Hin Daeng / Hin Muang Dive packages (4days / 3 night
Koh Bida Nok and Koh Bida Nai Islands
These two uninhabited islands lie south of Phi Phi and are a Mecca for leopard sharks. These harmless and docile creatures are usually sleeping around the sand and coral banks of the islands usually no deeper than 20 meters. With Bida Nok as the larger of the two it offers great hard and soft corals with turtles and sea snakes passing bye. The deeper of the two with depths to 30 meters on the west side wall teeming with life from lionfish to baby morays poking there heads from the cracks and well camouflaged octopuses blending in to the rocks will keep your eyes busy on this dive site.
Bida Nai island smaller and slightly shallower offers the chance to see the sleeping leopard shark anywhere from 1 to 10 sharks resting on the bottom in between the staghorn corals. Here the soft corals are abound with their beautiful colors but look closely at the sea fans to find the Tiger-tail sea horse. With two swim-throughs covered in small baitfish and shrimps, lots of colorful reef fish and schools of barracuda and trevallys darting over the reef, and not forgetting the many nudibranches along the way make this a wonderful dive site.
Phi Phi Lae Island
This dive will take you to the famous Maya Bay Lagoon where they filmed the movie “The Beach”. Here we take a sunset dive along Maya wall with its swim-throughs and excellent underwater canyons with a good chance to meet a family of Hawksbill sea turtles. A look under the cracks and overhangs will prove rewarding with rock painted lobsters and many types of cleaner shrimps. There is also a chance to visit the beach with one of our dinghies and take a walk through the picturesque forest to the other side of the island and in to Loh Samah lagoon.
Koh Ha Islands
Koh Ha is a group of five magical uninhabited islands, unspoiled and usually offering crystal clear waters. One of the highlights is diving the Twin Cathedrals, a large cave system that has formed into two large domes with a passage between them. This island group is a haven for marine life and divers alike! – awesome beauty with caverns, caves, chimneys, swim throughs, soft coral covered walls, coral heads and sea bed. The marine diversity here will suit all divers with interesting macro such as sea horse and rare nudibrancs and good fish action plus squid, cuttlefish, lobsters, morays and more.
Hin Muang (Purple Rock)
Purple rock is completely submerged with a bouy line running down to 18 meters in the center of the rock. Hin Muang is basically one very large rock with steep walls running down to over 50 meters with 6 pinnacles on the top. The shallowest being 10 meters from the surface. The rock lies in a north to south direction making navigation around the rock easy. The soft corals are prolific with anemones covering the surface and colorful nudibranches crawling over the walls, keep an eye out in to the blue for the manta rays passing bye gracefully feeding in the rich plankton water.
Hin Daeng (Red Rock)
Hin Deang has three large rocks that break the surface and a mooring bouy on the east side that descends down to 14 meters. Here the walls are covered with small red soft coral trees with shrimps and morays in every crack. The south east descends down to over 60 meters with large pelagics cruising in to be cleaned by the cleaner wrasse including devil rays, manta rays and whale sharks, with large schools of barracuda and tunas. Down to the west side on the slopping sand patches are the leopard sharks sleeping on the bottom. Visibility at both sites is usually very good with 20 meter plus.
M/V Mermaid II is a 32 metre, double engine steel motor yacht. One of the most comfortable diver boats in Thailand , she easily accommodates 16 guests in 8 deluxe cabins and 2 guests in a budget cabin below deck. All deluxe cabins are on the main deck with large panoramic sea view windows. Each cabin has a double bed and single bed (max pax 2 per cabin), air conditioning, ensuite bathrooms. The budget cabin is below deck with twin bunks, air conditioning and share bathroom with 1 other cabin.
There is a wide stern dive platform with two exit ladders and fresh water showers. The dive deck is huge with plenty of room to gear up, individual boxes for your dive gear, camera table and loads of rinse tanks. The dining room is located on the main deck where delicious buffet style Thai and western meals are served. The saloon is large and spacious with lounge suites and big windows, bar fridge, tea and coffee facilities, TV/DVD, music center, library and a full selection of marine life books. There are two outside decks the shade covered party deck has a combination of lounge chairs and cushioned sun chairs, The sundeck, located in front of the wheelhouse has full sun and cushioned sun chairs. EANX NITROX is available on every cruise.
You will be need to be at Sea World Dive Shop in Patong by 1800hrs. After the check in you will be transfer to MV Mermaid at 1900hrs. The dive boat will sail for Hin Daeng/Muang in the south cruising about 6 hours over night.
Saturday – 4 dives
Good morning call for 7am and a continental breakfast. Dive 1, 2 and 3 give you plenty of opportunity to enjoy the wonders of Hin Daeng and Hin Muang. Famous for stunning purple soft corals and one of the best places for the chance to spot whale sharks. Mantas spend hours on the cleaning stations here as do divers ! Couple this with a “fish soup” of rainbow runners, yellow tail and chevron barracuda, fusiliers and millions of reef fish and you have one awesome dive location ! We head north to Koh Haa – a cluster of 5 scenic islands for a wonderful night dive alive with colour, decorator crabs, shrimps, spiny lobster, red whip corals plus more.
Sunday – 4 dives
Special treats today ! Dive 1 at Koh Haa I for sea horse, great chimneys and swimthroughs. Dive 2 – “Twin Cathedrals” of Koh Haa – a safe but awesome open cavern dive with limestone stalactites . Outside this spot is nudibranc city – you can’t fail to spot rare and interesting macro delights here. Then it’s off to dive Bida Nok and Bida Nai at Phi Phi for 2 dives featuring leopard sharks, bamboo sharks, ornate ghost pipe fish, turtles …. After diving, there is the chance to go on shore at Phi Phi to shop for souvenirs, have a few beers at one of the many trendy bars or simply enjoy a romantic stroll along the moonlit beach. All aboard by 11pm to cruise back to Patong Phuket.
A hearty breakfast for all while the boat crew transfer your luggage ashore. Then the crew we bid
farewell to all guests on board and they will transfer all divers ashore by 0900hrs. We may leave your dive gears at the dive shop for a couple of hour and you can do shoppimg around Patong area before going to the Airport for your flight back to Singapore.
* 8 boat dives and meals on board
* 3 nights stay onboard
Fees do not include:-
* Air tickets, airport taxes
* 2 way transfer airport – hotel – airport
* Dive equipment rental
* Items not mentioned
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