Thailand scuba diving & snorkeling. Koh Phra Thong day trips.
Scuba diving & snorkeling - Koh Phra ThongAbout Us
Koh Phra Thong Diving
- Excellent value
- Exclusive dive sites
- Sensational macro life
- Beach diving possible
- Amazing honeycomb whiptails
- Great value at 1,100 Bt per dive
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!
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.
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 schedule
The Blue Guru diving schedule at Koh Phra Thong is quite flexible. The dive shop is close to all the dive sites so often you can just come to the shop and dive. However, we do like to apply a structure to our dive timetable so that we can give you the best experience possible.
Even though it is possible to arrange a dive in the morning and another in the afternoon, we tend to configure the schedule according to the optimum time of the tides. This will normally allow for two good local dives each day with the peak diving time changing on a daily basis. By booking in advance you ensure that you get preference in our schedule.
The Blue Guru snorkeling schedule is even more relaxed. This is mainly because the tide does not play as strong an influence on the sites. Snorkeling is available directly off the beaches though the reef at Koh Pling does require a boat ride. Book ahead where possible.
Long dive times
The local dive sites at Koh Phra Thong are quite shallow and afford the possibility of extra long dives. The Blue Guru divemasters are very keen to find new macro life or to seek out giant rays - so you can expect dive times of about 1hr.
Koh Phra Thong
Scuba diving prices
Koh Phra Thong
Adult rate - 1000 Bt per dive
Child rate - 1000 Bt per dive
Transfer to/from local dive sites when using a boat
Experienced, professional dive guide
Equipment rental - 350 Bt per dive
Transfers from Khao Lak or Khuraburi - please ask
Koh Phra Thong
Longtail Boat Charter - 1,800 Bt
Equipment rental full day - 200 Bt
See terms & conditions for full details
Discover Scuba Diving
Before leaping forwards with a Koh Phra Thong snorkeling trip, Blue Guru asks you to strongly consider whether you or your family would like to try a PADI Discover Scuba Diving program.
Koh Phra Thong is one of the best places in Thailand to try this as the diving is shallow and accessible directly from the beach. The dive sites are our own and we only teach very small groups. Blue Guru has extensive experience teaching Kids & family groups and the vast majority of people LOVE IT!
Read more on PADI Discover Scuba Diving or PADI Kids Programs