Thailand Scuba Diving Dive Site Directory
||HTMS Kut 731 Wreck
||300m off the northeast apex of Koh Sak
||Average 26m / Maximum 31m
56m former USS LSM-333 Landing craft sunk during September 2006 by the Royal Thai Navy. The ship has been cleared of all explosives and ammunition and there is plenty of natural light penetrating the structure.
The top of the wheelhouse on this upright wreck is at 14m. The bridge and radio room still have the captain’s chair and instrumentation. Both the engines have been removed but entry to the engine room is through a large hole cut in the centre of the deck.
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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