Snorkeling trip to Koh Singto, Koh Tao and Koh Nok

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Snorkeling trip to Koh Singto, Koh Tao and Koh Nok

Post by sidban » Wed Aug 24, 2011 9:48 pm

Hello guys,

We (a group) are planning to go for this snorkeling trip when we stay in Hua Hin in Sep.
Wanted to know:
- if it is the right time to go for this trip?
- is there a good travel/tour person near Liab Wang Road who can help us getting this arranged for us?
- is it better to go for this trip or should we go to Talu Island?

Any other helpful information in this regard would be helpful.

Thanks.

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Post by Big Boy » Thu Aug 25, 2011 1:48 am

You might want to consider a couple days down in Bang Saphan, although I know there are periods of the year when the water, even there, is too cloudy. Have a look on our sister site http://www.bangsaphanguide.com/ for a bit more information.
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Re: Snorkeling trip to Koh Singto, Koh Tao and Koh Nok

Post by sidban » Thu Aug 25, 2011 3:09 am

Thanks Big boy, looking at the site. Had one question - can't we go on these trips from Hua Hin as we are not planning to stay in Bang Saphan?

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Post by Big Boy » Thu Aug 25, 2011 3:20 am

It would be possible to do it in a day, but it would be a very long day. It's probably about 3 hours drive each way, and when you add time for finding a boat, and your time snorkeling, you're going to be absolutely knackered. The site I pointed you towards has a wide (cost) range of accomodation, and it is possible to stay overnight on a budget if required.
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Re: Snorkeling trip to Koh Singto, Koh Tao and Koh Nok

Post by Bamboo Grove » Thu Aug 25, 2011 4:00 am

sidban, it's possible, but just like BigBoy said, it's a long day. You will need to leave at about 6 a.m. from Hua Hin and then you will have some time for snorkelling and sun bathing at Ko Talu before returning to Hua Hin at around 8-9 p.m. There are travel agencies in Hua Hin, which can organize this. If you have your own transportation, it's better to book the boat trip from Bang Saphan in advance.
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Re: Snorkeling trip to Koh Singto, Koh Tao and Koh Nok

Post by JW » Thu Aug 25, 2011 9:41 am

We used to go to Bangsapan regularly for day trips, you need to leave at around 6.30am and its just over 2 hours drive. We hired a local boat with a guy who new ezcatly where to go, there are 2 island - Kho Talu and a smaller one a little south, the smaller one is better, after about 3pm Barrcuda used to come in on the north side (some big buggers which my mate used to shoot!). If the water is ok its a great day out. Would recommend staying the night and taking anything you catch to a local restaurant and have them cook it up for you (if your looking t catch anythng obviuosly!). Its been a while and I will have to hunt tyhe guides name out for you.

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Re: Snorkeling trip to Koh Singto, Koh Tao and Koh Nok

Post by terry+carmen » Thu Aug 25, 2011 10:12 am

We go there regularly with quite large groups of Students. I would also recommend an overnight stay there is lots of accommodation available. I have never booked rooms or boats in advance. Most of the accommodation is along the beach between Bang Saphan and Bang Saphan Noi, follow the road South (3374) from Bang Saphan and you will see many advertising boards for accommodation. Prices range from 300 Bhat for a hut on the beach to about 5500 at the Coral Beach Hotel. There are lots of bungalows for rent on the beach just south of Coral Beach Hotel. Check Google Earth.

Go to the harbour to book a boat try Suchat Boat Tours Tel 01 7594997 or 032-699455.

Its a great day out with lots to see if the water is clear.

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Re: Snorkeling trip to Koh Singto, Koh Tao and Koh Nok

Post by JW » Thu Aug 25, 2011 12:17 pm

Thats the guy we used! Knowledgable about the area but not great english.

Enjoy! :thumb:

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Re: Snorkeling trip to Koh Singto, Koh Tao and Koh Nok

Post by sidban » Thu Aug 25, 2011 11:24 pm

Super information guys!! thanks a lot.

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Re: Snorkeling trip to Koh Singto, Koh Tao and Koh Nok

Post by sidban » Thu Aug 25, 2011 11:25 pm

Guys!! any other nearby snorkeling spot? which we can visit instead if we can't mange to go to Koh Talu?

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Re: Snorkeling trip to Koh Singto, Koh Tao and Koh Nok

Post by Big Boy » Thu Aug 25, 2011 11:47 pm

Personally, I'm not a snorkeller, but I've I've read a lot of posts on this forum which state the nearest place is Bang Saphan.
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Re: Snorkeling trip to Koh Singto, Koh Tao and Koh Nok

Post by buksida » Fri Aug 26, 2011 1:55 pm

I have heard that there is an island off Prachuab town with a small reef, haven't been there though so can't confirm it.

Koh Talu and neighbouring islands are your best bet, here are some pics of the marine life there: http://www.bangsaphanguide.com/forum/vi ... p?f=3&t=79
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