Scuba diving in Khao Lak, Thailand

Scuba diving in Khao Lak, Thailand

Flight from Paris to Phuket lasts 20 hours (transit in Doha), Singapore - 1 hour 50 minutes. Next, transfer from the airport to Khao Lak about 1.5 hours (100 km).

The most favorable climate in Khao Lak from November to April. The temperature at this time is about 27 -29 , water temperature - 25 -27.

Near Khao Lak there are many wrecks, where you can diving. Just a few hundred meters from the Thai Muang beach is Premchai wreck. This ship was built in 1976 in Nilerlandah and used as tin dredge. The vessel sank in an accident in 2000. Now the vessel is fully prepared for scuba diving and is suitable for all divers. Here you will meet scorpion fish, ornate ghost pipefish, moray eels. Wreck covered with different types of hard and soft corals. The immersion depth is up to 20 meters, the length of the vessel - 15 meters.

Less than half an hour away by boat from Tap Lamu pier located Bonsung wreck. The ship lies on a bottom at a depth of 20 meters. Visibility is usually up to 10 meters, however, it may deteriorate due to currents. The Bonsung used or tin mining ore. In 1984, during a storm sank. The length of the ship was 60 meters, but the ship is partially damaged during the tsunami. Here you encounter schools of Yellow Snapper and Trevilly. You will also see Lionfish, Moray Eels, Scorpionfish and more others.

However, Khao Lak is notable not only for its wrecks. About a 40-minute boat ride from Khao Lak are the famous Similan Islands. We already wrote about them and will not be repeated. Only reiterate the urgent recommendation necessarily there to dive.

Also, a 1.5-hour boat ride from Khao Lak is a wonderful island of Tachai. He is not inferior to the beauty Similanam, but it is not very well known to tourists. This is its main advantage and beauty. Here you encounter moray eels, barracudas, napoleon fish, reef sharks, manta rays and many others.

Hotel JW Marriott Khao Lak is on the coast of the Andaman Sea. By 15 minutes drive from Khao Lak and a 1.5-hour drive from Phuket Airport. The hotel has a spa, swimming pool, 5 restaurants. They serve Thai, Japanese, international cuisine. The rooms have a seating area, a balcony, an LCD TV, free Wi-Fi, bathroom with separate shower. Deluxe Double Room with views of the pool costs $ 270 a day.

Sensimar Khaolak Beachfront Hotel is in the center of Khao Lak. Just a 2--minute drive from the National Park Khao Lak-Lam-rim and 1 hour's drive - Phuket Airport. The hotel has a fitness center, swimming pool. Guests can enjoy a relaxing massage. It offers guests free parking and Wi-Fi in the lobby. The hotel's restaurant serves Thai and international cuisine. The rooms have a air conditioning, seating area, satellite TV, a balcony, a docking station for iPhone, bathroom, safe. Two Deluxe costs $ 168 a day.

last updated Oct 12, 2015