Asia Diving Packages

Asia Diving Packages

Thailand is only 15 degrees north of the equator, giving it the benefit of a warm, tropical climate all year round. This means the ocean is also warm (so no need for a wet suit) and teaming with exotic sea life. The visibility is generally good and a great variety of coral and an even greater variety of fish can be seen from the surface, making many of the sites ideal for both snorkelers and divers.

The reefs boast a vast array of corals including large sea fans, soft corals and giant table coral formations. Other common marine life includes barracuda, bat fish, grouper, octopus, angel fish, butterfly fish, parrot fish, flying fish, anemone, clown fish, wrasse, trigger fish, moray eels, hawksbill turtles, blue spotted stingrays and various reef sharks (don’t worry, they are harmless to humans). Experienced divers can also explore the dramatic underwater landscape of the deep, including: ship wrecks, steep granite walls, caves, tunnels, coral-covered pinnacles, and open ocean seamounts. It is possible to snorkel and dive in Thailand throughout the year. However, the country is subject to monsoons, which bring with them heavy rains and strong winds, so it’s a good idea to make a note of the seasons and so avoid the regions that are subject to the bad weather.

Asia Diving Packages

Asia Diving Packages

The waters of the Gulf of Thailand, which is on the East coast, are somewhat protected within a large natural bay. This protection gives the region a number of quality dive sites that are accessible nearly all year, however the weather can get a little rough during November and December. The best dive and snorkeling sites in the region can be found around the islands of Koh Samui, Koh Pha-Ngan and Koh Tao. From November through to April, head to the West coast of Thailand and the waters of the Andaman Sea. Here, you will discover Thailand’s best and most diverse underwater attractions. There are some great snorkeling and diving sites located to the east of Phuket. The world famous Koh Phi Phi, Hin Deang and Hin Muang are nearby, where enormous whale sharks and manta rays are regularly seen.

Further south there is the island of Koh Lipe, where the reef is not far from the shore and so you can snorkel and dive straight from the beach. The dive sites to the north of Phuket are only accessible via ‘live aboards’ (where you live onboard and dive from a boat). These sites include: the Similan Islands, Richelieu Rock, Koh Surin, the Burma Banks and the Mergui Archipelago.

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Asia Dive

Asia Dive

When visiting Thailand, your visit would not be a complete one if you fail to do some of the best and exciting things that you can do in Thailand. This includes your chance to learn to Scuba Dive. If you are a lover of water and loves to see underwater creatures, then this activity is best for you. Thailand has the most beautiful diving spots and is one of the cheapest.

For only 150, you can already have your PADI Open Water certificate to various dive shops in Thailand. The package includes the kit and a four day training and bunch of diving. Watching Muay Thai match is another great thing to experience in Thailand. You can feel the power of Muay Thai boxers at the Lumpini Stadium in Bangkok. Purchase a cheaper ticket if you want to witness the fight with any other fans or the more expensive ones if you wanted to be on the ringside and enjoy the fun more intensely.One of the courses as described by its designer – “I had to create a masterpiece by combining the natural splendor of the mountains and the seas, with ingenious architecture, and create a first class championship course to provide an enjoyable, yet challenging game for top professional golfers and amateurs alike” – Graham Marsh. Enough words said for the quality of golf courses here.

White-Water Rafting

For the true adventure seeker looking for an adrenaline-pumping activity, Sabah offers some of the most exhilarating thrills in the world. My scariest experience, only because I am not a good swimmer, is white-water rafting down the Padas River (a grade-3 river). Whilst trying to negotiate the rapids along this raging river for a distance of about 5 kilometers, do enjoy the breathtaking view that the surrounding rain forest does offer. However, be warned, don’t take your eyes off the rapids and waves too long!

Scuba Diving

Off the North Eastern coast of Borneo lies a tiny jewel of an island, Sipadan, with a marine ecosystem so perfect and unique that it is world renowned as one of the best dive spots in the world. Sipadan Island rises as a pristine Coral Sea mount, 650 meters from the floor of the Sulawesi Sea. This pinnacle off the eastern coast of Borneo is an oceanic magnet for marine life. As soon as you enter the crystal clear waters of Sipadan Island, you’ll understand why you have endured a journey that has taken you halfway around the world. As you begin to descend into this tropical water, you’ll also understand why the World Wildlife Fund says, “No other spot on the planet has more marine life than this island.

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