand’s beautiful islands, you will also have the opportunity to plunge in some excellent dive waters. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the sea from Myanmar with our Myeik Liveaboard Cruise tour. Spend three nights onboard a boat as we take you to islands filled with exotic marine life. A trek through the islands’ jungles and a peaceful kayak on the Andaman waters are also in the itinerary. You may also see our Thailand tours page or Myanmar tours page for other memorable trips into these wonderful countries or contact us if you have any questions.