Thailand Scuba Diving Dive Site Directory
||Kata House Reef
||Western end of Kata Beach
||Average 5m / Maximum 12m
Entry to the site off the beach brings you to the fringing reef, at a depth of 5m. As you follow it around the headland the depth gradually increases to 12m. This is a training and introduction site similar to meridian reef, but shallower and slightly more enjoyable. Barracuda, tuna, and trevally are often present.
The reef just breaks the surface in low water. Blue-spotted ribbontail rays and white-tip reef sharks are sometimes seen. Reef-fish are present but tend to be scattered over the area rather than dominating particular areas. The site is accessible during inclement weather conditions and suitable for night-diving enthusiasts.
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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