Thailand Scuba Diving Dive Site Directory
||Off the northwest coast of Koh Phangan
||Average 9m / Maximum 30m
This is considered the most interesting Koh Phangan site. The marine life is good and the corals reasonably healthy. Away from the reef are schools of fusiliers, red snappers and blue-striped grunts; groups of cuttlefish occasionally mingle with pairs of Imperial and blue-ringed angelfish. Honeycomb groupers, parrotfish, wrasse and butterflyfish stay closer to the reefs, and anemones and sponges encrust it.
The reef itself consists mainly of numerous boulders of lesser star, double star and brain corals of varying sizes; the deeper waters have black corals dividing up the rocky borderline.
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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