Liveboard diving in Thailand is a dream adventure for many adventure seekers. The divers are amazed by the distinct and vivid sights of healthy coral reefs, schools of colourful fish, barracuda, seeing whale sharks and manta rays at close distance.
Thailand has become a famous travel destination in south East Asia because of its warm people, delicious food, incredible site seeing and the unique experience of Thailand liveaboard adventure at the stunning dive sites. Thailand has a collection of best diving sites in the world. The exotic under water destinations are Koh Tao and Koh Samui in the Gulf of Thailand, and Koh Lanta, Koh Phi Phi and Phuket in the Andaman Sea. These exotic sites feature breath-taking visuals of fringing reefs, caverns, deep drops, wrecks, tunnels and pinnacles. All these superb dive destinations are in close proximity to Thailand. Get a PADI certification from diving schools in Thailand and get set to enjoy a liveaboard adventure.
Some of the popular Thailand liveaboard destinations
- Similan islands – These islands top the list because of the unique dive experience they offer. The beautiful destination offers shark diving. The granite boulders with boulders and arches provide superb visuals of schools of fish, huge sea fans and a wide variety of marine life in their natural habitat. The Similan islands offer nearly twenty exotic dive sites with varying levels of difficulty.
- Richelieu rock – This site is the pelagic capital of Thailand. The Richelieu rock is a limestone pinnacle which is rich in Plankton. Divers can see whale sharks, mantas and barracudas along with the rich purple corals and beautiful sea fans in the area. The site has strong currents and is suitable for experienced divers. The Koh Tachi and Koh Ban dive sites en route to Richelieu rock also offer nigh diving experience.
- Liveaboard tour to Andaman – This tour includes a trip to the famous Similan islands and Richelieu along with an added attraction, the beautiful Surin islands. The beautiful islands are famous for their small cove beaches, wildlife and snorkelling sites. The tour also includes a trip to the Mergui archipelago of Burma which offers stunning views of an undisturbed ecosystem starting from pelagic to micro critters. This tour is suitable for experienced divers.
The season for Thailand Liveaboard experience depends on your choice of itinerary. The best season for Gulf of Thailand is between May to September. If you are planning to take up an Andaman liveaboard tour, the best season is from October to March.