Thailand Scuba Diving Dive Site Directory
||Koh Kon Rin
||South of Koh Phangan’s southeastern cape
||Average 15m / Maximum 27m
The eastern half of this dive circumnavigates a large rocky outcrop; the rock’s northern side has an average depth of 12m while the southern face drops off to the site’s maximum depth.
This, the best section of the site, is a wall with numerous barrel sponges, oysters and clams on the rock face. Spiny lobsters and moray eels can often be seen concealing themselves in the nooks and crannies. As you head east the wall disappears and you find instead, at about 15m, an area of large rocks intermixed with sea whips. Black-tip reef sharks have been spotted along the site’s southern perimeter.
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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