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 - 137 LIVEABOARDS

From $209 / day


Lapat Liveaboard in Thailand offers the ultimate flexibility for a liveaboard cruise with departures every day. There are two types of cabins for her 16 guests. The master double cabins are en suite, and the six twin cabins share the four bathrooms on board. The upper deck has an indoor saloon area with comfortable sofas and an entertainment system. Meals are served alfresco with both western and Thai cuisine. The top deck has a partially covered sundeck with mattresses.

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From $304 / day


Manta Mae Liveaboard in Indonesia with her twin masts, elegant bowsprit and seven-sail rigging, she evokes the romance of a bygone age. Guests are assured of an intimate cruise experience with four cabins accommodating up to nine guests on board. Her interiors are spectacularly decorated, adding that extra special touch to this beautiful vessel. Embark on an adventure on the 30m Manta Mae and experience a return to classical sailing as you cruise, dive and explore the extraordinary islands of Indonesia.

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From $226 / day


Situuju7 in Indonesia is a boutique traditional 26m Indonesian Phinisi liveaboard constructed in 2018. The five cabins range from suites to master cabins with private terrace, to twin share main deck cabins. All have climate control and en suite facilities. There is outside space on the main deck where loungers can be used. The indoor lounge has a large screen TV and a full entertainment system and is used as the dining area where delicious fresh meals are served.

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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.