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Scuba Diving - Andaman Sea Offshore SitesAbout Us
- Large nurse sharks
- Discovered with Thai locals
- Deep boulder & reef diving
- Private diving - max. 6 divers
- Massive sea fans & corals
- 2 dives for only 4,400 Bt
Blue Guru at Koh Phra Thong
Blue Guru Diving is the only PADI dive centre in the area and the closest to world renowned Richelieu Rock.
Over the last two seasons we have been investigating rumours of new exciting dive sites along this part of the Andaman Coast. We now have 6 exciting Offshore dive sites for your exploration.
Intrepid scuba divers will love our Andaman Offshore locations. There are both reef and boulder sites and opportunities to see big fish - including large nurse sharks!
What is Koh Phra Thong?
Koh Phra Thong is one of Thailand's last unspoiled coastal locations. With over 15km of largely uninhabited white sandy beaches.The island is relatively large with a total area of around 100km.
Where is Koh Phra Thong?
Koh Phra Thong is located in the Andaman Sea off the west coast of southern Thailand. The closest town is the port town of Khuraburi, situated on the mainland about 10km east. It is the middle link in a chain of 3 islands. It is about 550km south of Bangkok and 100km north of Phuket.
Phra Thong Offshore Boat
The scuba diving at the offshore Koh Phra Thong sites are available directly by a 30min boat ride on 'Lazy Frog' from our base at Golden Buddha Bay on Koh Phra Thong.
About 'Lazy Frog'
'Lazy Frog' is our custom built dive boat. She is based on a traditional 'lobster boat' and has a double berth, electric toilet and enclosed kitchen & dining area
She is large enough for 6 divers to travel to our exclusive Andaman Offshore sites in comfort and style.
Sometimes we will have to run the Andaman Offshore Diving trips by longtail boat due to other commitments for 'Lazy Frog'.
In this case the price of the trip is reduced by 500 Bt per diver.
Andaman Offshore Schedule
These trips will be scheduled twice a week during high season November - April, subject to demand. We can also schedule it on demand for a minimum of two divers.
Offshore tour itinerary
9.00am depart Blue Guru Diving
9.30am arrive first offshore site
10.00am 1st Dive
11.00am exit the water
11.30am light lunch
12.00pm drive to 2nd offshore site
12.30pm 2nd dive
1.30pm exit the water
2.00pm arrive back at Koh Phra Thong
Andaman Offshore dive sites start below 12m (going down to 26m) at low tide. The minimum depth rises to 14m at high tide. We try to schedule the dives so that lunch coincides with peak low tide. This allows us to minimise effects of currents and to give our divers a longer diver time due reduced Nitrogen effects
The itinerary featured is for illustrative purposes only. Based on factors mentioned above, the departure/arrival time and the surface interval may be quite different - though the trip will always start before 12pm.
Scuba diving prices
Adult rate - 4,400 Bt two dives
Transfer to/from Andaman Offshore dive sites by 'Lazy Frog'
Experienced, professional dive guide
Equipment rental - 250 Bt per dive
Transfers from Khao Lak or Khuraburi - please ask
See terms & conditions for full details
Advanced Open Water
Andaman Offshore are deep open sea sites which can be subject to oceanic currents. All divers must have Deep Diver training via the Advanced Open Water certification or higher.
Divers who are currently only certified to the Open Water level must gain the PADI Advanced Open Water certification with Blue Guru Diving. The Andaman Offshore dive trip can be taken as part of the PADI Advanced Open Water certification. Contact Us for more details.
Find out more on PADI Advanced Open Water certification.