Racha Yai Dive Sites - Phuket
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At a glance:
• Max depth: 35 metres
• Level of difficulty: Advanced
• Visibility: 10 metres
• Current: Weak to moderate
• Special features: Glorious fish life
• Quick tip: Ideal for wreck courses
Marla’s was discovered in a Phuket boat breakers yard. It was an old vessel which had seen better days, in fact, the old vessel has very shady past - it had been confiscated from smugglers.
A dive shop owner from Phuket found the old vessel in a breakers yard and thought it would make great wreck dive: so he bought it.
Upon agreeing on a fee for the boat he then arranged to get it fixed up enough to make the journey out to Racha Yai. After paying the yards fees and a getting it hauled out of the breakers the old boat needed a little patchwork to make sure when it was being towed out to Racha it did not sink.
Getting the old wreck out to the dive site was a testament to the skills of the shipyard workers that patched her up for one last voyage.
Now Marla’s Mystery lays off the East coast of Racha Yai, in-between the dive sites of Homerun and Staghorn Reef way down at thirty meters.
Marla’s is ideal for wreck Specialty and can also be dived as part of the Advanced Course. Marla’s Mystery is quite deep so this dive is for experienced divers.
It is also a great training ground for the PADI Tec Rec Diver Courses
Other Diving sites on Racha Yai