Thailand Scuba Diving Dive Site Directory
||Shark Fin Rock
||Approx 2km to the west of Koh Rong Khon
||Average 15m / Maximum 28m
Although on first sight this looks to be a very small dive site, it is in fact a large reef. The main attraction is the southeastern side which features a 16m wall that almost breaks the surface. The northwestern reef features areas of staghorn and brain corals, barrel sponges and sea anemones.
The northeastern side has a single rock formation that is vertical on the west and has a large sand bank sliding down to 25m, this is home to some large black-spotted stingrays. Marine life is plentiful and varied.
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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