The tropical island of Koh Phangan is situated only an hour away from the top dive site in the Koh Tao/Phangan/Samui area – Sail Rock – which has made it our divers favourite day trip. It is possible to visit further diving destinations, although not as often as we would like.
And of course we love to go diving where we first started – at the numerous interesting dive sites around Koh Phangan.
WHERE WE LIKE TO DIVE
It’s also nice to know that there’s lots to do here for non-diving family and friends, or when you’re not SCUBA diving. The attractions range from retreats and yoga courses, through a wide range of land based activities, to full-on partying (if that is your desire!).
BIG BOAT DIVING TRIPS
We dive only from big boats with specific leisure and gearing up areas – definitely no speed boats! Equipped with emergency O2 and first aid, GPS and ships radio. The plan is to make dives of up to an hour with at least an hours surface interval between.
Breakfast, lunch, fresh fruit and soft drinks included!
BEACH SCUBA DIVES
Beach Diving is usually done from our dive centre in Chaloklum Village. Due to its fascinating macro marine life, we’re exploring the Chaloklum Bay dive sites more and more. Set up your dive equipment at the beach, buddy check, walk in, and after a few minutes snorkelling out, you’re ready to dive. Great for beginners PADI diving courses and long relaxed SCUBA dives along the reef.
LONGTAIL BOAT DIVING
Local “Longtail” Boat diving was how we did all our diving around Koh Phangan originally and we still welcome the chance. It’s quick and easy, leaving straight from the pier in Chaloklum and you have your own choice of a wide variety of local dive sites. We can agree on dives that are suited to your ability and where conditions should be best. Don’t forget suntan cream and a sensible hat!
Night Diving is from the beach in Chaloklum Bay or occasionally as part of a boat diving trip. We usually take you diving at a familiar dive site, but it will be a completely different feeling from that of a day time dive, with the chance to see stingrays out and feeding, sleeping fish, various prawns and crabs, colourful featherstars, sea cucumbers and squid. There’s also the possibility to experience the amazing bioluminescence!
Our Policy with trained scuba divers is the same as on our diving courses; we dive in small groups, you get personal attention, well-maintained, correct fitting dive equipment and lots of time. After over 25 years of running our diving school on Ko Phangan, this is what our customers come back for!
However you dive with us, we always provide a PADI professional to care for a group of no more than 4 divers of similar training and experience. We allow up to 1 hour for scuba dives (subject to safe diving practices), with a minimum 1 hours surface interval. You will get proper pre-dive briefings (and supervision of those buddy checks) as well as professional underwater care, and we enjoy a chat after the dive about the amazing marine life you saw, before helping you to log it all up!