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Thailand Scuba Diving Dive Site Directory

 

Area Similans
Site Shark Fin Reef
Location Around the rocks, which breaks the water at low tide, 3km southeast of Similan island #3
Depth Average 16m / Maximum 32m

 

Description

The north-eastern side features a sloping reef, whereas the south-western side is a more dramatic sheer drop-off: rocks resemble fallen hexagonal pillars and are the highlight of this side of the scuba diving site.
At the south-eastern end of these formations is a large swim-through; this provides an almost purpose-built opening to the site’s opposite side. Large Napoleon wrasse have also been seen around this section, as have passing sharks and rays. Scuba dive the Similans for a blissful bathe in an 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
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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