Koh Chang Diving & Snorkeling, Koh Chang Activities
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Koh Chang Diving & Snorkeling, Koh Chang Activities Koh Chang and nearby islands have numerous and fascinating underwater world. Diving and snorkeling are popular kind of activities. The underwater world of the south islands is claimed to be the most interesting. The recommended season for diving is from october to may, when the sea is calm and clear. At another time during the monsoon, the sea becomes darker and underwater visibility is getting worse. In addition to different varieties of coral reefs, there are also many species of fish and marine animals, the type of whale sharks and turtles.

For snorkeling fans there are day tours to Koh Wai, Koh Rang and other small islands. Breakfast, snack, plus snorkeling equipment is included, price for trip 350-500 Bath. Around "Bird Island" grow stunning soft corals with bright colors and lots of small fishes that it is like a aquarium. In Koh Chang are many diving schools accredited by PADI. Anyone can take a classes in scuba diving. Two-day course costs approximately 3000 Bath. Advanced PADI course costs 10000 Bath. Dives are between 2 000 - 3000 Bath each. The price varies depending on distance and location.

Small islands lying to the south from Koh Chang provide excellent opportunities for snorkeling. Unlike Koh Chang coast visibility under water around Koh Wai, Koh Rang and Koh Lao Ya coral reefes in good weather reaches 15-20 meters. A large variety of fish, stingrays, barracudas, fish, parrot, butterfly fish and others, hard and soft corals, shells make diving is comparable in popularity with the famous Mu Ko Surin islands located in the Andaman sea or the famous Koh Tao, lying like Koh Chang in the Gulf of Thailand. The sea around Koh Chang island everywhere is suitable for snorkeling lessons.
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Popular Dive Sites nearby Koh Chang

Popular Dive Sites nearby Koh Chang - Koh Lao Ya Nai (journey to the wreck ship) Approximately 200 m from the beach on south - eastern headland of Koh Chang where in 1921 "Thonburi" ship, which is now an artificial reef.
- Hin Luk Bat an hour's by dive boat from Khlong Prao beach. Hin Luk Bat has a good diversity of marine life. Divers will be able to see numerous sponge barrel, shelves, soft corals, barracuda and various species of sea stars.
- Hin Rap is 5 kilometres (1 hour) south of Koh Chang. This site has several outcrops located within 30m of each other. During the diving you will be able to see a lot of coral in the form of antlers, sponge barrel, soft corals and many small reef fish.
- Koh Wai island right east of Koh Klum, up to this point can be reached in approximately 1 hour. The reef consists mainly of hard corals with some soft corals in the deeper parts. If you're lucky, you might stumble into a leopard shark.
- Koh Kra island. Just a half hour by boat this place is designed for more experienced divers. Gently stab in the depth of the solid reef is the coral gardens similar to antlers from 3 to 5 meters in height. and lots of colorful reef fish.
- Koh Rung island. Approximately 2 hours by boat from Koh Chang. Is a multi-level reef with underwater pinnacles. Many sharks, reef fish, etc. at a depth of about 15 meters.
- Koh Lao Ya Nok (Bird island). The shallow depth is a perfect place for snorkeling , with beautiful colored coral, and many different types of tropical fish.

Diving Schools in Koh Chang

Diving Schools in Koh Chang All scuba diving on Koh Chang are with the dive-boat. The island has no beach where you can go diving. However, some schools prefer to teach beginners about the shore or swimming pool. Try to choose a school located on your beach, although tour operators advertising the schools are scattered around the island. Many dive centers include in their price accommodation, while scuba-diving training.
On the map shows the locations of schools teaching scuba diving and favorite dive site. Places are not only the most popular. Rocky pinnacles and small Islands around Koh Rung, the general consensus is considered the best site for diving. Various schools prefer to immerse themselves in various places, and after your treatment in a particular school, you will be presented with a detailed report about what you will see under the water, before you pay money.

Sample prices for the 2015 season:
- Discover Scuba - 3,800 - 4,000 Bath (2 dives)
- Open Water - 12,500 - 14,500 Bath
- Advanced Open Water 11,000 - 12,500 Bath
- Rescue Diver - 12,500 Bath
- Emergency First Response - 3,700 - 4,000 Bath
- Divemaster - 25,000 - 28,000 Bath
- Fun dives for certified divers - 2,200 - 2,600 Bath ( 2 dives )
- Night diving - 1,600 - 1,800 Bath

Koh Chang Dive Centers


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