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Diving conditions in November

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Haugesund, Norway
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Diving conditions in November


We will be in Thailand in mid-November/early December period and would really like to come to Ko Tao to do some diving. But from looking at the local weather sites they all say November is the wettest month in the year. Are the skies overcast most of the time or does the sun come out for few hours/day ? What about the diving conditions, is the sea really rough and visibility bad in mid November ? How is it rally ? Can someone who lives there say ?

Many Thanks


Koh Tao
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1. Re: Diving conditions in November

Hi Radek,

I live in Koh Tao and work for a dive school DJL, we generally tell people that yes you can come and dive here in November, but the conditions aren't as good as the rest of the year as November is the Monsoon season and that usually goes on for the first week or two of December too. It's the same on Phangan and Samui, however over on the west coast in places like Krabi, Phi Phi, Lanta and Phuket they're not in monsoon then so maybe worth looking at diving over there, it costs a bit more than diving here, but the extra expense will be worth it at that time of year. If you're here in November you're pretty unlikely to see much sun, but you can be sure it will rain most days.

Some years of course the monsoon is heavier than others, but as it's supposed to be raining why take the chance :)

Haugesund, Norway
posts: 9
reviews: 13
2. Re: Diving conditions in November

Thanks Phil,

I did my own research in the meantime but you just proved it to be true. We will stick to the west coast this time. That will give us the reason to come back in March to see Koh Tao ;)

Thanks again


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