Thailand Scuba Diving Dive Site Directory
|| The southern extension of Beacon Beach Reefs
||Average 16m / Maximum 55m
||The reef-flat features many small boulders of lesser star and brain corals, interspersed with familiar clusters of staghorn corals, all rich in colourful reef-fish like chromis, wrasse, parrotfish and surgeonfish. The coral cover remains constant around the apex, with individuals increasing in size with depth - especially gorgonian sea fans, at about 30m. Diving the Similans is surely one of the scuba diving world's most unforgettable experiences.
|This scuba diving site is very much like Beacon Beach reef but with more fish and larger corals, especially in the deeper waters. Also, you have a good chance of seeing manta, eagle rays, moray eels, plus large pelagics, in the deeper southern waters, away from the headland.
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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