Residents of Thailand have a unique opportunity this high season. With two years of reduced boat traffic in the waters around Thailand due to the lack of tourism and the calm weather increasing the underwater visibility, now is the time to explore the tropical undersea life of the region. 

Snorkelling is an easy and inexpensive way for the whole family to experience the marine life that has increased in number and variety with a lack of disturbances from engines and pollutants over the last couple of years. 

The closure of Maya Bay on Koh Phi Phi and the near-miraculous recovery of the sea life of the bay illustrates what is happening all over the coastal waters of Thailand. And now is the perfect time to dive in and see the natural wonders the region offers in the Gulf of Thailand and the Andaman Sea. 

Any beach in Thailand is a candidate for a snorkelling experience. For the best places, just look for rocky areas that provide a good habitat for fish and other sea creatures.

Buy or Rent the Simple Equipment

All you need is a mask, fins and a snorkel. Most people try snorkelling for the first time on an organised trip with a guide who will show you how to clear and de-fog the mask and clear the snorkel. There’s not much to it other than that. Once your family has gotten a taste of the joys of snorkelling, your equipment will always be the first thing you pack for a weekend at the beach.  

So, take advantage of the phenomenon of the rebirth of the coastal sea life of Thailand and see some forms of life that are rarely seen when boat and tourist traffic is at its regular volume. You’ll quickly become a snorkelling enthusiast!

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