Thailand Scuba Diving Dive Site Directory
||Hin Rua Tek
||3km south of koh Chang
||Average 10m / Maximum 20m
This rocky dive site, also referred to as Banana Rock, is in nice surroundings, which also makes it a popular snorkelling destination. Many crevices shelter small critters such as shrimps, lobsters and nudibranchs.
Although corals are not in abundance there is a good variety including large tables of staghorns, gorgonian sea fans, soft corals and sponges.
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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