Ko Torinla East Dive Site

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Ko Torinla East is a great area for snorkelling and multi-level diving. It is known as the best shallow reef dive in Thailand and has a huge amount of staghorn corals forming a wonderful marine habitat. The reef runs along the shoreline in a parallel formation and slopes down to about 20 metres. Besides from the staghorn corals, the site also has many other hard corals, whip corals, fans and a large variety of marine life.

Divers can expect to see on occasion whitetip reef shark, leopard sharks, and sting rays. More common are hawksbill turtles, batfish, fusiliers, bumphead parrotfish, and barracuda. The barracuda and batfish are more common around the lower depths of 20 metres and beyond whilst the white tip reef sharks are normally see resting on the sand at varying depths. Grey reef sharks and Spanish mackerel are also common. Other pelagic fish common in the area include snappers, bream, bigeye tuna, and Cardinal fish. Divers can also spot the recently discovered Andaman jawfish species. Macro divers will easily spot mantis shrimp, nudibranchs, and other smaller creatures. In total, more than 240 species have been seen at this one site and so all divers will be able to thoroughly enjoy this dive.

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