Anantara Sikao Resort
198-199 Moo5, Had Pak Meng-Changlang Rd.
Maifad, Sikao, Trang 92150, Thailand
Tel.: +66 (0) 7520 5888
Fax.: +66 (0) 7520 899
Anantara Sikao Resort & Spa is set in one of Thailands
most beautiful hidden corners located in the south of
Krabi in the charmingly un-commercial Trang Province.
Whether guests arrive in search of the energising pleasures
of the array of water and land-based activities on offer,
or to achieve relaxation and inner peace, Anantara Sikao
creates an unforgettable dream of an unspoilt Thailand.
3 Moo 1 Ban saladan, Koh Lanta, Krabi 81150 Thailand
Ph. +66 ( 0 ) 75 684 165
Fax. +66 ( 0 ) 75 684 165
Scuba Diving in Koh Lanta, Krabi with Blue Planet Divers.
Padi Courses and Daily trips to the south of the Andaman
dash Scuba dot Com
96 Thaina Road, Moo 4, Kata Beach
Tambon Karon, Muang Phuket 83130
Ph. +6676 284044 - +661 8255259
Fax. +6676 284044
All divesites including Similans every day, Liveaboards
to Similans and Hin Daeng, all PADI courses. Nicely
located in Kata Beach, where we can also find you accommodation.
» Number of Dive Boats:
» Maximum Number of Divers per Boat:
» Gear Provided: Full gear available
» Rental Gear Available: Full sets available,
mainly Cressi Sub and Scubapro. All rental gear maximum
2 years old
» Nitrox Available: Yes
» Type of Diving Available: Reef diving, wreck
diving, wall diving, drift diving
» Total Dive Sites: 100+
» Minimum Time to Dive Sites: 5 minutes
» Maximum Time to Dive Sites: 4 hours
» Certification Agencies: PADI
» Courses Offered: All PADI courses up to Assisttant
- Narima Diving
98 Moo 5, Klong Nin Beach,
Ph. +66 (0)75 607 700
Fax. +66 (0)75 607 709
Based in the South of Ko Lanta, near the National Marine
Park, Narima’s experienced dive team has a wealth of
local underwater knowledge built up through thousands
of dives in this area. Our love of diving combined with
our personal approach mean we can offer you rewarding
dives regardless of your level of experience.
Dive n Sail Co Ltd
85/15 Sai Yuan Soi 9 Mu 7
Rawai, Phuket 83130
Tel: +6681 892 0474; +6681 892 0643
Live-aboard dive boats for safaris and diving adventures
in Thailand, Burma and the Andaman Sea. We are Thailand,
Burma, Indonesia Liveaboard Scuba Diving liveaboard
specialists. We also conduct PADI instructor courses
Dragon Dive Center
5/51 Mu 7, T. Khuk Khak,
Khao Lak, A. Takua Pa,
Phang Nga 82190
Ph. +66 (0) 76 485 420
Fax. +66 (0) 76 485 418
PADI 5 Star Dive Center specialising in liveaboard dive
trips to the Similan Islands, Surin Islands and Richelieu
East Asia Scuba Divers
P.O. Box 15
Ph. +66 076 281 299
Fax. +66 076 281 298
PADI 5 Star diving centers providing all courses, day
trips and liveaboard trips to Similan Islands and Richelieu
is a place that has something for everyone. For those
interested in foreign and ancient cultures, Thailand
boasts of having more visible historical evidence of
past eras than any other Southeast Asian nation, so
take your pick of the ubiquitous historical ruins and
temples to visit.
Diving is available at all times of the year, although
visibility changes according to the season. In the Andaman
Sea, the best time to dive is from October to April,
and in the Gulf of Thailand from May to September.
Scuba diving in Thailand has always been considered
world-class. If you’ve ever dreamed of swimming with
a whale shark, this is the place to do it. Not only
is the land diverse above water, but below as well with
huge boulders that create havens for both large &
small fish. Keep an eye out into the blue for schools
of tuna and other large pelagics cruising around. You
will find everything in this underwater paradise from
large pelagics to ribbon eels.
One of the first and still one of the most popular dive
areas is Pattaya on the Gulf of Thailand, just two hours
drive from Bangkok. The main beach is located on a scenic
bay, but facilities are available all along this coast.
the Ang Thong Islands National Marine Park, a group
of more than 40 beautiful islands off the west of Surat
Thani province and near Ko Samui. In Pattaya, scuba
divers can organize daily trips from the resort to the
offshore islands of Ko Lan, Ko Sak, and Ko Krok.
The other major water sport center is the southern island
of Phuket in the Andaman Sea. The majority of diving
destinations close to Phuket are located in nearby Phangnga
, where hundreds of limestone islands rise up from the
blue waters. Also popular are the largely uninhabited
Similan Islands, recently listed among the world's ten
most beautiful spots for underwater scenery and the
spectacular Phi Phi Islands near Phuket.
70 - 93F (21 - 34C)
Water Temperature: 80 - 87F (27-31C)
Visibility: 30' - 130' (10 - 40m)
With Bangkok serving as the international travel hub
of SE Asia, the capital serves as the landing port for
numerous international airlines, most with direct flights
from their destinations. Some chartered and regional
flights may land at one of the other international airports
within Thailand, consisting of Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai,
Hat Yai, Phuket, and Ubon Ratchatani. The country's
national airline is Thai Airways. Airport departure
taxes for international departures costs 500 baht/person.
The check-in counters open 2 hours and close half an
hour prior departure time.
Airlines Serving Thailand
(links are to Thailand sections)
Those traveling from neighboring countries may enter
Thailand via road, rail, ships, or ferries.
Domestic travel during public holidays and on weekends,
particularly to popular destinations, should be booked
well in advance for all modes of transportation. Booking
is particularly difficult during the Songkran Holiday
and New Year's Holiday.
Local air carriers Thai Airways(TG) and Bangkok Airways
(PG) fly to most major provincial airports beyond 250
km distance from Bangkok. Thai Airways' 2 most popular
routes are Chiang Mai and Phuket. Services to Koh Samui
and Sukhothai are only provided by Bangkok Airways.
The domestic terminal is located at the southern end
of the Bangkok International Airport. Normally, check-ins
for domestic flight is one hour prior to departure time
and closes half an hour before flight time. Departure
tax has already been added to your ticket fare.
Tickets can be purchased through travel agencies (cheaper
for international flights, same for domestic flights)
or by booking with the airlines themselves, either via
phone, internet, or e-ticketing kiosks (Thai Airways
Inter-city bus services offer a fast means of transport
to all corners of the country. Air-conditioned buses
service many provincial areas and bookings for both
regular and tour coaches (private companies) can be
made through major hotels and travel agents.
The government bus company, called Bor Kor Sor (BKS),
provides the cheapest mode for getting around Thailand.
Being frequent and reliable, no advance booking is necessary.
Both air-conditioned ones and open-aired ones stop almost
everywhere along their route, with the latter being
the cheapest and slowest.
The State Railway of Thailand runs an efficient rail
service linking Bangkok (Hua Lam Phong is the central
train station) to the rest of the country at very reasonable
prices for express, fast and ordinary trains. Limited
western and southern routes out of Bangkok also operate
from the Thon Buri Station, traveling to destinations
as far as Kanchanaburi province in the west and Chumporn
province in southern Thailand.
On express trains, sleepers are available in three classes:
first and second class (air-conditioned), and second
class (non air-conditioned, but with fans).
Advance tickets are available at all principal stations
or the Bangkok Railway Advance Booking Office at (662)
225-0300 ext 5200-3.
Visa: Visitors to Thailand who hold valid passports
or travelling documents issued by any country included
in an officially issued list of eligible countries are
permitted one-month visa-free visits. If planning a
longer stay, a Tourist Visa valid for 60 days must be
obtained from a Royal Thai Embassy or Consulate abroad.
Visa extensions can be applied for at the Immigration
Department in Bangkok.
Each traveler to Thailand may bring in the following
duty free: 200 cigarettes, one liter of wine or spirits,
one still camera (plus five rolls of unused film), and
one movie camera (plus three rolls of unused film).
Thailand customs strictly regulates the import and export
of items such as firearms, explosives, and narcotics.
All books, magazines, videos or tapes which may be considered
obscene or subversive are completely forbidden, as are
certain species of fruits, vegetables and plants.
Upon leaving Thailand, visitors may take out gold jewelry
free of duty, but export of any other gold is subject
to licensing by the Ministry of Finance. Exports of
Buddha images (except small ones), antiques and genuine
works of art require export license from the Fine Arts
Department. Ask for assistance at the shop where you
purchase the item(s).