Thailand Scuba Diving Dive Site Directory
|| Koh Adang
As currents can be strong in certain areas of the Marine Park, the best thing to do is to utilize them. The dives situated on the north western coast of Koh Adang often have strong currents, that can run either from North to south or from south to north depending on the tides and also the wind. Hence, dives in this region are often referred to as the Expressway.
||Adang Corner is a fantastic dive that starts off with a drop off to about 5m, which then makes a gradual descent down over a rocky slope to about 18m. In this area there is usually little to no current, until we swim around the coast closer to Koh RAwi where the current usually picks up. The dive follows the coast in either direction, depending on the current, making for an exciting, yet fairly easy drift dive.
Along the way, there are various opportunities to tuck into the sheltered bays to look at the beautiful hard coral formations.
Large schools of stingray have been seen feeding in the channel, along with a diverse range of tropical marine life, including clown and titan triggerfish, big-eyed trevally, lion fish, trumpet fish, and even the occasional turtle.
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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.