Thailand Scuba Diving Dive Site Directory
||Three outcrops south of Koh Ya Wa Sam
||Average 6m / Maximum 16m
||There is a tremendous diversity of corals and marine life here. Off the eastern face you find a wall. To the west this gradually declines into a close formation of large rocks. Back along the reef-slope itself, at a steady depth of 11m, a ribbon-like effect is created by a series of brain corals which have anchored themselves into the limestone.
The coral assortment changes towards the western section of the site, where the familiar hard species are replaced by bubble corals and zoanthids. These continue back to the western apex, which is highlighted by a spectacular shelved slope of leaf corals. There is a fair representation of reef fish around Koh See, including titan and yellow-margined triggerfish, Moorish idols, dog-faced pufferfish, lunar wrasse and harlequin sweetlips.
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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