Snorkeling and SCUBA day trips

Coral Island scuba

Snorkeling and SCUBA diving combined If you want a day trip that combines diving and snorkeling here are some options: 1. Khao Lak to the Similan Islands. Join the dive and snorkel boat for a 2 dive day trip to Thailand’s best dive destination. The price for certified divers is 4,500 baht plus national park fees and SCUBA gear rental. The price for beginner divers is 5,500 baht plus national park Read More …

Diving and snorkeling in Thailand

DSD

  Diving and snorkeling in Thailand Normally we offer snorkeling day trips to snorkelers and diving day trips to certified divers but sometimes we get requests for mixed diver and snorkeler couples who would like to join a boat where they can do both. Or snorkelers may like the option to try diving for the first time, just to get an idea what it is like without committing to the Read More …

Reviews of snorkeling liveaboards

Reggae Queen guests

Reviews of snorkeling liveaboards Here are two more positive reviews from two of the best liveaboard boats for snorkeling from Khao Lak to the Similan Islands and Surin Islands. I know I’ve said it before but I’ll say it again, the liveaboards are the best way to see the Similan and Surin islands and escape the day trippers. These boats run from November to April when the national parks are Read More …

Snorkeling with whale sharks and manta rays

Whale shark

Snorkeling with whale sharks and mantas! Update July 2015. The MV Sunshine liveaboard is no longer in operation. The best alternative liveaboard for snorkeling at Koh Bon and Koh Tachai (and the Surin Islands) is the Sawan (aka Reggae Queen). 3 day 3 night trips are 15,900 baht per person. It’s the best itinerary for snorkelers. Check out these snorkeling with whale sharks and mantas photos taken last Friday at Read More …

Sunshine snorkeling liveaboard feedback

MV Malee

Snorkeling liveaboard reviews Update 2015 – Sunshine liveaboard is no longer running. Can we suggest Reggae Queen 3 day 3 night or Oktavia 2 day 2 night instead. We are getting excellent feedback from the new snorkeling liveaboard MV Sunshine this season. Everyone is loving these trips. Here is a sample: Hi, Paul! We just arrived back home from Thailand yesterday.  We had a lovely trip on the MV Sunshine.  Our guide, Read More …

Koh Similan Island number 8

similan sail rock

Koh Similan Following on from yesterday’s post that showed how busy Koh Miang (island number 4) can get with day trippers I want to post some photos taken on the same day at island number 8 (Koh Similan) in a place where the day trippers don’t go. If you only do a day trip to the Similan Islands you’ll leave feeling that it’s a very crowded place but if you stay Read More …

Similan Liveaboards Dive and Snorkel

Snorkeling with a whale shark

Similan Islands snorkeling and diving boats Some liveaboard boats that visit the Similan and Surin Island national marine parks are predominately geared towards scuba divers with snorkelers being considered just non divers. There are also a few liveaboards that cater exclusively for snorkelers, they carry no scuba tanks, MV Sawan is a good example. A few boats cater to divers and snorkelers equally. They are ideal for couples with mixed Read More …