"THE BUTANG ARCHIPELAGO SPECIALISTS"
Forra Dive centre was established on Koh Lipe in 1997 and since 2002 is under the management of Antoine Pantelic , a French PADI, CMAS and SDI Instructor. Antoine has over 10000 dives on his record, 7000 of those in the South Andaman Sea.
Today Forra Diving is the oldest dive center on Koh Lipe and has, by far, the best knowledge and experience of the different dive sites in the Butang archipelago and more generally in the South Andaman Sea.
We have 3 dive boats: M/V Charan 5 "Mosquito", M/V Charan 9 "Green Manta" and M/V Charan 10 "Cargo Lounge" that we use for daily trips around the Butang Archipelago and for liveaboards in the South Andaman Sea. Every boat has a sundeck and toilets onboard.
Forra diving offers you the chance to enjoy both fun dives, all PADI and CMAS courses. All materials are available in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Swedish ,Thai, Chinese and Russian. We have a wide selection of new equipment ( Scubapro, Mares and Aqualung ) that is regularly maintained by our staff locally and by Dive supply in Phuket ( for the regulators ), by Marine Mechanic in Phuket ( for the compressors ) and ACE in Koh Lanta ( for the tanks ).
Our international and Thai dive staff will make sure you get the best expertise and a great day around the dive sites of the Butang Archipelago.
There are a large variety of dives with rich marine life for all levels of diver, from easy dives around vibrantly colorful rich soft corals and giant barrel sponges to the more demanding drift and deep dives for advanced divers.
All dives and courses are under the direct supervision of experienced PADI or CMAS Divemasters and instructors.
For more than 25 years, we have been taking divers to all the best dive sites of the Tarutao Marine park like 8 mile Rock, Stonehenge, The Yong Hua wreck, Koh Sarang, Koh Pung, Koh Yang, Koh Adang and more than 20 dive sites around Koh Lipe.