The scuba diving around Krabi is some of the best that Thailand has to offer. With sites to suit all experience levels, consistently good visibility, and wide array of underwater life, it is a great place to learn to dive, or log some fun dives if certified already. Sheltered sites close to the islands provide a perfect training ground for new divers. In addition, wrecks and various other open ocean sites can impress even the most experienced divers. It is possible to see blacktip sharks, leopard sharks, sea turtles, pufferfish, nemos, barracudas, moray eels, giant schools of fusiliers, trevaly, cuttlefish, and macro life such as nudibranchs, shrimps, and pipefish. Diving in Krabi is possible year-round, but the best conditions are generally November to May.
Sea Gypsy – our Diving partner
Sea Gypsy Divers is a small, family-owned and operated PADI Dive Center based 15 minutes from Ao Nang, Krabi. It is a purpose-built dive center, with a pool and all training facilities located on-site in a peaceful, natural setting. Sea Gypsy‘s Instructors teach with a patient approach philosophy. If any student is struggling, Sea Gypsy‘s owners will personally devote extra one on one time to address the issues and give them the best chance to achieve the certification, at no extra cost to the customer. For certified divers, Sea Gypsy also offers daily fun diving trips to the Koh Phi Phi islands and Ao Nang local islands. Equipment is new as of September, 2017 and included free to use on every course or fun dive trip. Each customer also receives insurance, hotel pickup, lunch, and refreshments. Sea Gypsy‘s overall goal is to offer the most personal, service-oriented, and safe experience for every customer.
Options and Prices – Fun Diving
Koh Phi Phi – Sea Gypsy takes daily trips to Koh Phi Phi for dive trips that include either two or three dives. There are around 20 distinct dive sites in the area, with average visibility around 15-30 meters. It is possible to see a wide array of underwater life, including sea turtles, blacktip reef sharks, leopard sharks, nemos, pufferfish, barracuda, cuttlefish, nudibranchs, pipefish, shrimps, etc. The trip to Koh Phi Phi takes approximately two hours each way, via big dive boat with maximum capacity for 30 divers (but not necessarily full everyday). Group sizes are maximum four divers for one guide.
Trips depart the Ao Nang area around 7:30am and return around 4-5:30pm.
Price: 3,900 THB (two dives), 4,700 THB (three dives)
Ao Nang Local Islands – On request, Sea Gypsy can also offer dive trips to the Ao Nang local islands. Typically dived via longtail boat, these sites are only a short 30-40 minute ride from Ao Nang. Approximately 10 different sites in the area offer the possibility to see great macro life, such as abundant nudibranchs, pipefish, and the occasional seahorse. It is also possible to see stringrays, turtles and bamboo sharks. Visibility is generally not as good as Koh Phi Phi, averaging around 5-15 meters. Group sizes are maximum four divers to one guide.
Trips depart the Ao Nang area around 8am and return around 1-2pm.
Price: 2,700 THB (two dives), 3,500 THB (three dives) Note: Minimum two divers per trip required