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Top 5 Places to Snorkel in Thailand - For an amazing underwater experience!

Travellers who visit Thailand should definitely go explore the underwater world. Not surprisingly, the Kingdom of Thailand has many cheap snorkelling sites you can check out. Here is a list of the top places:


Ao Mae Yai Bay at Koh Surin Nuea

There are 5 beautiful islands which are a part of the famous Surin Islands in the incredible Andaman Sea. And it does not come off as a surprise that it has the best snorkelling sites. Due to the protection, it gets from Mi Koh Korin Marine National Park, the coastline and the surroundings, are well protected. Although many parts found on this island are ideal for snorkelling activities, one of the best will always be the Ao Mae Yai Bay. Besides, you can also head out here from a hotel in Khon Kaen, the likes of Avani Khon Kaen Hotel & Convention Centre, easily.


Koh Nang Yuan at Koh Tao

Koh Nang Yuan comprises of 3 distinctive islands situated in the north-eastern suburb of Koh Tao. These islands are linked to the glittering white sandstones. The coral reefs, consisting of hard and soft corals, is well preserved and shallow, which makes it an epic place for snorkelling. You must pay for a ticket to this island as it's private but that is very little to pay for the exciting and thrilling waters of the Gulf of Thailand.


Aow Leuk Beach at Koh Tao

Another perfect snorkelling spot also referred to as Turtle Island, is the Aow Leuk. Situated on the southwestern coast, snorkelers who have their equipment will be able to explore the immediate vicinities of the beach. As the reefs are relatively shallow, swimmers will not have to swim far to get an unusual view of what the crystal surface holds beneath.


Maya Bay at Koh Phi Phi

Well, Leonardo DiCaprio might have brought awareness to the Maya Bey for tourists worldwide after the premiere of "Beach". The film was shot on this island back in the late 1990s, and since this time tourists have gathered in this special harbour. This beach is an ideal place for snorkellers, as they are almost completely full of coral reefs. The main lengths of the beach are approximately 200 meters and are surrounded by three sections of high cliffs, covered with rich foliage and vegetation.


Ao Niang Bay at Koh Kradan

This island is actually a part of Hat Chao Mai National Park, an 89-square-mile area that is not destroyed by the activities of visitors. This is among the quieter islands of Thailand, with few foreigners and abundant vegetation that provides complete privacy for visitors. The best place for snorkelers to head out to will be Ao Niang, situated in the south-eastern parts of this island. Visitors will also find many snorkellers geared up to witness marine life.