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Koh Chang dive sites

Koh Kood dive sites:

Description of dive sites north to south

Tui Reef (Ao Phuk Waeng)

Mostly a rock dive, with depths 5 to 14m. This reef offers a nice landscape and a good variety of coral. Being on the top of the island we sometimes have schools of fish looking for shelter when the currents picks up.

Koh Maisi (Lak Uan reef) depth 5 to 14 m

Lots of rocks and boulders offer a nice seascape. Between the rocks and coral reef we can find stonefish, eels, stingray, nudibranch, anemone fish, cleaning shrimp and more ...

Koh Raet North and south

This island offers different dive sites. The depth is between 5 to 14m. The dive sites are located between Koh Rat and Koh Kood, giving shelter for snorkeling, discover scuba diving and regular dives. There is nice coral and on the reef we often see stingray, moray eels, all kinds of small coral fish, catfish, goatfish, razor fish, stone fish ...

Laem Hin Dam

This is a rock dive, depth 5 to 12m. The rocky outcrop offers a nice seascape with small rock boulders, good shelter for stingray, eels, and good variety of nudibranch, ...

Ao Klong Chao

This reef, close the dive shop is a nice and easy dive. Ideal for night dives, perfect for discover dives or refresher dives. There is beautiful healthy coral and lots of things out in the sand such as starfish, octopus, crabs...

Hin Yedhi and Ao Tum ; depth is 5 to 14 meter.

This rocky dive spots offer some nice coral reefs as well. Fish we find there are parrotfish, lionfish, jack, batfish. It is a good spot to find turtles.

Hin Bang bao (Hin Loy) 5 to 15 meter

This rock in open sea offers a good refuge, so it is full of fish. There are many nudibranch, groupers, sweet lips, fusiliers, parrotfish and lots of colorful shrimp hiding in the rocks, sometimes turtle. Around the rock there is nice coral reef, and of in the sand three are many things to find, ray, flounder, sepia, octopus and sometimes seahorses.  Because of the abundance of crustaceans it is great location for a night dive.

 Koh Rang National park dive sites

Hin ga daeng (Koh Rang pinnacle)

Loc       1 km nw of Koh rang

Depth    average 15m / max 30m

This spectacular pinnacle is the deepest dive around Koh Rang, a great multilevel site. The rock itself has a very special structure, looks like an underwater cathedral. There are plenty of fish around it, not so much coral though.. Things to see are big barracuda, porcupine, groupers, triggerfish, turtle, nudibranches, sweet lips, and schools of batfish… The currents here can be quite strong and unpredictable, but it is certainly worth the effort! Great site for photography, vis 5 to30m

Koh Tien West

Loc       just nw of Koh Rang

Depth    average 10m, max 16

Sadly enough on one side of the island the coral is mostly destroyed by anchoring fishing boats and dynamite fishing, but it is a good spot to see how the reef recovers. On the Southside of the island there is the biggest formation of stag horn coral you re likely to see, forming a stunning view and protection to an abundance of fish.  Also great snorkeling site

Hin Kuak Ma (or three finger rock)

Loc       about 1 km ne of Koh rang

Depth    average 10m, max 16m

This is one of the greatest dives here. The south side is a rock wall, good to spot eels, nudibranches, stone fish,.... the backside of the rock is a slope, covered in coral, and with an abundance of fish. Sometimes we spot a bamboo shark or turtle, every dive we see blue spotted stingrays, moray eels, blue ringed angelfish, parrotfish, ..... good snorkeling if no current.

Koh Yak and Koh Laun

Loc       about 1 km ne of Koh Rang, in the south

Depth    average 8 m, max 12m

These small islands are ringed with a very beautiful coral reef with a rich abundance of different coral fishes. Both islands are small enough to dive around; because of the shallow depths we have plenty of dive time. Many divers` favourite…

Visibility 5 to 20m

Koh Tong Lang and Koh Kra

Loc       about 1.5 km ne of Koh rang, north

Depth    avarage 7m, max 12

Although snorkelling is the major appeal here, these islands offer some beautiful diving. The special coloured rocks offer nice crevices rich in fish life; the coral is very healthy and varied, big table corals, stag horn, anemones of al sizes and colours.

Visibility 5 to 30m

Other

Koh Wai

This lovely paradise island south of Koh Chang is great for a day trip or overnight stay, beautiful snorkelling, although for diving the reef is quite shallow. Some diving is done on the pinnacles close to Koh Wai, and also on the rocky side of the island. It is a good spot for trainings dives or protected diving when the weather turns bad.

Koh chang wreck

Is mentioned in many dive guides, but sadly enough it is in silt water, creating zero visibility most of the time.

Koh Chang dive sites

Hin luk bath

Loc around 3 km southwest of Koh chang

Depth average 11m / max 25m

This is one of the prime dive sites around Koh Chang. Hin Luk Bath is a pinnacle that offers refuge to plenty of shoaling fish. There are moray eels, stingrays, parrotfish, snappers, fusiliers, big groupers, butterfly fish, banner fish, barracuda, angelfish, and many more. On the way to the dive site we sometimes see dolphins. The pinnacle is surrounded by huge uw boulders that offer some great swim throughs… The deepest point is 25 metres, however, most of the dive we spend from 5 to 16m. This dive site has an abundance of Christmas tree worms, which makes it very colourful. Great for night diving

Visibility varies from 3 to 20, also very good for snorkelling.

Hin Raab South (locals call it Hin Laab)

Loc 5 km south of Koh Chang

Depth average 11 / max 16

This is also an underwater rock. There are actually two dive sites in this area, one is a dive around the rock, a good place to spot turtle, batfish, stonefish, porcupine fish, stingrays, moray eels, often we see big barracuda. We also had a few whale shark spottings here. There is an abundance of soft coral. The second one off to the north is a bit deeper and richer in coral and has a lovely small canyon. Here we often see rays, morays, angelfish, groupers, triggerfish, anemone fish, parrotfish, Once in a while we spot a turtle. Visibility varies from 3 to 20m, often very clear water, and good for snorkeling.

Hin Tai Nam (populaire benaming is Blueberry Hill)

Loc       5 km south of Koh Chang

Depth    max 16m

Close to Hin Raab, a bare rock full of fish. Only the Southside has coral. Great place for spotting nudibranches, batfish, stingray, eels, groupers�. Visibility 3 to 20m.

Hin rua tek (Banana rock)

Loc       3 km south of Koh Chang

Depth    avarage 10m, max 16m

A rocky dive site, with nice crevices to search for shrimp, lobster, nudibranch, ....there are big table corals, gorgonian fans, soft corals, sponges,..... No abundance of coral, but a dive most people love because of the general surroundings. Visibility from 2 to 15m, OK for snorkeling.

Hin saam sao

Depth    average 11m / max 16m

Towards the northwest of Koh Chang, this dive site has some nice corals, rich fish life, but sometimes has poor visibility because of its closeness to land. One side of the reef was destroyed by dynamite, it is recovering though. Max. depth 16m. Visibility from 2 to 10m.

Hin laab north

Loc       5 km south of Koh Chang

Depth    max 18m

Very close to Hin saam sao, similar dive site. Max. depth 18m. Visibility from 2 to 10m

Koh Khlum

Loc       5 km south of Koh Chang

Depth    5 - 10m

Has a few dive sites around, they are from 5 to 10m, good for beginner divers.

 

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