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Thailand :: Phuket : Koh Racha Yai

Koh Racha Yai (also spelled Raya or Raja) is the larger of the two islands south of Phuket. The better diving is off the east coast where good drifts can be done along the hard coral walls. Many species of coral can be spotted here with staghorn predominating in many places. The island often attracts some bigger visitors such as barracuda and the odd reef shark as well as the usual array of reef inhabitants. There are several interesting places to dive around Koh Racha Yai including Lucy's Reef where you may come across stonefish and catfish and Marla's Mystery, a wreck that is now home to morays, groupers and lionfish.

 

Depth: 5 - 30m

Viz: 5 - 25m

Currents: Can be strong

Getting there : Boat 90 mins

Best months: Dec / March

staghorn

 

 

 
 
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