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||About 7km southwest of Koh Tao
||Average 17m / Maximum 28m
These three submerged pinnacles represent a series of short wall-dives. The more noticeable of the surrounding reef-life includes groupers, schooling bannerfish, moorish idols and humpback snappers. In the gulleys between the rocks are many bushy black corals, sea whips and gorgonian sea fans, all in relatively good health. Butterflyfish, including raccoon and threadfin, share these waters. The walls of the pinnacles have many Neptune barrel sponges, which increase in size the deeper they are.
Away from the rocks there are many pelagics, including great barracuda and juvenile yellowtails, mackerel, trevallies, dog-faced tuna, rainbow runners and big-eye jacks.
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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