Thailand 2010 – Koh-Chang: Snorkeling

It was probably the best trip of all the 3 trips we bough in Thailand. There are several companies doing the same trip – taking you with a boat to 4 tiny islands where everyone jumps or walks down the ladder into the warm waters and snorkels until the the boats horn starts calling?? you back into the boat. The trip for the whole day costs only 500 bt, snorkeling gear included and two meals in between islands also – to gain more stamina and stay in the water longer.

Here is the port of Koh-Chang – Bang Bao – some 10 min drive from Lonely Beach. It took us at least 5 min to walk fast walk from the songthaew stop to the boat – and all that way was packed with stores, tables with goods and foods.


There are so many places to stay on the island – resorts, huts, inns, here are some huts right on the sea…

There was a Thai family on the boat and they were very willing to talk with us, foreigners and offer us some of their exotic fruit we never ever have tasted?? – they have hard shells with spikes and soft yellow meat with a pit inside.?? Sweet and sour, like most of the fruits, but a pretty strong taste.

This is not our boat , but our looked like this.

The Thai family was traveling with their dog, who was very friendly with everyone.

Here is one of the islands with several boats already anchored with their passengers intensively snorkeling…

The fish were outstanding…The ones over here – are the most ordinary ones which were usually gathering by boats to get some food – mostly bananas or bread. But it is a little dangerous to feed them (they would start biting on skin just a little if they stop getting human food) though the crew never instructed us in anything – feeding or not feeding, not stepping onto corals, not stepping the ladder with fins on, they just served us, were very pleasant and said nothing about nothing…

So the fish…it is a pity I couldn’t take the pictures of what I saw under water. Corals of different colors and kinds, lots of sea urchins with long black spikes and 5 white shiny?? eyes on the top surrounding the orange little round mouth also on the top. There were fish with very bright lips, with a cocktail black dress, very tiny neon blue ones, big ones of all rainbow colors -and all that on one fish. My head was spinning – the beauty of the underwater life was so harmonious, amazing and serene…

The last island was the biggest – it even had a pier and a resort – Koh Wai. it had a little attraction besides of snorkeling – a turtle nursery:

And that is it, the horn rang, we gathered to the boat and back we came to Bang Bao:

And there on the pier there was this poor dog…looking like a cow with 6 heavy boobs swinging…oh boy, they don’t fix their dogs and cats and lots of sad views in that area…

(to be continued)