Koh PhaNgan

 

Snorkelling

The west coast of the island is host to a rich and vibrant coral reef that stretches from Sri Thanu up to Koh Ma; and from any beach along this stretch an amazing underwater worl of mesmerising corals and luminescent tropical fish is right at your fingertips. Good beaches are Haad Chao Phao, Haad Yao, Haad Salad and Mae Haad; although almost any beach will have something of interest, especially if you head to the rocky areas.

There is very little to be warned about as the Gulf does not harbour many seanasties, though look before you put your feet down and NEVER stand on coral as it kills thousands of years of growth instantly. Beware of strong currents, wear a t-shirt to stop your back burning...and enjoy.

If you are not on Koh PhaNgan too long or don't want arrange your own transport, an excellent way to visit the best snorkelling spots is by booking on an around-the-island boat trip. These organised boat trips run every day depending on the weather of course - if you have booked ahead only to find that it is wet and windy you will receive a full refund. Most depart from Haad Rin at around 12:00 noon and arrive back at 6.00pm and include lunch, snorkel and mask.

Reggae Magic Boat Trip, Haad Rin
Tel: 081 606 8159
The original longtail boat trip on Koh PhaNgan, Magic Reggae leaves Haad Rin pier at 12.00pm for a fun packed day visiting the best parts of the island, including a free dinner at the Magic Reggae Bar upon returning at around 6.00pm.

Snoop Dogg Boat Trip, Haad Rin
Tel: 089 529 3828 or 077 375 364
Snoop Dogg goes around the island daily visiting all the most popular sights. You'll fell well and truly looked after with free lunch and cold beer provided.

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