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Scuba diving in Koh Lipe

Koh Lipe is miles from anywhere and as off the beaten path as you are likely to get in Thailand today. The longer journey will reward you with a beautiful, peaceful location with some excellent diving options.
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Diving in Koh Lipe

Quick facts

Diving here is around the many islands that make up the Adang Archipelago. This archipelago is part of the Tarutao National Marine Park, which, including Adang, comprises of 50 islands in total. This offers a tremendous diving opportunity; there are at least 20
different dive sites that are regularly visited by the islands dive operators. You’ll dive sites around Koh Lipe plus Koh Adang, Koh Rawi, Koh Tong, Koh Lek and their surrounding smaller islands. Diving here is mainly by boat, but there are a few shore options that might better suit your schedule particularly if you like night diving. Apart from 8 Mile Rock, the dive sites are mostly within 25 mins of Koh Lipe.

Rocky formations, pinnacles and boulders are the back drop to Koh Lipe’s reefs where you will see colourful soft coral and much more. There is diving here suitable for all levels with some mind blowing options for the more advanced. There are fewer divers here compared to other locations, so the underwater experience on the sought after dives is much less of a crowded affair.

When to go

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Pricing on request
USD 88Per dive
USD 46Per dive
Pricing on request

What to see

See whale sharks and manta rays at 8 Mile Rock and possibly a few other deeper sites too. Tuna, mackerel and barracuda are the reefs stalkers, and there are plenty of batfish to entertain you. You’ll see plenty of trevallies, snapper and fusiliers. Devil and eagle rays swim passed, and you might be lucky to spot a coral cat shark hiding in a nook. There’s plenty of shrimp, pipefish, nudibranch and seahorse to spot. Stonefish and scorpionfish are there to be discovered by those with keen eyes.

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