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4 Places to go Scuba Diving in Bangkok – Exploring the underwater world

Whoever said Bangkok is just about ancient palaces, temples, and endless shopping sprees? Some of the most vibrant aspects of the city include it's underwater world. Dive deep into the waters to see colourful heaven when you are in Bangkok the next time.


Why Bangkok for scuba diving?

The best thing about choosing to scuba dive in Bangkok is there isn't an exact great time or a season for this. Any day of the year will be ideal for this experience and you just need to head to one of the best diving sites in the country. If you are planning to spend a blissful vacation at a hotel in Sukhumvit the likes of Maitria Hotel Sukhumvit 18, just Google search the following diving spots to find out the easiest one for you. Do not worry if you are not confident enough as to how to undertake this experience as there are experienced guides to teach you the techniques from the basics. This is why they are either PADI or DAN certified and they make your diving moments tension free.


Koh Phi Phi

One of the most famous scuba diving sites in Bangkok, Koh Phi Phi is especially known for its amazing coral reefs, walls, and crevices. Among the sea creatures you find during your underwater explorations in Ko Phi Phi, there are sponges, moray eels, leopard sharks, and scorpionfish. Visibility is very high (sometimes even deeper than 20 meters) if it's not a rainy day.


Surin Islands

About 60km away from the mainland of Bangkok, you find this underwater paradise of the Surin Islands. Unlike the popular diving sites, the Surin Islands have an untouched coral system, and rare marine creatures such as angelfish, barramundi, and parrotfish can be seen here. Surin Islands has several diving spots namely Koh Chi, Koh Larn, Koh Sak, and so much more.


Koh Khork

If you are still new to this whole diving scene, and especially if you are not yet comfortable enough with deep water explorations, here is the perfect diving spot for you. Koh Khork exposes you to both soft and hard coral reefs and as this place is located just 8km off the Pattaya beach, the accessibility via Bangkok is also very high. Travelling to Koh Khork from December to March will be the best because the visibilities are great during this period.


Hin Daeng

According to the experts, this spot 'Hin Daeng' is a paradise for those who scuba dive because this is one of the few places in the world where you can explore white corals. During your explorations, in addition to the corals, you may also meet manta rays and whale sharks here. Hin Daeng means the 'red rock' in the local language, and if you are okay with deep diving, the neigbouring dive site 'Hin Mouang' (meaning the purple rock) is available with the highest coral wall of 60 m in depth.