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Mandalai Hotel

3 star hotel
2/3 Moo 7 Chaloklum Road, Chaloklum, Koh Phangan, Suratthani 84280, Thailand
12 rooms
FREE Internet

Chaloklum Diving

PADI 5 star dive center
Walking distance
Max 4 divers per guide

Package highlights

  • Mandalai Hotel offers boutique rooms and a sparkling pool, only a minute's stroll from the beach and PADI 5* dive center
  • Dive and snorkel some of Thailand's best sites, including the world-famous Sail Rock
  • Marine life encounters include: colorful fish, sea cucumbers, urchins and stars, flat worms, coral, sponges, and sting rays
  • Between dives, enjoy the laid-back atmosphere of Chaloklum Village and beautiful untouched beaches
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We usually get back to you within 24 hours to confirm that your booking is final


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: 5%
  • 17 days before trip start: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

This package is part of the PADI Travel Book With Confidence collection:

  • Free cancellation up to 8 days before trip start date
  • Cancellation less than 8 days before trip start date 100% penalty
  • As low as a 5% deposit required to secure your booking, with the balance due 17 days before travel

Explore diving around the Mandalai Hotel

Best dive sites in Koh Phangan

Sail Rock (Hin Bai) – This 30 metre / 100 foot submerged rock pinnacle is often regarded as the best dive site in the Gulf of Thailand and one of the best sites for whale shark sightings. With few other pinnacles nearby, Sail Rock is a magnet for fish. On sunny days the suns’ ray filters down below the surface and the coral encrusted pinnacle is a breathtaking sight. It’s not just a site for big fish though, you’ll find a plethora of colourful smaller fish darting in and out of the reef and the currents bring in hunting trevallies and barracuda. Sail Rock is always alive with action both around the pinnacle and in the blue. Angthong Marine Park – Made up of 42 limestones islands, Angthong offers a number of caves, swim throughs, overhangs and sloping reefs. Angthong has incredible diversity of coral including abundant soft corals, barrel sponges and anemones as well several types of black corals and sea fans. Marine life here is equally diverse and you’ll find numerous species among the reef. In deeper sections you can spot large snappers, blue-spotted sting rays, schools of fusiliers and yellowtail barracuda. Koh Ma – This gently sloping reef dive site offers a great mix of hard and soft corals and a huge diversity of marine life. Expect to see all of the “Usual Suspects” such as lionfish, angelfish, butterfly fish and clownfish but the real highlight is the unusual. You’ll see schools of razorfish, hermit crabs, cuttlefish, stingrays hiding out under the sand, sea horses and some incredible macro life. When the currents are running look out for barracuda in the blue. Mae Haad – A nice, fringing reef in a sandy bay. If you are hoping to see diverse reefs and marine life, Mae Haad should not be overlooked. Here you will find everything from unique nudibranch species, seahorse, cuttlefish, and sting rays through to groupers. Mae Haad offers easy diving conditions but no matter what your experience level, there’s always a highlight.
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What to see

Whale sharks cruise into Sail Rock around soar around the pinnacle. The best time to see them is March, April time, but you can be lucky outside of this time too. A glorious school of batfish shimmer in the blue here too. The number of barracudas can be a little intimidating. Around the island, you’ll find colourful reef fishes and an array of macro delights too. Bluespotted ribbontailed rays are common reef dwellers to the area and some quite sizeable groupers too.

Dive Center


  • Visit some of the best diving and snorkeling sites on the Gulf of Thailand with Chaloklum Diving, including the famous Sail Rock
  • Beginners can enjoy excellent shore dives straight from the dive center in Chaloklum Village, where you'll find plenty of fascinating macro life
  • Try a night dive where you'll encounter sting rays feeding, sleeping fish and various prawns, crabs, featherstars, sea cucumbers and squid - and if you're lucky some bio-luminescence
  • Mu Koh Angthong has a wide range of marine life and interesting scenery on a variety of quiet dive sites - great for snorkelers too


Chaloklum Diving is a PADI 5* dive center offering relaxed fun dives and snorkeling in Koh Phangan.

Chaloklum Diving visits all the best dive sites on this side of the Gulf of Thailand, including the famous Sail Rock, just an hour's boat ride away. There's also plenty to keep non-diving partners or family members busy with snorkeling, yoga, and land excursions. You'll dive in small groups, so the trips always feel personal.

The big dive boat has plenty of space, a large toilet/shower, special dive gearing up area, plus a front deck for sunbathing between dives. Food, fresh fruit and soft drinks are included with your dives. Night dives are also available, as well as shore diving that is excellent for macro life.

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PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Dive Center
  • Padi Dive Resort
  • Padi 5 Star Dive Resort

Dive boat facilities

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

Diving gear

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Din/Int Adapters
  • 15L Tanks Available
  • Nitrox ($)
  • Filling Station

PADI® Courses Available

  • Project Aware Specialties
  • Open Water (Referral)
  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba Diving
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver
  • Divemaster
  • Underwater Photography
  • Deep Diver Certification
  • Night Diver
  • Boat Diver
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy

Diving Facilities

  • Shop
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Beach Front Location
  • House Reef
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Czech
  • French

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits
  • Vhf Radio

Resort Amenities


  • Cultural Excursions
  • Live Music
  • Cooking Classes
  • Island Hopping
  • Nightclub
  • Jet Skiing

Sports & Watersports

  • Waterskiing
  • Archery
  • Snorkeling
  • Kite Surfing
  • Windsurfing
  • Surfing
  • Fishing
  • Cycling
  • Beach Volleyball


  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Amex
  • Cash (Local Currency)


  • Beach Front
  • Swimming Pool(S)
  • Lounge/Tv Area
  • Heating

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning

Great for families

  • Babysitting/Child Services

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Massage Services

Resort Description

Mandalai Hotel is superbly situated on the beach front of Koh Phangan, with spectacular views of the sea and mountains.

This laid-back boutique hotel is just a one minute stroll from the PADI 5* dive center. Chaloklum Village has a very relaxed atmosphere and lovely unspoilt beaches - you can experience the authentic Thai lifestyle here. There is a beautiful small pool on site, and all rooms have a Jacuzzi bath.

How to get there


  • The best airport to fly into is Koh Samui which is around an hour from the resort. You will need to catch the ferry across to Koh Phangan in order to meet the resort staff at Thongsala Pier. 
  • Please double check the ferry departure times before booking your flights to ensure you have left enough time to make the last ferry of the day. If you miss the ferry, you will need to stay in Koh Samui for a night at your own expense. 
  • The resort staff will arrange to pick you up from Thongsala Pier and bring you to the resort (additional cost, advance notice required). 
  • Check-in time is 2 pm. 


  • Check-out time is 12 noon. 
  • The resort will drop you back at the Thongsala Pier on the final day of your vacation (advance notice required, additional cost). 


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