Diving and snorkeling

The peak season for diving is between the turn of October/November and April. The best place provides the sea to the west and south of the island, the area between Ko Chang and Ko Kood islands.

You can see corals, anemones, schools of fishes in the reefs and when you are lucky you can stumble upon eels as well.

There are 3 shipwrecks in the area:
  • Koh Chang Wreck is a Thai warship sunk by French naval forces in 1941. It lies in Salakphet Bay in the southern tip of the island in the depth of mere 15 meters.
  • The second wreck is Pak One Wreck - a tanker with 900 tons of weight that got severely damaged in 1996 after running on a cliff on its journey to Vietnam. The Thai Navy retrieved the hazardous cargo and sunk the ship between islands Ko Chang and Ko Samet. The wreck is approx. 35 below the water level.
  • The newest wreck (from 2012) is a big battleship "Chang 712" that is known as the biggest wreck in Thailand. The ship has length of 117 meters, height of 27 meters and can be found in the depth of 30 meters. A great dive site.

There are many shops on Ko Chang selling diving equipment and you can get virtually everything.

Diving excursions can be bought in any travel agency, hotel...
The excursions meeting place is usually Bang Bao village.