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Thailand Scuba Diving Dive Site Directory

 

Area Krabi
Site Koh Haa
Location Outcrop to the southeast of Koh See
Depth Average 12m / Maximum 20m

 

Description

Koh Haa is a small group of islands almost directly West of Koh Lanta, about 2hrs out of Ao Nang by speedboat. The islands are separated by channels over 50m deep and the highlight of diving here is a series of caves and caverns on the largest island of Koh Haa Yai. Visibility here is normally exceptional at 25m + and so is the marine life with frequent sightings of Whale Sharks, octopi, dolphins and blue marlin.

Koh Haa also has sheltered, scenic dives for the beginner with an abundance of fish life and hard and soft corals, coupled together with minimal current. The craggy surfaces of these small pinnacles host various moray eels. There are many sea anemones, mainly magnificent and gigantic; there is an equally impressive number of tenant anemonefish.
If you look closely at the anemone you will see crabs and translucent shrimps. This is also a good site for spotting colourful mantis shrimps in their burrows in the coral substrate. Depths range from 5-30m. Finish off your diving with an optional deep water solo climb to the top of the island, then jump in.

 

Two large rocks in a depth of 9m are covered in soft corals, with oysters clinging to the rocky surface and also to sea whip corals.

 


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
watching them!

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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