Chumpon pinnacle lies about 11 km away from Koh Tao and is formed by huge granite pinnacles surrounded by a series of smaller ones We can easily enjoy a pleasant dive while staying around the 18m depth, but we can find depth up to 40m there.
The anemone covered boulders run in a north-south direction in water ranging from 14 to 38 meters. The pinnacles is abundant with bat-fish, trevallies, big shoals of barracudas and snappers. Occasionally, this site also attracts larger visitors such as whale sharks, grey reef sharks and small bull sharks. To the south of the main pinnacle lies Barracuda Rock, where large shoals of great barracudas aggregate.
South West Pinnacle
It lies about 11 km southwest of Koh Tao and is formed by one main pinnacle surrounded by a series of others.
It takes about 40 minutes to get there. The pinnacles is abundant with bat-fish, trevallies, big shoals of barracudas and snappers. Occasionally, this site also attracts larger visitors such as whale sharks.To the south of the main pinnacle lies Barracuda Rock, where large shoals of great barracudas aggregate.
Sail Rock is undoubtedly the most famous dive site in the Koh Samui archipelago. For this 3 dives day trip we need 8 divers to sign up.
This rock pinnacle, shaped like an iceberg, emerges from a sandy bottom at 40m to tower 15m above the oceans surface. Located 45 kms north of Koh Samui, it is mid way between Koh Phangan and Koh Tao and provides large schools of pelagic, steep walls, rugged rock formations and an awesome ‘vertical chimney’.
The swim through, located on the northwest side starts from 18m down and exits at 6m where the natural light penetrating the top makes it fantastically picturesque.
At 18m, two divers can enter the cavern abreast where it bends vertically upwards. At 12m you’ll spot a hole that opens up and it is possible to swim back into open water from here. At the exit, just 6m from the surface, you’ll find yourself surrounded by a magnificent carpet of pink anemones full of vibrant anemone fish.
Red Rock, Japanese Garden, Green Rock and Twins
Koh Nang Yuan or Nang Yuan Island is located approximately 250 meters off the north west coast of Koh Tao.
With its crystal clear waters and white sandy beaches (land bridges at low tide) it is the jewel in the Koh Tao crown.
The pinnacle, located on the east coast of Koh Nang Yuan, extends to within one meter of the surface and although quite small it is only a short swim across to the main island of Nang Yuan. If you enter the water above the pinnacle you can continue your dive up and down the impressive boulder formations. The granite boulder formations offer a variety of interesting and numerous tropical reef fish.
You’ll also find an assortment of soft and hard corals, Groupers, Long fin Banner fish as well as Blue Spotted Stingrays.
Aow Leuk and Mango Bay
Aow Leuk and Mango bay offer a vast array of whip corals. These dive sites have a sandy bottom and start very shallow, which makes them like a natural swimming pool. An ideal location to start your dive training sessions or to make your long, shallow 2nd dive
There is a nice beach in Aow Leuk, which you cannot find in Mango bay.
Just the scenery on the boat ride out and back is stunning already
Has one of the most beautiful table, lettuce and stag horn corals. Depths range from 4 to 14m. Two years ago a fisher boat sank there, the remains still scattered around the dive site. Spot blue-ringed angelfish, porcupine fish, parrot-fish, pink anemone fish and occasionally turtles.
Hin Wong Pinnacle
Lies on the east side of Koh Tao and is a large and very varied site ranging from depths of 10 to 32m. Although visibility here is unpredictable, Hin Wong is covered with lacy sea fans and curly whip corals, as well as file-fish, shrimp-fish, coral grouper and other reef fish. The resident green turtle is only shy if you get too close. For the macro-minded, Hin Wong also has some beautiful invertebrates such as brightly colored nudi-branch. Don’t miss the impressive bright-blue soft corals at 26+ m.
Has a series of swim-tunnels, caves and canyons along the shallow coastline. Depths range from 6 to 20 meters, so all divers are welcome to explore this isolated dive site on the east-side of Koh Tao.
Located just off the Southeast coast of Koh Tao and is a popular dive sites in the area.
Depths range from 28m and above at the southern tip to the surface. At the shallow end you’ll find beautiful gardens of vividly colorful corals and anemones and at high tide it is even possible to cross from one side of the southern island to the other.
This site offers a great range of fish including the blue ringed angel, long fin banner, and if you are lucky the odd resident hawks bill turtle.
Huge boulders and rock formations give this site a great topography, ideal for divers of all levels.