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Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand

Ko Pha Ngan is the middle one of the Southern Gulf Islands in Thailand. It is famous for the full-moon parties in Haat Rin at the South of the  Island.

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The accepted wisdom is that the snorkelling is best on the far North West corner, especially around little Ko Maa, connected to Mae Haad by a 100m long sand spit.

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I came here at the start of June – theoretically in the middle of the dry season.  However there were strong Westerly winds for the whole two weeks and the underwater visibility was a heap of crap.

Here are some photos, taken mostly around Ko Maa and Ao Mae Haat; but also in Haat Salad and Haat Thian – all in the North West corner of the island.

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With visibility like this there’s nothing to do but take close-ups.

Fishies:
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For species names, see the specieslist.

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Corals, anemones, sponges:
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I guess I’ll have to come back and give it another shot sometime.

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Written: August 2012        Last updated:  August 2012

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