Thailand Scuba Diving Dive Site Directory
||Off the northeast shore of Koh Rang Yai
||Average 7m / Maximum 12m
Although snorkelling is the major appeal here, these islands also offer some beautiful diving. The rocks are pitted with numerous crevasses rich in marine life, and the corals are very healthy and varied, including big tables of staghorn corals co-existing with anemones of all sizes and colours.
Further down, on the sandy bottom, you should be able to spot a blue-spotted ribbontail and blotched rays idling.
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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