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Diving : Phangan Island

 Diving

Scuba diving spots in and around Koh Pha-ngan is considered the premier dive site in the Gulf of Thailand such as the Sail Rock, Anthong National Marine Park, Chumpon Pinnacle and The Golden Triangle is the most sought and after and belongs the finest dive sites in Thailand. Santhiya Resort & Spa is a perfect location if you’re planning for a week of diving spree in the Thailand.  Koh Pha-ngan is geographically nearby the dream islands most famous for the best diving spot around the world such as the once mentioned above. These islands are famed for having one of the best dive sites in the world because of its rich and diverse marine life. Santhiya would like to make this exploring easier for you by choosing form the world’s guaranteed best dive sites we have personally handpicked for you to enjoy. Please select from any of Santhiya Diving Packages to choose from and enjoy Koh Pha-ngan at its finest and its neighboring island’s as well. Santhiya Resort & Spa, Koh Phangan Koh Phangan is definitely your Gateway to the underwater paradise experience!

Sail Rock is only 15m above and 35m below surface pinnacle that lies between Koh Tao and Koh Pha-ngan. It’s famous for its natural underwater vertical swim through or chimney which divers can enter at 6 metres and exit at 18. It is also the visiting site of many larger pelagics including chevron barracuda, big schools of mackerel, jacks, trevally and tuna. You may encounter a seasonal whale shark or manta ray here also.

Angthong National Marine Park is The setting for the eponymous 'perfect' beach in Alex Garland's book, Anthong really was once home to a group of travellers who'd permanently dropped out of society. They've now moved on to Koh Pha Ngan, but Ang Thong remains as stunning as ever. Exuding a primordial beauty, the park's 42 jungle-shrouded islands are inhabited by a variety of wildlife, including langurs and macaques. Many have spectacular rock formations, secret caves and hidden lagoons.
One of the islands, Koh Mae, or Island Mother, contains an unusual saltwater lake hidden inside a hill in the landscape. To reach the Emerald Lake, so called after the colour, it's possible to climb up the hill and squeeze through an opening where small steps have been carved out to take a look. (It's not an easy climb but worth it for magnificent scenery.) Koh Wao and Hin Yippon in the north of the park are excellent for diving and snorkelling. The best way to explore the rest of the park is by sea kayak.

Chumpon Pinnacle maybe considered to be Koh Tao's premier dive site. Underneath the southern most buoy line lies a large hole and fairly short swim-through exiting at approximately 24m, the perfect depth for this site. Head SSW and after 50m encounter the southern most pinnacle 'Barracuda Rock' where, surprise surprise, you will find a few large groupers and schools of various 'cudas.. chevron, pick handle, yellow tails. Lots of Spanish mackerels and the greys are here. Some get quite large, maybe 3m, although many suspect that these are in fact bull sharks. We also see infrequent visits by whale sharks and brides whales.

 

Golden Triangle is the triangle that connects Thailand, Myanmar and Laos in the point to where the three countries would geographically meet. The Mekong River view and huge commercial development is much bigger than the one of Chiang Sean nestled in the protective waters and blue lagoons. Discover the allure of Thailand’ irresistible islands in the south, Burma islands of Mergui Archiplego are beautiful and unspoiled, inhabited only by a few groups of Moken sea gypsies and while in Laos be fascinated by Petra Archipelago at Lao Liang Island which offers either snorkeling or scuba diving and has dive spots unique in their own that you cannot find anywhere else in the world.

So come, explore and embrace diversity on these new dive sites some has never been published in any diving guidebook and no divers had a chance to discover them years in the past. The nature here has been hidden from the crowd of thousands of visitors and has been restored its beauty over this period.


Diving Course Details       
Dive Trip (License required) : Private  Pax Price (฿) Remark
(Days operate) 
   - Sail Rock (2 dives) > 4 pax 26,000 DAILY
   - Koh Tao (2 dives) > 4 pax 33,428 DAILY
   - National Marine Park (2 dives) > 4 pax 33,428 DAILY
   - Local Site's (2 dives) > 4 pax 22,285 DAILY
   - Chumpon Pinnacle and Shark (2 dives) > 4 pax 39,000 DAILY
 
Open Water Diving Course @ Santhiya :
Learn @ Santhiya + joined trip 
Pax Price (฿) Remark
(Days operate) 
   - Discover scuba diving       
        Pool & 1 Local Dive (1 day) 1 pax 4,550 DAILY
   - Open water diver 3 days (max 18 mtrs)
       Free DVD of your course
1 pax 20,428 DAILY
   - Adventure diver 1 pax 11,737 DAILY
   - Advanced Course 2 days (max 30 mtrs) 1 pax 16,751 DAILY
   - Emergency First Responder 1 pax 7,057 DAILY
   - Rescue Diver (2-3 day) 1 pax 16,250 DAILY
   - Dive Master includes Free Gas Blender course. 1 pax 49,678 DAILY