Koh Phangan is a tranquil, paradise island, located in the Southern Gulf of Thailand approximately 12 km from Koh Samui. 90% of the Island is mountainous and covered in unspoilt tropical Rainforest, ideal for trekking, whilst the rest of Koh Phangan is edged with white sandy beaches and coconut trees. Truly paradise.
Why take your Scuba Diving Course on Koh phangan?
Koh Phangan has some of the most beautiful coral reefs in the Gulf of Thailand. With the World famous “Sail Rock” only a one hour boat ride away, as well as the amazing “Angthong Marine park” and “Koh Tao” nearby, it is the best place to Scuba Dive!
Watch this video from PADI about diving and courses on Koh Phangan.
Koh Phangan is famous for its’ monthly Full Moon Party, when tens of thousands of party goers invade the beautiful sunrise beach of Haad Rin Nok in the South. European and Thai DJs play all night, and people of every nationality dance until dawn. As well as the Full Moon Party, there are several other smaller parties in the South, including Jungle Experience and Half Moon, Black Moon and Waterfall Parties. Meanwhile, elsewhere on the Island, all is peaceful.
Most of the beaches are still only moderately developed, so it is easy to escape and relax. Lay in a hammock in the shade of a palm tree, whilst listening to the waves lapping on the white sand. A perfect setting for early morning Pilates, Yoga or Meditation, T’ai Chi or a jog along the waters’ edge.
Coral Reefs fringe the beautiful beaches to the North of the Island, which are teaming with thousands of colourful tropical fish. Perfect for snorkeling and scuba diving.
There are several waterfalls located around Koh Phangan which have rock pools of cool mountain water. During dry season the flow of the water can slow down, leaving the pools almost dry, but the surrounding areas are so stunning that a visit in any season is a must.
There is an abundance of wildlife in the Rainforests. Families of monkeys can often be seen in the trees, or occasionally walking along the roads. Colourful birds, huge butterflies, giant water monitors and geckos, and noisy singing frogs during rainy season, are a few of the many animals you can find.