Thailand Scuba Diving Dive Site Directory
||The headland at the north end of Haad Rin
||Average 6m / Maximum 12m
Primarily used as a diver-training site, this is in fact quite an acceptable dive around a wide, shallow undulating reef. It is broken by many large domed rocks that lie in forests of black sea whips. Many of the rocks are, in addition, highlighted by small trees of soft coral. This makes a suitable area for snorkellers, who will also enjoy its array of colourful reef-fish and diverse invertebrates, including featherstars, nudibranchs and several species of cowrie shells.
The usual reef-fish, like parrotfish and wrasse, are present but in small numbers. Nurse sharks and blue-spotted ribbontail stingrays are sometimes seen away from the reef. For those trained in cave diving, is a narrow dog-legged cave, 15m long.
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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