Old Phuket and Samui photos

Old Phuket It’s amazing how Thailand’s islands have changed in the last 40-50 years. The really rapid change has been in the last 20 or so years. Here are some links to photos of days gone by in Koh Phuket and Koh Samui. Old Phuket photos: www.historyofphuket.com/gallery/ www.rawai.fr/vintage-phuket-anciennes-photos/index.html   Old Samui photos: www.teakdoor.com/thailands-travellers-tales/6062-koh-samui-as-it-was.html www.kohsamui-info.com/history.html   Old Phuket video: Thailand 1960’s video:

Scorpionfish facts

Scorpionfish

All you need to know about scorpionfish Scorpionfish (Scorpaenidae) are present in large numbers in the Indo-Pacific region but many snorkelers will never spot them because scorpionfish are masters of desguise on the reef. They can be anything from 10-50 centemetres long with colours and markings that blend in with the surrounding coral. Some species can also change their colour and some look like reef flora (weedy scorpionfish and leaf 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 …

Koh Yao Mountain biking

Phuket to Koh Yao Noi Mountain biking Tour I joined this tour day yesterday with my colleague Ingo. We were lucky, the weather was exceptional, you need some luck with Phuket weather in September. The tour was a one day ride on Koh Yao Noi with 30km of riding, both on road and off. It was billed as suitable for intermediate fitness riders. The departure point from Phuket to Yao Read More …

Phuket Discover Scuba Diving

DSD

Phuket Discover Scuba Diving If you love snorkeling you may have considered trying scuba diving too. You don’t have to do a full PADI diving course to go diving. If you want to go diving from Phuket but have no dive certification we have several options available to you. An experienced PADI Instructor can guide you over beautiful reefs at Racha Yai or Racha Noi Island. We also have day Read More …

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 …

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 …