Racha Noi |Dive site information
Day Trip: 3,800 THB | 3 Dives
Other dive sites: Racha Yai
Racha Noi is the more distant of the 2 Racha islands, around 25km south of Phuket, with dive sites offering excellent
The shallower parts of the bays are perfect for courses and inexperienced divers, with deeper water, rocky reefs
Although the variety of hard corals really makes the Racha Noi dive sites shine, do not ignore what you may find out in the sands just off the reef. You can find critters such as robust ghost pipefish, cockatoo leaf-fish, ribbon eels and some very pretty nudibranchs.
Racha Noi’s best-known dive site is probably ‘South Tip’, a pinnacle a few hundred meters off its southernmost point. Covered in soft corals and prone to strong currents and changes in visibility, this pinnacle is a favorite among experienced divers for the chance of encountering manta ray. With the majority of the pinnacle starting at 12m, it continues down to depths well beyond the recreational limit, hence Racha Noi and the pinnacle are hot favorites for
Just a few hundred meters away are some very nice reefs, more suitable for divers not wanting to dive the pinnacle. A good chance here of seeing zebra (leopard) sharks.
Racha Noi has so many dive sites that are perfect for a whole range of courses, but for sure if you are looking for depth and clearer water, this is the island to visit to do your Tec, Sidemount and Rebreather courses. Diving days at Racha Noi, usually also include a dive at Racha Yai. Though in some ways similar to Noi, Racha Yai has its own special marine life to add to the day’s total experience!
Quick facts | Racha Noi dive site
All levels and perfect for scuba diving courses
1 – 60 + m
Huge boulders, hard corals and excellent visibility
Manta rays, octopus, ghost pipefish, ribbon eels, leaf-fish and glassfish
Diving day trip options to Racha Noi
Racha Noi +
3 Boat Dives
Price: 3,800 THB
Diving with Manta Rays at Racha Noi from Phuket
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