Snorkelling in Thailand tips
April 26, 2012 6:29 AM Subscribe
Travelling to Thailand in July. Hoping to do some snorkeling, probably at Ko Mak. Need some tips.
posted by snarfois to travel & transportation around Thailand (3 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'll be holidaying in Thailand in mid-July, and am keen to do some snorkelling. I last snorkeled in my teens, so I probably don't need to be too adventurous -- I'm likely to be easily impressed and (needless to say) out of practice.
I'm looking for tips in two areas: 1) Where should I get my equipment? and 2) Where to go snorkeling and how to arrange it.
At this stage we're pretty sure we're going to Ko Mak, although we might also go to Ko Wai, and Ko Chang is still a small possibility. I'll only have about 3 or 4 days. What are good spots in those places for my skill level and amount of time? Can anyone recommend good operators?
Equipment-wise, I expect I'll need goggles, snorkel and flippers. Should I buy it beforehand (I'm in London, UK), or should I buy/rent it on the island? If I buy it, new or second-hand? I'll probably be reselling it after. I'm leaning towards buying beforehand, so that this does not waste any of my limited time on the island.