Racha Noi Diving - A wild island for all divers

Racha Noi Diving | 3 Great Dives

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Racha Noi Diving

Racha Noi Diving, accessible year-round, making it an exceptional destination for scuba diving in the Andaman Sea.

The island presents a myriad of unique features and we go diving and snorkeling on a daily basic to Racha Noi (also called Raja Noi)

Abundant marine life and crystal-clear waters create an underwater wonderland for divers.

  • map similan phi phi kingDepth: 5 โ€“ 40 m.
  • Visibility: 15 โ€“ 40 m.
  • Currents: Easy to moderate.
  • Water temperature: 27-30 ยฐ C.
  • Experience Level: Beginner โ€“ Experienced
  • Diving Season: All year.

Racha Noi Diving | For Certified Divers

เธฟ3,900

  • 3 Dives
  • Complete equipment rental
  • All meals (Breakfast & Lunch)
  • Snacks (drinks and fresh fruits)
  • Taxi Transfers (Rawai-Chalong-Kata-Karon-Patong-Kamala)
  • Go Pro Camera Rental in Option - THB 700

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William Kneuss

Came here for a first diving experience and to pass the SSI Open Water Diver certification. It was hands down one of the best experience of my life! The team is super friendly, everything is organized to the perfection. The boat trips were fun and I felt confortable at all times above or under the water. I strongly recommend!

๐Ÿ—“๏ธ Racha Noi Scuba Divingย Itinerary

Day Trip Itinerary | 3 Dives

DIVE 1 : Banana Bay (or Marina Rock)

7am โ€“ 8am: Hotel Pick Up

Boat leaves at 8am | Breakfast onboard

Arrival at Racha Noi at 10.30am

DIVE 2 : Racha Noi Bay (or South Tip)

1 pm: Second dive

12pm: Hot Buffet served onboard

DIVE 3 : Racha Yai Bay 1 (or Bungalow Bay)

2.30pm: Arrival at Racha Yai island

Departure to Chalong pier at 3.30pm

Drop off to hotel at 5pm

This itinerary serves as an example, and the schedule is subject to last-minute changes. Dive sites are chosen based on current conditions and wind patterns.
Racha Noi Diving

Diving conditions allow all levels. From calm currents for novice participants on a Discover Scuba Diving experience to more technical sites for experienced divers.

Our experienced instructors focus on safety and to find interesting sights.

The picturesque underwater scenes provide endless opportunities for photography and videography.

Adherence to safety protocols and easy accessibility ensures a memorable diving experience for all at Racha Noi.

๐Ÿ๏ธ Racha Noi Island Dive Sites

Banana Bay | Racha Noi Bay | Marina Rock | South Tip

Racha Noi Diving - Banana bay dive map

Banana Bay:

The eastern side of Racha Noi Island is possibly named after the abundance of banana trees so it's known as "Banana" Bay.

This dive site provides an easily accessible underwater haven.

The journey begins in a clear and shallow flat area, ranging from 3 to 10 meters deep.

As you traverse, the seabed undergoes a gradual transformation.

It turns into a hard coral reef, gently sloping to depths of 25-30 meters.

This submerged landscape is adorned primarily by staghorn coral formations.

It is interrupted by stretches of pristine white powdery sand, creating a picturesque underwater vista.

We've been exploring Banana Bay since 2005, and what consistently impresses us is the incredible underwater visibility right from the moment we descend into the dive.

Banana Bay is an excellent dive site for beginners as diving.

Marine Fauna & Flora:

Similar to other dive sites around Racha Noi, Banana Bay is teeming with vibrant marine life.

Reef fish, such as fusilier, triggerfish, butterfly fish, and colorful basslets, often inhabit the staghorn coral.

Giant morays, reef octopuses, black and white snappers, sea snakes (non-dangerous), lionfish, and scorpion fish are common sightings.

For enthusiasts of nudibranchs, these captivating creatures can be spotted atop the staghorn corals.

You might be fortunate enough to catch a glimpse of majestic Manta Rays gliding through the water.

Racha Noi Diving - Marina Rock mapMarina Rock:

Carved from granite rock, the bay on the western side of Racha Noi Island is adorned with a lush carpet of leather corals.

It's complemented by a diverse array of sea fans, sea whips, fire corals, and robust hard corals like pore corals.

Divers can initiate their exploration from two points.

The first is from the sandy bottom at a depth of 18 meters.

The second option is from the rocky reef located just south of the bay, where colossal rocks gracefully descend to 35-40 meters.

This site has numerous swim-throughs that divers can use to explore. Marina Rock is one of our favorite dive sites at Racha Noi.

The thrill of entering and navigating through swim-throughs one after another adds an adventurous touch to the experience.

Marine Fauna & Flora:

The bay hosts a thriving ecosystem of reef fish.

These include parrotfish, snapper, angelfish, butterfly fish, and vibrant neon fusiliers.

Hovering in pairs over the sandy bottom, blue spotted stingrays and scissortail gobies add to the underwater spectacle.

Keen observers exploring the rocky terrain may encounter nudibranchs and pipefish.

This showcases the hidden treasures of this underwater landscape.

Venture into the deeper realms.

You might be pleasantly surprised by an unexpected encounter with a graceful Manta Ray.

Racha-Noi Diving - South Tip dive mapSouth Tip:

The South Tip is situated at the southernmost point of Racha Noi. It is relatively compact in size.

Predominantly composed of granite boulders, its depths vary from 15-18 meters in the north to exceeding 60 meters in the south.

While the western rock slope is inclined, the eastern side features steeper terrain with fewer instances of hard and soft corals.

These include fire and sea fan corals, adhering to the rocks.

The anticipation is always exhilarating before diving at South Tip, knowing there's a high chance to witness Manta Rays gracefully gliding around.

Note that the current at this site is intricate and robust, occasionally reaching extreme levels.

Due to the challenging conditions, South Tip is not recommended for beginners or intermediate divers.

Marine Fauna & Flora:

South Tip is renowned for frequent Manta Ray sightings.

This is particularly from February to April.

It offers divers a high probability of encountering these majestic creatures.

The waters are also populated with surgeonfish, unicornfish, triggerfish, damsels.

There's a common presence of great barracuda.

On the contrary, leopard sharks are relatively less common in this area.

Racha Noi Diving - Racha Noi dive mapRacha Noi Bay:

Situated on the southeastern side of the island, Racha Noi Bay stands out.

It's characterized by a distinctive small islet.

During low tide, a visible sand ridge connects to the main island.

The shallows on the northern and southern ends boast a vibrant coral garden.

This makes it an ideal spot for snorkeling enthusiasts.

As the depth reaches 12 meters, the coral transitions into a sandy bottom.

In the deeper rocky sections beyond 30 meters, the landscape is dominated by sea fans and sea whips.

This creates breathtaking underwater vistas.

We often start the dive at the north part of the dive site which allows for a very nice drift dive. Don't forget to keep an eye on the blue as Manta rays might be around!

Marine Fauna & Flora:

Divers are in for a treat with the diverse array of creatures inhabiting Racha Noi Bay.

In addition to the usual reef fish, explorers can uncover scorpion fishes, garden eels, eagle rays, and milky fish.

Delve into the sandy bottom to spot camouflaged cuttlefish, flounder, and pipefish.

On calm days, adventurous divers can swim off the rocky reef and explore the deep blue.

There's the potential for exciting encounters with leopard sharks, manta rays, and even the majestic whale sharks.

Why SSS Phuket for Racha Noi Diving

Private Instructor/Guide

You will get a private divemaster for booking 2 or more divers

Experienced Divemasters/Instructors

Many years of experience to teaching, combining professionalism with a sense of fun!

Diving day trip all inclusive

Price includes dive equipment, all meals and taxi transfer for Kamala, Patong, Karon, Kata, Chalong and Rawai

Happy Returning Divers!

Returning divers show a high level of satisfaction

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