Racha Yai Island
Racha Yai Island is best known as excellent diving and snorkelling day trip destinations. It is located 12 km south of Phuket. Racha Yai is a granite island with beautiful beaches and bays all around and dense tropical jungle covering the interior. There are several dive sites at Racha Yai. Most of that site is suitable for student divers first open water dives. Visibility is always good and currents mild.
Racha Noi Island
Racha Noi island is Racha Yai’s smaller twin located about 40 minutes boat ride further south of Racha Yai island. The diving at Racha ride further south of Racha Yai island. The diving at Racha Noi is far superior to Racha Yai, it is arguably the best of the local Phuket dive sites. Racha Noi is a long thin granite island covered in dense jungle and is uninhabited. There is a range of diving here for experienced and inexperienced divers. Plus some excellent snorkelling opportunities.