Koh Tachai Liveaboard Diving

Hallelujah

Hallelujah

from US$ 203 / day
9.2 "Superb"

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Explore the Similan Islands aboard the MV Hallelujah liveaboard. She is one of the most comfortable & largest dive liveaboards cruising the Andaman Sea from November - April. She has 13 en-suite cabins to cater to 25 guests

    Hallelujah
    The Junk

    The Junk

    from US$ 163 / day
    9.1 "Superb"

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    The Junk underwent a renovation transform it into a 33m authentic sailing vessel to explore the best dive sites of the Thai Andaman Sea from November-April. She has 6 AC cabins with en-suite bathrooms

      The Junk
      Sawasdee Fasai

      Sawasdee Fasai

      from US$ 149 / day
      9.4 "Superb"

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      • Free Nitrox

      The recently renovated Sawasdee Fasai liveaboard offers dive and snorkel cruises in the Andaman Sea. Explore the Similan Islands and Richelieu Rock in comfort with AC cabins, huge sun dfeck and outdoor lounge area

      Sawasdee Fasai

      What To Expect On A Koh Tachai Liveaboard

      Liveaboards to Koh Tachai usually visit this area on a Similan Islands itinerary on theri way to Richelieu Rock. It's only 12 square kilometers in size and located on the northwest of Similan Islands National Park, it actually lies between the Similan and Surin Islands. An idyllic location in the Andaman Sea, this small uninhabited island is formed of lush rainforest, stunning white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters. Relatively untouched Koh Tachai is still unspoilt and worth the visit on your liveaboard dive cruise. Below the surface, some other visitors include whale sharks, manta rays, leopard sharks and Napoleon wrasse to name just a few. The waters around the island are quite shallow towards the shore then drops off suddenly to depths of 70 metres. Acting like a barrier, these drop offs protect the island and the rich waters around it offer excellent snorkeling.

      What You Can See

      There are two great dive sites at Koh Tachai, the plateau to the south and the eastern reef. Off the eastern coast, the sheltered shallower waters make for good night dives. Most liveaboards will moor here for the night.

      Koh Tachai plateau, about 1km south east of the island, is so named because it is ringed by a ridge like coral plateau crowned with hard corals, gorgonian sea fans line the scattered boulders, sloping from 12 - 35 m to the sandy bottom where leopard and nurse sharks lie peacefully undisturbed. Groups of snapper lurking on the top ledges, octopus hiding amongst the corals, under which red banded cleaner shrimp work tirelessly. It is best to pay close attention to the divemaster's brief as this site can be challenging at times although the swim-throughs provide shelter from the strong currents. There is a descent line from a buoy on the south side, helping the diver to descend in sometimes strong surface currents. This site is for the more experienced diver. Towards the end of the dive, you may see coral eating Hawksbill turtles, groups of batfish or even the banded sea snake lurking near the mooring line upon your ascent. Keep an eye out for the odd Napoleon wrasse patrolling the area.

      Koh Tachai pinnacle is usually done as a drift dive and here the currents bring high levels of plankton, during the months of February - April, and in turn the larger pelagics feeding on them such as the Manta Ray and Whale Shark. The strong currents enable the barracudas, trevallies and sharks to hunt easily for smaller prey. Early morning dives can waken you up from your slumber quite quickly as it can sometimes be a feeding frenzy and you may not know where to look there are so many fish. Visibility varies on the month and the amount of plankton in the water, between 10-30m. If the larger pelagics are not on show then be on the lookout for the macro life. Small frogfish and nudibranch are known to grace these waters.

      An impressive underwater topography mixed with a diverse marine life make Koh Tachai a must for Surin or Similan cruises.

      Getting There

      The best way to get to Koh Tachai is on a Thailand liveaboard trip to the Similan or Surin Islands, which will depart from either Phuket or Khao Lak. Further from Phuket than from Khao Lak, (200 km north of Phuket and 80 km northwest of Khao Lak), it is worth checking what port you prefer to depart from. Khao Lak is about 100km north of Phuket and can be reached overland. Please check your itinerary before purchasing flight tickets. There are international flights into Phuket and / or domestic flights from Bangkok to Phuket. Reachable from Khao Lak in one hour you may find other day boats in the area.

      Koh Tachai Diving Reviews

      8.8
      Fabulous (out of 10) 10
      Average score from 30 Verified Review(s) Only people who have booked through Liveaboard.com and joined the Liveaboard can write a review.
      United Kingdom
      9.6
      Exceptional

      Really interesting site with lots of different kinds of coral and fish

      Diving Koh Tachai in March on the Pawara
      United States
      10.0
      Exceptional

      Another amazing dive. We saw a fleeting glimpse of a manta ray at the end of our dive. Clown triggerfish, lots of barracuda, crown of thorns, lionfish...

      Diving Koh Tachai in February on the Manta Queen 1
      Canada
      9.2
      Superb

      This was a very good dive.

      Diving Koh Tachai in March on the Dolphin Queen
      Austria
      7.6
      Good

      Other group, saw small whale shark. Special thing for us, stone fish. Good visibility, warm water - nothing to complain

      Diving Koh Tachai in March on the Dolphin Queen
      Canada
      6.8
      Review score

      very good in March

      Diving Koh Tachai in March on the Similan Explorer
      United Kingdom
      8.0
      Very good

      Very Good

      Diving Koh Tachai in February on the Sawasdee Fasai Liveaboard
      Germany
      10.0
      Exceptional

      Ein Strömungstauchgang der uns an unsere Grenzen geführt hat, wichtige Erfahrung und beim 2. Mal mit Mantas, unbeschreibliche Erfahrung!!!! 👍👍👍👍👍

      Diving Koh Tachai in February on the Similan Explorer
      United Kingdom
      8.0
      Very good

      Really good as we saw Manta Rays which was the highlight of our trip

      Diving Koh Tachai in February on the Deep Andaman Queen
      South Korea
      9.6
      Exceptional

      Interesting to see unique geography.

      Diving Koh Tachai in February on the The Junk
      France
      9.6
      Exceptional

      Good at Twin Peaks - much action from Pompanos, yellowtail barracudas. Night dive at Avlek.

      Diving Koh Tachai in February on the The Junk
      Chile
      8.8
      Fabulous

      Here is the place we meet the mantas, incredible experience

      Diving Koh Tachai in February on the Similan Explorer
      Brazil
      8.0
      Very good

      Strong current in the First dive. We had to hold the rock during a long time as it was impossible to swim around. Fortunately a big school of barracudas made us company. Second dive was good.

      Diving Koh Tachai in February on the Hallelujah Liveaboard
      France
      8.8
      Fabulous

      The conditions were not so good ( too strong current)

      Diving Koh Tachai in February on the Dolphin Queen
      Brazil
      7.2
      Good

      Good dive site good visibility

      Diving Koh Tachai in February on the Deep Andaman Queen
      Denmark
      9.6
      Exceptional

      4 out of 5

      Diving Koh Tachai in February on the MV Pawara
      Sweden
      10.0
      Exceptional

      5/5 Manta rays! =)

      Diving Koh Tachai in February on the Sawasdee Fasai
      Italy
      9.2
      Superb

      Beside some strong corrent, nice

      Diving Koh Tachai in February on the Manta Queen 6
      United States
      8.4
      Very good

      Good - lots of fish and some fun drift diving.

      Diving Koh Tachai in February on the Hallelujah
      Singapore
      8.4
      Very good

      Good, no large fishes, but plenty of marine life

      Diving Koh Tachai in January on the Similan Explorer
      China
      10.0
      Exceptional

      Currents are tricky but lots of fun!

      Diving Koh Tachai in January on the Hallelujah Liveaboard
      United Kingdom
      10.0
      Exceptional

      Another amazing dive

      Diving Koh Tachai in January on the Similan Explorer
      United States
      9.2
      Superb

      The world underwater is simply breathtaking! It was an adventure diving with current, waves, and surge

      Diving Koh Tachai in January on the Thai Sea
      United States
      10.0
      Exceptional

      Beautiful landscape with huge sea fans and starfish. Teaming with fish and life. Strong current.

      Diving Koh Tachai in January on the MV DiveRACE Class E
      United States
      8.4
      Very good

      Mind blowing.

      Diving Koh Tachai in December on the Manta Queen 3
      United States
      10.0
      Exceptional

      Amazing. So much coral and beautiful marine life

      Diving Koh Tachai in December on the Manta Queen 3
      United States
      9.6
      Exceptional

      Amazing, could see so many fish and awesome coral.

      Diving Koh Tachai in December on the Dolphin Queen
      Germany
      7.6
      Good

      Very very nice. The best with Richelieu Rock

      Diving Koh Tachai in November on the Diva Andaman
      Netherlands
      7.2
      Good

      nice places with nice coral lots of different fishes

      Diving Koh Tachai in November on the Deep Andaman Queen
      Australia
      8.4
      Very good

      Beautiful!

      Diving Koh Tachai in November on the Deep Andaman Queen
      Norway
      8.0
      Very good

      Fun diving.

      Diving Koh Tachai in November on the Deep Andaman Queen
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