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Centara Koh Chang Tropicana Resort

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Centara Koh Chang Tropicana Resort

4 star hotel
26/3 Moo 4 Klong Prao Beach, Ko Chang District, Trat 23170, Thailand
157 rooms
FREE Internet

BB Divers Koh Chang

7 Reviews
PADI 5 star dive center
Offsite (Free pickup) Show address

Bang Bao Pier 16/2, Koh Chang, Trat 23170, Thailand

Package highlights

  • Close to a beautiful marine park, Centara Koh Chang Tropicana Resort offers beach-front pools and easy access to Koh Chang's best dive sites
  • The PADI dive center runs free transfers from the hotel every morning at 8:15 and the hotel provides breakfast for a fuss-free start
  • These clear waters are filled with a rich variety of marine life from moray eels and stingrays to turtles and bamboo sharks - ideal for diving and snorkeling
  • Explore some incredible shipwrecks, including the HTMS Chang which is visited regularly by whalesharks
  • When you're not under water, hike the mountainous terrain surrounding the resort, cool off in waterfalls or visit an old fishing village
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Booking process

1. BOOKING

Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot

2. CONFIRMATION

We usually get back to you within 24 hours to confirm that your booking is final

3. 48H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 48 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment & cancellation

Payment terms

  • Now: 0%
  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 20%
  • 60 days before trip start: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 5% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 37 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 37 days prior to arrival

Explore diving around the Centara Koh Chang Tropicana Resort

Best dive sites in Koh Chang

HTMS Chang Wreck - Formally known as the USS Lincoln County, HTMS Chang is Thailand’s longest wreck at 117 metres / 384 feet and sits at 30 metres / 100 feet underwater. After more than 50 years’ service in the Royal Thai Navy, it was sunk in 2012 to create an artificial reef. It’s a great site with lots to explore including cabins, briefing rooms and the main holding area. The wreck is also home to a wide variety of marine life including barracuda, octopus, batfish, groupers and a range of interesting critters.

Hin Luk Bath – Considered by many to be one of the best dive sites around Koh Chang, this rock pinnacle site attracts schooling fish and is home to moray eels, sting rays, groupers, barracuda as well as more colourful species such as parrotfish, angelfish and damsels. The boulders surrounding the pinnacle have created interesting canyons and crevices which make ideal shelters for hiding fish and critters. 

Hin Raab South (locals call it Hin Laab) - 5 km south of Koh Chang, Depth: average 11 / max. 16, Visibility: varies from 3 to 20m, often very clear water and great for snorkeling. This is a rocky site with good variety of coral around it. There are 3 dive sites in this area: one is a dive around the rock, a good place to spot turtle, batfish, stonefish, porcupine fish, stingrays, moray eels, often we see big barracuda. We also had quite a few whale shark spottings here. There is an abundance of soft coral. The second one off to the north is a bit deeper and richer in coral and has a lovely small canyon, called secret reef. Here we often see rays, morays, angelfish, groupers, triggerfish, anemone fish, parrotfish, turtle.

Koh Rang National Park - an area of multiple dive sites, one of which is Koh Rang Pinnacle. This site is well known for attracting passing pelagics including great barracuda, tuna and cobia. The pinnacle itself is surrounded by reef fish and when the sun’s rays filter down from the surface it is a stunning site for underwater photography. You’ll also find nudibranch, various shrimps, scorpionfish and other critters hiding out any suitable ledge. There are four other popular shallow dive sites at Koh Rang, with great coral reefs; Hin Kuak Mak, Koh Yak, Koh Laun, Koh Tong Lang.

T11 Wreck – Just next to Hin Raab, this 30 metre / 100 foot long Thai navy ship was sunk in 2013, giving Koh Chang its second wreck dive. The T11 lays within close proximity of Hin Raab at around 16 metres / 52 feet which makes it ideal for first time wreck divers. The wheel house, bridge, storage areas, main deck cabin and control room are all identifiable and the structure is now home to numerous species of reef fish.

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What to see

Whilst wrecks are a big attraction in Koh Chang the marine life is no less impressive. Highlights include barracuda, groupers, sting rays, tuna and cobia together with a diverse range of critters, macro life and a plethora of colourful reef fish.

Dive Center

Highlights

  • Dive sites in the Koh Rang National Park are abundant in marine-life
  • Explore fascinating wrecks and cathedral-like pinnacles
  • Use the underwater cameras for a day, free of charge
  • Take part in the Trash Hero Koh Chang weekly beach clean up

Description

BB Divers Koh Chang is a 5* PADI IDC dive center built into an original stilt house in Bang Bao fishing village.

A full range of PADI courses, fun dives and snorkeling are offered in a relaxed atmosphere, with a personal approach. Experienced PADI instructors teach courses in your own language: English, Nederlands, Francais and Deutsch. The dive boat is an original Thai fishing boat adapted for diving. The also offer free pick-ups all over the island.

DIVING SERVICES

Diving Facilities

  • Shop
  • Training Pool
  • Battery Charging Station
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

Dive boat facilities

  • Lunch Provided On Full Diving Days
  • Fresh Water Shower
  • Toilet
  • Camera Rinse Tanks
  • Tea And Coffee
  • Ladder
  • Drinking Water
  • Shaded Space
  • Seating Area
  • Dry Area
  • Surface Interval Snacks

PADI® Courses Available

  • Open Water (Referral)
  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba Diving
  • Scuba Refresher
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver
  • Divemaster
  • Instructor/Idc Course
  • Free-Diving Course
  • Kids Courses
  • Deep Diver Certification
  • Night Diver
  • Wreck Diver
  • Boat Diver
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Sidemount Diver
  • Other Specialties

Diving gear

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Chinese
  • Dutch
  • French
  • Thai
  • Other

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Idc

Resort Amenities

Activities

  • Cooking Classes
  • Cultural Excursions

Great for families

  • Kids Pool
  • Teens Club
  • Kids Club
  • Babysitting/Child Services

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling
  • Kayaking
  • Beach Volleyball

Facilities

  • Beach Front
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool(S)
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Garden
  • Games Room

Payments

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Cash (Thb)

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning

Food & drink

  • Buffet
  • A La Carte
  • Snacks All Day
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Fitness Center/Gym
  • Spa Facility
  • Hot Tub/Whirlpool/Jacuzzi
  • Massage Services
  • Beauty Treatments
  • Yoga

Resort Description

Centara Koh Chang Tropicana Resort is a 4* divers' paradise set on the white sands of Klong Prao Beach, in the centre of Koh Chang's west coast.

Framed by exotic palm trees and the deep blue waters of the seascape the resort is a tranquil one, and along with the oceanfront swimming pool, wellness spa and beachfront restaurant, there are nearby forest paths, waterfalls, and a fishing village to explore.

Koh Chang, or Elephant Island, is Thailand's second largest island and forms part of a beautiful national marine park. More than 50 islands are in the immediate vicinity, offering plenty of opportunities for diving, snorkeling and island hopping. Koh Chang itself has a mountainous terrain that provides excellent hiking and views.

How to get there

Arrival 

  • The resort will pick you up from Trat Airport (which has regular connections with Bangkok Airport) for an additional fee. Advance notice is required.
  • Upon landing at Trat Airport, exit the customs area and look out for your driver. They will be wearing a Centara branded shirt and holding a sign with your name on it. 
  • Check-in time is 3 pm. 

Departure

  • Check-out time is 11 am. 
  • Following check-out, the resort will drop you back at the airport (advance notice required, additional cost). 

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