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Thailand Scuba Diving Dive Site Directory

 

Area Koh Tao
Site White Rock
Location About 1km south of Nang Yuan
Depth Average 9m / Maximum 22m

 

Description

This is a very enjoyable dive, suitable for both novice and experienced divers. The site consists mainly of two submerged pinnacles, the higher of which is covered by only 2m of water.

The surfaces are broken by a number of elevated shelves graced with a host of honeycomb groupers, long-spined black sea urchins, nudibranchs and various sea anemones. Radiant trees of soft corals mix with knob and pore corals, and are rich with colourful plume worms. Small moray eels, crabs and shrimps have taken up residence in the many cracks and crannies of the rock faces. There are also many titan triggerfish, some of which occasionally act quite aggressively.

White Rock is the area’s most popular night-diving destination. You can see a large resident green turtle, hermit crabs and giant barracuda, attracted to the rock by smaller fish.

 


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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