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17, Nov, 2015

Koh Rok Rocks! Whalesharks, Reef sharks and Rays!

Posted in diving, Diving Conditions and Weather, Diving News, featured, Ko Lanta, koh Lanta, Krabi, Marine Life, Press Releases, scuba, Scubafish, Sharks & Rays, Thailand by angela

It’s official! High season 2015-16 just keeps getting even more awesome!

After kicking off the season diving with Whalesharks at world famous dive sites Hin Daeng and Hin Muang, we were blown away by the arrival of not one but two Whalesharks on our recent trip to Koh Rok, as well as some stunningly beautiful Marble Rays gliding gracefully alongside us! Superb visibility, coupled with exceptionally healthy and abundant hard and soft corals makes for a wonderful season ahead for all our customers!

Koh Rok Rocks! Whalesharks, Reef sharks and Rays!

The islands

Fabulous white sandy beaches coupled with crystal clear water and expansive coral reefs perfectly describes Koh Rok.
Protected as part of Mu Koh Lanta National Park, these gorgeous twin islands boast some of the finest diving and snorkelling in Thailand’s Andaman Sea.
Koh Rok refers to the two uninhabited sister islands Koh Rok Nai, the “inner” island since it’s closer to the mainland and is visible on the horizon from Kantiang bay and Koh Rok Nok, the “outer” island, both located some 30 kilometres south of Koh Lanta.

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Diving and snorkelling

Boasting outstanding visibility the diving and snorkelling at Koh Rok is relaxed and scenic meaning you’ll have some great opportunities to polish up on those underwater photography skills!
Small and rugged, the twin islands are roughly the same size and sit only 250 metres apart, with hard and soft coral covering the thin 15 meter deep channel in between. Much of the coral is no more than five metres below the surface making it ideal to explore with just a snorkel. For divers the reef tends to slope gently downwards to a sandy bottom between 21 – 25 metres. Enormous Gorgonian Sea Fans, hard corals, interspersed with many colourful soft corals, dominate the deeper areas. If you look closely you should spot numerous different nudibranchs too!

Koh Rok Rocks Whalesharks Reef sharks and Rays

 

Angelfish, Pufferfish and Anemones are among the vibrant and thriving marine life most commonly seen. You might spot a sea turtle, moray eel, sea snake, a Black-tip reef shark or eagle rays. These however have been surpassed recently with Marble rays spotted as well as several Whalesharks seen at the dive sites by both divers and snorkelers alike.
The spectacular twin beaches, crystal clear water and abundant wildlife, above and below the water, make for memorable day for all the family.

 

Why choose Scubafish?

Koh Rok is best known as the top snorkelling site around Koh Lanta and very few dive centres offer scuba diving trips to these great sites. Our location in the South of Koh Lanta gives us great access to these little known dive sites.

At Scubafish we keep group sizes small to ensure you get the most out of each fun dive. This also reduces impact on our reefs. Our emphasis is on safety, fun and personal service within a relaxed and stress-free environment. You will find the atmosphere and service on our dive boats, beyond anything you have experienced before!
Our experienced Divemasters know the dive sites extremely well, and will be happy to discuss what you would like to see, and the type of dive or snorkel experience you would like to have. Each dive is personally planned with the divers in each group, to ensure you enjoy each and every dive you make with us.
Join us on one of our luxury dive boats every Thursday throughout high season.

 

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