Koh Racha Yai diving is your chance to discover the largest of the two islands located off the Southeastern coast of Phuket. It is the perfect spot for beginners !
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Racha Yai island| Racha Noi | King Cruiser | Koh Phi Phi
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Day Trip Itinerary I Racha Yai diving
This is an example as our regular itinerary but timing may vary
- 7:30 am – Meeting at your hotel
- 8:00 am - 9:30 am – Make your way to the island of Racha Yai with breakfast on board
- 10:00 am – First dive
- 11:00 am – Hot buffet lunch served on board. Time for some snorkeling and sun bathing after lunch or another dive.
- 12:30 pm – Second dive
- 13:30 pm – Rest and relax. Enjoy fresh tropical fruit and soft drinks on the way back to Chalong Pier
- 15:30 pm – Back to Chalong Pier
- 16:00 pm – Return to Hotel
Koh Racha Yai, is the largest of the two islands located off the Southeastern coast of Phuket.
Different kinds of corals can be spotted here with the Staghorn coral predominating in many areas. Marine life is rich and species such as Barracuda, Tuna and Milk Fish can be found in this area.
Racha Yai island has gained its reputation with its beautiful clear waters and white sand beaches. You would be able to discover the rich marine life by snorkeling during the day or over several days. Wide variety of flora and fauna can be seen during Racha Yai diving with good underwater visibility.
On the northern end of Racha Yai island, you can find two beautiful little bays known for its deep clear waters and the colorful coral formations you can see underwater.
While snorkeling is awesome to discover the rich marine life, Racha Yai diving would lead you into a whole new underwater experience. Amongst the varieties of marine life that you would be able to see there, get ready to spot the hidden scorpion fish waiting for prey !
The better place for diving is located on the East coast along the hard coral reef where there are shipwrecks and good drifts.
There are several interesting dive sites around Koh Racha Yai including Lucy’s Reef, Reef “Do little Do” where Stonefish and Batfish may be chanced upon. Not forgetting Marla’s mystery, a wreck that became home to Morays, Groupers and Lionfish.
Why Us ? / Why Phuket ?
Great Underwater Visibility
Hard colorful corals, shipwrecks, marine life observation (turtles)
Dive Site Depth - 18 PGM Maximum Depth
5 dives in sites with 40 meters depth
Easy, for everyone who is at least 10 years old
Koh Racha Yai also has tourist facilities where you would be able to find restaurants and hotels for different budgets.
Racha Yai Snorkeling Day Trip.
The island of Koh Racha Yai is an ideal destination for snorkeling or diving excursions. At SSS Phuket, you would be able to organize your snorkeling excursion individually, as a group or as an exclusive private group.
Koh Racha islands (also know as Ko Raya) are divided in two islands, Koh Racha Yai and Ko Racha Noi. Often described as twins, they are located southeast of Phuket and are available by speedboat in just 30 minutes.
What to Bring ?
- Beach towel
- Shorts & light T-Shirt
- Sun glasses
Koh Racha Yai Highlights:
- Time from Chalong Bay: 30 min.
- Number of islands: 2.
- Depth: 4 – 40 m.
- Visibility: 12 – 30 m.
- Currents: Low.
- Water temperature: 27-30 ° C.
- Experience Level: Beginner – Intermediate.
- Number of dive sites: 12.
- Diving Season: All year.
- Distance: 30 km east of Phuket.