About Scuba Diving Koh Lipe
Scuba diving Koh Lipe is immensely popular on the island, and it offers many opportunities to see unique marine life and corals. Scuba Diving Koh Lipe is done within the Tarutao National Marine Park.
Whether you are looking for a wreck dive, unique rock formations and reef life, a relaxing dive or an adventurous one, there is something here for every type of scuba diver.
Currents change near Koh Lipe, but there are so many scuba dive sites to choose from that no matter what time of year you go, you will find somewhere to dive.
When is the best time to go scuba diving Koh Lipe?
Scuba diving Koh Lipe can be done year round. Koh Lipe’s rainy season runs from May to October, with the rainiest months being September and October.
The island’s dry season runs from November to April, with the driest months being December through February. Average temperatures throughout the year on this tropical island are usually around 28 degrees Celsius, or 82 degrees Fahrenheit, so it is no surprise that the island offers the perfect water temperatures for diving.
The Top Dive Sites Found in Koh Lipe
- Koh Sawang – A great dive for all levels of divers, there is a lot to see here, from a large black rock housing myriad soft corals to pinnacles that you can explore and swim around, looking for the marine life that call this site home.
- Koh Phung – View interesting rock formations and all the coral species that thrive here, whether you are a beginner or an advanced diver.
- Koh Chabang – This site is great for every level of diver, where you can see an underwater pinnacle covered in coral and tropical fish.
- Yong Hua – This dive site features the wreck of a Thai fishing ship, but it is only ideal for experienced divers who want to get down deep and see the reef that has now formed on the wreck.
- Koh Yang – This is a great site for catching macro marine life, and there is always something new to see among the boulders and granite rocks that provide shelter to so many species of marine life.
- Koh Adang – Also known as Nursery Bay, this is a perfect location for beginners who need a bit of training, and it features moray eels and blue-spotted stingrays that will delight any diver, as well as juvenile fish who use these waters as their nursery.
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Marine Life Found when scuba diving Koh Lipe
In the waters surrounding Koh Lipe, you can find all kinds of marine life. You can see macro life including seahorses, lobsters, and shrimp, as well as sea turtles, rays, eels, sharks, including whale sharks, and a variety of corals.
Tropical fish species include puffer fish, butterfly fish, scorpion fish, barracuda, groupers, batfish, lionfish, tuna, and many, many more.
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About Koh Lipe
Koh Lipe is a small island located in the Andaman Sea. Famous for its pristine beaches and water activities that include scuba diving and snorkeling, this island has a laid back attitude and all the natural beauty you need to rest and rejuvenate.
During your stay, enjoy one of the island’s three main beaches, from the tranquil Sunset Beach where you can watch the sun go down, to Sunrise Beach, famous for its great snorkeling environment and its shops and restaurants, and Pattaya Beach, which is the busiest of all the beaches, offering accommodations along with bars, shopping, and dining.
The island’s low season, when you can enjoy it without the crowds, runs from May through November, but some small businesses may be closed. High season, on the other hand, runs from November through May, with December through February being the peak months with the biggest crowds, making it difficult to find accommodations.
How to Get to Koh Lipe?
You can access Koh Lipe by ferry. More ferries operate during the high season, from November to April, and you can gain access to Koh Lipe by taking a ferry from several other islands, including Koh Phi Phi and Koh Lanta. From May through November, you can only gain access to the island by ferry from Pak Barra.
Also, from November through May, you have the option of flying from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi and then take a boat to Koh Lipe. If you decide to fly to Bangkok, get a connecting flight to Hat Yai before going to Pak Barra for the ferry to Koh Lipe.
Article written by Rutger Thole who is an avid scuba diver and loves to travel, dive and write about scuba diving. Based in Amsterdam he runs bookyourdive.com and at least twice a year he plans a dive trip of the beaten track.
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