Scuba Diving in Pak Meng | Everything you need to know
Are you planning a holiday in Pak Meng?
Pak Meng Beach (or Hat Pak Meng) is a cosy, tourist-friendly place located in the far South of Thailand. It is a town mostly attended by Thai visitors on the weekends.
Good to know about diving in Pak Meng
Pak Meng is located in the far south of Thailand. Not many tourists come here, so you will be getting a VIP treatment.
The diving is done in daytrips by speedboat. The dive sites include some of the very best Thailand has to offer.
Main dive sites in Pak Meng
Ko Ha is formed of five islands, which offer a large variety of unique dive sites including The Chimney, Twin Cathedral or Ko Ha Lagoon.
Every site is guaranteed to impress, with a scenery including coral covered boulders, stunning caverns and spectacular swim-throughs; as well as amazing hard coral gardens.
Ko Rok Nok and Ko Rok Nai enchant the eye with pristine hard corals. The untouched local dive sites – Ko Mook, Ko Wean, Ko Kradan and Hin Nok – offer a vast diversity of marine macro-life, including Tiger-Tail Seahorses and countless varieties of exotic nudibranches and Shrimp.
Best diving in Southern Thailand
Hin Daeng and Hin Muang – two submerged rocks standing only a few hundred metres from each other – are covered with beautiful soft coral, anemones and gorgonians.
Rated as one of the best dive spots in the world, the area boasts huge schools of fish that circle the twin peaks. These shoals often attract some giants of the sea, including Giant Barracudas, Jacks and Tuna.
Encounters with Manta Rays and Whale Sharks aren’t uncommon either and offer an unforgettable undersea encounter. For those who dare to delve deeper, huge Rays, Leopard Sharks and even Grey Reef sharks can be spotted.
When is the best time to dive in Pak Meng
Diving in Pak Meng is only possible from November to April, which is the main tourist season of Southern Thailand.
In the rest of the year no scuba diving is possible as due to the weather conditions the dive sites are not accessible by dive boats.