Dive Report on Khao Lak, Thailand

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Note Similan Islands close May to September!!!!

Khao Lak10 May 2015 - 26 May 2015

We have just returned from a 2 week break in Khao Lak.

A lovely quiet location in a fabulous resort (La Flora).

Unfortunately, the diving I am unable to report upon, as we were unable to dive Similans just an hour or so from the resort :(

We looked on many websites (as we normally do) to find how good the diving is, what is on offer and so on. Then when satisfied we booked our flights and hotel.

Then we sent emails requesting pricing and options to discount if we paid in advance etc ...

At this point it was clear, that off peak in Khao Lak means off completely!!

The Similan Islands are a national parks that shut from the 15th May until September due to the weather conditions and to let the life rejuvinate.

There is no notification on any of the websites we visited and as to this fact!! We therefore went to Phuket for a few days to make the most of our time - this was good.

The location Khao Lak is great and it is a very chilled atmosphere. I wanted to warn that if you want to go there to dive do it after September and before mid April (Thai New Year) for optimal results.


Rich Ward

Hey - thanks for posting this! Really useful report.. especially I was looking at that time of year :D


Joanne Roberts

Let us know when you do go and if I should rebook :) thanks

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