If you want to dive in places where every dive holds promise of massive schools of fish and big pelagic marine life like whale sharks and manta rays, Koh Lipe is not the place to go. You can be lucky here, sightings of some of the bigger stuff do happen, but it will never be guaranteed. What you will see though, are some very healthy reefs, full of colorful soft coral gardens, and amazing topography. It is the Andaman Sea, meaning that the diversity of fish here is very large. No doubt you will see many different species on one single dive. The variation of the dive sites is just as great, and you will rarely turn up at one site and find another boat there. Some dive sites are calm and peaceful and perfect for getting you down in gear, others are fun drift dives with a confident current pushing you along the reef while you watch everything pass by like a movie on a screen. Both great types of diving!
Koh Lipe might be the most magical place in the Andaman Sea. Situated in the south west of Thailand in the Tarutao National Park and part of the Butang archipelago, this is truly paradise for backpackers and others seeking the island life as it used to be. This is one of the very few islands where the corals are in pristine condition even on the main beach and absolutely perfect for diving.
As far as the island goes, the atmosphere is unbeatable, and can't be compared to any island in Thailand. Chilled beach bars, perfect white sand and cozy accommodation makes you wanna hang around forever. No clocks, no hassle just Utopia on a lush green island full of some quite authentic people from a very mystic past of this archipelago.
On the day of arrival you will be greeted in the dive center, shown your room and given an orientation of the island activities and of the dive sites or courses you will be doing. You'll be doing two dives a day. Between dives you hang out on the boat where the lunch will be served or on the beach depending if you are doing beach or boat dives. A third dive or a night dive can be organized on location for an extra fee, unless it is included in your package. There will be no refund on dives not used. Check out time is 10.00 am but you can leave your stuff in the reception or the dive center until your boat leaves.
This is the longer option with 8 dives spread out on 4 days of diving, one day of rest and 5 nights of accommodation, the dive sites will vary depending on weather and experience level.
Please allow a minimum of 24 hours, after your last dive, before flying.
(some countries will allow you to fly after 18 hours on land).
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