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What You Should Know More About Water Sports in Thailand
Most of the water sports are based in Phuket; therefore, the best time to visit Thailand for water sports tours in Thailand is from November to April, when the sea is tranquil and imperturbable. Therefore a lot of water-related activities have come up in Thailand. These can be enjoyed by people, starting from kids to adults. Therefore visiting Thailand is a good option during a vacation.
Light clothes if one has travel plans in summer and warm clothes if one has planned to travel in winter. Also, slip-on shoes are to be packed because one has to take off shoes frequently. Apart from that, water bottles, bug spray, sunscreen, rain jacket, sweater or sweat shorts are to be packed. For water-based activities, swimsuits, floaters etc. are necessary.
Phuket and Pattaya are attractive destinations for water-sports tours in Thailand. Kite surfing, snorkeling, fly boarding, scuba diving, coral island tour, open water diving, stand up paddling, river rafting, and other water-based sports are definitely worth trying. In fact, there are other beaches in Thailand where a lot of water-related sports are carried out. Like in Kho Tao, Samae San Islands etc.
Water sports are definitely not a good option for pregnant women. Water sports are energy consuming and pregnant women are not advised to go through it as the erratic jerks can be dangerous for the baby. So water based activities are not a good option for pregnant women. Although they can enjoy a lazy boat ride. But other rough activities are not advisable for pregnant women.
The minimum age for a water sport like scuba diving is 10 years. Children below 10 years are not allowed to engage in such water sports. But this hasn’t stopped children from enjoying water sports. A number of age-friendly water activities have also come up to satisfy the expectations of children. There are a number of water parks where children and allowed and can enjoy themselves.
Phuket has some attractive water-based destinations for youngsters who wish to indulge iiin water-sports tours in Thailand. Splash Jungle Water Park at Mai Khao Beach, paddle boats in Nai Ham Lake are good for kids aged 4-8. Sea canoe in Phuket town, private snorkeling trip, wakeboarding at Anthen Wake Park is good options for kids aged 8-12. Sea canoeing in Phang Nga Bay, Aquarium at Cape Panwa are good options for pre-teens and teens aged 12-16. In fact, there is something called an Underwater World in Pattaya. This is like a huge aquarium where people can visit along with kids. A very attractive destination for youngsters. The Vimantaitalay Tourist Submarine is a good option for parents to take their children for a real submarine ride. It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity.
In case of any emergency, calling 1554 is the best option. In fact, Thai people are extremely generous and will reach out if there are any casualties. They will help one to take care of the patient until paramedics arrive. Therefore, in case of any casualty, calling Thai people for help is a safe option.
Bumrungrad International Hospital, BNH Hospital, Aek Udon Hospital, Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospitals are some of the good hospitals in Thailand and are ready for care and aid. Also, the price of any medical service is extremely fair.
Pattaya beach, the Northern Islands, Phuket beach, Samae San Islands are famous in Thailand for water-related activities and sports like snorkeling, scuba-diving etc.
Scuba diving at Pattaya, Samal San Islands, adventure diving trip in Phuket are extremely popular.
Scuba diving is very much safe in Thailand. Professional divers are present with the client during diving sessions. In case of any functional error, these professionals readily take collective action. Therefore, serious harm is prevented. Also in case of an emergency, good hospitals are present in Thailand where one can seek medical aid, help, and support.
Scuba diving sessions generally cost between 3400 Baht to 4000 Baht.
Yes, photographs are allowed during water-sports tours in Thailand. Underwater photography is very much popular and can help tourists to click pictures underwater while scuba diving. However, a separate amount is charged for it. It is generally around 7700 Baht.
White water rafting, rafting at Chiang Mai and Phuket, in Maetang River are extremely popular amidst all water-sports tours in Thailand.
Yes, it is safe as a professional is always present. The professionals make sure of the safety of the clients. In case of any accident, these people readily take action to prevent any major casualty. If by chance, an accident occurs, the person in question is immediately rushed to the nearest hospital for medical aid and assistance.
The rivers in Thailand are rain-fed. And rain falls in July through October here, so during these months the grade of rapids is high but eventually lowers down after. The grade of rapids marks when is the right time for engaging in river rafting. If the grade of rapids is high, then it is immediately pre-informed to the clients.
Water-based activities are meant for all. But what about non-swimmers? In fact, they can enjoy a number of water-based activities. Non-swimmers can enjoy water sports like snorkeling but with necessary and proper protective gear. Non-swimmers definitely can enjoy water sports, with the help of a professional.
Phi Phi Islands, Ko-Tao, Ao Mae Yai Bay. Kata Beach is some of the best places to do snorkeling in Thailand.
It will generally cost between $28.16-$131.25, depending on the particular amount charged in that river rafting service.
Try to avoid wearing spectacles or contact lenses during water sports in Thailand, to prevent bacterial infections in the eyes. Therefore spectacles and contact lenses are generally not advisable when one is engaging in any sort of water-based activity.
Thailand is an attractive option for the next trip abroad. With its dynamic water-based activities and sports, people of all ages will enjoy what it has to offer. Fun, satisfaction and of course safety is promised by the country. So it is very much recommended to visit Thailand at least once in a lifetime, to make a full worth of one’s money and satisfaction.
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