Welcome to our guide to the splendid underwater life that you can discover when scuba diving or snorkelling with us in the Gulf of Thailand. The 4,000+ photos were taken only at dive sites that we visit, by the Chaloklum Diving School underwater photography team. Fish, Reptiles...Read More
The tropical island of Koh Phangan is an excellent base for both scuba diving and snorkelling trips, to all the top dive destinations on this side of the Gulf of Thailand. One of the most well known in Thailand is Sail Rock; this truly great dive site is only an hour’s...Read More
Whale Sharks seem to prefer the deeper dive sites beyond Koh Phangan – Sail Rock, Southwest and Chumphon Pinnacles are their favourites. When scuba diving or snorkelling with them, please show respect by keeping your distance and switching off your strobes or camera flash...Read More
PADI Discover SCUBA Diving For visitors to Koh Phangan who don’t have time for a full dive course or who want to check it out first, we can provide a genuine experience of scuba diving in a safe, controlled style. After a careful briefing on diving safety rules,...Read More
We are a PADI 5 Star Centre offering personal dive courses, luxury SCUBA diving and snorkelling trips, with 20 years reputation for the highest standards. We work only with small groups of divers and take enough time to enjoy long, relaxed fun dives or to complete your PADI training properly.
“Mu Koh Angthong” features a wide range of underwater life, plus lots of interesting scenery, on a good variety of quiet dive sites on the North tip of the Marine National Park – it’s probably the best destination for some serious snorkelling too.
A 2+ hour trip takes you to the Northern tip of this chain of islands, and there are a number of different spots to dive. This area remains our personal favourite, with the best range of fish and most other interesting stuff we’ve experienced in our years of diving in the Gulf of Thailand. Depths from shallow to 25m.
Greetings from Nick and Michael! We opened Chaloklum Diving School on Koh Phangan way back in 1995, a year or so after falling under the spell of the island and the clear, warm waters in the Gulf of Thailand. We started off as a two man dive shop doing it all ourselves; scuba diving and snorkelling from the beach or by local longtail boat, and teaching our PADI diving courses without modern conveniences such as DVD’s or aircon. Needless to say the diving school (and Koh Phangan) has become a lot more civilised since then, but our high standards remain the same!Read More
Sail Rock (aka “Hin Bai”) is one of the top diving destinations in the Gulf of Thailand and it’s still great for better visibility, big and schooling fish, as well as some of the most spectacular underwater scenery.
It takes a leisurely 1 hour cruise from Chaloklum Pier to go SCUBA diving at this truly exciting and extensive dive site; the main structure actually sticks out of the water and the rest of the features are below – Sail Rock’s exposed position makes it a focal point for all the marine life around – stopping to take a break or to visit a cleaning station.