Snorkeling from a boat

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Snorkeling from a boat How to snorkel from a boat Most of the tours we offer include boat travel to get you to the better reefs. So here are some guidelines for snorkeling from a boat: Be on time. One of the annoyances on a join in tour with others is waiting around for people who are late. Normally we will arrange transfer from your resort reception to the pier so Read More …

Prevent a leaky mask

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How to prevent a leaky mask Advice for better snorkeling My mask is letting in water is a common complaint from snorkelers and divers. Constantly having to flush water from a mask is frustrating and will mean the mask keeps fogging up. So here are some tips to prevent a leaky mask. Buy a good quality mask. A silicone skirt (the bit that is in contact with your face) is Read More …

Snorkeling with Sea Turtles

Snorkeling with a turtle

Snorkeling with Sea Turtles No marine life encounter is guaranteed but the chance of snorkeling with sea turtles whilst in Thailand is pretty high. Turtles can be seen almost anywhere, the most common places are the Similan Islands (mooring rocks, island number 9), the Surin Islands and the Phi Phi Islands. The most common types are the Green turtle (Chelonia mydas) and the Hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata). Some facts about sea turtles Did Read More …

Snorkeling Communication

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How to communicate while snorkeling Snorkeling communication It’s hard to talk with a snorkel in your mouth and it’s hard to hear clearly when your ears are underwater.* So other methods of non verbal communication must be used to get your message through. We thought this was such an important topic that we should make a fancy video to explain the signals. But we blew the production budget on Singha beer so you’ll have Read More …

How to snorkel with a whale shark

Conduct when snorkeling with a whale shark As another high season approaches in the Andaman sea divers and snorkelers will again have the chance to interact up close and personal with whale sharks in their natural environment. Whale shark encounters are not guaranteed in Thailand. Whale sharks are not fed or kept in pens, if you see one you are very lucky to be in the right place at the right time. Read More …

Green Fins Friendly Snorkeling best practices

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Snorkeling best practices These simple guidelines to follow in order to be an environmentally responsible snorkeler come from the Green Fins organisation. Practice your snorkeling skills away from the coral reef where you can do no harm. Make sure your equipment fits properly – it may be difficult to adjust in the water. If you feel uncomfortable in the water, wear a life jacket This is a suggested way for Read More …

Breath Hold Diving

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Diving below the surface with breath hold diving Learning breath hold diving will completely transform your snorkeling experience. Getting down to reef level gives a whole new perspective and allows you to see the colours more vividly. You’ll take much better photos too. You’ll be amazed how close you can get to fish, they are not scared, they’ll come to you. You’ll be able to see critters that aren’t visible from Read More …

Where to snorkel with….

Snorkeling with a whale shark

Where to snorkel with… Do you have a particular marine creature that you want to see while snorkeling in Thailand? This where to guide is focused on the Andaman sea side of Thailand. Where to snorkel with Reef sharks Usually seen at the Surin Islands and Koh Tachai. You have a good chance to snorkel with reef sharks (and Leopard sharks) on the liveaboards. They are also seen on the day 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 …