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Dive sites

Popular dive spots and more…

The BB Divers’ boats typically head out to local sites around Koh Kood, or to the great coral sites in Koh Rang National Park. These trips run all year. In high season, November to May, we can also dive the popular HTMS Chang wreck combined with coral sites closer to Koh Chang.  The dive site selection depends on bookings, weather conditions, currents, and visibility. Both divers and snorkelers can join the same boat, as most coral sites are great for both activities.

Koh Kood dive sites

The Koh kood sites are quite shallow but usually clear water and great healthy corals. We can dive around Koh Kood and to Koh Rang national park all year, high and low season.

Description of dive sites from north to south

On the West side of Koh Kood:

Tui Reef (Ao Phuk Waeng)

This rocky dive site offers a picturesque landscape and a diverse array of coral. Positioned at the northern tip of the island, it occasionally hosts schools of fish seeking shelter, creating a spectacular sight.

Koh Maisi

Abundant rocks and boulders characterize this site, providing an attractive seascape. Among the rocks and coral reef, one can encounter stonefish, eels, stingrays, nudibranchs, anemone fish, cleaning shrimp, and more.

Soneva Reef (Salak Aoun)

Two beautiful coral reefs adjacent to each other, boasting a wide variety of marine life including groupers, angelfish, pufferfish, scorpionfish, shrimps, bannerfish and turtles. The dive spots offer stunning views of the bay.

Koh Raet

This island presents different dive sites nestled between Koh Raet and Koh Kood, providing shelter for snorkeling, discover scuba diving, and regular dives. Notable sightings include stingrays, moray eels, various small coral fish, catfish, goatfish, razorfish, sepia, lionfish and more. At around 4 meters, there are statues of different animals adorned with beautiful corals, attracting reef fish and adding to the spectacle.

Hin Yedhi

This rocky dive spot boasts impressive coral reefs and is home to species like parrotfish, lionfish, jackfish, batfish and different kind of nudibranchs.

Ao Tum

A beautiful coral garden reef renowned for its wide variety of corals, particularly the large table corals and staghorn coral. Marine life sightings include fusiliers, porcupine fish, cobia, lionfish, stingrays, , sweetlips, turtles, and yellowtail barracudas.

Bang Bao Reef

A perfect coral dive site suitable for refresh courses, Discover Scuba Dives, or night dives. Marine inhabitants include parrotfish, crabs, anemone fish, stingrays and occasionally seahorses. This is a perfect location for beach dives.

Hin Loy

This rock in open sea serves as a refuge, teeming with fish species such as nudibranchs, groupers, sweetlips, fusiliers, parrotfish, and colorful shrimp. The surrounding coral reef and sandy areas host creatures like flounders, sepia, octopuses.

On the East side of Koh Kood:

We dive the East side during our low season, when the west of Koh Kood is too wavy. 

This side of Koh Kood is not accessible by road. During green season we use the pier of Ao Salad as departure point and we ‘ll take you to the dive sites around there. Once the boat is out, you will enjoy the impressive big Golden Buddha overlooking Ao Salad village. During the trip we get some stunning views of the shore with untouched jungle and wildlife, quite often we spot large eagles circling around hunting for prey. 

Hin Ao Salad

A nice coral reef just off the Ao Salad Bay, bustling with marine life such as fusiliers, bannerfish, angelfish, and anemone fish. Unique sightings include the large sea star found exclusively on the east side of the island.

Ao Yai Koet

Great shallow coral reef with big boulders and the curious panda clownfish, sweetlips, fusilier, angelfish, scorpionfish, flounders and so much more. 

Ao Kluai

A great coral reef with a nice variety of corals and his inhabitants: soldier fish, fusilier, angelfish, barracuda, turtle and occasionally, seahorses can be spotted inside large shells. 

Hin Ao Yai

A beautiful pinnacle site just outside the bay of Ao Yai, offering sightings of groupers, stingrays, bannerfish, and scorpionfish.

Ao Karang

Situated on the southeast part of Koh Kood, this expansive site boasts beautiful hard and soft corals. Marine life includes anemone fish, cuttlefish, and occasional sightings of seahorses.

Koh Rang national park dive sites

Hin Gue duang (the pinnacle)

This spectacular pinnacle is the deepest dive around Koh Rang, a great multilevel site. The rock itself has a very special structure, it looks like an underwater cathedral. There are plenty of fish around it, not so much coral. Things to see are big barracuda, porcupine, groupers, triggerfish, turtle, nudibranchs, sweet lips, and schools of batfish. The currents here can be quite strong and unpredictable, but it is certainly worth the effort! Great site for photography.

Koh Thien West

This island has recovered nicely after a lot of its coral was destroyed many years ago. It is actually nice to see how the coral reef can recover once it catches on again and comes back better than before.  On the southside of the island there is the biggest formation of stag horn coral you’re likely to see, forming a stunning view and protection to an abundance of fish. A great snorkeling site.

Hin Kuak Ma (or three finger reef)

This is one of the greatest dives in Koh Rang national park. The south side is a rock wall, good to spot eels, nudibranchs, stone fish etc. The backside of the rock is a slope, covered in coral, and with an abundance of fish. Sometimes we spot a bamboo shark or turtle, every dive we see blue spotted stingrays, moray eels, blue ringed angelfish, parrotfish. Good snorkeling if there is no current.

Koh Yak and Koh Laun

These small islands are just next to each other and both are ringed with a very beautiful coral reef with a rich abundance of different coral fishes. Both islands are small enough to dive around; because of the shallow depths we have plenty of dive time. Many divers’ favorite…

Koh Tong Lang and Koh Kra

Although snorkeling is the major appeal here, these islands offer some beautiful diving. The special-colored rocks offer nice crevices rich in fish life; the coral is very healthy and varied, big table corals, stag horn, anemones of all sizes and colors.

Koh Chang dive sites

We can visit the popular wreck HTMS Chang combined with Koh Chang sites only in high season, about once or twice a week. It is a longer trip but definitely worth the excursion.

HTMS Chang Shipwreck

On 22 November 2012, the HTMS Chang was intentionally sunk. The wreck rapidly became the most popular dive site of Koh Chang, suited for open water divers to experienced wreck divers and underwater photographers’ favorite. It now is an impressive artificial reef teeming with marine life. The wreck offers a spectacular diving experience, with its bottom resting at 30 meters, the top deck at 20 meters, the captain’s cabin and mast at 12 meters, and reaching close to the surface at around 5 meters. Spanning 100 meters in length, it stands as Thailand’s largest shipwreck.

Numerous species of fish have found sanctuary at the Chang, including batfish, filefish, scorpionfish, barracuda, giant groupers, squid, octopus, shrimpfish, and more. Regular visits from whale sharks delight both divers and snorkelers, adding to the site’s diverse marine ecosystem. Situated near Koh Chang, approximately a half-hour boat ride away, the HTMS Chang pairs perfectly with either Hin Luk Bath or Hin Raab dive sites.

Hin Luk Bath:

One of the premier dive sites around Koh Chang, Hin Luk Bath boasts a pinnacle that attracts an abundance of shoaling fish. Divers may encounter moray eels, stingrays, parrotfish, snappers, fusiliers, large groupers, butterfly fish, banner fish, barracuda, angelfish, and more. Surrounding the pinnacle are massive underwater boulders, offering thrilling swimthroughs. While the deepest point reaches 25 meters, most of the dive occurs between 5 and 16 meters. This site is renowned for its colorful array of Christmas tree worms, enhancing the underwater landscape. Additionally, it is an ideal spot for night diving.

Hin Raab South (locals call it Hin Laab)

This rocky site boasts a diverse array of coral. Within this area, there are actually three distinct dive sites. The first involves diving around the rock, offering excellent opportunities to spot turtles, batfish, stonefish, porcupine fish, stingrays, moray eels, and occasionally, large barracuda. We’ve also had several sightings of whale sharks here. Soft coral abounds in this location. The second site, situated to the north, is slightly deeper and features richer coral formations, including a charming small canyon known as “Secret Reef.” Here, encounters with rays, morays, angelfish, groupers, triggerfish, anemone fish, and parrotfish are common, with occasional turtle sightings. The third site is the T11 small shipwreck…

T11 Shipwreck

This smaller wreck was sunk for diving in 2013 and is very close to Hin Raab. This gunship is about 30m long, maximum depth at 16 meters. It was sunk in a horizontal position but has been used as target practice by the navy so is now in bits and pieces. We often dive this site in combination with Hin Raab, it is still nice to see the T 11 even if tattered, the dive towards the reef afterwards makes the site quite interesting.

Hin Tai Nam (Blueberry Hill)

This site is located close to Hin Raab, a bare rock full of fish, on the southside there is a nice coral garden. For divers it is a great place for spotting nudibranchs, batfish, stingray, eels, groupers… less interesting for snorkelers.

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