Oktavia snorkeling liveaboard photos

Snorkeling with a manta

Oktavia snorkeling liveaboard photos Manta rays, whale sharks and turtles Here are a few cool photos taken by snorkelers on Oktavia at the Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock. These were taken last season. The 2015-16 was a really great season for big fish sightings, like manta rays and whale sharks. But we also saw a lot more reef sharks and the numbers of small reef fish was amazing. Which snorkeling Read More …

Surin Islands coral reef photos

Surin Islands reef

Surin Islands coral reef Photos from the Surin Islands, Phang Nga, Thailand Here are a few lovely photos taken by our friend Marco Colombo. He went to the Surin Islands last April 2016 on a two day one night package. He stayed in a tent on the Surin Islands. It’s one of the cheapest ways to stay and snorkel on the islands. Marco loved the simple island life and wished that he’d Read More …

What will I see?

What will I see snorkeling in Thailand? Here are some photos taken on the Sawan snorkeling liveaboard (aka Reggae Queen) during two trips in mid December. The guides on this 3 day 3 night trip know where all the cool stuff is as these photos of manta rays, dolphins, barracuda, turtles and much more show. This is typical of the feedback that we get:  “Boat was great, food delicious, staff Read More …

Snorkeling Photography tips

Snorkeling photography tips

Snorkeling Photography tips You don’t need an expensive camera to take nice underwater photographs while snorkeling. Here are some simple things that anyone can do to get good results with any underwater camera. Don’t use the zoom. Try to get closer to the subject instead. The less water there is between the camera lens and the subject the less suspended matter in the water there is to reflect back on Read More …

More MV Sawan Snorkeling Liveaboard photos


Reggae Queen tour photos Here is just a small selection of photos taken by guests on board MV Sawan (aka Reggae Queen) snorkeling liveaboard to the Surin Islands, Koh Bon and Koh Tachai. All these photos were taken on trips in January of this year. They really do see a lot of cool stuff on Sawan, more than is seen on the dive boats! Manta rays, sharks, turtles, moray eels, Read More …

Oktavia snorkeling liveaboard photos

Oktavia guests

Oktavia snorkeling liveaboard photos Here are a few photos from the popular Oktavia snorkeling liveaboard. This is probably the friendliest boat in Thailand, everyone comes back raving about the crew. You can either do a 2 day 2 night trip to the Similan Islands, a 3 day 2 night trip to Koh Tachai, Koh Bon and Richelieu Rock or a 5 night trip to all the islands.              

MV Sawan snorkeling liveaboard photos


Snorkeling liveaboard photos Everyone has a great time aboard MV Sawan, a dedicated snorkeling liveaboard boat running 3 day 3 night trips from Khao Lak every Wed and Sun from Nov to April. Here are some photos from recent trips in Nov and Dec 2012. Thanks to the guys on Sawan for letting me use the photos.