Phangan is a great place to try diving, get certified or
sample some of its great reefs on half or one day dive trips.
If you have never dived before there are many options available.
Discover Scuba Diving gets you straight in the water with
an instructor and can take as little as half a day. Then
you can choose to gain full certification by taking the
Open Water Diver course.
Koh Phangan also has lovely sites around the island which
are perfect for both beginners and trained divers.
From easy dives off the beach to
longer dive trips by boat, you can experience the world
of tropical diving. This year, we have already seen some
big fish such as groupers, schools of adult barracuda and
some small harmless sharks.
Local dive operators can offer introductory
(experience) dives, beginners courses (usually 4 days) and
further training through advanced up to professional level.
Many of Koh Phangan's sites are well suited to training
purposes with colorful fish and also smooth, sandy bottoms
for painless and environmentally friendly learning.
operators will offer you a choice of different options for
completing the course – locations, boats and even
islands. The course takes only four days and will give you
an international PADI diving license with which you can
go diving all over the world.
the certified diver, you will find the operators on Phangan
offering a choice between trips to the National Marine Park,
Sail Rock and Koh Tao. These are day trips with travel times
between one and three hours by boat.
National Marine Park is a beautiful archipelago, with the
best diving and clearest waters offered by the islands to
the far north called Koh Wao and Hin Nippon Yai and Lek.
north, Sail Rock is the best-known site in the Gulf, offering
a wall dive on the rock.Shaped like an iceberg, Sail Rock
emerges from a sandy bottom at 40 metes to tower 15 meters
above the oceans surface.
Located in the mid way between Koh Phangan and Koh Tao,
it provides large schools of pelagic's, steep walls, rugged
rock formations and an unique 'vertical chimney' swim through.
The swim through, on the northwest side starts from 18 meters
down and exits at 6 meters where the natural light penetrating
at the top makes it fantastically picturesque.