Thailand Scuba Diving Dive Site Directory
||The reef spans the length of the south-eastern coastline of Similan islands #8 about 200m offshore
||Average 12-18m / Maximum 34m
||The reef-flat is in just over 5m and features many small boulders of lesser star and brain corals, interspersed with familiar clusters of staghorns, all rich in colourful reef-fish like damsels, wrasse, parrotfish and surgeonfish, as well as large numbers of inquisitive triggerfish.
|To the north are areas of foliaceous corals, such as lettuce and carnation , with many colourful reef-fish: bird and lunar wrasse, powder-blue surgeonfish, squirrelfish, soldierfish and Indian lionfish are all plentiful. The bottom is punctuated with large, impressive coral mounds and rocks, which are covered with soft corals in diverse hues, encrusting sponges and various tubeworms and featherstars. Scuba Dive the Similans at Beacon Beach for loads of aquatic flora and fauna.
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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