Phuket Travel Guide & Information

Phuket Watersports

With its clear blue waters and warm weather Phuket is a paradise for water sports with a whole range of fun water-based activities from scuba diving to water skiing.

Phuket is exposed to the Indian Ocean and throughout the monsoon season, from May to October, there is surf on many of the islands west coast beaches. There are ride-able waves, which even though they aren’t that big can... read more

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    Banana Boats

    Banana boat rides behind a speedboat can be an exhilarating experience. Banana boats are long tubes filled with air that 6 to 8... read more

    Banana Boats

    Banana boat rides behind a speedboat can be an exhilarating experience. Banana boats are long tubes filled with air that 6 to 8 adventure seekers sit on and hold onto handles to avoid falling off. The speedboat drivers job is to make the ride bouncy and to... read more

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    Game Fishing

    Phuket has been gaining an international reputation for game fishing. The surrounding waters of the Andaman Sea and the now... read more

    Game Fishing

    Phuket has been gaining an international reputation for game fishing. The surrounding waters of the Andaman Sea and the now famous Drop Off, west of Phuket, are home to some of the world’s most prized game fish. The fish-rich waters of the Andaman Sea... read more

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    Jet Skis

    Jet skis can be a fun and exhilarating way to enjoy Phuket’s warm waters and can be rented from the main tourist beaches... read more

    Jet Skis

    Jet skis can be a fun and exhilarating way to enjoy Phuket’s warm waters and can be rented from the main tourist beaches such as Karon, Patong, Kata, Surin and Bangtao beaches. Prices can vary but you should expect to pay around 1,000 Baht for 15... read more

  • Kitesurfing Phuket

    Kitesurfing

    Kitesurfing is an extreme sport that has only recently begun to take off on Phuket. The best winds are from June through to Feb... read more

    Kitesurfing

    Kitesurfing is an extreme sport that has only recently begun to take off on Phuket. The best winds are from June through to Feb with the main areas for kitesurfing on Phuket being Chalong and Rawai on the southeast coast and Nai Yang on the northwest coast.... read more

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    Phuket Surfing

    First off it has to be said that Phuket is far from a world-class surfing destination. If you want a surfing holiday then you are... read more

    Phuket Surfing

    First off it has to be said that Phuket is far from a world-class surfing destination. If you want a surfing holiday then you are better off going somewhere else. That said, during the rainy season from May to October, there are ride-able waves, which even... read more

  • Phuket scuba diving

    Scuba Diving

    Phuket ranks as one of the world’s top ten dive destinations, and with good reason. The water is warm and teeming with... read more

    Scuba Diving

    Phuket ranks as one of the world’s top ten dive destinations, and with good reason. The water is warm and teeming with marine life; the Andaman being one of the most diverse seas on the planet. If you are lucky you might see whale sharks and manta rays.... read more

  • Phuket dive sites

    Scuba Diving Sites

    Phuket’s West Coast The west coast of Phuket Island consists of reasonably healthy reefs and a surprising amount of marine... read more

    Scuba Diving Sites

    Phuket’s West Coast The west coast of Phuket Island consists of reasonably healthy reefs and a surprising amount of marine life. Visibility is usually fine but the weak currents and relatively shallow depths afford a great location for dive training and... read more

  • Phuket snorkeling

    Snorkelling

    If you don’t fancy diving or simply haven’t got the time to do a dive course, snorkeling is an enjoyable way to view... read more

    Snorkelling

    If you don’t fancy diving or simply haven’t got the time to do a dive course, snorkeling is an enjoyable way to view Phuket’s underwater beauty. An added bonus to snorkelling is that you have a better chance of seeing fish, as the bubbles... read more

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    Surf Competitions & Events

    The growing interest in Phuket as a surfing destination has led to more competitions, wider media coverage and new international... read more

    Surf Competitions & Events

    The growing interest in Phuket as a surfing destination has led to more competitions, wider media coverage and new international sponsors. Big-brand international surfing competitions share the stage with local club competitions throughout Phuket’s... read more

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    Surf Reports

    The best time to surf is usually in the morning before the breeze picks-up, at the change of tide and before the sun sets.... read more

    Surf Reports

    The best time to surf is usually in the morning before the breeze picks-up, at the change of tide and before the sun sets. However, the surf in Phuket is not dependable, even during the monsoon season. The surf forecasts provide an overview of predicted tide,... read more

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    Surf Spots

    All of the breaks are found on Phuket’s west coast and are mostly beach breaks, with the occasional reef break. From North... read more

    Surf Spots

    All of the breaks are found on Phuket’s west coast and are mostly beach breaks, with the occasional reef break. From North to South, the main spots are: Surin Beach Popular surf spot, which can get quite big at the height of the monsoon, otherwise... read more

  • Phuket waterski & wakeboarding

    Water Skiing & Wakeboarding

    During the dry season from November to April, Phuket’s waters are ideal for water skiing. Most of the main beaches such as... read more

    Water Skiing & Wakeboarding

    During the dry season from November to April, Phuket’s waters are ideal for water skiing. Most of the main beaches such as Patong have speedboat operators that hire their boats and equipment for water skiing. Cable Skiing Situated in Kathu is Phuket... read more

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    Webcams

    Webcam coverage of Phuket’s beaches is limited and the service can be patchy. If you find the service is not working or for... read more

    Webcams

    Webcam coverage of Phuket’s beaches is limited and the service can be patchy. If you find the service is not working or for more weather information, checkout the phuket surf reports page. Surin Beach From Catch Beach Club Surf Webcam of the current... read more