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Why we love to do what we do!


15 May, 2017, 8:18 am  Author: khaolakscuba | View 234

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The Team of Khao Lak Scuba Adventures is somehow something special in the diving industry in Thailand. Every dive center will claim the same for itself but I believe we really are! Who am I? I am one of the 150 staff members working for the KSA family (short for Khao Lak Scuba Adventures) and my name is Fabian. I came to the little town of Khao Lak 16 years ago as a PADI dive instructor work...

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END OF SEASON BONANZA... Now everybody can dive!


11 February, 2017, 2:43 am  Author: khaolakscuba | View 114

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Mid season in the Similan Island diving season 2016/2017. It is time to secure your trip to the Similan Islands Marine Park and Richelieu Rock. The best time of the year is here with Manta Rays and Whalesharks! Only 3 month left before the Similan Islands will shut down during the South West Monsoon. NOW and until the end of the diving season for all liveaboard trips starting from 15. of ...

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Finally after few months with almost no Manta Rays since 3 weeks we are getting the full show!


9 February, 2017, 1:52 am  Author: khaolakscuba | View 68

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Koh Bon and Koh Tachai, the Manta Hot Spots at the Similan Islands. A MANTA RAY is one of the most graceful underwater creatures in the sea. Many divers long to view these rare fish. Their size and movements come together for a truly majestic sight. Often they show up with a curiosity and interest with the divers, so friendly. We have had many encounters with large Manta Rays over the past mon...

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Manta Rays one of the main attractions visiting the Similan Islands!


7 February, 2017, 12:28 pm  Author: khaolakscuba | View 83

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Manta Birostris (latin) or giant oceanic Manta Ray is a ray in the family of the Mobulidae. It is the largest known ray in the ocean and can grow up to 7 meters (23 ft) and can weight more then 1000 kg (2200 lb). Most Manta Rays have an average size of around 4 meters (12 ft). They are circumglobal and are typically found at Koh Bon Island in the Similan Island Marine Park. Beside the gia...

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Live a life beyond measure and travel the world! Become a PADI Dive Instructor with Khao Lak Scuba Adventures


24 January, 2017, 7:30 am  Author: khaolakscuba | View 94

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Past but not forgotten, our PADI Instructor Development Course 2016 at Khao Lak Scuba Adventures. Oldies but Goldies ;-)

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Meet Koen, GO Pro PADI Instructor at Khao Lak Scuba Adventures.


31 December, 2016, 11:15 pm  Author: khaolakscuba | View 961

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Growing up in rainy Belgium, I was always traveling to sunnier places. One day I found myself on the South coast of Turkey, fascinated by people setting up dive gear one of the moored up boats. After inquiring what was going on, I went on a PADI Discover Scuba Diving try dive. I loved it immediately, this amazing new world down there. A year later I finished my PADI Open Water Course in the East C...

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Congratulation to our 12 new PADI Dive Instructors for passing their Instructor Examination


21 December, 2016, 12:25 pm  Author: khaolakscuba | View 161

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Padawans* becoming Jedi! Once upon a time 12 fearless Padawans from all around the planet joined Khao Lak Scuba Adventures to become brave and excellent dive instructros. Their Jedi Masters Padi Course Director Thien X Do, PADI Master Instructor Darren Yang and Hardik Datanwala took on the challange to train them in the use of the PADI teaching system, the dive standards and to fine tune their ...

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Manta Queen 5 Trip Number 103


1 December, 2016, 1:32 am  Author: khaolakscuba | View 26

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Welcome aboard Manta Queen 5 powered by Khao Lak Scuba Adventures! As always we're heading for Anita's Reef for our first dive. It got perfect conditions for everybody to get comfortable with their gear and check weights. Afterwards we were off to Deep Six and there was a lot of fun swim through. Even though there was a fair bit of current we still had a great time After the atmospher...

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Learn from the best! Underwater Photography courses available by Mekan


1 December, 2016, 1:04 am  Author: khaolakscuba | View 188

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Underwater photography at the Similan Islands by professional phortographer Mekan are now available on all our boats. My name is Alvarao Herrero AKA Mekan from Spain. I am diving for more than ten years now and I am a diving instructor since more then six years. I have been working as a professional and technical diver back home before. What really makes me exciting is the beauty of under...

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What else to do around Khao Lak beside diving?


30 November, 2016, 1:48 am  Author: khaolakscuba | View 45

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What else to do around Khao Lak beside diving? You are planning to dive the Similan Islands and you got a couple of days time before or after the trip? You should explore the surroundings of Khao Lak by land such as the Khao Sok National Park or the UNESCO World Heritage site of Phang Nga. Ms. Kang is the owner of „Khao Lak Highlight Tour“ and „Kaffee Bar“. She is a cert...

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Manta Queen 6 Trip Number 237, awesome 4 days and 4 nights liveaboard to Similan Islands!


29 November, 2016, 12:30 pm  Author: khaolakscuba | View 63

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Manta Queen 6 just return from a fantastic 4 days and 4 nights liveaboard trip at Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock and Boon Sung Wreck. After Captain Song Ram has driven us through a calm nights sea to the Similan Islands we started our first day for a Check Dive in Anita's Reef. Big colorful Parrot fishes, a whole yard of Garden Eels, several Kuhls Ray and Moray Eels ac...

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Loi Kratong and a fantastic 4 days and 4 nights trip onboard Manta Queen 1


28 November, 2016, 2:15 am  Author: khaolakscuba | View 39

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Manta Queen 1 sets out on our 4 day 4 night Similan Island liveaboard trip, everyone on board was lucky enough to experience not only the beautiful super moon from the boat, but also to celebrate Loy Kratong, a Thai tradition and celebration of purification. Shortly after departing Khao Lak pier we Moored to a bouy line and every guest was given a posy of flowers, with incense and a candle, which ...

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Liveaboard to Richelieu Rock and a Hungarian fiesta!


26 November, 2016, 3:36 am  Author: khaolakscuba | View 53

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3 days and 3 nights liveaboard to Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock. Manta Queen 2 left Khao Lak pier for another exciting trip with a boat full of Hungarians. After a calm night we woke up at Koh Bon Island where we spent most of the first day. Our first dive was a nice and calm check-dive in the bay. Already from the start we saw some cool things including Napoleon wrasses and Maldivi...

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Manta Queen 3 and 5 Combo due a mechanical problem on Manta Queen 5.


25 November, 2016, 12:23 pm  Author: khaolakscuba | View 53

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Manta Queen 3 - Trip 229 and Manta Queen 5 - Trip 102. Our apologizes for the mechanical problems on Manta Queen 5, hope the free upgrade to Manta Queen 3 has cleared all the issues. Manta Queen 3’s departure from Khao Lak harbour was on a balmy and calm night and we made excellent speed on our way to the Similan Islands. A diverse group of divers with experience levels ranging from PA...

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No Manta Rays but a fantastic 4 days and 4 nights dive cruise aboard Manta Queen 1


24 November, 2016, 8:59 am  Author: khaolakscuba | View 73

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Manta Queen 1 Trip Number 232, 4 days and 4 nights to Similan Islands, Koh Bon Island, Koh Tachai Island and Richelieu Rock. Day One Absolutely everyone on board was super excited to jump in the water for the first dive of the trip. We could not get in faster! The first dive was at Anitas Reef, which is typically a sandy sloping bottom and a huge coral bommie which we call 1GB Rock. It gets ...

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