This is one of the most popular dive sites in the Similan Islands, and it is considered one of the best dive sites because of the beauty of the coral and marine life. The vibrant and colourful reef is one of Thailand’s most famous reefs and is frequently featured in many publications.
The reef slopes down to about 35 meters to a sandy bottom and has a moderate current, which can sometimes become stronger. For this reason, it is often completed as a drift dive but as it is still a relatively nice and easy dive; divers of all levels can undertake this dive.
The corals are in great condition and include pore corals, many different Christmas tree worms, table corals, staghorn corals, barrel sponges, Gorgonian sea fans, in many different shades and sizes. The many reef fish found here are world famous, and include Emma, the resident Giant Moray Eel who has featured on many YouTube videos.
Divers arriving in the mornings are very likely to see a white tip reef shark or a black tip reef shark, and leopard sharks are commonly found resting on the bottom of the ocean. Like other sites in the area, the bottom is often home to blue spotted stingrays and garden eels. Green turtles are also seen commonly on the top of the reef.
Divers can find frogfish, fire gobies, dart gobies, nudibranchs, and lobsters amongst the many crevices of the site, and combined with all of the other aspects of the dive, this makes for a fantastic dive for photographers.