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Diving in Koh Phayam

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When to go to Koh Phayam

Ranong Province, where Koh Phayam is located, is famous for its rainy season, which lasts from April to November. That is why the best time to travel to Koh Phayam is from November to April. The average air temperature is 25-30C/77-86F. The average water temperature is 28C/82F. The visibility depends on the weather conditions, and is approximately 5m/16ft.

 

What to see

At Koh Phayam, divers can see blue- and red-spotted crabs, squid, and cuttlefish hiding in the coral reefs. Divers can find barracudas, bigeye trevallies, grouper, red snapper, and tiger shrimp while diving in Koh Phayam.

Scuba diving in Koh Phayam

Koh Phayam is a small island in Ranong Province, Thailand. The closest airport is Ranong Airport, Koh Phayam can be reached directly from Ranong by boat. The island is located in the Andaman Sea and is a real discovery for tourists who want to get away from the hectic pace of life and relax on white-sand beaches. Visitors may feel like they are on a desert island, because there no cars on roads, and famous restaurants and enormous hotels are directly on the beach. Lodging is mostly customized for families with children or couples in their 40s and 50s. There are different types of activities available on the island, such as hiking, snorkeling, and diving. Koh Phayam is an incredible opportunity to try safari diving. This destination is a good choice for beginner divers, who can train their skills here at depths up to 15m/49ft. More experienced divers should try diving day trips to Richelieu Rock and the Surin Islands, with pickup at Koh Phayam.

 

Most popular dive sites

Divers should definitely visit the Surin Islands with its well-known Richelieu Rock, The Similans. These dive sites are famous for the whale sharks and manta rays inhabiting the reefs. Other dive sites that divers can enjoy include Koh Tachai, Koh Bon, as well as dive sites at the Mergui Archipelago in Burma - Shark cave, Fan Forest Pinnacle, Western Rocky Island, High Rock and some others.