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From Bangkok it is possible to drive to Chumphon via highway No. 4 or highway No. 35 to highway No.4 through Petchaburi and Prachuap Khiri Khan Provinces. At Chumphon junction turn left ... see more

There are regular, daily busses from Bangkok to Chumphon from Transport Co., Ltd. Busses from Bangkok's Southern Bus Terminal (Sai Tai Mai) located on Borommaratchonnani ... see more

Nok Air operate daily flights between Bangkok (Don Mueang, DMK) and Chumphon airport (CJM) while Happy Air operates a flight between Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi Airport) to Chumphon ... see more

From Bangkok Railway Station (Hua Lumphong) there are both rapid and express trains to Chumphon every day. From Bangkok Noi Railway Station in Thonburi there are daily fast trains to ... see more


Chumphon Dive Sites

The dive sites surrounding the islands of Koh Ngam Noi, Koh Ngam Yai, and the outcrops of Hin Lak Ngam and Hin Pae, offer excellent diving opportunities. Divers can experience fascinating seabed configurations from coral gardens to rock piles and caves. The main attraction which adds color to the sea is the extravagance of the fish. Most divers find the need to record the amazing variety in their logs! This is a plankton rich sea and the fish life proliferate at a remarkable rate. Visibility varies according to tide and weather factors.

On a favorable day, the visibility can be 20 meters but at low tides it can be reduced to only 8 to 10 meters. The rock outcrop gradually broadens its formation to form the reef base at 27 meters. Its walls are terraced with crevices, holes, caves and protuberances. Hard and soft corals grow on the surfaces of these undulating formations. The abundant microscopic food among the corals attract schools of fish with possible sightings of whale shark and manta ray.

1 Chumphon Pinnacle

Location : South East of Chumphon Chumphon Pinnacle At Chumphon Pinnacle divers encounter mainly the pink skunk Anemone fish (Amphiprion perideraion). He has an orang-colored body with a pink and white stripe on the gill cover. They live in large families in a depth of 3 - 25 meters and can reach a size of about 10 - 11 cm. They live together with Sea Anemones (Heteractis magnifica) and can be found in most coral reefs in the Gulf of Thailand

2 Hin Lak Ngam (Kho Lak Ngam)

Location : East of Chumphon Lak Ngam Island This is the second rock outcrop dive site of Chumphon and is located at the northernmost area between the four popular dive sites of Chumphon. This dive site abounds with soft and hard corals. You can encounter the sight of Pipefish, clams, parrotfish, Frogfish, sea anemonefish, seahorses, oyster and many more. The depth is around 5 – 20 metres with the visibility of 5 – 20 metres.

Administered by Mu Ko Chumphon National Park

3 Hin Pae

Location : East of Chumphon Hin Pae Located in the north of Koh Ngam Yai, oh Hin Pae has the depth of 6 – 23 meters and are abundant with sea anemone, black corals, sea whips, giant clams, butterfly fish, barracuda, sting rays, turtles and whale sharks are spotted occasionally.

4 Koh La Wa (La Wa Island )

Location : East of Chumphon La Wa Island Lawa Isand is a middle-size island and one of chumphon Islands National Park. The island is filled with high cliffs and rocks without any community and freshwater. As it is a limestone island, the reefs are emerging only during the low tide and a small beach is on the west side of the island. Lawa Isand is attractive for its famous skin diving spot. Travelers at Thung Makham Noi Bay or Chumphon Islands National Park can hire a boat for a skin diving trip at Lawa Island to observe anemone and various corals. Professional and amateur divers would not miss this trip. The front beach of Lawa Isand is not only a nice white-sand beach, but also attractive for its shallow water corals and colorful anemone. During March-May, the island is also temping for skin diving by the crystal clear water.

Administered by Mu Ko Chumphon National Park

5 Koh Mattra (Mattra Island)

Location : East of Chumphon Mattra Island The slightly more than 2 km long island is located about 7 kilometers off the coast of Chumphon. Most tourists visit the island during a day trip which also includes the neighboring islands. Some tents, a few wooden bungalows and a restaurant are available if you are planning a longer stay. The dive sites around the island are rich in hard and soft corals which are inhabited by pipefish, clams, parrot fish, angler fish, anemone fish, seahorses, oysters and many other species. The depth, as well as the visibility, is about 5 to 20 meters.

Administered by Mu Ko Chumphon National Park

6 Koh Ngam Noi (Ngam Noi Island)

Location : East of Chumphon Koh Ngam Noi (Ngam Noi Island) Koh Ngam Noi lies 17 kilometers of the coast of Chumphon and 400 meters south of Koh Ngam Yai. Koh Ngam Noi is only a third of the size of its sister island Koh Ngam Yai but similar in its beauty. The island offers a spectacular sight with its craggy limestone formations, the small wooden huts that cling to the rocks and the bamboo poles in front of the caves which are used as a framework to collect bird nests. Around the island there are some good dive sites but the most famous is located at one end of the island, which is called Lak Ngam. Lak Ngam is also the best place for deep water diving. From the mainland, it takes about 1 hour to reach the island.

7 Koh Ngam Yai (Ngam Yai Island)

Location : East of Chumphon Koh Ngam Yai (Ngam Yai Island) Koh Ngam Yai is located 400 meters north of the smaller sister island of Koh Ngam Noi and also consists of limestone with sparse vegetation amidst the natural, almost artistic, rock structures. It is surrounded by high cliffs and rocks and has no beach. Again, the wooden huts of the bird's nest collectors cling to the rocks. In the small caves and crevices in the rock swifts build their nests which are appreciated for their nutritional value and correspondingly high prices.

The underwater world around the island consists of colorful coral and many species of fish and it is considered one of the most famous scuba diving spots in the Gulf of Thailand.

Administered by Mu Ko Chumphon National Park

8 Koh Ranka Chio (Ranka Chio Island)

Location : East of Chumphon Ranka Chio Island The medium sized limestone island is located 8 kilometers from Thung Makham beach. The island is shaded by coconut-and other tropical trees and has several caves where swallow nests are collected. There, King Rama V left his signature when he visited the island and therefore made it an important historical site. In the west of the island there is a beautiful sandy beach with a coral reef in the crystal clear water with manz colorfull fish. The place is ideal for snorkelling and around the island divers will find a fantastic underwater world. There are no accommodations on the island.

Administered by Mu Ko Chumphon National Park

9 Koh Talu (Talu Island)

Location : East of Chumphon Koh Talu (Talu Island) This small, about 100 meter long limestone island is located 13 kilometer off the coast of Chumphon. There are 2 caves and you can swim from one side to the other. Tourists can visit the island for a stopover and to explore the coral reefs and other marine life.

Administered by Mu Ko Chumphon National Park

10 Rarn Gai

Location : East of Chumphon, North of Koh Ngam Rarn Gai A little deeper and offer larger marine life and a couple of caves where natural light penetrates. Off the coast of Ran Gai is a submerged pinnacle with an impressive swim through that has a wide internal cavity dappled in natural ambient light. Marine life at these sites include scorpion fish, box fish, snappers and fusiliers. The depth of Rarn Gai is around 5 – 15 meters and visibility of 5 – 10 meters.

11 Rarn Ped

Location : East of Chumphon, North of Koh Ngam Rarn Ped This spot has limestone pinnacle which drops down to 20 meters leaving it a home to many types of fish such as butterfly fish, damsel fish, turtles, frog fish, Yellow Tail barracuda, parrotfish and fusiliers. Whale sharks are occasionally spotted. It also has a beautiful underwater cave, wall and a large rock bed which covers with seafans, anemone, sea whips, sponge as well as black corals. The depth of Rarn Ped is around 20 meters with visibility of 5 -15 meters.