Thailand Scuba Diving Dive Site Directory
||Immediately east of Koh Khlum
||Average 9m / Maximum 20m
This is a nice shallow fringing reef, consisting of mainly hard corals with soft corals along the deeper part of the reef-slope. The best features are at depths shallower than 12m, making the site suitable for the less experienced.
The shallower parts of the reef are characterised by a plentiful range of reef-fish and small invertebrates. An attraction of the deeper waters is that you may be lucky enough to spot a leopard shark or a stingray on the sandy bottom. Being reasonably sheltered, this is a fine site for night diving.
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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