One of the best experiences that you should not miss when spending a holiday in Southeast Asia is diving in Phuket, Thailand. You have a wide range of choices from the different diving holiday packages that match every budget. Aside from diving, you can also explore the island of Phuket and experience its beaches and entertainment.
Unlike other diving destinations all over the world, Phuket offers different kinds of adventures during your dive-free days. There are beaches that have remained relatively untouched in spite of the millions of tourists that visit Thailand every year. Beaches in Phuket are very popular because of the crystal clear waters and soft sand. Settled near the beaches are restaurants that offer different kinds of popular Thai cuisine.
Phuket is normally crowded with tourists all year round. Tourists are all over the place including diving sites from November to April because of less chance for rain and storms. Scuba diving opens the door to the underwater paradise with its rich marine life. Phuket offers tourists with a surreal underwater experience of watching whale sharks at close quarters. Phuket is only one of the relaxing getaways where you can enjoy diving or mountain trekking, shopping or bar hopping.
A short distance away from Phuket Town is the night market where you can buy all sorts of things from clothes and local foods. The night market is a popular event for both locals and tourists and it suggested to visit the place later in the afternoon to take a good look at the offerings.
Phuket Old Town is the historically rich part of the island where you can find an abundance of Chinese and Buddhist temples. The town itself is very big but you can easily walk around when you are not on the diving sites.
There is a wide variety of accommodations that suits all budgets. If the goal of your Thailand holiday is diving in Phuket, you can book at a hotel or a guesthouse that is checked regularly to ensure a high quality of service. Rooms are usually spacious and comfortable with all the modern amenities and facilities to allow you to relax after the diving experience.