About Racha Yai
With lots of sandy areas, the hard coral bays are perfect for courses and inexperienced divers, with access to some simple wrecks just a short swim away from bay 1 at depths of 18-25m for the more experienced. There is a good variety of marine life either on the shallow hard coral reefs, the rocky reefs between the bays or around the artificial reefs (hollow concrete cubes) that range from 12m to 30m depth. Octopus and cuttlefish, punching mantis shrimp, many types of morays, banded sea snakes, blue-spotted Kuhl’s stingrays, flounders and striped shrimpfish can be included among the regular reef fish that frequent the shallows. Also on occasion, Racha Yai gets flybys from manta ray and even visits from the odd whale shark!
Depth 50 m · Visibility 10 m · Site Features : Coral Reef, Wreck
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Koh Racha Yai, is the largest of the two islands located off the Southeastern coast of Phuket. Different kinds of corals can be spotted here with the Staghorn coral predominating in many areas. Marine life is rich and species such as Barracuda, Tuna and Milk Fish can be found in this area.
Depth 40 m · Visibility 20 m · Site Features : Coral Reef, Aquarium
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What to Expect When Diving in Racha Yai