Published on : 09 July 20203 min reading time
Thailand is a superb destination for a trip combining both diving and culture, it is one of the most beautiful destinations in Southeast Asia. Thailand has two coastlines, the Gulf of Thailand (or Gulf of Siam) and the Andaman Sea, both very easy to access and accessible by diving all year round, but not at the same time!
This country is generous with the traveller. It reveals an immense richness, a fascinating ancient culture, paradisiacal islands, dream beaches, breath-taking landscapes, a rich and varied cuisine, all embellished by the permanent smile of its inhabitants.
Thailand is a very well organized country, it is very easy to build a tailor-made trip, and the diversity of landscapes and regions, allows varying the pleasures and experiences. So it is easy to combine a diving trip with a visit to the Golden Triangle in Northern Thailand, or to end your diving vacation with a stop in Bangkok, a teeming and fascinating capital.
Underwater, there is a high concentration of gorgonians, alcyonarians and sponges. This bright and varied décor, populated by myriads of fish, is undeniably Thailand’s greatest asset. Visibility is excellent almost everywhere, and many sites will delight snorkelers. The whale shark is a frequent visitor to Thai waters.
Thailand is definitely a diving destination to discover. It is easy to travel there and the discoveries, whether underwater, cultural, natural or gustatory, will inevitably leave you with fond memories.
Diving trip to the Philippines
Stay, safaris and diving cruises in the Philippines
The Philippine archipelago is the ideal destination for a diving trip. The 7,107 islands of the archipelago offer impressive underwater biodiversity. Biologists all agree that the Philippines are one of the most beautiful diving destinations in Southeast Asia.
In addition to offering top-of-the-range diving holidays, the Philippine archipelago has an exceptional cultural and natural heritage.
Diving in the Philippines is accessible to all levels of divers, as there are so many spots: sites close to the shore or further away, which can be discovered on a diving cruise or diving safari.
It is difficult to highlight one dive site more than another but we can mention: Busuanga and its wrecks, Tubbataha Reef, Anilao and the “muck dive”, Pandan Island and Apo Reef, Moalboal and Pescador Island, Malapascua and the thresher sharks or Dauin and Apo Island.
And during your diving holidays in the Philippines, trade your fins for walking shoes to discover the Banaue rice fields or the Chocolate Hills.
This paradisiacal archipelago with its mixed culture promises you a dream holiday, with the permanent smile of its population as a welcome.
Because in addition to the exceptional underwater world, you will discover the true meaning of the word hospitality!