Anyone interested in learning to dive in Thailand or taking a dive trip will find a lively scuba scene with well-run dive centers on Koh Chang. Plus a range of dive sites suitable to novices and beginners, one of the largest wrecks in Thailand,the HTMS Chang, and a multitude of types of fish and marine life including Whale-sharks, the world’s largest fish.
Koh Chang is starting to become a popular dive destination. This is mainly due to the newbie friendly dive sites in the Koh Chang Marine Park, and the selection of well-run dive schools on the island.
The diving runs all year round, but for good visibility and calm waters, the best time to visit is between November and May. With the lack of strong currents and shallow waters, Koh Chang is becoming popular with beginners learning to dive or refreshing their skills.
The Marine Park provides a diverse range of diving, from coral pinnacles to shallow sloping reefs. There is also the recently sunk Royal Thai navy ship HTMS Chang, this sunken ship has become a home for a range of marine life, including barracuda, eel, and the odd sea turtle. From December – February, Whale Sharks can also be seen.
BB Divers are the largest outfit on the island and are located in Lonely Beach, White Sand, and Bang Bao. They offer a variety of programs for beginners to the advanced.