Dive & snorkel in Thailand

Along the west coast of Thailand are the stunning dive site Richelieu Rock and several pristine islands, which invite for fantastic diving, snorkeling and sightseeing. Along the Surin Islands, which is like Richelieu Rock part of the Mu Koh Surin National Marine Park, we find nice shallow dive sites like Koh Torinla, Turtle Ledge and Koh Chi.

Places like Koh Ra, Koh Phratong and Koh Kham also belong to National Marine Parks and offer long white powdered beaches, where you can still feel like Robinsoe Crusoe, far away from the crowds.

The best of all, we think of course, is that these places a within a stone's throw from our base at Koh Phayam. From there, we organize regulary Day Trips to these pristine destinations.

Just remember: leave nothing but bubbles underwater and your footsteps on land! Let's keep these places a true paradise! 

Richelieu Rock

Richelieu Rock (called Hin Plo Naam in Thai) is a world famous dive site in Thailand in the Andaman Sea and is Thailand’s premier and best known dive site. It is part of the Mu Koh Surin marine park although being about 18 km east of Surin Island and is one of the main dive sites to meet up with large pelagics like manta rays and whale sharks.

The horseshoe-shaped reef is known for its purple corals as well as diverse marine life ranging from small fish and harlequin shrimp to large pelagics like whale sharks, manta ray, barracuda and groupers...

Surin Islands

If Thailand's tropical islands are the country's crowned jewels, Ko Surin could be the brightest of them all. Protected as the Mu Ko Surin National Park, Ko Surin actually consists of two relatively small islands — Ko Surin Nuea (north) and Ko Surin Tai (south) — as well as a handful of islets and some magnificent underwater sea scapes.

Koh Kham

The Kham Archipelago consists of five islands and is part of the Laem Son National Park, which belongs to the province of Ranong. At the Koh Kham islands you can enjoy real paradise, the solitude on innumerable beaches and the wonderful unspoilt views - a perfect choice for visiting…

Koh Ra & Koh Phratong

Koh Ra and Koh Phratong lay close to eachother and are very nice islands to visit for snorkeling and for sightseeing. Long stretched and secluded beaches invite for long walks along the beach, a picknick along and for making stunning photographs. You'll get a true Robinson feeling over here!


for private groups are available too

Charter our fast speedboat for your group with up to 20 people.
Gather with friends and join a full day out on the Andaman Sea while diving, snorkeling and / or sightseeing.

Start your trip from Ranong, Koh Chang or Koh Phayam at the West Coast of Thailand.
Visit destinations like the famous dive site Richelieu Rock, the pristine Surin Islands or the beautiful destinations Koh Ra, Koh Phratong and Koh Kham.

We can also offer you full charters of 2 days & 1 night, including a night at the Surin Islands National Marine Park or at Koh Phratong Island.

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Destinations & dive sites

Discover the dive sites and snorkel destinations in the Andaman Sea

The Surin Islands are known for it's aqua blue waters and it's shallow reefs

Surin Islands

The Surin Islands are known for their aqua blue waters with shallow reefs, white powdered beaches and evergreen forest.

Koh Ra & Koh Phratong are perfect spots in the Andaman Sea for snorkeling and to visit the beach

Koh Ra & Koh Phratong

Koh Ra & Koh Phratong are situated near Kuraburi and offer several remote beaches with beautiful sceneries

The Koh Kham Islands are nearby situated of Koh Phayam and Koh Chang Island.

Koh Kham

Koh Kham lies close to Koh Phayam and offers good snorkeling spots, great beaches. An inviting place to visit!

Diving at the dive site Richelieu Rock. Richelieu Rock belongs to the top 10 dive sites in the world!

Richelieu Rock

Richelieu Rock offers stunning diving and belongs to the top dive sites in the world and belongs to the Surin National Marine Park

According to the Rough Guide, the Surin Islands, Koh Phayam, Koh Chang and Koh Ra belong to the best islands in Thailand! Check it out too in the

Rough Guide Travel Guide



Day Trips made



At Richelieu Rock



Whalesharks seen



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Koh Phayam

Our dive shop is situated at Koh Phayam at the crossroad, just 100m before the entrance to the main beach of the island, Ao Yai Bay.

Koh Phayam is an island located at Ranong Province, at the coast line of Ranong town in Southern Thailand.
Boats to Koh Phayam leave daily from Ranong town at the island pier.

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Contact Info

Visit our dive shop at Koh Payam or give us call at telephone nr 08- Dial +66 8- if you're calling us from abroad.

Phone: +66 (0)8- (also WhatsApp)

Email: andamandiscoverypayam@gmail.com

Website: http:/www.andaman-discovery.com/

Address: 85000 Koh Payam, Ranong Province, Thailand