Learn to Scuba Dive and Stay at a Swimming Pool in Thailand

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So you need to learn to Scuba Dive? Awesome! welcome to the wonderful world of the Scuba Diving Club. You’ll learn some awesome skills that will stay with you forever, meet some awesome people from all over the planet, create lifelong free trust, and learn the art of getting along underwater. What could be better?

Palace For Scuba Diving

There are a few different ways to get involved in the Scuba Diving Club. One of the easiest ways is to travel to Phuket, Thailand and rent a Accommodation (at most resorts, they will provide you with a dive guide and possibly even a skipper) and head over to Koh Tao and Koh Phan Ngan to scuba dive. Koh Tao is located on the East coast of Thailand on the island of Phuket. Koh Phan Ngan is on the Gulf coast of Thailand, about halfway between Koh Tao and Krabi. There are many dive sites in this area but three of the most popular are:

Treetops Marine Park

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The first dive sites are at Treetops Marine Park just off the Southern tip of Koh Phan Ngan. Here you can swim with or without scuba gear (depends on the season) and go deep-sea diving in one of two areas: the open water basin or the deeper marine park area. At Treetops Marine Park you will find a wide variety of species including: Black Seadragons, Green Carp, Grey Nurse Sharks, White Spadefish, Bullsquids, Packerels, Reef Sharks, Dolphin sharks and rays, and a large array of tropical fish. You’ll also find a couple of schools of hammerhead sharks, great schools of diving squid, and a few random humpback whales! It’s a great place for snorkelers as well.

Pali Deep Sea Marine Park

One of the best places to dive in the Koh Samui area is the Na Pali Deep Sea Marine Park. This dive site has over 40 dives sites and offers a variety of sea life, coral and a few sharks. The dive site is located in a bay called Maenam and is just around the island of Koh Samui. The water temperature is somewhat warm, but the coral and marine life are extremely colourful.

Another of the best dives in the region is at Choeng Mon and Maenam Beach. This dive site is only reached by boat and offers a variety of dives: open water, reef, shallow pool, and deep-sea. In the open water you will see a large number of clown fishes, barracuda, and sharks. If you’re into a more serene environment you may even enjoy a visit to the Barrier Reef before diving into the clear blue waters of the Southern end of this wide bay.

Bottom Lines 

If you are more interested in seeing the aquatic wildlife of Thailand there are several dive sites in the south of the country. You can visit the nearby Phang-Nga Bay, which is home to a large population of whales sharks, eels, tropical fish, and turtles. The island has also seen an increase in the number of resorts that housing cetaceans. The best time to visit Phang-Nga is in the summer months as the marine life swells during these months.

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