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The Mu Koh Similan Marine National Park is closed for the low season from 16th May and will open again after the 31st October 2013. Until then, we still have plenty of Khao Lak diving opportunities available including diving the Boonsung Wreck and a complete Khao Sok discovery trip including nature exploration and diving. These options are some of the most interesting and peculiar thailand dive sites to investigate. Popular Phuket dive sites are also easily accessible from Khao Lak. At just over an hour and a half away, there are a large selection of dive sites to visit including those from Phi Phi or off of Racha Yai and Rachai Noi.

Khao Lak Diving: Boonsung Wreck

Diving at the Boonsung Wreck is a great day out; the diving here almost rivals that of Richelieu Rock, one of the best Thailand dive sites situated in the Andaman Sea. This is a lovely day trip as it’s quite relaxed. When the weather allows, we depart in the morning by Thai long tail boat and make our way to the wreck where we complete a couple of dives. We return back to the beach in the afternoon by about 15.00. As we organise this ourselves it is often a small private trip, so is fairly informal and laid back.

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More information about Thailand Dive and Sail’s wreck trips and also dive site information and photos.

A Special Thailand Dive Site: Khao Sok Lake

Khao Lak diving adventures can also reach as far as Khao Sok. Thailand Dive and Sail have put together a special 2 day 1 night trip to Khao Sok Lake and the National Park. This excursion is not only an opportunity for some interesting and possibly quite bizarre diving experiences, but is also a good chance to explore some of the most beautiful on land flora and fauna that Thailand has to offer.During this Khao Sok Diving trip you can investigate the forgotten underwater world that was once a thriving rainforest, but is now transformed and offers an interesting diving destination all year round. As well as 2 dives in the lake this trip includes a sunset or sunrise safari by longtail boat on the lake; this is an excellent way to experience nature, either the nocturnal noises of the night, or the fresh morning mist when the animals start their day. There is also the opportunity to do some Jungle Trekking through the rainforest, Bamboo Rafting to Coral Cave and visit a Temple on the way back to Khao Lak. On this overnight diving trip there is the chance to stay in a floating bamboo raft house or you can upgrade to the deluxe raft house for that extra bit of luxury. The Khao Sok Diving trips are definitely for the more adventurous!

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Phuket Diving Trips From Khao Lak

This season we are also introducing diving trips from Phuket. It can be a bit of a longer day, due to the travel time from Khao Lak to Phuket and then on to the dive sites, but we can help to arrange everything from the transfers to the trip itself. Possible day trips include Racha Noi and Racha Yai, Phi Phi Islands and Anemone Reef, King Cruiser, Shark Point and Koh Doc Mai, Phi Phi and Shark Point and finally, Phi Phi and Koh Doc Mai. The variety of dive sites available means that there is something for everyone. These are some popular Thailand dive sites during the months of May to October and are easily reached from Khao Lak.

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Safety First!

Thailand Dive and Sail do place an emphasis on safety. Obviously the weather is unpredictable during these 5-6 months and although a lot of the time the sun can be out and the skies can be clear, there is always the chance of evening monsoon rain or rough weather out at sea. We take every precaution to make sure our guests are safe and not put in danger, therefore if we feel that the weather could affect the trip, we will cancel it and either re-arrange for another day or offer an alternative solution.

Just because the Similan Islands are closed from May to October, this does not mean that there are no interesting and alternative Khao Lak diving opportunities available! Contact us if you would like more information on any of our low season diving trips or if you are interested in pre-booking a liveaboard for next high season.

Anna Pering