Located north of Phuket, the Khao Lak area boasts many easily accessible dive sites that could hardly be more diverse. The Similan Islands have a reputation of world class in the diving scene, for example. But the area around Khao Lak has far more to offer. We will tell you what there is to discover here for divers!
It is no secret that Khao Lak, some 60 kilometers north of Phuket, is a top-class diving area. The infrastructure is correspondingly well developed. You have the choice between numerous excellent diving schools. For example, our partner Sea Bees is also represented here with a diving base.
You should also know the following about Khao Lak:
More than two dozen recommended dive sites are located in the Khao Lak area. In the course of a diving holiday, you are therefore spoiled for choice – after all, you will hardly be able to explore more than a fraction of the dive sites. We give you the first orientation and present you some of the most beautiful places.
Many worth seeing dive sites are in front of the islands Koh Bon and Koh Tachai. In Koh Bon, divers will encounter spectacular rock formations, along which huge fish swarms swim. With a bit of luck, even mantas can be spotted at the dive sites.
Corals and colorful tropical fish await you in Koh Tachai, whose underwater crust is known as “Twin Peaks” and regularly attracts divers from all over the world. In addition to the most diverse fish species, the chances are good that you can see rays, turtles or nurse sharks here.
Both Koh Bon and Koh Tachai are suitable only for divers who already have experience.
Wreck dives in Khao Lak are worth the money. Three lounging wrecks lie in front of Khao Lak and are waiting to be explored:
You can not express it differently: the dive sites around the nine Similan Islands are simply spectacular. The islands are part of the national park Mu Koh Similan. There are several dive sites with different degrees of difficulty. The underwater world impresses with corals, fascinating rock formations, and various marine life. Even mantas and whale sharks are often spotted here. As nearly all dive sites have a visibility of 30 meters and more, you can enjoy the underwater world to the fullest.