Dive Sites


KOH RANG NATIONAL MARINE PARK

 
 


3 FINGER REEF

Max depth: 15m


Three Finger Reef is a shoal with a mooring buoy on the north east side of the National Marine Park. Schools of Spotted Snapper and lots of Groupers can be found living in and around the corals. This is also home to one of the Marine Park's Staghorn coral restoration projects, so please feel free to pick up a broken piece of Staghorn coral and plant it somewhere it can continue to grow on the reef.
Seal faced, Masked and Giant Puffer fish call this reef home. Bamboo sharks can also be found, and maybe even the occasional Cuttlefish. Also keep an eye out for the numerous Nudibranch and Scorpion fish making their home along the rock walls on this dive site or find some Stone fish on the sand.

THE PINNACLES

Max depth: 28m


The Pinnacles is an amazing site for experienced divers. Hiding just below the waves out in the open water, two rock towers stand parallel and stretch towards to surface from a depth of 12 meters. At the Pinnacles' base you will find massive boulders precariously perched on top of each other, providing countless places for marine life to thrive.
From large adult Great Barracudas to the smallest Nudibranch, this site is one to not miss. Eagle Rays, Turtles and Reef sharks can occasionally be seen here. There are some fun swim-throughs and places to take beautiful photos but be careful and watch out for Crown of Thorns and Scorpion Fish.

LOCAL DIVE SITES

 
 


HIN LUK BATH

Max depth 20m


Directly west of Bang Bao you will find this small island, below the waves the site is currently a Nursery, baby Barracuda, fusiliers and silver bat fish schools all have come here for protection. The schools are large, and for most of your dive you will find yourself swimming right through the center of them. Pieces of an old wooden shipwreck can be found in and among the rocky outcrops, as well as turtles, eels and stingrays. The rocky landscape of this site provides many places for divers to take their time and find creatures hiding in and among the corals.

HTMS CHANG

Max depth 30m


This dive site has to be a ‘must dive’ for anyone diving in Thailand. A US tank landing craft commissioned in 1944 and used in campaigns in South East Asia during the ’40s and ’50s before being sold to the Thai navy in 1962. It was decommissioned and sunk in November 2012 in order to create an artificial reef and is only 40 minutes by dive boat from Koh Chang. It is 100m long, on the seabed at 30m perfectly upright, with the main deck at 24m. It is teeming with marine life, most of which are seen on the local reefs, but sightings, albeit rarely so far, of reef sharks, whale sharks and angler fish to name a few have been seen. It is a dive for divers certified (or being certified) to 30m but it is also challenging for more experienced certified wreck divers to penetrate.