Thailand Scuba Diving Dive Site Directory
|| Koh Chang
||Around 300m south of Blueberry Hill
||Average 11m / Maximum 16m
This site can be divided into two dives. The first is around the rock, and is a good place to spot turtles, batfish, stonefish, porcupine fish, stingrays, and morays amongst both hard and soft corals. Away from the reef barracudas frequently pass by. The second, northern section is a bit deeper and displays more corals along with a lovely small canyon.
Fish life in evidence includes anemonefish, angelfish, groupers, parrotfish and triggerfish. Rays and morays are also regular encounters as is the occasional turtle. The waters here are more often than not very clear and are popular with snorkellers.
Watching out for the Reef: Coral Conservation Guide for Divers
• Avoid touching live corals. You can kill them with your bare hands.
• Keep your gauge and octopus hoses close to yourself and prevent them damaging the reef.
• Secure your weight belt. Dropping of the weights can destroy the reef.
• Refrain from chasing or touching animals, especially manta rays and whale sharks.
•Maintain a comfortable distant and enjoy
Many divers unintentionally destroy corals whilst diving.
Here are a few guidelines on how to avoid doing so.
• Use the correct amount of weight to aid in your buoyancy.
• Control your fins; keep them away from the reefs and avoid kicking sand onto the corals.
• Do not pick up organic objects (dead or alive) from the sea. Likewise, please do not buy shells or other decorative products made from sea animals.
• Do not stand or rest on the stone-like corals. After all, they are living animals.
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