Overview of the Best Spots - Southwest Thailand

Below are highlights of the dive sites in southwest Thailand in the Andaman Sea. For more detailed information on all these fabulous dive sites, please follow the links.

At a Glance: The Similan Islands • Thailand • Liveaboard Destination • (More >>>)
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Similan Rocks

At a Glance: Koh Bon • Thailand • Liveaboard Destination • (More >>>)
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manta ray

At a Glance: Koh Tachai • Thailand • Liveaboard Destination • (More >>>)
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clownfish thailand

At a Glance: Richelieu Rock • Thailand • Liveaboard Destination • (More >>>)
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whaleshark richelieu rock

At a Glance: Mu Koh Surin • Thailand • Liveaboard Destination • (More >>>)
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whaleshark richelieu rock

At a Glance: Phi Phi Islands •• Thailand • Liveaboard & Day Trip Destination • (More >>>)
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lionfish

At a Glance: Koh Ha (Five Islands) • Thailand • Liveaboard Destination • (More >>>)
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manta ray

At a Glance: Hin Daeng & Hin Muang • Thailand • Liveaboard Destination • (More >>>)
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softcoral hin daeng thailand

At a Glance: Koh Racha • Thailand • Day Trip Destination • (More >>>)
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Cuttlefish

At a Glance: Koh Dok Mai • Thailand • Day Trip Destination • (More >>>)
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clownfish

At a Glance: Shark Point • Thailand • Day Trip Destination • (More >>>)
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Shark Point

At a Glance: Anemone Reef • Thailand • Day Trip Destination • (More >>>)
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Leopard Shark

At a Glance: King Cruiser Wreck • Thailand • Day Trip Destination • (More >>>)
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Batfish and diver

At a Glance: Phi Phi Islands • Thailand • Liveaboard & Day Trip Destination • (More >>>)
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About the Author

John Williams has written, co-authored, or contributed to four diving guides on Thailand, the Mergui Archipelago, and the Andaman Islands. These are the award-winning Lonely Planet Diving & Snorkeling series, Periplus Editions Diving Southeast Asia, Asian Diver Scuba Guides and Singapore's Times Edition Diving Thailand. He has lived in Phuket and dived in Thailand's waters since 1987.

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