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Top 5 Adventure Activities in Phuket – Action Packed Holidays

While Phuket may be a great place to enjoy a laid back holiday, this enchanting island also offers plenty of action packed thrills. Here are five adrenaline pumping activities that one can try.

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Snorkelling

The seas around Phuket are home to some truly amazing marine and coral life making it an ideal place for a snorkelling excursion. Destinations such as Khai Islands are popular amongst avid snorkelers with the waters abounding in marine species from giant clams to clownfish. This activity can be enjoyed throughout the year, though the period between November and April is generally considered the best time to try it. While you can look to book a private snorkelling tour from one of the tour operators on the island, if you are staying at a Phuket luxury resort check to see if they offer such excursions as well. Ao Sane Beach, Laem Singh Beach and Koh Tachai Island are among the other snorkelling hotspots worth exploring.

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Diving

While snorkelling offers an insight into the vibrant underwater world, diving provides one the chance of more in-depth exploration. The Andaman Sea is teeming with marine life and diving tours let you witness the magical beauty of these landscapes beneath the waves and the species that call it home; manta rays, reef fish and sharks to name a few. While you do need the appropriate certification to go diving, certain resorts and dive centres also offer the needed training and licences. One of the best spots for diving is undoubtedly the waters surrounding Phi Phi Islands which features all manner of colourful coral varieties too.

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Sea Canoeing

For some excitement over the water, sea canoeing gives intrepid travellers a chance to explore the islands near Phuket. Phang Nga Bay is a popular spot to try this activity and the awe-inspiring landscapes which include towering limestone karsts are a sight to behold as you paddle past them. Some excursions to places such as Hong Island take place at night providing a unique perspective of these natural wonders.

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Taking an ATV TOUR

For some land based adventure, one can look to take an ATV tour in Phuket. This thrill-a-second activity lets you head along rough terrain past mangroves and through jungles, providing an up close look into the rugged beauty of the island. One will find specialised companies offering such excursions including the Phuket ATV Tour Company around a 10 minute drive from COMO Point Yamu, Phuket. Those 16 years and older have the chance to drive their own ATV, while the needed training is given before you begin.

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Ziplining

Ziplining provides an amazing experience of not only exploring the forests of Phuket but also taking part in an eco-adventure. The Flying Hanuman is one site where one can enjoy this activity with the whole family. Apart from getting the chance to "zip" along lines positioned amidst the trees, this activity can also involve other thrilling elements as well like abseiling and treks in the wilderness.

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