Sunrise Divers - Monday, 4 May 2009

Summer Season Diving in Phuket

As the "high" season is just about over now in early May, and our most popular dive sites - the Similan Islands, Richelieu Rock, Burma - are either closed or too far for long boat rides in changeable weather, we look forward to a 5 month summer season from May - October. Contrary to what some may think, we do not close our shop - Sunrise Divers will be open just about every day during the summer.

What diving options do I have in the summer in Phuket?

Plenty! We offer day trips to dive sites such as Racha Yai island, Shark Point, the King Cruiser Wreck, Phi Phi Islands, Racha Noi Island, Anemone Reef... There are day trips every day and we can make up packages for you for 2 - 5 days diving with lots of variety. Diving the local sites in the summer is sometimes better than high season! Why? Well, for one - less divers in the water. Also, the prevailing west winds mean we can always dive the nicer east coast of Racha Yai which is not always possible in the high season.

Day Trip Information:

Day Trip Packages
Day Trip Dive Sites

We also offer the twice weekly Phi Phi Island Overnight trip - probably the best summer option - 7 dives and a night in a hotel in Phi Phi, all for just 9900 Baht!

Phi Phi Overnight Dive Tour

Got a group of divers, or want some privacy? We offer speedboat charters to all local sites, and also for snorkeling and sightseeing tours with a custom speedboat for up to 10 divers.

Speedboat Dive Charters

Enough diving to keep you busy? We think so!

The weather in Phuket during the summer is of course a worry for some people. We cannot promise 24 hour sunshine, but over the years we have collected weather reports and have tried to show what the weather is really like here in the summer. Some rainy days, some grey days and LOTS of sunny days! You can find some reports from 2004 - 2007 on our website here, and from 2006 up to now on Jamies Phuket Weather Blog.

The summer season in Phuket is a great time to come - sure, if you want a liveaboard to the Similan Islands you will have to wait until at least mid October, but we are here and ready to dive year round.

One more bonus... hotel prices are really low in the summer. Take Advantage! Check the Phuket Hotels on for online bookings.

See you in Phuket soon!