Thailand Scuba Diving Dive Site Directory
||Off the southwest tip of Koh Surin Tai
||Average 12m / Maximum 27m
The eastern area has a small garden of magnificent sea anemones which are hosted by pink skunk and Clark’s anemonefish. Small groupers and coral trout shelter beneath many fine flower corals. Beyond these gardens, are numerous smooth porous corals – including lesser and greater star – with schools of bicolour parrotfish, blue-spotted groupers and pairs of Emporer angelfish all venturing between the rocks.The rocks in the shallows host hermit crabs, urchins and cleaner shrimps, and are rich with colourful featherstars. This is one of the few locations in Thai waters where large numbers of bumphead parrotfish are still frequently seen.
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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