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Answers to the most common questions


Good to know about scuba diving in Khao Lak

The big attraction for travel to Khao Lak is of course the diving. And this is generally due to the world-famous Similan Islands and the islands to the north.

Due to its distance from the mainland, diving in Khao Lak is usually done with full day trips. There are also a few dive sites closer to the mainland, but the most beautiful places are all a little further away.


How is the water temperature in Khao Lak?

The Andaman sea is usually between 28 and 31 degrees Celsius all year round. During February and March nutrient rich currents from deeper parts of the ocean are swelled up and bring colder temperatures.

This usually lasts a few minutes and never gets any colder than 25 degrees. What makes these currents actually desirable for divers is that manta rays and whale sharks follow them.

So when it does get cold: open your eyes:)


When is the best time for scuba diving in Khao Lak?

Since most of the diving in Khao Lak is done at the Similan Islands the diving here is bound to the opening times of the National Park.

The Similan Island National Park closes from May to October. Therefore diving in Khao Lak is only possible from November to April.

In the other half of the year divers better head go to Phuket which is open for diving all year round.



How is scuba diving in Khao Lak during the rainy season?

Since the Similan Nationalpark is closed during the rainy season there is no diving in Khao Lak during the rainy season

More information on diving during the rainy season can be found here.


The dive sites of Khao Lak

The dive sites in Khao Lak are on average at a maximum depth of 18 to 40+ meters and generally range in level of difficulty from easy to medium. For some sites like Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and the wrecks, more experience is definitely appropriate.

The main attraction in Khao Lak are the Similan Islands

The dive sites on the Similan Islands inspire with steep walls, small caves, overhangs and above all the impressive rock formations. In many places, there are also good opportunities for large-scale fishing with sharks, manta rays and other pelagic animals.

Since these dive sites are so special we have dedicated a whole page to them.

Read more about scuba diving the Similan Islands

Local dive sites in Khao Lak - wrecks and plenty of fish

While most divers come for the Similans, many of them who choose to try the local wreck dives would agree that they are very worthy dive sites in their own right.

The Boonsung wreck, a former tin dredger is now home to vast numbers of fish. On most dives you will not be able to see the surface due to the density of the schooling fish surounding the wreck. With a maximum depth of 18 meters it is also a beginner friendly dive site.

Tor13 is an artificial reef made up of several concreted blocks and sunken wrecks that have attracted plenty of marine life.

At Sea Bees Diving Khao Lak you can dive these local dive sites 6 times a week on our MV Runaway.

More information on the local dives in Khao Lak can be found here.

Our dive trips in Khao Lak

We have a fixed schedule for our day trips in Khao Lak and go to a different destination every day. We normally dive twice a day.

More information about our daytrips in Khao Lak can be found here.

Sequence of a diving day at Sea Bees in Khao Lak

All diving trips in Khao Lak start from the port in Tap Lamu. That is, no matter where your hotel is during your diving holiday in Khao Lak (and at which diving school you dive) you will have to come to Tap Lamu to commence your dive.

Tap Lamu is a place slightly south of Khao Lak across the hill. The journey time from most hotels in Khao Lak is 15-30 minutes.

If you dive with Sea Bees, our driver will pick you up from the hotel in the morning and bring you safely to the boat.

On board, our English-speaking instructors & our Thai crew await you. As soon as all are on board, the boat will leave and go to the first dive site.


How we dive at Sea Bees

As security and fun are our top priority, we always dive in small groups of up to four divers per dive instructor or divemaster in Khao Lak.

If desired, you along with your buddy can do the dives on your own; the prerequisite being an appropriate level of experience and a detailed briefing from one of our guides.

After the dives we perform a sufficient surface interval of at least 90 minutes. During the break, there is time for a freshly prepared lunch, a few cold drinks and maybe a leisurely swim in one of the bays.

After the second dive at another dive site, you will head back to the mainland.

Usually we are back at the port at around 5.00pm and then you are transported back safely to your hotel in a Sea Bees vehicle.

More diving offers in Khao Lak

In addition to the day trips, we also offer diving courses for beginners as well as diving instructors. More information on dive courses can be found here.

And if you prefer to go on safari during your diving holiday in Khao Lak then take a look at our Genesis Tours, which will take you to Khao Lak's best dive sites over 3 days and 2 nights.

Khao Lak Palm Garden Diving Resort

Finally, for the perfect diving holiday in Khao Lak, we recommend our own diving resort.

A small bungalow complex in the middle of the green is also integrated into our diving school here.

Our beginners' dive courses also take place here. As many of our guests stay here, you will quickly make new friends and share your dive adventures with them.

Have we awakened your interest in diving in Khao Lak?