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Phangan Diving and Snorkeling Tips

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If you have plans to jump on a boat and head into the deep green water that surrounds most of the region, Koh Phangan diving and snorkeling tips are important to remember. Having a list of some good Koh Phangan diving and snorkeling tips for your vacation before you leave can help prepare you for a topical adventure that will give you the opportunity to see plants and tropical fish that are rare even in the region as a whole.

Here are a few important Koh Phangan diving and snorkeling tips to add to your list.

  • One of the best Koh Phangan diving and snorkeling tips to keep in mind is that while the island offers some of the best scuba diving in the world, it is important to make sure you always go with a certified instructor. Most hotels provide certified scuba diving instructors for their guests because it is such a popular activity here. Certified scuba diving instructors will help keep you safe.
  • If you are already licensed and are going without an instructor, one of the single best Koh Phangan diving and snorkeling tips to remember is to make sure you take all the proper equipment and a diving buddy. Regulations aren't enforced well here, so you'll need to take responsibility for your safety.
  • Snorkeling is even more popular in the region because of the beautiful coral reefs you can see at low depth levels. However, if you intend to snorkel, one of the better Koh Phangan diving and snorkeling tips to keep in mind is to know where these reefs are at all times. Coral reefs can be very dangerous, though. First, if you're sun sensitive, it's easy to get burned while you're snorkeling. One of the most important Koh Phangan diving and snorkeling tips to remember is be sure to wear sunscreen, particularly on your back. Walking in the shallows by the reef can be dangerous, as a sea urchin can puncture the bottom or your feet is another one of the many Koh Phangan diving and snorkeling tips to keep in mind. Be aware of the currents so you don't get lost. There are coral reefs only a few hundred meters off the major beaches, so as one of the many Koh Phangan diving and snorkeling tips to remember, make sure you avoid these reefs in terms of physical contact. Although they are beautiful to swim around, touching them can wipe out thousands of living organisms.

Following these Koh Phangan diving and snorkeling tips will keep you in the water and out of trouble.


Last Updated: 09 Sep 2009


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