The majority of dive locations are shallow and thus suitable for all levels of divers, from beginner to pro. Any number of PADI-certified dive schools exist to teach newbies, either on a day-long ‘Discover Scuba Diving’ trip, or a more serious Open Water course, upon completion of which you will receive an internationally valid diving licence. Courses are taught in most major European languages, plus Japanese and Thai. We have a separate article with advice about choosing a dive school in Krabi, plus the range of courses on offer.
Those who are already qualified can go on ‘fun dives’ with knowledgeable, locally-based guides, or further their existing skills with the full range of PADI courses and specialities, right up to Instructor level. Krabi provides a more laid back and less intense environment than the “dive factories” over in Koh Tao on the Gulf coast – not to mention much better diving.
Two world class dive sites, Hin Daeng and Hin Muang – which at 70m is the deepest drop-off in Thai waters – are a big draw for serious divers. You can read more information about these and other local dive sites on this page.
Another plus for Krabi as a place to base a diving holiday is that it offers a wide variety of other activities for non-diving companions. Snorkelers are welcome on most dive boats, and these trips can offer a good opportunity to visit islands and reefs not on the usual “island cruise” itineraries – though be aware that there will not be any beach stops. We’ve also listed a few dedicated snorkeling cruises below, which are designed for those serious about snorkeling and who would like to see more than the same old, often badly damaged, reefs on the mainstream island-hopping trips.
Want to add a snorkeling or diving trip to your itinerary? During May – October, there is no regular schedule, so please contact us for further information – we will let you know the program available and cost for your prefered travel date. The program for November 2014 onwards will be released as soon as we have it. If you simply want to do a dive discovery day at any location, please select the date you prefer below and click “Add to Cart” to pay. We will email you to confirm your hotel pick-up and issue your voucher.
Approximate timing: 06.45 – 18.00
Itinerary: Full day - two dives up to 12m with experienced instructor - itinerary varies
All tours go out 365 days a year, on the days specified. The boat used is a fully equipped cruise boat, with toilet, kitchen and covered deck. If you wish to book a PADI course, or are already a qualified diver and wish to book fun dives, please contact us directly for the full program of trips available.
What’s included: round trip hotel transfers (any Ao Nang, Klong Muang or Krabi Town hotel; others on request), basic accident insurance, national park entrance fees, English, German and Swedish-speaking guides, life jackets, snorkeling and diving equipment, water, fruit, tea, coffee and soft drinks, lunch. On the Koh Haa trip, a light breakfast is provided; on the sunset trip a barbecue dinner is included.
Recommended to bring: camera, swimming gear, towel, change of clothes, poncho (in case of rain), mosquito repellent, sunscreen, hat, snacks, your own travel insurance.
Families and groups: Please contact us for special discounts and / or private charters: [email protected] .
Read the full Terms & Conditions for Krabi tours & activities booked through this site.
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Last updated: May 29, 2013