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Scuba diving & snorkeling - Koh Phra Thong

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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.

Why Koh Phra Thong?


Koh Phra Thong is an ideal choice for those seeking an 'off the beaten track' Thai Island.

Koh Phra Thong is the closest habitable island to Thailand's best scuba diving at Richelieu Rock. It is also one of the few places where you can dive direct from the beach!
view from golden buddha resort
long stretches of pristine beach at Koh Phra Thong
sunset over Koh pling seen from Mr Chuois
map of koh phra thong location

Where is Koh Phra Thong?


Koh Phra Thong is located in the Andaman Sea off the west coast of southern Thailand. The middle link in a chain of 3 islands, it is close to the port town of Khuraburi, situated on the mainland about 10km east. Koh Phra Thong is about 550km south of Bangkok and 100km north of Phuket.

Nature on Koh Phra Thong


This island hosts a number of important eco-systems. These include areas of mangrove forest, seagrass and coral reef. There is a good number of bird species & interesting mammals. The sea holds a wealth of biodiversity with the beaches being protected for turtle nesting.

Dive boats at Koh Phra Thong


All of the snorkeling & scuba diving spots at Koh Phra Thong are either available directly off the beach or by a short boat ride on a long tail boat or on the Blue Guru zodiac, 'Kanga'.

Longtails & Zodiacs


When we only have a few divers then it is easy enough to transfer to the dive sites at Koh Pling on 'Kanga'. She will whip us out there in a matter of minutes to enjoy some exclusive diving.

On days when there are more divers we may use one of the local longtail boats to take us to the reef.
backward roll scuba diving entry from longtail boat
preparing to dive at Koh pling
getting ready to dive at Richelieu Rock
Blue Guru rigid inflatable boat at Koh Phra Thong

Beach diving


Koh Phra Thong is one of the few Thai islands which has genuine scuba diving from the beach. This means that if you prefer not to dive from a boat then you don't have to. One Blue Guru's favourite dive sites at Koh Pling is accessible directly from our beach side dive centre.
local scuba diving from beach in thailand

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