Thailand Scuba Diving Dive Site Directory
||Directly east of Koh Chan
||Average 12m / Maximum 25m
The southernmost tip of the island features huge fallen rocks and is a great place for snorkellers to explore - it’s not uncommon to see small black-tip reef sharks in the shallow waters.
For divers, the preferred place is along the reefs following along the southeast section of the island. Upon reaching the bottom, head south into the deeper waters where large rocks are covered with a selection of soft and hard corals − including sea fans and sea whips. Blue spotted stingrays, lionfish and schools of yellowtail fusiliers can be seen here.
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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