The Beautiful Island of Phuket

by Weera Kunti - Date: 2008-09-05 - Word Count: 567 Share This!

Situated on the southwestern coast of the Thailand, Phuket is a stunning and magnificent island that is highly admired for scuba driving travel and visited places by a large number of travelers. The warm and exciting waters of the Phuket Island are also located on the Andaman Sea and this is why this Thailand province is popularly called as the "Pearl of South". Phuket is the largest island on the coast of Thailand that covers the total area of about 300 square miles. The best part about this calm island is that it is directly linked to the main land Thailand through a huge bridge at the island's north edge.

Famous For Scuba Diving Travel Activity

The Phuket Island is catering to a great number of tourists from all across the world from the last 25 years out of which a large percentage of the travelers are the lovers of scuba diving. People visit this place in large numbers due to the fact that they want to enjoy the best of the diving experiences on the finest dive locations in the whole of Asia. Scuba diving travel in Phuket is a great activity that is performed at almost each and every exotic and marvelous beach of this island. There are a wide variety of scuba diving services that are provided by the dive centers so that the scuba divers can have a safe and excellent diving time. The various services offered for scuba diving includes leisure dives and various advanced scuba diving courses.

Islands And Beaches Famous For Scuba Diving Travel

Racha Islands, which is considered to be the best diving sites in Phuket is situated on the southern tip of the mainland Thailand and is popular for its crystal clear water and opportunity to encounter the huge water animals while diving. On the other hand, Racha Noi, the smaller island is famous for providing the divers with the underwater scenery experiences and is also known for the encountering with the manta ray and whale sharks.

Phuket is also a center place for various worlds' best live aboard industries. Some of the live boards offer the divers with the best diving destinations like the Mergui Archipelago, the Burma Banks and the Similan Islands. Even in the eastern regions of Phuket, scuba diving is performed in the Ko Phi Phi Lae and Ko Phi Phi Don islands that are popular for their great limestone cliffs. These islands feature coral gardens, sea whips, black coral and orange sea fans.

Phuket is also blessed with the title of 'Pearl of the Andaman' and is undoubtedly the best scuba diving sites in Thailand. There are various fantastic yachts provided so that the scuba divers can experience great diving in the regions of Phuket along with the facilities of fresh water, exit ladders, and stern platforms for diving.

Ko Tao is another island in Thailand that is popular for its scuba diving travel activity. The divers can encounter with the stingrays, small fishes, reef sharks and barracudas. As this island does not face large currents, it is the ideal place for all those who want to learn the adventure water sport of scuba diving. Other activities that can be enjoyed along with the scuba diving travel includes swimming, wake boarding, sumo tube, sailing, water skiing and wind surfing. So, what are you waiting for? Make this vacation a blast by visiting Phuket and enjoying its excellent scuba diving activity.

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