Home to several islands and more than 3000km of coastline, Thailand is a unique snorkelling destination for anyone in the world.
The Hot Spots
Ko Chang, Koh Samui, Ko Phangan and Ko Tao are the greatest diving spots in all of Thailand. The diving site at Koh Samui is highly popular as the travellers can also explore the vast choice of Koh Samui luxury resorts to stay at, such as Anantara Bophut Koh Samui Resort among others.
Ultimate Dive Spot
If you are an avid diver and love the act of snorkelling, the Similan Islands are your calling. Housing 9 islands that have been listed as a natural reserve, this location is about 100km northeast of Phuket and takes pride in having some of the best snorkelling spots in the world.
When to go
Between April and June, the temperatures in Thailand can go up to 40 degrees and therefore, the best time to go is in December and January when the weather is bearable in comparison.
What to lookout for
In Maya Bay and Bamboo Island and the major snorkelling destinations, you can find the ocellaris clownfish, pink skunk clownfish, black tip reef shark, giant clam, Moorish idol, checkerboard wrasse, sling jaw wrasse, streaked spine foot, red tail butterfly fish, eight band butterfly fish, and indo pacific sergeant.
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