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Thailand Scuba Diving Dive Site Directory

 

Area Similans
Site Beacon Point
Location The southern extension of Beacon Beach Reefs
Depth Average 16m / Maximum 55m

 

 

Description

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
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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