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Thailand Scuba Diving Dive Site Directory

Area

Phuket

Site

Shark Point

Location

1km southeast of Anemone Reef

Depth

Average 19m / Maximum 24m

 

Description

Shark Point derives its name from the Leopard Sharks that are sometimes encountered resting on the sandy bottom. Shark Point is also approximately 45 minutes out of Ao Nang and is comprised of three pinnacles, only one of which breaks the water. Depths here can reach 30m.


The nutrient rich waters and sometimes strong currents at these two sites are a magnet to huge schools of reef fish and some pelagics.
Enormous schools of snapper, moving in unison, encircle you while larger gamefish such as Barracuda and Tuna patrol the fringes. Turtles are a common sight here, along with leopard sharks and the occasional whale shark.

 

Three pinnacles are dense with colourful marine life, from impressive sea fans to honeycomb groupers, vivid encrusting sponger, moray eels, lobsters, lionfish and harlequin ghost pipefish. Slightly to the west of the northern pinnacle is a large, spectacular arch saturated in the brilliant colours of the soft corals growing on its surfaces. The reefs here also display bushy black corals, sea whips and gorgonian sea fans, with jacks, barracuda, snapper, trevally and mackerel all patrolling the fringes. Few sites in Thailand can compare for the diversity of the scuba diving.



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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