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 …

Surin Islands camping tip

Surin islands accommodation - tents on the beach

Surin Islands camping feedback If you are planning on staying in a tent on the Surin or Similan Islands here is some feedback from a recent visitor. Dear Paul, I enjoyed my stay at Surin very much. The transport was perfect (timely, very good cars, good drivers, very helpful), the team was great, the snorkeling trips really great , and the food good! The only point for improvement are the Read More …

Oktavia snorkeling liveaboard photos

Oktavia guests

Oktavia snorkeling liveaboard photos UPDATE 2021: This liveaboard has ceased operations 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 Read More …

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 …