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Thailand in June

Discussion in 'Thailand' started by stcline, Mar 31, 2018.

  1. Fibonacci

    Fibonacci Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Melbourne, Australia
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    You could consider heading further East over to Koh Chang and Koh Kood near the Cambodian border... far less crowded than Phuket or Koh Tao and Koh Chang also has a shipwreck!
    Dive Sites | Dive Koh Chang
     
  2. stevenl

    stevenl Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Kata, Phuket, Thailand
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    Yes, less crowded, but diving far from on par with Phuket.
     
  3. UFOrb

    UFOrb Barracuda

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Brighton, UK
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    As stevenl said, Thailand does not have a hurricane/cyclone/typhoon season. You may be thinking of the monsoon season? June is early in the southwest monsoon /rainy season which affects the west coasts. However, in my experience it’s actually a very good time to visit Thailand and it doesn’t actually rain that much in June - you may experience the odd short shower but you should be fine!
    I’ve dived from Phuket in late August, in the midst of rainy season with no problems, although I had to be a little flexible with dive days that time of year.

    The Andaman side of Thailand definitely has the best diving! As others have said, there is some very good diving accessed from Phuket. Have you also considered Koh Lanta? The excellent Koh Phi Phi, Bida, Koh Haa & Hin Daeng/Hin Muang sites are accessed from there.
     
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  4. stevenl

    stevenl Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Kata, Phuket, Thailand
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    Take into account Koh Haa and Hin Daerng and Hin Muang are off limits in June.
     
  5. UFOrb

    UFOrb Barracuda

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Brighton, UK
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    For future reference, when do the trips to those sites stop, end of April?
     
  6. stevenl

    stevenl Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Kata, Phuket, Thailand
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    Same as Similans, off limits 15 May-15 October.

    Personally I don't like Hin Daeng/Muang trips till about mid November, due to its open location, without any shelter at all.
     
  7. UFOrb

    UFOrb Barracuda

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Brighton, UK
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    We dived them in March when the sea was flat as a pancake :)
     
  8. SurvivalD

    SurvivalD Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: California
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    I was there early this may. Was nit great conditions. Strong currents, only about theo thirds of the boat dived.
     
  9. islandboysrule

    islandboysrule Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Houston, TX
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    Similan Islands Liveaboard with Sea-bees diving...do it!
     
  10. stevenl

    stevenl Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Kata, Phuket, Thailand
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    Yes, I would recommend those months.

    Yes, (too) late in the season.

    Nice diving and good company, but not the best value for money I would say.
     

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