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Thailand Scuba Diving Dive Site Directory

 

Area Phuket
Site Anemone Reef
Location 30km east of Chalong Bay on Phuket
Depth Average 17m / Maximum 26m

 

Description

Named after the huge number of anemones that cover the reef, Anemone reef is approximately 45 mins from Ao Nang. The barely submerged reef is a well know shipping hazard that sits 4m below the surface and stretches down to 30m in places.
Anemone Reef is a small submerged rocky plateau with a depth of about 4-7m at the shallowest parts. The top of the reef is smothered in sea anemones; there are many resident clownfish, shrimps and porcelain crabs.

 

 

Elsewhere you find large clusters of soft corals and enormous gorgonian sea fans - the latter sheltering dense groupings of Indian lionfish. There is a healthy cross-section of marine life. At its deepest point a solitary rock is home to a number of juvenile moray eels. Scuba diving in Thailand doesn't have a better site than Anemone Reef for soft corals and sea-fans.


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
watching them!

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.

Andaman Sky, Co., Ltd, 23/8 Moo 2, Ao Nang, Thailand

 

 

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