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Snorkeling visibility first week of September?

Posted by CKDexterHaven on 4/6/2017 at 14:55

During periods when it's not raining in the Andaman Islands is the water much murkier for snorkeling than in the high season? It's fine to come in part of each day, but is the whole experience diminished by not seeing so much at any time?

This is for 2 people looking for US$40-70 per night. The Trang Islands look appealing because I read that there's less of a "party scene." All advice appreciated. Thanks.

#1 CKDexterHaven has been a member since 4/6/2017. Posts: 6

Posted by DLuek on 7/6/2017 at 05:41 TF writer

The Trang islands are gorgeous but August/September is the worst time of year to visit them. Many businesses will be closed and when it's stormy the sea will be rough, which is definitely not good for visibility (not to mention safety).

#2 DLuek has been a member since 19/6/2008. Location: Thailand. Posts: 1,346

Posted by wanderer143 on 9/6/2017 at 20:34

I agree. Trang is a no-no in that time period. Koh Tao is generally good for the month of September,

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Posted by CKDexterHaven on 10/6/2017 at 08:55

Thanks! Maybe not realistic this time. I understand that other parts of Thailand are likely to have clear dry weather in early September. But the point isn't to go halfway around the world for the sake of sun and beach if not extraordinarily beautiful like the southern western coast and islands are. Better to just go somewhere else in the country for something unique?

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Posted by BillGood on 22/6/2017 at 04:07

Krabi tours go year round. Visibility is fine if weather is good. It's wind that disturbs water. Lots of coral is shallow at places like Phi Phi so visibility isnt a big issue in every spot.

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