Cavern and Cave Diving in Khao Sok National Park
Technical Divers explore the best in overhead diving in the jungles of Thailand.
Khao Sok National Park, Thailand
Big Blue Tech celebrates the graduation of Manuela Agbaba from her TDI Cavern Diver course conducted over 3 days in Khao Sok National Park in southern Thailand by TDI Cavern Instructor James Thornton-Allan and assisted by TDI Instructor Ash Dunn.
Khao Sok National Park in Southern Thailand is an amazing place. It is covered by the oldest evergreen rainforest in the world, huge limestone mountains shooting straight up in the air, deep valleys, breathtaking lakes, exciting caves, wild animals and much more. .
Khao Sok is a fantastic place to go on vacation. Elephant trekking, trekking on foot, canoeing and jeep safaris are all possible activities, which will give you the experience of a lifetime. Khao Sok is perfectly situated on the mainland between Phuket, Krabi, Khao Lak and Koh Samui, the most popular destinations in southern Thailand.
The team spent 3 days on the floating hotels of PlenPrai resort which features a restaurant, kayak rental and fan accomodation. This is the perfect staging point for cave and cavern diving. Big Blue Tech used their own portable compressor to provide air fills in the jungle.
The fresh water diving created by the creation of a hydro electric damn gives a great variety of conditions including caverns, caves, submerged buildings and forests.
The course started with an open lake dive to get used to buoyancy change of fresh water followed by 4 training dives in Pa Daeng Cave, Peter’s Cave and finally Temple Cave which are the best caves in Khao Sok National Park for diving.
Manuela had already completed the first few dives of the Advanced Wreck course so her reeling and penetration skills were above average for the cavern diver student. This allowed the team to explore more complicated sections typically reserved for experienced divers.
The Khao Sok National Park is open year round to cavern and cave divers however trained guides are needed, you can contact us to plan your own cave diving trip.