Phuket is an all year destination for scuba divers. No matter the time of the year there is always some good diving to be enjoyed. However, the main diving season here is similar to the main tourist season of Thailand. Usually, the best conditions for diving around Phuket are from November to April.
With worldwide recognition, scuba diving in Phuket encompasses everything from extensive fringing reefs to dramatic drop-offs, impressive granite walls, wrecks, caves and tunnels. Diving in Phuket is a paradise for scuba divers of all level.
Phuket Shark Point. One of the best day-trip dive sites in Phuket, but also incredibly popular and very busy during peak season.
Anemone Reef. ...
Home Run Reef. ...
Lucy's Reef. ...
Karon Beach. ...
King Cruiser Wreck. ...
Koh Dok Mai.
Climate is tropical on Phuket Island and the weather is mostly hot and humid all year round. There are 2 seasons:
The rainy season runs from May to December. From June to October, there is heavy rainfall but rainy days are rare and it is mostly a cooling 2 hour downpour at the end of the day.
The dry and hot season runs from January to April is the best time to visit Phuket. Even if it is the dry season, there still can be rain.
the best diving period is from November to April when visibility is very good.
Never Hold Your Breath – Breathe Normally. ...
Equalize Frequently as You Descend. ...
Stay Aware of Where Your Guide and Buddy Are. ...
Keep an Eye on Your Air Gauge. ...
Dive Within the Limits of Your Dive Computer and No Deeper Than 40m. ...
Don't Over Exert Yourself. ...
Don't Touch Anything.
Double check all your scuba gear before you dive
Make sure you do your buddy Check
Have your scuba diving and travel insurance.
Always Ascend Slowly From Every Dive
Stow All Your Gear Away on the Boat
Debrief With Your Guide and Buddy
Don't Fly Until at Least 24 Hours After a Dive
Technically, you do not need your physical card to scuba dive. Dive centers will need to verify and check that you are a certified diver, but most dive centers can do this online within the PADI system.
The short, super long answer is… as an Open Water certified diver you are qualified to dive "independently" (with a buddy of course), without a certified professional guiding you, to 18m/60ft. This is why we recommend continuing your scuba education and going on more dives.
According to swimmers, swimming is more difficult than diving. Swimming is more difficult.for diving, you have to have good gymnastic skills and balance to dive, but swimming is 10-times more endurance and technique and you have to have speed.
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