Karon beach is a fantastic dive site that is great for beginners as well as advanced training, and for professional divers. The dive itself is a shore dive, making it a great place to learn to dive as you can just walk in the water. The site goes down to about 8 meters and the coral is in great condition and so is home to a lot of marine life.
The spot is also used for night dives and macro photography. Visibility can get to around 10 meters and there is usually no current. The conditions can affect this visibility and ideally, divers should only go in on clear days.
For a shore dive, there is a remarkable amount of sea life including seahorses and stingrays. Divers can expect to see many large groups of the usual suspects; lionfish, parrot fish, wrasse, puffers, scorpion fish, anemone fish, clown fish and moray eels. On closer inspection, amongst the nooks and crannies of the coral, divers can find ghost pipefish and the beautiful yet bizarre ribbon eels. Close to Karon Beach, the dive site Karon Rock, has some boulders, rock formations, and a depth of 20 meters. This provides shelter to larger pelagic fish and these sometimes stray into Karon Beach as a rare treat for divers here.