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How to choose a local dive center for scuba diving in Thailand.

Where scuba diving in Thailand?
Why Koh Chang is good place for diving?

Click to this link for check out the best time to dive in each part of Thailand => http://www.scubadivingkohchang.com/localdivecenter.html

Thailand, the heaven of scuba divers. Every divers are dreaming to visit wonderful seas with peaceful nature, colorful corals with several fish and rarely species of fish in another world, under the sea which you can’t find anywhere but only when scuba diving in Thailand. There are 2 main diving zones, the Andaman sea side and The Gulf of Thailand side, which are on the top range of the world, beautiful and popular places for scuba diving in Thailand.

There are many diving sites that are available covering the year. Scuba diving around The Andaman side are properly during October to April. During May to September is appropriate time for scuba diving in Gulf of Thailand side.

The first thing that comes to mind when you are traveling to new places and looking for scuba diving center is: How can you know that this dive center is matching for your needs when you want to start your scuba diving in Thailand. There are many things to considerate and questions that need to be answerered before you pay out ,such as are they providing a good quality of equipment, professional instructor, experience for diving service around the area and addition service for your convenient.

But don’t forget that you are here for travelling and relaxing, so you don’t want thinking too much but enjoying your vacations.

Here we have 6 steps to easy check before you choosing the right dive center that will worth your time and give you the best dive experience ever.

1 Equipments: please mind for good quality and safety as your priority. Don’t risk it.

On this part you need to search for informations, read reviews and comments from their websites or social medias. Facebook is very popular which is a very good place where to start getting informations and news update easily. Trip advisor quiet worldwide and with a lot of photos and reliable comments. Try to check if there are any photo of them equipments that customers using that look usable and maintenaced.

2 Experience, select the diving company, which have experience and knowledge in the local area for scuba diving in Thailand.

When you make the contact with the dive center. How do they answer to your questions.

Can they provide informations about dive sites in the areas. Do they have spare or first aid box and lifebuoys on the boat during the trip. Do they have experienced staffs with service mind, can they communicate in English for understand what you need and be enthusiastic to service you.

3 Instructor, for you to have fun and be safe during the trip.

You can inspect about the instructor’s credentials and verify it on PADI’s website. The staff should be skilled and make you feel secure. Especially when you want to take diving course to get your PADI certification. Which kind of course do they have and where you can learning the diving in the area such as pools of the hotel or in the sea for you to do exercise before you go to scuba diving in Thailand.

4 Price

Before you pay make sure that what the price cover everything or maybe you will have to pay for the hidden extra cost later. A good dive shop with an experienced staff should focused on your comfort and safety. Sometimes scuba diving in Thailand price depend on the location where price are diiferent depending on the season you travel.

5 Additionals services, for your convenient and benefit .

What’s their dive snack? I can’t help not to mention this but some divers might prefer to prepare their foods by themselves but it’s would be fully adventure to try their snack too because you might get to try local things you can’t find from anywhere but only in Thailand. Also are there any free pick-up at hotel which is very perfect for every tourist, because you can have overcharge fee of transportation in Thailand (it can happen). And also free diving insurance for divers.

6 Just be happy with it! If they can’t make you happy so you can be happy by yourself.

Because nobody is perfect, so sometimes there might have a mistake and anything can happen but you need to ask yourself what is the best thing you can do in this situation. Enjoy the most out of it and don’t waste your time focus on something that disturb you. Scuba is fun and I wish you to have the best time scuba diving in Thailand for every of your dives ever!

If you are beginner and want to start your course for PADI® Diver certification today. I would like to recommend you to go to Koh Chang.It is a great locations to learn scuba diving in Thailand with aquarium like conditions, mostly have a great visibility! Also with less crowded places to diving with a good quality local dive center is the best choice for learning and practice scuba diving skills. For the travelers who are interested in HTMS Chang wreck 71. Scuba diving here is extremely exciting for the divers as this ship is over 100 meters long and it’s the biggest wreck for scuba diving in Thailand.
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These amazing dive sites in Koh Chang will inspire you to start your new adventure under water in Thailand

Thank you info from => http://www.scubadivingkohchang.com/diving.html#amazing

We can’t deny that attractiveness of the dive site is the main purpose of divers to choose the location to go diving. Scuba Diving in Thailand can provide you one of the most breath taking natures with various aquatic animals. You can’t complete your under water adventure to discover another world in the sea of Scuba Diving in Thailand while visiting Koh Chang.

Why Koh Chang is good place for diving?

Koh Chang is one of the great location to learn to scuba diving Thailand with aquarium like conditions.When you start to learn to dive, you have a lot to think about, trying to learn in a strong current or with poor visibility just makes things harder. Here in Koh Chang, our dive sites have nearly no current and we usually have a great visibility. With good conditions like we have, you can focus on perfecting your newly learned skills. Also with less crowded places to go diving and with a good local quality dive center. you will feel like you and your instructor are the only ones underwater, which is such an incredible feeling.

Where can you go scuba diving in Koh Chang?

1 Koh Yuak, peacefully for practice scuba diving skills with beautiful corals.
Time by our speedboat: 8 mins
Depth: Average 10m
In front of Kai Bae, Koh Yuak is a small inhabitant island in the gulf of Thailand, the small beach full of corals is perfect for snorkeling and assing your PADI Open Water Diver Course. Discover Scuba Diving at this island is ideal because there are sandy bottom for the scuba skills and shallow water with nearly no current.

2 Hin Saam Sao, sloping reef with corals and rich marine lives.
Depth: Average 11m / Maximum 16m
Located in the Northwest of Koh Chang, it has a slightly sloping reef with a maximum depth of 16 meters and a visibility from 5 to 10 meters. A very good spot for snorkeling, teaching diving and rediscover diving if you hasn’t been diving since a while.

3 Hin Rap North, combo diving sites around a rocky reef and rich corals with a small canyon.
Depth: Average 11m / Maximum 16m
Two dives can be done here, one around the rock, watching barracudas, turtles, batfish, stonefish, porcupine fish, stingrays and morays amongst both hard and soft corals.

The second one is little bit deeper and located in the North and coming with lot of corals and smalls canyons. Rays, anemone fish, angelfish, groupers, parrotfish and triggerfish and mores are also regular encounters as is the occasional turtle

4 Hin Luk Bath , a pinnacle that is located on the southeast corner of Koh Chang.
Time by our speedboat: 18 mins
Depth: Average 11m / Maximum 25m
Prime dive sites around Koh Chang. Hin Luk Bath is a pinnacle that offers refuge to plenty of shoaling fish. There are moray eels, stingrays, parrotfish, snappers, fusiliers, big groupers, butterfly fish, banner fish, barracuda, angelfish, and many more. Passengers can observe dolphin on the way to the dive site. The pinnacle is surrounded by huge boulders that offer some great swim through. Great for night diving. The deepest point is 25 meters, but like in most of the dive we stay between 5to 16m. The abundance of Christmas tree worms makes it very colorful.

5 Hin Raap South, combo diving sites for spotting turtles and big barracudas.
Time by our speedboat: 24 mins
Depth: Average 11m / Maximum 18m
Hin Raap South is an underwater rock with two dives sites: one around the rock spotting turtle, batfish, stonefish, porcupine fish, stingrays, moray eels, often we see big barracuda and the other one off the North, deeper and richer in coral with a lovely canyon. Off course rays, morays, angelfish, groupers, triggerfish, anemonefish, parrotfish can be seen.

6 Blue Berry, Hill: This dive site is famous for blue-spotted stingrays and schools of yellowtail barracudas.
Depth: Maximum 16m
Close to Hin Raab, a bare rock full of fish with only the Southside having corals. It’s a great place for spotting nudibranches, batfish, stingray, eels and groupers.

7 HTMS Chang wreck 71, the ship has lots of things to explore, including the captain’s cabin.
Time by our speedboat: 28 mins
Depth: 33 m
HTMS CHANG formerly the US Lincoln was sunk on the 22/11/12 around 5 km off the fisherman village of Bangbao on Koh Chang. For the travelers who are interested in wreck, it’s a dream. Scuba diving there is extremely exciting for the divers as this ship is over 100 meters long and it’s the biggest wreck for scuba diving in Thailand. HTMS Chang will provide many dives for wreck enthusiasts to explore. The wreck is ideally suitable for advanced divers but open water certified divers can still dive to 18m deep. Open Water divers are able to descend the tower and take a look at the captain’s cabin and then explore above deck and look at the gun turrets. Advanced divers are able to go deeper and there are some great swim through to get the adrenalin pumping. We are also able to offer wreck specialty course.

That was all about interesting destinations to start your scuba diving in Thailand. Get ready and start your new adventures today.

Feel free to visit us for more information about diving in Koh Chang.
http://www.scubadivingkohchang.com/
sacha.dolphindivers@gmail.com
Tel : +66(0)861014783

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Nudibranch egg ribbon at Hin Rap North dive site, Koh Chang, Thailand
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So cute !!!
A new destination travelled to and a new species of nudibranch for me 😊
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