North Andaman Diving Season: October 15th - May 15th Annually
The North Andaman diving season unfolds each year between October 15th and May 15th, offering a prime window for exploration. Departing mainly from Khaolak in the Phang-nga province, conveniently situated approximately 2 hours away from Phuket, the primary departure pier is located at Tab Lamu. The journey from Tab Lamu to Similan takes approximately 60-90 minutes, covering a distance of about 70 km.
Diverse Dive Sites
Abundant dive opportunities await both divers and non-divers, with nearly 20 distinctive dive spots spanning the Similan and Surin national parks. Notable locations include Similan Islands (No.9), Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, and Surin Islands, with Richelieu Rock among them. These sites promise a captivating underwater experience.
Local Dive Gems Near Khaolak
Beyond the national parks, Khaolak boasts local dive sites near its picturesque beaches. Explore sites like Khao Na Yak, the Artificial Underwater habitat, Boonsung Wreck, and more, offering a diverse range of underwater wonders for enthusiasts.
South Andaman Diving Season: October 15th - May 15th Concurrent with North Andaman
While the South Andaman diving season aligns with the North Andaman, not all dive sites experience closure during the low season. Notably, Phuket remains a year-round diving destination, offering access to iconic locations like Phi Phi Islands, Racha Islands, and various local reefs surrounding Phuket Island.
Accessible Dive Sites from Phuket
Diving in Phuket is facilitated by spacious vessels departing primarily from Chalong Bay. The journey to prominent dive spots such as King Cruiser Wreck, Koh Dok Mai, Shark Point, Racha Noi & Racha Yai, Bida Nok & Bida Nai, and more takes only 45-90 minutes. The ease of accessibility and diverse marine landscapes make Phuket an ideal and consistent choice for diving enthusiasts throughout the year.