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Saimai

Snorkeling liveaboard review Update Aug 2015: Saimai is no longer in operation We had a wonderful time on the SaiMai, too short as anticipated but absolutely great. SAIMAI – wonderful boat exactly what we like – wood and old style, although a little slow. The Equipment on board and facilities are fine and there is everything one might need to have a great experience. The best for us was the top Read More …

First Class Phi Phi day trip

Phi Phi snorkeling tour

Phi Phi and Bamboo Island day trips We’ve just changed our Phuket to Phi Phi Islands day trip packages. We now offer three alternative packages with the fast and comfortable Jet Cruiser 9 that gets passengers from Phuket to Phi Phi Islands in just 90 minutes. The standard class tour is the cheapest option at just — baht but doesn’t include snorkeling, it’s just a sightseeing day trip. The first Read More …

Lionfish facts

Lionfish

Lionfish Lionfish (Pterios) are one of the most beautiful fish that you’ll see while snorkeling in Thailand. There are 9 species native to the indo-pacific region. As with a lot of sea creatures bright and beautiful can often equate to dangerous as well. Lionfish tentacles (dorsal fins) are highly poisonous. It is unlikely (but not unheard of) that a fit human adult will die from a lionfish sting but extreme Read More …

Moray Eel facts

Moray eel free swimming

Moray eels There are around 200 species of Moray Eel in the planet’s oceans. They are fish not reptiles despite their snake like appearance and lack of pectoral and pelvic fins. They are a shy animal but sightings are common in Thailand. The most common one that you’ll see while diving and snorkeling in Thailand is the biggest of the lot, the Giant Moray (Gymnothorax javanicus) which can get to Read More …

Racha Yai Premium day trip feedback

Viewpoint

Reviews People are loving our new Premium day trip to Racha Yai which takes small groups snorkeling away from the crowds. Here is some feedback from three trips this month: Hi Paul We are highly satisfy with the whole trip! We really appreciate for the whole day trip arrangement including the transportation, lunch and the equipment. We do have some bumpy nice experience on the boat. Besides, driver, Ingo and Read More …

Uncrowded snorkeling tours

saimai sun deck

Paradise is popular! Many people visiting Phuket seem surprised by the number of tourists here. The island gets about 6 million passengers transiting through Phuket airport each year.  Added to these are backpackers travelling overland and domestic tourists, a new and fast growing group. All these people want to do day tours to the tourist attractions that they’ve heard about. Many of you are looking to see these sights without 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 …

Choosing Snorkeling Fins

Fins

How to choose and use fins In previous posts we’ve looked at choosing a mask and choosing a snorkel. In this post I’d like to focus on choosing snorkeling fins. While you can easily snorkel without a pair of fins they are very useful for swimming long distances, swimming fast, swimming into currents and swimming underwater. There are dozens of different makes and models on the market. Ignoring most of Read More …