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Khao Lak - Snorkeling - small tour groups

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Khao Lak - Snorkeling - small tour groups

Looking for recommendations of places to snorkel and operators that use small tour groups. I have read about tour operators who take large groups on certain days. Would like to avoid this.

thanks in advance

Poulton Le Fylde...
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for Khao Lak, Khao Sok National Park
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1. Re: Khao Lak - Snorkeling - small tour groups

There is no snorkelling to speak of from any of Khao Lak's beaches. The main snorkel day tours are to the Similan Islands and Koh Tachai (20 minutes transfer to and from pier at Tab Lamu from Khao Lak centre and 75 minute speedboat ride to the islands) and the Surin Islands (75 minutes to main pier in Kuraburi and 75 minute speedboat ride)

Most tour operators fill their boats (30 - 40 depending on size of boat) on a daily basis. Operators recommended for not filling to capacity are Love Andaman and Fantastic Similan.

These tours run from November to April when they are closed by the National Parks Authorities albeit for the last two years a two week extension has been allowed into May and October. This has yet to be confirmed for 2014. In these extension periodda and at the beginning and end of the normal season tours are susceptible to cancellation at short notice because of dangerous ocean conditions on the cusp of the Wet and Dry Seasons.

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2. Re: Khao Lak - Snorkeling - small tour groups

Thank you so much for the quick reply. I appreciate the recommendations!

3. Re: Khao Lak - Snorkeling - small tour groups

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