1. Krabi: Freediving and Snorkeling at Yawasam and Talu Island
Start your tour of hidden snorkeling and freediving spots around Krabi with a convenient pickup service from your hotel or a designated meeting point in the late morning. Meet your friendly crew and board the traditional wooden boat which will take you off the beaten snorkeling track. Escape reality and leave the crowds behind with a stop at Koh Yawasam, a place of serenity and relaxation. Spend 30 minutes snorkeling at this secret island behind the Four Islands group, exploring the beautiful coral reef and vibrant fish. Find your own Nemo in the crystal-clear waters surrounded by beautiful rocks jutting out of the sea. Continue to Koh Talu and spend about an hour at this small, 45-meter high island with striking geological formations. Swim through a small tunnel into Talu Cave during low tide. In the center is a 30-meter wide lagoon, the result of natural erosion for thousands of years. Talu Island is home to hundreds of cave-dwelling swifts that build tiny white nests. Cruise further to the southern end of Koh Poda, where you can stroll along the deserted Buya Beach and have a swim with a variety of sea life. Enjoy a long break with a Thai lunch right on the soft sand of the white beach. Enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of this lesser-known stretch of coastline. Sail slowly back to Ao Nang across the Andaman Sea, sitting either in the center of the boat under a sun roof or in the bow for a great view of the Railay peninsula.