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Diving in Khao Lak in May

London
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Diving in Khao Lak in May

Hi,

I am desperately seeking somewhere to dive in May as its the earliest I can go on holiday due to work.....

The only problem is every where I choose ends up being the rainy season meaning the diving gets ruined or like it states in the weather section on the Khao Lak pages within Trip Advisor everything is either closed etc...

Someone please let me know if I can still dive in May in Khao Lak???

Poulton Le Fylde...
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for Khao Lak, Khao Sok National Park
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107 reviews
1. Re: Diving in Khao Lak in May

Although the Similans and Surins will be closed there are still dive sites. You'd be better contacting one or more of the Dive Centres to see what they offer. Have a look at this respected operator's link for instance. It also includes a comprehensive list of accommodation throughout Khao Lak

www.seadragondivecenter.com/accommodation.htm

Melbourne, Australia
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2. Re: Diving in Khao Lak in May

Are there snorkelling trips in May? I knew the Similans and Surins are closed, but didn't realise there may be other sites?

Cheers,

Steph

Poulton Le Fylde...
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for Khao Lak, Khao Sok National Park
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3. Re: Diving in Khao Lak in May

The main snorkelling sites are the Simialns, Koh Tachai and the Surins and they all close. I'm not ware of any sites just for snorkelling that remain open because of ocean conditions.

Melbourne, Australia
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for Maldives
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4. Re: Diving in Khao Lak in May

There are places you can dive off Phuket in the green season. A good one is Racha but nothing like the Similans.

Check out Phuket Scuba Club

http://www.phuket-scuba-club.com/

We also like to dive and only go to Khao Lak Dec- April

Good luck

Toronto, Canada
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for Ko Pha Ngan
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5. Re: Diving in Khao Lak in May

There are wreck dives in May in Khao Lak. Phi Phi has dive sites open year round. The weather is fine in May. Many Khao Lak dive centre close because the main dive sites are closed but the monsoon does not really start until July.

Koh Tao, on the gulf, is an alternative.

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