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Area Koh Samui
Site Koh Wao
Location To the southwest of Hin Nippon
Depth Average 6m / Maximum 20m

 

Description

The bottom composition comprises of small mounds of lesser star boulder corals punctuated with plume worms: there are also mixed table staghorns and good examples of cauliflower, lettuce and vase corals. Into the deeper waters, the reef becomes steeper. There are many sea anemones, and pink anemonefish.

Among the selection of colourful butterflyfish are raccoon, red-tailed and copperband. Around the island’s northern tip are schools of snappers and fusiliers, and you may be able to watch great barracuda and trevallies patrolling the depths. During January and February this is a good place to observe mating cuttlefish.


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.

 

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