The snorkeling area on the Khao Na Yak peninsula has developed into a first-class snorkeling destination. Many young coral sticks have grown unusually large since the tsunami, especially small table corals that look like a bonsai garden. Incredibly many fish can be seen in the 2 to 4 meter deep water, including at least 3 types of moray eels, sepia and other squid as well as many small and large reef fish. In private, you book the two yellow-painted longtail boats, which you can use for this very worthwhile half-day trip (9 a.m. to 2 p.m.). The price of about 1800 baht per person includes snorkeling equipment, a good lunch and non-alcoholic drinks.
Even those who have previously snorkeled with the Similans can take part in this snorkeling trip and will be thrilled. If the waves are stronger, you should wait a few days because the water becomes cloudy and visibility can be poor.
To call Khao Lak a snorkeling paradise or snorkeling paradise is not an exaggeration, if you entrust yourself to the right snorkeling guide.
Tours only approx. 01.11.-25.03. at the local tour operators.
Especially the Koh Surin islands offer unusual experiences.
The non-plus-ultra are currently live aboard cruises in Thailand, 3- to 7-day diving boat trips, which also include snorkelers. However, as a snorkeler you have to live with the fact that divers always have priority, for this the snorkelers receive a whopping discount of approx. 35%.
1-day snorkeling tours can be booked in Khao Lak at any travel agency or in the hotel for around 2,800-3,500 THB. The speedboat then takes you to 3-4 different snorkeling spots in front of the Similan Islands in an hour and 15 minutes.
The rides will only take place in the high season from October 20 to April 30. instead because the waves are too violent at other times.
All photos in this video were taken by Ole G. from Copenhagen during a 4-hour excursion. A variety that deeply impresses every snorkeler!
Snorkeling from the shore is only possible to a limited extent, possibly on the rocks south of Sunset Beach or on the rocks of Nang Thong Beach.