Marine Life Identification Project

The Dive Inn Scuba Diving School Koh Phangan Thailand

The variety of species that live within the Southern Gulf of Thailand is astounding. In an attempt to identify as many as possible, we have compiled a huge collection of photographs and descriptions of many of the species found here. View our Local Marine Life Identification Gallery to read more and possibly help us identify some unidentified species.

Koh Phangan - Gulf of Thailand

Situated in the Gulf of Thailand, and located within the Surat Thani province of southern Thailand, Koh Phangan sits between the neighbouring islands of Koh Samui (to the south) and Koh Tao (to the north).

Chaloklum Bay - Koh Phangan: Long-tail boats at Chaloklum Bay, Koh Phangan (North) - view from the pier.Chaloklum Bay - Koh Phangan: Long-tail boats at Chaloklum Bay, Koh Phangan (North) - view from the pier.

Smaller than Koh Samui, yet larger than Koh Tao, Koh Phangan offers the best of both worlds.

From those seeking the all-night parties around the Full, Half and Black moon cycles, to others looking to relax and watch the sun set over a beautiful, secluded, tropical beach, you will find it all on Koh Phangan...


Our main dive shop is located in the fishing village of Chaloklum at the north-east of the island.

Here you will find The Dive Inn's main office, right in the heart of the village, opposite the main pier. If you have trouble finding us, just stop and ask someone, everyone knows where we are..!



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