Racha Yai Fun Diving - 1 Day

One of the most popular dive sites in the region with a diverse range of marine life which is accessible to all levels of divers!

Racha Yai and Racha Noi are the two most popular dives sites in the region. Both islands (or Raya Islands), located around 12 km south of Phuket, are best known as excellent diving and snorkelling day-trip destinations. RY beautifully reveals itself, with most arrivals landing onto a strip of fine white sand tucked deep into the long, U-shaped central bay, called Ao Tawan Tok or Ao Bungalow. Only an hour and a half boat ride from Chalong Bay, Phuket it is visually stunning they provide a diverse range of marine life which is accessible to all levels of divers. Both islands are ideal for beginner divers, and there is one of the best and safest places in the region to begin your PADI OWD Course or DSD program. Coral starts almost immediately at the edge of the water and starts to taper off around the 20-metre mark. The east side contains a majority of the dive sites and is popular during the summer months May to November. Excellent visibility that usually averages around the 20-metre mark. A partially good and recommended beginners dive site.

Dive Sites include Bungalow Bay, Siam Bay, Bays no 1 and 2, Racha Yai Wrecks, Staghorn Reef, Bay 3 Lucy’s Reef, Bays 4 and 5 and Home Run Reef.

Depth: 2-25m

Visibility: 5-20m

Currents: no currents to mild

Certificate needed: OWD

Marine Life: Common reef fish are here such as snappers, goatfish, barracuda, lionfish, scorpion fish and surgeonfish are often around. Good range of moray eels, including clouded morays, fimbriated morays and of course the giant moray eels are there as well.

The exact time and detailed schedule of the diving day are up to the boat leader and will be announced on the boat briefing in the morning.

7:00-8:00 Pick up from your hotel. The exact time will be confirmed before the trip and depends on the hotel location on Phuket.

8:30 Boarding a diving boat, departure towards the first dive site. Setting up diving equipment and briefing onboard.

10:00-11:00 Dive 1 @Racha Yai.

12:00-13:30 Lunch on board.

13:30-14:30 Dive 2 @Racha Yai.

16:30 Embark at Chalong Pier. A bus will take you to the hotel.

Price Includes:

  • Transfer (from Kata, Karon and Patong beaches)
  • Guide
  • Dive tank 12l
  • Weight and weight belt
  • Light breakfast, lunch and snacks on the boat
  • Hot beverages and water on the boat

Price excludes:

  • Insurance
  • Diving equipment rental (BCD, reg, wetsuit, mask, fins)
  • Diving computer/compass rental
  • Tips for Thai crew/dive guide
  • Soft drinks/beer on the boat
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How to book?

By sending us email: office@orientaltours.eu By text message: WhatsApp: +66800419029.

How to pay?

To pay by wire transfer, paypal or cash at our office.

What do I need to take with me?

Towel and swimming suit, Extra set of clothes (in case of getting wet), Sun blocker, Cap or hat, Waterproof bag or case, if have.

You can send your inquiry via the form below.

Trip Facts

  • Free pick up from Kata, Karon and Patong beaches.
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  • 8:30 - 16:30