The Best Dive Sites In Thailand

Thailand has so many world class dive sites, it can be difficult deciding which ones to visit. Here’s a quick overview to help you make your choice. For first time visitors to Thailand, it can be a bit confusing about which areas to make sure you dive, particularly as you have to be here at […]

The Best Of Thailand Diving – 7 Day Similan Islands and Southern Thailand Liveaboard Trip

A seven day diving liveaboard around the Similan Islands and Southern Thailand is the easiest way to see the best diving that Thailand has to offer – here’s my trip report from a May 2011 liveaboard on MV Flying Seahorse The Similan Islands have a special place in my diving history – they are where […]

Thailand Diving – A Quick Guide

Thailand is where I’ve lived on and off since 2004. The diving here is relatively cheap and great, particularly on the west coast in the Andaman Sea. Here is a quick overview of diving in Thailand to help you decide where to visit. Best Places To Dive in Thailand: The Similan Islands and Southern Thailand’s […]

Whale Sharks In Thailand: Where To See Them

Whale sharks are the biggest fish in the world, growing up to a staggering 15 metres in length. yet they are completely harmless to humans and one of the most amazing underwater sights for scuba divers in Thailand Whales sharks are by no means only found in Thailand – the Maldives’ tiny Hanifaru Bay, Sogod […]

Where to See Manta Rays In Thailand

Manta Rays are one of the most incredible marine life encounters you can have while scuba diving. Here’s where to see manta rays in Thailand to have the best chance of a real-life encounter for yourself Coming face to face with a manta ray is one of the most unforgettable experiences you can have underwater. […]

Are There Great White Sharks In Thailand?

Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the water… it is. Rumours about there being great white sharks in Thailand are greatly exaggerated. One of the search phrases that regularly brings people to my regular travel blog Travelhappy is “are there great white sharks in Thailand”. Presumably these searchers are checking […]

Phuket Diving – A Quick Guide

Phuket is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Thailand and the gateway to the Andaman Sea where some of the world’s finest scuba diving can be found Phuket is commonly referred to as Thailand’s jewel in the Andaman Sea – it’s a large island solidly collected to the mainland in the South of […]

Koh Tao: An Introduction

One of the most popular diving destinations in all of South East Asia, the tiny Thai island of Koh Tao provides great diving for beginner and seasoned diver alike Koh Tao is a very special place to me. I lived there for six months of 2004 when I was doing my PADI Open Water Scuba […]

Koh Lanta, Thailand: Manta Ray Paradise

The sleepy island of Koh Lanta is a great base for exploring some of Southern Thailand’s most spectacular dive sites It was a case of third time lucky. I’d been to Southern Thailand’s twin pinnacles of Hin Daeng and Hin Daeng twice before, eager to see the manta rays that frequent the two dive sites. […]

Bangkok Dive Shops

If you’re in need of some scuba gear while you’re in Thailand’s capital, you’re in luck. There are two excellent shops that can equip you with pretty much all the dive equipment you need. The two main dive shops in Bangkok are Dive Supply, on Sri- Ayudhaya Road, and Planet Scuba, on the main Sukhumvit […]

Richie Kohler Interview: Diving The USS Lagarto

Deep Sea Detective Richie Kohler has scuba dived many shipwrecks around the world. The WWII American submarine USS Lagarto, whose final resting place was only discovered three years ago in the Gulf of Thailand, is among the most important to him. Chris Mitchell finds out why. 3rd May 1945: even though the war in Europe […]

Diving On The USS Lagarto

In 2005 the final resting place of the American WWII submarine USS Lagarto was discovered in the Gulf of Thailand. This is an account by technical diving instructor Ayesha Cantrell of diving the Legarto on a subsequent research exploration dive Editor’s note: Jamie Macleod and Stewart Oehl from TechThailand discovered the last resting place of […]

Cheap Scuba Diving In Asia

Scuba diving is not the cheapest of sports to pursue, but if you’re diving in Asia, there are plenty of great dive spots that won’t break the bank to explore in Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam and the Philippines I’ve dived a lot around South East Asia over the last five years, and I’ve often been […]

Beating Excess Baggage Charges For Scuba Gear In South East Asia

One of the downsides of travelling with your scuba equipment is being charged excess luggage fees by increasingly thrifty airlines, especially if you’re using budget carriers. Here’s some tips to flying with your scuba gear in South East Asia less expensive and less hassle I do a lot of travelling with my scuba diving equipment […]

Koh Losin – Thailand’s Hidden Dive Site

Koh Losin is one of Thailand’s dive sites not known to many divers, only accessible for a couple of months a year and a place where both manta rays and whale sharks are regularly spotted I thought I had a pretty good idea about most of the scuba diving around Thailand, but recently I found […]