Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Thing to Do; Krabi

Snorkeling and scuba diving
are available throughout the Andaman. Larger dive firms provide live-aboard dive trips of 3-4 days to the prime diving grounds of Phi Phi, Ko Surin and Ko Similan.
  • Phi Phi Islands : Phi Phi's underwater charms are second to none in terms of biodiversity and sheer spectacle. The islands are located on the sailing route between Phuket and Krabi. The waters around Phi Phi Le ( Viking Island ) is so clear you can see the corals and marine life from up above.
  • Surin Islands National Park, ten hours by charter boat from Phuket, has the best coral. Some of the prime dive spots are the channel between the main islands of North and South Surin; the southeastern point of North Surin; Ko Chi off the northeastern coast and Richelieu Rock southeast of South Surin.
  • Similan Islands are rated even higher than Ko Surin in terms of marine biodiversity. The waters around these nine islands are crystal clear, allowing up to 30 meters of visibility. Giant manta rays are the stars of these parts.

Rock Climbing
The jagged cliff of Railay Beach in Krabi is the setting for this thrilling outdoor sport. Rock climbing may appear daunting to the uninitiated but is in fact very safe, since climbers are instructed on safety rules first.

An innovative way to explore the stunning sea caves of Phangnga Bay, sea canoe was pioneered by Seacanoe Thailand ( see Directory ) and quickly caught on since it can squeeze into and under honeycombed, uninhabited isles that are almost inaccessible otherwise. Seacanoe trips usually last two days, with overnight stay in tent.
Sea Kayak
Sea Kayak is ideal for exploring the beautiful treasure of Ao Nang Bay in Krabi. The crystal-clear water is dotted with tiny limestone outcrops riddles with caves and hollows and fringed by mangrove forests. Instructions on basic control of the canoe and safety are followed by padding practice, and finally the actual kayaking trip.

From : http://www.krabinet.com/thingtodo.htm