Diving in Thailand's South Andaman sites for 5 days/ 4 nights
Dive from Phuket to Koh Lanta and Tarutao National parks
Itinerary of our dive cruise:
Thailand still counts some of the best dive sites in the world and this trip offers just the best Thailand has to offer!
We will embark The Smiling Seahorse at 6pm on departure day in Phuket Chalong and wake up on the dive site the next morning!
Day 2 to 4th: We will plan 4 dives per days around Koh Lanta National park and Tarutao National Park.
Day 5 :Last day 3 dives (last one at 3pm) and back in Phuket around 6pm.
Dive sites around Phuket
Still part of Phang-Nga province, about 45km East of Phuket, Koh Phi Phi islands has a large number of limestone dive sites covered in coral with some fun swim throughs and beautiful Gorgonian seafans make a perfect photo prop!
Watch out for Leopard and black tip reef sharks often seen in the area!
Racha Yai, Racha Noi and King Cruisers are other options we can explore.
Koh Lanta National Park
Koh Haa, Hin Daeng and Hin Muang make up the Koh Lanta National Marine Park.
Koh Haa (number 5 in Thai language) is a group of 5 islands sitting together between Hin Daeng and Phi Phi and is part of the Ko Lanta National Marine Park.
We may dive Ko Haa Lagoon, Ko Haa Neua, and Ko Haa Yai where we may pass through more swim-throughs and encounter plenty of marine life from small to big: Seahorses and ornate ghost pipefish will make macro maniacs happy, morays eels, octopus, hawksbill turtles, and marble rays will entertain everyone and if you are lucky you might even meet a leopard sharks or an Oceanic Manta ray!
Hin Daeng & Hin Muang are two pinnacles in the open ocean, surrounded by deep waters. The visibility on these two sites is usually excellent and the dramatic underwater landscape makes a perfect setting for the many creatures we come to encounter here.
The main attraction here are pelagic sightings such as manta ray and whale shark but the site has plenty of things to see beside the gentle giants such as schools of barracudas, millions of fusiliers, cuttlefish, bluefins trevally, snappers and more.
Tarutao National park & Koh Lipe
Tarutao National Marine Park in the southern Thailand territory of Satun counts over 70 islands (the Butang bunch).
Not far from the Malaysian border, and only 30 nautical miles north of Langkawi, this preserved territory is pretty undiscovered.
Koh Lipe is the only inhabited island, home to the Chao Ley ( a tribe of Sea Gypsies), a few resorts and many types of birds. It is surrounded by white sand beaches and beautiful dive sites.
Best of the South Andaman in Thailand (Lanta and Tarutao National Park)
• Full accommodation and board
(Breakfast, Lunch, afternoon bites, Dinner)
• All soft drinks, drinking water, filter coffee & tea
• Fresh fruits, yoghurt & snacks
• 12 Liter Alum. Cylinders, Weights & Weight Belt
• PADI Professional Dive Guide
• up to 23 Dives including 5 Nights dives
• Towel, shower gel
• Sea kayak and hammock
• Marine Park Fee* 2000-THB / diver
*subject to change without prior notice
• PERSONAL INSURANCE COMPULSORY
• Alcoholic drinks and cigarettes
• Equipment rental (600 THB/ day)
• Computer rental (300 THB/day)
• PADI Courses
• Nitrox : 250 THB/tank or 2,900 THB for the whole cruise
• Transfers to and from Ranong on demand (prices)
Note: This itinerary is provided as sample itinerary and can be modified by The Smiling Seahorse based on weather forecast or other unforeseen circumstances.