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Ko Phuket (Thaïland) to Pulau Pinang (Malaysia)

Ko Phuket (Thaïland) to Pulau Pinang (Malaysia)

Characteristics

Description

The coast between Ko Phuket and Pulau Pinang, 180 miles SSE, is generally low with some hills near the mountainous island of Pulau Langkawi. Islands and islets project widely from the coast, fringed by a coastal bank covered by little water.

The mouths of rivers are generally encumbered by bars.

22/11/2011
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Ko Phuket (Thaïland)

Ko Phuket (48 km from N to S and 21 km from E to W), which is part of Thailand, in the Andaman sea, is separated from the W coast of the Malay Peninsula by the narrow channel Chong Pak Phra.
Chong Pak Phra has a length of 12 miles and a width of about 0.4 mile at its W entrance. ...
22 Nov 11

The Butang group (Thaïland)

The Butang group, part of Tarutao Marine National Park, provides the clearest waters and most beautiful coral gardens in the area. In their efforts to keep the coral in prime condition, the Thai authorities are levying heavy fines for any vessels found to be anchoring on the reefs. ...
28 Nov 11

Lanta archipelago (Thaïland)

Ko Lanta Yai and Ko Lanta Noi are islands of Lanta archipelago, in S Thaïland, in the Andaman sea.
They are separated from the S side of Ko Klang by a narrow shallow channel.From seaward these islands appear as one.The N part of Ko Lanta Yai is mostly flat and low-lying with several ...
23 Nov 11

Ko Adang (Butang)

Ko Adang is a wooded island with a long white beach on the W coast. It is 30 km² and is part of National Natural Park.
28 Nov 11

Ko Tanga and Ko Chuku (Taïland)

Koh Tanga and Koh Chuku, halfway between Butang and Tarutao offer great snorkelling, diving and fishing.
The best anchorage is found on the east or west coasts between the north and south Tangas, depending on wind direction and ground swell. Alternative daytime anchorage can ...
28 Nov 11

Ko Rawi (Butang)

Big desert island, with a significant advantage over its cousins​​, that of having fresh water, Ko Rawi is located N of Ko Butang, E of Ko Adang. Its SE coast is populated with coral reefs and tropical fish.
28 Nov 11

Ko Butang (Butang)

Ko Butang, with its reefs and white sand beaches, is SW island of Butang archipelago. 
28 Nov 11

Ko Bitsi (Butang)

Ko bitsi, which is uninhabited, has a nice reef where it is pleasant to the mask and snorkelling. Northeast of Koh Adang is a small island with good holding close to shore on either the east or west coast depending on the season and ground swell.
28 Nov 11

Ko Lipe (Butang)

Koh Lipe is a small island in the Southern part of the Andaman sea. It is located in Satun Province, close to Langkawi island (Malaysia), about 60 Kilometres (38 miles) from the mainland.
It is part of the Tarutao National Marine Park, a large group of over 70 islands, and ...
27 Nov 11

W Hin Takon Dukang (Butang)

This anchorage, by 8/10 m, is just W of Hin Takon Dukang rock and is better in the southern season.
28 Nov 11

Teluk Datai (Langkawi)

Sheltered anchorage exists in the middle of Teluk Datai, in depths of 5m, mud.
The bay is free of dangers and is backed by a sandy beach. The bay can become untenable if a strong NW wind picks up. If anchored there with a NE blowing, best  to shelter behind the island at the ...
26 Nov 11

Ko Adang W (Butang)

Anchorage can be found in 16 metres off the white sand beach east of Koh Barat.
This spot is suitable during both seasons, although it is exposed to ground swells.
Alternatively, around Koh Barat some shallower spots in and around 8 metres offer good holding in suitable conditions.
Otherwise, ...
27 Nov 11
Local Area

Andaman sea

The Andaman Sea (or Burma sea in Thai)  is a body of water to the southeast of the Bay of Bengal, south of Myanmar, west of Thailand and east of the Andaman Islands; it is a part of Indian Ocean.The sea has been traditionally used for fishery and transportation of goods between ...
21 Nov 11

Indian Ocean

The Indian Ocean is the third largest of the world's oceanic divisions, covering about 20% of the Earth's water surface. It is bounded on the north by Asia (including the Indian subcontinent, after which it is named); on the west by Africa; on the east by Indochina, the Sunda Islands, ...
6 Apr 12

Pulau Langkawi (Malaysia)

Pulau Langkawi,  officially known as Langkawi, the Jewel of Kedah is an archipelago of 104 islands in the strait of Malacca, some 30 km off the mainland coast of northwestern Malaysia.
The islands are a part of the state of Kedah, which is adjacent to the Thai border.Langkawi ...
25 Nov 11

Pulau Paya (Langkawi) (Malaysia)

Pulau Paya lies 6.5 miles E from Pulau Segantang, 88m high, is densely wooded and steepto, except for part of the NE side.
The Pulau Paya Marine Park has been established and special regulations may apply.
Pulau Lembu, 73m high, lies 0.5 mile NE of Pulau Paya. A rock awash lies ...
19 Dec 11

North coast of Sumatra (Indonesia)

North Sumatra stretches across the island between the Indian ocean and the Strait of Malacca. It borders Aceh province on the northwest. The province contains a broad, low plain along the Strait of Malacca on which the provincial capital, Medan, is located. In the south and west, ...
17 Jan 12

Nicobar Islands (India)

The Nicobar islands archipelago are situated south of the neighboring Andaman Islands archipelago, in the eastern Indian Ocean. It is separated from Taïland to the E by the Andaman sea and it is composed of three groups.
The northern group includes:Car Nicobar (127 km²)
Batti ...
30 Nov 11
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