The two Racha islands Yai (meaning big) and Noi (meaning small) are situated around one and half hours from Phuket Island. The visibility can reach up to 40 metres during monsoon season which runs from June – October. The majority of the dive sites around the Islands are sheltered so there is very little current – ideal for beginners, novices and those who want a relaxed dive. The underwater world here is made up of hard colourful coral and fine sand. Whilst you can find beautiful nudibranch and smaller marine life, common sighting of Moray, Lionfish, Stingrays, Stonefish, Turtles, Batfish and Barracuda are reported.
Racha Noi is the only dive site close to Phuket where if the conditions are favourable, it’s possible to see Giant Manta Rays.
Visibility: 20-40 metres
Difficulty: Beginner to Advanced
Current: Mild to moderate