Thailand Scuba Diving Dive Site Directory
|| Hin Wong
||About 100m off Hin Wong Bay
||Average 12m / Maximum 26m
The site consists mainly of a large tabletop rock formation with an array of soft corals scattered over the surrounding area. The rocky plateau is almost completely obscured by fire corals. East of it, the sandy bottom slopes steeply down to the site’s maximum depth past other, slightly smaller granite structures.
The resident fish are dominated by blue-spotted and red coral groupers, bannerfish and moorish idols. Fusiliers and snappers are found in small groups in the deeper waters. This is a fairly reliable place to see green and hawksbill turtles.
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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