Christmas Cruise Discount

Under sail

Special offer on a sailing cruise over Christmas With SY Amadeus on 25-30 December 2016 No plans yet for Christmas? What could be better than cruising the Andaman sea in a yacht? There is one en-suite cabin still available for this excellent 6 day 5 night sailing cruise. Starting and finishing in Chalong bay, Phuket and sailing through Phi Phi Islands, Koh Lanta, Koh Mook, Koh Rok and the Racha Islands. These Read More …

Phang Nga snorkeling

Similan jump

Where to go snorkeling in Phang Nga Phang Nga is more than just Phang Nga bay When talking about Phang Nga it is important to distinguish between Phang Nga province and Phang Nga bay. Phang Nga bay (or Ao Phang Nga) is part of Phang Nga province. It’s famous for the large limestone rock formations scattered throughout the bay and was made a national park in 1981. It’s an area of mangroves and caves Read More …

Children on snorkeling liveaboard

Kids on a liveaboard

Kid friendly snorkeling liveaboards Update Aug 2018. We’ve updated this page to reflect latest prices and the fact that children below 7 are no longer allowed on the 2 and 3 day trips which involve a speedboat transfer. Oktavia liveaboard welcomes families with kids. Children get discounted rates. Prices for children on Oktavia snorkeling liveaboard: 2 days 2 nights to Similan Islands 12,500 baht per adult 9,500 baht per child Read More …

Snorkeling with reef sharks at Phi Phi

Black tip reef sharks at Phi Phi

Snorkeling with reef sharks I found this video YouTube of Lars Bindholt snorkeling with black tip reef sharks at Phi Phi and I thought it was worth sharing. I believe that the video is filmed at the small rock just off Long beach on Phi Phi Don. If you are staying at Phi Phi you can go snorkeling there independently or with a cheap early morning tour by long tail boat Read More …

Snorkeling or Snorkelling?


What is the correct spelling? Is it snorkeling or snorkelling? The answer is that they are both correct so it’s up to you. Snorkeling is the US dictionary spelling, in England it’s typically spelled snorkelling. The same applies to the noun snorkeller which is also spelled snorkeler. The word snorkel derives from the German word Schnorchel, an air shaft for submarines.

Half day snorkeling Phuket

Coral Island snorkeling

Half day snorkeling Phuket If you don’t have time for a full day of snorkeling we have some Phuket half day tours that might suit you. These trips to Coral Island and the Khai Islands offer a few hours of fun in the sun just off shore from Phuket. Coral Island half day trip (afternoon) Itinerary: 11.00-12.30 hrs: Hotel pick up and transfer to Chalong Bay 13.15-13.30 hrs: Speedboat to Read More …