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Koh Racha Yai

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Address: Phuket, Thailand
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$134*
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Try Diving in the beautiful Andaman Sea
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Full-Day Racha Noi and Racha Yai Snorkeling from Phuket

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Good Diving Experience

Good Location to start off your scuba diving experience. Calm waters.Marine life was lovely, not in plenty though. Liked the diving experience a lot!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2016
Zain Abbas V
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went with my son (6) on premium Tour with Easy Day who use Ban Raya as their vendor for these trips. Not all was as supposed to on the trip, but that was due to bad translation on the danish Easy Day site. First snorkling site was pretty poor. Next site was a lovely beach were you need to remember... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

It's one of the clean sea with lots of corals and fishes, along with others sea life, it's great place to do snorkeling very clear water to see sea life, you could be lucky to see Turtles in the deep of 6 meters.

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Sydney
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

This place is nothing more than a way to exploit Chinese tourists. There is no live coral. No fish. And seeing 1500 Chinese people taking over the supposedly "serene deserted" beach made me think, now I know what Chinese soup looks like. There is nothing fun about this tour. It is a rort. The neverending hordes of Chinese tourists have... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

Good Location to start off your scuba diving experience. Calm waters.Marine life was lovely, not in plenty though. Liked the diving experience a lot!

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Thank Zain Abbas V
Languedoc-Roussillon, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

Went for a good snorkel on one side of the island (disappointed by some dead coral and not huge numbers of fish, but the ones we did see were beautiful and there were lots of clams) and then enjoyed a fun lunch on the other. All in group agreed that this place has the feel of a chilled Greek island... More 

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016 via mobile

Booked a day trip here from phuket. Another paradise island, white sand, crystal clear water, did some snorkeling with plenty of tropical fish to be seen. There are basic shops selling drinks and food on the island as well as places to eat, ferried back and too by tractor and trailer which was a fun novelty. The main bay was... More 

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Melbourne
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

Horrendously long day and not worth wasting the time. Value for money? Yes as cheap but still no! As another reviewer has said, think we might have been on the same day. We were cattle! Packed onto a speed boat' we had a full day but only one stop, our guide never entertained us, no banter or laughs and no... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

We booked a tour from Phuket to both Racha and Coral island for snorkeling. The minivan that took us to Chalon pier arrived 10 minutes early and was rushing us to come down. Upon arriving at Chalon, we were given wristbands to determine which boat/group you were on. A speech was given in 3 different languages, English, Chinese and Thai,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

Racha Island was so beautiful! The water was so colourful and clear, the beach was nice, The Muslim family who owned a 'Halal' restaurant on the island were very friendly and helpful! I absolutely loved it! I'd love to come back again!😃

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Karon, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

Racha Yai Island is the beautiful island near by Phuket, it is best for the snorkelling and diving, the couple stay over trip is the best, we had a best snorkelling but near future I am going for diving.

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