TThailand Scuba Diving Dive Site Directory
||Towards the northern end of Chaweng Beach
||Average 5m / Maximum 7m
A very simple, shallow dive and the only one on the island that is accessed directly from the beach. The reef-flat is popular with snorkellers as there is plenty to see.
The corals have sustained slight damage from boats and siltation, but are still fairly healthy. Parrotfish, wrasse and groupers are all common residents, with the larger specimens being more apparent towards the northern end of the reef.
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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