Shark Point Liveaboard Diving

Location: Thailand Thailand

Probably one of the best, and among the best-known, Phuket local dive sites is Shark Point. It is located not far from King Cruiser Wreck, east of the southern part of Phuket Island. The dive site is very large, and it is made up of three main pinnacles which are almost in line.

Shark Point
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There is a small part of rock that breaks the surface, but nowhere to walk around. Leopard Shark at shark point PhuketLeopard SharkUnsurprisingly, Shark Point got its name from the resident Leopard/Zebra Sharks (Stegostoma fasciatum) which can usually be seen on the sandy bottom. These sharks are both nocturnal and harmless and are therefore great for divers of all levels to see. However, it’s not just about the sharks. There are plenty of other species, which include schooling fish and those which hang around on their own. For example Moray Eels (Gymnothorax) and many others.

Most divers at Shark Point are there as part of a 2-dive or 3-dive day trip from Phuket. These trips are very popular, but also busy and sometimes crowded both onboard and underwater. The best way to enjoy diving at Shark Point is to join a short liveaboard diving cruise from Phuket. Liveaboard diving at Shark Point enables divers to relax more on the boat between dives and to be at dive sites early in the morning and in the evening or at night. This usually means being the only boat there.


Conditions at Shark Point

Depths
5 - 25+ metres
16.4 - 82+ ft
Temperature
26 - 29 °C
78.8 - 84.2 °F
Currents
Weak - Medium
Visibility
5 - 20 metres
16.4 - 65.6 ft
Surface
Can be choppy due to exposed location

When to dive at Shark Point

Best Times: November to April

Diving is possible all year round at Shark Point Phuket, but the Indian Ocean monsoon season (May to October) brings stronger and unpredictable winds, waves, and weather. The best months are from December to March.

Type of dive site

Coral reef

Shark Point is a group of three pinnacles than are in a straight line running north to south. Pinnacle #1 breaks the surface, and the other two are just below it. The pinnacles are covered in corals, anemones and sea fans, which attract lots of life.


Where is Shark Point?

Approximately half way between Phuket and Koh Phi Phi there are several popular dive sites, including Shark Point. The location is perfect to attract dive boats from both islands, but of course, this results in it becoming very busy during the high season.


How to get to Shark Point

Liveaboard Boat, Day Trip Boat

You can get to Shark Point by day trip diving boat from Phuket (normally Chalong Pier) or from Koh Phi Phi. The day trips will offer two or three dives. Also, someday trip boats come from Koh Lanta and normally offer three dives.

The best way to enjoy diving at Shark Point is by liveaboard diving safari. These can visit the more-popular dive sites early in the morning or late in the afternoon, thus avoiding the crowds.


Who can dive at Shark Point

PADI Open Water, SSI Open Water, CMAS 1, NAUI Scuba Diver equivalent or higher. Minimum 10 logged dives.

Shark Point is suitable for all levels of scuba diver and all but the least experienced. Advanced, experienced & professional divers can still enjoy this dive site, so don't worry. Also, if you are Nitrox certified, you can benefit from staying deep for longer, and avoiding the crowds while exploring around the bases of the pinnacles.


What marine life can you see at Shark Point?

Shark Point originally got its name from the resident Leopard/Zebra sharks (Stegostoma fasciatum) which could often be seen resting on the sand. But due to several reasons (including boat and diver traffic) these harmless sharks are not seen very much anymore. They are shy and easily scared off in the morning. There's plenty of other species to see there, including other small sharks, medium to large rays, bony reef fish, invertebrates and reptiles.

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Summary of Shark Point

Shark Point is an excellent dive site and easily reached from Phuket or Phi Phi. It's also suitable for all levels of scuba diver. Therefore, something so good and easily accessible is naturally very popular. Shark Point's popularity is an unavoidable downside for divers who want to see fish more than other divers. There's plenty of marine life here, and it's a very large dive site, so there's space for everyone, and with three pinnacles running north to south, there's something to see at all depths.


Liveaboard Dive Boats That Visit Shark Point

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T-shirt & wrist band
+ Drybag or Beach towel
all liveaboard guests

Latest Reviews Average Rating 9.0/10 Based on 6 Diver Reviews for Liveaboards - Shark Point

MV Gentle Giant MV Gentle Giant
Steve
American
Review score: 9/10
Dived: 11 Feb 2020
Well organized on short notice from booking agent Jamie from Similan Diving Tours The boat staff was uniformly professional and helpful and friendl...
The Junk The Junk
Ben
American
Review score: 10/10
Dived: 27 Sep 2019
Our trip was on The Junk was a diver’s dream and I’m really glad we booked through Jamie from No Troubles Just Bubbles. He oversaw the whole booki...
The Junk The Junk
Vickicarmady
Australian
Review score: 7/10
Dived: 13 Sep 2019
All good lovely staff nice food...
MV Giamani MV Giamani
olga zaslavskaya
Russian
Review score: 9/10
Dived: 27 Oct 2017
Super????????????????????????Very interesting dive sites ! Nice boat! Good staff! Especially Ric!!! Safest dives in my life)...
The Junk The Junk
Orla
Irish
Review score: 10/10
Dived: 05 Sep 2017
Had an AMAZING time on the Junk Liveaboard. We did the 1 night 2 day trip and my only complaint was that it wasn't longer. The boat and dive crew went...
MV Camic MV Camic
Rabbit Zhao
Canadian
Review score: 9/10
Dived: 25 Apr 2017
It was an amazing trip!!!! We got a exerllant instructor and very helpful crew. We enjoyed our trip with the MV Camic. Even it was our first dive tri...
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