Scuba Charters in Thailand
Simpson Marine, one of Asia’s most recognised luxury yacht dealers, is now offering visitors to Thailand the opportunity to charter its luxury catamaran 52F Blue Moon for private scuba trips in Thai waters through the Simpson Yacht Charter. Along the Andaman coastline, there are a number of amazing diving destinations and Simpson’s experienced charter team are ready to help visitors select the best dive spots.
Just off Krabi’s west coast lay the Ao Nang Islands, home to a number of different rocky outcrops with several spectacular dive sites to choose from. Visibility varies between 5-10 metres and sites are known for incredible sea life including seahorses, nudibranchs, cleaning stations, schools of snappers, barracudas and often Kuhl’s stingray are waiting in the sand. For the more experienced scuba divers, there are some amazing swim-throughs and tunnels as well as the odd wreck here and there. With most reefs and dive sites not exceeding a depth of 22 metres, Ao Nang Islands are a great place for all dive levels and are open all year round.
The Bida Islands are the two southernmost islands of Phi Phi and are as beautiful and famous as their rival, the Similan Islands. Visibility is usually great and the stunning view of the majestic limestone rocks plunging into the clear water is an experience in itself. Here, divers will find shallow reefs, dramatic walls and pinnacles and coral fields with more life than you can imagine – sometimes it is even possible to encounter leopard sharks. The best time to visit Bida Islands is from November to May.
Koh Haa Yai is part of the Lanta Marine National Park and is one of the most amazing spots for diving. This destination offers stunning visibility 25 metres or more and rates as great as the Similan Islands. Visitors aboard the Blue Moon will have the chance to see a lot of different species including turtles, squid, sea snakes and much more. The Phi Phi Islands Marine Park is home to coral gardens, dramatic wall dives, beautiful bays and a rich underwater life. There is a Bt600 Phi Phi Islands Marine Park fee for all visitors.
One site well worth a visit is the Kled Gaeow wreck, a 47-metre long ship that was sunk on purpose to create a new dive site around the Phi Phi islands. Previously the Kled Gaeow functioned as an auxiliary vessel – a transport support and stores ship designation AKS 861 – but now it rests peacefully at 29 metres and has become home to many different corals and fish.
Shark Point Area is for advanced divers only and includes the King Cruiser wreck, a car ferry that sank after striking Anemone Reef. It now rests peacefully at 32 metres and is home to a wide variety of sea life and coral. Divers can also enjoy the nearby Anemone Reef, which gets its name from all the Anemones that cover this pinnacle. The reef starts at 5 metres and the maximum depth is approximately 25 metres. The last stop on this dive is Shark Point, where only one of the three pinnacles breaks the surface and where the beacon is located. Under the surface divers will find diversity in corals and fish like no other site in this area.
So, what does the Simpson charter Blue Moon catamaran have to offer? To get started, the boat is a wonderful sailing catamaran with all the amenities of a luxury 5-star resort and provides comfortable accommodation for 10 guests with two crew members. The charter charge starts at 2,800 Euros per day and includes:
* Use of dinghy for beach access
* Water toys including snorkelling gear (10 sets), kayaks (2) and stand-up paddleboard (1)
* Crew (1 Skipper + 1 Chef/Hostess) + additional crew for larger groups
* Airport pick-up and drop-off for up to 10 guests
* Complimentary welcome package (1 bottle of wine + 1 fruit basket + 1 flower bouquet)
* Nespresso Latissima touch coffee machine with 36 complimentary capsules (for charters over 4 nights)
* Bed linen, bath, hand & face towels, beach towels
* Custom Blue Moon toiletries from Lemongrass House
* Air-conditioning & generator usage
* Unlimited 4G WIFI
* Yacht Insurance
For more information, contact Simpson Yacht Charter team at firstname.lastname@example.org. Allow yourself to disconnect from the busy shore life and enjoy the serene underwater treasury of the Andaman Sea.