Kata Beach diving is for divers who prefer to see more fish than other scuba divers when underwater, If you dont fancy a full day on a dive boat, or only are wanting 1 or 2 dives then Kata beach diving is for You. Its available between the months of November to May at either end of the beach local reefs are not to deep. Both dive sites at the beach are perfect for beginners to advanced levels. Beach diving is often overlooked by scuba divers visiting Phuket, but beach diving offers huge advantages for divers with a diverse array of small marine life that cant be found any where else if diving from Boats. Beach diving can be accessed from 7am to 8pm virtually any day in High Season.
Where and When to Dive Kata Beach ?
As the monsoon arrives Kata beach diving can be restricted (unavailable May to September) on most days due to the Westerly winds making the dive sites unsuitable. This is depending on weather, and more often after its been raining visibility can be effected.
The Best Diving here is between Late October to Late April when the sea is flat and calm, and the waters are clear, with easy access and short walking distance its a huge alternative to spending hours in a transfer vehicle and then 2/ 3 hours on a boat.
Beach Diving Marine life and What to see?
If you want to dive a reef and see more fish than scuba divers then this is the dive spot for You. Dont think for one moment that this is one of those beach dives that may end up where you dont get to see that many fish or marine variation.
For those who may think its a Muck dive, Kata Beach offer more species of fish, sea horses, Nudis, Pipe Fish, Mimic octopus, Barracuda, 4 species of Clown & anemone fish, so theres no need to take a full day trip if you only want to do 1 or 2 dives in 2- 4hrs either morning or afternoons are available
Kata Beach Facts
- Rating: 1-2 stars
- Depth: 2-12m
- Current: Slow moving water
- Experience level : Beginners – Advanced certification
- Topography” Shallow water hard coral with sandy bottom
- Marine Life – Sstingrays, schooling fish
- Highlights: seahorse, pipefish morals Nudibranch
- Night Dives: Available
- Closed off some days
Kata Beach Scuba Diving Options?
Beach diving options for some of the open water Courses are favored by those who are smart that want to experience a Beach Lifestyle and not spend hours commuting to distant dive locations on over crowded dive sites. Kata Beach diving is perfect for families who have both divers and snorkelers wanting an inexpensive half day at the beach.
Beach diving is a common choice for Families and Back packers as this allow access from a beach to the diving points without the need for long transfer times and is often less expensive than diving from boats.
Beach Diving for Beginners?
Beginners can access the local dive sites and reef for the Discover scuba diving for Beginners then relax after the dives on the beach or have Lunch at many of the local Snack bars Prices start at 1900 THB
Kata Beach Diving Courses – learn to scuba dive
Beach diving courses are logistically easy courses and offer shorter turn around meaning less time travelling to distant dive sites, you can find more information here for PADI Scuba diver, PADI Open water Diver Course & PADI Advanced open water Diver courses, all can be completed between 2 to 3 days. We can mix the courses so one day can be Beach diving sites and the next day Boat diving day trips to many other locations if you wish. If you thinking of doing a dive course and your short on time then think about staying close to Kata Beach – this beach is outstanding and you just need to read the reviews about Kata beach itself and why more people vote this Beach as one of the better beaches in Phuket. Prices start at 1,900 THB
Beach Dives for Certified Licenced Divers
Beach diving tends to be more relaxed at kata beach than most boat diving day trips as theres simply no rush to get into the water or get back out as dive time tends to be longer due to the shallow reefs. This way you can do a dive any time during the day as long as this is Pre booked and conditions allow. The best times to dive at the beach reefs are early morning and Later afternoon – Tide Times will also need to be checked for the best time to dive the diving sites .. Prices start at 1500 THB phone the Kata Beach office to arrange on 0870225356
Night Diving for Certified divers
Night Dives are available every nigh of the week at Kata beach between November to April all equipment is available for anyone who need this… we provide torches and equipment from Our Dive shop for those who dont have their own dive gear. Night dives start at 6:00pm with a Safety briefing and setting up equipment, the dive will start at sunset at around 6:45pm each night dive can be around 1 hour or more. Prices start at 1900 THB
Free diving or Snorkeling.
If you are staying close to the beach and not really into scuba diving but do like free diving or snorkeling we also have equipment for Rent from our Dive shop, the price start at 250Thb for snorkeling equipment (Mask Snorkel & Fins) and a full day hire where you can pick this up in the morning and return it back to the dive shop later in the evening..