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Diving, snorkeling and kayaking on Ko Kut

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Those who tire of sunbathing will find quite a few water-born activities to choose from on Ko Kut, from kayaking to diving, snorkeling and fishing.





Snorkeling and diving Snorkelers who don’t feel like taking a boat trip will find some fish but very little coral directly off the shores of Ko Kut itself. All three of Kut’s diving outfits—Paradise Divers, Koh Kood Divers and BB Divers—run daily trips to a few of the sites with mainly hard coral found right around Kut, charging roughly 1,000 baht for snorkeling only and 3,000 baht for a couple of dives.

Boats can be useful. Photo taken in or around Diving, snorkeling and kayaking on Ko Kut, Ko Kut, Thailand by David Luekens.

Boats can be useful. Photo: David Luekens

We’ve done a standard snorkeling trip with BB and they took us to Ko Rad off Kut’s northeast coast and then to a spot off Haad Sai Daeng near the centre of the west coast. The crew did a good job but most of the coral was dead and marine life was minimal, making the conditions disappointing, though we were visiting in late March and the fish repopulate through the wet season. At Ko Rad they have sunk a number of artificial reefs, including shapes of elephants and horses, so it could be fun for the kids at least.

Better conditions are found around Ko Rang, an uninhabited national park island reachable from Kut after an hour-long cruise. BB Divers runs trips out here about once every four or five days for 1,200 baht, and park officials charge everyone an additional 200 baht upon arrival. The other dive companies run less-frequent trips to Rang; we’d pop into all three shops to see what’s available.

Getting under at Ko Rang. Photo taken in or around Diving, snorkeling and kayaking on Ko Kut, Ko Kut, Thailand by David Luekens.

Getting under at Ko Rang. Photo: David Luekens

Ko Rang is worth the effort because there’s more marine life and the visibility is better than around Ko Kut. When hitting Rang from Ko Mak, which is closer than Kut, the beaches and underwater scenery around a set of rocky islets exceeded our expectations—it’s probably the best snorkeling in the Chang archipelago. Just keep in mind that Rang also gets its share of day trippers from Ko Chang and the sites can ... please log in to read the rest of this story.


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