Sea Dragon since 1993

Khao Lak Reefs

Visit the natural and artificial reefs around Khao Lak, where you will find an abundance of marine life.

REEF DIVING IN KHAO LAK

We have two local reefs close to Khao Lak which are perfect for divers who want shorter day trips.

Khao Na Yak, our house reef, is a small reef with a maximum depth of 9m which we use frequently for refreshers and training. It is also home to some unusual marine life which keeps experienced divers and photographers interested.

Our second local reef dive site is the Artificial Reef (also known as the Underwater Museum) with a maximum depth of 15m. This dive site has a collection of army trucks, a Navy patrol boat, a motorbike, and open concrete blocks and cones.

KHAO NAYAK REEF

Khao Na Yak is a shallow reef located close to Khao Lak which we call our house reef.

Just a short 35-minute boat journey from the harbour, with 9m maximum depth and generally no current. In other words, this is a relaxing dive trip and an excellent site for a wide range of divers. Inexperienced divers can enjoy the simplicity of a quiet, easy dive site close to town.

This Khao Lak reef is also a great spot for doing some of the skill focused dives from PADI courses. For example, the PADI Open Water course, the PADI Advanced Open Water course or some of the PADI Speciality courses. In addition, Khao Nayak Reef appeals to experienced divers who like to focus closely on the unusual, especially small stuff. An extra bonus for photographers is the shallow depth, which means good light and a longer dive.
Many beautiful nudibranchs can be found here, as well as a few special creatures. It is also home to lionfish, cuttlefish, octopus, morays and a colourful selection of tropical fish. Overall, this Khao Lak reef is the perfect place to relax and focus.

 

Khao Lak’s house reef, home to many nudibranch.

Pre-requisites: Suitable for all divers, including junior divers, and snorkellers

Departures: on request

Max. depth: 9m

Dives: 2

Trip length: Half day

Group size: Max. 4 divers to 1 dive guide

B 2,000 dives at Khao Nayak (price excludes diving equipment)
B 1,500 Snorkeller at Khao Nayak (price includes snorkelling equipment)

  • Price includes: Return transport from your hotel to the harbour, PADI dive guide, lunch (vegetarian options available), water, fruit, tanks, weight belts + weights, snorkelling equipment for snorkellers
  • There is a full safety kit onboard including a medical kit, life jackets and oxygen
  • Price excludes: Equipment hire and diving insurance.
Equipment hire :
  • Full set: B500 (includes BCD, reg, wetsuit, mask, snorkel, fins)
  • BCD: B200
  • Reg: B200
  • Wetsuit: B150
  • Mask/snorkel B50
  • Fins: B50
  • 15l Tank: B200 per tank
  • Dive Computer: B200

Insurance: Your travel insurance policy may cover you for scuba diving, please check your policy wording before arrival. If you are not covered, we offer diving insurance as an optional extra. You can book daily or weekly insurance through us, at your registration session, and receive instant cover.

Departures upon request.

You will need to check in at our dive center at least one day before your trip. Don’t forget to bring your log book and certification card. You will complete the registration paperwork and choose your lunch for the dive day. If you are renting dive equipment from us we will then fit you with the correct size equipment. 

  • 08:30-09.40 Taxi pick-up from your hotel/resort
  • 10:30 Depart from Thap Lamu harbour
  • 10.35 Boat briefing
  • 11:30 Reef dive 1
  • 12:30 Surface interval & lunch onboard
  • 13.30 Reef dive 2
  • 15:30 Arrive back at Thap Lamu harbour
  • 15.40-16.30 Arrival back at your hotel/resort

Our traditional longtail boat is typical of local boats in this area. So, when you dive with us you will experience a bit of south Thailand culture!

We have adapted our boat specifically for diving, adding tank racks and a roof to protect you from the sun. We also have a ladder to help you get back on the boat from the water.

Our comfortable longtail boat is 12m length and takes a maximum of 12 divers. We dive in groups of maximum 4 divers plus 1 dive guide per group. Our charismatic local boat driver is on hand to help throughout the day.

Onboard we have a full safety equipment, including a first aid kit, life jackets and oxygen.

After your dives your dive leader will complete and stamp your log books before we take you back to your hotel.

ARTIFICIAL REEF (UNDERWATER MUSEUM)

The Artificial Reef is a collection of sunken army trucks and other structures, not far from Khao Lak.

The Artificial Reef project was launched in 2014 in honour of Her Majesty the Queen Mother, Sirikit. The aim of this Khao Lak reef is to attract marine life to the area. With a maximum depth of 15m this is an interesting dive site for both new and experienced divers.

You have the chance to dive amongst a number of deliberately sunken structures and see the marine life up close. There are about twenty army trucks, a navy patrol boat, a motorbike, a turtle statue and a group of open concrete blocks. Many more statues are planned for the coming years that will tell the story of the culture of Phang Nga.

Already home to a good variety of tropical fish and nudibranchs, we look forward to continuing development over the coming years.

 

Khao Lak’s house reef, home to many nudibranchS.

Pre-requisites: Suitable for all divers and junior divers aged 12+. Not suitable for Junior Open Water divers aged 10-11 years or for snorkellers

Departures: upon request

Max. depth: 15m

Dives: 2

Trip length: Half day

Group size: Max. 4 divers to 1 dive guide

B 2,000 2 dives at the Artificial Reef (price excludes diving equipment)

  • Price includes: Return transport from your hotel to the harbour, PADI dive guide, lunch (vegetarian options available), water, fruit, tanks, weight belts.
  • There is a full safety kit onboard including a medical kit, life jackets and oxygen
  • Equipment hire is not included in the price for our day diving trips, as many divers bring some or all of their own equipment. See below for equipment hire prices
Equipment hire :
  • Full set: B500 (includes BCD, reg, wetsuit, mask, snorkel, fins)
  • BCD: B200
  • Reg: B200
  • Wetsuit: B150
  • Mask/snorkel B50
  • Fins: B50
  • 15l Tank: B200 per tank
  • Dive Computer: B200

Insurance: Your travel insurance policy may cover you for scuba diving, please check your policy wording before arrival. If you are not covered, we offer diving insurance as an optional extra. You can book daily or weekly insurance through us, at your registration session, and receive instant cover.

Departure on request

At least one day before your trip departs please come to our dive center to complete the registration paperwork and show us your log book and certification card. If you are renting dive equipment from us we will then fit you out with the correct size equipment and take your lunch order for your dive trip.

  • 08:30-09.40 Taxi pick-up from your hotel/resort
  • 10:30 Depart from Thap Lamu harbour
  • 10.35 Boat briefing
  • 11:30 Reef dive 1
  • 12:30 Surface interval & lunch onboard
  • 13.30 Reef dive 2
  • 15:30 Arrive back at Thap Lamu harbour
  • 15.40-16.30 Arrival back at your hotel/resort

Our traditional longtail boat is typical of local boats in this area. So, when you dive with us you will experience a bit of south Thailand culture!

We have adapted our boat specifically for diving, adding tank racks and a roof to protect you from the sun. We also have a ladder to help you get back on the boat from the water.

Our comfortable longtail boat is 12m length and takes a maximum of 12 divers. We dive in groups of maximum 4 divers plus 1 dive guide per group. Our charismatic local boat driver is on hand to help throughout the day.

Onboard we have a full safety equipment, including a first aid kit, life jackets and oxygen.

After your dives your dive leader will complete and stamp your log books before we take you back to your hotel.