Southeast Asia Diving Destinations

Southeast Asia Diving Destinations

Southeast Asia diving destinations are endless. Some of the best liveaboard diving destinations in the world are in this area –  Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines and Myanmar.

Southeast Asia diving destinations offer some of the best diving in the world. The best diving in these areas can be very isolated. Thus, making a liveaboard dive cruise the only way to get to many dive spots.

Indonesia has over seventeen thousand islands. This island nation sits right in the middle of the area known as the Coral Triangle. Within Indonesia, there are many distinct scuba diving destinations. Each great dive area offers exceptional liveaboard diving.

Thailand has many great diving destinations. There are the Similan Islands, to name just one excellent dive area. White sandy beaches fringe these islands that are surrounded by crystal clear sparkling waters. Explore dive sites created by dramatic boulder formations.

Philippines makes for a world-class diving destination, due to the remote location of these islands and their marine life. There are thousands of colourful and fantastic dive sites. Wrecks, thresher sharks, macro and pelagic species, they are all waiting for you!

Myanmar scuba diving liveaboards visit the remote Mergui Archipelago. Many species of sharks and rays are seen around the beautiful and unspoiled islands. As well as large pelagic sitings, divers can also find rare, macro life.

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Southeast Asia Diving Destinations - 117 LIVEABOARDS

From $179 / day

Oktavia

Oktavia Liveaboard in Thailand is one of the largest liveaboards in Thailand and was built to hold 33 guests, but numbers on board are limited to around 20 to ensure space and comfort of guests. There are two cabin types onboard, the standard and master cabins. The main deck has a large relaxing area also used for dining alfresco buffet style. The spacious sundeck has a covered area with comfortable seating. The dive deck is large, and there is a zodiac.

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From $377 / day

Gaia Love

Gaia Love Liveaboard in Indonesia is a brand new 40m steel hulled vessel with Lavish luxury meets modern design. She was purpose built for divers to explore the far reaches of Indonesia. Fall in love with her contemporary look and styling, with an emphasis on comfort. Up to 22 guests are accommodated in 11 spacious, impeccably furnished rooms on two decks. With a total of four decks, there is more than enough room for everyone and everything you could wish for on a liveaboard.

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From $167 / day

Manta Queen 1

Manta Queen 1 Liveaboard in Thailand is the most popular boat in the well-known and highly regarded Manta Queen fleet of liveaboards. Manta Queen 1 runs 4 night trips to the Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock. She is 27 metres long by 5 metres wide and accommodates up to 22 guests in 10 comfortable air-conditioned cabins. Nitrox is available on board for divers who are certified or wish to obtain the qualification.

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Best Places to Dive in Southeast Asia

The choice and diversity of diving destinations in South-East Asia are immense. Click on the links below for more detailed information about these great diving destinations.

In Indonesia diversity is the keyword for diving. The range of different dive destinations and dive sites is phenomenal. Exhilarating drift dives, stunning wall dives, pinnacles full of fish, unique muck diving, beautiful reef dives, fantastic night dives, diving on bubbling reefs next to volcanoes, Indonesia has it all!

Indonesia scuba diving destination

Diving in Thailand can be separated into two areas - North Andaman Sea and South Andaman Sea. In the north, you will find the Similan Islands and Richelieu Rock. In the south, the famous dive sites of Hin Daeng & Hin Muang and Phi Phi Islands.

Liveaboard Diving Thailand - leopard shark

Diving in the Philippines offers many different experiences. Go diving early morning to see Thresher sharks. Look for critters in the muck diving areas. Dive along beautiful coral reefs. The opportunities for an exceptional dive experience are endless.

Philippines scuba diving destination

Myanmar offers the ultimate in dive exploration. Not many liveaboards visit this area, and so you can enjoy an exclusive diving holiday. Pinnacles covered in sea fans, stunning soft corals and giant manta rays at Black Rock are just some of the experiences awaiting you.