3500thb / 2 Dives
Racha Yai is an island located around 8 nautical miles South East of Phuket. Racha Yai has several dive sites, from beginning and intermediate level, and is a popular training area, for new divers, and for divers honing their skills with various adventure courses. Coral reefs encircle the island, and host a wide variety of marine life, including Moray eels, Pacific Lionfish, Khuls Stingray, Hawksbill Turtles, Octopus, Cuttle fish, Sea Snakes, and of course the full range of tropical fish species. Recently there have been some experiments to provide new base structure for the existing reefs to populate and expand. They have also added a sunken ship for divers to explore, further enhancing the underwater experiences this beautiful island offers.
In 2006 various structures and statues commissioned by the Thai government were sunk on to the sandy bottom of Siam Bay to make an artificial reef and memorial after the destruction of the 2004 tsunami. This makes for some interesting photos as some of the structures are elephants! On the other side of the island at bay 1 and 2, there are some concrete blocks that have been sunk to promote the growth of coral reefs, plus there is an old dive boat a couple of speed boats and a bow of a freighter, these are all starting to attract marine life.
8:00- Pick up by minivan and transferred to Chalong Pier
9:00- Depart Chalong Pier, there is a boat briefing and light breakfast is served
10:30- Arrive Racha Yai Island for the first dive
11:30- A Thai style buffet lunch is served
12:30- We take the second dive which is normally a different dive site on Racha Yai
13:45- The boat heads back to Chalong Pier, afternoon tea is served
15:00- Arrive Chalong Pier for transfer back to your hotel by minivan
A full set of dive equipment is available to rent for 600thb, just click on the menu below. Please put your BCD and fin size in the ‘order notes’ when you are paying for the item in your shopping cart.
Note: All though staff will do their best to keep to the itinerary, weather and sea conditions may change the tour schedule.
Package Includes: PADI Dive Master, insurance, lunch, light snacks and non-alcoholic refreshments, national park fees. Guests should bring, swimming suit, towel, sunscreen, extra dry clothes, and a camera.