Thila means an underwater hill, deep enough for a boat to pass above it. In Kudarah underwater hill I dove to 23 meters deep, but one can go deeper up to 30 meters, if they try to follow a shark.
Don’t forget though that the current here is so strong that a reef hook is a part of the standard equipment and the sharks are way faster than scuba divers.
I saw white and black tips and mako sharks in the blue while hooked on a side of the Thila.
There were yet more attractions: the main one being the topography of the site with swim-throughs and caverns filled with schools of yellow snappers you could follow or dance with.
Higher up, around 12 meters deep swimming towards the safety stop I saw an octopus and a turtle.
All that diversity makes Kudarah Thila the dive site to dream about: fantastic topography with yellow snappers everywhere and seeing sharks when you look out to the blue.
The Author: Klaudia Kubicka, Divemaster.