Best Dive Sites

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With over 300 named dive sites that boast great underwater visibility, warm water all year round plus a vast variety of marine and coral life, Thailand is a hotspot for scuba diving. Here are some of the country’s most famous diving spots.

Chumphon Pinnacle

Koh Tao

Garang Heng

East of Phi Phi Islands, Andaman Sea

Hin Daeing

Red Rock – Andaman Sea, 50km off Koh Lanta

Hin Dot

Chimney Rock – south of Phi Phi Islands, Andaman Sea

Hin Mouang

Purple Rock – Andaman Sea, 50km off Koh Lanta

HTMS Sattakut Wreck

Off Koh Tao

King Cruiser Wreck

Southeast of Phi Phi Islands, Andaman Sea

Koh Bida Nok

1.5km south of Phi Phi Islands

Koh Bida Nai

1.5km south of Phi Phi Islands

Koh Bon

Similan Island National Park

Koh Dok Mai

Between Phuket and Phi Phi Islands

Koh Ha

25km west of Koh Lanta

Koh Hin Lak Ngam

Chumphon Archipelago, Gulf of Thailand

Koh Hin Pae

Chumphon Province, Gulf of Thailand

Koh Ngam Noi

Chumphon Archipelago, Gulf of Thailand

Koh Ngam Yai

Chumphon Archipelago, Gulf of Thailand

Koh Ran Ped

Chumphon Province, Gulf of Thailand

Koh Ran Kai

Chumphon Province, Gulf of Thailand

Koh Rok

25km south of Koh Ha

Koh Rung Ga Jew

Chumphon Province, Gulf of Thailand

Koh Tachai

Similan Island National Park

Richelieu Rock

Andaman Sea

One of Thailand’s best dive sites, Richelieu Rock teems with marine life including Lionfish
Photo: Tourism Authority of Thailand

Sail Rock

North of Koh Samui, between Koh Pha Ngan and Koh Tao

Shark Point

Southeast of Phi Phi Islands, Andaman Sea

Similan Islands

Similan National Marine Park