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Koh Tao or Turtle Island is a scuba diving and snorkelling haven. The stunning Koh Tao is a beautiful work of art by nature. Come and join us for a full day cruise to this wonder.  This Island is home to a vast array of diving opportunities. There is an abundance of marine life waiting to be discovered, With its many beautiful coral gardens and submerged pinnacles to explore,

 

for those wishing to introduce themselves to the magnificent underwater world the Gulf of Thailand offers  multitude of dive sites, including Mango Bay, Japanese Garden, Twins, and Aow Leuk. This bays are perfect for beginners.  Whether you're diving for fun, taking your first breaths underwater with our PADI Discover Scuba Diving course, or learning to scuba dive with our PADI Open Water Diver course you will soon discover why The Gulf of Thailand is a favourite dive destination with the worlds scuba diving community.

 

 

North East of the Island of Koh Phangan the stunning diving location of Sail Rock. Sail Rock is arguably the most fantastic and rewarding dive sites in the Gulf of Thailand. There is an abundance of marine life ranging from Giant Groupers, Large shoals of Bat Fish to Barracuda and even shaks on occasions.  The aquatic life on this dive site is stunning. For the lucky scuba divers there is also a chance to see the largest fish in the world, the impressive Whale Shark. Sail Rock is also famous for its vertical tunnel, named "The Chimney". Starting at around 18 meters, and exiting at 6 meters, inside you are likely to find small cleaner shrimp and the Japanese Blue Striped Pipe Fish one of the smallest species ever known.

 

Sail Rock also offers "The Secret Pinnacle" Along with the striking hard and soft corals, there is a chance to see a massive shoal of Big Eye Trevally. Circling around 12 meters above the pinnacle it is possible to enter the shoal and get totally encompassed giving an experience you are used to seeing on a National Geographic documentary.

 

North West of Koh Phangan and towards Koh Tao provides you with another opportunity to dive a second premier dive site named ‘Southwest Pinnacle’. This is an impressive dive site, with a series of steep granite pinnacles covered in soft and hard corals the largest rising 30 meters from the sandy bottom, offering large shoals Snapper, Blue Spotted Sting Rays, and Spanish Mackerel, a chance to see docile Leopard Sharks resting in the sand just off the southern most pinnacles.

 

Just 10km North of Koh Tao is Chumphon Pinnacle which is another top dive site pushing for the best in the Gulf during certain times of the year. Chumphon Pinnacle  consists of a major granite pinnacle and several smaller pinnacles to navigate around, the largest of these being Barracuda Rock. On the way to this dive site you can feel the anticipation build as the divers start to kit up. The buzz around the boat quickly focuses on grey tipped sharks. This is one of the few dive sites worldwide you can scuba dive safely and freely with Bull Sharks, and for the lucky few even Whale Sharks make an appearance which is why this dive site is always a must when diving The Gulf of Thailand.

 

Chumphon Pinnacle: Max depth: 40m; Visibility: 20-30m; Av. depth: 24m; Level: Advanced; Features: 4 granite pinnacles covered with anemones; Marine Life: whale sharks (seasonal), giant grouper, barracuda, bat fish & tuna

 

South West Pinnacle: Max depth: 33m; Visibility: 10-30m; Av. depth: 20m; Level: Advanced; Features: a collection of pinnacles with a unique topographical arrangement, giant fan corals; Marine Life: whale sharks, giant grouper, barracuda, occasional leopard sharks

 

Sail Rock: Max depth: 45m; Visibility: 15-35m; Av. depth: 30m; Level: Open Water; Features: huge rock chimney with an amazing vertical swim-through that ascends from 18m to 8m; Marine Life: large pelagics, king mackerel, kingfish and tuna likely for sightings of whale sharks

 

Shark Island: Max depth: 28m; Visibility: 5-30m; Av. depth: 15m; Level: Open Water; Features: huge boulders & rock formations, stunning soft corals. Drift diving for the experienced; Marine Life: resident turtle, great barracuda, titan and clown triggerfish

 

Twin Peaks: Max depth: 22m; Visibility: 10-25m; Av. depth: 12m; Level: Open Water; Features: 2 groups of granite rocks covered in corals and sponges, divided by sandy patches and a backdrop of colourful coral garden; Marine Life: blue spotted rays, juvenile blue-ringed and six-barred angelfish, clownfish and scorpion-fish

 

Mango Bay: Max depth: 16m; Visibility: 5-20m; Av. depth: 10m; Level: Beginner; Features: only accessible by boat, perfect dive site for 1st timers with a sandy bottom and shallow reef; Marine Life: small reef fish, puffers, moray eels

 

Japanese Gardens: Max depth: 14m; Visibility: 10-15m; Av. depth: 10m; Level: Open Water; Features: hundreds of hard and soft coral formations creating the impression of an oriental garden; Marine Life: abundance of small coral fish and a variety of nudi-branchs

 

Red Rock: Max depth: 20m; Visibility: 5-30m; Av. depth: 15m; Level: Open Water; Features: huge boulders & rock formations, stunning soft corals. Drift diving for the experienced; Marine Life: resident turtle, great barracuda, titan and clown triggerfish

 

Green Rock: Max depth: 28m; Visibility: 10-30m; Av. depth: 16m; Level: Open Water; Features: a maze of swim-throughs, canyons, caverns and caves created by giant boulders; Marine Life: yellow-margin and titan triggerfish, giant trevalies, cobias and stingrays, occasional reef shark sightings

 

White Rock: Max depth: 20m; Visibility: 10-30m; Av. depth: 12m; Level: Open Water; Features: a wide band of coral reef with an impressive diversity of hard and soft corals; Marine Life: wrasse, butterfly fish, angel fish, morays, clown fish and triggerfish

 

Hin Wong Pinnacle: Max depth: 40m; Visibility: 15-20m; Av. depth: 17m; Level: Open Water; Features: tabletop rock formation covered with a variety of hard and soft corals; Marine Life: hawksbill turtles, snappers, sweet-lips, porcupine puffer-fish, juvenile boxfish

 

Aow Leuk: Max depth: 16m; Visibility: 5-25m; Av. depth: 00m; Level: Beginner; Features: bay dive following coral reef and abundant of small fish life; Marine Life: blue spotted rays, juvenile blue-ringed and six-barred angelfish, clownfish and trigger-fish

 

Lighthouse Bay: Max depth: 20m; Visibility: 5-20m; Av. depth: 10m; Level: Beginner; Features: only accessible by boat, perfect dive site for 1st timers with a shallow reef and abundant soft and hard coral; Marine Life: small reef fish, puffers, moray eels