Snorkeling with manta rays

Manta

Snorkeling with manta rays Where to snorkel with manta rays in Thailand It seems like every one is seeing manta rays at the moment. They are being seen by guests on the Reggae Queen liveaboard and the Oktavia liveaboard. The most common place for sightings is Koh Bon which has always been the best place, it’s where the mantas come to be cleaned. They are also being seen at Koh Read More …

Manta madness at Koh Bon

Manta Koh Bon

Reggae Queen snorkeling liveaboard review Manta madness There are plenty of mantas around at the moment. Plus reef sharks, turtles and all the other good stuff. The weather is hot hot hot, and the sea is flat. The next month is the perfect time of year to join the Sawan (aka Reggae Queen) to the Surin Islands, Koh Bon and Koh Tachai. This is what Erica had to say about her trip 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 Review

Sawan snorkeling liveaboard

Sawan snorkeling liveaboard review This feedback from Lydia who went snorkeling with Sawan (aka Reggae Queen) to Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Surin this February. We had a fabulous time. Lovely itinerary with lots of snorkelling, trips to the islands, visits to the Monken.  Great boat with lovely staff and fantastic food. Will go again when in Thailand. For more info on these excellent 3 day 3 night trips out Read More …

MV Sawan snorkeling liveaboard photos

Lionfish

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.

Thailand Snorkeling FAQ part 2

Q. When is the best time of year to snorkel in Thailand? On the Andaman Sea side of Thailand’s west coast the best season for snorkeling is Nov – May. From June – October you can still do excellent snorkeling at Racha Yai, Phi Phi and Koh Kai but the Similan and Surin National Marine Parks are closed to tour boats. Q. Which type of snorkeling boat? We mainly offer Read More …

Thailand Snorkeling FAQ Part 1

whale shark

Q. Where is the best place to snorkel in Thailand? The Similan Islands has the clearest water, the biggest fish and the largest schools of fish. This is the closest you can get to being inside an aquarium. Turtles are common here. The Surin Islands are less visited than the Similan Islands and the hard corals are better. Reefs are shallower too so it’s ideal for snorkeling. Phi Phi Islands has a huge Read More …