Water Sports in Phuket
Given the fantastic location on the Andaman sea it's no surprise
that water sports are one of the big attractions of the area.
The waters are sparking clean in a way that you won't see many
places outside of postcards.
Scuba Diving near Phuket
There are a lot of dive shops and operators -- make sure
you look out for the PADI symbol
to ensure you have a properly trained diver with you.
Boating and Sailing around the island
From hobie cats to yachts
there is something for everybody.
Kayaking on the Andaman Sea
This is something special here -- while diving or sailing can
basically be done anywhere there is enough water, the type of
kayaking you find in Phuket is a little special. The geography
of the island creates these amazing bays and caves which you can
explore by canoe/kayak. Most of the actual destinations are in
the nearby Krabi or Phang Nga Bay, which are an hour or two by boat
from the Phuket harbor.
Any dive shop or hotel tour desk will be able to arrange these
kinds of trips for you. Do watch out for the fact that it may
be a long drive from your hotel to the actual pier in the south of
Phuket where boats leave for these destinations.
If you have more time there are also non-sea Kayaking adventures.
Phuket is a large island and the hinterland has many interesting
sites, which most beach-loving tourists never see. For the
best use of your time you may want to consider an overnight trip --
which also means that you can go to places like Khao Sok National
Fishing and Angling