Diving Day Trips

Khaolak Diving Daytrips

Diving Day Trips with Sea Dragon Dive CenterThere is a choice of four different local day dive trips from Khao Lak: Bangsak Wreck, Thai Muang Wreck, Sea Chart 1 Wreck and the Khao Nayak House Reef.

For our house reef and wreck dive day trips we use our two local Thai style boats, typical of this area - the longtail boat - which we have specially adapted for diving, with a roof to protect you from the midday sun and a ladder to assist you on entering the boat from the water.

 

 

If you would like to dive either the Similans, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai or Richelieu Rock, or snorkel in the Similans or Surins and don't have time for a liveaboard trip, then it is possible to take a one-day trip to these islands. Please note these day trips are not operated by Sea Dragon – we act as an agent for a selection of carefully chosen local operators.

Please contact us for information and prices

Prices do NOT include dive equipment

Bangsak Wreck Diving Day Trip

Bangsak Wreck Diving Day Trip

2 tank dive B2,000 – includes use of a free dive computer, free pick up and return from/to your hotel/resort – and a free lunch!

The Bangsak Wreck, named after the village of Bangsak 5km away, is an old tin mining boat that sank in 1984 in unknown circumstances at a depth of 18m. This boat was owned by the Boonsung Tin Mining Company and operated up and down the Andaman coast throughout the tin mining boom, which ended early last decade. At first, due to it's large size, the wreck lay close to the surface making it a safety hazard to local fishing vessels. So the Thai Navy were called in to bomb the boat, reducing its height by collapsing the decks, and creating the wreck that we dive on today.

Over the years many shells and hard and soft corals have attached themselves to the hull, which has become an artificial reef and naturally attracts large schools of fish from the flat, sandy seabed. This dive site has an outstanding abundance of fish life, including resident seahorses, curious batfish, a large family of porcupine fish and several kinds of crustaceans, along with large schools of barracuda and the occasional leopard shark.

And once or twice … we even saw a whale shark...

Leopard shark at Bangsak Wreck Nudibranch at Bangsak Wreck Nudibranch at Bangsak Wreck

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Thai Muang Wreck Diving Day Trip

Thai Muang Wreck Diving Day Trip

2 tank dive B2,000 – includes use of a free dive computer, free pick up and return from/to your hotel/resort – and a free lunch!

The Thai Muang Wreck "Condreco" was built in Sliedrecht in the Netherlands in 1976. She ended her days working for a Tin Mining company off the west side of Phang Nga province. After sinking in September 2000, a few hundred metres off Thai Muang beach, the Condreco now rests on her side at a depth of 20 meters.

The Condreco is in excellent condition with the most amazing soft corals and has attracted large numbers of Honeycomb & White-eyed moray eels, lionfish & all types of scorpion fish. It is also possible to spot Ornate ghost pipe fish here. There has been a lot of discussion as to whether to raise this wreck for salvage, and we don't know how long she will stay in this position off our coast, but for this season at least it is still possible to dive here.

Colourful coral at Thai Muang Wreck Thai Muang Wreck Morray eels at Thai Muang Wreck

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SEA CHART 1 Wreck + THAI MUANG WRECK Diving Day Trip

Sea Chart 1 Wreck Diving Day Trip2 tank dive on 2 wrecks B2,000 – includes use of a free dive computer, free pick up and return from/to your hotel/resort – and a free lunch!

**This day trip is for experienced divers only**

The Sea Chart 1 was a cargo ship built in 1970 in Emden, Germany and after many owners was finally purchased in 2008 by the Sea Chartering Company in Bangkok who renamed her M/V Sea Chart 1.

Successfully plying her trade through the South East Asia shipping lanes, in August 2009 – whilst enroute from Myanmar to Vietnam laden with a full cargo of about 1,200 tonnes of wood – the vessel encountered severe weather and began taking in water. She was pushed closer and closer towards the Thai shore and finally sank just outside of Thap Lamu harbour, near Khao Lak. All crew and passengers were safely rescued by the Thai Navy.

The wreck was off limits for many years due to some confusion over salvage rights but finally the wreck was opened for diving activities. Lying at a depth of 40m on her starboard side, this 85m long, 12m wide wreck still has much of her original cargo onboard and is in excellent condition. Her large size, already teeming with new marine growth and fish activity, makes every dive a new experience as new features and obstacles are revealed.

NOTE: You must be either an Advanced Open Water Diver or equivalent with 50+ logged dives, or an experienced Adventure Diver or equivalent with 50+ logged dives including Deep Adventure Dive, or an experienced Open Water Diver or equivalent with 50+ logged dives plus Deep Adventure Dive

Nudibranch at Sea Chart 1 Wreck Clown fish at Sea Chart 1 Wreck Sea Chart Wreck

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Khao Na Yak Reef Diving Day Trip

2 tank dive B1,200 – includes free pick up and return from/to your hotel/resort – and a free lunch!

Non diver B 800

Closer to home, Khao Na Yak is the house reef for Khao Lak. Only 45 minutes away by local boat, and with a maximum depth of only 9m, this is a most relaxing dive and an excellent site for new divers or for those of you who haven't dived for a while.

Khao Na Yak Reef also appeals to experienced divers who like to spend some time focusing closely on the varied fish life of a tropical reef, with the advantage of a longer bottom time due to the shallow depth.

Many beautiful nudibranchs can be found here - and see if you can find the ghost pipefish! Also visited by many lionfish and the occasional ray and leopard shark, and including a colourful selection of tropical fish, this dive site is the perfect place to concentrate on the small things...

Nudibranch at Khao Na Yak Seahorse at Khao Na Yak Squid at Khao Na Yak

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Equipment Rental
Full set (dive computers are free of charge) B600
BCD B200
Regulator B200
Wetsuit B150
Diving mask/snorkel/fins B100

Diving Packages

If you plan on doing many wreck dives during your stay in Khao Lak
then we suggest you take advantage of our special package prices.
The more you dive, the cheaper it gets!

Packages Local Wrecks
1-2 days diving B2,000 per day
3-4 days diving B1,900 per day
5-6 days diving B1,800 per day
7 days + diving B1,700 per day

Note: All prices are for 2 dives per day. All diving packages include pick up from and return to your hotel/resort, use of a free diving computer and lunch. Diving packages do not include diving equipment.

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A. Takua Pa, Phang Nga 82220, Thailand
Telephone:  +66 (0)76 485 420, Fax: +66 (0)76 485 418
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