Located to the east of Payar Island, Kaca Island is the only site in the Payer Marine Park containing artificially sunken boats, and it’s perfect for beginner wreck dive training and is well known to the experienced divers who visit regularly. Depths here vary from 10 to 25m and it can have quite poor viz of 5-10m, but it can go as far as 20m depending on the season. The best months to visit are from April to June, and again in October.
As this has been a protected fisheries site since 1985, the wrecks have had over 35 years to get covered with an abundance of fabulous and unspoiled flora and fauna. You will discover a multitude of coral formations like black corals, boulder corals, blue sponge corals, stony corals and tree corals on them, and you could find lots of macro creatures hiding amongst them like molluscs, starfish, and crustaceans like spiny lobsters and crabs, plus some fascinating nudibranchs.
Home to barracudas, snapper and harmless young blacktip sharks, you’ll see a dazzling array of other marine life swimming around like trevallies, moray eels, fusiliers, turtles, manta rays and codfish. Reef fish commonly seen around here are pufferfish, butterfly fish, stonefish, angelfish and clownfish. Don’t be too quick to walk or sit on the sandy reef bottom though, as it is covered with sea urchins.