Scuba Diving Pattaya’s Near Islands

Koh Krok:

The Western face and the Southern level of the island are the place the corals are. The corals begin on the sand at 15m and prolong proper as much as close to the floor. A superb website for a drift dive because the prevailing currents run parallel to the island. Massive “bommies” are a function of this website; Staghorn, mind, Mushroom and desk corals are in abundance. Neptunes,¬† Barrel¬† and blue sponge are amongst the mushy corals discovered right here. Bushy Antipatharian corals may be discovered on the deeper sections.

The southern level is house to a couple turtles and Pufferfish, Parrotfish, “Half and Half” Wrasse and Six banded Wrasses are plentiful . One part of the West face has an space lined with large sea anemones together with the standard Anemone and Clownfish. Colleges of small Barracuda, Jacks and Tangs may be seen on the North level. There are a number of small caves on the southwest finish permitting entry solely at excessive tide.

The realm is nice for snorkeling, specifically the southern level. One other profit for divers and snorkellers, is that there’s little or no floor visitors of speedboats and jetski’s.

Koh Larn:

The left of the bay there’s a breakwater point of enormous boulders. Alongside the seaward facet of this breakwater the world is sweet for snorkeling and diving, though the diving may be very shallow. As you proceed South West in direction of the top, the corals get progressively deeper, extending right down to about 15 meters. At this level you spherical the top and are available upon an space of quick gullies with rock partitions about 3m excessive. The sandy backside offsets the partitions and the corals very effectively. The marine life is plentiful and good and the world is house to a couple Turtles and quite a few Gray Nurse Sharks.

Nonetheless with the identical space, set off to the North East from the bay in direction of the cliff face on the island. The diver will discover an space with flat sandy backside and plenty of giant coral heads and groupings, Right here you’ll find quite a few Big Sea Anemones with their inhabitants in addition to a wide range of Elephant Ear Anemones and the Black and White Clown Fish. Many divers might have seen these clown fish and noticed their behavior of disappearing into the mouth of the anemone because the divers strategy. These fish make superb photographic topics.

Some extent to notice round these islands is the big variety of fishing boats that function with their nets very near the reefs. It’s a pity that the authorities can not management the observe of netting so shut to those islands as they’re visited every day by 1000’s of tourists hoping to view the superb corals and the myriad of fish.

 

Koh Sac:

Koh Sac is a small virtually kidney formed island mendacity simply to the North of Koh Larn. It is extremely common with the big numbers of Asian vacationers that come to Pattaya, and the waters may be very busy notably within the mornings. From noon onwards the vacationers are inclined to depart, leaving the divers and snorkelers to benefit from the stunning bay and plentiful corals. This bay is effectively protected against the prevailing winds for many of the yr and the water is calm and clear.

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