Koh Lipe Diving
Koh Lipe Castaway Divers
Castaway Divers is built around the idea 'If we came to Koh Lipe to dive, what would we want?'
We like the personal touch, so each dive master/instructor takes a maximum of 4 divers. We like small groups, so we dive with a small group of divers and instructors/dive masters on board. We wanted a boat that gets us on top of our dive sites quickly and in comfort, so we took the local fishing boat design and improved it. Then we customised it to make a great dive boat.
Great. Then we thought: 'Well, what else do we like?'
We like to dive a lot! We like to dive in the mornings, the afternoons and the evenings. If we could we'd even dive in our sleep! So we take the boat out 3 or 4 times a day doing 1 or 2 dives each trip, giving you plenty of choice. We dive a lot of different sites so that there is something for everyone. Fancy a morning reef dive on shark watch? Interested in macro life? How about night diving? Or a muck dive? We offer all levels of SDI and PADI courses and specialty courses such as deep, drift, photography and more. Our staff are very experienced and know the local dive sites and marine life. Want something special out of your dive? Ask us and we can probably make it happen.
Too many dive centres focus on selling without taking responsibility for teaching people the skills of diving. We believe strongly in safety and education and we foster self-responsibility and safety awareness in all divers that pass through our centre.
You are a qualified diver, you got qualified so as to enjoy diving more. So why not come and join us and enjoy a very wide variety of diving! Tarutao National Park is one of Asia’s oldest marine parks and the reefs are in excellent condition. Within easy reach of our dive centre are over 30 islands and hundreds of reefs.
There is an abundance of soft and hard corals to see and a wealth of sea life to enjoy from the occasional large pelagic like whale sharks and devil rays to a rich tapestry of macro life.
Check out the information on our dive sites page to learn more about the diving around Koh Lipe.
An underwater ridge with lots of interesting marine life and hard corals. Occasionally hawksbill turtles come to feed on the coral.
Depth: 5 – 18 mtr. Currents: Mild.
Highlights: Hawksbill Turtle, Sting rays, Giant puffer fish, Batfish
A very diverse and colourful dive site. Large rock outcrops, covered in soft corals in stunning colours and gorgonian sea fans give way further down to big boulders covered in white and purple soft corals.
Depth: 5 – 35 mtr. Currents: Mild to very strong.
Highlights: Manta Ray, Octopus, Pipe fish.
2 minutes from the dive centre an impressive submerged granite pinnalce rises up from the seabed. The topography alone makes it worth a visit. Leopard sharks, big schools of barracuda’s, trevallies and fusiliers all frequent here. Brown marbled groupers and honeycomb morays inhabit the place as well as some enormous giant morays.
Depth: 5 – 25 mtr. Currents: Mild to strong
Highlights: Leopard shark, Honeycomb moray
As the sun goes down nocturnal life begins. Corals and feather stars turn into swaying tendrils and feeding tubes. Crustaceans come out to feed. Moray eels, sting rays, barracuda’s and octopus start their evening hunt. Only 5 minutes away, the boat departs at sunset, back in time for dinner.
Depth: 5-15 mtr. Currents: Mild
Highlights: Marine Life active at night
Tarutao National Park is one of Asia’s oldest marine parks and the reefs are in excellent condition. Within easy reach of our dive centre are over 30 islands and hundreds of reefs. Come and experience first hand the wide variety of diving on offer.
On the right are just a few of the sites we dive. For more information please have a look at our dive trips book