Diving is the best way to experience the colourful and diverse marine life that Koh Phangan and Thailand is known for.
This part of the country is blessed with an abundance of terrific dive sites; and for many, it’s one of the best diving destinations in the whole world.
Koh Phangan Diving, Scuba Courses, Schools, Sites, Packages & Prices
Sail Rock is the most famous dive site of all; here you’ll find a granite rock which attracts many different fish species. Scuba divers can swim with scad and trevally, and if you’re lucky, you might come across the elusive scorpionfish. Sail Rock is also home to moray eels, batfish, and the most exciting one of all: the whale shark!
Koh Ma’s shallow reef makes it a popular dive spot for beginners as well as snorkelers. Common fish found in Koh Ma include shrimp, grouper, butterflyfish, clownfish, and juvenile stingrays. You’ll also likely find massive schools of razorfish. On a good day, you may even come across the adorable sea horse, who gallops in the sand in search for a mate.
Ang Thong National Marine Park is made up of 42 islands, and it has some of the most beautiful marine life in the country. Divers flock here because it’s where you can spot rare marine life such as sea snakes, lionfish, and turtles. There are also minor drop-offs and black corals to explore. Ang Thong National Marine Park has dive sites that can cater to beginners and advanced divers.
The top dive spots in Koh Tao are White Rock, Twins, Hin Ngam, HMTS Suttakut, South West Pinnacle, and Shark Island. However, there are over 30 dive sites to choose from.
Whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or advanced diver, there are excellent scuba dive sites in Koh Tao to choose from.