Tag: Local Koh Phangan Diving and Snorkelling Sites

Although often overlooked in the guide books, which tend to focus the party scene, Koh Phangan offers some superb local sites for diving, snorkelling and swimming.

This section covers the most popular areas of Mae Haad/Koh Ma, Haad Yao and Haad Salad, although other areas of interest may be added in the future.

Although often overlooked in the guide books, which tend to focus the party scene, Koh Phangan offers some superb local sites for diving, snorkelling and swimming.

This section covers the most popular areas of Mae Haad/Koh Ma, Haad Yao and Haad Salad, although other areas of interest may be added in the future.

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Chaloklum pier

Although the water depth barely exceeds 3m, a "muck dive" beneath Chaloklum pier is becoming an increasingly popular pass-time, particularly amongst Koh Phangan's dive staff.

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Rock formations and soft corals at Rock Point (Koh Phangan)

Situated at the north-east corner of Chaloklum bay, Rock Point offers something a bit different.

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Rock Point (Koh Phangan)

An excellent local dive site which is under-dived mainly because it can be very unpredictable in terms of visibility and current.

When conditions are favourable however, it can provide a very interesting dive, featuring sheltered shallow areas to the south and west, whilst the north and east sides reach a depth of around 20m and are more exposed to currents.

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Long-Tail Boat

A traditional Thai Long-Tail boat (with a not so traditional engine on the back..)

Long-Tail boats are still used by local fisherman and operate as water taxis to reach some of the more isolated parts of Koh Phangan island such as Bottle Beach (Haad Gruad) and Thansadet.

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Chaloklum Bay (Koh Phangan)

Chaloklum Bay, situated at the most northern point of Koh Phangan island, with the highest peak on the island, Khao Ra just off the right side of this photograph, in the background.

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Gearing up at Mae Haad beach, Koh Phangan, Thailand

PADI Open Water Diver students preparing for a dive at the reef of Mae Haad beach.

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Sunset at Mae Haad Beach, Koh Phangan, Thailand

Another day draws to an end. A typical sunset view from one of Koh Phangan's nicest beaches.

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Bungalow at Mae Haad Beach

This is our little booking "office" within Island View Cabana on Mae Haad beach at the North of Koh Phangan.

You'll find a member of staff on hand to answer any questions or simply offer advice as to the best spots for snorkelling along the local reef.

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Mae Haad Beach - Koh Phangan, Thailand

The wonderful Mae Haad beach offers fantastic snorkeling, swimming, diving or even traditional Thai massage.

Koh Ma island is connected to Mae Haad beach by a sand-bar which makes access easy during low tide.

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Koh Ma Island viewed from Mae Haad Beach - Koh Phangan, Thailand

A spectacular view of Koh Ma island as viewed from Mae Haad beach.