Koh Phangan's best dive sites!

You'll find some of the best dive sites in Thailand only a short boat ride away...

Sail Rock

Sail Rock is undoubtedly the most famous (and in our opinion, the best) dive site in the Gulf of Thailand. This huge granite pinnacle emerges from a sandy bottom at 40 metres to tower 12 metres above the ocean surface.

Located mid way between Koh Phangan and Koh Tao, Sail Rock is an oceanic pinnacle which attracts literally thousand of fish! Cruise through huge schools of trevally or scad, watch out for the sneaky scorpion fish and get your nails done by the fastidious cleaner shrimp. Hang out with a group of curious batfish, say hi to our two resident giant moray eels and keep one eye on the blue to spot the majestic whale shark.

Not only does Sail Rock offer a great variety of marine life, the topography is very interesting too. Steep walls, rugged rock formations and an awesome vertical swim through known as the “Chimney” will keep you entertained. The swim through starts at 22 metres in a cave, allowing two divers to enter abreast. It then bends upwards and offers a beautiful view of the opening at 6 metres, surrounded by sea anemones. Look out for banded coral shrimp and pipefish on your way up! A large crack runs between 10 and 14 metres, allowing you to swim back out into the open water. The natural light penetrating from the top makes it very picturesque, and it is definitely an unusual experience.

Visibility varies from 5 to 40 metres, depending on the season, but there are always plenty of fish, whatever the weather! Currents are very mild and easy to handle.

Depth: 0 - 40 Metres

Koh Ma

Koh Ma is a small island to the north west of Koh Phangan. It is connected to the main island by a sandbar, which is submerged at high tide.

A nice, easy shallow reef dive, Koh Ma is the perfect place for beginners and snorkelers. However the bizarre and wide variety of marine life that it offers should not be missed by more experienced divers.

Along side the usual reef fish and marine life such as butterfly fish, grouper and shrimp, Koh Ma also offers the chance to see some more unusual critters.

Take a swim in the sand to find the crazy clownfish, and on the way keep your eyes open for juvenile stingrays hiding just under the surface. Huge hermit crabs and schools of razor fish are also a common sighting. If you’re very lucky you may even encounter a cuttlefish or two. By far the cutest fish at Koh Ma is the seahorse, we often see them galloping across the sand looking for a mate.

Visibility ranges between 5 and 20 metres, depending on the season, and currents are almost non-existent.

Depth: 2 - 25 metres.

Ang Thong National Marine Park

The National Marine Park consists of forty-two islands and offers some of the most beautiful, vibrant, and undamaged coral in Thailand. Explore one of the thrilling swim throughs and look out for some of the Gulf of Thailand’s rarer marine life, such as turtles, lionfish and sea snakes.

The sites here are very beautiful, featuring 2 metre giant hydroids, black corals, minor drop offs and shallow swim throughs that allow you to swim under the islands and out the other side!

The sites at Ang Thong can offer relaxing diving ideal not just for beginners but also for the more experienced diver, additionally it's fantastic for snorkelers.

Visibility ranges from 5 to 15 metres, depending on the season. Currents are mild.

Depth 0-30 metres.

 

Koh Tao

A lovely little island to the north of Koh Phangan, Koh Tao is probably one of the most famous diving destinations in Thailand, if not the world. With more than 30 dive sites, Koh Tao offers a wide variety of dives for all levels of diver.

Shallow reef dives, rock out crops, oceanic pinnacles, deep dives and wreck dives can all be found around this dive crazy island.

We plan our weekly trips to Koh Tao with our customers in mind; we will talk to you about your preferences, and choose the dive sites accordingly.

Our favourite spots include Twins, White Rock, HMTS Suttakut, Hin Ngam, Shark Island and South West Pinnacle.

Visibility ranges between 5 and 40 metres, depending on the site and the season. Currents are mild.

Depth 0 – 40 metres.