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Snorkeling around Phuket, Krabi and Khao Lak 2017-07-26T02:04:11+00:00

All you need to know about Sightseeing and Snorkeling around Khao Lak, Phuket and Krabi.

Snorkeling around Phuket, Krabi and Khao Lak

If you are staying in Phuket, Krabi or Khao Lak you have a lot of Snorkeling and Sightseeing tours to choose from. There are the Similan Islands north west of Phuket. The Phi Phi islands to the east and Racha Islands to the south. There are so many beautiful places to enjoy the underwater World, all within a short boat ride from Phuket. Phuket, Krabi and Khao Lak is also the starting point for many longer snorkeling tours including multi day liveaboard trips to the Similan Islands, Surin Islands and Koh Tachai.

Where you choose to go snorkeling while in Phuket, Krabi or Khao Lak will depend on many factors including how much time you have available, where your accommodation is and what time of year you are here in Thailand. Your budget and whether you are traveling with children may also be fconsiderations. We have Sightseeing and Snorkeling Tours for everyone. You can browse the options available on this website or just ask us if you want our expert advice.

Choosing a destination is one of the hardest holiday decisions to make, so we have designed this guide to help choosing a snorkeling or sightseeing tour right for you.

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Karol Kreienbuehl
03:26 13 Jul 17
Aloha diving made it possible!We had a great time with amazing dives and met wonderful peoples. The service you get is just on top of the top. Transferring you like a VIP from your hotel to the boat and back...all you need to do is to slip in your gear and jump in the water....just awesome! Also during the boat ride where enough food and drinks for all to keep everyone happy. Briefing and De-briefing was good and easy understandable for all and made the dives even more enjoyable. They also look after your diving skills to make sure you got the best dives for your comfort level. Alice and the team did great and we would go diving with them any time any place again! Companys like Aloha diving became rare. Where peoples get treated like individual personalities and taken the way they are. We really appreciate that personal touch!read more
Katy Fatchen
00:54 25 Jun 17
We traveled to Phuket in June 2017 with a focus on spending the majority of our time diving. We went with Alice from Aloha diving and are so very pleased we did! This is a great small company it was just my husband and I and Alice. From our transport to and from the hotel, to the high quality equipment, local knowledge, safety and experience it was simply outstanding.We had booked 2 days diving with 3 dives per day and on the final dive I was so impressed we booked another day and ended up having 9 dives in total with Alice and Aloha Ocean Adventures.Having our Open Water dive certificate but not many dives under our weight belts having a professional instructor / guide who put our safety first was so very important to me and Alice and Aloha Ocean Adventures did not disappoint.Alice met us at the marina and brought us onto the shared large diving boat, she had an excellent working relationship with the crew and boat leader who were very helpful and knowledgeable. Alice explained everything to us, since it had been over a year since we dived, Alice walked us through our equipment by the end of the first dive we were handling, using and setting up our equipment like pros. Before each dive Alice would sit with us on the boat and go through the dive site, our plan for the dive and the marine life we were likely to experience. Her professionalism and love for diving made for some amazing dives! Her guidance and education has taken us from being novice divers up to the next level - she has invigorated our love of diving again.I am already planning another dive trip to Phuket and certainly be using Aloha Ocean Adventures again. Highly more
Arid Hills
02:35 23 Jun 17
My wife and I booked for two days diving (6 dives) with Aloha. It was so good we added a third day's worth of diving. We dived with one of the owners, Alice and met the other owner Simon. They were great - transfers from our resort were seamless. The dives were wonderful and Alice not only provided great guidance while diving by spotting and pointing out the various forms of aquatic life but also provided great company in between dives. As a bonus she also provided us with photos from all of our dives for free rather than at a price (as is the usual custom among tourism operators.Aloha's diving equipment was in excellent condition and the dive boat which they used was spacious and comfortable. I'd thoroughly recommend Aloha Ocean Adventures to anyone interested in diving around Phuket and we'll be diving with next next year when we return to more
Miles Bennett
02:21 18 May 17
Went to Phuket for our anniversary, my wife has been wanting to try scuba diving as long as I can remember. I was nervous at first to jump right in without any training or prior knowledge, but our Aloha Guide, Simon, was an incredible instructor who kept us calm, well-informed, and allowed us to have 3 amazing dives! By the third dive, I felt like a pro already!We tried the "Try Scuba Diving" full day trip with 3 dives, and it was everything we hoped for - easy transportation, great service, delicious food, beautiful views and incredible diving. Would absolutely come back and scuba-dive again with Aloha!read more
Daria Patyutko
08:24 23 Apr 17
This was absolutely amazing! My first diving experience was with Alice and she is a super-caring, experienced and lovely teacher. I was very scared to try diving for the first time, but with Alice everything went well and super smooth. She explained everything perfectly, she was by my side every moment, at the same time giving enough freedom to feel the real diving experience. Alice took great pictures and, unlike many other diving centers, Aloha Ocean Adventures don't charge an additional fee for the pictures. Alice is easy to get along with, she knows all the best spots and can find a right approach to any person. The boat is super comfortable, food is delicious, staff is helping and caring. I had one of the brightest experiences in my life and I highly recommend this diving center. This is a great example of people, who love what they do and know exactly how to make you love it as more
Marina Schmidt
21:12 07 Apr 17
I've had a great experience with Aloha Diving. It was my first time diving and I did a 2 day Scuba Diving course. Alice was a very competent and extremly nice instructor. I felt very safe at all times and learned a lot in those 2 days. It definetly made me want to continue to dive and if I'm ever again on Phuket, I will revist Aloha more
20:37 15 Mar 17
I strongly recommend Aloha Diving when looking for a reliable diving company. We went for a try scubadive last december and had a great time with Simon. He is patient, very professional and especially passionate about what he does. It was the first time for us and we felt comfortable during the whole trip. We did 3 dives in different sites around the Racha islands. We loved it!!!read more
Kamal Nicholas
09:58 26 Feb 17
Wow! I wanted to scuba dive do an open water diver course since many years but never really had the chance. As I traveled to Phuket/Thailand I was looking for excellent diving schools and soon found Aloha Diving based in Rawai. Although I was based in Karon this was no problem as Aloha Diving will picks you up nearly everywhere in Phuket. Ok, so I gave it a chance and must honestly say that my expectations were excelled by far. Simon —one of the two founders— gave me the perfect introduction into the theory and practice of Open Water Diving and made sure that I felt completely comfortable and secure at all times. After preparing my theory via app and with Simon's help I took the test and made it easily on the first try. Now to the practical part: Starting in a very nice and exclusive pool (day 1) we stepped up the game the next day and went for 3 dives. Before entering the ocean (what a view) I was a little afraid I'd feel a little unwell as I never tried diving before (only snorkeling), but man was I wrong. I can say absolutely the same for day 3, which was even better (and another 3 dives, which is more than other diving schools give you) as I felt even more secure and understood the before learned better. I saw some amazing underwater life, we even dove through a small shipwreck. And now I am a diver!!! If you ever come to Phuket and want to give diving a try I highly recommend you check out Aloha Diving and do a beginner's course. I don't have any comparison to other schools but with this experience I don't need one. 6 stars 🙂 I'll be back for more!read more
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Koh Rok National Park

  • Possible from Khao Lak and Phuket
  • Best Snorkeling from Phuket
  • Only possible from November to April

Do you want a Phuket snorkeling tour that focuses on just snorkeling and some relaxation on amazing powder white sand beaches? At this destination you find the best snorkeling sites in Thailand.

Rok Islands If you want to visit a real paradise on earth, this is the tour we recommend. The twin islands of Ko Rok Nok and Ko Rok Nai have remained almost completely undisturbed by the outside world, and a snorkeling trip to visit them can feel quite dream-like. With more than 30 metres underwater visibility and incomparable beaches, it’s easy to spend the whole day snorkeling among the square kilometres of abundant coral and colorful underwater sea life.

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Surin Islands National Park

  • Possible from Khao Lak and Phuket
  • Best Snorkeling and Sightseeing from Khao Lak
  • Only possible from November to April

Remote and uninhabited make this an ideal snorkeling tour for those who want to see one of the last untouched areas near Phuket. Those who join this excursion will be rewarded with probably the best snorkeling around Phuket starting from Khao Lak – In our opinion it is even the best snorkeling in Thailand! The whole day is spent snorkeling with a midday stop for lunch on a jungle island where you can opt for more snorkelling or rest up on the powder white sand before getting back on the boat for more snorkeling at amazing coral reefs.

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Phi Phi Islands National Park

  • Possible from Khao Lak, Krabi and Phuket
  • Good Sightseeing and Snorkeling from Phuket

If you are looking for a nice mix of both snorkeling and sightseeing destination is perfect.

World famous for its setting in the Leonardo DiCaprio movie The BeachThe Phi Phi snorkeling tours are a wonderful way to see some awe inspiring scenery and plunge in for some pretty good snorkeling. Along the way, you will see Maya Bay, Pileh Cove, Viking Cave and Monkey Beach. Want to avoid the crowds? Check out the exclusive Sunrise Tour (aka – the Phi Phi Early Bird Snorkeling Tour) – see Maya Beach before it looks like a rock concert and stay one step ahead of the masses.

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Similan Islands National Park

  • Possible from Khao Lak and Phuket
  • Only possible from November to April

One of the world’s most famous diving destinations is also one of the best snorkeling and sightseeing destinations in Thailand. Donald Duck Bay has become a favorite snorkeling destination for those who want to get away from Phuket and into some amazingly clear waters filled with marine life and green sea turtles.

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Phang Nga National Park

  • Possible from Khao Lak Krabi and Phuket
  • Recommended in the rainy season

Phang Nga is a complete contrast to the Phi Phi Islands. This is why many guests choose to do both, but if you can only do one, this is a very good choice. This is especially prevalent during the monsoon season as it is situated in a sheltered bay, therefore it is not subject to the large sea swells that are found on the crossing to the Phi Phi. Some people in the Siam office say this destination is the only reason to come to Phuket, with only two places in the world like this, so quite special.

The Phang Nga and Beyond trip has become popular with families, single travellers and guests of all age groups that are not keen on rough seas. It’s great for non-swimmers too! This is a more relaxed sightseeing tour but still with plenty of activity to keep the interest for both young and old.

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Swimming, Island Hopping & Beaches Koh Kam

  • Possible from Khao Lak and Phuket
  • Only possible from November to April
  • The perfect choice for families from Khao Lak

A get away tour to the north of Khao Lak int the mystique Laem Son National Park. This tour we recommend to Khao Lak repeater guests as well as families and older persons. The Speedboat ride is smooth protected from wind through the mangroves.

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Koh Kradan and Koh Mook

  • Possible from Khao Lak and Phuket
  • Only possible from November to April
  • The best option for Sightseeing, Snorkeling and Beach from Phuket

Experience a unique and remote beach set up with sun umbrella and beach mats. The lunch is served in the middle of the jungle. Snorkeling, Swimming and Sunbathing at several locations.

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Koh Tachai National Park

Want to be like Tom Hanks in Castaway? Join the snorkeling tour to Tachai Island!

  • Possible from Khao Lak and Phuket
  • Only possible from November to April

The water and the beach – two reasons to visit this remote deserted island known for the softest white sand in the world! The waters look like a giant sea of mineral water. Swimming and relaxing in the sea here is like being on the world’s most remote island oasis. Not for hardcore snorkelers, the waters here are ideal for beginners that want an experience similar to the Caribbean waters – flat, calm and an inviting sand bottom with some small coral reefs.

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Koh Racha Noi

  • Possible from Phuket
  • The perfect choice for families

If you want a great day of swimming, sunbathing, relaxing and snorkeling check out our Phuket local favorite Racha Noi Island.
This day trip we recommend families, also with infants, because you can start your favorite activity from the beach.
Racha Noi (Raya Island) is located only 60 minutes from Phuket by speed boat. There you will find stunning crystal clear blue waters and lots of fish waiting for you to jump in and join them on a full day tour. Do what you prefer most, swimming, snorkeling, sunbathing and relaxing.

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