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Located in Khao Lak on the west coast of Thailand, the Palm Garden Resort offers ten beautiful bungalows, set in tropical gardens.

The semi-detatched bungalows are located around an inviting large pool with waterfall and jacuzzi, and each is comfortably furnished with air-conditioning, TV, mini-bar, safe, charging station and en-suite bathroom that has been specifically designed for the needs of divers. The private terrace is an ideal place to enjoy your breakfast, and savour the morning sun.

The property features a restaurant serving Thai and western food and a cocktail bar. WiFi internet access is available. Local excursions can be arranged for your non-diving days.

Sea Bees Dive Centre

Sea Bees Khao Lak is located at the Palm Garden Resort. Daily boat dives are offered to the Surin and Similan islands on their custom made boats Runaway and MC Sundancer. Day trips to the Similan Islands are offered six times a week and to Koh Bon, once a week. The Similans are characterised by gigantic boulders above and below the water line, creating spectacular underwater scenery and exciting swim throughs to explore. Dive sites include Richelieu Rock, Elephant Rock, Boonsung Wreck and Fantasea Reef, a popular site for photographers with its abundant marine life.

The SSI affiliated dive centre offers recreational and technical courses. Nitrox is available. It’s also possible to get on board the Genesis liveaboard from here.

Sea Bees have been based in Phuket for more than 15 years and offer some of the best quality service in Thailand. They are ten time winners of the Golden Dolphin for ‘Best Dive Centre in Southeast Asia and Pacific’ and winners of the only 5-star DIN certification ‘Proven Top Service Provider’ award held in Thailand, guaranteeing that you’ll be in safe hands. They have two dive centres, one in Phuket and one in Khao Lak, both are adjacent to their own dive resorts.

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Key info

  • Ideal for:
    • Families
    • Groups
    • Non-divers
    • Singles
  • Diving suitable for:
    • Beginner
    • Intermediate
  • Nitrox available
  • Dive boat: Custom dive boat

Dive trips

This accommodation is featured in the following itinerary:

Phuket & Khao Lak Diving

Here are some of Thailand’s most outstanding dive sites, with excellent opportunities to spot leopard sharks amidst a kaleidoscope of marine life, with manta rays often gracing divers with their presence.

  • When to go: Nov-May
  • Duration inc. flights: 13 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £1,595 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea
This accommodation is located in:

Khao Lak

Located on the west coast of Thailand, 57 kilometres from the Similan Islands, Khao Lak is a great place to relax before or after a liveaboard. Blessed with great beaches and bordered by superb national parks, Khao Lak appeals to divers and non-divers alike.

  • Ideal for viewing: whale shark, giant oceanic manta ray, green turtle, hawksbill turtle, ornate ghost pipefish
  • Excellent for: Liveaboard diving, Resort based diving