Koh Kood Diving, Snorkeling and Fishing

UPDATED MAY 2017

koh kood divingKoh Kood offers its visitors plenty of options out on the water and or indeed under it, with some terrific diving and snorkeling on the local reefs, as well as excellent fishing further out at sea.

Koh Kood Diving Sites

Diving is well served off Koh Kood with three good companies, many newly discovered sites and well preserved coral. Off the main beaches such as Bang Bao Beach, the waters are nice and shallow with only weak currents, so making it an ideal place to learn. The sites themselves are mainly off the west coast, though there are a couple of spots near Ao Salad in the north east and Ao Yai in the south east.

The marine park of Koh Rang, which lies to the west of the island has some of the best coral in the whole area, making it one of the most visited dive sites across all of the islands. Koh Mak also offers a couple of excellent spots, so that gives you another option and the new wreck, HTMS Chang, though a little further, is also now on the Koh Kood dive map.

Prices will vary on which site you go to and packages are of course available.

We are able to help with all your diving questions, so you can pre-book your day or days – please just use the Contact Us page and indicate your dates, what you would like to do, your level and we will get back to you with our suggestions, best company, prices and other thoughts. Most popular are the 1 day Discover Scuba Diving (DSD) to see if you like life underwater and the 3 day Open Water, which gives you the full accreditation for diving anywhere in the world, forever.

Koh Kood Diving Prices

Prices are consistent across the companies with little aggressive undercutting but companies do offer deals on courses, multiple days of diving, groups and accommodation and prices might go down a little at the end of the main tourist season or during the rainy season. Prices also vary slightly on location, with dives more expensive over at the wreck, simply because it is further. Beach dives are used as needed during the courses.

DSD – 1 day
3,000bt (1 beach dive) to 4,500bt (2 ocean dives)

Scuba Diver – 2 days , 2 boat dives
11,000bt (Limited Certification to 12m, accompanied)

2 Fun Dives – 1/2 day off Koh Kood
3,000bt

2 Fun Dives – 1 day off Koh Rang
3,500bt

3 Dives including wreck
5,500bt

Night Dive
2,500bt (with torch)

Open Water – 3 days, 4 boat dives
14,500bt (Full certification to 18m)

Advanced Open Water – 2 days, 5 dives
13,500bt

Scuba Review
1,000bt excl. dive

Snorkeling off Koh Kood, Koh Rang, Koh Mak
or Koh Chang

1,000bt to 1,900bt (Mask, snorkel and fins)

A government tax of 400bt Adults, 200bt Children (foreigners) or 40bt/20bt (Thai Nationals) is levied for visiting Koh Rang and the Marine Park. This fee is not included in the price guide given here.

Koh Kood Dive Schools

BB Divers

Shops in Klong Chao and Bang Bao

Long established Belgian outfit, with their head office in Koh Chang, operating out of Koh Kood since October 2011. Own large boat, professional friendly staff, well maintained equipment, 5 Star Padi IDC.

Koh Kood Divers

Shops in Klong Chao
and Bang Bao

Dutch father and son operation with long experience of diving in Thailand and in Koh Kood. Own mini reef on their doorstep in Bang Bao and running a coral preservation project. Relaxed set-up with times and schedules to suit.

Paradise Divers

Shops in Ngamkho Beach
and at Klong Mad

Based on the island since 2004, a German owned company offering all courses, with lots of local knowledge of dive sites. Main base at Happy Days Guesthouse in Ngamkho Beach, but they do have a small office at the entrance to Koh Kood Beach Resort in Klong Mad.

Snorkeling and Fishing

koh-kood-diving-snorkelingThere are a couple of companies which provide snorkel and fishing trips, Koh Kood Boat Trip at Doy Homestay and TJ Boats at Mark House, both based either side of the bridge in Klong Chao.

Prices are from 500bt for 1/2 days speedboat trips, full day speedboat or private charters. The boats normally visit two places off Koh Kood, transfer and lunch are of course included.

Sunshine Resort on Ao Phrao Beach offers both snorkeling and fishing on 1/2 day trips.

You can also snorkel using the dive boats – they go as far as Koh Mak and Koh Chang, though do note that prices will vary according to where you visit.

We can organise private charters – please Contact Us with your requirements.

Koh Kood Fishing

On the jetty at Ao Salad, Dutchman Fishing Tours, complete with its own small guesthouse, offers full day and overnight fishing tours on its bespoke GPS boat, prices dependent on numbers and destinations. Packages are also available from Bang Bao Koh Chang, ask there at Bang Bao Delight Coffee Shop on the pier.

Located in Ao Noi shortly after Klong Chao, the popular restaurant, The Fisherman Hut also organises fishing trips on its boat. Just ask at the counter.

Kayaks

Kayaks are rented out at around 300bt for a half day and this too is a great way of exploring the coastline and mangrove-lined klongs (canals), in particular giving you a different way to access the Koh Kood waterfalls.


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