Lucy’s Reef Dive Site

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This lovely reef is suitable for beginner divers and has mild to moderate currents. The reef starts out at about 5 meters and goes down to around 25 meters. There are coral blocks with sandy patches in between them and then the site slopes down to a beautiful coral wall. It is one of the best dives on Racha Yai Island as divers can experience a coral plateau area, sandy bottom, and a reef wall.

At the beginning of the dive, most divers start by exploring the sandy patches. They can sometimes reveal Blue spotted stingrays and gobies. There can be shrimps and cuttlefish as well swimming along camouflaged by the sandy seabed.

The coral blocks along the bottom have many moray eels nesting in them, and some patches of anemone, which host clown fish and other types of anemone. Remarkably, there is also a school of yellow fin barracuda that can be seen around the sandy patches. Sometimes peacock flounders and pipefish can also be found hiding in the coral blocks or swimming around the seabed.

The wall itself is highly populated with many feather stars, whip corals, and other soft corals. There are small squat lobsters amongst the soft coral and if you spot them, you can watch to see if they change color with the feather stars, making for a remarkable site.

The reef also is home to snappers, lionfish, moray eels, fusiliers and scorpion fish. Hawksbill turtles are sometimes seen along the wall as well. Manta and eagle rays are also a possibility in the deeper waters. The variety of the marine life and species here is great for underwater photographers who on one dive can capture smaller macro marine life as well as larger species such as rays and sharks. As with other dive sites in the area, whale sharks have been spotted cruising past the reef. The site can sometimes have stronger currents, which need to be monitored throughout the dive.

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