Great locations for snorkeling and scuba diving in Koh Phangan include Koh Ma, a small picturesque island connected to Koh Phangan by a sandbar at Haad Mae on the North-West coast and quite is possible to beach dive from Haad Mae or Koh Ma. Other locations include Haad Salad, Haad Yao, Haad Chao Phao and Sail Rock.
Several scuba diving schools do trips by boat to this site which is also not crowded and offer a vast range of coral and local marine life. Schooling fish, Banner fish and Barracuda is to be seen here. The site has a maximum depth of 24 meters.
Haad Salad, Haad Yao & Haad Chao Phao
These three beaches are all bordered by the long coral reef that thrives on the west coast. Anyone of these beaches offer great beach and boat dives with a range of hard corals and reef fish. The maximum depth is 19 meters.
Sail Rock, undoubtedly one of the most famous dive sites in the Gulf of Thailand, is located between Koh Phangan and Koh Tao. A spectacular rock formation that rises from the sea bed creates an excellent wall dive with great marine life, rock formations, scenery and the legendary “swim through chimney”. The maximum depth here is 40 meters.
Ang Thong National Marine Park
The marine park is made up of 42 islets and offers some of the most undamaged coral in all of Thailand. The boat trip to Ang Thong National Marine Park takes approximately 2 hours. Here you may expect to see some of the rarer sea creatures like turtles, sea snakes, two meter giant hydroids and black corals. The maximum depth here is 25 meters.
Koh Tao and Koh Nang Yuan
Koh Tao and Koh Nang Yuan have many beach dive sites and two major dive sites and is THE place where scuba divers go. The scenery on and around these two islands is as breath taking as the scenery below the water’s surface. Koh Tao also offer many diving centers, great accommodation ranging from cheaper backpacker accommodation to top 5 star, great restaurants and an active nightlife.
Scuba Centers located on Koh Phangan
- Haad Yao Divers
- Island Discovery
- Fun Factory
- Sail Rock Divers
- MTF Diving Resort
- Phangan Divers
- Tropical Dive Club
- Black Tip Dive Resort