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When To Plan Your Diving Holiday In Krabi

Author : Tom Mike

The optimum time to dive in Krabi is between November and April when conditions are at their absolute best. Theoretically, you can dive all year round, although from May to October the monsoon can make conditions and visibility poor. If you are planning a dive trip at this time of year, consider instead the Gulf of Thailand where the weather is better – you could go diving in beautiful Koh Samui for example. You should at least try to avoid diving in Krabi during October, as there can be torrential rain at this time of year.

If you are staying in or near Ao Nang you can dive in the rich and beautiful waters of the seven main islands around Koh Poda. These islands are within the breathtaking Hat Nopparat Thara – Mu Koh Phi Phi Marine National Park.

The waters around Koh Ha are teeming with over 60 different species of coral that house a multitude of shrimps and crabs. You can often watch schools of barracuda, groups of squid and leopard sharks quietly going about their business.

Koh Yeadon is famous for a long 'swim-through' area, but it is only recommended for experienced divers due to the limited visibility and strong currents. Because there are less divers in this area, you will spot large schools of fish, including grouper. You can also watch an exotic display of other colourful sea creatures such as lobsters and sting rays.

Koh Dor is a perfect place to dive or snorkel, particularly in the afternoon when black-tip reef shark often make a fleeting appearance. The waters here are brimming with an amazing variety of corals and sponges just waiting to be explored.

The waters around G.K Island contain a huge coral reef that appears small from the surface. Once underwater you will be surprised by its vast size and the abundance of sea whips and gorgonians around it. You may also come across fusiliers and even a random sea snake during a dive here.

A convenient and exciting way to explore these islands and dive sites is to book a package trip that includes transport by speed boat and usually lunch and refreshments.

There is a huge selection of budget hostels, ideal for backpackers and a great choice of hotels in Krabi. If you want luxury accommodation, then the fabulous Krabi resorts won't disappoint. 'Rayavadee Krabi Resort' on the edge of the Krabi Marine National Park or 'Krabi La Playa Resort' located only 150 meters from the beaches of Ao Nang are exceptionally close to some of the best diving sites.

Renting a Thai holiday villa is an excellent option for those planning a dive holiday with a large group. Krabi vacation villas tend to offer more space and can be significantly more economical than a hotel or resort. If you want to truly relax after the physical challenges of diving, then opt for a serviced villa. These provide all the regular services of a hotel, such as room cleaning, catering, massage and beauty treatments and even excursion and dive trip booking.

Lastly, before you set off to enjoy the world famous diving in Krabi, don't forget to check that your travel insurance policy covers your Thai holiday for diving and snorkeling activities!

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