Thailand Scuba Diving Dive Site Directory
||The northern apex of island #9
||Average 20m / Maximum 34m
The walls and sides of large boulders are highlighted by radiant soft corals. Around these are numerous parrotfish of all sizes, small dog-faced pufferfish and larger solitary clown triggerfish.
Sharing the area are mixed amounts of leafy, brain, slipper and lip corals. Further down, giant sea cucumbers and blue seastars decorate the rocky surfaces. The prolific fish-life includes varieties of butterflyfish, parrotfish, lionfish and wrasse. To the north, manta rays and barracuda are frequent. Scuba dive the Similan to experience an unforfgettable underwater utopia.
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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