Banana BaySouth tipRacha Noi BayNorth PointCamera BayMarina Bay

Banana Bay is a novice dive site with clear blue waters and a flat shallow white sandy area that ranges from 3 metres down to 10 metres. Here you will find pockets of rocks, small pinnacles and bommies scattered over the sandy area. Banana Bay offers an abundant amount of marine life that lives on and around the Pinnacles in the bay such as: Yellow Fusiliers, Red Tooth Triggerfish, Milk Fish, and occasionally The Ornate Ghost Pipefish. Also, soft corals and hard corals are scattered on the reef, such as, The Feathered Sea Star, which attaches itself to multi-colored Staghorn Coral.

As you descend to 10 metres depth you will discover a hard coral reef sloping down to 25 metres. At this reef you will find masses of Staghorn Coral with Wrasses, Trumpet Fish and Titan Triggerfish all foraging for there next meal. If you look on to the sandy bottom you may find a Leopard Shark relaxing there. If you are really lucky, Manta Rays have been spotted in the blue swimming effortlessly on their way to the South Tip of the island.

All level of diver, ranging from beginners and upwards, are welcome on this beautiful dive site. Mild to moderate currents run from North to South and vice versa.

  • Depth: 25 Meters
  • Visibility: 15 – 30 Meters
  • Difficulty: Beginner
  • Current: Mild / Moderate
  • Type: Reef / loping Reef
South Tip dive site is at the Southern end of Racha Noi Bay. This dive site is for experienced divers only, due to depth and strong currents.
The site itself consists of giant granite boulders starting from 12 metres at the north end going down to 40 metres at the south end.  Onn the granite boulders you will discover many hard and soft corals ranging from Sea Fans, Fire Coral, the colourful Tube Coral and the huge Giant Gorgonian Sea Fan coral.
The marine life you will encounter while on the South Tip is as diverse as any dive site around Phuket and ranges from Red Tooth Triggerfish, Unicorn Fish and the Humbug Damselfish swimming over the hard coral.

As for the larger fish, you will see schools of Chevron Barracuda swimming above you, Eagle Rays frequent in the blue, Leopard Sharks in the sandy bottom and also the beautiful Manta Ray has been seen here many times.

  • Depth: 45 Meters
  • Visibility: 15 – 30 Meters
  • Difficulty: Advanced
  • Current: Moderate / Strong
Racha Noi Bay is located on the Southeast side of the Island and it can be easily found due to a small islet (island).  At low tide a sand ridge connected to the main island is visible.
This dive site offers shallow blue waters with coral gardens at the North and South of the dive site, making it perfect for beginner and newly certified divers.  With its dense and lush soft corals and hard corals, divers will be amazed at the diversity of marine life such as Garden Eels protruding from the sea bed, Titan Triggerfish, Leaf Fish, Scorpion Fish and the beautiful Lionfish sitting motionless waiting for its next meal.

As you descend into deeper waters you may encounter the truly incredible Eagle Ray, with its striking blue eyes, these creatures are easily distinguishable.  Look around the rock formations and you may also spot the elusive Jenkins Ray that hides among all the rocks and hard corals.
This is a small site, so please, take your time as to maximize the dive site.

  • Depth: 30 Meters
  • Visibility: 15 / 30 Meters
  • Difficulty: Beginner / Intermediate
  • Current: Mild / Strong
  • Type: Boulder / Reef
North point is situated right on the tip of Racha Noi.  This dive site is full of giant rocks running from the surface down to 25 metres plus that house a wide array of soft corals.  A plentiful variety of marine life frequent this area, including schools of Yellow Fusiliers, Barracuda, Giant Puffer Fish and much more.

As you descend, look onto the white sandy bottom, occasionally you will spot Leopard Sharks, Blue Spotted Stingrays, and the wonderful Peacock Mantis Shrimp.  Currents can be challenging on this site due to its location, however staying tucked in near the rocks where the current tends to be moderate lends itself to a relaxing dive.

The dive site is suitable for all level of divers with depths ranging from 5 metres down to 25 metres and excellent most of the time.

  • Depth: 25 Meters
  • Visibility: 10 – 35 Meters
  • Difficulty: Beginner
  • Current: Moderate / Strong
  • Type: Boulder / Sloping Reef

On the North tip of Racha Noi, to the West, lies Camera Bay.
The site is secluded with gentle currents, fantastic marine life, and an array of hard corals, such as, Cabbage Coral, Robust Staghorn and compact coral.  On the outskirts of the site are boulders that house many different species of marine life.  The depth of this site ranges from 5/6 metres down to 25 metres.
Visibility is excellent due to the deep waters coming in from the north.  Ember Parrot fish, Trigger Fish and macro species forage around this site for food.  Look out into the blue and you may spot the beautiful Manta Ray effortlessly swimming by.

This is a two direction dive, meaning you can go either way around the bay and is great for beginner divers as well as more advanced levels.

  • Depth: 25 Meters
  • Visibility: 8 / 30 Meters
  • Difficulty: Beginner
  • Current: Slight / Moderate
  • Type: Sloping reef
Marina Bay is located Northwest on Racha Noi Island.   The site consists of Granite Rock that starts in the shallows and reaches depths of 20 metres plus.  In the bay you will find pinnacles scattered along the white sandy area at depths of around 10 metres with lots of marine life living on and around, such as Peacock Mantis Shrimp, Long Nosed Hawkfish and Moray Eels.

As you swim out of the bay a gigantic boulder appears that has many soft corals attached to it, such as Barrel Sponge, Harp Coral and Leather Cora.  Look into the crevices in the rocks and you may find the master of disguise, The Reef Octopus.
Once out of the bay you will find many swim through’s at different depths, so explore them and you’ll be surprised at what you find.  As for marine life out of the bay, you will come across Parrot Fish, Butterfly Fish, Yellow Boxfish and Giant Trevally, also if you are a nudibranch lover  look around the rocks you’ll be sure to see many different species.
When it’s time for the safety stop, swim out into the blue and patiently wait for the beautiful sight of an elegant Manta Ray swimming effortlessly by.

All divers are welcome on this dive site, but beginner divers are advised to stay in the bay.

  • Depth: 30 Meters
  • Visibility: 15 / 30 Meters
  • Difficulty: Beginner/Intermediate
  • Current: Mild / Strong
  • Type:Boulder / Pinnacles / Swim Throughs

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