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The best island to snorkeling and diving on the first half of November.

Posted by Agee on 24/10/2013 at 13:18

Hi,

We are wondering which island will be the best for snorkeling and diving on the first half of November.

Ko Phi Phi has a lot to offer, but also we met discouraging opinions. We would like to explore the beauty of the island and sea life, but also we want to relax and have some fun during nights. We are not so scared to crowds, the best option for us is to stay in bungalow on the beach.

Any ideas?

Agee

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Posted by somtam2000 on 25/10/2013 at 03:53 admin

First half of November I'd be heading to the Andaman coast.

Ko Phi Phi still has some good snorkelling -- I wouldn't write it off, but be choozy where you stay - the centre of "town" is an absolute madhouse.

Other reasonable options would be Ko Ngai Ko Kradan and Ko Lipe -- all of these have offshore reefs (in varying states of disrepair) but only Ko Lipe has a comparable nightlife scene to Lipe.

Ko Lipe is also a good base for boat trips to other islands, as outlined here.


If you have time, look to take in a few islands along the coast.

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Posted by Agee on 25/10/2013 at 14:31

Somtam2000, thanks a lot!

Agee

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Posted by Geer1 on 25/10/2013 at 18:31

Andaman coast will have the best weather at that time. Look into Surin or Similian islands as they are supposed to be the best for snorkelling/diving.

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Posted by LeonardCohen1 on 25/10/2013 at 21:01

I've done snorkelling at Hong, Phi Phi, Trang islands and south of Ko Chang.

My favs were Hong (awesome beach) and south of Chang.

Both great value for money. You can do these trips for about 550 baht on a longtail or ferry including lunch and water.

The Hong tour operates out of Krabi and you can also do Phi Phi from there and other trips.

You could spend a week doing snorkelling and kayaking trips everyday out of Krabi and they are all pretty good.

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Posted by LeonardCohen1 on 25/10/2013 at 21:02

"but only Ko Lipe has a comparable nightlife scene to Lipe."

I would think everything on Lipe is exactly like Lipe.

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Posted by somtam2000 on 25/10/2013 at 21:38 admin

Ops meant Phi Phi there - tks.

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