There are a whole host of dive operators based in Chaloklum as most of the dive boats depart from here for dive sites such as Koh Tao and the Anthong Marine national park, or Mu Koh Angthong.
You can also find all your holiday necessities from the mini-marts and local shops, as well as motorbike hire, massage places and gift shops.
Nopporn Pharmacy in Chaloklum Fishing Village is a first rate chemist shop that offers everything from antibiotics, pain relief and athletes foot powder to toothpaste and toiletries. They can also get anything not immediately available in the store within 24 hours, and there is a DVD rental shop attached as well.
Chaloklum Bay boasts three ATM cash machines to ensure that holidaymakers can keep on spending and supporting local businesses.
Two ATMs are situated where Thongsala Road meets the Ring Road (by the 7-Eleven and Nopporn Pharmacy) and the third is at the supermarket on the village main road.
Mickee’s Bakery is situated directly opposite Two Brothers on Chaloklum Village High Street in the centre of town and is popular for it’s freshly baked crusty baguettes as well as a range of delicious cakes and pastries.
Chaloklum Bay Scuba Diving Schools
Sail Rock Divers
A PADI five star dive school in Chaloklum Bay which offers a super-express Open Water certificate in only three days. They are the only school with nitrox facilities and boasts a three-metre deep training pool for instructor training and also offers GoPro internships and marine research courses. Speed boats transport participants to Chumphon, Koh Tao and the Marine Park quickly and safely plus they have a luxury purpose-built dive boat.
Having been based here for nearly two decades, there is nothing the staff at Chaloklum Diving do not know about the region’s scuba offerings. Top class diving and snorkelling excursions as well as personal PADI courses from beginner to professional level in a variety of languages. A quality outfit which prides itself on safety, comfort and the best possible service.
This well established Chaloklum dive shop and boasts a top-of-the-range training pool, a/c classrooms and its own private speedboat and jetty for getting to sites quickly and easily. Courses start from kids’ Bubblemaker beginner session to the Assistant Instructor Course for wannabe professionals. Night dives, underwater photography and much more is offered here including liveaboard trips for really getting into the heart of nearby Ang Thing Marine National Park and exploring the underwater wonderland thoroughly.
The Dive Inn
The Dive Inn specialises in all PADI courses from beginner to professional qualifications. Courses are taught in a variety of languages to all the main diving and snorkelling sites in the Thai Gulf, under the supervision of some of the most experienced and dedicated staff on the island.
Chaloklum Bay Watersports Providers
Wake Up! Wakeboarding
Claims to be the only professional set up in the Gulf of Thailand which offers English speaking instructors and top brand equipment. All instructors have a huge passion for the sport and years of experience. Join the friendly staff for a beer at Wake Up! Bar in Chaloklum Village before signing up.