Blowing Bubbles off Phuket’s Racha Islands

Blowing Bubbles off
Phuket’s Racha Islands

Racha Noi is as beautiful above the surface as well under the surface. During this full day
excursion, we’ll be heading below the sea where one of Phuket’s most exhilarating
dive sites awaits you and see what lies below sea level around Koh Racha.

WHY THIS TOUR?

Any serious scuba diver agrees: Phuket’s off-coastal underwater world deserves to be explored. With the Racha Islands a short boat ride away from southern Thailand’s holiday shores, seeing what’s below the Andaman Sea surface affirms that the country indeed deserves to take a prime position in the world of diving enthusiasts.

Part of a dual island system, called Koh Racha, Racha Noi is the smaller of the two islands yet easily matches the beauty of its larger brother – Racha Yai. Going off anchor, being properly geared up and making the splash in the salty waters for 3 relaxing dives with ample to see, a day away from your sun lounger or beach towel just cannot be better filled in.

TRAIL ITINERARY

Blowing Bubbles off Phuket’s Racha Islands

08:00 - 18:00

With your driver waiting for you at your hotel lobby at around 8 am, we head straight to the main boat pier on Phuket where you will board a dedicated dive boat. This vessel will sail south in direction of Koh Racha, one of Phuket’s most famed scuba diving spots. This is a great site if you have not dived for a while and need to get wet.

On the way to Koh Racha Noi, your scuba diving instructor will brief you what you will see and experience: this diving trip is suited for all levels with an easy grade of diving to see a good variety of marine wild life. All equipment will be on board and with patience and lots of fun you will head into the water upon arrival at the dive site.

Koh Racha is one of the stunning tropical islands surrounding Phuket, located south of the Pearl of the Andaman and has gained a reputation of being one of the most suitable dive sites for both beginners and experienced scuba and snorkel enthusiasts. In comparison to its larger brother, Koh Racha Noi is better when looking for a multi-level diving experience. The main site is a large rocky finger that goes all the way down to 30 meters, covered with corals and sea anemones. It is not uncommon to find barracudas, stingrays and sharks here, as well as the resident bullet-head parrotfish. Along the exploration of the underwater world around Racha Noi and Yai, a plethora of coral fish call this home and you will be able to see various species swimming around. Lunch will be included on board the boat.

After making 3 dives with your instructor, you will head back to the Phuket mainland and back to your hotel where you will arrive at around 6 pm.

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

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INCLUSIONS

  • A full day tour with professional English-speaking scuba diving instructors
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle with professional driver.
  • 2 dives at Koh Racha Noi and 1 dive at Racha Yai with instructor
  • Use of tanks and weight for 3 dives;
  • All applicable taxes and service charges
  • Snacks, drinks and /or refreshments during the tour
  • Lunch on board is included (food only)
  • Use of life jacket, snorkelling equipment during the tour

EXCLUSIONS

  • Other dive equipment such as fins, mask, BCD, wetsuit, regulator per person. Rental fees to be paid on spot with the scuba instructors;
  • Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, tips and gratuities, shopping, portage fees and optional tours, unless otherwise stated
  • Hotel accommodation in the destination of commencement.
  • Compulsory Christmas, country-specific festival and/or New Year dinner at included hotels
  • Single supplement charges for single travellers, where applicable
  • Any airline tickets, visa fees, additional transportation cost from and to the general meeting point
  • Supplements for transfers for customers arriving or departing from any airport or resorts located outside the general pick-up and drop-off locations
  • Hotel expenses of a personal nature, should an overnight be included: this includes mini-bar consumption, laundry, room service, any telephone or other communication cost not mentioned in the program
  • Travel insurance coverage for customers (highly recommendable)

GOOD TO KNOW

  • This tour is operated on joint / Seat-In-Coach basis only with English-speaking diving instructors.
  • Return transfers for this excursion apply only / are inclusive for customers staying along Phuket’s main beaches such as Patong, Karon and Kata. Transfers outside these areas such as Mai Khao, Nai Yang, Laguna Phuket, Nai Thon, Nai Harn, Rawai, Chalong, Phuket Town and beaches along the east coast including any harbour and Phuket’s International Airport are excluded. Supplements apply for customers who want to join this excursion outside one of these regions.
  • A minimum number of guests are required for this excursion to operate; many of our tours do not have limitations on group size, depending on the availability of seats and other factors. We regret that we are not able to communicate in advance about this.
  • We will do all possible to comply with any dietary requirements during this excursion; it may not always be possible to confirm your wishes in advance based on the choice of lunch.
  • We always will make efforts to confirm the exact pick-up time upon reservation. For any operational issues in which are not able to confirm the exact pick-up time in advance, we reserve the right to inform you the day before the departure of the tour.
  • Natural elements of any kind have a destructive effect on electronic equipment. It is the customer’s own responsibility to ensure that any camera, mobile telephone or other device is properly wrapped and protected against these elements. We cannot be held responsible in any way for negligence and/or not following suggestions for any damage related to this.
  • Please ensure that you bring sunglasses, a hat /cap and sunblock with a high SPF factor when traveling with us on this tour – even when it is cloudy, the sunrays still have an immense power.
  • We reserve the right to make necessary changes to the excursion in case of unfavourable weather conditions or situations where we are forced to make alterations to guarantee the safety of our guests.
  • All our scuba diving instructors are either PADI and/or SSI certified. These are the two leading scuba diving organizations in the world. It is essential for the safety of any scuba diver not to fly within 12 hours (one day) or 18 hours (multiple days) due to the high concentration of nitrogen in the blood stream. These regulations do not apply for customers who are only snorkelling.
  • The protection of the country’s flora and fauna is of immense importance for us. We will not pursue any activities for guests that are not in line with our animal, wildlife and environment protection principles.
  • It is the responsibility of the customer to provide us with the correct hotel information, should pick-up and drop-off services be included in the package. Any changes in accommodation outside 24 hours will be handled accordingly: changes within 24 hours may be on request.
  • In the event of no-show or change of accommodation without prior consent and confirmation from us within 24 hours may result in the applicable cancellation charges as outlined in the terms and conditions.
  • The maximum depths on these dives are set for 30 meters for each dive and dive sites may change, depending on the weather conditions.

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